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News Briefs: October 8, 2013

New Comic Book Series Announced—Disney Kingdoms from Marvel
Marvel and Disney are proud to present your first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird No. 1, the first comic series published under the all-new Disney Kingdoms banner. Created in close partnership with designers, producers, and creative directors from Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Kingdoms line promises new and exciting adventures expanding upon already beloved lands, attractions, characters, and worlds of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. This January, experience the first all-new adventure inspired by Disney’s legendary—but never constructed—Museum of the Weird. Dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965, the Museum of the Weird was home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe. Originally conceived as a spooky walk-through attraction connected to the Haunted Mansion, Crump’s innovative designs were left on the drawing board following the passing of Walt Disney…. until now!

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Iron Man Experience Coming to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2016
The very first Disney attraction based on a Marvel character experience will debut in Hong Kong Disneyland. Audiences around the world have been captivated by the amazing inventions and innovations of Tony Stark and  Hong Kong Disneyland’s experience is centered within a piece of the Stark Expo. Located in Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland, the Expo will allow guests to see firsthand the progression of Tony’s Iron Man suits and many other Stark innovations. Upon entering the ride vehicle, guests will be able to take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure that not surprisingly pits Iron Man, and guests, against the forces of evil. This adventure will take place in the streets and skies of Hong Kong, which will make an even more unique and special experience for Hong Kong Disneyland guests. In addition, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Iron Man.

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Disney Parks to Add Frozen Experiences in November
This November, the enchanting story and characters from Frozen will be brought to magical life with new experiences coming to Disney Parks. At Disneyland park, Olaf is preparing a special, snow-capped spot in Fantasyland, where you can spend time visiting with Anna and Elsa. When the royal sisters travel east to Walt Disney World Resort, they’ll be appearing at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, where you’ll also find a new gallery exhibit exploring how the culture and beauty of Norway-inspired the filmmakers in the creation of Frozen. And in 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. Olaf will also play host for the wondrous all-new nighttime experience, World of Color – Winter Dreams at Disney California Adventure park.

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The Market House Reopens at Disneyland
The Market House on Main Street, U.S.A., at the Disneyland Resort reopened Sept. 25 and welcomed back Guests to gather around the potbellied stove, play a friendly game of checkers — and enjoy signature Starbucks beverages now on the menu.

Disney Store Introduces Disney Animators’ “it’s a small world” Collection
Disney Animators’ “it’s a small world” Collection Last week Disney Store introduced a new collection
of dolls inspired by the original Fantasyland attraction and one of the best-known Disney tunes of all
time, “it’s a small world.” Drawing from designs and illustrations by the legendary Disney artist Mary
Blair, each doll is dressed in traditional costume and sings in English and its native language. All seven “it’s a small world” dolls and complementing books and plush are available at Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com.

Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest Announced From Disney Interactive
Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest will be available November 12 for the Nintendo 3DS™ and for Nintendo
DS™.This all-new video. This all-new video game companion to Disney’s upcoming animated film Frozen will be exclusively available for Nintendo handheld devices in time for the movie’s release on November 27. Players can solve puzzles across 60 imaginative levels, discover hidden collectibles and unlockable items and complete side challenges to help Olaf slide out of slippery situations.

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