The show, which takes place in the center of the park, stars elves Wayne and Lanny from “Prep & Landing.” In it, Christmas Day is almost here, but Jolly Old Saint Nick is nowhere to be found. Luckily, Wayne and Lanny are on the job, and they won’t rest until the big guy is back at the North Pole. Watch in wonder as buildings and rooftops come alive, and immerse you in beloved scenes from “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pluto’s Christmas Tree,” Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more.
You can catch “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nightly at the park throughout the holiday season....
Happy Thanksgiving! Today is all about gathering with friends and family for a delicious feast, and it’s also a huge day for sports fans. Here at Walt Disney World Resort, eight men’s college basketball teams annually compete in the AdvoCare Invitational tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
And last night after practice, players and staff from all eight teams found time to pull up a seat at the table for Thanksgiving dinner and were joined by special guest Mickey Mouse, who posed for pictures and wished each team good luck during the tournament.
Tournament play tips off Thursday (11/23) with the UCF Knights taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 6 p.m. (ESPN3).
Other games on Thursday include Missouri vs. Long Beach State (11:30 a.m.), St. John’s vs. Oregon State (2 p.m.) and West Virginia vs. Marist (8:30 p.m.). Games continue through Sunday at the sports complex.
AdvoCare is one of the premier Division I college basketball tournaments. Held annually at the sports complex, the event features some of the top collegiate teams in America.
Past winners include Arkansas (2006), North Carolina State (2007), Gonzaga (2008), Florida State (2009), Notre Dame (2010), Dayton (2011), Gonzaga (2012), Memphis (2013), Kansas (2014), Xavier (2015) and Gonzaga (2016).
After you and your family have had your fill of Thanksgiving fixins’, come on out to the sports complex and take in the college hoops action. Tickets and additional information can be found here....
Thanksgiving is finally upon us, and while we have so much to be thankful for this year, we are especially thankful for the @DisneyPets Instagram account, which has brought us countless smiles and endless joy this year. As our Thanksgiving gift to you, we found it necessary to share that joy! Here are 11 Disney puppies that we are thankful for:
Just look at that face.
He’s already king of our hearts.
Thank you for being such a good boy!
Because without them we wouldn’t get to look at adorable pictures like this one.
We love you.
Thankful for you, we are.
We’re screaming with joy.
We simply cannot. The feathers! The look! It’s all too much, in the best way.
Color us enchanted.
Dogs wearing Mickey ears are possibly the greatest joy in our lives right now.
Now that our hearts have been successfully warmed, it’s time to go warm up the turkey and have a feast! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours (and your pets!).
The University of Central Florida Knights men’s basketball team gathered around the table for Thanksgiving dinner with Mickey Mouse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Wednesday, on the eve of the 12th annual AdvoCare Invitational tournament.
The Knights are competing in the three-day tournament – which tipped off Thanksgiving Day at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort – and faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first round.
The tournament, regarded by basketball experts as one of the best early season tune-ups in college basketball features 2016 NCAA Sweet 16 team West Virginia, as well as the Knights (2-0), who were National Invitational Tournament (NIT)semifinalists last season. Other participants include Long Beach State, Marist, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon State and St. John’s.
It’s Thanksgiving! A time for eating turkey, spending quality time with relatives, and counting down the days until the next Star Wars film (it’s 22, for the record.) But while you’re sitting down with your real family or friends, take a second to think about which Star Wars table you’d love to crash and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Would you feast with a family like the Skywalkers or enjoy a steaming bowl of rootleaf stew with Luke and Yoda? Stick with the scavengers on Jakku or brine a bantha with the Lawquanes? Vote in our poll and let us know why you’d have a great meal in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving from StarWars.com!
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In our Disney Doodles blog series, our team of Disney artists imagine what a character would do or see first if they had the chance to visit a Disney Park.
In today’s Doodle, artist Ashley Taylor imagines Roger and Anita from “101 Dalmatians” enjoying some free time with their favorite pals at Magic Kingdom Park.
“Anita and Roger are always sharing with each other,” Ashley said. “It’s easy to imagine them sharing a Mickey ice cream bar, while relaxing on a park bench with Pongo and Perdita.”...
The holidays are in range. You need gifts for the Star Wars fans in your life. (And maybe for yourself.) But you’re lacking the right intel. What are you going to do?
Fear not! StarWars.com has just completed a recon mission on the best presents — and Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals — in the galaxy. Check out our official holiday gift guide below, featuring everything from Star Wars toys to clothes, books, and more! May the Force (and gifts) be with you!
Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Figures and Accessories
The fine folks at Hasbro have a wide range of new Star Wars toys available, including many based on The Last Jedi, in various scales for all ages. The 6-inch Black Series figures (like Kylo Ren above) are beautifully sculpted and highly-detailed, while their line of masks, helmets (see Poe Dameron’s above), lightsabers, and more bring Star Wars dreams to reality. Perfect for the toy chest, display cabinet, or even the office. (Especially the Poe helmet. It commands instant respect in important meetings.)
ANOVOS’ Star Wars Helmets and Armor
If you know any aspiring troopers or rebel soldiers, ANOVOS has the gear you need with screen-accurate helmets, armor, and costumes from across the saga. (And that red stormtrooper helmet is just perfect for this time of year.)
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 20-50% off all IN STOCK Star Wars items November 24-27 at ANOVOS.com. New releases of Star Wars products will also be revealed and offered at special introductory pricing!
ThinkGeek’s Jedi Robe Sleeved Blanket
Perfect for your sitting-on-the-couch-with-a-bowl-of-ice-cream Jedi training, the Jedi Robe Sleeved Blanket is available only at ThinkGeek.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get the Jedi Robe Sleeved Blanket for $17.99 and find more Star Wars deals at ThinkGeek.
Sphero’s App-Enabled Droids
We know you’ve heard it a million times already, but this time we mean it: These are the droids you’re looking for. Sphero‘s app-enabled droids, including BB-8, The Last Jedi‘s BB-9E, and R2-D2, look stunning and are technological wonders. So really — if you’re looking for droids (and who isn’t!), these are the ones you want.
Disney Store’s Star Wars Mega Figure Play Set (Plus shopDisney.com and Disney Store’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals!)
This massive collection of 20 figures is available only at Disney Stores and shopDisney.com. (You’ll have to make the lightsaber sounds and say “Yub nub” yourself.)
littleBits Droid Inventor Kit
It’s time to build your own astromech! The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit will turn anyone into a droid inventor — it’s easy to use and customizable, encouraging fun and creativity. And who hasn’t wanted their own R2 unit?
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 20% off the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit at Walmart.com!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Books
If you want to go inside the world of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there are some amazing books already available and on the way. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Visual Dictionary features incredible photos and deep insight into the film’s characters, worlds, and weapons; Canto Bight includes four novellas set in The Last Jedi‘s new casino city; and let’s not forget Chewie and the Porgs. Feel the Force of reading this holiday season!
Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder
Radio Flyer’s awesome take on Luke’s landspeeder in Star Wars: A New Hope has room for two riders, an interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds, and a 5 mph. driving speed. Hit the accelerator.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get $100 off at Toys R Us with free shipping!
Funko’s POP! Vinyl Figures
Super-cute, super-cool collectibles, Funko‘s line of POP! figures are massively popular. Funko has made toys of tons of characters from the entire saga. Give in to the POP! side!
Propel’s Star Wars Drones
Star Wars drones. What else is there to say? Pretty much one of the coolest things ever.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get $50 off at propelrc.com!
A.T. Cross’ Star Wars Pens
These beautifully-designed pens from A.T. Cross — including C-3PO, Darth Vader, and more — are perfect for any galaxy. Each features a color finish based on its character, emblems, and salient design details. The Click & Jotzone Gift Set version includes a leather-bound journal good for jotting down rebel plans or Imperial schemes.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Exclusive for StarWars.com readers — get the Cross Star Wars Click & Jotzone Gift Set on sale $39.99 (originally $75)! Use promo code STARWARS17 at Cross.com at checkout. Ends 11/27 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
For the stylish Jedi in your life, Cufflinks.com has cufflinks in the design of the Millennium Falcon, the Rebel Alliance insignia, and more, as well holiday-themed socks and other offerings.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 25% off at Cufflinks.com from 11/20 – 11/30 with promo code STARWARS25!
Petco’s Pet Toys and Costumes
Chewbacca and porg throw pillows for dogs. Ewok costumes. AT-AT chew toys. These brilliant creations and more are all available at Petco.com. Your pet will be strong with the Force this holiday season.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 25% off select Star Wars products at Petco.com!
Garmin’s Star Wars Vivofit Jr. 2
Available in BB-8 and First Order styles, Garmin‘s Vivofit Jr. is a kids activity tracker featuring chore management and schedule alert tools for parents, plus BB-8’s Adventure: A Star Wars Story app adventures, which children advance in by meeting 60-minute daily activity goals. Star Wars and parenting go well together!
