News – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Disney Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining, Reviews and More! Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:15:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png News – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 Military Discounts Now Available at Walt Disney World for 2017 http://www.chipandco.com/military-discounts-now-available-2017-walt-disney-world-packages-249449/ http://www.chipandco.com/military-discounts-now-available-2017-walt-disney-world-packages-249449/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:06:26 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249449 It’s a big day for discounts in the Disney-sphere as Walt Disney World has also unveiled Military discounts for 2017 packages. If you’re looking for park tickets, Disney World is offering active or retired Military members deeply discounted prices for 4-5 day theme park tickets that have Park Hopper or Water Parks Fun and More […]

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It’s a big day for discounts in the Disney-sphere as Walt Disney World has also unveiled Military discounts for 2017 packages.

If you’re looking for park tickets, Disney World is offering active or retired Military members deeply discounted prices for 4-5 day theme park tickets that have Park Hopper or Water Parks Fun and More as an add-on. Here are the sample costs:

  • 4 Day Park Hopper or Water Park Fun and More $209 each.
  • 5 Day Park Hopper or Water Park Fun and More $224 each.
  • 4 Day Park Hopper AND Water Park Fun and More $246 each.
  • 5 Day Park Hopper AND Water Park Fun and More $261 each.

Discounted tickets can be obtained either directly through Disney or via your military installation ticket office.

Good news for those looking to stay on-site as Disney is also offering a Military Discount of 30-40% off Walt Disney World Resort stays. The discounts offered are as follows:

  • 30% off Value Resorts (does not include Little Mermaid Rooms at Art of Animation)
  • 35% off Moderate Resorts and Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • 40% off Deluxe Resorts and Villas (3 bedroom villas and bungalows excluded)

This offer is valid for stays between January 1 – December 19, 2017.  Blackout dates are between April 9 – April 23, 2017.

Military Discounts are available to the following members:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Retired: Active, Reserve, National Guard, Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of Public Health Service or Commission Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • 100% Service Connected Disabled with the DAVPRM code on their Military Issued ID.

A valid Military ID will be required upon check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Walt Disney World getaway by filling out our form below to receive your FREE quote.

 

Find articles like this helpful? Then why not consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?  As an agent with MickeyTravels, I’ll be on hand to help with everything from finding you the best discounts, your perfect resort or nabbing those hard-to-get dining and Fastpass reservations.  Best of all, my services are absolutely FREE.  Get in touch at 1.800.801.4025 via email at mroden@mickeytravels.com or follow along on Facebook. 

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A New Re-imagined “The Lion King” Movie Coming From Disney and Jon Favreau http://www.chipandco.com/new-re-imagined-lion-king-movie-coming-disney-jon-favreau-249444/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-re-imagined-lion-king-movie-coming-disney-jon-favreau-249444/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:23:04 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249444 Walt Disney Studios and Jon Favreau are teaming up for a reimagining of classic film ‘The Lion King‘. This new version of ‘The Lion King’ will feature the famous songs from the animated movie, just like the upcoming live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The project follows the Disney and Favreau groundbreaking hit “The Jungle Book” […]

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Walt Disney Studios and Jon Favreau are teaming up for a reimagining of classic film ‘The Lion King‘. This new version of ‘The Lion King’ will feature the famous songs from the animated movie, just like the upcoming live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The project follows the Disney and Favreau groundbreaking hit “The Jungle Book” that debuted in April and has since earned $965.8 million worldwide.

Disney’s successes with the reimagining of its classic animated films like “Maleficent”, “Cinderella”, and “The Jungle Book”, it’s no surprise that “The Lion King” would be on the short list as well. The upcoming “Beauty and the Beast“, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017.. Disney and Favreau are also in development on a sequel to “The Jungle Book”. No release date has been announced for either film.

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Time is running out for high school students nationwide to be a part of the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy http://www.chipandco.com/time-running-high-school-students-nationwide-part-2017-disney-dreamers-academy-249431/ http://www.chipandco.com/time-running-high-school-students-nationwide-part-2017-disney-dreamers-academy-249431/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:58:53 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249431 Time is running out for high school students nationwide to be a part of the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine – the innovative, outside-of-the-classroom, mentoring program is in its 10th year at Walt Disney World Resort. To be among the 100 selected to participate in this unique experience, high school students […]

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Time is running out for high school students nationwide to be a part of the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine – the innovative, outside-of-the-classroom, mentoring program is in its 10th year at Walt Disney World Resort. To be among the 100 selected to participate in this unique experience, high school students around the country must apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com by October 31.

