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Disneyland has finally made a public comment on the altercation between a family in Toontown in the Disneyland Park. The video shows an incredibly graphic and violent fight with several members of a family that goes on and on without any park intervention for quite some time.

Disneyland Tweeted: “In response to Guests’ concerns regarding the altercation at Disneyland––any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. Those involved were immediately removed from the premises and turned over to Anaheim PD”

 

 

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Enchanted‘ Sequel, ‘Disenchanted‘ May Be On The Way. The sequel comes over a decade after the original film was released in 2007.

According to IMDb.com (Internet Movie Database), the sequel to the Amy Adams led film Enchanted is in the works. The films working title is being called “Disenchanted” and rumors are swirling once again after the release of a rendering for the films logo surfaced online.

IMDb lists Disenchanted as “in-production” with credits for Amy Adams returning as Giselle, and rumored return of actors James Marsden (Prince Edward) and Patrick Dempsey (Robert Philip). Also credited is director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages, A Walk to Remember) and Writers: Rita Hsiao, Bill Kelly, Jessie Nelson, J.David Stem, and David Weiss.

Though an official logo has yet to be released by Disney for the film, the logo that has been circulating social media after being released by TheDisInsider, shows a very similar style to the original films design. The potentially fan-made logo may not be the real deal, but it certainly has folks chatting and is currently posted on the film IMDb page.

The potential storyline for the film would follow the characters 10-years further than the original story, with the possibility of Giselle losing her belief in a happily ever after, causing chaos in both the real world and the enchanted world she is from.

Earlier this year Disney Legend, Alan Menken, discussed the films development during an interview with Den of Geek.

”Yes, we’re doing Enchanted 2,” he confirmed to Den of Geek.

“We’ve had meetings,” he added. “Five films I have right now that are waiting for a greenlight. They’re all standing at the light right now, and at some point they’re going to go ‘greenlight’!” Menken also stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if they all got the green light at once, and take over his professional life for the foreseeable future.

Menken became a Disney Legend after working on scores for films such as: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, Tangled, and many more Disney related titles.

Disenchanted does not have a release date as of yet, but as production moves forward we will be happy to share any news regarding the potential sequel. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney!

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Fans Want Gordon Ramsay to Play Chef Louis in Live Action “The Little Mermaid“. This might just be the best thing I get to write about this week.

Everyone knows the talented real life Master Chef, Gordon Ramsay, and his no-nonsense ways around a kitchen. It seems fans think Chef Ramsay is the obvious choice to portray Chef Louis in the live action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Even if Disney decides to go in a different direction with casting, the idea of Gordon playing Chef Louis has fans chatting.

Some of the exciting elements about the casting would be the chance to see Gordon Ramsay sing his way around a kitchen, yelling at some poor kitchen staff members in the film, and watching Ramsey chase around Sebastian the Crab throughout the castle kitchen.

Disney has cast the very talented Halle Bailey as Ariel, but has yet to announce the rest of the films official casting choices.

Rumored to be cast is Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Terry Cruise has put his crown in the ring to play King Triton, though most outlets believe Idris Alba is more likely to land the role as the Mer-King. There is no word yet about potential castings for Prince Eric or Ariel’s best buddy, Flounder.

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney related and for more news about Disney’s live action, The Little Mermaid!

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You can now see Mickey Mouse and his gang play in the world-famous Disneyland Band! For a very limited time this summer only, check out “Mickey and Friends Band-Tastic Cavalcade”!

This show will feature live music and your favorite Disney characters twice per day along the parade route at Disneyland Park. The Main Street, U.S.A vehicles will kick off the procession as it continues through the theme park with several stops. A special show moment where guests can dance, sing, and clap along with their favorite characters will take place at each stop.

The Fab Five aka Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto will be featured in the parade along with some more rarely seen characters. This is your chance to see Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Genie, Aladdin, King Louie, Terk, Marie, and more! According to Disney, this range of characters will be everchanging and you never know who you might see!

The “Mickey and Friends Band-Tastic Cavalcade” will start next Thursday, July 18th at Disneyland Park! This fun parade will only run through August 1st, so catch it while you have the chance!

P.S – Mark your calendars for August 2nd so you can see the encore engagement of the Main Street Electrical Parade too!

