The Happiest Place on Earth can add one more accomplishment to its long list of magic; it’s been named the number one most-Instagrammed place in the U.S.. So far there have been more than 8 million photos posted to the photo sharing app that were… Read More »Disneyland Most Instagrammed Place in America
An interesting side effect of The Walt Disney Company’s $4.05 billion buyout of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm empire, announced on Tuesday, is that the deal brings Disney closer to Rovio Entertainment, creators of the massively popular Angry Birds franchise. In one of its last moves as an independent company,… Read More »With Lucasfilm Acquisition, Disney Moves Closer to Angry Birds Creators [Update]
Disney Interactive rolled out PIXEL’D a new free App to the itunes App Store yesterday. PIXEL’D is a new app for creating original and Disney-themed pixel art and animations for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch today. With Disney PIXEL’D, guests can create one-of-a-kind pixel art that literally pops as you make it, and then bring that artwork to life with an easy frame-by-frame animation tool.
Disney PIXEL’D is a free app that will offer regular content updates and in-app purchases for expanded sets of Disney character art and fill patterns for endless hours of pixel art fun. Disney PIXEL’D was developed internally at Disney Interactive by the makers of the award-winning online creativity destination Create on Disney.com,whose guests have produced more than 16 million pieces of original artwork since its launch in August 2009.
“In keeping with Disney’s rich tradition of storytelling, the Disney PIXEL’D app allows Guests to create their own Disney stories through pixel art,” said Mark L. Walker, Senior Vice President, Disney Interactive Entertainment. “And now our users can create and share this uniquely Disney experience wherever they are through their mobile devices.”
Designed for all ages and abilities, Disney PIXEL’D artists can use their imagination to make original images or use Disney character stamps and fill patterns to complement their scenes. Artists can share their work with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube or through email. A Buddy Draw feature allows multiple friends to connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to draw together in real-time.
Introducing one of the new essential theme park tools almost every guest would benefit from – the MyBlueBoost portable, compact battery charger. It will power a mobile phone for 12-16 hours which makes it ideal for travel, long flights, busy airports, not to mention theme… Read More »Essential Theme Park Tools: MyBlueBoost Mobile Device Battery Charger
Are you a Verizon customer with an Android phone? Then you’re in luck, Disney Parks and Verizon have just reduced the price of their “Mobile Magic” application down to nothing. Yep, download it for free right now and next time you’re in the parks get accurate wait times and fast pass information in real time. iPhone users will have to wait as that application is still in development.
This is a good move for Disney, I never understood why they charged people to learn more about the parks in the first place. Seems like they’d want their guests to be better educated about their in park choices so they can have a better time and tell others about it, hence bringing back more families in the future.
With NextGeneration (NGE) technology coming soon, Disney’s relationship with Verizon is likely evolving and may dissolve completely. That will allow those who have other carriers to get in on the fun. But for now, it’s only for Verizon customers. Thankfully I am one, I’ve now downloaded the app and will try it out next time I’m at the park.
More details on the app below the jump:
A memo highlighting a new safety policy for employees of the Walt Disney Company was leaked to Deadline Hollywood this week. In it, Disney lays out restrictions on use of cell phones or other mobile devices while driving an official Disney vehicle at any time… Read More »Disney Takes on Distracted Driving
Engadget has video from a recent in park test of the Verizon Mobile Magic application on the HTC Hero. That’s big news because it means the app is available on the android system, which opens it up to a lot more phones. Additionally, it looks… Read More »Verizon’s Mobile Magic App soon available to rent in park.
Alltel may be looking for a buyer. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Little Rock, Ark.-based Alltel has solicited AT&T about a potential deal and has broached the subject with Verizon Communications and Sprint Nextel. Yet Alltel’s high market valuation could pose an obstacle to any deal. The mobile carrier is valued at almost… Read More »Another Telecom Merger in the Works?