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Ever wondered if you’d one day be able to find the music of your favorite talking animals, courageous princesses, and adventurous superheroes all in one place? With Spotify’s new Disney Hub you can find all that—and more—right from the search bar.

Dreams really do come true.

Starting July 17, users in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can search “Disney” on Spotify to find a designated hub for the music behind some of their favorite Disney movies and TV shows. Stream playlists full of everything from The Little Mermaid to modern favorites like Frozen, to Star Wars instrumentals, and even Marvel movie soundtracks. Plus, Disney compilations made for every part of your day—road trip, shower, or sleep time—will help ensure your life is nothing short of magical.

So don your Mickey Mouse ears and get ready to listen to some of the Disney playlists on the new hub. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites:

Disney Hits

Stream Disney Hits to hear the top songs from the biggest Disney and Pixar films.

Disney Favorites

Like Disney Hits, Disney Favorites will have everyone’s favorite current tunes, plus the ones you loved when you were a child. (You’ve still got a friend in me.)

Disney Classics

Kick back with Disney Classics, a nostalgic playlist that includes songs from the Disney Parks, live action and animated classic soundtracks, and songs from Disney Channel originals movies.

Disney Sing-Alongs

From the shower to the car, Disney songs that you can’t help but sing-along to.

Disney Princess                        

From Belle to Cinderella to Ariel to Moana, Disney Princess has the love ballads as well as the coming-of-age breakaways.

Marvel Music

All the best songs and scores from all your favorite Marvel films and shows.

The Best of Star Wars

Enter, Darth Vader.

Stay tuned for more of your favorites — the Disney Hub will be updated with additional content as it roars across the screen this summer and throughout the year.

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Walt Disney World Summer Treats

We all love going to Disney for the awesome rides, adorable characters, great shopping and well…food!!

When it comes to desserts and drinks, Disney don’t disappoint, and this summer is no exception.

Stay cool this summer with these hidden gems available throughout the Walt Disney World resort!

Magic Kingdom Treats

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • It’s a Party! Sundae and the Sugar Cookie Sandwich available through July 31th at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.
  • Can’t miss the opportunity to try one of the delicious soft serve like a Dole Whip Pineapple at Aloha Isle, an Orange-Vanilla Swirl and Redd’s Revenge Float with strawberry soft-serve and Fanta Strawberry at Sunshine Tree Terrace, a Dole Whip – Lemon and Lime at Storybook Treats and the newest 2319 Cone with mango vanilla swirl soft serve at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.
  • A Space Ranger Slush at The Launching Pad or Wonderland Slush at Cheshire Café.

Epcot treats

Epcot:

  • Specialty beverages like the Awesome Mix Slushy, the I Am Root root beer float, the Destroyer Punch or the Galaxy Juice at Fife & Drum for “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! available through August 18th.
  • Enjoy delicious Italian Gelato from Gelati in the Italy pavilion.
  • Kakigōri (Japanese shaved ice) from Kabuki Cafe in the Japan pavilion.
  • Try unique flavors of ice cream and macaron ice cream sandwiches at L’Artisan des Glaces in the France pavilion.
  • Say Hakuna Matata with the No Worries Panna Cotta (raspberry, papaya, and mango panna cotta with cookie crumbles and white chocolate!) at Refreshment Outpost.
  • Frozen Pimm’s Lemonade at the UK Beer Cart made with frozen Minute Maid Lemonade, Sprite and gin.
  • Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry and Frozen Minute Maid Lemonade at The Land Cart or a Blueberry Slushy at the Canada Popcorn Cart.

Animal Kingdom treats

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Build your own sundae with the new Burgers and Sundaes experience at Restaurantosaurus starting August 18th.
  • Celebrate the release of Disney’s The Lion King with the Simba Ice Cream Sandwich, Simba’s Sunset Dole Whip, the King’s Cooler, the Asante Slush or the Bugs ‘n Grub Waffle Cone (slimy yet satisfying!).
  • Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae in DinoLand U.S.A.

Hollywood Studios treats

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Enjoy a milkshake from Dockside Diner.
  • Delicious ice cream, sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches from Hollywood Scoops.
  • Have an incredible Frozone Slush (Fanta Blue Raspberry with whipped cream) or the Secret Identity (Frozen Coca-Cola with cherry cotton candy) from the Neighborhood Bakery.
  • Choose a refreshing Green Alien drink with the Mystic Portal Punch at Woody’s Lunch Box.

