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Marvel Studios and Russo Brothers Launching “We Love You 3000” Tour.Avengers: Endgame directors, Anthony and Joe Russo have assembled with Marvel Studios to bring the ultimate fan celebration event to 9 cities around the United States. posted this information regarding the tour on their website, “In celebration of the in-home release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have teamed up to launch the “We Love You 3000” Tour as a way to thank the fans who have invested so deeply in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), making it the single most successful franchise in film history! Special guests from Marvel Studios and the MCU will visit nine U.S. cities — beginning in San Diego at Comic-Con International on July 20 and ending in Anaheim at D23 Expo 2019 on Aug. 25 — greeting and treating fans at each tour stop.

A total of 3,000 MCU Funko Pop Vinyl Figures will be distributed to fans throughout the tour as well as additional giveaways ranging from exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” prints to McDonald’s vouchers for a free Happy Meal® plus an Avengers: Endgame Happy Meal toy to a MCU inspired sundaes and recipe cards courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.”


July 20 | SAN DIEGO, CA

San Diego Comic-Con

What: Calling all Avengers fans! Join Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgamedirectors Anthony and Joe Russo and special MCU guest(s) at the IMDboat as they celebrate the in-home release of the film. Costumed guests will be welcomed aboard to participate in a special Marvel Studios Cosplay photo with the Russo Brothers and their special guest(s).

Where: IMDboat – 5th Avenue Landing Marina, Slip 5B (Directly behind the convention center)

Time: Saturday, July 20 at 1:15 – 2:15pm

Festivities: General fans who arrive on-site will be gifted with a free ice cream courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s (while supplies last).

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July 30 | SEATTLE, WA

Funko Fan Experience
What: The “We Love You 3000 Tour” arrives at Funko HQ!
Where: Funko Headquarters – Everett, WA
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Festivities: Fan Experience


Giants Game @ Oracle Park
What: Join the Russo Bros. for Marvel Night at the San Francisco Giants game
Get tickets: Get your tickets for the game now.
Festivities: Select fans will receive a limited-edition exclusive print

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August 13 | CHICAGO, IL

Best Buy In-Store Event
What: Join the Russo Bros. as the “We Love You 3000 Tour” arrives in Chicago.
Where: Meet the Russo Bros. and receive a signed exclusive print at a Best Buy to be announced.
Festivities: Fan giveaways courtesy of McDonald’s and a Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame photo booth experience.

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August 13 | TORRANCE, CA

Best Buy In-Store Event
What: The “We Love You 3000 Tour arrives in Torrance, CA – more details coming soon.

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August 13 | MIAMI, FL

Best Buy In-Store Event
What: Join the “We Love You 3000 Tour” as it arrives in Miami.
Where: Best Buy store to be confirmed soon
Festivities: A Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame photo booth experience.

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Best Buy In-Store Event
What: Join the Russo Bros. as the “We Love You 3000 Tour” arrives in Minneapolis.
Where: Meet the Russo Bros. and receive a signed exclusive print at a Best Buy to be announced.
Festivities: A Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame photo booth experience.

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August 20 | CLEVELAND, OH

Best Buy In-Store Event
What: Join the Russo Bros. as the “We Love You 3000 Tour” arrives in Cleveland.
Where: Meet the Russo Bros. and receive a signed exclusive print at a Best Buy to be announced.
Festivities: A Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame photo booth experience.
Additional Activities:

  • Join us for a trolley tour of the city visiting filming locations in Cleveland of your favorite Marvel Studios’ films. Details TBD.
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August 23- 25 | ANAHEIM, CA

D23 EXPO – Anaheim Convention Center
What: The “We Love You 3000 Tour” culminates – details to come!

Best Buy will serve as the location for five “We Love You 3000” Tour stops, hosting in-store fan events to celebrate the nationwide release of Marvel Studios “Avengers: Endgame” on Blu-ray™ Aug. 13. Events will feature signings with Marvel Studios filmmakers and/or MCU talent; a special digital photo booth; specialty promotional giveaways, including MCU Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures and exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” prints; and much more.  Fans can also get their hands on the exclusive, limited edition “Avengers: Endgame” SteelBook and other collectable SteelBooks from the MCU at Best Buy stores across the country and on

For more information regarding this Marvel-ous event, be sure to check out by CLICKING HERE. Photo Credit: Marvel/Marvel Studios

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As crazy as it feels to be talking about Christmas in July when we’re still spending our weekends at the beach with our toes in the sand, we’ve already got visions of sugar plums and candy canes dancing in our heads over at Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney.

