Unique Dining, Shopping and Interactive Street Entertainment Add to the Fun of Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

he Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will touch every aspect of the guest experience, beginning May 22, 2015. As guests enjoy the spectacular, new shows highlighting the celebration, they’ll also encounter brilliant décor, special entertainment throughout the parks and countless opportunities to amplify the Diamond Celebration fun with food, beverage and souvenir offerings.

 Guests Invited to Join the Entertainment

In addition to the “Paint the Night” parade, immersive “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular and new “World of Color – Celebrate!” shows, opportunities for guests to become part of the musical magic of Disneyland will be found throughout the resort.

  • At Disneyland:
    • Guests may join a daily Diamond March-Along up Main Street, U.S.A., with the Disneyland Band and Disney characters in their sparkling, new Diamond Celebration costumes. The cavalcade concludes with a Diamond Sing-Along at Town Square in Disneyland Park.
    • Also on Main Street, U.S.A., the Dapper Dans quartet will invite guests to join Diamond Sing-Alongs, while the Straw Hatters band will encourage Diamond Dance-Alongs. Every musical group across the Disneyland Resort is incorporating special Diamond Celebration moments into its shows.
  • At Disney California Adventure Park:
    • Guests may Dream-Along with Mickey Mouse and the Red Car News Boys, as Mickey shares a whole new song about his vision for the Happiest Place on Earth. When the Five & Dime arrive on Buena Vista Street, guests will be immersed in a joyous Dance-Along with Dime, Goofy and the boys.
    • Mad T Party returns to Disney California Adventure beginning May 22, as guests are invited down the rabbit hole to experience the Diamond Mad T Party, a nighttime entertainment party inspired by Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” motion picture.
    • The Mad T Party main stage will feature a live band, performing contemporary and classic rock favorites as well as newly mashed-up Disney tunes given a rare Mad T Party twist. When the band isn’t onstage, the White Rabbit DJ takes over and plays the latest, hottest dance tunes.
    • Also for Mad T Party, the Hottest Deck in Town dance crew will perform their high-energy show with a new look at a new location, the Hollywood Backlot Stage.
    • Diamond Mad T Party guests will also play interactive games, take photos or just chill out with a cold drink from the Drink Me Bar or Chiller truck. A new photo location combines the fantastical spirit of the Mad T Party with a tribute to Disney’s past.

    Dazzling Merchandise and Souvenirs

    Disneyland fans and collectors desiring a beautiful Diamond Celebration memento will find plenty to excite them at Disneyland Resort merchandise locations. More than 500 merchandise items will be available, including apparel, accessories, art, collectibles, headwear, home décor, jewelry, pins, souvenirs, toys and more.

    • Headwear will include a Diamond Celebration ear hat, Minnie Mouse rhinestone-embellished headband, and youth and adult baseball hats. Also being introduced from the Diamond Collection is a crystal-encrusted Minnie Mouse headband and Mickey Mouse ear hat.
    • Home Décor items will include frames, snow globes, mugs, a dinner plate, dessert plate, trivet, napkin, drinkware and bottle topper, as well as a beach towel, throws and pillow.
    • Toys will include an array of plush, a fashion doll, a Diamond Celebration truck hauler, train set, playing cards, puzzles, Sleeping Beauty Castle playset and more.
    • Open and limited edition pins, trading accessories, boxed pin sets and framed pin sets will be available.
    • Collectors also will be interested in limited release, limited edition and crystal embellished Vinylmation.
    • Art & Collectibles will include notable brands such as Precious Moments, Lenox, Highland Mint and Arribas Bros. Over the course of the celebration, fans will find artwork by Dave Avanzino, Disney Design Group (Costa Alavezos, Tyler Dumas, Susan Foy, Caley Hicks, Alex Maher, Randy Noble), Liana Hee, Ink & Paint artists, Brian Jowers, Lisa Keene, Jerrod Maruyama, Kurt Raymond, Tim Rogerson, SHAG, Javier Soto and The Thomas Kinkade Studios and Gregg Visintainer, among others.
    • Made with Magic: Newly designed Diamond Celebration ear hats, wands and paint brushes will light up to accompany the big, new after-dark shows.

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Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic

We’ve seen lots and lots of 3D printers over the last few years, and they almost all have one thing in common: the objects they print are hard* and mostly rigid.

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Schussler Creative Opens The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats Located at the Heart of Downtown Disney

Schussler Creative, specialists in the creation and consultation of attractions, restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues worldwide, has opened The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats – located at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Schussler Creative is also the creator of other restaurant/retail attractions at Walt Disney World Resort including Rainforest Cafe (Downtown Disney and Disney’s Animal Kingdom  theme park/created by Schussler Creative; owned and operated by Landry’s); T-REX™ Cafe (Downtown Disney/created and co-owned by Schussler Creative and operated by Landry’s); and Yak & Yeti™ (Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park/created and co-owned by Schussler Creative; operated by Landry’s).

