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Give the Gift of a Disney Vacation this Holiday Season

This season, you can spread holiday magic by truly giving the best gift of the season: a Disney vacation.

With the Holidays right around the corner, you can give a gift filled with extraordinary moments that create memories to last a lifetime. Embrace the power of magic at Walt Disney World® Resort and discover the wonder and joy at Disneyland®Resort. Escape to an unforgettable Hawaiian paradise with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Set sail on an adventure-filled ocean voyage with Disney Cruise Line. Explore a world of unique cultures with Adventures by Disney®. When you purchase any of these Disney experiences for family and friends and they’ll create the most magical holiday gift ever! Because no matter what Disney experience is given, there’s sure to be magic around every corner.

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy Review

Disney Pixar CARS 3 is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and as a digital copy. The set comes with the feature film and tons of bonus features. Of course we all love watching Lightening McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and the whole gang in the feature film, but I especially enjoy all of the extras that are a part of the CARS 3 Blu-Ray. In the Behind the Scenes extras Let’s.Get.Crazy., you will learn about the hilarious demolition derby scene and how that came to be. The production crew goes into great detail in Generations: The Story of Cars 3 explaining how the story was developed and how it went from a racing movie to a mentor movie.  We all know what it feels like when that young person comes into the work place and seems to be better than us because they know the latest technology or techniques.  This is exactly what McQueen is feeling as the Next Gen High Tech Racers take over the track.  I am so entertained by the details that go into Pixar animation, so I was blown away by the bonus called World’s Fastest Billboard. That is my dream job now…to be part of the Pixar graphic design team.  Yes, most people don’t even notice all of their incredible work at first glance, but come on, where else can you design a car logo for Leakless Adult Drip Pans? I also love that they came up with a car dating service, they use the same insurance company that Bob Parr works at in The Incredibles, and there is even an ad on the porta-potty at the racetrack.  One of the graphic designers says you truly need to pause the movie to catch all of the amazing advertising in the Cars world. Don’t miss this bonus! I also was a big fan of Cars to Die(Cast) For. Did you know there are around 1000 diecast Cars toys? These cars are designed at a 1/55th scale so there is room for every detail from the movie version. Did you also know that some of these toys are named after people that worked on the Cars movies? Yet another reason why I want to work for Pixar!  In Legendary, the crew met with NASCAR historians to learn about those that paved the way for the modern drivers we all cheer for today.  I had no idea that NASCAR racing dates all the way back to moonshine runners in the South. I also had never heard of the struggles of Wendell Scott during segregation.  I loved learning how Louise Smith raced with the men and wasn’t afraid of racing hard. Talk about a trailblazer!  It is so cool how they worked this history into the movie. The CARS 3 Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital copy also comes with Deleted Scenes, Trailers, Promos and other surprises. As the weather gets cooler, watching CARS 3 is the perfect way to spend blustery fall day. Race on out to get yourself a copy.  Just don’t get caught by the sheriff!

These data scientists are disrupting Disney World’s long wait times

Out there, beyond the anthropomorphic mice and never-ending queues is a man who is quietly trying to disrupt your next vacation to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. His name is Len Testa and his annual subscription-based service, Touring Plans, will predict how long you’ll wait at any ride, any time of day, any day of the year for $14.95—less than the price of a giant turkey leg and a Dole Whip.

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Mini Babybel Announced as the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line

 Mini Babybel®, the creamy, red-wax-wrapped cheese, has been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Cruise Line. This announcement kicks off a multi-year strategic alliance between the two family-focused brands.

As part of the alliance, Mini Babybel will be prominently featured at a quick-service window within the new Toy Story Land scheduled to open in 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Because even toys need a bite or two every now and again, Andy has taken a vintage Woody-themed lunch box and propped it open with a thermos to turn it into Woody’s Lunch Box that dishes out all sorts of tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. He completed the area with a classic book and toys strewn about, along with items from his lunch box.

Disney’s collaboration with Mini Babybel provides appealing, on-the-go snack options for millions of families enjoying Disney’s U.S. parks and cruise ships each day. Both brands focus on fun and aim to surprise and delight their audiences; Mini Babybel with its delicious cheese and playful personality, and Disney Parks with magical moments that create lasting memories.

“At Bel Brands USA, we are all about sharing smiles and we are delighted to bring that to life through our alliance with Disney,” said Francis Perrin, chief marketing officer of Bel Brands USA, makers of Mini Babybel cheese. “We believe Mini Babybel makes snack time an adventure in deliciousness for the whole family every day and now we can share that fun and great taste with even more families as they enjoy adventures of their own at Disney Parks.”

Set to open in the summer of 2018, Toy Story Land will invite guests to step into the whimsical world of Pixar Animation Studios’ blockbuster films where playtime stretches longer than a Slinky® Dog. Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk to the size of a toy as they play in Andy’s backyard with their favorite Toy Story pals.

“We can’t wait for our guests to experience Toy Story Land, and the new quick-service window located within the land will surely delight hungry toys and people alike,” said Carlos Castro, vice president of Disney Corporate Alliances. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Mini Babybel and introduce additional snack offerings in Toy Story Land and throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.”

Mini Babybel is 100% real cheese with a rich and creamy taste enjoyed by cheese lovers of all ages. Each round delivers at least four grams of protein, 15 percent of an individual’s daily calcium needs, and is playfully portable for lunchtime, snack time or anytime.

