One of our favorite childhood memories is rewinding our Disney VHS tapes so we could watch them over and over again. There’s no question that ‘90s Disney movies and their relatable characters were very much a huge part of our lives growing up! Aside from magic carpets and talking enchanted objects, we bet there’s a ‘90s Disney movie that accurately defines your childhood too. Answer these questions to find out which one:
Last month, the circle of life got a big bigger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the welcome addition of a baby hippo – the first to be born at the park in 13 years!
This week, the park surprised a group of lucky guests with a special “gender reveal” and name announcement moment for the baby calf – a male named Augustus! Weighing in now at 168 lbs., the male calf enjoys time in the hippo area of Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction, as well as special “mommy time” with his mother, Tuma. Check out the gallery below for a look at this bundle of joy.
First, they appeared on stage following an exclusive preview of the film at Sunset Showcase Theatre in Disney California Adventure park and later posed with fans in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park.
Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure from visionary director Ava DuVernay based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic, takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Don’t miss Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” when it opens in theaters March 9!...
As Kevin first told us last month, Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park is currently undergoing a refurbishment while the horse-drawn streetcar track is replaced in its entirety for the first time. This complete replacement has also incorporated new brickwork along the length of this iconic thoroughfare, and today we’ve got a first look at this gorgeous enhancements as the sections around Town Square and Central Plaza (also known as the Hub) have been revealed!
The pieces of original track remaining prior to this refurbishment are being salvaged and preserved, and the previously updated pieces of track are being recycled. If you’re curious about what the Disneyland horses are up to while the operation of all Main Street, U.S.A. vehicles is temporarily paused, check out Donna’s story!
Disney’s “The Lion King” on Broadway has dazzled guests since it opened in 1997, and here at Walt Disney World Resort, it’s still having a magical impact on the lives on young performers. Just ask the Illusions Academy of Dance Performance Company from New Bedford, Mass., which recently had the opportunity to meet members of the touring cast of the show during a Disney Performing Arts trip.
Nia Holloway, Gerald Ramsey and Ben Lipitz – who are currently performing the roles of Nala, Mufasa, and Pumbaa, respectively, in the national tour – took a break from rehearsals to visit with the dance students while they participated in a performing arts workshop at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. “The Lion King” cast spent time telling stories about their professional experiences in performing arts, and they even brought cool swag from the show for the students to take home!
Adding to the excitement, Mickey Mouse also made a special appearance, much to the delight of both the students and the professional performers.
The students experienced “Disney Broadway Magic,” a workshop that gives young performers the opportunity recreate a scene from a Disney Broadway musical and learn about the elements required to bring these productions together — including music, staging, costuming and props.
The unforgettable experience for the Massachusetts students is just another example of the magical moments made possible through Disney Performing Arts, which offers workshops and performance opportunities at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. For more information about it, check out DisneyYouth.com....
21 seasons of Major League Baseball action makes its way back to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training. From matchups with the 2017 World Series Champions, Houston Astros, to other fan favorites such as the New York Yankees, this year’s schedule is packed with games you won’t want to miss!
Make a game-winning combination with the exciting new food & beverage offerings coming to Champion Stadium. This season’s lineup includes delicious menu choices such as Mojo Pork Rice Bowl from the Third Base Patio Grill, Beef Brisket from the Barbecue Smokehouse and kid-favorite Chicken Nugget Basket from the Homeplate Grill.
Don’t worry, we’ve also got the bases covered for beverage selections with offerings from four newer small-batch brewers, Terrapin Beer Co. (GA), Bell’s Brewery (MI), Left Coast Brewing (CA), and 3 Daughters Brewing (FL), along with longstanding labels such as Budweiser, Miller Lite, and Yeungling.
Individual Spring Training game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (407) 939-GAME, visiting Ticketmaster.com or at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office. For additional information on tickets for single games and season tickets, please visit here.
Roll out the green carpet because the Muppets are coming! This time they’re making a grand entrance in London with “The Muppets Take the O2,” their first full-length live show in Europe ever. Last year’s “The Muppets Take the Bowl” was one for the books, so we’re pretty pumped to see the Muppets spreading happiness across the globe. Here’s what a couple of our favorite characters have to say:
Kermit the Frog sounds pretty excited:
“We’ve wanted to do a show like this for a long time, and now—after finally getting all Miss Piggy’s luggage through customs—we have the chance to appear live at The O2 arena! … There’ll be music, comedy, incredible surprises, plus total and complete chaos. In other words: It’s the Muppets! Yaaaay!”
