Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Disney Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining, Reviews and More! Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 Choo Choo Soul Performing at SeaWorld Orlando September 10 and 11 http://www.chipandco.com/choo-choo-soul-performing-seaworld-orlando-september-10-11-247175/ http://www.chipandco.com/choo-choo-soul-performing-seaworld-orlando-september-10-11-247175/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:00:12 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247175 Children’s musical sensation Choo Choo Soul will perform live concerts at SeaWorld Orlando on September 10 and 11. You can join the kid’s sensation Genevieve and DC, as they perform soulful and imaginative renditions of the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s children and adults can enjoy together. Concerts are included with park admission and take place inside the […]

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Children’s musical sensation Choo Choo Soul will perform live concerts at SeaWorld Orlando on September 10 and 11. You can join the kid’s sensation Genevieve and DC, as they perform soulful and imaginative renditions of the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s children and adults can enjoy together.

Concerts are included with park admission and take place inside the Nautilus Theater at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. You can also enjoy your weekend at the park with exclusive games for children and additional animal interactions in the SEA Garden, plus special dining and reserved seating packages available at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

  • Brunch with Choo Choo Soul (September 10 and 11 at 10 a.m.) – Enjoy a delicious brunch and mingle with Genevieve and DC from Choo Choo Soul. It’s a VIP experience not to be missed and sure to delight kids and parents alike. Brunch offers a delicious menu filled with all your breakfast favorites, while Choo Choo Soul stops by for meet-and-greets, photos and imaginative fun. Children under 3 are free but require a reservation. Park admission is required, but not included. Pricing begins at $29 per person and Pass Members receive a 10% discount.
  • Reserved Choo Choo Soul Seating Packages – Reserve prime seating at SeaWorld Orlando’s Nautilus Theater in advance for only $10 per person. Available for all show times, park admission is required, but not included.

For a limited time kids play free at SeaWorld Orlando! You can get one free child admission (ages 3 – 9) with each full paid adult admission to SeaWorld Orlando. Offer ends September 30, 2016 and ticket must be used by October 16, 2016. Admission offer is only available online at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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Customized Cakes No Longer Available at Magic Kingdom http://www.chipandco.com/customized-cakes-no-longer-available-magic-kingdom-247166/ http://www.chipandco.com/customized-cakes-no-longer-available-magic-kingdom-247166/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:39:54 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247166 Heading to the parks over the next few months? Then you may want to commemorate that special birthday or family celebration with a fancy fondant cake at Magic Kingdom as they soon may be a thing of the past. Disney announced that they will  officially stop offering cake customization at Magic Kingdom restaurants starting December […]

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Heading to the parks over the next few months? Then you may want to commemorate that special birthday or family celebration with a fancy fondant cake at Magic Kingdom as they soon may be a thing of the past. Disney announced that they will  officially stop offering cake customization at Magic Kingdom restaurants starting December 15.  A message on the Cake Ordering Hotline (407-827-2253) currently states that as of mid-December cake orders will no longer be available for Magic Kingdom restaurants. The announcement also states that alternative options may be available in the future but there is currently no further information on what that might be.

At the moment, Magic Kingdom seems to be the only park effected by this change.  Quick calls to the Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom hotlines suggested that no official announcement has been made as to whether or not they are suspending services as well. So at the moment it looks like cakes can still be delivered to the other theme parks as well as Walt Disney World resorts. However, it does make us wonder whether changes to the whole cake ordering operation are afoot. Readers, are encouraged to check back for further information.

Guests visiting Magic Kingdom, after December 15, that want a cake to accompany their meal can still opt for the Celebrate the Day cakes but personalized options will not be available and the products are just standard vanilla or chocolate round cakes.

For those unfamiliar with the cake ordering process, Guests looking for  a special way to commemorate a birthday or special occasion can contact the Cake Ordering Hotline 6o days  – 72 hours in advance and work with staff to come up with your edible work of art. Guest can pick flavor, theme, budget, size and an array of other customized options.  These can be delivered to theme parks and resorts. Disney’s customized cakes are a real thing of beauty and are filled with lovely little pixie-dust infused touches making them an unforgettable memory.

