Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War On 3D Blu-ray on Sept. 13

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time—and earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

When Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded lineup of beloved Marvel Super Heroes, including Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), along with new recruit Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and joined by two new additions to the MCU: T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

More than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive, first look at Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4, 2016.

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Happy Haunts Delight During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party At Walt Disney World Resort Beginning September 2

Not-so-spooky ghosts and goblins return this fall – while dastardly villains unleash some mischief — during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, delighting fun-seekers of all ages inside Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.

On 29 select nights from September 2 through Halloween night October 31, Magic Kingdom Park will host this spooktacular after-hours party from 7 p.m. – midnight.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party features Disney characters donning their favorite Halloween costumes, while partygoers navigate treat trails and candy galore throughout Magic Kingdom themed out for happy haunts. Partygoers can dress up in Halloween costumes and explore their favorite Magic Kingdom attractions.

Eerie entertainment features the twice-nightly “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” and “HalloWishes,” a green and orange fireworks spectacle complete with Disney villains, caps the evening festivities. And the Sanderson Sisters are back! Returning for a second year, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show brings together Disney Villains and the mischievous sisters to cast a spell over Magic Kingdom three times each party night.

Party dates for 2016 are: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29 & 30 and October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 & 31. Guests may visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween for party dates and prices, or call 407-W-DISNEY.

Guests also can purchase tickets to a special dessert party taking place during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party. Here, guests can indulge in decadent desserts, a buffet of sweet treats and specialty non-alcoholic beverages and will receive preferred viewing for the 8:30 p.m. performance of Mickey’s “Boo-too-You” Halloween Parade, as well as preferred viewing for the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular. For dates, prices and to make reservations for the dessert party, guests may call 407/939-5262.

Party guests can also make dining reservations at some of most enchanting table-service restaurants in the park, including Be Our Guest, Cinderella’s Royal Table and Crystal Palace. To reserve a table during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests may call (407) WDW-DINE or visit DisneyWorld.com/Dining.

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WATCH #DISNEYPARKSLIVE STREAM OF MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE ON AUG. 28!

As we shared a few weeks ago, the Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World® Resort will soon be “glowing” away to inspire Guests at Disneyland® Resort in California for a limited-time encore engagement. But, before it makes its cross-country journey, you have until Oct. 9, 2016 to enjoy this sparkling spectacular at Magic Kingdom® Park.

We’re excited to share the #DisneyParksLIVE stream of the Main Street Electrical Parade on Disney Parks Blog on Aug. 28, 2016. This is a great opportunity to see this classic parade before it heads to Disneyland Resort.

We hope you can join in to celebrate the Main Street Electrical Parade featuring thousands of shimmering lights and some of your favorite Characters from cherished Disney stories!

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’: Producer Releases Cogsworth and Lumiere First Look

Photos from the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake? Be our guest.

Jack Morrissey, who is credited as a co-producer, posted several images on his Facebook page on Friday — one in particular showing concept art of the showy French candelabra Lumiere and his ally Cogsworth. While the film will be live-action, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston, the candle and clock appear meticulously drawn.

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Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule coming to Disney DVD December 6th

Just in time for the Holidays, the Magical Kingdom of Avalor comes home!

Disney’s newest princess comes to DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule just in time for the Holidays!  Join Elena as she learns about being a princess who will one day become a queen and rule her kingdom. She’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress who was trying to destroy Avalor, but that was the easy part!  Elena’s journey leads her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

This DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart, Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule is a must-own for the entire family! Includes Four Full Episodes and a FREE Exclusive Projecting Scepter – A Great Holiday Gift! Bring home this charming series on Disney DVD December 6th!

DONALD’S WET PAINT BY SAM ALLEN

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While many like to view Walt Disney World as a magical kingdom of dreams and imagination, it is also a very real place that requires real world maintenance. Signs such as this one in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland warning guests to avoid nearby wet paint may serve a practical purpose,…

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Re-imagined Flying Fish Restaurant, AbracadaBar on Disney’s Boardwalk

With hues that conjure up the deep blue sea, the re-imagined Flying Fish restaurant beckons guests to Disney’s BoardWalk with a contemporary, sophisticated interior that pays homage to the golden era of seaside boardwalk dining.

A clear-glass school of artful fish and bubbles is suspended from the stretched-fabric ceiling, adding a lightness to the dining room. White linens, wood, tiled walls and deep-blue carpet add a richness to the space that features an open kitchen and 191 seats. An elegant private dining area room at the back of the restaurant showcases part of the extensive wine collection.

The popular “Chef’s Counter” is redesigned, now with seating for 12 at three separate tables directly in front of the open kitchen, where a six-course dinner with its own menu is offered, said Chef Tim Majoras.

Majoras, who was has been on the Flying Fish team since 2011, is at the helm in the kitchen, where sustainable fish is the star of the new menu. Starters include Blue Crab Bisque with jumbo lump crab, melted leeks, aged sherry and tarragon crème fraîche; corn-crusted wild Gulf shrimp, and Tour of the Coast with local middleneck clams, rock shrimp, icy blue mussels and Florida coast grouper cheek. Along with sustainable fish, entrées include planch-seared Hokkaido scallops; Wagyu filet mignon; Maine lobster Nero Pasta with golden tomato sauce, young artichokes and micro-lemongrass; Wild Alaskan King salmon; bison striploin, and a wood-fired Spanish octopus and Chilean sea bass combo.

New high-tech wine technology allows more special wines by the ounce, according to Stig Jacobsen, general manager and sommelier at Flying Fish. The restaurant has more storage capacity, with nearly 300 labels, and almost 80 by the glass. The popular wine flights are back, as well as an all-new cocktail menu.

AbracadaBar Lounge

Next door, the new AbracadaBar “curious cocktail lounge” combines the Golden Age of Magic with the magic of Disney storytelling, with whimsy in the design from the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) team that creates stories in true Disney fashion.

According to WDI, the lounge was once a secret stomping ground for famous touring magicians, local boardwalk illusionists and the loveliest magician’s assistants of the day. After every magic show, these prestidigitators would gather at the bar, where they’d conjure up new cocktails, swap magic tips and tricks, and often stay up all night attempting to “out-charm” each other with their extraordinary illusions.

Look for cocktails such as “The Conjurita,” with Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, Cointreau, simple syrups and lime juice; the “Parlor Trick” with Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, simple syrups and a splash of soda water, and “Pepper’s Ghost” with Cîroc Pineapple Vodka and habanero lime.

And, the story continues, it was on just such an evening that every single magician in the lounge vanished into thin air, never seen again. And after sitting vacant for nearly 70 years, the secret magician’s lounge is now back in the spotlight.

While it’s rumored that the magicians who frequented the lounge vanished without a trace decades ago, their magic still remains strongly intact, and can be seen, heard, and even savored in the bar’s signature cocktails. From its enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors to vintage props and tricks left behind years ago, AbracadaBar is true immersion in Disney storytelling.

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How to best see Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks

Earlier this summer Disney’s Hollywood Studios upgraded their nightly fireworks show. The Star Wars themed fireworks show was already one of the best displays anywhere, but the new version, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, elevates it to a whole new level.

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