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Has Disney World’s self-driving shuttle system been delayed?

Tue, 2018-01-16 03:51

Last year the news broke that Disney World was planning to start testing with self-driving shuttles in backstage areas of the parks. We’ve been waiting to hear about when the program might start, but were recently told that Disney wants to wait because they’re not confident the technology is ready....

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Marvel Studios Retrospective: The Incredible Hulk 2008

Mon, 2018-01-15 23:03

We are continuing our Marvel retrospective with a look at the second film in the franchise – The Incredible Hulk. Let’s be honest, it’s really hard to make a movie about the Hulk. Think about it, the main character, the one we’re supposed to be rooting for, is trying to...

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Coco box office results report card

Mon, 2018-01-15 20:32

The latest entry in the Star Wars franchise will finish the 4-day weekend in 6th place at the domestic box office, with $12.1M, which places “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ahead of “Paddington 2.” The Jumanji reboot finished at the top with an estimated $28.1M take for the holiday weekend....

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Baby Hippo Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Mon, 2018-01-15 18:04

It was a big day in the hippo pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on late Saturday night. A Nile hippopotamus was born and joined the park’s hippo bloat, or pod. This was the first hippo born in the park in 13 years. We don’t know why baby hippos are so...

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Black Panther “Warriors of Wakanda” featurette dives deeper into Wakanda culture

Sun, 2018-01-14 17:50

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Black Panther” the nation of Wakanda is one of the most technologically advanced in the world. But they haven’t left their traditions in the past This new featurette reveals how the split between old guard and their traditions and those who would challenge it. T’Challa,...

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New Area Soundtrack debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Sun, 2018-01-14 00:24

The next time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios you won’t see the newest update to the park, but you will hear it. The park has updated the background music soundtrack to match the tone and story of the park’s updated narrative. Just like a film soundtrack, a theme park’s music...

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Celebrity Spotting: Larry The Cable Guy on Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Speedway

Fri, 2018-01-12 12:56

Celebrities in Autopia cars is a classic trope in used to promote Disney’s theme parks since Disneyland opened way back in 1955. Put Larry The Cable Guy, voice of Tow Mater – the tow truck from Pixar’s Cars films, in one and you have a classic Disney moment. Here he...

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Black Panther “Good to be King” featurette from Marvel

Fri, 2018-01-12 12:21

Chadwick Boseman, who plays the titular Black Panther in Marvel’s upcoming super hero movie, takes a look at his character’s ascension to king and his newfound responsibilities in “Good to Be King,” a new, action-packed video featurette from Marvel Studios: These featurettes give you just enough to make you want...

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Director Ava DuVernay discusses working on “A Wrinkle in Time”

Fri, 2018-01-12 10:20

When Disney gave a big screen adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel “A Wrinkle in Time” the green light, I was pleased to see Ava DuVernay’s name attached as Director. She had made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival for her second feature “Middle of Nowhere” and her work...

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A note to our Facebook fans

Fri, 2018-01-12 08:48

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has just let the world know that content from pages like The Disney Blog will no longer show on your newsfeed unless you or a friend of yours shares it. This will severely diminish the return publications like The Disney Blog (even big publishers like ABC...

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Minnie Mouse about to be made a star in Hollywood

Fri, 2018-01-12 05:37

Would you believe that one of the Disney company’s most enduring icons doesn’t have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? That’s right Minnie Mouse doesn’t yet have a star, despite her clear importance to the Disney legacy. That will all change in a few days when the...

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D23 – Disney’s official fan club opens doors to discounts and savings for members

Thu, 2018-01-11 12:56

We’ve heard many complaints about how D23 really only works if you’re located in or near Southern California for the best chance to participate in the events the organization holds each year. But there is another element to being a member of the unofficial fan club that can make belonging...

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Thor: Ragnarok reveals long list of Digital and Blu-Ray Details

Thu, 2018-01-11 12:43

It was one of the biggest super hero movies of 2017, “Thor: Ragnarok” from Marvel Studios told the story of the God of Thunder in a completely new, fascinating, and funny way. As the third movie following Thor as the main character, the movie keys up some big questions in...

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Is Black Widow solo film finally moving forward at Marvel Studios?

Thu, 2018-01-11 05:16

Multiple Hollywood industry sources are reporting that Marvel Studios has hired a screenwriter to pen a script for a Black Widow film. A Scarlett Johansson led film super hero film has been demanded by fans for a number of years (since her first appearance as Black Widow in Iron Man...

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Disney to remodel two World of Disney Stores at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney

Thu, 2018-01-11 05:02

Two of the world’s largest Disney Stores will be undergoing a dramatic change as the decision has been made to remodel the World of Disney stores at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney complex in Anaheim, CA and at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL. Disney plans to keep the stores open by doing...

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Marvel Studios Black Panther plans opening night fan event at El Capitan Theatre

Wed, 2018-01-10 12:47

Fans of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” will want to make their opening night plans to be at Disney’s own movie palace the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA where a special one show only fan event will include exclusive content, prizes, and more. Tickets officially now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com...

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A Capella group Voctave holding Orlando concert to support Performing Arts

Wed, 2018-01-10 12:34

We’ve covered Voctave – the a cappella power group comprised mostly of current and former members of EPCOT’s tremendously talented Voices of Liberty group – quite a bit here on The Disney Blog. Having a separate group lets them cover some musical territory that doesn’t fit the theme of EPCOT,...

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Meet the new 2018 members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel

Wed, 2018-01-10 04:10

The Disney Parks Moms Panel is a project we’ve been closely following since its launch 11 years ago. The panel now covers a lot more than just Walt Disney World too. You can now get your vacation questions answered by experts on DVC, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and more....

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Wheel of Fortune’s 35th Anniversary season’s Disney destination show schedule

Wed, 2018-01-10 03:22

It’s the 35th Anniversary season of the Wheel of Fortune and to celebrate the popular game show has partnered with Disney’s parks and travel destinations to create some amazing themed shows. This week marks the first of three upcoming Disney themed segments you’ll want to watch. Here’s when each Disney...

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Passenger videos Disney monorail with open door while the train is in motion

Tue, 2018-01-09 13:38

A pair of videos shared to Instagram earlier this week by a guest visiting Walt Disney World reveals what must have been a concerning moment for guests aboard the Disney monorail. A train departing the TTC and running the EPCOT loop had an open door and continued in operations until...

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