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November 11, 2017

Pre-sale tickets available now for new Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour

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Billed as a first concert experience for kids, the new Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour will travel across the country in 2018, it was announced this week. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, and general admission tickets go on sale Nov. 17.

Launching March 14 in Southern California, the high-energy production is inspired by popular Disney Junior series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals. The live concert also will include a brand-new interactive experience featuring Disney Junior's highly anticipated series, Muppet Babies, which will air in early 2018.

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The 50-show tour will make stops at marquis venues including Rosemont Theatre (Chicago), The Fox Theatre (Atlanta) and The Grand Ole Opry (Nashville). A complete list of venues and dates can be found here.

During the show, hosts Dee and Jay and the DJ Dance squad welcome Mickey, Minnie and other Disney Junior characters on stage to perform popular songs including "Hot Dog Dance" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, "Time For Your Check Up" from Doc McStuffins, "Zuka Zama" from The Lion Guard and "Happy Helpers" from Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

"The 'Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour' is going to be the premiere family concert event of the year and for many years to come. The production is absolutely stunning and working alongside Disney and Amy Tinkham to create this show has been an incredible experience and an honor," said executive tour producer Jonathan Shank in a statement. "Parents and children are going to truly love this show. There are new songs, greatest hits and some mashups, which are really fun!"

Who doesn’t love a good mashup?

"We are delighted to collaborate with Red Light Management to bring some of Disney Junior's biggest hit series to the stage for kids and families nationwide to enjoy in a truly immersive concert experience," said Jennifer Rogers-Doyle, vice president of franchise management at Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement.

Disney Visa Cardmember pre-sale tickets, as well as VIP meet-and-greet packages, are available now, with Disney Junior Facebook pre-sales starting at 10 a.m. (local time) Nov. 14. General admission tickets go on sale to the public on Nov. 17.

VIP packages include an after-party and meet-and-greets following each performance. Kids and families also will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with characters including Mickey, Sofia and Doc on weekend show days. Performances during the week will include a special VIP offering, an afternoon tea featuring appearances by Princess Elena, Princess Sofia and Minnie Mouse.

Parents can go to disney.com/disneyjuniortour to get more information and to purchase tickets.





September 30, 2017

Tickets on sale now for Disney Junior at the Movies – HalloVeen Party!

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Young Disney fans are invited to celebrate Halloween with special screenings at local movie theaters in October. The “Disney Junior at the Movies – HalloVeen Party!” is taking place in the Orlando area, including at Walt Disney World, as well as other cities through Fathom Events.

This special event for pre-schoolers will feature four Disney Junior episodes including “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” and a never-before-seen episode of "Vampirina" on the big screen. “Vampirina” is Disney Junior's new animated series that stars Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as a family of vampires who have recently moved from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

Kids and their families are encouraged to come to the party dressed in costumes. During the screening, kids can get up and sing and dance with the Disney Junior characters. The party also offers games and spooktacular activities featuring the Disney Junior series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Puppy Dog Pals, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and The Lion Guard.

The one-hour HalloVeen party takes place on Oct. 21, 26 and 28 in nearly 400 select cities. In Orlando, guests and residents can attend parties at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 and 12:55 p.m. Oct. 28 at Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay, Waterford Lakes 20 and Winter Park Village 20 theaters. On Oct. 26, the parties take place at 10 a.m. at Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay, Disney Springs 24 (at Walt Disney World) and Merritt Square 16 with IMAX.

Tickets went on sale this week and are priced at the usual movie rates for each theater for children and adults. Click here to find locations in your city and to purchase tickets. Tickets also can be purchased at the box office, if they still are available, on the date of the party.

“We are excited to once again team up with Fathom Events to bring the Disney Junior experience of magical, musical and heartfelt storytelling to preschoolers and their families nationwide through this unique in-theater experience," said Jennifer Rogers-Doyle, Vice President of Franchise Management at Disney Channels Worldwide, in a press release. "And we are eager to introduce this audience to our newest character Vampirina (aka "Vee") and her spooky fun adventures."





April 13, 2013

AT&T U-verse puts live Disney network shows online and on mobile devices

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Good news for Disney fans who subscribe to AT&T's U-verse services in their homes: The company announced this week that a set of new apps will allow viewers to watch Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior live on their iOS, Android, Xbox and Kindle Fire devices.

The new mobile streaming is available at no extra charge to customers who purchase cable packages that include the three Disney networks. Plus, on-demand content will be included with the service. "Phineas and Ferb" on the go? Yes, please! The ability to watch "Shake It Up" while waiting for an appointment or riding in the car? My kids, like many other Disney fans, will be thrilled.

The apps fall under the WATCH umbrella of products from AT&T, which recently launched the WatchESPN service. The new streaming apps -- called WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior -- are billed as "kid-friendly," though it's hard to image that most of today's children who grow up with technology will have difficulty operating any apps. Once the WATCH apps are downloaded, users will need to sign in to verify their U-verse accounts and then they'll be on their way to watching their favorite TV shows.

