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#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week!

 

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1.   Get your tickets now to the ultimate Star Wars party!

 

 

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2.  Get ready for June 30, 2018!

 

 

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3. Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy attraction is going to be an epic coaster!

 

 

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4.  THIS is the hotel you’ve been looking for.

 

 

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5.  A new Incredibles float will Paint the Night!

See you next week!


Southern California Choirs ‘Celebrate Gospel’ Today at the Disneyland Resort

17 gospel choirs from across Southern California will come together at Disney California Adventure park on Feb. 17 in honor of Black History Month. The performances will take place in Stage 17 from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and are included with theme park admission.

“Celebrate Gospel” returning  for its ninth year, welcomes new gospel choirs, returning groups and the uplifting house band “Connected” this year, celebrating diversity and live music. A walkthrough exhibit also will be on display, highlighting the history and rich traditions of gospel music.

Here are the participating gospel choirs:

  • Amazing Grace Conservatory (Los Angeles)
  • David Dredden & Undefeated Ministries (San Diego)
  • Destiny 24 (Compton)
  • Eastvale Bible Church Mass Choir (Norco)
  • Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir (Yorba Linda)
  • Greater LA Cathedral Choir (Los Angeles)
  • Harambee Prep Children’s Choir (Pasadena)
  • LA Inner City Mass Choir (Los Angeles)
  • Los Angeles Chapter Contemporary Adult Choir of GMWA (Los Angeles)
  • Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum (Los Angeles)
  • New Generation Choir (Santa Ana)
  • Nu Unity Praize (Menifee, San Bernardino, Palm Springs)
  • Wrecking Crew of Friendship Baptist Church (Yorba Linda)
  • Ty Snow & Xtreme Purpose (Pasadena)
  • Voices of Life (Riverside)
  • Voices of the Word Choir (Moreno Valley)
  • West Angeles Angelic Children’s Choir (Los Angeles)


Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim from Disney’s ‘ZOMBIES’ Visit Walt Disney World Resort

Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim, stars of the newest Disney Channel original movie, ‘ZOMBIES,’recently visited Walt Disney World Resort. During their visit, the two met Cruella de Vil, sang in the caves on Tom Sawyer’s Island, braved the Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom Park and watched the “Festival of Fantasy” parade.

Check out the video below:

“ZOMBIES,” premiers Friday, February 16th at 8 p.m. on Disney Channel.


 

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of February 16, 2018

This week, ticket prices increase at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, lots of news was announced from Japan’s D23 Expo, and we have an official opening date for Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s take a look!

 

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Ticket Prices Increase at Walt Disney World Resort

Minnie Van Service at Walt Disney World Raises Price

Minnie Van Service Expands to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

Parking at Walt Disney World theme parks increases from $20 to $22.  Preferred parking from $40 to $45

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Attraction at Epcot Will Be One of World’s Longest Enclosed Coasters

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Disney Announces Official Opening Date for Toy Story Land

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Opening in 2019 and More Details

Celebrate Mardi Gras All Month Long at House of Blues at Disney Springs

The Disney Corner Now Open at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival Returns to Raglan Road at Disney Springs March 16-18

Star Wars-Inspired Resort Planned for Walt Disney World Resort Promises to be ‘Unlike Anything That Exists Today’

Menu and Specialty Themed Areas Announced for Ninth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

 

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Ticket Prices Increase at Disneyland Resort

Strawberry Rose Gold Churros Debut at Disneyland Park

Rey Meet and Greet Coming This May to Disneyland Resort

Additional Details Announced for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Opening Date and More Details Announced for Pixar Pier at Disneyland Resort

Disney Home Now Open at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

 

 

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OTHER NEWS

‘Avatar Flight of Passage’ and ‘Coco’ Honored by Visual Effects Society

Bringing ‘Black Panther’ to the Big Screen: Q+A with Marvel Studios’ Nate Moore

Tony Award-Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’) Performs The Theme Song For Disney Junior’s ‘Muppet Babies’

New Animated Series ‘Fancy Nancy’ Coming to Disney Junior This Summer

Disney•Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’ to Air February 16 on ABC

Disney’s ‘Zombies’ Premiers February 16 on Disney Channel

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Now in Theaters

VIDEO: Incredibles 2 – Olympic Sneak Peek


Bringing ‘Black Panther’ to the Big Screen: Q+A with Marvel Studios’ Nate Moore

Earning high praise from critics and fans alike, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther arrives in U.S. theaters today. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film is the work of hundreds of behind-the-scenes professionals who brought Wakanda to life. As an executive producer of Black Panther, Nate Moore, executive, Development and Production, Marvel Studios, was responsible for bringing the entire team together and shepherding the character’s leap from the comics to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

T’Challa/Black Panther, the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, was one of the first characters Moore began developing for inclusion in the MCU when he joined Marvel Studios in 2010. T’Challa made his official MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, which Moore also executive-produced, but, Moore says, “We’ve hinted at Wakanda for years in other films. What’s great about this movie is now that we get to blow open the doors to this secret world that you’ve only heard rumors of and you get to see for the first time in all of its glory.”

How does Marvel Studios go about selecting characters and stories from Marvel’s expansive library?

Nate Moore: We usually look for characters and concepts that we get excited about internally to start the conversation. Because there’s such an eclectic group of in-house producers, that has resulted in each of us bringing very different characters to the fore for discussion. Then as a group we try to hone down on who we should focus on and go from there.

What is the process of working with the filmmaking team to adapt the source material?

Moore: We distill down from the source material those characters and details that we think will translate best to a film, but we also realize that sometimes means moving away from some of the specifics of the comics and towards concepts that feel respectful to the source material. We then reach out to Ryan Meinerding and his internal visual development team to come up with early concepts to get filmmakers and the crew excited about the potential for the film. Once the crew is on, it’s all hands on deck to pick the very best visuals from publishing and interpret them into something that we can produce onscreen.

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How do you balance the twin roles of producer and executive?

Moore: We tend to focus more on being producers than executives. Because of the nature of our structure, we only really focus on the film that’s in front of us, which allows us to be true partners with the writers and directors of each of our projects. The executive hat usually comes into play in publicity, marketing, and licensing, where we get to interact directly with our studio partners at Disney.

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What made Ryan Coogler the right person to make this film?

Moore: Ryan is so great with complex central characters and storytelling in general, that we knew that even though he’d never tackled a film of this size, he’d be able to bring something truly special to the project. We were fortunate that he’s also a phenomenal leader and had our crew working with passion and efficiency all the way through post-production.

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What, to you, is the most exciting thing about bringing Black Panther to the screen in his own movie?

Moore: Introducing audiences to T’Challa and the world of Wakanda. I’ve always felt that T’Challa was one of the most underrated characters in Marvel’s pantheon. His honor, self-sacrifice and just how cool he is—and the world of Wakanda has the capacity to both inspire imagination and creativity and to be a beacon of inclusivity and representation on a global scale. It wasn’t until we were able to include him in Captain America: Civil War, however, that we figured out a way to tell his story in a standalone film without having to rely on the bones of an origin film structure, which can be limiting narratively.

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The MCU celebrates 10 years this year—what are your reflections on that achievement?

Moore: There’s never been anything like it. I’m just happy to be a small part of the larger tapestry of Marvel Studios.