For the first time at D23 Expo, Lucasfilm will host a pavilion on the show floor from August 23-25 with an impressive display showcasing the evolution of the Star Wars stormtrooper. The exhibit will include several of the screen-used costumes seen throughout the iconic movie series. From the classic stormtrooper to the new design featured in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this stunning display is a rare opportunity to examine these production costumes up close and study the many unique styles deployed throughout a galaxy far, far away.
Also featured in the Lucasfilm pavilion will be a special section for young Padawans that will include Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures video shorts along with multiple interactive activities for kids.
Plus, as part of the Disney+ panel on Friday, August 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Hall D23, fans will get a sneak peek at Jon Favreau’s action-packed bounty hunter series, The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal) is a bounty hunter who travels the outer reaches of the lawless galaxy, surviving as a mercenary-for-hire. Dave Filoni (supervising director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and writer/director on The Mandalorian), along with special guests, will join Favreau for the on-stage presentation. The highly anticipated program for Disney+ represents the first-ever Star Wars live-action series.
Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 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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Artists young and old, talented and challenged unite! Disney World has brought back the Animation Experience which allows guests to draw a popular Disney character. These sessions are free and lead by patient animators.
Upon entrance, you receive a pice of animator paper and a pencil. The animator reveals which character you will be drawing. Mine was Timon. Then there is a short video about the animal who inspired that character; in this case a meerkat. This was a nice educational touch for being at Animal Kingdom. The teacher works through the character drawing step-by-step encouraging all guests along the way.
When you finish up you sign your artwork just like a real artist would. This class was a lot of fun and only a little challenging. Plus you get a rubberband to take your artwork home! In the future, there will be many characters drawn in these sessions but from now until July 19 the focus will be on characters from the Lion King. You can participate multiple times during a day if you’d like since they seem to rotate characters.
All classes take place in the recently re-opened Rafiki’s Planet Watch. You can catch the train to here right next to the Kilamanjaro Safaris. This is a wonderful free activity (in the air conditioning) to add to your next trip to Animal Kingdom.
Julie de la Fe
Find us park hopping to the beat of our Lion King popcorn bucket all summer long.
Photo Source: Julie de la Fe
Rafiki’s Planet Watch is open again. They have also brought back Animation Experience (you can even get a fastpass) ? You get to keep your artwork and get to learn about the animal you’re drawing. If you this it’s an amazing piece of artwork you can buy a frame in the gift shop and have it sent to the front of the park or your resort (or you can just get a free rubber band ?) ? @justamomandboyatdisney #rafikisplanetwatch #animalkingdom #animation #wdw #disneyworld #newdisneyexperiences #fastpass
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Disney is canceling its red carpet premiere of Descendants 3 in honor of Cameron Boyce. Instead, they will be donating to a charity that was close to Boyce’s heart, the Thirst Project. This organization’s focus is to bring clean drinking water to places where there is none. Cameron was passionate about this cause and was active in fundraising for this organization before his death, raising over $30,000 for Eswatini.
Although the Descendants 3 red carpet premiere will be canceled, it’s Disney Channel August premiere will be dedicated to Boyce. You will be missed Cameron Boyce but your positivity will live on.
Julie de la Fe
Find us park hopping to the beat of our Lion King popcorn bucket drum all summer long.
Photo Source: Disney
Today, July 12 Clarks Kids’ launched a wildly adorable new collaboration with Disney! The Clarks Kids x Lion King shoes celebrates the beloved classic film, just in time for the debut of the new movie!
Because every adventure starts with a first step, babies and toddlers everywhere can step into this Clarks Kids collection, specially created to help little cubs roam free.
The Roamer Wild comes in a warm neutral yellow, just like Simba’s fur! The new shoes inspired by Simba’s adventurous spirit, are now available on ClarksUSA.com in baby and toddler sizing, and retails for $45.00. Underfoot cushioning and a super-flexible rubber soles encourage agility and a natural walking motion, so your little can walk on the wild side with unbeatable freedom. Mini-explorers will be able to feel the ground beneath them with a Hakuna Matata feeling as they set off on adventure!
Do you know a little that would love to roam the Pride Lands of their imaginations with the new Clarks Kids x Lion King shoes for babies and toddlers?
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The Lion King celebration continues this Saturday, July 13, at Magic Kingdom Park where JD McCray and Shahadi Wright, the voices of young Simba and young Nala, will be honorary Grand Marshals for the 3 p.m. Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade!
To continue the celebration, you will be able to join them at Disney’s Animal Kingdom later in the day, where they will commemorate the release of the new film and the 25th anniversary of the original animated classic The Lion King.
The park will offer summer entertainment, delicious treats and new items honoring some of your favorite characters from the movie.
Did you know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the new live action movie have a special connection? The movie’s production team spent six weeks at the theme park researching naturalistic backdrops that helped inspire scenes from the movie!
Don’t forget to go see Disney’s “The Lion King” theaters on July 19th.
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Something new has arrived at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort. The Craftsman Bar and Grill brings unique eats paired with craft cocktails for all to enjoy!
Just in time for summer, Craftsman Bar and Grill offers guests relaxing poolside views. Craftsman is designed to reflect the famous California Arts & Craft movement. Stone columns hold up a cool wooden trellis, offering shade among the comfortable patio seating. The area is full of many symbolic elements that draw the eye everywhere. Guests can find wisteria vine throughout the lounge symbolizing good luck. The gate leading to the pool is decorated with iron symbols of California, such as a quail, honeybee, and a butterfly. There will be plenty to look at and take in from the surrounding atmosphere at Craftsman.
