Earlier this month, Rapunzel was inducted as the tenth official Disney Princess in a coronation ceremony at Kensington Palace in London, England. To celebrate her crowning, Disney Publishing Worldwide released a brand new Disney Princess Royal Party app for the iPad.
Screenshot of the Disney Princess Royal Party app for the iPad, image copyright Disney
The Disney Princess Royal Party app is currently priced at $4.99 (Special Introductory Offer) and features a range of activities centered around Rapunzel and the other Disney Princesses, including puzzles, coloring pages, a cupcake recipe, and a new Tangled adventure story.
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Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD are celebrating Halloween all month long with brand new episodes of their most popular shows. The Halloween-themed episodes range from the silly to the spoooky and feature pirates, zombies, aliens, werewolves, vampires, and monster high school students.
Screenshot from disney.go.com/disneychannel, image copyright Disney
Special mention goes to the four-part Wizards of Waverly Place saga “Apartment 13B” which follows Alex Russo and Harper Finkle as they move into a new apartment and uncover the mystery of the building’s secret 13th floor, and the Phineas and Ferb Halloween episode “The Curse of Candace” which features the voices of Hollywood celebs Michael J. Fox (Teen Wolf), Anna Paquin (True Blood), and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as the cast of a popular vampire movie. Typecasting, anyone?
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Disney may have purchased Marvel and all of its comic book properties in 2009, but superheroes aren’t the only characters appearing in Disney comics these days. Earlier this year, Disney Publishing Worldwide launched the Disney Comics app in the US for iPhone and iPad users with plans to expand the app to readers in more than 80 countries.
Screenshot from the Disney Comics iPad app, image copyright Disney
The app features a collection of comics, short stories, and graphic novels starring classic Mickey Mouse characters (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, etc.) as well as modern Disney characters (Rapunzel, Tiana, the casts of Cars 2 and Toy Story, etc). The comics range in length with most averaging between 20 and 50 pages.
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Ever since the perky, doe-eyed Rapunzel flounced onto theater screens in Tangled (2010), no one doubted that the royal beauty was a bona fide Disney Princess. But it wasn’t until October 2nd, 2011 that Rapunzel officially joined the ranks as the tenth “Disney Princess” during a beautiful coronation ceremony at Kensington Palace in London, England.
Screenshot of Rapunzel, the 10th Disney Princess, video copyright InsidetheMagic.net
Surrounded by the exquisite Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace is the official residence of many British Royals, including the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Princess Kate) who married in a lavish fairytale wedding this past April. No one would deny that Kensington Palace is quite the proper place for a Disney Princess to be crowned, and the other nine Disney Princesses (Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, and Tiana) were in attendance for this first-ever grand coronation event.
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Every September 19th, good-humored people around the world celebrate a very special holiday: International Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLAP Day). The holiday is straight-forward enough; all you have to do is brush up on your pirate lingo, dress for the occasion, and spend the day talking like a buccaneer to everyone you know. Your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors are sure to love it, and they definitely won’t think you’re weird at all!
Jake and the Never Land Pirates on Disney Junior, image copyright Disney
Last year, this blog recommended Ten Ways to Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, including riding Pirates of the Caribbean (as many times as you can!), exploring Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island, and getting a pirate makeover at the Pirate’s League. See the full list of recommendations below.
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