Visitors to Disney World also have the option of ordering cakes from Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs or through Disney Floral and Gifts.  Check out this article at Disney Addicts for further details. 

Hopefully this Magic Kingdom move doesn’t mark the loss of a service that many Disney guests have come to love.

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Celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Before its Final Check Out on January 2, 2017. http://www.chipandco.com/celebrate-twilight-zone-tower-terror-final-check-january-2-2017-247170/ http://www.chipandco.com/celebrate-twilight-zone-tower-terror-final-check-january-2-2017-247170/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:06:46 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247170 Guests of Disney California Adventure Park are invited to celebrate the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror before its final check out on January 2, 2017. The salute to this iconic attraction kicks off during Halloween time at the Disneyland Resort, from September 9 – October 31, 2016. Each night, beginning after twilight, Disney California Adventure […]

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imageGuests of Disney California Adventure Park are invited to celebrate the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror before its final check out on January 2, 2017. The salute to this iconic attraction kicks off during Halloween time at the Disneyland Resort, from September 9 – October 31, 2016.

Each night, beginning after twilight, Disney California Adventure Park Guests will be treated to “Late Check-Out” as they experience The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as they never have before … in complete darkness!

In addition to “Late Check-Out,” guests will find commemorative merchandise as well as special food and beverage items throughout the celebration. They’ll also get the chance to picture themselves “checking out” with a special photo location in front of the Hollywood Tower Hotel marquee, complete with vintage luggage and other nods to the landmark’s story and the glitz and glamor of a bustling young movie town.

And, each day during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, the Hollywood Tower Hotel will host special performances by Buena Vista Street’s own Silver Lake Sisters.

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Newly Envisioned Menu Added to Disney Boardwalk’s Flying Fish http://www.chipandco.com/newly-envisioned-menu-added-disney-boardwalks-flying-fish-247028/ http://www.chipandco.com/newly-envisioned-menu-added-disney-boardwalks-flying-fish-247028/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247028 The Flying Fish restaurant has re-opened with a newly envisioned menu.  The restaurant, located on the Boardwalk at the Walt Disney World Resort, has recently undergone a lengthy refurbishment.  The new menu features sustainable fish at the center of its theme with Chef Timothy Majoras at the helm of the open-air kitchen.   As you […]

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The Flying Fish restaurant has re-opened with a newly envisioned menu.  The restaurant, located on the Boardwalk at the Walt Disney World Resort, has recently undergone a lengthy refurbishment.  The new menu features sustainable fish at the center of its theme with Chef Timothy Majoras at the helm of the open-air kitchen.

 

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As you enter the restaurant, you will notice the clear glass bubble chandelier suspended from the ceiling.  The chandelier is the focal point of the entrance.  Made from blown glass, this beautiful fixture is representative of being under the sea.  The bubble chandelier is a smaller version of the Flying Fish and Bubbles chandelier suspended from the central point in the main dining area.

Menu

The Flying Fish Restaurant menu will challenge the palette.  Appetizers such as Corn Encrusted Wild Gulf Shrimp and A Tour of the Coast are sure to please.  Soups and salads include such options as the Blue Crab Bisque and Mesculin Salad.  The entrees focus on sustainable fish such as Ocean’s Bounty Sustainable Fish, Maine Lobster Nero Pasta, and Wood-Fired Spanish Octopus, Chilean Sea Bass and Rock Shrimp.

Cocktails

The alcoholic drinks menu features specialty cocktails along with wine and beer selections.  Available upon request is a wine list featuring selections from around the world.  The specialty cocktails are grouped by categories based on your preferred flavor palette. You can choose from Bitter, Tart, Savory, or Sweet.

