Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Video: Take a ride on Expedition Everest from Disney World

Expedition Everest, the tallest mountain created by Disney Imagineers at Disney Parks worldwide,  is just under 200 feet tall.

The ride at Animal Kingdom in Disney World is nearly half a mile long with an 80-foot drop. 

Here you can experience the ride. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Video: Festival of Fantasy Parade in 3 minutes

The Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World features 100 performers with  classic Disney and Pixar characters on seven floats.

The parade features a pirate ship, a music box seashell and a mega-sized bagpipe. Here's a 3-minute run through of the parade.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hong Kong Disneyland will unveil new nighttime show in October

Hong Kong Disneyland will unveil a new nighttime show in October called "Disney Paint the Night."

“Disneyland’s nighttime parades have been around for four decades, and the creative team keeps developing and looking for the best concepts and ideas for creating new electric parades," Randy Wojcik, Senior Show Director of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment said in a new release.

"We’ve created an all-new ‘Disney Paint the Night’ – which will change Hong Kong Disneyland’s nighttime landscape for ever more. Guests will be immersed in an outdoor evening dance party, during which they will experience an exciting new side of Hong Kong Disneyland,” he said.

The show will start with Mickey's magical paintbrush and bring to life various characters, including Tinker Bell, Lightning McQueen, Sulley and Mike, Belle, Ariel, and Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

The show will kick off Oct. 1, 2014.

ESPN Fantasy Football Convention coming to Disney World in August

Fantasy Football fans will be able to descend upon Disney World in August for a special Fantasy Football Convention at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

This inaugural convention will be held Aug. 22-23 and include from ESPN Stephania Bell, Matthew Berry, Tim Hasselbeck, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, Mark Schlereth, Sara Walsh and others to be announced later, the blog states.

A live broadcast of Fantasy Football Now will be held and experts will be roaming the floor for conversation and to help you out pick your teams.

You can get more information and you can register here.

Video: Take a ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney World

Do you ever feel the need to get back on The Rootinest Tootinest Ride in the Wilderness when you are no where near The Magic Kingdom in Florida?

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is one of my favorite rides at Disney World and a is a must do whenever we visit. If you are like me and sometimes just want to that fun feeling, then please do the following: Get a small fan, turn it on low and point it at your face, and hit the play button.

Enjoy the ride - and keep your arms and hands inside the vehicle at all times.

Marvel announces five more movie dates through 2019

Marvel has announced it will be releasing five more movies through 2019. But they won't say what they are.

Two new movies are scheduled for 2017, two more for 2018 and one more for 2019.

Some have theorized a third Avengers movie, a Black Widow standalone movie, another Captain America and another Iron Man.
Now which movies would you like to see?

Here's the complete list of dates of upcoming Marvel movies (these include movies not being released by Disney), starting off with the "Guardians of the Galaxy" coming out in two weeks.

August 1, 2014, "Guardians of the Galaxy":  An American pilot and a group of futuristic ex-cons go on the run with a highly coveted object in space.

November 7, 2014, "Big Hero 6": This is the first direct Disney/Marvel movie. It is a computer animated adaptation of the comic book series Big Hero 6.

May 1, 2015, "Avengers: Age of Ultron": A sequel to the 2012 blockbuster movies is being directed by Joss Whedon.

June 19, 2015, "The Fantastic Four" the reboot from 20th Century Fox.

July 17, 2015, "Ant-Man": Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.

Third Amazing Spider-Man in development from Columbia Pictures

May 6, 2016, Captain America 3

May 27, 2016: "X-Men Apocalypse," in development will acts a sequel to "X-Men Days of Future Past."

June 10, 2016: "Amazing Spider-Man 3"

July 8, 2016, Untitled Marvel movie


March 3, 2017: A sequel to The Wolverine from 20th Century Fox.

July 4, 2017: "Fantastic Four" sequel coming from 20th Century Fox.

July 28, 2017, Untitled Marvel movie

Nov. 3, 2017, Untitled Marvel movie


May 4, 2018: Amazing Spider-Man 4

July 6, 2018, Untitled Marvel movie

July 13, 2015: An Untitled Marvel movie from 20th Century Fox.

Nov. 2, 2018, Untitled Marvel movie


May 3, 2019, Untitled Marvel movie

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New kids fashion line features Walt Disney quotes

One company is turning Walt Disney quotes into a fashion line for kids.

Peek, Aren't You Curious, Inc. Future Tee 
Peek, Aren't You Curious, Inc. has taken 1928-1930 Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse designs and paired them with quotes for girls, boys and baby, sizes 0-14.

The clothing can be found at Peek stores, PeekKids.com, some Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com.

Here is a look at some of the clothing:

Minnie Mouse Short-Sleeve Tee: A short-sleeve ringer t-shirt in red heather featuring the vintage full-color 1928 Minnie Mouse design with the quote - "It's kind of fun to do the impossible" Priced at $34 for girls and $28 for baby girl.

Minnie Mouse Long-Sleeve Tee: A long-sleeve heather gray heavy-weight cotton t-shirt with the quote - "Believe in the future, the world is getting better, there is still plenty of opportunity" Priced at $42 for girls and $38 for baby girl.

Mickey Mouse Short-Sleeve Tee: A blue heather short-sleeve ringer t-shirt featuring the quote, "Whatever you do, do it well" on the front and a navy blue, water-base soft graphic silhouette of classic 1928 Mickey Mouse on the back. Priced at $24 for boys and $28 for baby boys.

Mickey Mouse Long-Sleeve Tee: A heavy-weight heather gray t-shirt, with raglan baseball-jersey-style long black sleeves, features Mickey Mouse on the front and the quote -- "When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do" on the back. Priced at $42 for boys and $38 for baby boy.