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Kelly Clarkson visits Walt Disney World

Singing sensation Kelly Clarkson was spotted at Walt Disney World having fun with friends and family. While there she took the time to post with a pair Disney characters who are also familiar with transformation — Beauty and the Beast. Clarkson was in town to… Read More »Kelly Clarkson visits Walt Disney World

Paula Abdul Greets Minnie Mouse for Special Valentine’s Day Photo

Entertainer Paula Abdul spent Valentine’s day enjoying the Disney theme parks. Here she is in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Minnie Mouse. I wonder if Paula dropped in on the American Idol Experience. That would have been a shocker. Btw, look carefully and you’ll notice that… Read More »Paula Abdul Greets Minnie Mouse for Special Valentine’s Day Photo

American Idol Experience add Christmas Songs to List

For anyone who wants to spread a little Christmas cheer while dreaming of a golden ticket to the next American Idol audition, the folks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have you covered. In addition to the regular line up potential stars can choose from 8 Christmas… Read More »American Idol Experience add Christmas Songs to List

D23 Expo Recap: Day 1

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Friday, August 19 was opening day of the D23 Expo (I’m working under the assumption that you are familiar with D23) and it kicked off with a bang. Or a mouse, as the case may be. It always starts with a mouse.

D23 crowdsWhile the expo was open to the general ticket-buying public, it did offer a number of perks specifically to official D23 members, such as discounted passes, special “members only” events and early admission. It pays to belong, people!

Friday’s itinerary started at 9:00 a.m. with two of the aforementioned members only events, namely the Disney Store Opening Ceremony and the Radio Disney Road Crew Dance Party.

Other events that morning included an art contest with Disney.com, vintage footage showcasing the history of the Disneyland Hotel (congrats, DH, on the new ranking!), meet and greets with artists Jim Salvati and Robert Olszewski of the Disney Store and Disney Dream, respectively, and characters from Disney Channel’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Then it was time for the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony, which was, as you might imagine, magical. However, not everyone was able to attend the ceremony, so they had to settle for other really cool things like The Wonderful Words of Disney… Behind the Page: Kingdom Keepers presentation with Ridley Pearson. I would have loved to have attended this event to discuss some of my issues with the continuity, or lack thereof, within the series, but alas, Mr. Pearson was spared my fanboy criticism, and is probably the better for it.Read More »D23 Expo Recap: Day 1

American Idol Scotty McCreery sings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

American Idol Scotty McCreery visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Monday May 30th, 2011 and sang his hit single “I love you this big” for adoring fans. Later, McCreery dropped in for a very special visit with the contestants of The American Idol Experience, where he provided some advice on how to give a winning audition and later helped announce the name of the winning contestant.

Since the American Idol Experience opened in 2008, it’s been a tradition that the recently crowned American Idol champion stops in to film a few commercials, add their likeness to the attraction, and pose for photos. Unfortunately it’s not a very good event for the average guest. If you’re not one of a select 100 or so fans, you don’t get the good view of the stage. As you can see from the first video, only about 100 fans were allowed near the stage. The rest had to watch from a very bad spot behind the press stand.

More photos and video below the jump:

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