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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is Biggest Marvel Preview Ever

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War posted an incredible $39 million in Thursday evening previews, the fourth biggest preview gross ever and the biggest preview gross for a Marvel title, ahead of Captain America: Civil War ($25 million), Black Panther ($25.2 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($27.6 million).

With great momentum from February’s $1.3 billion hit Black Panther, this third Avengers film is the culmination of the first 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has released 19 films to critical acclaim and commercial success.

Internationally, Avengers: Infinity War has earned an outstanding $95 million in its first two days. It began rolling out April 25 in 21 material markets, followed by an additional 22 yesterday. The film has so far registered the highest opening day in industry history in Korea, Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Central America, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and UAE. Today, in addition to its North American debut, the film opens in Spain, Mexico, Japan, India, Turkey and South Africa. The film opens in Russia on May 3 and in China on May 11.

Highly anticipated by fans around the world, Avengers: Infinity War has also earned an 85-percent critic review from Rotten Tomatoes.

Tune in to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ for Disney Fans Week

Starting tonight, tune in to “Wheel of Fortune” through Friday, May 4 for Disney Fans Week!

Pat and Vanna will embark on a journey throughout Walt Disney World Resort from the set at Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

You’ll get to see Pat double as a Jungle Cruise Skipper for a wild tour and later join Vanna for more fun throughout Magic Kingdom Park.

Viewers can get in on the fun too. The show will feature a selection of prizes for both contestants and viewers. Viewer giveaways will offer “Wheel of Fortune” fans the chance to win family trips to Walt Disney World Resort. Viewers will also learn more about Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, see the wonders of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and much more.

Be sure to check your local listings for time and channel information. You don’t want to miss this!

Check Out This New Toy Story Plane

Check out this new plane that’s themed to Shanghai Disneyland’s Disney·Pixar Toy Story Land.  This plane, a cooperation with China Eastern Airlines,  took flight from Shanghai over the weekend featuring in-flight entertainment and colorful décor that illustrates the new attractions now open at Shanghai Disney Resort. Lotso even makes an appearance on the ceiling!

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According to Disney, travelers at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will spot favorite Toy Story characters in the departure terminal before take-off and receive a commemorative boarding pass as part of the new flight experience. The plane will fly between Beijing and Shanghai, with service to and from other Chinese cities in the future.

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Click here for more information on Shanghai Disney Resort.


Disneyland Resort Refurbishments for May 2018

Here is a list of current and upcoming refurbishments/closings scheduled at Disneyland Resort for the month of May 2018.

DISNEYLAND PARK

  • Pirates of the Caribbean 4/23/2018 – 6/7/2018
  • Space Mountain closed 5/3/2018

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

  • Ariel’s Grotto being transformed into Lamplight Lounge 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Boardwalk Bazaar 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • A Bug’s Land permanently closing – late 2018
  • California Screamin being reimagined as Incredicoaster 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Cove Bar being transformed into Lamplight Lounge 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018; Cove Bar will briefly reopen 3/16/2018 – Late May 2018
  • Don Tomas Turkey Legs 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Games of the Boardwalk 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Hot Dog Hut 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • King Triton’s Carousel being reimagined to Jessie’s Critter Carousel 3/2/2018 – 2019
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel becoming Pixar Pal-A-Round 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Point Magu Tattoo 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Sideshow Shirts 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • Treasures In Paradise 1/8/2018 – 6/22/2018
  • World of Color 4/13/2018 – TBD

DOWNTOWN DISNEY DISTRICT

  • World of Disney (store will remain open during construction) mid-February 2018 – TBD


Minnie Van Service Expands to Disney’s All-Star Resorts

Beginning today, Disney’s Minnie Van Transportation Service is now available at Disney’s All-Star Resorts at Walt Disney World.  This includes Disney’s All-Star Movies, Disney’s All-Star Music and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts.  This also means Minnie Van Transportation Service is now available at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

In case you aren’t familiar, the Minnie Van Service is a collaboration with Lyft, allowing guests at Walt Disney World to arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone. With Minnie Van Service, Disney cast members will drive you to wherever you want to be at Walt Disney World Resort. This service accommodates up to six guests and provides two versatile car seats so even the tiniest of passengers can travel in style!  The cost is $25 for a one way trip.

To use this service, simply visit the front desk at a participating resort to activate the Minnie Van Service through the Lyft app.

Below are the Disney hotels who currently use the Minnie Van Service:

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club