Each year, students participate in engaging and immersive workshops related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques, leadership values and networking strategies from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives. Moreover, motivational speakers and celebrities such as syndicated radio and television personality Steve Harvey and ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks connect with students to share their stories and provide insight into how to achieve success and DREAM BIG.

Immersed in the imaginative and magical setting of Walt Disney World Resort, Dreamers go behind the scenes to learn what inspires Disney storytellers, as well as use the theme parks as energetic ‘classrooms,’ leading to career discoveries, the pursuit of dreams and fun memories to cherish.

“Giving back to our youth – our future – is something I am so passionate about,” said Harvey. “This is a milestone year, where the success and collaboration with Disney continue to pay dividends for the lives of over 900 Disney Dreamer alumni and with the addition of the class of 2017, we will have influenced over 1,000 aspiring young leaders. I encourage all high school students to take the time to apply for the 10th annual Disney Dreamers Academy because I truly believe that a young person’s dream deserves constant nourishing.”

Applicants must answer essay questions describing their stories, the people who are most influential in their lives and their dreams for the future. Students are selected based on a combination of attributes, including a strong character, positive attitude and determination to achieve their dreams.

Selected Dreamers, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for the event March 9-12, 2017. Applications are open to U.S. high school students, ages 13 to 19, until Oct. 31, 2016. A distinguished panel of leaders will judge the applications in November and selected students will be announced in December.

For more information regarding applications, visit: DisneyDreamersAcademy.com. Follow the Dreamers on Facebook.com/DisneyDreamersAcademy or on Twitter.com/DreamersAcademy.

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Disney Performing Arts Takes its Music Workshop to North Carolina High School Students as part of the 2016 Grammy Music Educator Award http://www.chipandco.com/disney-performing-arts-takes-music-workshop-north-carolina-high-school-students-part-2016-grammy-music-educator-award-249427/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-performing-arts-takes-music-workshop-north-carolina-high-school-students-part-2016-grammy-music-educator-award-249427/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:37:29 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249427 Disney Performing Arts brought one of its popular music workshops to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as part of band director Phillip Riggs winning the 2016 Music Educator Award™ presented by the GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy®. To celebrate his achievement, Riggs’ music students participated in Disney’s coveted workshop called “You’re […]

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Disney Performing Arts brought one of its popular music workshops to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as part of band director Phillip Riggs winning the 2016 Music Educator Award™ presented by the GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy®.

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To celebrate his achievement, Riggs’ music students participated in Disney’s coveted workshop called “You’re Instrumental,” as well as interact with Mickey Mouse dressed in his famous band conductor attire. Disney Performing Arts is endorsed by the GRAMMY® Foundation and is a proud co-sponsor of the Music Educator Award.

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Room Only Discount released for Winter 2017 for Disney Visa Cardmembers http://www.chipandco.com/room-discount-released-winter-2017-disney-visa-cardmembers-249406/ http://www.chipandco.com/room-discount-released-winter-2017-disney-visa-cardmembers-249406/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:10:15 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249406 Disney Visa® Cardmember Winter Offer  Offer Details Book Through December 21, 2016 Valid Travel Dates Stays most nights from January 1 through April 8, 2017Important Details The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges may apply if there are […]

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Disney Visa® Cardmember Winter Offer

 Offer Details
Book Through
December 21, 2016
Valid Travel Dates
Stays most nights from January 1 through April 8, 2017Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Must use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards® Redemption Card to pay the deposit.
  • Advance reservations required.

Offer Restrictions

  • Length of stay requirements may apply.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

 

If you are unsure of where to begin planning your Disney vacation, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can follow along on Facebook here.

