5 Disney Villains and the Lessons They Teach Our Kids

The villains in Disney films often gain the upper hand because some innocent, doe-eyed character trusted them when they shouldn’t have. Now, we don’t want to to encourage cynicism in our kids, but a healthy dose of skepticism could potentially save their life one day. Unfortunately, the characters in Disney movies don’t have access to background check services like Instant Checkmate.

D23 Expo III Announced – Aug. 9-11, 2013

D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, skips this year but will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9-11, 2013. If you’ve never been to a D23 Expo, it is something to see. Personally I love the trade floor and especially all the Disney collectibles. But, there’s a lot more to it than Disney products and collectibles. Read on for the details.

Disney Launches “Disney Reads”

Disney Publishing Worldwide has just launched Disney Reads, a new hub and go-to resource located on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for all-things Disney Publishing. Disney Reads spotlights books and magazines, comics, digital apps and eBooks, and much more through contests, quizzes, polls, giveaways, and fan-generated content.

Shanghai Disneyland Will Consist of Three Theme Parks

City officials have confirmed that Shanghai Disneyland will consist of three theme parks. Additionally the resort, which is planning to open in 2015, will have a a special Metro line that will transport visitors to the theme park. This will be China’s second Disneyland property and the first on actual China mainland, the other being located in Hong Kong.

Disney D23 2011 Schedule of Events

D23, Disney’s official fan club has announced new experiences and surprises in 2011 to entertain and delight its growing membership. Some of the offerings include D23 studio tours throughout the year, four free 50 and Fabulous film screenings on the Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank and much, much more.

Disney Dream Floats Out of Meyer Werft Dock For First Time

Disney Cruise Line’s first new ship in more than a decade, the Disney Dream, was floated out today from a dry dock in Papenburg, Germany. Large crowds of cruise ship fans lined the waterfront at the Meyer Werft shipyard to watch the 128,000-ton vessel emerge from the covered dock for the first time, erupting into cheers as it cleared the structure.

Christmastime Events at The Walt Disney Family Museum

The holidays are a special time around Disney parks and the schedule of events planned for The Walt Disney Family Museum is no exception. “Christmas With Walt Disney,” “A Tribute to Art Linkletter” and “Artists’ Vocal Ensemble: A Candlelight Christmas”are just a few of the special events that will take place during the month of December at the museum.