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I won’t lie, I’m a huge Jackie Chan nut. I’ve been watching his films since I was young, so I like to think I’m well versed in his back catalog of films. While I think that many of his best films are the ones he made back in Hong Kong, there’s a few of his films that he’s made here in Hollywood that are quite fun as well. Two of those stand outs were ‘Shanghai Noon’, and its sequel, ‘Shanghai Knights’, which starred him and Owen Wilson. The films were period piece buddy comedies that played heavily on the “fish out of water” aspect, to much success. I’ve been waiting to retire my DVD copies for some time now, so I’m very excited to say that Disney will be releasing the two films as a double feature on May 7, 2013.
This is great news for fans of the films, as well as fans of both Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan, and I really look forward to getting this film when it comes to blu-ray next month. Will you be picking this up to add it to your collection? And what are your favorite Jackie Chan films? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company, and hit the jump for trailers for both films, as well as the press release for this release.
We all know there are lots of things to do at Walt Disney World. Most of them right out in the open, but Disney is great at hiding things. I am not talking about Hidden Mickeys, I am talking about little things here and there to surprise and amuse us. It seems that each country in the World Showcase has some hidden gems or secrets and we are going to explore them all.
We’ll start with Canada and explore some unknown trails and some little known secrets.
- There is a walking trail in Canada that will take you to the top of the mountain. To the right of Le Cellier, before you get to Kidcot, is the walkway that leads toward the theater that plays O’Canada, and that is where you will find a little trail that will take you to the top of the mountain. Once you get to the top you can look down the mountain and appreciate the waterfall and the scenery around you. This is a quiet place to rest, get away from the crowds or just re-group. You can head back down the mountain on the front side and walk through the little “village” of shops. Down one more set of steps brings you back to the main walkway of the World Showcase. You can either head right towards United Kingdom or head left, stop off at the popcorn cart for some authentic Canadian beer and head back through The Victoria Gardens towards Le Cellier. We have made this loop many times with my kids while waiting for our reservations at Le Cellier, they love climbing the mountain and popping out at the top and then watching the waterfall.
- Only one of the totem poles in the pavilion are real. While standing in the pavilion you will see that there are three poles, one on the left and two on the right. The one on the left is real. It was carved by renowned Tsimshian Indian carver, David Boxley. It is a 700 pound, 30′ tall cedar that depicts three stories of Raven, which is a traditional story among the Northwest Coastal Indians. The other two have distinct markings to show they are large pieces of fiberglass stacked on top of each other.
- The Hotel du Canada, which is designed after the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa is only 3 stories tall, but they added 5 stories of windows to give it the illusion of being much bigger than it really is.
Epcot is one of our favorite parks at Disney. We love the rides, my Disney nerds especially love the learning aspect of Epcot and we all love the beautiful World Showcase. One of our favorite parts of Epcot is the food! From the creamy creme brulee with a delicious sugar crust, German specialties like schnitzel and sauerkraut, to thick steaks at Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion just to name a few, there is something for everyone’s tastes. During our recent trip to Disney World, my family and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Epcot that has long been on our Disney dining bucket list.
We dined at San Angel Inn which is located inside the Mexico Pavilion. We have always enjoyed the feeling you get inside this pavilion; it truly feels like you have stepped inside a Mexican town at twilight. While the beautiful surroundings have always made us happy, we had read mixed reviews on the food before our trip so we unsure whether or not the food would make us happy too. We shouldn’t have worried-it was fantastic! We dined there using 2 credits each for the Candlelight Processional. This meant that we each chose an appetizer, entree, and a desert. The servings were large-and with four people, it was a massive amount of food!
Three of the highlights of the restaurant included:
Ruben Louis Ferrer, of Orlando, was arrested today on 10 counts of possessing child pornography and four counts of distributing it and was ordered held without bail.
Ferrer was a 28-year old Disney World employee, who was placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the case. He was booked into the Orange County Jail during the noon hour.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement are the agents responsible for making the arrests. It is sad to think what goes on sometimes in our world.
- Arrests Made Over Prostitution Ring Near Disneyland (chipandco.com)
- Special Military Rates on Disney Cruise Lines (chipandco.com)
Peter Pan, that classic movie that has spawned rides all over the world, is coming to Disney Blu-Ray on February 5th, 2013! Why so late, you ask? Well, that is because that is the 60th Anniversary of the original release of the movie!
I am looking forward to the movie release quite a bit, because that is the day before my birthday! The Peter Pan Diamond Edition, which consists of the Blu-Ray Disc, the DVD, the Digital Copy and the Storybook App, has a suggested retail price of $44.99 in the US, and $51.99 in Canada. That would make a great birthday present for me or any other Disney enthusiast who has a Blu-Ray player! Maybe I should send this post on over to my wife!
However, if you pre-order now on Amazon.com, you can receive an $8 coupon to be used at check-out. Also, Amazon.com has the pre-order price marked at $30.99, and when you use the $8 coupon, you’re pre-order price becomes $22.99 before shipping, and around $25 after shipping costs. I haven’t been able to determine how long the coupon is good for, so if you are thinking about waiting and seeing about whether you want to buy the movie, you may end up losing out on that valuable coupon!
To help you decide whether you want to purchase the movie or not, here is a trailer you can watch! Enjoy!
- Amazon Deal: Rio Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digitial Copy $9.99 (couponingtodisney.com)
- Disney’s Peter Pan: Diamond Edition coming to Blu-Ray on February 5th! (chipandco.com)