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New Winter Play, Stay, and Dine Offer for Disney Visa Cardmembers released http://www.chipandco.com/new-winter-play-stay-dine-offer-disney-visa-cardmembers-released-249395/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-winter-play-stay-dine-offer-disney-visa-cardmembers-released-249395/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:43:21 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249395 Disney Visa® Cardmember Play Stay Dine Offer  Offer Details: Book Through December 21, 2016 Valid Travel Dates Stays most nights January 1, 2017 through March 7, 2017 Length of Stay Requirements Minimum – 3 nights Maximum – 14 nights Important Details Sample package savings is based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child for […]

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Disney Visa® Cardmember Play Stay Dine Offer

 Offer Details:
Book Through
December 21, 2016
Valid Travel Dates
Stays most nights January 1, 2017 through March 7, 2017

Length of Stay Requirements

  • Minimum – 3 nights
  • Maximum – 14 nights

Important Details

  • Sample package savings is based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child for a 5-night/6-day room.
  • The number of packages allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Length of stay requirements may apply.
  • Tickets and Options must be used within 14 days of first use.
  • Must purchase a Walt Disney Travel Co. room and ticket package, and must mention the offer when calling to book. Must use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit.
  • Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.

Offer Restrictions

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion
  • Advance reservation required.
  • Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort –The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

 

If you are unsure of where to begin planning your Disney vacation, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can follow along on Facebook here.

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Marvel Studios & IMAX Offers Fans A Sneak Peek At “Doctor Strange” http://www.chipandco.com/marvel-studios-imax-offers-fans-sneak-peek-doctor-strange-249324/ http://www.chipandco.com/marvel-studios-imax-offers-fans-sneak-peek-doctor-strange-249324/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:06:27 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249324 Marvel Studios’ Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated, action-packed “Doctor Strange.” Was introduced by Marvel Studios. The sneak peek will be showcased in over 115 theater locations across North America on October 10, 2016, at 7p.m. Select IMAX 3D theaters nationwide […]

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Marvel Studios’ Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated, action-packed “Doctor Strange.” Was introduced by Marvel Studios. The sneak peek will be showcased in over 115 theater locations across North America on October 10, 2016, at 7p.m.

Select IMAX 3D theaters nationwide and 3D & IMAX 3D theaters internationally will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen 3D footage of the “Doctor Strange“, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.

Commenting on the exclusive footage, director Scott Derrickson says, “As a movie fan, I am thrilled to take audiences along on the visual journey of ‘Doctor Strange’ and give them an early peek at what we’ve been working on. The completed film will feature more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences that will provide audiences with a totally immersive—and mind-blowing—film-going experience and I’m excited to share a taste of that with our fans on 10/10.”

Tickets to the October 10th Marvel Studios Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look are free and will be distributed for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-serve basis starting today at noon/PDT. For more information and to download tickets, go to: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/131383

Fans who attend this exclusive sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition, collectible “Doctor Strange” IMAX poster.

“Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.

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New & Exciting Attractions are coming to Sea World Orlando in 2017 http://www.chipandco.com/new-exciting-attractions-coming-sea-world-orlando-2017-249239/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-exciting-attractions-coming-sea-world-orlando-2017-249239/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:39:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249239 Today SeaWorld Orlando announced its lineup of new attractions, shows and events for 2017, delivering meaningful and fun vacation options for guests. “We look forward to introducing many new experiences to SeaWorld Orlando in 2017,” said Donnie Mills, Park President, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica Orlando. “We are constantly looking at ways to inspire our […]

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Today SeaWorld Orlando announced its lineup of new attractions, shows and events for 2017, delivering meaningful and fun vacation options for guests.

“We look forward to introducing many new experiences to SeaWorld Orlando in 2017,” said Donnie Mills, Park President, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica Orlando. “We are constantly looking at ways to inspire our guests with up-close animal encounters and thrilling attractions. Now, with so many new additions our guests and pass members have more reasons to visit again and again.”

These experiences include:

Kraken® Virtual Reality (VR) Roller CoasterSummer 2017

SeaWorld Orlando will debut its first digitally enhanced ride experience as the legendary Kraken roller coaster is transformed into a virtual reality (VR) roller coaster experience.  Using new technology, this thrill ride will be the only VR coaster experience in Florida.