In the spirit of the highly anticipated holidays, pre-sale tickets are still available until Wednesday, July 31st for Breakfast with Santa at Catal. Early birds will also receive a $30 bonus card valid at all four Patina Restaurant Group locations in Downtown Disney (Catal, Uva Bar & Café, Naples Ristorante, and Tortilla Jo’s).

Breakfast with Santa at Catal Restaurant

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s paying a very special visit to Catal Restaurant. Secure your reservation today and get a Christmas in July bonus!

Join jolly old Saint Nick and his merry band of elves throughout the holiday season at Catal Restaurant’s classic Breakfast with Santa experience. Guests are invited to feast on a decadent family-style spread of menu offerings like buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon, and farm-fresh eggs while Charles Dickens carolers serenade them with their favorite festive tunes. Adults are welcome to sip on bottomless mimosas while little ones are treated to a cookies and milk station and steaming cups of hot chocolate from the cocoa cart. After they share their Christmas wishes with Santa, he will gift every child with a stuffed animal and a personalized stocking. Make your reservation today to enjoy this beloved yuletide tradition that is sure to put a smile on every child’s face and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Purchase your tickets by July 31, 2019, and receive a $30 Bonus Card for all of our Downtown Disney locations!

Event Includes:

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Stuffed animal given to each child from Santa himself!
  • Family-style breakfast
  • Bottomless Mimosas (21yrs +)
  • Hot cocoa cart
  • Personalized stockings for each child
  • Charles Dickens carolers
  • Interactions with Santa’s elves
  • Cookies & Milk Station

Catal will validate guest parking for up to 5 hours. Please allow yourself enough time to park and walk through security on your way into the District.

Purchase Tickets HERE

Dates: December 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

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Lion king

Disney’s Animal kingdom has a lot to roar about this summer, as they continue their celebration of Disney’s “The Lion King”. There are many sights to see, and activities to join in on.  The “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party,” is where you may see some of your favorite Lion King characters such as Timon and Rafiki. Also not to miss is the redesigned “River of Lights: We are One,” night show of stunning colorful lights and visual effects, highlighting cherished Disney movies and animals.

To add to this excitement, starting July 19th Animal kingdom will be introducing new Lion King merchandise. If you head over to Island Mercantile, Discovery Trading Company or, Mombasa Marketplace you can find these new offerings fit for everyone in your pride. Who doesn’t love matching family Disney shirts?!


Also new, safari worthy headbands and hats including the Simba ears hat, that is sure enough to make one stand out from the pack. Don’t forget the adorable, huggable plush for your little cubs! Animal kingdom will also be showcasing some new Lion King-themed treats that will be popping up, such as the Bugs ‘n Grubb waffle cone. “Tastes like chicken!”-Disney (or maybe more like chocolate and cookies and cream.)

If its adventure you seek perhaps a new Lion King scavenger hunt is calling your name. Make your way over to the Outpost, Island Mercantile, Discovery Trading Company or Mombasa Marketplace.  It will take you on a hunt for characters from the classic movie in the form of carvings around Africa. When you spot them place your sticker on your map. Once you have collected them all be sure to bring your map over to Mombasa Marketplace, which is in Harambe or go over to the Oasis, at the Outpost shop to turn in your maps for a special themed surprise. You have until September 28, 2019, while supplies last. Be sure not to miss out on The Lion King celebration this summer!

“Maps and stickers available while supplies last. Limit one surprise per map. Separate admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is required and the experience is subject to change without notice.” -Disney

Photos Courtesy: Disney Parks

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Now through July 31, SeaWorld Parks is proud to offer first responders and three of their guest’s half-price admission to its award-winning SeaWorld Orlando and San Diego parks as well as $25 tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio.

“We have always taken immense pride in honoring those who dedicate themselves to helping others,” said Gus Antorcha, Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “This summer, we’re especially excited to welcome first respondents and their families or friends to parks across the country as they make lifelong memories on our newest attractions. Offering first responders discounted entry is a simple way for us to show just how grateful we are.”