Flying Fish has removed the word “Cafe” from its name.  The overall theme of this Signature Restaurant has created a more sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of the golden era of oceanside boardwalk dining.  Please note there is a basic dress code to enjoy a meal at this restaurant.  Men can wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shirts with a collared shirt.  Women may wear capri pants, dress shorts, skirts, or dresses.

The Flying Fish menu has a variety of flavor options.  Whether you want to stop in for appetizers and a specialty cocktail, or you wish to enjoy a full meal, the Flying Fish offers something for even the most eclectic taste palette.  Dining reservations are strongly recommended.  Flying Fish is accepted on the Disney Dining Plan and will deduct 2 Table Service Credits from your meal plan balance.

What do you think of the new Flying Fish menu?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

 

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“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” at Magic Kingdom Debuts a New Fall Finale This Week http://www.chipandco.com/mickeys-royal-friendship-faire-magic-kingdom-debuts-new-fall-finale-week-247154/ http://www.chipandco.com/mickeys-royal-friendship-faire-magic-kingdom-debuts-new-fall-finale-week-247154/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247154 The live show “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Fair” at Magic Kingdom will soon include an enhanced grand finale that celebrates the fall season. Beginning September 2nd, the finale scene will feature new costumes, decor and choreography along with an original new song celebrating autumn. The song comes from the songwriting duo of Valerie Vigoda and Brendan […]

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The live show “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Fair” at Magic Kingdom will soon include an enhanced grand finale that celebrates the fall season. Beginning September 2nd, the finale scene will feature new costumes, decor and choreography along with an original new song celebrating autumn. The song comes from the songwriting duo of Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn, who also composed the show’s catchy tune “On This Day.”

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to life beloved Disney stories both classic and contemporary in a spectacular performance featuring memorable music, lively dancing, delightful costumes and special effects magic. Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have invited friends from other lands to join them in a grand celebration. In addition to favorites like Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, the show also brings together a wonderful cast of characters including Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen;” Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and the gang from the Snuggly Duckling in “Tangled;” and Tiana, Naveen and Louis from “The Princess and the Frog.”

Also starting this weekend is the special fall edition of the popular Main Street Trolley Show, greeting everyone along the avenue with a joyous song all about “the magic that can happen when it’s autumn.” The special ticketed event “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” will also be held on select nights beginning September 2nd. So be sure to head on out to Magic Kingdom Park this fall and take in all the wonderful sights and sounds of the season!

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New Dining Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort this Fall http://www.chipandco.com/new-dining-experiences-walt-disney-world-resort-fall-247138/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-dining-experiences-walt-disney-world-resort-fall-247138/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247138 Join Minnie Mouse and friends at Minnie’s Halloween Dine, located at Hollywood & Vine. Guests can enjoy this frightfully festive character dinner party from September 12 through November 6, 2016 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The cost is $46.99 per adult and $27.99 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Some dining plans are accepted. Reservations can […]

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Join Minnie Mouse and friends at Minnie’s Halloween Dine, located at Hollywood & Vine. Guests can enjoy this frightfully festive character dinner party from September 12 through November 6, 2016 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The cost is $46.99 per adult and $27.99 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Some dining plans are accepted. Reservations can be made online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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Two new dining experiences recently opened at Disney’s Boardwalk. Flying Fish offers an elegant and sophisticated new interior along with an entirely sustainable seafood menu. Guests can also indulge in a curious cocktail next door at AbracadaBar, which is themed as a former magician’s hangout.

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The newly imagined Planet Hollywood Observatory reopens this fall at Disney Springs with Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri firing up an exclusive portion of the menu. Paddlefish, formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House, is also scheduled to open at Disney Springs this fall.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Guidelines for 2016 http://www.chipandco.com/costume-guidelines-mickeys-not-scary-halloween-party-2016-247120/ http://www.chipandco.com/costume-guidelines-mickeys-not-scary-halloween-party-2016-247120/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247120 If you plan on attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year, then you’ll want to be aware of the complete list of Costume Guidelines for the party. According to Disney’s Website, the following guidelines regarding costumes are in place for the 2016 Halloween Parties:   Before you brew up ideas for your next […]

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If you plan on attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year, then you’ll want to be aware of the complete list of Costume Guidelines for the party.