Guests will embark on a deep sea mission alongside sea creatures inspired by extinct and legendary animals of the past, including the mighty Kraken.  A custom digital overlay with uniquely designed headsets, fully integrated both mechanically and electronically into the coaster train delivers a new one-of-a-kind adventure.  The addition of VR to this fan-favorite brings a new level of excitement and interest in Kraken, giving guests the opportunity to experience the coaster in a completely new way.

Dolphin NurserySummer 2017

SeaWorld Orlando’s Dolphin Nursery will become more interactive in 2017, giving guests the opportunity to get up close to mother and baby dolphins in all new ways.

Large-scale acrylic windows will offer up close viewing, including multiple levels to give kids a face-to-face perspective with dolphin calves. New slide out areas and lifting floor will also allow for easier access to mom and baby for the veterinary and animal care teams.

The next generation of multi-purpose digital displays will allow SeaWorld educators to share information about dolphin behavior, biology and conservation with our guests by interacting with video from the team’s educational and animal care content.

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Seven Seas FestivalStarting February 2017

SeaWorld Orlando’s popular music and food events will expand to a total of 14 weekends in 2017 as part of the Seven Seas Festival.  Inspired by street food from Asia, the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean, this expanded festival will bring new culinary offerings to guests throughout the park. Plus, guests will be able to indulge in a variety of international, local and seasonal craft brews on tap giving their taste buds a worldly delight.

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Flamecraft Bar Summer 2017

Continuing the park’s food and beverage focus, a new dining location adjacent to the SeaFire Grill along the waterfront area will provide a great place to pause for a drink in a casual atmosphere. The Flamecraft Bar will feature 16 seasonal craft brews and a new menu to tempt the taste buds.

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Electric OceanSummer 2017

Electric Ocean will debut next summer at SeaWorld Orlando as a brand new, end-of-day spectacle event. As the sun goes down, the lights and energy go up, offering guests a different kind of fun after dark. The ocean comes to life with bioluminescent lighting, music and pathway entertainment, immersing guests in a glowing sea of wonder.

Nautilus Theatre – Summer 2017

Continuing the park’s focus on entertainment, events and shows, an entirely new experience is coming to the Nautilus Theatre. The dedicated summer show will debut Memorial Day weekend.

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Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion – Spring 2017

As part of SeaWorld’s ongoing commitment to Annual Pass Members, the Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion will open just in time for spring break. The exclusive pavilion will feature concierge service, complimentary sunscreen, a private entrance to Banana Beach, private animal encounters and additional offers.

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed ReindeerTM & Friends, SeaWorld Orlando2016 Christmas Celebration, continuing in 2017

Beloved Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends, including Clarice, Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius, and Rudolph themed attractions will be making their debut as part of the 2016 Christmas Celebration™ at SeaWorld Orlando.

Rudolph & Friends will return for the 2017 season, with additional Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-themed experiences for families to enjoy the Christmas spirit even more.

The best way for guests to visit SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass or Fun Card and by purchasing a pass now, guests can get three months free.  Also available now is the brand new Transferrable Pass allowing Pass Members to bring a different guest each time they visit SeaWorld Orlando or Aquatica Orlando.

 

Visit www.seaworldorlando.com for more information.

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Virtual Running Shorts Series by runDisney Returning in Summer 2017 http://www.chipandco.com/virtual-running-shorts-series-rundisney-returning-summer-2017-249243/ http://www.chipandco.com/virtual-running-shorts-series-rundisney-returning-summer-2017-249243/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:38:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249243 This past summer’s inaugural Virtual Running Shorts Series was such a huge success that runDisney has decided to bring it back in summer 2017. The series will take place between June 1 and August 31, 2017 and includes 3 Disney-themed 5Ks. Runners can select which event they would like to participate in or run them all […]

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This past summer’s inaugural Virtual Running Shorts Series was such a huge success that runDisney has decided to bring it back in summer 2017. The series will take place between June 1 and August 31, 2017 and includes 3 Disney-themed 5Ks. Runners can select which event they would like to participate in or run them all in order to complete the entire Running Shorts Series. Each virtual race costs $39 to enter and the cost for the entire series is $142.

The 3.1 mile distance can be completed anywhere you like and at your own pace. Walk, jog or run on a local track, through your neighborhood or even on a treadmill. Simply report the results to runDisney and your Finisher’s medal will be mailed for each race completed within 30 days of your final race. It’s a great way for everyone to participate in a Disney-themed event and relies entirely on the honor system.