Those who take advantage of this special offer will be able to take in a multitude of recently opened and record-breaking attractions, animal exhibits and rides across all parks, including:

  • SeaWorld Orlando’s Sesame Street Land allows families to add to their own memory lane, where they can stroll down one of the most famous lanes of all time. From the stoop at 123 to Hooper’s Store, Sesame Street Land and its accompanying parade is a world all its own — and it’s open now. Plus, Infinity Falls™ river ride traverses rapids as it winds through tropical surrounding before plummeting riders down a tallest-of-its-kind drop into a pool of rushing whitewater.
  • SeaWorld San Antonio’s equal parts educational and exhilarating, one-of-a-kind Turtle Reef is home to these two new breathtaking rides as well as rescued turtles and hundreds of multi-colored Caribbean fish. With two new thrill rides including Riptide Rescue™, a heart-pounding rescue adventure taking families on a mission to help save marine animals, and Sea Swinger™, a thrilling high swing ride that will launch riders on an arc almost parallel with the ground at the top of its trajectory, before sending them soaring to the same point in the opposite direction — all in mere seconds.
  • SeaWorld San Diego’s Electric Eel is San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster with astounding loops, twists and airtime. Featuring multiple launch experiences, Electric Eel propels riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house, accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds before rocketing skyward nearly 150 feet to brave an inverted “heartline” roll and adrenaline-pumping loops.

As part of SeaWorld’s First Responder Salute, tickets purchased by July 31 can be redeemed for park entry until August 18. Those eligible for this offer include fire rescue responders, EMT/EMS employees, law enforcement officers, and 911 dispatchers. Tickets can be purchased online at

Additional discounts and offers are available for active military and veterans through MWR and ITT offices on U.S. military bases and online at These offers are available year-round and may differ by park.

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Disney’s Skyliner Set to Open September 29, 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort. The new Disney Skyliner gondola’s will be available for guest use starting September 29th according to Disney.

“This state-of-the-art transportation system offers a new way to experience the resort with amazing views only available from the sky. Disney Skyliner connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort scheduled to open in December 2019,” Disney shared in a statement regarding the opening of the new transportation system.

Watch the Disney Skyliner take flight in this new video showcasing the incredible new transportation system that will soon be available throughout Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney also shared the many different themes for the gondolas that showcase characters from Disney films, television, attractions, and characters! Some of the characters and themes you can see include:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Pluto
  • Chip & Dale
  • “Coco”
  • Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
  • “Finding Dory”
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “Monsters, Inc.”
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “Ratatouille”

Enjoy this never before seen view of the Walt Disney World Resort by traveling high in the sky on the Disney Skyliner starting September 29th!

Photo Credit: Disney Destinations

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Holiday time is just around the corner! Walt Disney World always has over the top holiday entertainment including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special ticketed event at Magic Kingdom. Hollywood Studios has offered a “Flurry of Fun” in the past, but has not released any information as of yet to the dates for this year.

However, this morning Disney announced the dates for Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! This year the Christmas season show will take place from November 8, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Stay tuned for more holiday news here at Chip and Co!

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National Geographic joins Disney’s D23 Expo show floor for the first time, delivering unique experiences that inspire curiosity and exploration for fans of all ages. From free solo climbing to the top of El Capitan to exploring the “why” behind the “wow” behind our gray matter, National Geographic will immerse fans in adventure, ignite their curiosities about the world, and surprise them with stories unlike any they’ve seen before, harnessing the spirit of the iconic yellow border.

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will engage with National Geographic’s wildly popular series, talent, explorers, and some very special guests—cuddly four-legged friends! National Geographic will also be supporting its Disney+ originals at D23 Expo. Details on experiences, talent appearances, and special signings in the National Geographic pavilion will be made available on the D23 Expo app and include the following:

  • National Geographic is reaching new heights to accomplish the impossible. Kicking it off on Aug. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m., get inspired at a book signing with legendary rock climber Alex Honnold, featured in the Academy Award-winning film Free Solo, which documented his achievement of his lifelong dream: to climb the face of the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.
  • Then, on Aug. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m., the doctor will see you now! His day isn’t complete unless he’s checked a cow for pregnancy or helped a goat with pneumonia. But it’s all in a day’s work for Dr. Jan Pol from Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol. Hear his amazing animal stories, and cuddle up with his surprise guests—his cutest, furriest, four-legged friends!
  • Chill out on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon with Sue Aikens from multiple-Emmy-award-winning series Life Below Zero, and hear about her jaw-dropping lifestyle in the remote corners of Alaska. Get a little taste of the subzero temperatures of Alaska while she signs autographs, takes pictures, and shares her incredible tales.
  • Throughout the weekend on the show floor, National Geographic is also creating a unique fan experience—Beneath the Blue—a breathtaking underwater world that will take you on an incredible journey to explore the oceans and learn more about the impact of single-use plastic on marine life.

