Real Life “Big Hero 6″ Contest Winners Announced

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XPRIZE, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship have announced the winners of the DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE.  Open to young fans between the ages of 8 and 17, the contestants were asked to submit their creative ideas on how to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).   After receiving hundreds of videos, the 20 semi finalists were narrowed down to the final 6 winners - … [Read more...]


Marvel Studios Announces New Movie Titles

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Marvel Studios Announces 11 New Movie Titles with release dates through May 2019.   Marvel Studios held a special event at the El Capitan Theatre today attended by over 1000 media and fans and shared Phase 3 of the Movie line-up.  Surprises included many favorite characters and a few new ones including Black Panther and Captain Marvel all coming to theatres within the next few years.Listed below are the titles and release dates:AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - May 1, 2015  ANT-MAN - July 17, … [Read more...]


Two New Amazing New Dining Experiences are Coming to the New Disney Springs

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Morimoto Asia and the BOATHOUSE Dining Experiences are coming to the new Disney Springs in 2015.If you watch  "Iron Chef America" than you know Chef Masaharu Morimoto. This new unique dining experience will be brought to you by the Iron Chef himself. Morimoto Asia will be his first ever pan-Asian restaurant.The restaurant will be very unique, it will feature an exhibition kitchen, waterside seating, terraces, a grand hall and cocktail lounge. This new 2 story restaurant is set to open at … [Read more...]


The Hangar – New Restaurant Coming to Disney Springs 2015

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The Hanger - New Restaurant concept coming to Disney Springs in 2015!Well you may have heard about Disney's massive new project which is expected to turn the Downtown Disney Area into an incredible new  dining, shopping and entertaining experience called Disney Springs! This massive expansion is now underway and is really beginning to take shape! Disney Springs is expected to open in phases with Phase 1: "The Landing" debuting in 2015. Currently scheduled to finish by 2016, this expansion … [Read more...]


10 Magical Experiences for the Holidays at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World does nothing in a small way, but makes special things, especially holidays spectacular. Check out these 10 special offerings for the holidays.1. The Jungle Cruise becomes "The Jingle Cruise" - This nostalgic ride dresses up in holiday decorations, the boats take on special holiday names, and the boat captains even make their jokes more festive and holiday flavored. This transformation begins on November 7.2. Get "Frozen" at Hollywood Studios - While the Frozen takeover … [Read more...]


2014 Mahaloween Luau at the Disneyland Resort

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September 29 I attended a really interesting event at Disneyland Resort called the Mahaloween Luau.  It was held at the Disneyland Hotel outside of Trader Sam's and the Tangaroa Terrace on the patio.  There were 5 one-hour seatings with a maximum of 100 people per seating.  The cost was $125 per person and it was touted as a way for a limited number of people to " have the pleasure of this kooky seasonal party that includes beverages and eats, live music and insider info with Imagineers and … [Read more...]


Visiting the new & improved Club 33 at the Disneyland Resort

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 While I was at the Mahaloween Luau last month (September 29) at the Disneyland Hotel, I received a surprise message on my phone asking if I would like to go to Club 33 for lunch or dinner with my girls that same week!  Are you kidding me?  Club 33 was on my bucket list as a huge Disneyland fan and I was always thinking of ways to find someone who was a member that could make a reservation for me!  I gratefully answered that I would love to and that lunch would be better for us, as I … [Read more...]


Walt Disney World Planning – ADR’s For First Timers

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So you’ve gone ahead and booked your first WDW trip – congrats! Once your trip is about 6 months away, you’ll need to make your Advance Dining Reservations (or ADR’s in Disney-speak!) for your table service meals. But if you have no clue where to begin, fear not – as it is easier than you think! Here’s a guide to picking out your ADR’s that should help you get startedThe ADR: A Quick Rundown – So ok – what exactly does ADR mean anyway? An Advanced Dining Reservation or ADR basically is a … [Read more...]


Thanksgiving and Christmas Menus at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop and Emeril’s Orlando

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With the Holiday’s quickly approaching, we were able to get out hands on the Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day specials for Emeril’s Tchoup Chop and Emeril’s Orlando.Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Thanksgiving – http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/article/spend-thanksgiving-us-emerils-tchoup-chopEmeril’s Orlando Thanksgiving – http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/article/spend-thanksgiving-us-emerils-orlandoEmeril’s Tchoup Chop Christmas – … [Read more...]


Trattoria al Forno opening soon at Disney’s BoardWalk — Reservations Open October 21

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Trattoria al Forno is set to open on December 18th in the old Kouzzina location. The new restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk that will showcase classic Italian cuisine including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, fresh cavatelli pasta and pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens.Open daily for breakfast and dinner, with reservations starting October 21, Chef Dee Foundoukis and her team in Trattoria al Forno’s kitchen are creating a true taste of all of Italy’s diverse regions.Trattoria al Forno … [Read more...]