Disney Springs treats

Disney Springs:

  • Don’t forget to try one of the many specialty beverages and desserts available through Sept 2nd for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida 2019 like the Violet Sake Slushie from YeSake.
  • Enjoy a delicious artisanal shake like the S’mores Gelato Shake or the Salted Caramel Gelato Shake from D-Luxe Burger.

Have you tried any of these? Tell us which ones are your favorites!!

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Starting August 29th the day Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens at Walt Disney World Darth Vader will be replacing Kylo Ren at the Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios.

Originally Darth Vader was meeting and intimidating guests when the Launch Bay first opened but was replaced by Kylo when Star Wars Episode 7 came out.

No word on if Kylo Ren will have a meet & greet in Galaxy’s Edge but you will get a chance to see him in the Galaxy’s Edge area walking around and up on stage… well at least he does that in Disneyland.

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LEGO Constructed A Life-Sized Iron Man From Avengers: Endgame for San Diego Comic Con. The Statue showcases Tony Stark/Iron Man using the re-modeled Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers: Endgame.

According to a report from TheHollywoodReporter (THR), “The six-and-a-half foot statue, which weighs 188 pounds, consists of 35,119 bricks and took Lego Master Builders 225 hours to design and build.”

The team of Lego Master Builders finished the life-sized statue in time to be revealed for San Diego Comic Con this weekend (July 18-July 22, 2019). Marvel Fans will be able to see the statue first hand on the floor of the convention. So be sure to check your convention maps and have your cameras ready for this fantastic lego sculpture!

The nano-tech lego suit of armor from Avengers: Endgame is even decked out with working light features inside the chest, arm, and gauntlet of the statue! How cool is that!

Iron Man is far from being the first Marvel themed Lego Statue found at popular conventions. Other Marvel characters who have been turned into statues for such events are: The Hulk, Captain Marvel, Thor, Captain America, Thanos, Rocket and Groot, Wolverine, Spider-man, and more.

The inspiration for this years statue comes from the final battle scenes of Avengers: Endgame after a rousing game of hot potato with the new Infinity Gauntlet ends with Tony Stark proclaiming “I am Iron Man.” and snapping back the fallen and destroying Thanos and his armies in what is now being referred to as “The Blip” in the MCU.

You can watch a video of the Lego Master Builders hard at work by CLICKING HERE and be sure to check out the life-sized LEGO Iron Man Statue on the floor of San Diego Comic Con 2019!

Photo Credit: LEGO

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Disneyland Castle

In the news, Disney heiress Abigail Disney says she was ‘livid’ about the intolerable worker conditions after going undercover at the Disneyland theme park. Her comments were revealed on the program Yahoo! News’ “Through Her Eyes” Opens a New Window. The heiress said she decided to conduct her own investigation after a distressed worker contacted her on Facebook.

“Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, ‘I don’t know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people’s garbage,’” she told Yahoo!

Disney has shared with us the following statement in response to her comments:

“We generally avoid commenting on such baseless reports like this, but this one is particularly egregious and we won’t let this stand.

We strongly disagree with this characterization of our employees and their experience at Disney. This widely reported stunt is a gross and unfair exaggeration of the facts that is not only a misrepresentation but also an insult to the thousands of employees who are part of the Disney community. We continually strive to enhance the employment experience of our more than 200,000 employees through a variety of benefits and programs that provide them the opportunity, mobility and well-being.

At our parks in Orlando and Anaheim, The Walt Disney Company currently pays its hourly workers an average of $19.50 an hour, significantly above the federal minimum wage. But we understand the challenges workers and families face in 2019 are complex and go beyond the paycheck. That’s why we provide a wide range of benefits and initiatives to improve our employees’ lives at and outside of work: from subsidized childcare to generous leave policies, from convenient access to pharmacies and clinics to free college degrees and vocational training programs for hourly employees.

We recognize the economic challenges facing all working families. And we continually meet with our employees in the process of developing even stronger programs. Still, we’re proud of the work we’ve done to improve the lives of our employees, and of the more than 45,000 jobs we’ve added in the United States since 2005. The men and women who make Disney parks such a special experience for millions of people are dedicated, hardworking and proud, and we will continue to listen to, empower and reward them. That’s what this company has done throughout its history and will continue to do in the future.”

Source Fox News & the Walt Disney Company

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Magical Pride is returning to Disneyland Paris in 2020! Disneyland Paris has confirmed that Magical Pride is returning to Disneyland Park on June 6, 2020! Stay tuned for more info soon.

What is Magical Pride?