Online registration and full details will be available starting Spring 2017.

Contact lbourget@mickeytravels.com or visit my Facebook page here to start planning your next Disney Destination vacation.  All of my planning services are 100% FREE and can help save you both time and money!

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Disney Wonder to Receive Some new Magical Enhancements http://www.chipandco.com/disney-wonder-receive-new-magical-enhancements-249203/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-wonder-receive-new-magical-enhancements-249203/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249203 There’s nothing more exciting than one of your Disney favorites getting a magical facelift! The Disney Wonder has long been deemed the least Magical of all of Disney Cruise Line’s ships, but Disney has announced some new fantastic things are in store for passengers this coming Fall! In this video, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive, […]

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There’s nothing more exciting than one of your Disney favorites getting a magical facelift! The Disney Wonder has long been deemed the least Magical of all of Disney Cruise Line’s ships, but Disney has announced some new fantastic things are in store for passengers this coming Fall!

In this video, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive, Theron Skees gives you a sneak peek of all the fun you can expect beginning this fall…

 

The new experiences will premiere on cruises from Galveston, Texas, to the Bahamas and Caribbean starting Nov. 10. What do you think of the new changes to The Wonder?

I have personally taken The Disney Wonder cruise out of Galveston, TX to the Bahamas and had a wonderful experience! If you are unsure of where to begin planning your Disney Cruise, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can follow along on Facebook here.

Photo/Video: Disney Parks Blog

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Chapter 4 of “Go Rogue” The Star Wars Superfan Series Online Now http://www.chipandco.com/chapter-4-go-rogue-star-wars-superfan-series-online-now-249170/ http://www.chipandco.com/chapter-4-go-rogue-star-wars-superfan-series-online-now-249170/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:05:13 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249170 The final episode of the Superfan written, directed and stop motion ” target=”_blank”>Go Rogue YouTube series debuts today. The four-part series previews key toys from the new “Rogue One” line before they hit stores Sept. 30. The Go Rogue video series follows the imagined adventures of “Rogue One” toys seeking LEGO Star Wars Death Star […]

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The final episode of the Superfan written, directed and stop motion ” target=”_blank”>Go Rogue YouTube series debuts today. The four-part series previews key toys from the new “Rogue One” line before they hit stores Sept. 30.

The Go Rogue video series follows the imagined adventures of “Rogue One” toys seeking LEGO Star Wars Death Star set building instructions that have been misplaced by the Empire. In the exciting conclusion, the Rebels must rely on their wits, courage and building skills to rescue one of their own from Director Krennic and escape with the LEGO building instructions.

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The Go Rogue series conclusion will feature new LEGO Star Wars toys in action, such as AT-ST Walker, Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle, along with new minifigure characters Jyn Erso, Director Krennic, Cassian Andor, K-2SO, Baze Malbus, Chirrut Imwe, Death Troopers and more. More than 20,000 LEGO bricks were used in this production.

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Chapter 4 brings the fan-created toy-sized adventure to a close and leads into a global user generated content (UGC) contest for fans to create and enter their own 2-minute videos beginning Sept. 30. Winners will attend an advance film screening at Lucasfilm in San Francisco and see their own story on the big screen.

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More information is available at StarWars.com/GoRogue for ages 13+.
For parents of kids ages 8-12, have them visit Disney.com/MyRogueStory.
Fans also can join the global #GoRogue conversation on social.

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Couple dies in accident while on Disney World Vacation leaves 2 children in the hospital http://www.chipandco.com/couple-dies-accident-disney-world-vacation-leaves-2-children-hospital-249194/ http://www.chipandco.com/couple-dies-accident-disney-world-vacation-leaves-2-children-hospital-249194/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:37:04 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249194 While on a vacation for the first time to Walt Disney World a family from Missouri was in a horrible car accident which left both parents dead and the 2 children in critical condition in the hospital . Sunday around noon a Ford Focus drifted into the lane containing the Moyers family on I-4 eastbound near […]

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While on a vacation for the first time to Walt Disney World a family from Missouri was in a horrible car accident which left both parents dead and the 2 children in critical condition in the hospital .

