30 August 2015

Get all the Details here!!! - The DISNEY STORE PREPARES FOR #FORCEFRIDAY 9/4 IN CELEBRATION OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS


Hi everyone! Very Big News for Star Wars Fans! New merchandise for the force awakens, plus live unboxing at VARIOUS Disney Stores around the world...

Disney Store Flagship Locations in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco Set to Open at Midnight -- Disney Store in Chicago to Participate in First-Ever Global Live Toy Unboxing Event on Sept. 3
The Disney Store is preparing to feel the Force on Friday, Sept. 4, in celebration of the global retail set date for product from the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Mine local one is closing at 8pm the night before just to prepare for the 6am opening on Friday, yikes. Must be a lot of stuff to bring out... get there early!!
Disney Store locations in New York City in Times Square, Chicago on Michigan Avenue, and San Francisco on Stockton Street will participate in midnight madness. Doors will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on Sept. 4, giving fans the first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more from the upcoming film. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free Star Wars: The Force Awakens D23 commemorative fan poster.
Additionally, on Thursday, Sept. 3, the Disney Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago will play host to one of the 14 live toy unboxing events happening around the world. Starting at 8:30 a.m. CDT, HobbyKidsTV, a YouTube channel part of the Maker Studios network, will be broadcasting live from inside the Store, unveiling new products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. 
In ALL Disney Store locations throughout North America, doors will open for business on Force Friday with Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies, offering a galactic twist on the traditional “Unlocking Imagination” ritual. Other activities taking place at Disney Store locations (excluding Disney Store Outlets) on Force Friday include:
·         A free commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday 
·         Numerous Star Wars events taking place, including:
o   R2-D2 craft activity
o   Ways of the Force
o   Star Wars Story Time
o   Art of Drawing: R2-D2
o   Free Topps vintage trading card giveaway upon completion of an in-store event and while supplies last
·         Epic Star Wars theming that pays homage to both the Dark Side and the Light
On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6. 
Additional details about Disney Store’s activities surrounding Force Friday are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday.
Global Toy Unboxing Event
Beginning Sept. 3, fans across the world will get a sneak peak of new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and available at retailers worldwide via the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event on the Star Wars YouTube channel. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration. 
The live stream kicks off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 (5:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2), and concludes with a grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Fans can tune in to watch live unboxings at home or on mobile devices, and also enjoy the latest trailers on the upcoming movie, commentary from special guests, fun product videos and demos, and footage from recent Star Wars events. The full schedule is available at www.StarWars.com.
Fans are encouraged to document their experiences around the event on social media using the hashtag #ForceFriday.
To find a local Disney Store, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates, become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyStore or follow along on Twitter @DisneyStore.

The global unboxing event will incorporate traditional toy unboxers such as the popular EvanTubeHD, channels featuring families such as Bratayley, lifehack specialists such as ExpCaseros, gamers such as AlexBy11 and Star Wars fans from around the world, including Chris Pirillo, bringing with them a broad audience and appeal. The global line-up includes:

COUNTRY
CITY
MAKER TALENT
LOCAL TIME 9/3
EDT
Australia
Sydney
Bratayley
07:45
17:45 9/2
Japan
Tokyo
Einshine
11:00
22:00 9/2
Korea
Seoul
Dollastic
12:00
23:00 9/2
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Dante Basco
12:00
00:00 9/3
France
Paris
AyPierre
09:00
03:00 9/3
Spain
Madrid
AlexBy11
11:00
05:00 9/3
Germany
Berlin
Reyst
12:00
06:00 9/3
England
London
GamingBeaver
11:30
06:30 9/3
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Malena010102
08:30
07:30 9/3
USA
New York
EvanTubeHD
08:30
08:30 9/3
Canada
Toronto
Quill18
09:00
09:00 9/3
USA
Chicago
HobbyKidsTV
08:30
09:30 9/3
Mexico
Mexico City
ExpCaseros
09:30
10:30 9/3
USA
San Francisco
Chris Pirillo
08:00
11:00 9/3



ALL the Info Right Here! #DISNEYINFINITY 3.0 EDITION LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA Today!



