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Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem's Son 'Over the Moon' to Meet Mickey Mouse | Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz

Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem's Son 'Over the Moon' to Meet Mickey Mouse

Originally posted 03/27/2013 06:00AM

Even if your parents are Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Mickey Mouse is still a pretty big deal.

Cruz and Bardem brought their 2-year-old son, Leo, to the Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Leo was "over the moon" to meet Mickey Mouse backstage, an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Their little boy was beyond excited that Mickey Mouse was actually standing right in front of him – and not on TV."

The proud parents – who are expecting their second child – took pictures of Leo hugging Mickey and "got a kick out of how excited he was to meet Mickey Mouse."
– K.C. Baker

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How Are Disney's Princesses Spending Their Holidays? | Ginnifer Goodwin, Jordin Sparks

Disney World's New Fantasyland: The Princesses Open Their Own Castles

Originally posted 12/24/2012 10:25AM

Poor Cinderella may not have a stocking to hang by the chimney with care, but she does have that choice bit of Florida real estate: her own castle smack in the middle of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

This season, she isn't the only Disney princess with a stronghold to call home. Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Belle from Beauty and the Beast now boast their own splashy attractions in the recently launched New Fantasyland, which more than doubles the original 10 acres of the most popular section of the most popular park in the world's most popular resort. (Yes, expect crowds.)

"To all those who are young, and young at heart," Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin – joined by Jordin Sparks, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas Staggs and Mickey Mouse – said at the Dec. 6 dedication ceremony. The actress also said, "The castles here are far more beautiful than they are on Once Upon a Time – with no trolls or giants to worry about."

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New 'Skinny Minnie' Mouse Angers Body-Image Activists

New 'Skinny Minnie' Mouse Angers Body-Image Activists

Originally posted 10/23/2012 12:00PM

Disney and Barneys New York are defending the old character's new, "lighthearted" look

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Michael Phelps Is Going to Disney World!

Michael Phelps Is Going to Disney World!

Originally posted 08/28/2008 03:45PM

It looks like Michael Phelps is as fast on land as he is in the water.

Fresh from his Wednesday with Tiger Woods in Manhattan – at an EA Sports-sponsored party for the golfing champ's new video game – the "Baltimore Bullet" is zipping off to Orlando to rub his broad shoulders with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

On Friday, Phelps, 23, will receive a hero's welcome at Walt Disney World during a special "America's Homecoming Parade," which a theme-park spokesperson describes as "a star-spangled salute amidst confetti and thousands of flag-waving fans."

No word yet on whether Splash Mountain will be re-named for him.

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