Sunday around noon a Ford Focus drifted into the lane containing the Moyers family on I-4 eastbound near DeLand, Florida. The Ford Focus struck the right-hand side of the Moyers 2007 Nissan and forced them off the highway and into a tree. Both Greg and Sara Moyers died on the scene.  Their two children Hailey 13 & Sophia 8 were left with serious injuries and taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital . On Sunday night Hailey was in stable condition while Sophia was in critical.

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The driver of the Ford Focus was 43-year-old Charles King of North Carolina who was not injured in the crash. An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol  is still ongoing by troopers and no charges have been filed as of this time.

Special thank you to their family member Heather for sharing this photo with us!

Last day at Disney. Special thank you to their family member Heather for sharing this photo with us!

The family had just visited Disney World and were on their way to the beach before heading home.

Jason Nash, a close friend of the family has started a go fund me account to help out his friends family. 

Please visit the gofundme page and make a donation, if possible.

 

Photo credit Hailey & Sophia Moyers go fund me page. 

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Is Disney looking into buying Twitter? http://www.chipandco.com/disney-looking-buying-twitter-249187/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-looking-buying-twitter-249187/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:30:46 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249187 According to Bloomberg the Walt Disney Co is looking into putting in a bid for the social media giant Twitter. If Disney buys twitter reports say they would use it to further their video streaming service. Representatives for Twitter and Disney were not available for comment.

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According to Bloomberg the Walt Disney Co is looking into putting in a bid for the social media giant Twitter.

If Disney buys twitter reports say they would use it to further their video streaming service.

Representatives for Twitter and Disney were not available for comment.

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iPhone 7 D-Tech phones cases being added to On Demand stations at Walt Disney World and Disneyland http://www.chipandco.com/iphone-7-d-tech-phones-cases-added-demand-stations-walt-disney-world-disneyland-249161/ http://www.chipandco.com/iphone-7-d-tech-phones-cases-added-demand-stations-walt-disney-world-disneyland-249161/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:39:41 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249161 In the wake of the new iPhone 7 release, Disney has announced that they are adding iPhone 7 compatible cases into the Dtech On Demand Stations throughout the parks. Some of the new artwork includes the two Halloween-inspired designs shown above. These new D-Tech on Demand phone case designs can accommodate both iPhone 6 / […]

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In the wake of the new iPhone 7 release, Disney has announced that they are adding iPhone 7 compatible cases into the Dtech On Demand Stations throughout the parks.

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Some of the new artwork includes the two Halloween-inspired designs shown above.

These new D-Tech on Demand phone case designs can accommodate both iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus models.

We’ll release pre-packaged cases for iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus in select merchandise locations starting in early October.

Guests visiting Disneyland Resort can find D-Tech on Demand at D-Street in Downtown Disney District. You can also create Star Wars-inspired cases at Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park.

At Walt Disney World Resort, D-Tech on Demand is found at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs Marketplace, Tomorrowland Light & Power Company in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park, and Star Wars Launch Bay Cargo at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (the latter location only offers Star Wars-inspired designs).

Will you be creating your own personalized phone case?

If you are unsure of where to begin planning your Disney Parks Vacation, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can follow along on Facebook here.

photos: Disney Parks Blog

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Wheel of Fortune is at Disney again for ‘Disney Grand Adventures Week’ http://www.chipandco.com/wheel-fortune-disney-disney-grand-adventures-week-249071/ http://www.chipandco.com/wheel-fortune-disney-disney-grand-adventures-week-249071/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:57:38 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249071 Disney fans love seeing Disney Parks represented in their favorite television shows, so we’re excited to let you know that Disney has announced that Wheel of Fortune will again be doing a Disney-themed week, starting tomorrow, September 26th. Disney released details about the upcoming episodes: The shows feature fantastic prize trips to both Walt Disney […]

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Disney fans love seeing Disney Parks represented in their favorite television shows, so we’re excited to let you know that Disney has announced that Wheel of Fortune will again be doing a Disney-themed week, starting tomorrow, September 26th. Disney released details about the upcoming episodes:

The shows feature fantastic prize trips to both Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort – a pretty good reminder that it’s time for you to be thinking about planning your next magical vacation, right? Plus, you’ll see Grandparents who are all big Disney fans, clever puzzles, and many more surprises. And… there’s even a chance for you and your gang to win a magical Grand Adventure at Walt Disney World Resort, just for tuning in! (Details on that are here.)