Star Wars™, Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel Join Forces to Bring Families and Fans of All Ages the Ultimate Family Gaming Experience


Hey everyone!  
This is awesome!! I got to play with this a little early and I'm so excited to tell you about it. This game keeps getting better and better. And yes I know a thing about playing video games because I have being playing games since The original Atari - remember that from the 80's when Pac-Man was the biggest thing.  Well this is no Pac-Man, lol. It's so much fun to be more characters including some of my faves from Star Wars. Our Review coming soon :-) 


BURBANK, Calif. – (Aug. 30, 2015) – Disney Interactive today launched Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the latest installment in the highly successful Disney Infinity “toys-to-life” franchise, bringing together Star Wars™ with Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel for the ultimate family gaming experience.


Available at a suggested retail price of $64.99, the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack includes the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game software and base, the Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks
content for PC and mobile devices.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is the only video game that brings together the most iconic stories and characters from across The Walt Disney Company, offering a family gaming experience unlike any other,” said James Pitaro, Co-Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Interactive.

In addition to new, original true-to-property experiences in the Play Sets, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition features an updated and improved Toy Box mode where families can mix and match some of their favorite Star Wars, Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel characters and play with them together. A newly enhanced Toy Box Hub makes it easier for players to choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences – including platforming, racing and farming simulation games.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition completes a multi-year introduction of Disney Infinity, which is now positioned to serve as Disney’s family gaming platform for years to come,” said John Blackburn, SVP and General Manager, Disney Infinity.  “This year’s edition offers one of the most complete Star Wars gaming experiences ever created, as well as a wider variety of gameplay than any previous edition of Disney Infinity.”


The following standalone Play Sets and figures are also available today for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition:
  • Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set with Joy and Anger character figures included (MSRP: $34.99)
  • Disney•Pixar Inside Out character figures Sadness, Disgust and Fear (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set (MSRP: $34.99) for players who choose to digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Software
  • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic character figures Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Star Wars Rebels™ character figures Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Disney character figures Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Olaf, Sam Flynn and Quorra from “Tron: Legacy”  (MSRP: $13.99 each)
  • Star Wars Saga Bundle (MSRP $114.99) – Sony Exclusive
  • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Power Disc Pack (MSRP $9.99)
  • Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack (MSRP $9.99)



Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, Power Discs and figures will be available later this year.

Fans who already own Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition), but want to play Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, will once again have the option to purchase and digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game.  Disney Infinity players with an Internet connection can digitally download the game on their PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and use the Disney Infinity base, figures and Power Discs that they already own with the newly improved Toy Box 3.0 without having to purchase a new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack. The digital download for the video game is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

To expand the experience, players can also purchase separately all of the available Play Sets, Power Discs and figures for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Additionally, user generated content is now available online for free download in the newly enhanced Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Toy Box mode.  Players can continue to expand their Disney Infinity experience with Toy Boxes created by the Avalanche Software development team, Toy Box Artists and the Disney Infinity community.  

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack is now available in major North American retail stores for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.  Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is rated E10+ by the ESRB and developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games. 

All character figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition in the enhanced Toy Box 3.0.


28 August 2015

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Exclusive Look Using Instagram's New Landscape Orientation

This is amazing and I can't stop watching it! I love that they are releasing it on Instagram. Love, Love, Love this. A blue lightsaber is shown with someone unexpected and boy it's a surprise - OMG what does it all mean? 

Fyi -Today, Instagram announced that - in addition to square posts - you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever. 

This morning, @StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation. As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.
A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on

#StarWars
#TheForceAwakens

Like STAR WARS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StarWars

Follow STAR WARS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/starwars

Follow STAR WARS on Instagram: https://instagram.com/starwars/

Follow STAR WARS on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/starwars

Visit the official STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS website: http://www.starwars.com/the-force-awakens/

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18th!

For more information on the new landscape orientation, visit: http://blog.instagram.com/post/127722429412/150827-portrait-and-landscape

Khan Academy launches #Pixar in a Box! Behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process

This is really awesome! I wanted to share this with you - Pixar Fans :-) Check out the link below

Free online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create movie magic 

 Pixar in a Box - a new online resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process - goes live on KhanAcademy.org. Through a series of video lessons, interactive exercises, and hands-on activities, students will discover how the academic concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to create new worlds, animate unique characters and tell stories through animation. Although designed especially for students in middle and high school, these resources are available to learners of all ages, completely free of charge.