Picnic Time’s Star Wars Totes and More
Now, you can picnic with the power of the Force. Picnic Time has several Star Wars offerings, from the Darth Vader lunch tote to a Star Wars logo sports chair. Be the envy of all Star Wars fans in the park.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 35% off the Empire Icon Serving Tray and Knife Set, the Star Wars Logo Sports Chair, the Darth Vader Pranzo Lunch Tote, the Darth Vader Blanket Tote, and the Darth Vader Artisan Serving Plank.
Pendleton’s Star Wars Blankets and More
How do you improve on blankets, travel kits, and portfolios? Easy — add Pendleton’s gorgeous Star Wars craftsmanship and aesthetic. Pendleton has a variety of looks available, including many based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 25% off all Star Wars items at Pendleton.com!
Disney Store and shopDisney.com’s Toybox Star Wars Figures
Based on designs from the Disney Infinity video game, the new Toybox line of Star Wars figures have a fun, animated style that we love. (For more on the line, check out StarWars.com’s feature on the first wave of toys.) Available exclusively at Disney Store and shopDisney.com. Press start!
Terez’s Star Wars Leggings
Stylish, fashionable, and as comfortable as any Jedi robe, Terez‘s Star Wars leggings come in a variety of looks and are sure to please fangirls everywhere.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 25% off at Terez.com on 11/27 only!
Underground Toys’ Star Wars Household Items
Who needs any other kind of kitchen storage when there’s a droid container set? Underground Toys’ Star Wars household items are charming and colorful, and great for Resistance- and First Order-aligned homes alike.
Robe Factory’s Star Wars Schematics
Now you can have your own Death Star plans. (And the Falcon‘s, too.) Robe Factory’s Star Wars Schematics Illuminated Display is a handsome decorative item, allowing you to swap out Death Star and Millennium Falcon blueprints in its illuminated base. Just keep it away from astromech droids.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 40% off at ThinkGeek.com!
Tee Turtle’s Star Wars T-shirts
You don’t know the cute side of the Force! Well, you will with Tee Turtle‘s adorable takes on the heroes and villains of Star Wars on their unique tees.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get 50% off at TeeTurtle.com on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
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Early next year, Super Hero fans will explore the isolated and technologically advanced kingdom of Wakanda when “Black Panther” opens in theaters February 16, 2018. And for a limited time, Disney California Adventure park guests will have the opportunity to encounter the king of Wakanda himself, Black Panther.
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
We’ll have more information to share soon – including the date for Black Panther’s arrival at Disney California Adventure park – so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog. And don’t miss “Black Panther,” in theaters February 16, 2018!...
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” hits theaters today! The movie is about Miguel, an aspiring musician who dreams of following in the footsteps of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz—despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Miguel ultimately teams up with charming trickster Héctor on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
“Coco” shares a heartwarming story about the importance of family and coming together with those you love most, and Disney Vacation Club embraces many of these same values, providing families the opportunity to enjoy vacations together year after year. That’s why Disney Vacation Club is offering a new sweepstakes, tied to the theatrical release of “Coco,” that offers the chance for you to win a 5-day, 4-night vacation with up to 8 of your family members (or friends) in a 2-bedroom Villa at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!*
Enter now through Jan. 4, 2018 at WelcomeHomeSweeps.com! And, don’t forget to see “Coco,” in theaters now.
*NO PURCHASE OR SALES PRESENTATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sweepstakes begins 12:00:00 PM ET 11/17/17 & ends 11:59:59 PM ET 1/4/18. Open to 50 US/DC, at least 18 years old or the age of majority in jurisdiction of residence. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules at https://WelcomeHomeSweeps.com for entry instructions, odds, prize description & restrictions. Sponsor: Disney Vacation Development, Inc., 1390 Celebration Blvd. Celebration, FL 34747. ©Disney...
It just isn’t the holiday season at Disneyland Resort without the famous hand-pulled candy canes that start to appear in windows of the Candy Palace and Trolley Treats every November. The talented Disneyland Resort Candy Makers always look forward getting out their gloves out and making these delicious peppermint sweets. From start to finish, they work to create these colorful candy canes from scratch – from mixing the ingredients and hand-pulling the candy to rolling, twisting and wrapping up the final products.
This tradition dates back to 1968, making this year the 49th anniversary of these incredible candy canes. Each year, guests flock to the Disneyland Resort to get in on the hand-crafted sweetness. These candy canes measure a whopping 18 inches long. If you’re looking to try them yourself, then look no further, because you’ll be able to purchase these delightful treats starting November 24.
