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Mission: Space at EPCOT to open new adventures for guests this August

Wed, 2017-07-19 11:23

The Mission: Space pavilion at EPCOT contains a variety of NASA-stye training to prepare you for a rocket trip to the planet Mars. The main attraction is a motion-simulator experience where you can pick your level of intensity. Orange is the more intense experience that includes elevated G-forces and centrifugal...

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Disney adds private car transportation service at Walt Disney World – the Minnie-Van

Wed, 2017-07-19 03:56

Uber, Lyft, Minnie-Van? Yep, Disney has officially launched its entry into the ride-sharing field for guests at its Central Florida resort. Announced at the D23 Expo just last weekend, this Minnie Mouse themed transportation service is already testing with resort guests at Walt Disney World. Okay, technically, these aren’t ride-sharing...

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New Disney themed t-shirts have that hipster vibe

Wed, 2017-07-19 02:02

Although I’m most often spotted in a Disney themed aloha shirt, I do love my t-shirts. Alas, my recent shopping excursions for great new tees had come up dry. It had been at least a couple of months before I saw a new crop of interesting shirts and I was...

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Disney’s Steamboat Willie gets the “As Told by Emoji” treatment

Tue, 2017-07-18 12:00

Walt Disney’s iconic character Mickey Mouse made his big screen debut in 1928 in the “Steamboat Willie” animated short. As Disney’s first animated short to be released with synchronized sound, it also marked the debut of Mickey’s sweetheart Minnie. Almost 100 years later Disney has updated the film for modern...

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China Pavilion at EPCOT to receive new film with latest technology

Tue, 2017-07-18 11:44

One of the Disney Parks announcements at D23 Expo that may have snuck under the radar is an update to an existing EPCOT attraction. Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald announced that the company would be updating the movie in the China pavilion with a new 360-film that will feature the...

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Videopolis: Postmodern Jukebox takes on Beauty and the Beast

Tue, 2017-07-18 11:19

Postmodern Jukebox is the ‘living-room’ band that exploded onto the scene with its covers of modern hut songs in the style of classic genres. You may remember band leader Scott Bradlee’s ragtime Aladdin medley or their slow jazz cover of the “Ducktales Theme Song.” One of the frequent singers of...

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Watch the robotics of the Na’vi Shaman audio-animatronic

Tue, 2017-07-18 02:38

A video surfaced on twitter with a look at the audio-animatronic robotics that make the Na’Vi Shaman from Pandora – The World of Avatar look so realistic. All the advanced robotics give the head a very realistic look, there are more ‘servos’ in this animatronic head than most entire AAs....

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First Mickey Mouse themed ride marks end of era for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mon, 2017-07-17 11:59

Mickey Mouse is the original Disney icon that started it all. The little character has created billions of moments of glee around the world, but he has never had his own ride-through attraction at a Disney park. That’s about to change as “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” was just announced...

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Mary Poppins Returns Motion Poster

Mon, 2017-07-17 04:37

The much anticipated sequel to Walt Disney’s Classic movie Mary Poppins was celebrated at the D23 Expo when Emily Blunt took the stage with director Rob Marshall to talk about Mary Poppins Returns. Guests in the audience were treated to a preview of the first teaser trailer for movie and...

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New Space restaurant coming to EPCOT returns to an early Disney theme park trend

Mon, 2017-07-17 03:28

If you visited Disneyland during the first five years of its operation, one of the attractions you could have visited in Tomorrowland was Space Station X-1 (later renamed Satellite View of America). Guests stood on a platform that gave you the perspective of soaring above the Earth from the perspective...

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Bring home Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Digital HD this August

Mon, 2017-07-17 02:53

This August, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into your home and the homes of people around the galaxy. The sequel ups the fun level on the first movie to the next level with new stars,...

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Big Hero 6 animated series opening credits – Ba-la-la-la-la-la

Mon, 2017-07-17 02:09

You will be satisfied with your care after watching the first look at the animation for the new Big Hero 6: The Series. Baymax, Hiro and the gang are back and totally ready to keep on saving San Fransokyo. With all the big news coming out of D23 this last...

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Ducktales sneak peek revealed at D23 Expo

Sun, 2017-07-16 21:13

Judging by this extended sneak peek clip from the new Disney Ducktales, the team is ready for adventure, especially when Webby is along. The clip is from the “Daytrip of Doom” episode and Scrooge has invited his grand nephews over for the night. In the clip Huey, Dewey, and Louie...

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Behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sat, 2017-07-15 20:03

Enjoy this new behind-the-scenes video sneak peek at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, episode VII of the epic trilogy of trilogies based on the vision of George Lucas. It just debuted at D23 Expo in front of a hall of screening fans. During the talk, director Rian Johnson surprised fans...

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Dumbo – Disney shares first details of new Tim Burton film

Sat, 2017-07-15 19:33

Production is underway for the live-action re-imagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, the movie will be directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton. In addition to our first details of the movie, Disney has shared this image...

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Model of Star Wars Themed Land is Epic and Detailed

Fri, 2017-07-14 20:19

The epic, fully detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida is now on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion throughout D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. In this video...

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Our first look at A Wrinkle in Time’s big stars

Thu, 2017-07-13 12:03

When Disney tapped Ava DuVernay to direct a new big screen version of the classic sci-fi novel “A Wrinkle in Time,” I knew we were in for an epic adventure. The story follows a teenager named Meg (played by Storm Reid) who is searching for her father (played by Chris...

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D23 Expo 2017 – 11 Fun Facts

Thu, 2017-07-13 04:18

From July 14–16, 2017, D23 Expo brings together all the wonderful worlds of Disney under one roof at the Anaheim. The show kicks off on Friday with the Disney Legends Award Ceremony at 10AM. Scheduled to appear are Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Julie Taymor, and the great Stan...

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Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated 3rd Edition

Thu, 2017-07-13 02:55

Disneyland may have had relatively humble beginnings, but it opened to the public a fully formed idea that would dominate the imaginations of hundreds of millions of visitors and countless more who dream of visiting one day. Encapsulating all that history, all those moments, all the attractions is an impossible...

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Disney re-animates its accelerator with new class of companies

Wed, 2017-07-12 11:47

Whether you call it a business incubator or an idea accelerator, these intensive mentoring and learning experiences are designed to help small companies grow into successful big ones. For a company like the Walt Disney Company, the Disney Accelerator is a crucial strategy to develop relationships with tomorrow’s influential companies...

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