Exposed!! Shanghai Disneyland Detailed Pictures #D23Expo




At the D23 Expo in California this year, we got to see some amazing displays of pictures from what will soon be Disneyland In Shanghai. I must say it's very impressive and the things I loved the most were the Toy Story Hotel, Tron Coaster and Pirate themed land, Pirates of the Caribbean - Treasure Cove. How awesome do these attractions sound, we really need them at Walt Disney World please!!
Details and lots of pics below. Thanks and Enjoy. Then tell me what part you think is the coolest?

Shanghai Disneyland,  stories will come to life at the tallest, largest and most 

interactive castle at any Disney theme park. 

The new themed lands - many never seen before attractions, described below. 


 Plus, Live stage productions 
AND
  Disney characters in each land, 










In Tomorrowland, 1 of the 6 themed lands, guests will be able to experience the TRON Lightcycle Power Run. A brand new coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for one of the most thrilling adventures.

If you want more magnificent details here they are, check out all the pictures I took and then read about the some special different  lands coming to Shanghai Disneyland:

Fantasyland will be the largest land and home to the majestic Enchanted Storybook Castle that we’ve already featured here on the Blog. In this fairy-tale paradise, guests will float through familiar Disney stories on Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, hitch a rollicking ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and take flight over the skies of London on Peter Pan’s Flight. They may also explore the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh or follow Alice through a dazzling Wonderland maze.



Treasure Cove – OMG!! will be the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park. As guests explore this pirate world, they will enter Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure, an attraction that transforms a boat ride into a thrilling journey with cutting-edge innovations in robotics, animation, set design and multimedia. Adventurous spirits will be tempted to board a pirate ship, paddle through the scenic cove on Explorer Canoes and dine at Barbossa’s Bounty.

Adventure Isle will immerse guests in a newly discovered lost world, filled with hidden treasures and a chance to explore its mysteries. The mighty Roaring Mountain will tower over guests and beckon them on their journey. Guests can blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery, travel around the world on Soaring over the Horizon, or embark on the thrilling rafting adventure Roaring Rapids, straight through the heart of Adventure Isle. There they discover the underworld realm of a mysterious, fearsome creature.

Tomorrowland will not only include the TRON Lightcycle Power Run but also offer the chance for guests to go to infinity and beyond on Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, a new space ranger adventure, or break the bonds of gravity on Jet Packs. The land will feature a massive, color-shifting canopy near the TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

Mickey Avenue will be the first main entry at a Disney park inspired by the colorful personalities of Mickey Mouse and his pals. In the neighborhoods of this colorful ave, guests will share a hug and get a photo with some all-time favorite Disney characters. Avenue M Arcade, one of the many shops along the avenue, will feature the largest selection of gifts and collectibles inside the theme park.

Gardens of Imagination will celebrate the wonders of nature and joy of imagination, as guests leave everyday life behind to enjoy the seven whimsical gardens.  Take a spin on the Fantasia Carousel, soar on the back of Dumbo the Flying Elephant and enjoy the area’s iconic Disney entertainment, including Castle stage shows and “Ignite the Dream, a Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light.” From several places in this land, enjoy “Mickey’s Storybook Express,” an exciting parade with its own musical soundtrack and colorful performers on the longest parade route in a Disney park.

Since breaking ground in 2011, Disney and Shanghai Shendi Group announced that they were expanding the park by adding additional attractions and entertainment to allow more guests to have a spectacular Disney experience at Grand Opening in spring of 2016. 


Thanks for stopping By :-) Enjoy!!


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Disney Infinity #NEWS - 3.0 Edition Launches Exclusive at Toys"R"Us

Hey everyone, so excited about all this Infinity 3.0 News!! And Today's info is on an Ezra figure 

COMING - This Sunday, August 30Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will launch at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. To celebrate, stores will open at 8:00am* to welcome fans and offer special deals and discounts, as well as the opportunity to be among the first to purchase the Star Wars Rebels Ezra Bridger Figurewhich will be available exclusively at Toys“R”Us through Saturday, September 19.  

Crafty and clever, Ezra Bridger is under the guidance of his Jedi Maser Kanan Jarrus. He uses his unique custom Lightsaber™ to undermine the Imperial forces and help ignite the Rebellion. Ezra is a great figure for kids and collectors to add to their assortment of must-have Infinity figures. 