Ever wondered what Disneyland Paris’ Magical Pride was all about? Magical Pride 2019 video has been released by Disneyland Paris! Check out what the Cast Members have to say about the event and see the magical festivities! If you missed it, click here to check out the official Magical Pride merchandise! For the official website click here. Check out the video below!

 

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Daisy Ridley Discusses Her Emotional Last Day On Set for Star Wars: Episode IX. She opens up about how she cried through her final scenes and compared leaving set to feeling like she was in a music video.

Ridley opened up during an interview with CouchSurfing on PeopleTV about her final days of filming for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

“I just can’t remember it,” she first admitted. “I remember [director] J.J. [Abrams] making a speech and I sort of remember a couple things he said, like I’m always on time, which I appreciate him saying. And then he went to pass me the mic and I was the last person to wrap. It was my final shot and I’m just crying in the shot… It was incredibly dramatic.”

“Literally can’t remember what I said,” Ridley recalls of that moment when she hugged her costars John Boyega and Oscar Issac. “Hugged a number of people and then got in the car and looked out the window like I was in a music video: tears rolling down my face, hand to the window, thinking about days gone past.”

Daisy Ridley predicts fans will be “very satisfied” with the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga. “Everything we were doing felt like, in the moment, really good,” she stated during the interview.

Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker will be the final installment in what is being referred to as the “Skywalker Saga” of Star Wars, aka Episodes I-IX. The Rise of Skywalker will conclude the over 40 years of storytelling that began with Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo, and is ending with the shared stories of Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren/Ben Solo.

Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in theaters December 20, 2019.

You can watch Daisy Ridley’s full interview with CouchSurfing, including discussing her role in her upcoming film, Ophelia, by CLICKING HERE.

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

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For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ classic film, Ghostbusters, is coming to “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort – bringing the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture’s most iconic films to life in immersive mazes based off the 1984 classic at the nation’s premier Halloween events, starting this September.

Ghostbusters has entertained generations with its comedic yet frightening tale of four paranormal investigators on their quest to eradicate supernatural threats from creating chaos throughout New York City. As the film marks its milestone 35th anniversary, guests will have the unique opportunity to live the action and terrifying scares they have seen in the hit film when it comes to life at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” in Hollywood and Orlando.

In each maze, guests will follow in the footsteps of the Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston – as they venture through artfully recreated scenes from the film, including the firehouse, New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer, as an army of ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner.  As they delve deeper into the maze, guests will come face-to-face with an array of paranormal creatures, from the voracious Slimer to the all-powerful Gozer the Gozerian and in its ultimate destructor form – the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, to brave the demonic spirits and survive the night.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” and to purchase select tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

 

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D23 Expo 2019 will be a must for fans of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. An immersive pavilion will provide an insider’s look at new themed lands, attractions, shows, and more, in addition to a jam-packed schedule of entertaining presentations and a number of exclusive shopping opportunities for every Disney fan.

Showcasing an array of new experiences for guests around the world to enjoy for years to come, the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion will give fans a unique look at the exciting developments underway at Disney parks around the world. Attendees will see a dedicated space showcasing the historic transformation of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort. They will also see Tony Stark’s latest plans to recruit guests to join alongside the Avengers in fully immersive areas filled with action and adventure in Hong Kong, Paris, and California.

The fan-favorite Hall D23 presentation with Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will take place Sunday, August 25, at 10:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to more details on much-anticipated attractions, experiences, and transformative storytelling that set Disney apart.

During the three-day event, fans can scoop up never-before-seen collectibles across the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products-operated retail shops on the Expo floor: shopDisney.com | Disney Store, Disney DreamStore, Mickey’s of Glendale, and Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store. Attendees will be introduced to new collections that celebrate milestone anniversaries and favorite characters across Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, along with must-have official D23 Expo 2019 gear and accessories, nostalgic Disney Parks-inspired items, and limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s heritage.

There are many other exciting offerings to discover, including several special panel presentations:

The Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Friday, August 23, 12:30 p.m., D23 Expo Arena 

Sound design is an instrumental layer of storytelling found throughout every Disney park, resort, and cruise ship. Join Imagineering Music Studio lead Matt Walker in discussing the creative process behind the original music and sound design heard throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Join Imagineers and collaborators who will share how they developed all-new iconic soundscapes while taking inspiration from the rich legacy of Star Wars music and sound design, from the land’s epic John Williams-composed musical score to the sounds of low-flying starships.

Haunted Mansion: Celebrating 50 Years

Saturday, August 24, 12:30 p.m., D23 Expo Arena 

Celebrate Disney’s famed home of 999 happy haunts. The attraction’s rich history has generated global fandom from both the living and the unliving. Our ghost host has assembled a procession of bodies you will be dying to meet!

