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Celebrate Star Wars Day at the Disney Store Tomorrow

Tomorrow is May the Fourth…or better known as STAR WARS DAY!  And select Disney Stores are celebrating with lots of new merchandise and fun filled activities.

Here’s a rundown of all the festivities:

Star Wars Opening Ceremony

  • Tap into the Force to help with store openings!

Star Wars Adventures

  • Share an adventure with BB-8 and Chewbacca as they train with the Resistance. Guests ages 3 and up are invited to participate in the following activities:
    • Defense training against stormtroopers.
    • Millennium Falcon flight training.
    • Writing their name in Aurebesh.

The Art of Drawing: R2-D2 and BB-8

  • Learn to draw Star Wars‘s greatest astromechs, R2-D2 and BB-8!

Story Time: Escape from Jakku

  • Experience a special Star Wars story, featuring interactive elements.

In addition to these activities, Disney Store is also hosting special offers and new releases for Star Wars Day:

An exclusive BB-8 pin will be released on Star Wars Day, available for $8 with any purchase (regular price is $14.95).

  • New items coming to Disney Store on Star Wars Day include:
    • Star Wars T-shirts for the family: Princess Leia tee for women, Darth Vader tee for men, R2-D2 tee for girls, and a Yoda tee for boys.
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Droid Gift Pack Elite Series Die Cast Action Figure Set
    • Star Wars Legion 6” Special Edition Vinyl R2-D2 Helmet
  • For 4-days only (starting Monday 5/1 and ending Thursday 5/4), Star Wars favorites start at $10.

Be sure to use the store locator to find a participating Disney Store.

May the 4th be with you!

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Take on One of Disney’s Classic Attractions

 

Last week it was announced Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be starring in Disney’s upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise movie based on the Disney theme park attraction.  Now, new information seems to indicate Johnson’s skipper role will stretch all the way to the Disney Parks.

According to a recent Instagram post from the actor, he will also be working with Walt Disney Imagineering to “re-engineer and re-design the Jungle Cruise ride in all the Disney theme parks around the world.”  Johnson goes on to say he was at Disney Research and Development facilities for a creative meeting.

Disney has not made any official announcement confirming this and even though this news sounds a little strange , everything points to it being legit. I do love “The Rock” and think he will be amazing in the movie, however my concern is adding elements from the movie to this beloved attraction when we have no idea if the movie will even be good.  I mean, can you imagine if they added elements from Eddie Murphy’s “The Haunted Mansion” film to the attraction?  Yikes!

So, what are your initial thoughts on this revamp?  Would you look forward to some changes on the ride or just leave it as it is?  Let us know in the comments below!

 

ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Roundup for the Week of April 24, 2017

 

 

What an exciting week in the world of Disney.  Free dining was announced for fall 2017, we got a sneak peek at some of the desserts and merchandise that will be offered on Pandora – The World of Avatar, and Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance inside Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.  Let’s take a look!

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Free Dining Offer now Available for Fall 2017

New Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes available this spring

New interactive iCan Robot debuts in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom

Incredibles Super Dance Party in Tomorrowland being replaced with Cosmic Dance Party

A new Moana Bamboo Sipper Cup with pineapple juice is coming to Magic Kingdom

New Music of Pixar Live! Dining Packages Available

Sneak peek of Satu’li Canteen’s Desserts in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Sneak peek of Pandora – The World of Avatar merchandise

Expedition Everest single rider line to close temporarily

New “Minnie Mouse Loves Dots” collection now available at UNIQLO at Disney Springs

Starbucks at Disney Springs exclusively offers “Pink Flamingo Frappuccino”

A brand new restaurant will replace Portobello at Disney Springs

 

 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort to host Jake’s Beer Dinner

Universal Parks and Resorts’ theme-park revenue increased 9% over last year

 

DISNEYLAND RESORT

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Johnny Depp dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow surprises guests on Pirates of the Caribbean

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! to feature rockin’ soundtrack

Starbucks is offering an exclusive drink called Pink Pegasus

Guest Wi-Fi is now in testing phase at Disneyland Resort

 

OTHER NEWS

D23 Expo presentation schedule announced

Timon and Pumbaa in Live-action “Lion King” to be voiced by Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner

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Rumor of the Week – Is a new Moana Volcano Mountain attraction coming to Adventureland in Magic Kingdom?

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

D23 Expo Presentation Schedule Announced

 

We are only a few months away from the D23 Expo which returns to the Anaheim Convention Center July 14-16.  Disney has announced the presentation schedule for the three-day event which includes the popular Disney Legends Awards Ceremony and the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation with Disney Parks Chairman, Bob Chapek.

Hall D23 Presentation Schedule (all events subject to change):

Friday, July 14
10 a.m. Disney Legends Awards Ceremony
2:30 p.m. Walt Disney Studios Animation

Saturday, July 15
10:30 a.m. Walt Disney Studios Live-Action
3 p.m. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Sunday, July 16
1:30 p.m. A Whole New World of Alan Menken
5 p.m. A Whole New World of Alan Menken

D23 Expo 2017 takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, across the street from Disneyland Resort. Tickets and more information are available now at D23expo.com.

‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ to Air May 7 on Freeform Channel

 

Set those DVRs!  “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” is set to premiere on May 7, 2017 giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look on how dream weddings become a reality.  Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell from ABC’s The Bachelor will host the special which follows 4 couples on their way down the aisle.

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For over 25 years, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons has been helping celebrate magical moments for everyone, from engagements and honeymoons to vow renewals and of course, weddings. From a small island ceremony, to a huge celebration in front of Cinderella’s Castle, to the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot, no dream is too big or too small.

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Be sure to check out “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” on Sunday, May 7 at 8/7c on the Freeform Channel.

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