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#DisneyParksLIVE: Artist Will Gay To Create A Sunrise ‘Sketches In the Park’ Piece this Thursday

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Artist Will Gay is just one of the amazingly talented artists featured at this year’s event.

In case you aren’t familiar with Will’s “Sketches in the Park” series, Will regularly visits a Disney theme park early in the morning to sketch or paint “plein air,” which in the art world means creating art straight from the field. He then shares his original work with Disney Parks Blog in his series on the first Friday of each month.

#DisneyParksLIVE will stream his next plein air adventure live from Epcot on Thursday, February 1 at 7:30am ET.

According to Disney, this will be unlike other #DisneyParksLIVE streams, this will be their first “long-form” live stream, meaning you can pop in and out to see how Will progresses in his painting throughout the morning, from blank canvas to finished piece. Viewers will also be able to download this original piece as a digital wallpaper later in the day.

You can catch all the action on the Disney Parks Blog at 7:30am ET on Thusday, February 1, 2018.  Just look for the new blog post.

As always, you can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE and @DisneyParks.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista Visits Disneyland Resort

Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, visited the Disneyland Resort yesterday.  During his visit, the actor stopped by Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure to visit Groot.

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Dave also took the opportunity to explore The Collector’s Fortress and its famous collection of artifacts including the Taneleer Tivan’s newest acquisitions: three Vyloos from the planet Berhert.

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Emily Blunt Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

According to Variety, Emily Blunt has signed on to co-star in Disney’s Jungle Cruise alongside Dwayne Johnson.  The film is based on Disney’s classic attraction and Jaume Collet-Serra is set to direct.

You can also catch Blunt in another upcoming Disney film as the loveable nanny in the Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns which is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2018.

A release date for Disney’s Jungle Cruise has not been announced, however production is set to begin in May.

New Details Announced for Wine Bar George Opening this Spring at Disney Springs

Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort when his new venture, Wine Bar George, opens in spring 2018. Wine Bar George will be the only Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida.

Miliotes is widely regarded as one of the restaurant industry’s foremost wine experts with accolades and awards from national publications including Wine Spectator. Miliotes is no stranger to Walt Disney World Resort – he was part of the opening team of California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and managed the venue from 1995 to 2002. While there, he met and worked alongside Ron Rupert, who will serve as the Executive Chef for Wine Bar George.

“I’m thrilled that Ron is joining our team and I’m looking forward to working with him again,” Miliotes said. “Ron is incredibly creative, and his expertise will bring a menu that’s designed to complement the wine list. With our menu, guests will have the opportunity to explore endless food and wine pairings.”

Rupert began his culinary career at Walt Disney World Resort in 1988. He was part of the opening team of California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where he teamed with Miliotes and Chef Clifford Pleau. During his 14 years at Walt Disney World Resort, Rupert was also part of the opening teams at Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Ariel’s at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.  Rupert and Miliotes have worked closely to create a menu that will pair with a wine list of more than 100 selections by the bottle and glass.

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“The menu will include a selection of small plates, sharable plates, cheese and charcuterie boards, and desserts. Offerings will feature seasonally relevant items and everything will be made in-house,” Rupert said. “I’ve worked jointly with George to develop a menu that represents both global and local cuisine. Guests can expect to experience food that is familiar, yet new all at once.”

When the two-story 210-seat wine bar opens, it will join a growing and remarkable group of dining, shopping and entertainment offerings at Disney Springs. The design for the 6,000-square-foot space will be similar to a winemaker’s home estate with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere.

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“Guests will experience a feel reminiscent of the ‘Old World’ as if they are on the bottom floor of a gravity-flow winery surrounded by their best friends,” explains Miliotes. “The upstairs floor includes seating for groups of all sizes, space for private events and sweeping views of Disney Springs.”

Future patrons can expect their experience to include wine education, which will be served up in an approachable and fun manner. Every part of the Wine Bar George experience, including special events and visits from renowned winemakers, will educate and enlighten guests about food and wine.

Wine Bar George is currently accepting applications for positions online. Interested applicants can visit winebargeorge.com/join-our-team/ for more information. Follow George @WineBarGeorge on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and join the #WineBarGeorge conversation. Visit WineBarGeorge.com for news and updates.

VIDEO: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Official Trailer

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” hits theaters on July 6, 2018.