Miss Piggy adds:
“I can’t wait to be there to entertain, astonish, dazzle, and otherwise gobsmack all moi’s fabulous fans! Wear socks, sweetie, cause I’m gonna knock ‘em off. I will amaze everyone with this first-ever live performance … and, of course, for the official renaming of ‘The MOI 2’ arena.”
We bet Miss Piggy will knock our socks off in her musical extravaganza by the Muppets’ house band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with the legendary Animal on the drums. There will also be brand new original chapters of classic The Muppet Show sketches, including “Pigs in Space,” “Veterinarian’s Hospital,” and “Muppet Labs,” just to name a few. And the Muppets won’t be alone—special celebrity guests are joining the spectacular with musical performances, sketches, and more!
Of course, Statler and Waldorf have to get in the last word.
“This is gonna be the ultimate ‘Don’t Miss It’ event …”
And Waldorf adds:
“Yeah, if you don’t go to it, you won’t miss it.”
And we’re definitely not going to miss it! Marking our calendars for July 13 and 14, 2018. The chaotic yet loveable cast—headlined by Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, and Animal—includes entertainers like Sam Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Pepé the King Prawn, Lew Zealand, and Rowlf. There’s also going to be Muppet movies, street food, live music, costume competitions, and more with Kermit and friends—we could not be more excited!
Grab your tickets for this Muppetational event, available starting Wednesday, February 28 at 9am!
Chris Evans and Brie Larson, you’ve got some tough competition, and we’re not talking about Thanos. This time it’s U.S. skiing phenoms Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin who are giving the Marvel superheroes a run for their money by competing in ski suits inspired by Marvel’s Captain America and Captain Marvel. And we’ve got to say, Vonn and Shiffrin know how to wear their respective superhero-themed suits very well.
The suits are part of a collaboration between Marvel and Spyder, the U.S. Ski Team’s official supplier, that debuted February 2017 at the Alpine World Cup Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Over the past year, both Vonn and Shiffrin have taken to the slopes numerous times outfitted in the Marvel ski suits.
Here’s Vonn looking especially heroic in her Captain America ski suit back in January:TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Now take a look at Shiffrin doing what she does best, all while outfitted in a Captain Marvel ski suit:Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
While Shiffrin is clearly almost too fast to photograph, you can tell she’s wearing the Captain Marvel suit from the bands on her arms and shoulder. Here’s a better look at it:Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
It’s safe to say that we were already in awe by both Vonn and Shiffrin for their superior alpine skiing skills, but now we’re totally obsessed.
What Marvel-inspired suit would you most like to wear? Let us know in the comments.
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As we learned last summer at D23 Expo, there is a new immersive Star Wars-inspired hotel coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Parks Blog has released two new concept images! Let’s look at them together, shall we?
Pods. You can sleep in pods! This is everything our Star Wars fan hearts have ever wanted. Not only will this starship resort include a view of space out every window, it will also be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, so you can step straight off of your ship and into the planet of Batuu!
Can we travel by lightspeed to opening day, already?
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Recently, a very special guest visited Walt Disney World Resort. Winter, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish child, wished to return to Walt Disney World Resort to prepare a meal with Chef Jeff Moore, a sous chef at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, who had a remarkable impact on her. Winter and her family met Moore during a 2012 family vacation when he came by the family’s table to assist with her dietary restrictions, talking her through alternative meal options that fit her needs.
To Chef Jeff, he was just doing his job. But to Winter, this was a life-changing experience.
After that vacation, Winter became enamored with the culinary arts, and it was her wish to come back and cook with the very chef who inspired her during that vacation. So when Winter and her family visited Walt Disney World Resort just a few weeks ago, thanks to the some dedicated Cast Members, Chef Jeff was able make that wish come true. During her visit, Winter was able to reunite with her favorite chef, where together they made spring rolls with a peanut dipping sauce at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort; and we put together a special video to share their heartwarming story with you.
Featured with the dish they created was a peanut sauce that can be found in many of the dishes at ‘Ohana. The sauce is commonly served with appetizers such as Pork Dumplings and Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings and is even drizzled on several of the restaurant’s signature skewers. For Winter’s dish, they paired the sauce with spring rolls. We wanted to share this recipe with you, so that you could enjoy it just like she did!