The following deals will be available in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com from Sunday, August 30 through Saturday, September 5, while supplies last (no rain checks):

·         $9 Each Any 3 Disney Infinity Figures with purchase of Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack**
·         Buy 1 Get 1 50% off ALL Disney Infinity Single Figures***
 
*Toys“R”Us stores in the U.S. will open at 8am local time on Sunday, August 30, except for stores in Paramus, NJ, which will not be open due to local ordinances. Toys“R”Us Express and Outlet locations generally follow the hours of their respective shopping centers. All store hours can be found online at www.Toysrus.com/StoreLocator.
**Limit 1 per guest. Cannot be combined with other offers.
***Second item must be equal or less value. Cannot be combined with other offers.






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26 August 2015

FAST & FURIOUS THRILL RIDE RACES ONTO THE SCENE AT #UNIVERSALORLANDO RESORT IN 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to more exciting Universal Orlando Resort Attraction News!! This is gonna be awesome, and we are looking so forward to it!!

One of the most successful film franchises of all time will soon become one of Universal Studios Florida’s most action-packed ride experiences.  Universal Orlando Resort announced today that Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions in 2017 – continuing the unprecedented growth of the destination.

Okay so you ask what's leaving and when? It's.....

Fast & Furious: Supercharged will replace Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue and Disaster: A Major Motion Picture Starring You! at Universal Studios Florida.  Disaster will close on September 8, 2015 and Beetlejuice will close later this year to make way for the new attraction. 

Guests will experience a high-octane journey that fuses an original storyline and incredible ride technology with everything that fans love about the films—popular characters, exhilarating environments, nonstop action and, of course, high-speed cars.  Attraction Picture Below!!

Ever Wonder what it takes to be a #Lego Designer?

We'll here's a glimpse into that process!! 

I had a great time watching and getting to see the designers at work. It not easy what they do but, it sure is fun. Just Imagine playing with legos all day and getting paid, lol. Enjoy the pics below. 



Merlin Entertainments continues its expansion in Central Florida by hiring more than 40 talented men and women who will get “paid to play” as full-time LEGO Model Builders for Merlin Magic Making.  This creative branch of Merlin Entertainments designs and delivers attractions, hotels and other major projects around the globe.  The hiring announcement was made today, following the assessment of 30 LEGO Model Designer candidates at the LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.  

Each candidate completed building tests to showcase their talents and creativity; seven will be chosen for their ultimate dream job.

Once hiring is complete, the seven LEGO Model Designers, as well as 40 new LEGO Model Builders, will work together at a hub for Merlin Magic Making in Lake Wales.  The 40 LEGO Model Builder positions will be posted later this week on LEGOLAND.com/jobs and MerlinCareers.com.


“We welcome and encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.  I believe that the best candidate is one who has a passion to inspire creativity in others, after all, at LEGOLAND Resorts and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, the kid is the customer,” said Rob Griffin, US LEGO Production Manager.
Scheduled to be fully operational by fall, this will be the sixth team of its kind in the world.  It will support the ever-expanding LELAND® Resorts and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers around the globe.  This year, Merlin Entertainments expanded in Central Florida with the addition of the new LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and the grand opening of the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

I also got a chance to check out the Legoland Hotel and new area called Heartlake City. This is one amazing ride, check out the pictures of Mia's Riding Adventure, with all the moves this attraction has kids are gonna love it...










About LEGOLAND® Florida Resort:
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. The recently opened LEGOLAND® Hotel, located at the resort, features 152 highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor, interactive play areas, a pool and a restaurant. There are currently five other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London and LEGOLAND Malaysia —the sixth LEGOLAND Park and first in Asia. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com.
 About Merlin Entertainments:
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and approximately 26,000 employees (peak season). 
Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America  - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida Resort with its theme park, water park and hotel; and LEGOLAND California Resort with its theme park, two water parks, SEA LIFE Aquarium and themed hotel; The Orlando Eye; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, NV; Hollywood, CA; Orlando, FL and San Francisco, CA; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago, IL; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Westchester, NY; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE Aquariums in Phoenix, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Auburn Hills, MI; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL and Charlotte/Concord, NC - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.  Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

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