Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Photos: Beauty and the Beast topiaries

France is our next stop on the 2016 Topiary Tour from the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

We start off with Cinderella, then move on to The Beast and Beauty, and Lumiere and Cogsworth.

Olaf new meet and greet starts soon at Hollywood Studios

Olaf is coming to Disney World for one of two new meet and greet experiences at Hollywood Studios at Disney World.

Disney publicity photo
The two experiences will start May 8 and include Olaf in the Celebrity Spotlight location in the park’s Echo Lake district and “Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams on Commissary Lane.

According to a Disney news release, when meeting Mickey and Minnie, guests will walk and red carpet and step into a scene with Minnie, where she appears as a Tinsel Town starlet. Next, guests join Mickey in a scene from “Fantasia,” where he’s portraying the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

'Frozen' Games coming to Disney World this summer

Disney is introducing the "Frozen" Games this summer at Blizzard Beach Water Park at Disney World.

Olaf and Kristoff will take part in the opening and closing ceremonies and appear on the Observation Deck, according to a Disney news release.
Disney publicity photo

Guests will decide whether to join Team Olaff or Team Kristoff and participate in the following water-themed activities:

  • Ice Pail Relays: Teams will line up and pass pails of water quickly from one person to the next, trying to fill a container at the The team that fills their container first is the winner.
  • Snowball Toss: Pairs compete in a snow-themed water balloon toss from progressively greater The pair that gets the farthest apart without breaking its water balloon is the winner.
  • Ski Pole Limbo: Guests play limbo, using a ski pole as the
  • Slide Races: Tams race down one of the signature water slides at Blizzard Beach

The games will be an all-day event from May 27 to Aug. 21, 2016 and start shortly after the park opens.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Movie review: 'Captain America: Civil War' is the remedy for superhero fatigue

"Captain America: Civil War" is an intimate epic, a giant-sized comic-book movie in which people, not superheroes, steal the show. This is the biggest Marvel Studios film to date — the story plays out on a global scale and the main cast reaches double digits — but many of its best moments are small, throwaway beats:…