Immersive Worlds: Bringing Stories to Life in Disney Parks
Saturday, August 24, 3:30 p.m., Stage 28
Disney Imagineers continue Walt Disney’s legacy in creating themed environments where beloved stories and characters come to life. Join Imagineers Joe Rohde and Scott Trowbridge to learn about the creative process for dreaming up and developing new Disney experiences as we invite guests to enter authentic worlds previously seen only in a film, a book, or one’s imagination.

Travels with Marty: A Conversation with the Sklars and Imagineers

Saturday, August 24, 6 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage

Celebrate the legacy of Disney Legend Marty Sklar as his colleagues, mentees, and family recount the journey of publishing his last book and discuss his lasting impact on The Walt Disney Company.

Behind the Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between

Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., Stage 28

Celebrate the imagination, passion, and attention to detail in creating Disney costumes. Go behind the scenes with the team that crafted the dazzling new Walt Disney Archives exhibit on the D23 Expo show floor and its accompanying coffee table book.

Inspiring Women Behind Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Sunday, August 25, 2 p.m., Stage 28

Meet some of the talented women from across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products responsible for bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life. Hear stories about their roles and experiences in developing everything from the original backstories of the land and its inhabitants, to the themed merchandise, galactic fare, and the interactive elements found throughout Black Spire Outpost.

Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career with Kevin Rafferty

Sunday, August 25, 4 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage

Join veteran Imagineer Kevin Rafferty as he reminisces about a career spanning 40-plus years, from a dishwasher at Disneyland to builder of immersive worlds. Kevin explains his path to Imagineering and talks about his new book.

Marc Davis in His Own Words – Imagineering the Disney Theme Park

Sunday, August 25, 6 p.m., Stage 28

Authors Pete Docter and Christopher Merritt reveal their magnificent two-volume tribute to the artwork and career of Disney Legend Marc Davis. Featuring artwork from Marc for the creation of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, the presentation will also highlight the 50th anniversary of the storied attraction.

Disney Store Artist Signing Schedule

Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24, Talent Central

Come meet the artists and designers behind some of our amazing D23 Expo product ranges:

  • Disney Pixar Tiki Mug Signing with Jerome Ranft

Friday, August 23, 4 – 5 p.m., Talent Central

  • Midnight Masquerade and Animator Villains Collections with Steve Thompson and Courtney Watkinson

Saturday, August 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Talent Central

  • The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Collection with Steve Thompson, Bryan Mon, Daria Vinogradova, Diana Tran, and Cathy Clark-Ramirez

Saturday, August 24, 4 – 5 p.m., Talent Central  

Disney Parks Designer Collection Artist Signing Schedule

Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, Talent Central

Meet the artists behind the latest releases from this exclusive, limited-release collection of Mickey ear hats and Minnie ear headbands:

  • Jerrod Maruyama

Friday, August 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Talent Central

Saturday, August 24, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Talent Central  

  • SHAG

Saturday, August 24, 2  – 3:30 p.m., Talent Central 

  • Noah Fine Art

Saturday, August 24, 2  – 3:30 p.m., Talent Central  

  • Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe

Saturday, August 24, 9:30  – 11 a.m., Talent Central  

Sunday, August 25, 5 – 6:45 p.m., Talent Central

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children ages 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $79 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children ages 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

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Taika Waititi Is Returning to Direct ‘Thor 4’ and Marvel Fans are Freaking Out. Thor will be the first Avengers with a 4th film centered around his character. After the events of Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame what’s next for The God of Thunder?

Just ahead of San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Fans were delighted to learn that Thor: Ragnarok Director, Taika Waititi has signed on with Marvel Studios to direct the currently untitled Thor 4. The leaked announcement has fans freaking out and sharing their excitement and film ideas via social media.

Check out some of the hilarious reactions, predictions, and storyline suggestions from fans below:

Thor was reinvented as a character by Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi in the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, and his transition from the “stoic hero type” to a more humor based character is more befitting to the role and better blends with the newer direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans wholeheartedly agreed with the new take and are excited at the prospect of another Thor based film.

Currently in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Thor is traveling with the Guardians of the Galaxy, or as he likes to call them, the Asguardians of the Galaxy, which means more than likely the next Thor film will take place after Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

What and who do you think we will see in a fourth Thor film? What characters would you like to see join the MCU and fight alongside Thor? Will Thor see Lady Sif again? Share your ideas for Thor 4 in the comments! We would love to hear your theories!

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Marvel!

Photo Credit: Marvel/Taika Waititi

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