We were thrilled to host Pat, Vanna and the whole “Wheel” Crew here at Walt Disney World Resort this summer, when we filmed all new content for this year’s shows.

And, because I know you love it when we can “lift the curtain” and give you a behind-the-scenes look at Production … here we go!

These spectacular photographs were taken during the shoot in July by “Wheel of Fortune” Photographer Carol Kaelson. They’ll give you a true “insider’s look” at just how many people it takes to make “television magic.” (And, yes, that’s yours truly sharing some of my favorite Disney Trivia with Pat and Vanna. But be sure you look closely. You just might see a favorite character from Disney’s Animal Kingdom lurking amongst the trees.)

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Of course, after a fantastic time here in Florida, it was time to pack it up and head to California to tape the shows. And, yes … Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy were with us, as well. Here’s one more sneak peek, as the Gang shot a fun scene that will open tomorrow night’s episode.

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Disney Grand Adventure Week on “Wheel of Fortune” begins tomorrow, September 26, and continues through September 30.

Will you be watching this week?

If you are unsure of where to begin planning your Disney Parks Vacation, contact me today to take advantage of my FREE vacation planning services! I specialize in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me today at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can follow along on Facebook here.

Photos: Disney Parks Blog

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Win a trip to the Bahamas with the Finding Dory Unforgettable Getaway Sweepstakes http://www.chipandco.com/win-trip-bahamas-finding-dory-unforgettable-getaway-sweepstakes-248993/ http://www.chipandco.com/win-trip-bahamas-finding-dory-unforgettable-getaway-sweepstakes-248993/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:15:42 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=248993 Great news! Disney Cruise Line has a super fun Finding Dory Unforgettable Getaway Sweepstakes available where you can win a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas! The grand prize is a four day Bahamian cruise with a find Dory stateroom decor and a unique stingray experience on Castaway Cay. There will be 50 1st place winner of a $25.00 Disney […]

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Great news! Disney Cruise Line has a super fun Finding Dory Unforgettable Getaway Sweepstakes available where you can win a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas!

The grand prize is a four day Bahamian cruise with a find Dory stateroom decor and a unique stingray experience on Castaway Cay.

There will be 50 1st place winner of a $25.00 Disney gift cards.  There will also be 50 2nd prize winners which will win Dory Pop! Vinyl Figures.

This sweepstakes is open to Disney Movie Rewards Members who are legal residents of the 50 US States/DC, Canada (excl. QC) & PR, you must be 13 years & older only.For Official Rules, including eligibility, odds, free method of entry, & prize description, click HERE. Void where prohibited

You can enter this sweepstakes here, it starts on September 23, 2016 and ends on January 31, 2017.

Good luck to all of those who enter! 

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Disney Confirms New Star Wars Movie For 2020 http://www.chipandco.com/disney-confirms-new-star-wars-movie-2020-248976/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-confirms-new-star-wars-movie-2020-248976/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:29:49 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=248976 Disney chief executive Bob Iger has stated that another film in the Star Wars series of stand-alone “anthology” movies is set for release in 2020. In remarks made to the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, Iger said that a writer had been hired to work on the film. This would be the third in the series […]

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Disney chief executive Bob Iger has stated that another film in the Star Wars series of stand-alone “anthology” movies is set for release in 2020.

In remarks made to the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, Iger said that a writer had been hired to work on the film. This would be the third in the series that will begin with the release of the Gareth Edwards-directed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in December 2016, and followed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s as yet untitled Han Solo film, due for release in May 2018.

The Star Wars franchise as a whole shows no signs of slowing down: with episodes eight and nine of the main series due for release in 2017 and 2019 respectively, Iger said he had recently met Luscasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and “started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond”.