According to Disney’s Website, the following guidelines regarding costumes are in place for the 2016 Halloween Parties:

 

Before you brew up ideas for your next disguise—review our latest list of tips.

While we encourage creativity, we also value safety and good judgement. Please take a moment to read over our latest rules and regulations:

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  • Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • The Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

For Guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

For Guests ages 14 and older:

  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • May not wear masks of any kind.

Will you be attending MNSSHP this year? What will you wear with the new costume guidelines?

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“Captain America: Civil War” Comes Out On Blu-Ray 3D http://www.chipandco.com/captain-america-civil-war-blu-ray-3d-247135/ http://www.chipandco.com/captain-america-civil-war-blu-ray-3d-247135/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:53:59 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247135 Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has dominated the box office, debuting to $179.1 million (the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time) and winning over the critics by earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion worldwide. […]

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Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has dominated the box office, debuting to $179.1 million (the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time) and winning over the critics by earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion worldwide. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

When Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on September 13, viewers can pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

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Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded lineup of beloved Marvel Super Heroes, including Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), along with new recruit Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and joined by two new additions to the Marvel series: T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

Captain America: Civil War features more than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive, first look at Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4, 2016.

Digital HD/3D and Blu-Ray Bonus features include:

•United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As
the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each
side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-
scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive
footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams,
filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.

• Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from
loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.

•Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution
of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

•Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring
the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.

•Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of
“Captain America: Civil War.”

•Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen
McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced
creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.

•Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as
Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

If you just can’t pick a side to join, Captain America: Civil War is still a must have for Marvel fans to include their collection.

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These Boo-tiful Haunted Mansion Mouse Ears are Spook-tacular http://www.chipandco.com/boo-tiful-haunted-mansion-mouse-ears-spook-tacular-247103/ http://www.chipandco.com/boo-tiful-haunted-mansion-mouse-ears-spook-tacular-247103/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:00:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247103 The Haunted Mansion is one of my all time favorite Disney rides! Fun fact about me, it was actually the very first Disney ride I rode on my first trip. There is something about the wallpaper to me that is iconic and the perfect example of it. That’s why I love these Haunted Mansion Mouse […]

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The Haunted Mansion is one of my all time favorite Disney rides! Fun fact about me, it was actually the very first Disney ride I rode on my first trip. There is something about the wallpaper to me that is iconic and the perfect example of it. That’s why I love these Haunted Mansion Mouse Ears by MouseBands on Etsy.

Not only does Mouse Bands make some of the more comfortable Mouse Ear headbands, but she is always coming up with gorgeous design combinations. These ears have the Haunted Mansion wallpaper print with a black velvet spider web bow and a black glittered bat embellishment in the center. The spiderweb ribbon for the bow, is such a nice touch. The bow is a textured black velvet on top of black fabric, so you get the spider web in a beautifully understated way. Of course the black glittery bat gives me that perfect touch of sparkle that I always need. These are made with a rare fabric, and tend to sell out really quick!

If you’re heading to Mickey’s Not So Scary in WDW or Mickey’s Halloween Party in DL, these ears are a perfect compliment.

What other attractions would you love to see inspire Mickey Ear Headbands?

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What Was Thor Doing During “Civil War”? This Short Film Answers Those Questions http://www.chipandco.com/thor-during-civil-war-short-film-247044/ http://www.chipandco.com/thor-during-civil-war-short-film-247044/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:19:34 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247044 I know I’m not alone in this thought: my favorite Avenger has got to be Thor. So when ‘Captain America: Civil War’ premiered with no Thor I was full of questions! Where was he, and what was he doing that was so important?? Finally my questions have been answered. During the Marvel studios panel at […]

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I know I’m not alone in this thought: my favorite Avenger has got to be Thor. So when ‘Captain America: Civil War’ premiered with no Thor I was full of questions! Where was he, and what was he doing that was so important?? Finally my questions have been answered.