Source: Disney. 

 

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Chef Art Smith to Make an Appearance at Homecomin'

Chef Art Smith will make an appearance at his restaurant, Homecomin’, in Disney Springs this Friday!

You can find Art Smith celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Homecomin’s Friday, July 12th, at 11am. He will be signing autographs and taking photos with guests and fans alike.

Drum roll, please! The best part about this is that the first 150 people will receive a FREE piece of Hummingbird Cake!

Hummingbird Cake is Art Smith’s famous pineapple and banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Can you say, “YUM“?

Stop by for a lunch after your meet and greet with the chef and enjoy more of his delicacies like the famous fried chicken or a rumshine punch!

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Chef Art Smith will be at Homecomin this Friday at 11am for the 3rd Anniversary! More details here… #disneysprings #flavorsofFL #disneyworld #disneydining #disneyfood #chipandco #homecomin #chefartsmithshomecoming

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Co-Stars React to Cameron Boyce’s Death and Initial Autopsy Results Are In. Fans around the world were devastated to hear the news that Disney Channel Star, Cameron Boyce, had passed away in his sleep on Saturday night. His family made a formal announcement Sunday morning regarding his passing.

“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” the statement reads. “He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him.

We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”

Though early claims of Boyce’s passing appeared to be from an apparent seizure in his sleep, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner performed an autopsy to search for the official cause of death and have yet to determine the cause. “An autopsy was performed today and a cause of death was deferred pending further investigation.” The statement also confirmed that Boyce was pronounced dead on the scene when authorities arrived to his home.

Cameron’s Co-Star’s from Grown Ups, Jessie, and Descendants have been paying their respects with touching tributes to the late young actor via social media.

Cameron’s on screen parents from Grown Ups 1 and 2, Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek, shared heart felt responses to his early passing.

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I had the privilege to play Cameron’s mother in #grownups 1 and 2 and we stayed in touch through the years He was spirited, talented, kind, generous, funny and a shining light. His joy will live in our hearts forever as he goes on dancing and shining elsewhere. My heart goes to his lovely family. @thecameronboyce

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Cameron started acting from an early age and was a signature member of the cast of Disney Channel’s Jessie where he spent 4 years in his role as Luke Ross. Co-Stars Peyton List, Skai Jackson, and on screen mom, Christina Moore also posted to social media expressing their condolences.

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I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words. I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had… I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much… fly high ?? ?? Gods best Angel . #CameronBoyce

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Good Night Sweet Prince. The world will forever be dimmer without your bright light. ?????? #cameronboyce #jessie

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Cameron’s most iconic role amongst Disney Fans comes from his time as Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil, in the popular Disney Channel Original Movie Series, Disney’s Descendant’s.

His on screen mother, Wendy Raquel and film director, and soon to be Disney Legend, Kenny Ortega, posted touching photos of Boyce as well as tear-jerking tributes regarding Cameron’s passing.

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My dearest Cameron…my forever Carlos❤️I’m at a total loss of words, my heart is aching, praying for your precious family, I love you Victor! You came into my life for: A Reason: To shine light and laughter in dark and hidden spaces-Thank you Cameron! A Season: we had so much fun creating magic on the set and at @amazinggraceconservatory A Lifetime…precious memories that I will cherish forever! Iconic characters tethered together forever! Wow, everyday is a present, a gift from God! Today I Celebrate your life, legacy and love you brought to the world Cameron! I will never forget your infectious smile and how you made me feel, I’m so thankful our lives intersected! You are #Amazing❤️❤️??❤️ #RestWellMySon

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✨Cameron ✨ May the Love and Light you spread throughout your life soar you with flight into the heavens above. You were already an Angel in life. The Legacy you leave is magnificent! Love You My Forever Boy. . .

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“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world.” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement. “As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work. He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Cameron’s Family, Friends, and Fans during this time.

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Dining at Disney just got phenomenally better! While we were at the soft opening/media event for Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort we were invited to dine at 3 Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa de Lago.  This water-front bar and restaurant is one of the best meals we have had while at a Disney resort. There wasn’t anything on the menu that wasn’t delish!