Disney Pixar CARS 3 Digital Movie Review

Disney Pixar CARS 3 is now available as a digital movie that can literally go where ever you go with Disney Movies Anywhere. The digital movie comes with the feature film and tons of bonus features. Of course we all love watching Lightening McQueen and the whole gang, but I especially enjoy all of the extras that are a part of the CARS 3 Digital Movie. In the Making Of extras, you will learn about the hilarious demolition derby scene and how that came to be. The production crew goes into great detail explaining how the story was developed and how it went from a racing movie to a mentor movie.  We all know what it feels like when that young person comes into the work place and seems to be better than us because they know the latest technology or techniques.  This is exactly what McQueen is feeling as the Next Gen High Tech Racers take over the track.  I am so entertained by the details that go into Pixar animation, so I was blown away by the bonus called World’s Fastest Billboard. That is my dream job now…to be part of the Pixar graphic design team.  Yes, most people don’t even notice all of their incredible work at first glance, but come on, where else can you design a car logo for Leakless Adult Drip Pans? I also love that they came up with a car dating service, they use the same insurance company that Bob Parr works at in The Incredibles, and there is even an ad on the porta-potty at the racetrack.  One of the graphic designers says you truly need to pause the movie to catch all of the amazing advertising in the Cars world.  Don’t miss this bonus! I also was a big fan of Cars to Die(Cast) For. Did you know there are around 1000 diecast Cars toys? These cars are designed at a 1/55th scale so there is room for every detail from the movie version. Did you also know that some of these toys are named after people that worked on the Cars movies? Yet another reason why I want to work for Pixar!  The CARS 3 Digital Movie also comes with Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes, Trailers and Shorts.  This is the perfect way to occupy your time while you are looking forward to for November 7, 2017 when the Blu-Ray is released. Disney Pixar CARS 3 digital movie is perfect for the kids on the go or for mom and dad when they are waiting for the kids to finish one of the many practices, rehearsals, or lessons that kids have today.  While you are waiting in the car, why not watch the CARS 3 Digital Movie?  You won’t be disappointed.

Disney Vampirina Review

Meet the newest girl on the Disney Junior block in VAMPIRINA,now on DVD.  Vampirina, the vampire girl, is anxious to meet some human friends when she moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. She is nervous about fitting in and “acting human.”  This show is perfect for little ones who want to enjoy the Halloween season just like the big kids.  Vampirina’s spooky friends Gregoria the Gargoyle, Demi the Ghost and Wolfie the werewolf dog make it tricky for her to fit in, but Vampirina’s parents try their best.  I love the theme of not judging others just because they look different or have different backgrounds. Her friends like her even if she can change into a bat.  Vampirina is proud of who she is, and she loves her family even if they look different than the neighbors. The episodes have entertaining songs that will have little ones dancing and singing along.  This Disney Junior show is fun for everyone and will surely be a hit at your house.  Perhaps grown-ups can learn a little from Vampirina and her friends and get along with each other no matter what their differences are.  Fly on out to the store and pick up a copy of Disney’s VAMPIRINA. It is fang-tastic!

Unwrap a World of Disney Memories This Holiday Season – Or Any Occasion – With New Gift of Disney Vacations

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Disney has made it easier than ever to give magical Disney vacations, theme park tickets or special Disney experiences as gifts for those lucky friends and family on your gift list. The new GiveDisneyVacations.com website is the way to unwrap Disney memories that will last a lifetime. It takes the guesswork out of what to give. And there’s no worry about size, color or some assembly required.

It’s Easy to Gift an Entire Disney Vacation

For the first time ever, guests can select from a full portfolio of Disney destinations and experiences to gift — all in one, easy-to-navigate place. Guests can explore GiveDisneyVacations.com and open a dedicated feature page profiling each Disney destination available. From an unforgettable escape on an Adventures by Disney trip or a voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line, or a vacation at the sun-drenched beaches of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina Hawai‘i to exciting Disney Vacation Club properties, the vacation gifting options are endless. Or gift them the experience of a lifetime with a visit to the enchanting world of magic and make-believe at the Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort.

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11 Spooky Halloween Desserts You Can Get At Disney Parks Right Now

1. This Spoke-y Cone macaron filled with marshmallow buttercream and candy corn.

 Where you can get it: The Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.

Video: Immersive Entertainment Experience Coming to Disney Springs – The VOID Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

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Tickets Are Now On Sale for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Immersive Hyper-Reality Experience

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, debuting at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on December 16 and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on January 5.

Tickets for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire can be purchased now at www.thevoid.com.

FIRST OF ITS KIND HYPER-REALITY EXPERIENCE: Total immersion in the Star Wars universe. 
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the beloved Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered throughout the multi-sensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as Stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.

“We are so excited about this magical collaboration between three boundary-pushing companies in the burgeoning out-of-home VR entertainment sector,” says Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “We can’t wait to share the experience of hyper-reality with everyone.”

Guests can experience the excitement of hyper-reality today with this first look at Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.                                                            

“People have longed for a chance to step into the Star Wars universe and this incredible new hyper-reality experience will allow them to do just that in a totally unique way,” notes Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge, ILMxLAB. “It’s a group experience that evokes the senses in bold new ways.

Cliff Plumer, CEO of The VOID, will show the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire trailer at the Disney Accelerator Demo Day 2017. Watch today’s live stream from The Walt Disney Company Studio lot in Burbank, California at ABCNews.com and on the ABC News YouTube page.