During the Marvel studios panel at Comic-Con in July a short film was released just to those in attendance, it has now been made public. While everyone was taking sides between #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan, this is all about #TeamThor.

During the filming of “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi took some spare time to put together a mockumentary about the God of Thunder. It delves into the softer side of Thor, with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) having a dorky roommate, Darryl, who helps him send peacemaking emails to Captain America and Iron Man during their Civil War clash.

This is an adorable short film for all Avenger fans. Just in time to tease the “Captain America: Civil War” DVD and Blu-Ray release which is coming up in September.

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Children are Now Asked to Scan a Finger Before Entering Theme Parks http://www.chipandco.com/children-now-asked-scan-finger-entering-theme-parks-247113/ http://www.chipandco.com/children-now-asked-scan-finger-entering-theme-parks-247113/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:35:49 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247113 It appears that children under the age of ten years old are now being asked to scan their finger before entering the Walt Disney World theme parks. Disney has made no formal announcement of the recent change although WDW News Today is reporting that the new requirement went into effect last week. This is most […]

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It appears that children under the age of ten years old are now being asked to scan their finger before entering the Walt Disney World theme parks. Disney has made no formal announcement of the recent change although WDW News Today is reporting that the new requirement went into effect last week.

This is most likely being implemented in order to help eliminate ticket fraud and resale. In the past, guests under the age of ten were not required to do a fingerprint scan or show a photo ID before entering the parks.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Salt & Pepper Shakers http://www.chipandco.com/mickey-minnie-mouse-halloween-salt-pepper-shakers-247095/ http://www.chipandco.com/mickey-minnie-mouse-halloween-salt-pepper-shakers-247095/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:00:45 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247095 I was checking out all of my Halloween decorations today and realized, I don’t have any Salt & Pepper shakers! Well, we can’t have that now can we? So problem solved with these adorable Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Salt & Pepper shakers from the Disney Store! Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween Salt & Pepper […]

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Pumpkin Salt & Pepper Shakers

I was checking out all of my Halloween decorations today and realized, I don’t have any Salt & Pepper shakers! Well, we can’t have that now can we? So problem solved with these adorable Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Salt & Pepper shakers from the Disney Store!


Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween Salt & Pepper Set

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween Salt & Pepper Set

These Disney Pumpkin Salt & Pepper shakers will spice-up any Halloween holiday celebration. I’m sure they would be the hit of any ”Mousequerade” party! I love how they look like the traditional Mickey & Minnie pumpkins you find all over the Disney Parks this time of year. Not only are they functional, but they’ll add even more Disney Halloween theming to my dining room!

Do you have Disney Halloween decor for your Kitchen and Dining room? It makes me feel like I’m also at the parks, even when I’m away!

 

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Frightfully Fun Parade to Make Disneyland Debut During Mickey’s Halloween Party http://www.chipandco.com/frightfully-fun-parade-debut-disneylands-mickeys-halloween-party-247101/ http://www.chipandco.com/frightfully-fun-parade-debut-disneylands-mickeys-halloween-party-247101/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:11:27 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247101 Grim Grinning Ghosts and ghouls a-plenty will being taking to Main Street this Halloween as Disneyland debuts the all-new Frightfully Fun Parade as part of Mickey’s Halloween Party. Taking place on select nights starting September 23rd – October 31st, this spooktacular evening offering will feature some of Disney’s most iconic baddies including the Headless Horseman, […]

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Grim Grinning Ghosts and ghouls a-plenty will being taking to Main Street this Halloween as Disneyland debuts the all-new Frightfully Fun Parade as part of Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Taking place on select nights starting September 23rd – October 31st, this spooktacular evening offering will feature some of Disney’s most iconic baddies including the Headless Horseman, who along with his ominous black steed sets the tone for the parade that follows.  The Halloween mayhem continues with visits from Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King, Dr. Facilier who will no doubt be spreading his bad juju as well as the lovable spectral trio of Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion.  Rounding off the thrilling festivities will be an all-star cast of Disney Villains including Hades, Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil  just to name a few.