In addition, National Geographic will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including WOMEN OF IMPACT: Meet the Nat Geo Explorers Changing the World on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Stage 28, featuring women on the front lines of exploration, conservation, and storytelling. They pilot submarines, get up close with lions, tigers, and bears—and even breakdance! Join submersible pilot and founder of a girls’ underwater camp Erika Bergman; multimedia storyteller and Planet or Plastic ambassador Lilly Sedaghat; and large-carnivore expert Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to become the next game-changing explorer!

Then, on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the D23 Expo Arena, fans will get a first look at the reboot of Brain Games, National Geographic’s wildly popular series, during Power Up Your Brain With Keegan-Michael Key. Ignite your brainpower and play some fun, mind-bending, interactive challenges with Brain Games host Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4The Lion King) as he shows you the “why” behind the “wow.” Joining him on stage will be top-class mentalist Lior Suchard, who will no doubt deliver fans an engaging and mind-blowing experience. Explore your mind’s mad skills during this workout of your 3-pound slimy blob!

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

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Disney Visa Cardmembers

Disney Visa Cardmembers rejoice! Disney has just released an exciting offer for hotel stays in Walt Disney World for Disney Visa Cardmembers.

Here’s your chance to book that last-minute summer vacation you ahve been thinking about!

This offer is available from July 15th to September 28th, 2019. This means you can view Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (opening August 29th) with this offer!

There is a minimum 2-night hotel stay and a 2-day base ticket to be eligible for this offer. Here’s what you can get:

  • 25% off Art of Animation and All Star Sports
  • 20% Port Orleans Riverside
  • 30% off the Water View rooms at Gran Destino Tower at the Coronado Springs Resort
  • 35% off Animal Kingdom Lodge and Saratoga Springs

Get those credit cards ready and have a magical time!

Source: WDW Magic. 

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Disney Parks has been releasing lots of cute leggings lately, but the Mickey Balloon Leggings have definitely floated away with my heard. I really just adore Mickey Balloons, they are one of my all time favorite Disney icons, so these leggings are sheer perfection.

Bright and vibrantly colored Mickey balloons float across the crisp white background of these super soft leggings. The whimsical print is sure to bring a smile to your face, and all of the colors makes these leggings great for pairing with a variety of different tees, and dresses.

You can find these fanciful leggings at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and online at shopDisney! We found ours at the World of Disney Store in Disney Springs.

The leggings come in a variety of sizes from XS all the way to 3X, and retail for $39.99.

I doubt you will, but if you need a little help putting together and outfit with these gorgeous leggings, there is also a fantastic hot pink tee that coordinates! This sizzling hot pink t-shirt says “Meet me on Main Street”, and features the same Mickey Balloons from the leggings print!

I am absolutely obsessed with the new Mickey Balloon Leggings, and I hope we see more Mickey Balloon merchandise in the future. A Mickey Balloon Spirit Jersey would be INCREDIBLE! What do you think of these sensational new leggings?

Special thanks to the sensational Susan for these amazing photos!

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New Details Released for Disney's Riviera Resort

Disney guests are starting to become excited as more information about the new Riviera Resort that will be opening this December at Walt Disney World!  The new resort will be filled with history and charm of the European Riviera, which was a vacation spot for Walt and Lillian Disney.

The Disney Imagineers took the time to create a space that celebrates “the elegance of a modern European retreat” as the overall design is inspired by the elegant, early 20th century hotels along the Mediterranean coast.

New Details Released for Disney's Riviera Resort

The new Riviera Resort will have articulated stone bases and smooth stucco facades that are accented with decorative metalwork, colorful awnings, and Italian style arches.  At the heart of the resort is the center building or tower, that will also provide expressive roofs and ornamental details.

Each wing of the resort that is adjacent to the tower will grow in height, from eight to ten stories providing beautiful views of the resort.  The growing heights allow the resort to have a layered story inspired by the buildings and architecture in Europe that also evolved over time.  In addition, each wing will have an exterior style of its own that also represents the regional resorts throughout the century.

New Details Released for Disney's Riviera Resort

Lastly, the window styles of each wing will also vary in size, shape, and design to incorporate the architectural details of the history in Europe.  Of course, the resort will also feature a variety of decorative railings with motifs of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

New Details Released for Disney's Riviera Resort


While guests are at the resort, they can also make reservations at the new rooftop restaurant, Topolino’s Terrace-Flavors of the Riviera before taking a ride on the new gondola system, The Disney Skyliner, which opens this fall.

Bookings for the new Riviera Resort have already opened.  Will you be staying at this new resort?

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