WHAT TO WATCH: Navigating the new original content on #DisneyPlus
Nov11

WHAT TO WATCH: Navigating the new original content on #DisneyPlus

Disney+ is here! Sure, you’re probably going to be diving head-first into a myriad of favorites catalog of Disney, Disney Channel, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and Muppets but if you’re looking towards all of the new and original content then you might need a heading. Luckily, we’re your golden compass thanks to a little help from some sneak peek screeners that we were given the opportunity to review....

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OP-ED: Disneyland’s mysterious 64-year-old “Test Wall” — Mystery Solved?
Jun20

OP-ED: Disneyland’s mysterious 64-year-old “Test Wall” — Mystery Solved?

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have a special treat today with another fantastic guest post by Jim Denney, author of Walt’s Disneyland. Two years ago, we were excited to share Walt’s Disneyland Dream — Was it Older Than Mickey Mouse? and today we’re happy to share his thoughts on a piece of Disneyland history hidden in plain sight since opening day! ENJOY! As you walk down Disneyland’s Main Street, USA toward Sleeping Beauty Castle, you’ll...

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WATCH: JURASSIC WORLD—THE RIDE commercial teases first look at on-ride Mosasaur
Apr17

WATCH: JURASSIC WORLD—THE RIDE commercial teases first look at on-ride Mosasaur

Universal Studios Hollywood released a new TV spot today promoting the upcoming Jurassic World—The Ride! We get our first look at an actual scene from the attraction (or at least a representation of a scene) with the dreaded mosasaur water dinosaur attacking an aquarium wall. The fun video also features a great montage of the T-Rex menacing the entire Universal backlot before bursting through the iconic entrance gates. While the...

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OOGIE BOOGIE BASH brings new World of Color, Mickey show, Villain trail, and more to DCA in 2019
Apr17

OOGIE BOOGIE BASH brings new World of Color, Mickey show, Villain trail, and more to DCA in 2019

Disney California Adventure will take up the mantel of hosting Disneyland’s Halloween Party this year and the whole event gets a whole new name and focus with the upcoming debut of OOGIE BOOGIE BASH – A DISNEY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Replacing the popular Mickey’s Halloween Treat which has frequented Disneyland park for several years, this new party seemingly aims to draw focus over to Disney California Adventure amongst...

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Three relaxing luxury vacations for the whole family that involve no pixies, mice, or princesses
Jan25

Three relaxing luxury vacations for the whole family that involve no pixies, mice, or princesses

The words “relaxation” and “family” seldom mix. You can hope for relaxation without family, and family without relaxation, but if you think you can have both, you probably don’t have children. Children are a blessing, but not if you want eight hours of rest each night and some time to yourself. And so, vacations become something altogether different when your family grows. You go to kid-friendly places, with plenty of activities for...

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OP ED: Will the ALADDIN live action reboot be as successful THE JUNGLE BOOK?
Nov01

OP ED: Will the ALADDIN live action reboot be as successful THE JUNGLE BOOK?

Jon Favreau’s live action remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK in 2016 was such a sweeping success and it continues to lead Disney’s new trend of bringing classic Disney cartoons back to life for modern audiences. The animal adventure raked in an astonishing $966 million worldwide, making it the 40th highest-grossing film OF ALL TIME. The upcoming release of ALADDIN is just around the corner, and the question that remains to be seen is...

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OPINION: How franchise structure could save Marvel from narrative predictability
Aug31

OPINION: How franchise structure could save Marvel from narrative predictability

With the advent of the brilliant AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, it became apparent that a new epoch of franchise cinema is truly underway. If Indiana Jones or Batman could be thought of as the first intrepid, state-boundary-crossing chain restaurants, then the Marvel franchise is the gleaming McDonalds-esque behemoth; one capable of bringing in $678 million at the box office! Today our partners at Betway will take a look at the state of the...

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A look at the few Disney-themed slots you can still play today
Aug02

A look at the few Disney-themed slots you can still play today

Disney themes crop up just about everywhere, from plush and toys to apparel and furniture. It’s everywhere. But somewhere where you will decreasingly find that world-known licensing prowess is in the world of slots and gambling! It’s no secret that Disney is actively trying to disassociate itself from gambling licensing but you might still find branded IPs on slots still in existence. Today, our partners with Lucky Admiral...

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‘Olu and Cookie make a splash as they join “Friends of Duffy” collection overseas
Jul20

‘Olu and Cookie make a splash as they join “Friends of Duffy” collection overseas

There’s no bigger merchandise phenomenon at Tokyo Disney Resort than Duffy & Friends, a group of plush characters designed exclusively for the parks that have taken on lives of their own as they spread to Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Aulani. Duffy and his girlfriend ShellieMay have been flying off the shelves for years, but recent efforts to expand the line have brought popular characters Gelatoni and...

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REVIEW: Float like a butterfly, sting like ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
Jun27

REVIEW: Float like a butterfly, sting like ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

It seems odd to follow up AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, perhaps the dreariest non-DC superhero film of all time, with ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, an action packed comedy full of fast laughs, sight gags, and Paul Rudd facial expressions. I could do with less dreariness myself, so ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is a welcome change – mostly because it takes place before (and maybe during?) the events of INFINITY WAR. This has been a big year for Marvel....

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