30 June 2015

Mickey Mouse Club (60th) & A Goofy Movie (20th) Anniversaries To Be Celebrated At D23 Expo 2015

This is epic, yeah is all I can say. I have always loved the Mickey Mouse Club and wish they would bring it back!! Get all the D23 info on this and more below...


Disney’s Official Fan Club Will Also Present Panels including A Sneak Peek of American Experience: Walt Disney, A Tribute to A Goofy Movie for Its 20th Anniversary, and More.

BURBANK, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Members of the original Mickey Mouse Club will join the fun at D23 EXPO 2015 during a special presentation to commemorate the show’s 60th anniversary. Celebrating Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club — 60 Magical yEARS, hosted by author Lorraine Santoli (The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book), will take place Sunday, August 16 at 5 p.m. in Stage 23. The panel, featuring original Mouseketeers Sherry Alberoni, Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Tommy Cole, Darlene Gillespie, Cubby O’Brien, and Doreen Tracey, along with actors Tim Considine (Spin Evans) and David Stollery (Marty Markham), will include a one-of-a-kind performance filled with memories, music, and magic. D23 EXPO 2015, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

In addition to the panel, the Disney Dream Store will offer a small collection of 60th anniversary Mickey Mouse Club items to mark the occasion. Also, several of the Mouseketeers will be available for a signing opportunity at D23 Autograph Central on the EXPO show floor on Sunday from 2:30–3:30 p.m.  Plus, guests will be able to see Mouseketeer Annette Funicello’s original Disney Legend handprints on display for the first time outside the Walt Disney Studios lot. The handprints, taken on October 21, 1992, when Funicello was inducted as a Disney Legend, will be presented in one of the show floor’s “photo spots.” There will also be a collection of props and costumes from Mickey Mouse Club Circus in Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit

D23 will also present several other engaging presentations for guests throughout the weekend including:

Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Disneyland Slide Show!
Friday, August 14, 10 a.m., Stage 28
Be prepared for your Disneyland-loving spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana takes you to the granddaddy of all theme parks when it opened. With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century-era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for detail, Charles shares the early days of Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. See long-gone attractions, including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, the Indian Village, PeopleMover, House of the Future, Carousel of Progress, and the original Tomorrowland—promoted as “The World of 1986”—and the all-new Tomorrowland in 1967. Your imagination will be inspired! 

Disneyland Home Movies
Friday, August 14, 4:30 p.m., Stage 28
While Disneyland is one of the most photographed places on earth, this collection of one-of-a-kind footage and photography offers a unique viewpoint from another time. From the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs; Lynne Kirste, Special Collections Curator; and surprise special guests will take guests on a journey from Walt’s inspirations for Disneyland to the park’s opening and evolution, as captured on film. Suzanne Lloyd joins the presentation to showcase her grandfather Harold Lloyd’s stunning photography of Disneyland taken the week before the opening and on opening day.

A Goofy Movie 20th Anniversary Reunion!
Friday, August 14, 6 p.m., Stage 28
Fans of A Goofy Movie won’t want to miss this special commemoration of the beloved Disney animated feature, which turns 20 in 2015. Film producer Don Hahn hosts a panel of A Goofy Movie talent––including Disney Legend Bill Farmer (Goofy), Jason Marsden (Max), Jim Cummings (Pete), Rob Paulsen (P.J.), and writer Jymn Magon––who will share behind-the-scenes stories and surprising anecdotes from the fan-favorite musical.

The Making of American Experience: Walt Disney
Saturday, August 15, 4:30 p.m., Stage 28
This fall, PBS will premiere a new two-part, four-hour film exploring the life and legacy of Walt Disney as part of the American Experience series. Go behind-the-scenes with the team who brought the project together for a special sneak peek of the film: moderator Don Hahn (film producer, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King), Sarah Colt (director/producer, American Experience: Walt Disney), Neal Gabler (biographer, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination), and Becky Cline, the Director of the Walt Disney Archives.

Best of Destination D
Sunday, August 16, 4:30 p.m., Stage 28
Since 2010, D23 Destination D events have offered D23 Members the chance to celebrate their favorite Disney subjects with unique and in-depth presentations from Disney Legends, Imagineers, animators, and others who have made magic on film, at Disney theme parks, and beyond. At D23 EXPO 2015, D23 is bringing two popular presentations from prior Destination D events together for a celebration of Walt Disney World® Resort—including a look back to its construction, early development, and favorite attractions of the past with Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith. Then, Imagineer Jason Grandt will provide a modern look at Disney Parks and offer a designer’s point of view of details and “Easter Eggs” found throughout different attractions.

29 June 2015

Minnie Tips Monday ~ Hollywood Studios Summer Tip!!

Where the tips are definitely not mini, lol.
Stay Cool Tip!

STOP - LOOK Right!! A stop right inside of Hollywood Studios gets your trip to the movies off to exciting start!

Right after you scan your ticket or magic band - look right and you will see this COOL place. Get a ice cold drink or a small snack - Quick, Easy and Done!

Why I recommend this place well the theory is most people walk right by it and don't realize it's even there. You know how excited you are when you scan your magic band. Where is the first place you run too either your fast pass or Tower of Terror/Rock N Roller Coaster area.

But take a look at the Pic Above - no one is there! How many times do you see that at Walt Disney World?

This place has little or no wait for a drink. And you know in Florida it's hot, might as well take advantage of this Tip!

 See ya later Mouse Fans!!

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26 June 2015

Ted 2 Review - Hilarious!

