#D23Expo panel shows that it’s not difficult to ‘Eat Like Walt’
Jul19

#D23Expo panel shows that it’s not difficult to ‘Eat Like Walt’

Author Marcy Carriker Smothers held a special panel on the final day of the D23 Expo 2017 that highlighted topics in her upcoming book, Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food. While a lot of Disneyland’s culinary history has been covered before, Smothers goes ALL IN here for an exhaustive look at all the munchins and crunchins surrounding the life of Walt Disney. Disneyland’s food transports us as much as it...

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#D23Expo reveals Tim Burton teaser of production for upcoming live-action DUMBO reboot
Jul19

#D23Expo reveals Tim Burton teaser of production for upcoming live-action DUMBO reboot

This past weekend at the D23 Expo 2017, Disney confirmed a bunch of details about their upcoming live-action film slate and one of those announcements was that production is finally underway on the live-action reboot of DUMBO. The project is under the helm of Tim Burton which should give quite the interesting twist to the world we know from the 1941 animated classic. Although Burton couldn’t be on hand at the event, he did send...

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Know Before You Go: MaxPass launches today bringing digital FastPass access to Disneyland
Jul19

Know Before You Go: MaxPass launches today bringing digital FastPass access to Disneyland

Courtesy of Disney, we have a guide on the new MaxPass system that guests can now experience at the Disneyland Resort. MaxPass costs $10 PER PERSON PER DAY (yes, everyone in your party needs to pay for MaxPass to get a digital return time) or can be added to an Annual Pass for a flat fee of $75. The new service basically takes the existing FastPass system and makes it digital. It does NOT offer many of the features guests visiting...

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#D23Expo: Disney Skyliner gondolas will connect new DVC Disney Riviera Resort around Walt Disney World
Jul19

#D23Expo: Disney Skyliner gondolas will connect new DVC Disney Riviera Resort around Walt Disney World

After much speculation, innuendo, outtuendo, it was finally confirmed at the D23 Expo 2017 this past weekend that Walt Disney World is not only getting a new skyway transportation system that will take guests near and to other points of interest on property, but also a new Disney Vacation Club property! Transportation will be coming via the new Disney Skyliner, a gondola transport offering never-before-seen birds-eye views of Walt...

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Whimsical new NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS confirmed at #D23Expo
Jul19

Whimsical new NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS confirmed at #D23Expo

During the live action presentation at the D23 Expo, Sean Bailey shared with fans Disney’s all-new take on a classic story in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The movie is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, newcomer Mackenzie Foy as Clara, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, Morgan Freeman as godfather Drosselmeyer, and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland. Said...

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Live-action THE LION KING gives #D23Expo guests all the feels during presentation
Jul19

Live-action THE LION KING gives #D23Expo guests all the feels during presentation

Probably one of the most breathtaking moments of the Live Action presentation was Jon Favreau’s new live-action take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film “The Lion King.” Alan Horn surprised attendees with a sneak peek of The Circle Life. It left us wanting more and definitely with every single one of the feels. The technology team behind the movie are introducing all-new film-making techniques that promise striking visuals never...

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Marvel throws down the ‘Infinity’ gauntlet at #D23Expo
Jul19

Marvel throws down the ‘Infinity’ gauntlet at #D23Expo

In what was probably the most anticipated part of D23 Expo live action presentation was the Marvel portion. Since Comic-Con with just a few days away people were wondering what would be shown to atendees. Kevin Feige to the stage for Marvel Studios’“Avengers: Infinity War.”  To start the ball rolling, Feige unveiled the Marvel Studios’ official 10th anniversary logo to the excited audience. Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with...

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Cast of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI gather for sneak peek at #D23Expo
Jul19

Cast of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI gather for sneak peek at #D23Expo

Rian Johnson, the writer and director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”  took to the Hall D23 stage to give us a little more details about the upcoming film. Johnson thrilled the audience by introducing talent from the film, including Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.  The audience was then treated to a special sneak peek of behind-the-scenes footage from movie....

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Disney Cruise Line nearly doubling fleet with THREE new ships by 2023, #D23Expo confirms
Jul19

Disney Cruise Line nearly doubling fleet with THREE new ships by 2023, #D23Expo confirms

At the D23 Expo this past weekend, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced plans to add a SEVENTH ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet. Two new ships were already known to be in the works but now this third works to almost double the current fleet’s size. “We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to...

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#D23Expo 2017 delivers the latest details on all the upcoming Disney and Pixar Animated Features in production
Jul19

#D23Expo 2017 delivers the latest details on all the upcoming Disney and Pixar Animated Features in production

One of the most anticipated panels this year at the D23 Expo was the Disney and Pixar Animation presentation to provide the latest pulse check on the state of all the animated features coming to theaters. The event was no let down and included several star appearances including Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And...

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