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SUV Accident on World Drive brings down road sign at Walt Disney World http://www.chipandco.com/suv-accident-world-drive-brings-road-sign-walt-disney-world-249016/ http://www.chipandco.com/suv-accident-world-drive-brings-road-sign-walt-disney-world-249016/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:41:44 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=249016 A black SUV on it’s way to the Magic Kingdom veered off the road and crashed into one of the Walt Disney World Road signs near Epcot and closed down traffic for all 3 lanes. The accident occurred just after 2pm EST, and EMS was on the scene immediately. One person was hospitalized Saturday afternoon and taken to […]

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A black SUV on it’s way to the Magic Kingdom veered off the road and crashed into one of the Walt Disney World Road signs near Epcot and closed down traffic for all 3 lanes.

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The accident occurred just after 2pm EST, and EMS was on the scene immediately.

One person was hospitalized Saturday afternoon and taken to Celebration Hospital.

All traffic has been diverted away from the accident for the time being.

 

Photo Credit Dianna Lopez

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Disney is looking for a family to be in their next Disney Commercial! http://www.chipandco.com/disney-looking-family-next-disney-commercial-248991/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-looking-family-next-disney-commercial-248991/#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:26:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=248991 Every dream of being a part of a Disney commercial? Now is your chance!  Adventures by Disney will be filming a commercial in Iceland and is looking for families to include. The good news is not only will you get to be in the commercial you will also get paid $10,000.00 and a trip to Iceland […]

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Every dream of being a part of a Disney commercial?

Now is your chance!  Adventures by Disney will be filming a commercial in Iceland and is looking for families to include. The good news is not only will you get to be in the commercial you will also get paid $10,000.00 and a trip to Iceland paid for by Disney!

Here are the requirements:

  •  The company wants a family of four. You can apply if you have a larger family, BUT only you, your partner and two children will be able to go on the trip.
  • Due to the shoot date quickly approaching, families must have passports already or be able to get them within two weeks!
  • You and your partner in your 20s-50s, children must be between between the ages of 8-16.
  • All ethnic groups are welcome to apply!
  • All four family members must be available to travel for 7-8 days between Oct. 1-15, 2016.

If you would like your chance to audition for this and fit all the requirements above please email Diana Lopez of Miami Talent Casting, at miamitalentcasting@gmail.com. Make sure you include some pictures of your family, all the names of the people in your family, contact information and where you live.

Currently there is no ending date for your entries however there will only be 10 families being chosen so enter as soon as you can.

Will you be entering? Comment below! 

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Disney’s THE BFG On Digital HD And Blu-ray December 6th http://www.chipandco.com/disneys-bfg-digital-hd-blu-ray-december-6th-248972/ http://www.chipandco.com/disneys-bfg-digital-hd-blu-ray-december-6th-248972/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:28:28 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=248972 “The BFG” comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray,™ DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand Dec. 6. This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family! As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday’s World Dream Day (September 25), an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary […]

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The BFG” comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray,™ DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand Dec. 6. This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family!

As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday’s World Dream Day (September 25), an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it seems a fitting time to announce the Dec 6th in-home release of “The BFG,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant. “The BFG” is releasing on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delighted with the extensive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The BFG” hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (“E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”); and more.

“The BFG” comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray,™ DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand Dec. 6. This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family!

As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday’s World Dream Day (September 25), an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it seems a fitting time to announce the Dec 6th in-home release of “The BFG,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant. “The BFG” is releasing on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

“The BFG” unites the talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – to bring to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant (Oscar®-winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg employs a new, hybrid style of filmmaking blending live-action and performance-capture techniques, resulting in genuine, heartfelt performances and super-photorealistic animation.

Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delighted with the extensive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The BFG” hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (“E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”); and more.

Spielberg’s directorial debut with The Walt Disney Studios was a labor of love, as he’s been a fan of Dahl’s for years. In fact, he read “The BFG” to his own children when they were younger. According to Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship; it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends; and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” “The BFG” is a Golden Phizzwizard* come true for Spielberg, Dahl fans and audiences around the world.

Bonus features include**:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
• Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a wonderful journey through the making of “The BFG.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.

• The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie. This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.

• Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in “The BFG.”

• Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in “The BFG,” along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.

• Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of “The BFG” and “E.T.,” whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in “The BFG.”

DIGITAL/VOD:
• John Williams: Scoring A Dream – A journey through the film’s concept art and memorable moments, interwoven with the sights and sounds of legendary composer John William’s scoring session.

DVD:
• Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG and Melissa Mathison: A Tribute

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