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August 2009 News

Walt Disney Company Purchases Marvel Entertainment

Date: 31 August 2009 by Josh Wigler in Marvel, News

If you thought Michael Jackson's almost-purchase of Marvel Comics was bizarre, then wait until you hear who Marvel's newest owner is: none other than Mickey Mouse himself. Announced this morning via a press release, the Walt Disney Company has purchased Marvel Entertainment in a $4 billion stock and cash transaction.

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Michael Jackson's Captain EO returns to Disneyland: Will Epcot be the next to honor the King of Pop?

Date: 30 August 2009 Walt Disney World Recreation Examiner - Peggy Macdonald

In the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death, fans flooded Disneyland's corporate offices with petitions to bring back Captain EO. Apparently their efforts did not go unnoticed. Unconfirmed reports reveal that Disneyland is expected to announce at its upcoming D23 Expo that Captain EO will return to Disneyland in 2010.

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Disney 101: What is the best age for young children to visit Walt Disney World?

Date: 28 August 2009 Walt Disney World Recreation Examiner - Peggy Macdonald

Q: What is the best age for young children to visit Walt Disney World? A: It depends upon the comfort level of each individual child, but families visit Disney with kids of all ages. Although some people advocate waiting for that first magical trip to Walt Disney World, taking younger children has many benefits.

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Prepare for earlier closing times at Walt Disney World theme parks this fall

Date: 27 August 2009 Walt Disney World Recreation Examiner - Peggy Macdonald

As summer slips away, most Walt Disney World theme parks start to close earlier. The Magic Kingdom, which often remains open until 11 p.m. or later on busy summer nights, closes as early as 7 p.m. on select nights from September through November. Wishes, the Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks show, will not be performed on the nights when the park closes at 7 p.m. Instead, a special holiday-themed fireworks show will take place later in the evening for guests at the Magic Kingdom's holiday parties.

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Photo Update: Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal

Date: 25 August 2009 Author: Matt

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal’s Islands of Adventure seems to be moving along well. It’s set to open in 2010, although Universal officials haven’t said if that means spring, summer or fall.

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Train ride to Walt Disney World: Getting there is half the fun.

Date: 25 August 2009 Walt Disney World Recreation Examiner - Peggy Macdonald

Although the majority of travelers to Walt Disney World arrive by plane or automobile, many families have discovered that an old-fashioned train ride makes the journey to Disney almost as fun as arriving there.

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Disney World suffers 3rd worker death this summer

Date: 18 August 2009 By MIKE SCHNEIDER (AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World canceled a stunt show Tuesday after an employee died during practice, the theme park's third worker killed on the job this summer. Disney said the deaths weren't related, and federal investigators were treating them as separate accidents.

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