You’ll find delicious hand-pulled candy canes at the following locations:
Candy Palace: Nov. 25, 29; Dec. 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20,
Trolley Treats: Nov. 25, 28; Dec. 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 25
A limited number of candy canes will be available for each release. Available while supplies last. Wristbands will be distributed accordingly at park opening. Wristbands are limited, available while supplies last. Limit ONE (1) wristband per guest. Wristband entitles bearer to purchase ONE (1) candy cane at designated location. Wristband must be shown at time of purchase. Information subject to restrictions and change without notice, including but not limited to release dates, prices, etc. No discounts apply. No exchanges or refunds....
Minnie Mouse showed up at the 2017 Disney Girls’ Soccer Showcase presented by AS Roma at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, but this time, she upped her game for the occasion.
Minnie sported her new soccer uniform for the first time. She wore a purple and white horizontal striped jersey with purple shorts and rocked a red headband, an updated twist to her usual polka dot bow. She wore the No. 9 on her jersey, which is fitting when you consider the most well-known women’s soccer player of all-time, two-time Olympic Gold medalist Mia Hamm, also wore that number.
This year, Disney Girls’ Soccer Showcase was re-imagined with new dates and expanded to include U11-U14 age groups. While at the sports complex, Minnie watched some of the early tournament action and even spent time interacting with some of the players. Minnie was a star among stars because the showcase features many of the top high school soccer prospects in the country, many of whom will be playing on the collegiate level soon.
Look for Minnie in her new soccer outfit at future soccer events, which are listed at espnwwos.com. And check out the action at the Disney Girls Soccer Showcase, which runs through Sunday, November 26....
Minnie Mouse unveiled her cool new soccer uniform on Wednesday, just in time for the 2017 Disney Girls’ Soccer Showcase presented by AS Roma taking place Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 23-26) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Minnie’s new look – which has a modern feminine fit – includes a purple and white horizontal striped jersey, purple shorts and a stylishly red headband, an updated twist to her customary polka dot hair bow.
Minnie will wear No. 9, which is athletically significant.
The number is normally worn by players who play the “striker” position in soccer – usually reserved for a team leader who scores most of the goals – the same number worn by two-time Olympic Gold medalist of Mia Hamm.
Minnie’s not the only one showing up to the sports complex with a new look. This year, the Disney Girls’ Soccer Showcase has some modifications, as well. The tournament, normally played in December, has been moved to late November and this year, a new age group (U11-U14 added this year) join the previously existing U15-17 age groups.
Two of Star Wars‘ greatest villains, together at last.
The Star Wars Show revealed today the cover of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances — the highly-anticipated follow-up to last year’s bestselling Thrawn novel. It’s a striking image featuring both Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Empire’s deadliest enforcer and perhaps its most gifted strategist. The book finds Thrawn on a secret mission for the Emperor and joining forces with Vader himself; good for us readers and fans, not so much for anyone else. Check out the cover below:
Thrawn: Alliances arrives summer 2018.
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Viewers wished upon a star for their favorite Dancing With the Stars duo to win, and they weren’t disappointed! Last night during the two-hour season finale, #TeamFishUponAStar outshined the two other finalists and took the coveted Mirrorball trophy home as Season 25 champions.We’re so proud!The holiday spectacular kicked off with an opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples at The Grove! There were show-stopping performances—such as Nick Lachey’s new and never-before-heard track “Someone to Dance With,” inspired by his time on Dancing With the Stars. We love this photo:Other performances during the night included Kelsea Ballerini singing “Legends,” Lindsey Stirling featuring Becky G performing “Christmas C’Mon,” and Jordan Fisher singing a joyful “Sleigh Ride”/”What Christmas Means to Me” medley with Debbie Gibson. To get us even more in the holiday spirit, there was also a special performance from this winter’s “Dancing With the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night Tour,” as well as a number inspired by the new Frozen featurette, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” You can catch the featurette playing before Coco for a limited time starting today!
For the final showdown we were all waiting for: each couple gave it all they got with two dances—the first was a repeat of their favorite dance from earlier in the season, while the second routine was part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” that gave them less than 24 hours to prepare a fusion of two contrasting dance styles. It was intense!
Based on the judges’ points and our votes from November 20, combined with the judges points and online-only viewer votes from the repeat dances and “24-Hour Fusion Challenge,” Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold were ultimately the champions! We’re so honored to have followed #TeamFishUponAStar and all the other talented couples on their Dancing With the Stars journey, and can’t wait until the next season!
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We’ve gotten a Black Panther teaser trailer. We’ve gotten some incredible images. As a result, we’ve gotten full of anticipation for…More...