Yes! Ted is back and at his funniest. I got a chance to see the movie early and it was great. The humor of this second film is even better than the first. Without giving away too much, Ted is back with all his pals and the movie's theme is surrounded by the rights of all individuals. Ted wants to be like everyone else and in his own way follows a hysterical path to happiness.  He gets married, and surprisingly wants to have a family. You ask how? Well that you will have to check out in the movie.

This is not a movie for kids for sure or for people that like politically correct films, people offended by the use of marijuana, cursing or sexual dialogue. It is however for everyone who wants to laugh for 2 hours. It's very funny but far from PG-13. After seeing the first Ted, I wondered where else they could go with him but once again I was impressed with how a talking teddy bear can relate to things going on in the world today. By using humor and a lot of off-kilter jokes these serious issues are discussed. The cause for #LegalizeTed even goes to court, do all self aware individuals have equal right to live free? That is the question. Don't read to much into it - remember it is a made up story and there to make you laugh.

I went with my husband and of course he loved it, this is a true guy movie but, I think you know that lol. His first comment after the film was "My inner teenage boy is still in hysterics". But no one should shy away from this movie - bottom line is I highly recommend it. Yes, I'm a girl and no I was not offended, I was surprised how much I liked it. The characters are people you can relate to and I think that's the big appeal to Ted and his pot smoking, partying  friends. We all love his easy going, speaks his mind and extremely loyal characteristics of Ted.  Once the DVD comes out the blooper reel of this movie just has to be incredible, I can't imagine how they managed to keep a straight face in this film. 

Also ~

There is a very long list of cameos of big name stars in this film like: Liam Neeson, Tom Brady and Jay Leno to name a few, each is funnier than the last.  For a film that manages to discuss a serious issue in possibly the funniest way imaginable be sure to check out Ted 2. Enjoy the pics from the movie. :-)

Yes that's Tom Brady

Thanks and Enjoy!!

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New Info for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set


Game Spans Iconic Destinations From Classic Star Wars Trilogy, Takes Open World Exploration and Space Combat to New Heights with Overhauled Vehicle Mechanics
 Disney Interactive released new information and assets for Star Wars Rise Against the Empire, one of three Star Wars Play Sets to be released for Disney Infinity 3.0 Editionthis year.  Developed by Studio Gobo, in partnership with Avalanche Software, the game takes iconic moments inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy, Episodes IV-VI. 

Star Wars Rise Against the Empire will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, Rebel leader Princess Leia Organa, heroic smuggler Han Solo and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca to help defeat Darth Vader and overthrow the evil Galactic Empire.

Non-stop, action-packed adventure awaits players as they explore open world planets like Tatooine on foot or on a Bantha, take down AT-AT walkers aboard a snowspeeder on Hoth, out-maneuver stormtroopers on a speeder bike on Endor, and partake in epic space battles in an X-wing starfighter to destroy the Death Star.
The Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set includes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa figures. Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader will be available and sold separately.
Two additional Star Wars Play Sets will be available for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition this holiday, including Star Wars Twilight of the Republic and Star Wars The Force Awakens. In addition, players will be able to unlock the ability for all Star Wars characters to play inside all of the Star Wars Play Sets, as well as in the newly enhanced Toy Box, along with all characters previously released for Disney Infinity.The Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set, rated E10+ by the ESRB, is included in the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack available this fall for $64.99, which also includes the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.   

A Play Set based on Disney•Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster, Ultron, and other Marvel characters will also be available. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months.

25 June 2015

Heartlake City Makes Official Debut at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Winter Haven, Fla. (June 25, 2015) – A day ahead of its official opening, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort offered media an exclusive preview of its newest land, LEGO® Friends Heartlake City. The theme park’s newest expansion is based on the popular LEGO® Friends product line and is closely modeled after the five LEGO Friends characters: Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea.
Heartlake City features several signature elements, including:
  • Mia’s Riding Adventureis a brand new ride themed around Mia’s love of horses.  This adventurous ride seats up to 40 passengers on a circular platform with outward-facing horse shaped seats. The disk spins in circles while traveling forward and backward on a wide U-shaped track.
  • Friends to the Rescueis a new interactive musical show starring the LEGO Friends as they work together at Heartlake Hall to ensure the concert goes off without a hitch.
  • Stephanie’s Newsroom is a photo opportunity that gives guests the chance to show off their camera-ready skills, as theytake over for Stephanie at the Heartlake News Desk.
  • Heartlake Stepping Tones Fountain is a heart-shaped fountain filled with LEGO brick instruments that play real music triggered by interactive icons.
  • Heartlake Mall features several retail areas offering a variety of LEGO products including the LEGO Friends toy line.

“Heartlake City offers an interactive LEGO Friends experience for guests of all ages. Mia’s Riding Adventure is a daring new attraction, that we feel is the perfect addition to expand our park offering,” said Adrian Jones, General Manager, LEGOLAND Florida Resort.  “Heartlake City, when combined with a stay in a LEGO Friends themed room or suite, will allow guests to further immerse themselves in the world of LEGO Friends.” LEGOLANDFlorida Resort offers the only LEGO Friends themed guest rooms in the U.S., and the only LEGO Friends themed suite in the world.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort will also host “Friends Weekend” from June 26-28.  This is a park-wide event where guests can walk down the purple carpet, participate in a themed build, and show off their moves at a dance party.

For additional information or to book a room at LEGOLAND Hotel visit http://florida.legoland.com/


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