Maleficent, who is often viewed as the most powerful and sinister of the Disney Villains, frequently acting as their leader in many crossovers, and her scenes in the climax of the film are among the darkest and most intense produced by Disney, has been awarded a star on the Disney's Walk of Fame during Halloween Time.
The Sunday ceremony was held on the sidewalk in Universal CityWalk in Disney Universal Studios. Maleficent is the main antagonist in Walt Disney's 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. She is the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" who, after not being invited to the baby's christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.
In Ultimate Disney's top 30 Disney Villains countdown, Maleficent ranked #1, with some of the reviewers describing her as "Disney's reigning villainess" or "a true Disney villain".
During the happy, haunting Halloween season, Disney World throws for the first time a family-friendly event called Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). This after-hours party, which requires a separate admission ticket, includes open attractions, a special fireworks show, dance parties, and trick or treating.
But for many Disney guests who attend MNSSHP, one of the evening’s highlights is Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, which happens nightly on the evenings when the party is held. Boo-to-You is exclusive to MNSSHP.
Boo-to-You stars Disney characters (who appear on their Halloween costumes) – from the animated and live action films, as well as characters that are part of Disney – and colorful floats. Street performers, who move along with the floats, and a toe-tapping theme song accompany the Halloween-themed parade.
In the video below you can see the full video from the Mickey’s Boo To You Halloween-themed parade held at the Disney Universal Studios! We love all of the characters, costumes and parade floats and we hope you all get to see this parade live!
Watch below and then let us know what YOU think! Also, be sure to share with us what you are dressing up as for Halloween this year!
Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil, is furious that she has never been invited to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. She is planning to unleash her darkest power and throw the hottest and most unexpected Halloween party ever. During Halloween Time, Maleficent will enchant Guests with new frightful fun scattered across the whole park. She has even set Sleeping Beauty’s Castle aflame, where the brand new “Nightmare in the Sky” Pyrotechnics Show will be staged during Disney’s Halloween.
As Walt Disney is celebrating its 5th anniversary celebration, they will be filling a whole year with new surprises and experiences. A new and unexpected Disney's Halloween Time to guests this year. "Nightmare in the Sky" is the first time the Walt Disneyland Park has redesigned the pyrotechnics show.
The Only Halloween Themed Pyrotechnics Show in Disney World
Maleficent curses has instigated the first ever Halloween pyrotechnics show in Walt Disneyland called "Nightmare in the Sky" - as she unleashes her spirit of Sleeping Beauty Castle . Surrounded by her sinister laugh and ghostly music, Maleficent will conjure up her wicked magic and engulf the castle in thorns and flames, while she ignites the sky with a spooky pyrotechnics spectacular.
Full Video of "Nightmare in the Sky":
It’s Halloween Time, and the Disney Villains are claiming this is their time to rule the Disney World . Starting today, you can join the fun online and vote for your favorite villain on WaltDisneyMagic/Halloween.
Here are the Disney villains in the running:
Jafar – The all-powerful sorcerer from “Aladdin” is full of wicked magic tricks. His cunning plan is to betray the kindly Sultan, steal the magic lamp, wed Princess Jasmine and rule forever.
Maleficent – This self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil” can really hold a grudge when she’s not invited to the party. On Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, she lures the innocent maiden to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into everlasting slumber. Then when Prince Phillip comes to rescue the Sleeping Beauty, she transforms into a monstrous, fire-breathing dragon! How medieval can you get?
Ursula – This dreadful sea witch will sink to any depths to carry out her evil deeds! With the help of two slithering eels, she torments undersea creatures, steals King Triton’s crown, and captures Princess Ariel’s beautiful voice. After she has the Little Mermaid clutched in her slimy tentacles, she conjures a massive sea storm and wages a vicious battle with Prince Eric. Could you “cast” your vote for someone this slippery?
Evil Queen – Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most insanely jealous of them all? This narcissistic ruler commands a huntsman to take her stepdaughter into the forest, do away with her, and bring back her heart. When the Magic Mirror reveals that Snow White is alive and still the “fairest in the land,” the Queen transforms herself into a hag and convinces the innocent princess to take a bite of a poisoned apple. We think you’ll agree this Queen is truly “heartless.”
Captain Hook – This elegant but vengeful villain anchored his ship and crew in the waters of Never Land, only to see revenge upong Peter Pan. Hook locks up Tinker Bell, sends a ticking package to Peter Pan, kidnaps the Lost Boys and forces Wendy to walk the plank. and repeatedly attacked Peter Pan and his crew with swords and schemes to exact lasting revenge.
Cruella De Vil – This devilish lady stops at nothing when it comes to satisfying her need for greed. She thinks everyone is an imbecile and anything can be bought. She’s a crazy driver who’ll run you down with her fancy car. She plots! She steals! She dognaps 101 Dalmatian puppies just to make the perfect fur coat. The only thing perfect about Cruella De Vil is her name. Like the song says, “If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.”
The official website for the 2011 Halloween Time at Disney World is now open and ready to scare you silly at http://waltdisneymagic.weebly.com/halloween.html. The new mini-site also divulges a few new details about this year’s season and the controversial Villains invasion…
The overall presentation of the website, perhaps gives us a glimpse at what to expect from villains involvement in the season. The website gives away much more detail on the pages describing the Halloween event, withthe new 'Not-so-Scary' theme being used as much as possible.
Official Press Release. The biggest news about this year’s Halloween? It will officially be “Not-So-Scary”, courtesy of Mickey Mouse and a string of brand new nighttime ticket events for more gentle frights.
Now, as Disney's Halloween Time enters its first event in Disney World, the entertainment directors are planning their biggest shake-up of the after-hours parties yet. You might have already heard the rumours earlier, but if not, we’ll announce it for you — Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are coming to Disney World!