Those planning on visiting Disneyland during the months of September and October should remember that Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event.  Tickets are currently on-sale and range from $79- $99 depending on the night you attend.  Several of the Halloween parties are selling out fast to advance booking is strongly encouraged if you’d like to take part in the Frightfully Fun action.  Visit disneyland.com for booking details.

Thinking of paying a Halloween visit to Disneyland? Fill 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 will be on hand to help you with everything from finding your perfect package to sharing tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time at the parks. Get in touch at 1.800.801.4025, via email at mroden@mickeytravels.com or following along on Facebook. 

 

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Save 30% at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil with a Disney Visa Card http://www.chipandco.com/save-30-la-nouba-cirque-du-soleil-disney-visa-card-247092/ http://www.chipandco.com/save-30-la-nouba-cirque-du-soleil-disney-visa-card-247092/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:32:15 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247092 Disney Visa card members can save 30% on select seats at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort through October 1, 2016. Cardmembers receive: 30% off Front & Center, Category 1, 2 and 3 Adult and Child Tickets A close-up view of the magic at performances through October 1, 2016 Tickets […]

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Disney Visa card members can save 30% on select seats at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort through October 1, 2016.

Cardmembers receive:

  • 30% off Front & Center, Category 1, 2 and 3 Adult and Child Tickets
  • A close-up view of the magic at performances through October 1, 2016

Tickets can be ordered by calling 407-WDW-CIRQ (939-2477) and will be available at Will Call.  They will also be available for purchase at the Box office at Disney Springs or online. A Disney Visa Card is required for pick-up.

Witness this international cast as they perform glorious feats of incredible strength and breathtaking beauty. The French phrase “la nouba” literally translates to “the party.” And do these performers ever know how to celebrate! Acrobats, singers, trapeze artists, jugglers and clowns—more than 65 artists representing 15 countries—delight and mystify with daring acts of grace. A riot of color washes over every scene with the imaginative costumes, quixotic makeup and dynamic sets.

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. 

Photo: Disney Travel Professionals

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Family files Bed bug lawsuit against Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa http://www.chipandco.com/family-files-bed-bug-lawsuit-disneys-grand-californian-hotel-spa-247037/ http://www.chipandco.com/family-files-bed-bug-lawsuit-disneys-grand-californian-hotel-spa-247037/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:25:18 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247037 In the summer of 2014 Joseph and Danielle Jones packed their three daughters into the car and headed from their home in San Leandro to Anaheim for a family vacation at Disneyland. However, the family allegedly got more then they asked for. The Jones’s stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and first discovered […]

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In the summer of 2014 Joseph and Danielle Jones packed their three daughters into the car and headed from their home in San Leandro to Anaheim for a family vacation at Disneyland. However, the family allegedly got more then they asked for.

The Jones’s stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and first discovered a problem when their 9-year-old daughter was complaining about painful itchy bites on her face, but the family dismissed it without taking it too serious.

The next day the family was covered in bites and they went to complain at the front desk. From there they were told to talk with the hotel’s housekeeping department, which they did and were told it was mosquito bites and not bed bugs.

The bites had worsened over their vacation and on their way home they stopped by a hospital in Oakland where a Doctor told them the bites were from bed bugs. Once they returned home they threw out off of their clothing and anything else they had with them at the resort.

The Jones’s has recently filed a lawsuit this past Thursday which alleges battery, negligence, fraudulent concealment, nuisance and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and seeks unspecified damages. The family has suffered emotional distress, physical pain and the youngest child is permanently scarred.

Prior to this lawsuit there were complaints of bed bugs on two separate website referring to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.

