Monday, October 24, 2016

Disney to tape ABC Christmas special in early November

Disney is changing how it is taping the the annual ABC Disney Parks Christmas Day television special and is filming it earlier.

ABC will be taping portions of the special from Nov. 9-13, 2016 at each of the four theme parks in Florida - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

However, for the first time in the 33 years of taping, there will be no filming of the parade in Florida. Instead, the parks will take place at Disneyland in California.

Disney has not said when the taping will take place in Disneyland.

The Disney World taping will involve musical performances and stage shows.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

New Mickey and Minnie Medallion collection from Vera Bradley now available

A close-up of the Medallion pattern. 
The latest Vera Bradley collection for Disney is now available, and it's one of our favorites yet — partly because of the black background, and partly because you have to look quite closely to see the hidden Mickeys in the pattern.

The Mickey and Minnie Mouse Medallion collection includes bright pops of teal and pink against a black background. From a distance, the pattern is subtle, but look closely and you see a multitude of Mickey icons and Minnie dancing around the medallion.

The collection includes 10 pieces. In addition to the bags shown below, a number of smaller items are part of the collection, including a lanyard, wallet, ID case and medium cosmetic bag.

Check them out:

Tote bag, $99

(Large enough to fit an iPhone 6 or 7 Plus) 

Duffel, $99

Backpack, $125

Disney Villains Dooney & Bourke bags available now

The new Villains collection by Dooney & Bourke has swooped in, just in time for Halloween.

The bags are made of cotton canvas and feature some favorite villains — including Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Gaston and more – rendered in black, white, gray and red.

So far, the bags are only available at the parks and through the Shop Disney Parks app, but they should show up in the online store soon.

Check them out:

Crossbody, $198

Tote, $248

Wristlet, $98

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' movie trailer and poster are released

Marvel has released the new movie trailer for the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."

The film is expected to hit the theaters May 5, 2017. A new poster has also been released with Yondu and Nebula joining Quill, Gamora, and Drax.

Set to the backdrop of "Awesome Mixtape #2," Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos, according to Marvel.

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.