This will be a brand new, extra ticketed event for Walt Disneyland Park playing across two Saturdays (15th, and 22nd) and one Monday (31st) in October 2011. The event in Disney World will be entirely different and, at least for its first year, quite a bit more intimate. There will be Boo-to-You Parade or Halloween themed fireworks.
Central to the occasion will be Walt Disneyland , made over with special decorations and illuminations, welcoming you not only to almost all its attractions but exclusive new shows, entertainments and character meets throughout the land.
Here’s the full press release:
NEW: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
This year, Walt Disneyland Resort will host 3 brand new parties at Walt Disneyland Park during the month of October 2011 for younger guests who like to dress up and want to celebrate Halloween with Disney Characters.
The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties welcome guests for an evening in the park. Walt Disneyland will have a special décor giving an unusual atmosphere with exclusive night time shows, and roguish Disney Characters, new music, and many other surprises.
Guests will sing, dance and laugh with Merlin and the four surprising witches: Minnie, Lilo, Daisy and Clarice in the castle courtyard and will enjoy the final Halloween happening at the end of the evening.
**The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will run from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. (Dates: October 15 … 22 … 31, 2011)
Now we’re well into October, thoughts are already on this year’s Halloween Time. And, though it's the first time Disney World will spooks to haunt, many brand new — you could say “Nightmarish” — ones creep out from the woodwork…
Here it is, the press release in full. We’ll be introducing Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Party in a separate article, and be sure to read below for a full re-cap of the news and much more information…
Halloween Time at Disney World
A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN FOR DISNEY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY
From 15th October to 1st November 2011, a spooktacular Halloween season comes to Disney World, guests are invited to discover the unmissable colorful Halloween season in Disney World that will be full of surprises.
During the month long celebration, Disney will offer a range of new Halloween entertainment to make guests scream with laughter. The spirit of Halloween is up for grabs for the delight of all that will lead the fest which takes place on around Disney World, transformed in Halloweenland for the occasion.
Take 5: Disney's Halloween Time
1. Disney's Walk of Fame - Maleficent from Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty will be awarded a star in Disney's Walk of Fame.
2. Villains' Mix and Mingle - Classic Disney Villains will take over, creating a spooky setting for Halloween mischief and mayhem.
3. Mickey's Boo To You Halloween Parade - a special Halloween parade where the world of darkness meets the enchanted world in a fantastic twilight spectacular.
4.Disney's Nightmare in the Sky - a special fireworks display hosted by Maleficent at the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
5. Disney Villains Award
This Halloween seems like a big success - we're having nightmares already!
Rapunzel may officially don her royal crown as she was officially welcomed into the Disney Princess family on Sunday, Oct 2 in a special ceremony at Kensington Palace in London. Her fellow Disney Princesses along with thousands of fans were on hand to help welcome the “Tangled” star as the 10th Disney Princess.
*Rapunzel becomes 10th Disney Princess with procession and coronation ceremony in London palace
Rapunzel has appeared in some Disney Princess books and doll sets, and as of now is featured in the Official Disney Princess Web Page. She was inducted into the franchise on 2 October 2011. In turn, she will be renderd in a traditional-animated style for the franchise as opposed to being CGI.
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London, UK — October 2, 2011 Disney officially welcomed Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, which took place in front of a global audience at Kensington Palace in London. Little princesses from across the globe watched Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. British teenager and rising star Shannon Saunders sang Disney Princess' new signature theme, The Glow.
The procession through Kensington Gardens was watched by an estimated over 10,000 Disney fans waving flags and lining the parade route to welcome Rapunzel and the other Disney Princess characters in their horse-drawn carriages. In a world first, Kensington Palace, was chosen by Disney as the perfect location for this magical welcoming ceremony of a Disney Princess, as it has been the home of many real life Princesses over the centuries.
"Rapunzel's royal celebration at Kensington Palace was truly a meaningful and important event in the history of Disney Princess," said Bob Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. "Since the release of Tangled, Princess Rapunzel's inquisitive and energetic personality has filled the hearts and homes of little girls around the world."
Over 100 girls from over 25 countries dressed as little princesses joined the festivities and witnessed the crowning of Rapunzel by Fairy God Mother and Flynn Rider. The celebrations continued with a fun filled afternoon from lantern making to storytelling.
"Today's celebration was vibrant, energetic and fun, just like our newest addition to the Disney Princess family herself," said Anne Gates, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Disney Consumer Products. "Girls everywhere have admired Princess Rapunzel for her curiosity and imagination and now they can continue to celebrate her strengths and story with her induction into the Disney Princess royal court."
Each Disney Princess character has a unique story that empowers girls to imagine and live their very own fairy tales. Rapunzel is a modern heroine - she may have lived her entire life locked inside a hidden tower but Rapunzel is no damsel in distress. The girl with 70 feet of glowing, magical hair is an upbeat young lady who fills her days with art, books and imagination. She is full of curiosity about the outside world and can't help but feel her true destiny lies outside of the lonely tower walls.
To kick off her celebration, Rapunzel arrived in London a week early to do some sightseeing and visited a famous London landmark every day. Fans can view Rapunzel's royal journey picture gallery here and see the newest Disney Princess visiting Salt Tower at the Tower of London, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge at Thames River and Big Ben.
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Rapunzel's Coronation Ceremony
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August 3, 2011 when Walt Disney Magic website started. After 2 months of giving information, news, and anything to you, waltdisneymagic.weebly.com reached a new milestone! On the first day of October, the site has reached 178 page views on that day and 173 absolute unique visitors all over the world!
From this experience, I learned that we need to write relevant posts in order to attract more visitors. I will do more research before I write for my blog.
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