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Chip and Co Prize Pack Giveaway http://www.chipandco.com/chip-co-prize-pack-giveaway-247072/ http://www.chipandco.com/chip-co-prize-pack-giveaway-247072/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:00:13 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247072 How would you like to win a Chip and Co/ Disney Addicts Prize Pack? I have raided my prize closet and have a few Disney goodies to give away to one lucky Chip and Co Fan. Here are the ways to enter our contest: Like, Comment and Share this post to either Facebook or Twitter using the […]

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How would you like to win a Chip and Co/ Disney Addicts Prize Pack? I have raided my prize closet and have a few Disney goodies to give away to one lucky Chip and Co Fan.

Here are the ways to enter our contest:

  • Like, Comment and Share this post to either Facebook or Twitter using the sharing buttons at the Top or Bottom of the page.
  • Like, Comment and Share our post on the Chip and Co Facebook page. (I will be posting the image above a few times over the next week, all you have to do is Like, Comment and Share that post)
  • Leave a comment on our website on any article. (Please keep it relevant to the post. I will count all comments in the next week as entries)

That is it. No special hoops to jump through. Just help us spread the word.

Please remember the more you Like, Comment and Share our post the more entries you receive. Just please don’t spam the post over and over. The best rule of thumb is to Like, Comment and share once a day over the next week, that way you don’t annoy your friends.

Contest runs from Monday August 29th till September 5th.

I will pick a random winner on September 5th at 9am and contact that person via Facebook or Email so be sure to check your Messages/inbox to see if you have won. If that person hasn’t responded in 12 hours I will pick a new winner at 9pm and so on.

Good Luck!

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Season of the Force Arrives at Disneyland Paris in Early 2017 http://www.chipandco.com/season-force-arrives-disneyland-paris-early-2017-247087/ http://www.chipandco.com/season-force-arrives-disneyland-paris-early-2017-247087/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:35:54 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247087 Disneyland® Paris will soon awaken the Force with an all-new and exclusive celebration of the Star Wars saga called “Season of the Force.” This experience will be available at Walt Disney Studios Park from January 14 to March 26, 2017 and will feature live characters and stunning entertainment. For a limited time only, Disneyland® Paris will […]

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Disneyland® Paris will soon awaken the Force with an all-new and exclusive celebration of the Star Wars saga called “Season of the Force.” This experience will be available at Walt Disney Studios Park from January 14 to March 26, 2017 and will feature live characters and stunning entertainment.

For a limited time only, Disneyland® Paris will be gripped by the Season of the Force in early 2017:

-The Walt Disney Studios® Park will present a giant night-time spectacular, which will transport guests into the heart of the Star Wars Saga. This show, only available at Disneyland Paris, will combine live entertainment, breathtaking special effects and an epic sound and light show projected on Walt Disney Studios’ most iconic architecture.

-Throughout the day, guests will also come face to face with heroes from the Star Wars universe: encounter a patrol of Stormtroopers, face some of the most powerful members of the Dark Side or join the rebellion with the friendly Chewbacca.

This experience is sure to dazzle everyone, from the youngest Padawan to the wisest Jedi. More information coming soon.

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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LEGOLAND Florida Resort Honors First Responders with Free Admission & Hotel Discount During September http://www.chipandco.com/legoland-florida-resort-honors-first-responders-free-admission-hotel-discount-september-247078/ http://www.chipandco.com/legoland-florida-resort-honors-first-responders-free-admission-hotel-discount-september-247078/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:58:57 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247078 During September, the real-life heroes dedicated to keeping us safe will receive complimentary, single-day admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, a promotion brought back by popular demand with thanks and appreciation. Plus, eligible personnel will be eligible for a 10 percent discount on stays at LEGOLAND® Hotel. At the theme park #BuiltForKids, first responders can […]

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During September, the real-life heroes dedicated to keeping us safe will receive complimentary, single-day admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, a promotion brought back by popular demand with thanks and appreciation. Plus, eligible personnel will be eligible for a 10 percent discount on stays at LEGOLAND® Hotel.

