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Disney Parks and Orlando Magic extend partnership

I bet you didn’t know this, but Mickey’s got game. He likes to keep up his skills by practicing with the NBA’s Orlando Magic. To keep up this cover story, Disney Parks even sponsors the professional basketball team. “We are thrilled to have Disney Parks… Read More »Disney Parks and Orlando Magic extend partnership

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens with a Whistle and a Song

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opened on May 28th. At the opening ceremony were Orlando Magic players Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris, plus “Littles” and “Bigs” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. Then once the park opened seven families chosen to be the… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens with a Whistle and a Song

Universal Orlando Resort Joins Read Across America’s Celebration

Where do you go for Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Well, a library seems the most appropriate, but failing that Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure is good too. Orlando Magic’s Community Ambassador and former player, Nick Anderson, was there and reading Dr. Seuss’ “The… Read More »Universal Orlando Resort Joins Read Across America’s Celebration

Disneyland vs Disney World NBA Finals T-shirts

Tonight is Game 3 of the Fairytale series aka the Disneyland vs Disney World NBA Finals. Here are the Disney themed t-shirt designs that are available for purchase at STAPLES Center and Amway Arena, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and online at nbastore.com, orlandomagicshop.com and lakersstore.com.

Still looking for the first shots of these in the wild. They didn’t have any of them at Downtown Disney on Sunday.

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The Los Angeles Lakers get the fab four on their shirts.

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But the Orlando Magic get the classic pie-eye Mickey. Which I think is pretty cool.

Two more designs below the cut:

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Friendly Wager between Disneyland and Walt Disney World ‘mayors’ for NBA playoffs

It has become a tradition among the mayors of towns involved in a sports championship to make a friendly wager hooked to which team wins out. Usually the prize is food or some sort or wearing the other teams jersey for a day. Since this is now known as the Disneyland Vs. Disney World NBA finals (a fact I’m sure makes Disney’s marketing gurus happy beyond belief despite its origin on TNT sports) it only makes sense that the ‘mayors’ of those two theme parks and resorts make their own wagers.

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Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton and Disneyland President Ed Grier have decided to take the team jersey approach and will wear Mickey Mouse ears with the opposing teams colors if their city’s team loses.

Lakers Celebration at Disneyland

I lived in Los Angeles during the Shaq/Kobe championship runs. That was quite an amazing time for a sports fan. Of course, now I live in Orlando. So who do I root for? I have to say my heart is with the Orlando Magic. They’re a great team and its a deserving community. Plus they’re named ‘Magic’ how can you get more Disney than that?

The full press release is below the cut:

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