There is also plenty of tasty dishes and drinks to indulge in, as well. Guests can choose an artisanal pizza or the Cali-Grilled Angus Cheeseburger. For the more adventurous eater, try their Black Truffle-Charred Grilled Cheese or the Maine Lobster Quesadilla. For families, children have up to six different meals to try. All adults and children can enjoy the different desserts at Craftsman. Share in a Waffle Churro Sundae or Salted-Chocolate Chip Cookie Fingers.
After you’ve savored all the eats at Craftsman, it’s time for a drink! Choose from a selection of signature cocktails, California wines, and craft beers. Guests can lounge poolside at the bar and drink in a Kombucha Cocktail or a Pineapple Ginger Margarita.
Next time you’re visiting the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, stop by Craftsman Bar and Grill!
What would you like to try from Craftsman? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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Simba can’t wait to be your best pal with the new Lion King Scentsy Collection! Simba is the newest Scentsy Buddy to join the Disney Collection. The collection includes a Simba Scentsy Buddy, a Lion King inspired Scentsy bar, and a Scent Pak to release the wild side of fragrance.
This beloved lion cub is small but mighty, and he’s ready to rule the kingdom! Each Simba Scentsy Buddy comes with a Scent Pak in the Circle of Life fragrance. You can capture the wild new Scentsy Buddy as a combo with the Scentsy bar, or by himself.
Circle of Life Scentsy Bar can be purchased as part of the Simba Scentsy Buddy combo! You can also purchase the scent separately as a scent pak! The Circle of Life fragrance has an air of golden amber that drifts over sandalwood, and a hint of vanilla mirrors the delicate balance of life. The Scenty Pak is now available here for just $7.50.
The Lion King Scentsy Collection launched on July 10th, with these fun items, but it looks like some worry free friends will be joining the collection very soon too!
A very special thanks to our fan Alecia McCoy for the wonderful news about this collection! Check out her Scentsy page!
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A fire broke out at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour lot on Wednesday in London where the Harry Potter Franchise was filmed.
The incident started late Wednesday evening with residents near the studios seeing smoke billowing out of the lot.
— Mark Hancock (@The_M_Hancock) July 11, 2019
Firefighters battled the fire from late Wednesday till the afternoon on Thursday.“Hertfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden in Hertfordshire at 11.29 p.m. (6.29 p.m. ET) on Wednesday 10 July,” the council said in a statement. “Eighteen fire engines and support vehicles are currently at the scene as crews continue to tackle the fire. Three jets and one aerial ladder platform are in use,” they said, adding that the set was not being used at the time and there are no injuries. Roads were closed around the studios but tours still took place according to the Warner Bros Studio website.
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If you didn’t believe it before, believe it now. Disney is NOT just for kids, take it from this dad too excited about meeting characters that he left his daughter out of the selfie!
LaRoyce Hall, girlfriend Carynn, and three-year-old daughter Zayda were recently visiting the Disneyland Parks from San Antonio, Texas after Zayda wanted to visit “The Disney Channel” after watching it on tv.
While visiting the Disneyland Parks, Hall, an eager Toy Story Fan jumped into the queue after visiting Bo Peep. While waiting, the Toy Story fan had a quick wardrobe change while waiting for Andy’s favorite toy, Woody, when both Buzz Lightyear and Woody appeared to his amazement and the picture shows what happened next.
The dad too excited about meeting characters explains, “We were taking pictures with all the characters around the park but Toy Story is my favorite movie! Originally it was only supposed to be Wood coming out, but then Buzz came out too! So I was like a kid on Christmas.” He goes on to add, “We did let my daughter taker her pictures first, then I quickly ran to them for a selfie. I didn’t realize my daughter was by my leg trying to get in the picture.”
Don’t worry, dad! Girlfriend Carynn was there to capture the hilarious moment that you will remember for a lifetime and can laugh about when little Zayda is older. For now, enjoy this hilarious moment as judging by the pictures, Zayda still had fun!
Source: Inside the
Photo Credit: LaRoyce Hall
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According to the Nassau Guardian, Disney Cruise Line has begun the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the Lighthouse Point cruise port on the island of Eleuthera.
In a newsletter developed for the locals of Eleuthera, Disney explains that they are meeting with contractors while touring local construction sites in search of the right people for the job.
Disney also expressed interest in local contractors at a recent meeting of the Bahamian Contractors’ Association.
Additionally, Disney will conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the project can begin.
The newsletter also stated, “Our own team of conservation experts is working closely with a highly qualified team of Bahamians and an experienced international firm to perform an EIA of the site that aligns with our company’s long-standing commitment to the environment. This is a detailed analysis being conducted as directed by the BEST Commission. Once a draft is submitted, both the EIA and environmental management plan will be reviewed by the government and made available for public consultation. Only after that process is complete can work begin on the site.”
Bahamians and Eleutherans have expressed the desire for more information on this project and how it will affect day-to-day life on the island. Disney released this newsletter to hopefully answer questions and keep the public in the loop with the progress of the Lighthouse Point project.
Disney has also released that they are committed to developing only 20% of the Lighthouse Point property. They will be donating 190 acres of privately-owned land to the government.
Source: Nassau Guardian
Photo Credit: Bahamas Weekly
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