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The BOATHOUSE officially opened its doors on April 13, 2015 as one of the new venues in The Landing, the first of four planned neighborhoods as Downtown Disney transitions into Disney Springs, an exciting new waterfront district for shopping, dining and entertainment. Completion of Disney Springs is set for 2016.

The BOATHOUSE is an upscale, waterfront dining experience featuring spectacular floating artwork: dream boats from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. The restaurant is 24,000 square feet, with 8,000 feet devoted to the state-of-the-art kitchen where an extensive menu is prepared, showcasing steaks, chops, fresh seafood and a raw bar. The BOATHOUSE will seat up to 600 guests and will serve guests until 2 a.m. The restaurant is designed with spectacular nautically-themed rooms including The Runabout, Twin Transoms, and The Lake House.

There are also two private dining rooms: The Regatta and The Trophy Room for hosting special events, receptions, and corporate presentations. In addition, there are three distinctive bars featuring classic craft cocktails, along with an extensive list of wines, anchored by iconic American vineyards. Bars include: The Captain’s Raw Bar, The Admiral’s Club Bar and The Dock Bar, which is built over the water and attached to over 300 feet of boardwalk and docks, connecting all areas of the restaurant. The BOATHOUSE restaurant will be managed by the award-winning Gibsons Restaurant Group, internationally renowned and celebrated for exceptional food, service and hospitality.
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Photos: English Tea Garden at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

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First Look: All Nippon Airways Star Wars Airplane

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Twitter uses ‘the Force’ to bring out new Star Wars emojis

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Marvel Music And Hollywood Records Present Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Digital Album Set For Release April 28 Physical CD Available May 19

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel’s  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on April 28, 2015.  The physical CD will be available on May 19, 2015.  The score features music by Brian Tyler (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “Furious 7″) and Danny Elfman.  The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Brian Tyler has scored over 70 films and recently won Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards.  He has composed and conducted the scores for the Marvel hits Marvel’s “Iron Man 3″ and Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” “Now You See Me,” “The Expendables,” “Furious 7,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Rambo,” and “Eagle Eye” produced by Steven Spielberg.  A three-time Emmy nominee, for television he scores the series “Scorpion,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Sleepy Hollow.”  Tyler created the new theme music for ESPN’s NFL studio shows.  He was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA Games Award. He is currently scoring the film “Truth” starring Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather.

Danny Elfman has received Oscar® nominations for his scores for Gus Van Sant’s “Good Will Hunting” and “Milk,” Tim Burton’s “Big Fish,” and Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Men in Black.” Movie audiences worldwide have also heard Danny Elfman’s unique sound and style in over 80 film scores, including David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle” and Rob Marshall’s Academy Award-winning “Chicago.”  For more than 25 years, Tim Burton and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema’s most beloved and recognizable films and soundtracks, including “Beetlejuice,” “Batman,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and more recently “Alice in Wonderland” and “Big Eyes.” Elfman also collaborated with director Sam Raimi for “Oz The Great and Powerful” after composing original scores for the filmmaker’s blockbuster hits including “Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man 2.”  Due later this year, Elfman also scored the independent Sundance film “The End of the Tour.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron track list:

1. “Avengers: Age of Ultron Title”               

Brian Tyler

2. “Heroes” *                                            

Danny Elfman

3. “Rise Together”                                     

Brian Tyler

4. “Breaking and Entering”                          

Brian Tyler

5. “It Begins”                                              

Danny Elfman

6. “Birth of Ultron”                                        

Brian Tyler

7. “Ultron-Twins”                                           

Danny Elfman

8. “Hulkbuster”                                              

Brian Tyler

9. “Can You Stop This Thing?”                         

Danny Elfman

10. “Sacrifice”                                                 

Brian Tyler

11. “Farmhouse”                                              

Danny Elfman

12. “The Vault”                                                 

Brian Tyler

13. “The Mission”                                             

Brian Tyler

14. “Seoul Searching”                                         

Brian Tyler

15. “Inevitability-One Good Eye” *                         

Danny Elfman

16. “Ultron Wakes”                                               

Danny Elfman

17. “Vision”                                                           

Brian Tyler

18. “The Battle”                                                      

Brian Tyler

19. “Wish You Were Here”                                       

Brian Tyler

20. “The Farm”                                                         

Danny Elfman

21. “Darkest of Intentions”                                          

Brian Tyler

22. “Fighting Back”                                                     

Brian Tyler

23. “Avengers Unite”                                                    

Danny Elfman

24. “Keys to the Past”                                                  

Brian Tyler

25. “Uprising”                                                               

Brian Tyler

26. “Outlook”                                                                

Brian Tyler

27. “The Last One”                                                          

Brian Tyler

28. “Nothing Lasts Forever”                                               

Danny Elfman

29. “New Avengers-Avengers: Age of Ultron”                 

Danny Elfman

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