Take a look at this amazing food we tried:

 

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Disneyland is Getting Spooky With An All-New Halloween Party. Guests of all ages fall under the enchantment of the Disney Parks during the holidays. One of the most anticipated events is the seasonal Halloween Party and Disneyland is gearing up for a spectacularly spooky good time!

From Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019 both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will be transformed into dreadful delights with seasonal attraction overlays, Halloween-themed décor and food and beverage offerings, plus encounters with dastardly Disney villains, happy haunts seem to materialize around every corner!

Disneyland Park sill be dressed up in beautiful décor on Main Street, U.S.A., including a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern and Pumpkin Festival. Haunted Mansion, celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer and will be transformed into its annual holiday theme – Haunted Mansion Holiday – inspired by the Walt Disney Pictures classic film “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” And for the first time in nearly a decade, all guests visiting Disneyland will get to enjoy a version of the supernatural projection and special effects show – “Halloween Screams.” This nighttime spectacular of lights, music, and an immersive environment into the worlds of the dastardly Disney Villains, adds to the spooky fun on most nights of the season. On select nights, “Halloween Screams” will go sky high when the show is enhanced with the addition of fireworks!

 

Oogie Boogie has returned and taken over Disney California Adventure park with stylish Halloween decor along Buena Vista Street and this year, new Halloween magic on the façade of Carthay Circle will feature bats swarming around. You may also encounter a 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o-lantern head to the sky on Buena Vista Street. Cars Land will celebrate Haul-O-Ween as Radiator Springs turns into Radiator Screams! For this hauntingly happy time of year, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will transform into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree while Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters changes into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. In Hollywood Land, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.

In Paradise Gardens Park portion of the park, Plaza de la Familia will return for a celebration inspired by the spirit of Día de los Muertos. This immersive and festive experience celebrates Disney and Pixar’s beloved film, “Coco,” and the everlasting bonds of family with exciting live entertainment, craft making, delicious food, interactive experiences and special merchandise. Throughout the day, “A Musical Celebration of Coco”, a beautiful, festive performance where Miguel joins the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia. Performing in this special, limited time show is the Grammy® Award winning Mariachi Divas, who will tell the exciting story of young Miguel’s fantastical journey to the Land of the Dead.

Just like candy, we saved the best piece of news for last! Disneyland will be the host of an all new Halloween Party, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party!

The new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party adds to the spooky fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Oogie Boogie Bash, which takes the place of Mickey’s Halloween Party, begins Sept. 17 for 20 select nights at Disney California Adventure park. This separately-ticketed party is packed with exclusive new entertainment and experiences, including the new “World of Color” spectacular – “Villainous!,” character encounters, immersive treat trails and more!

For additional details and to purchase tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty.

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Disney's Blizzard Beach Refurbishment

Walt Disney World‘s Blizzard Beach will be closing for an extended amount of time during its annual refurbishment this year. The park is expected to experience a few new enhancements this winter!

Blizzard Beach will be closed from September 8th, 2019 to January 4th, 2020. This duration is almost six entire weeks longer than the waterpark’s usual refurbishment. Disney has yet to release any specific news, but enhancements and upgrades are expected.

With several new waterparks opening in the Orlando area, Blizzard Beach definitely needs an upgrade to stay in the running with its competitors.

Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon recently opened Miss Adventure Falls. This new slide is the longest ride in Disney waterpark history. That’s hard to beat!

What do you think will come of the Blizzard Beach refurbishment?

Source: WDW Magic. 

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This morning we were on hand for the opening dedication of the new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The tower is named after the animated short “Destino” that was created by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney himself.

Watch the full dedication here:

Grand Opening of the Grand Destino Tower in Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

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Take a look at the beautiful rooms here.

This update includes a 15-Story Tower bringing an additional 1800+ rooms with it, new walk ways over the scenic Lago Dorado, and a beautiful new water front dining location aptly named “Villa del Lago.”

 Gran Destino Tower will contribute 545 new guest rooms, 50 of which are suites, as well as include a themed restaurant on the top level. It will feature a magnificent 2-story lobby trimmed with classic Spanish themes praising explorers, writers, artists, and architects. The Spanish influences will be felt entirely through the new building and renovated rooms.

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