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On This Day in Disney History: November 18th

Published November 18, 2013 by Disneyways.com


On November 18th Actor Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas. The year was 1968. Owen is the voice of Lightning McQueen in the movies Cars and Cars 2.
Actor Delroy Lindo is born in 1952 in London, England. He is the voice of Beta, a Rottweiler and member of Muntz’s pack of talking dogs in Disney-Pixar’s UP.

Actress Elizabeth Perkins, the voice of Coral in Disney’s 2003 Finding Nemo, is born in Queens, New York in 1960.

November 18, 1978:

This is the first year Mickey has an official birthday! We interviewed Jim Korkis for the Disney Parks Podcast recently. Jim is an amazing wealth of knowledge on all things historic with the Disney company. You can take a look at some of the books he has written all about Disney history HERE. You will definitely want to add them all to your collection if you haven’t already. During the podcast recording, Jim shared with us how there is controversy about what the actual date of Mickey’s birth truly is. However, as a general rule, Disney Archivist Dave Smith has declared that November 18, 1928, was the first general public appearance of Mickey Mouse … thus creating an “official” birth date. Have a magical day!!

New Disney Princesses to Appear in the Parks!

Published October 9, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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There is always room for more Disney princesses! It’s a good thing too, because more are coming very soon! Back in August, Laura wrote an awesome guest post all about the new Disney movie coming to theaters! The movie is simply called “Frozen.” We have also posted information and video about the new Frozen gallery that has been placed in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Now we have even more exciting news on this chilling topic!

The Disney parks blog has officially announced that Anna and Elsa from the movie will begin appearing in Epcot beginning in November. They have not stated a specific date but there are  RUMORS that they could appear as early as October 27th. However this is not official news, so just keep that in mind.

Frozen Logo

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In the comments section of the Disney Parks Blog Shawn Slater stated that these characters are “only expected to appear in Norway at Epcot through January 4, 2014.” History has shown however – that character meet and greets can be extended if the characters and movie are exceptionally popular.

Again, not official news, but  there is speculation that the we will be able to meet the new Princesses inside the Puffin’s Roost store. We do know for sure that they will be appearing at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, along with a new gallery exhibit exploring how the culture and beauty of Norway-inspired the filmmakers in the creation of “Frozen.”. This gallery will be different than the one you can currently see at Hollywood Studios.
If you like the thought of seeing these princesses we have more good news. During the evenings this holiday season, a sequence celebrating “Frozen” will join “Celebrate the Magic,” the nighttime projection show that transforms Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. So what are your thoughts? Are you excited about the new movie? How do you feel about a new meet and greet with Elsa and Elsa?

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