At the theme park #BuiltForKids, first responders can bring families and friends to receive up to four same-day tickets at 50 percent off. LEGOLAND Water Park admission is available for a $20-per-ticket upgrade.

To receive complimentary and discounted tickets, eligible personnel must present his or her employee ID or professional organization membership card at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket windows on the day of their visit. This offer is not available online, by telephone or through ticket resellers.

To receive the 10 percent discount at LEGOLAND Hotel, make reservations online at www.LEGOLAND.com/hero2016. Proof of eligibility is required during check-in; otherwise, the prevailing room rate will be charged. This discount is available online only at the link above.

This promotion is available to law enforcement, fire and rescue and EMT/EMS personnel working in the United States, as listed below. Retired personnel with identification also are also eligible.

Eligible U.S. personnel include:

  • Fire and rescue first responders
  • Emergency medical services employees (EMT/EMS)
  • Municipal and county police and sheriff’s officers
  • Highway patrol officers
  • Corrections officers
  • State and federal law enforcement officers
  • Fish and wildlife field officers
  • U.S. Forest Service rangers
  • National Park Service personnel
  • Homeland Security agents
  • Environmental Protection law enforcement officers

For more information, including days and hours of operation, visit LEGOLAND.com/Florida. Please note that the theme park and water park will be closed on select dates in September.

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Is a Sprinkles coming to Disneyland Downtown Disney? http://www.chipandco.com/sprinkles-coming-disneyland-downtown-disney-247065/ http://www.chipandco.com/sprinkles-coming-disneyland-downtown-disney-247065/#respond Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:12:19 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=247065 There has been no confirmation of this, but we heard through the grapevine that there is a rumor that a Sprinkles Cupcakes may be in the works for Downtown Disney Anaheim. The Sprinkles Cupcakes location in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort has been hugely successful, so it seems to be a logical […]

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There has been no confirmation of this, but we heard through the grapevine that there is a rumor that a Sprinkles Cupcakes may be in the works for Downtown Disney Anaheim.

The Sprinkles Cupcakes location in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort has been hugely successful, so it seems to be a logical choice for Disneyland to jump on the bandwagon and open a location as well! I wonder if the Disneyland location will have a cupcake ATM too?

If we hear more, we will be sure to keep you posted!

 

Did you know you can now book 2017 packages at Disneyland and Walt Disney World? Contact me today for more information, and to take advantage of my FREE Disney Vacation planning services. I specialize in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, as well as Adventures by Disney. Email me at slawless@mickeytravels.com for a free quote, or you can find me on my Facebook page here.

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Sam Mendes In Talks To Direct Live-Action “James And The Giant Peach” http://www.chipandco.com/sam-mendes-talks-direct-live-action-james-giant-peach-246880/ http://www.chipandco.com/sam-mendes-talks-direct-live-action-james-giant-peach-246880/#comments Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:02:36 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=246880 News has just come out that Sam Mendes is in ‘very early’ talks with Disney to direct a live-action version of “James And The Giant Peach.” Talks are also happening with Nick Hornby to write the screenplay. The original book, published in 1961, is centered on 4-year-old James Henry Trotter who lives in England with […]

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News has just come out that Sam Mendes is in ‘very early’ talks with Disney to direct a live-action version of “James And The Giant Peach.” Talks are also happening with Nick Hornby to write the screenplay.

The original book, published in 1961, is centered on 4-year-old James Henry Trotter who lives in England with his loving parents until his parents are killed by a rhinoceros. He’s taken in by his two cruel aunts and leaves several years later thanks to an old man giving him magic crocodile tongues which produce a massive single peach — which contains human-like insects who befriend James.

Tim Burton directed the 1996 film version of the book. It was a combination of live action and stop motion. Produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi.

“James and the Giant Peach” is the latest in a growing number of live-action titles based on Disney animated films including “Maleficent,” “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book.” The studio is developing live-action movies such as “The Little Mermaid” with Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson and “Cruella” with Emma Stone.

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