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AT&T U-verse customers who prefer to watch the Disney programs online on their desktop computers can access the networks at WATCHDisneyChannel.com, WATCHDisneyXD.com and WATCHDisneyJunior.com.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, AT&T's U-verse isn't the only provider to offer the Disney WATCH apps. Others include Comcast and Cox Communications. In addition, this week it was reported that Verizon FiOS TV subscribers will get access to Disney's WATCH apps soon, as well.

Disney Channel fans have a lot to look forward to with new seasons of "Good Luck, Charlie" and "A.N.T. Farm" poised to premiere; Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts coming in June; the original summer film, "Teen Beach Movie," scheduled for July; and new seasons ordered for "Austin & Ally" and "Jessie."

August 11, 2012

Disney Junior's Never Land Pirate Band performs free concerts at Disney World

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Strolling through Pleasure Island last week with my children, I was reminded how much live music appeals to all ages. As we passed first a female singer on a restaurant's patio and then a male guitarist, my son asked to stop to listen -- even though he did not recognize the songs -- and my daughter started dancing down the sidewalk. The upbeat music definitely called to them.

And Downtown Disney is tailoring that appeal to the younger set with special performances by The Never Land Pirate Band, which includes Jake, Sharky and Bones from the popular Disney Junior show, "Jake and The Never Land Pirates." There's still time to check out one of these free concerts! Sunday, August 12, wraps up a 10-day gig for the band at Waterside Stage at The Marketplace.

The trio performs at 2, 3 and 5 p.m. daily. Guests are invited to dance and sing along to swashbuckling favorites, such as "Roll up the Map," "Castaway on Pirate Island" and "Talk Like a Pirate."

The Waterside Stage is home to daily performances by school groups and, during peak times, a DJ hosting kids' dance parties at night. It's an outdoor venue across from World of Disney that's rarely empty when performers are on stage and certainly adds a festive note to the shopping and dining district. (To find out about all the other inexpensive and fun things for kids to do at Downtown Disney, please read my previous blog.)

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The Never Land Pirate Band made its debut at Walt Disney World last December when the guys rode on a float in the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade and sang an original holiday song.

Not going to be in Orlando this weekend? Your children still can see Jake at two locations inside Disney's Hollywood Studios the next time you visit Walt Disney World. At the Hollywood & Vine restaurant, guests can join Disney Junior characters for breakfast or lunch and some singing and dancing. Characters make the rounds to each table. Reservations are recommended. Prices range from $15 to $35, depending on age, meal and time of year.

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Jake and his pals also appear multiple times each day on stage during "Disney Junior -- Live on Stage!" This puppet show has several interactive elements for the audience, including bubbles, confetti, singing and dancing. When my children were younger, they couldn't get enough of this show. "Disney Junior -- Live on Stage!" performances are included in your theme-park admission. Characters from the show also do meet-and-greets outside the theater in Animation Courtyard.

July 24, 2012

Disney characters bring magic to your house with calls and postcards

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What child wouldn't be thrilled to have a favorite Disney character call him or her? It's not impossible. In fact, Disney families have three choices for such calls and they're all free, courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.

Kids turning 2 to 7 years old can receive a birthday message from the title character in "Jake and The Never Land Pirates," Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse via phone and animated video. You can even request both greetings.

To sign up, Disney fans must register on Disney.com and subscribe to the Disney Junior "It's Your Birthday!" mailing list. (If you're already a member, make sure you have opted to receive The Disney Junior offer.) Then, sit back and wait for your instructions. You'll receive an email about five weeks before your child's birthday with an invitation to schedule your call and/or video.

This offer is limited to United States residents. Calls are not available to area codes originating from WA, GA, KY, MS, NE, TN, ID and LA. For full details, go to the official Disney page.

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If you have an older child, become a member of Disney Movie Rewards and you can surprise that special someone with a Disney Enchanted Call from his or her favorite character for any occasion. It's free to sign up on DisneyMovieRewards.com and easy to schedule the call. Enter code ENCHANTED CALL and then follow the online directions.

Enchanted Calls are open to residents of the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec and ID, WA, GA, KY, MS, NE, TN, and LA in the U.S. There is a limit of one call per member.

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Finally, if you will be vacationing on a Disney Cruise Line ship, let Mickey or Goofy share the news. Once you have logged in to Disney Cruise Line's planning page, you can select the character and theme before being given the option to personalize the call. Simple instructions will be given to schedule the phone call.

Residents of the states of ID, WA, GA, KY, MS, NE, TN, and LA ARE eligible for this promotion, but they must use alternate instructions to retrieve their calls. Guests can schedule these calls up to a year in advance. There is a limit of two calls per reservation.

See full Disney Cruise Line details or leave a message for a Disney support operator at 800-404-5590.

Also, guests who stay at Disneyland or Walt Disney World properties can request wake-up calls from the characters.

The Walt Disney Company has so many ways to sprinkle Pixie Dust and here is yet another way they extend the magic to your home. Kids can write letters to their favorite characters, and they will receive autographed postcards in return. What a great way to encourage writing and the lost art of handwritten letters! Be sure to have your children explain why the characters are special to them. (Parents also can pen these notes, especially if their children are too young to write or they are planning a surprise gift.)

Send your letter to either of these addresses and allow up to eight weeks for delivery:

Walt Disney World Communications
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

The Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Dept.
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

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