Strange Magic Coming In January 2015

Strange Magic

Strange Magic – January 23, 2015

Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015!

Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

Celebrating #DisneyHolidays: Build Your Own Gingerbread House

One of my family’s favorite ways to celebrate the Holidays at Walt Disney World is by taking a little time away from the parks to explore the resorts and their beautiful decorations.

We especially enjoy touring the five deluxe resorts that create unique holiday displays and sugar shacks that are made of edible ingredients. It is amazing to see the craftsmanship that goes into these creations!

Frozen Gingerbread Holiday Display Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort
Walt Disney World Resort guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” this year on the 4th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. TheÊ17-foot-tall culinary concoction is adorned with favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, 1,500 gingerbread shingles, snowflakes and chocolate-covered trees. “Frozen”-themed merchandise, desserts and gingerbread treats also are available for purchase at the ice castle kiosk. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Adds Christmas Shows

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Invites Guests to Celebrate ‘Holidays in Space’ with All-New Light Shows and Laser Spectacular 

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center Space Coast

Attraction Celebrates the Season Space-Age-Style Nov. 28 through Jan. 4 with First-Ever 3D Projection Mapping Show Set against a Rocket and Holiday Laser Light Spectacular Visible from Space

Looking for something new and unique to do this holiday season? Start a new tradition at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the holidays go high-tech with a first-of-its-kind 3D show “projection mapped” onto a rocket, and a laser and light show so spectacular, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) should be able to see the beam.

Marvel Universe LIVE! At The Amway Center

Marvel Universe Live

Disclosure: I was given tickets to see Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Amway Center in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own!

Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to Orlando December 5-7 at the Amway Center!

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! Is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza.

 

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at the Amway Center in Orlando December 5-7 for seven performances. Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one epic quest. The Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

D23 Disney Twenty-Three Winter Issue Details

D23 Disney Twenty-Three travels Into the Woods, Featuring Exclusive Interviews with Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Pine

Along with a look at the making of this spectacular movie musical, D23 goes ‘Behind the Seas’ on Disney Cruise Line and reveals secrets behind Disneyland’s Holiday transformation

D23 Disney Twenty-Three Winter Issue

To celebrate Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Into the WoodsDisney twenty-three, the publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, got all the thrilling details from the stars and creative team behind the new breathtaking, upcoming film. In exclusive interviews with Disney twenty-three, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, along with director Rob Marshall and screenplay author James Lapine, detail the excitement and challenges of bringing the Tony® Award-winning musical to the big screen, including explaining how they played a game of hide-and-seek with some (fake) witchy fingernails and how the team gracefully—and sometimes hilariously—handled Blunt’s pregnancy during filming.

Nickelodeon Every Witch Way Weekend At Universal Orlando

A MAGICAL WEEKEND AWAITS:

Every Witch Way Weekend

Universal Orlando Resort to host Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way Weekend December 12-13, 2014, Featuring Series Cast Members

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Hit TV Show Can Enjoy Q&A and Autograph Sessions with the Cast, An Exclusive Advanced Screening of the First Two Episodes of  Season 3 and More

 

Universal Orlando Resort will host a fun filled weekend featuring the Nickelodeon hit live action series Every Witch Way on December 12 and 13.

Fans of the hit series will be able to enjoy two days of spellbinding activities featuring some of their favorite cast members, including Paola Andino (Emma Alonso), Nick Merico (Daniel Miller), Paris Smith (Maddie Van Pelt) and Rahart Adams (Jax Novoa).

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Historic Launch Ticket Information

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Orion

Launch Viewing Tickets On Sale Now at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for Historic First Launch of Orion Spacecraft December 4, 2014

Public Invited to Witness History in the Making as NASA Tests its Deep Space Orion Spacecraft for the First Time, Paving the Way for Manned Flights to Mars and Beyond

 

On Thursday, Dec. 4, NASA is scheduled to launch its uncrewed Orion spacecraft into space for the very first time, making history as the spacecraft travels 15 times farther from the Earth than the International Space Station (ISS). This first flight paves the way for future flights that will carry astronauts to asteroids, Mars and beyond. Now, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is giving its guests the chance to share in this historic mission, called Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, with a variety of exclusive launch viewing opportunities and special events.

Universal Orlando Resort To Celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day Parade at Universal Orlando Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort to Celebrate Veterans Day with Eighth Annual In-Park Parade, Flag Raising Ceremony, and more!

 

In honor of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Universal Orlando Resort’s Veterans Network – comprised of more than 400 team members – will march in a special parade at Universal Studios Florida on Monday, November 10. UOR will also commemorate Veterans Day with a flag-raising ceremony and a private lunch for Veterans and their families.

Members of several local organizations will join Universal Orlando’s veterans to mark the occasion, including representation from all branches of the military, the American Legion, Orlando Police Department, area high schools’ JROTC Multi-Branch Color Guard and the UCF Color Guard. Several of Universal Orlando’s performers will also process through Universal Studios during the parade.

A Heroic Look At Big Hero 6

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It’s become evidently clear that the purchase of Marvel by Disney has turned out to be a huge win for the company, especially when it comes to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  One of the tasks set by Bob Iger upon purchase was to search through the Marvel catalog to find out what else might be available for adaptation.  Don Hall discovered Big Hero 6 and ended up pitching it to John Lasseter.  Some of the characters had to be dropped due to their movie rights being owned by Fox, and many aspects of the characters were adjusted, but the focus remained on the relationship between Hiro and Baymax.

Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween on the High SeasI know Halloween was last week, but I wanted to share some of my experiences and pictures from my Disney Cruise last week. Halloween on the High Seas was a new celebration added this year by DCL to some of their fall itineraries. Having not been on a cruise before, I thought this was a cool added bonus to be able to experience Halloween on the Disney Dream.

When I boarded the ship I was so excited to see decorations right as we entered the atrium in the form of the Pumpkin Tree. I also noticed quite a few decorations on decks 3 and 4 in particular in the common areas. There were several activities spread out over the four day cruise to the Bahamas for Halloween that I wanted to see. As much as I wanted to, I could not get to them all, but the ones I went to were quite fun.

UCF Kicking Off 2014-2015 Opera Season With Fall Gala

University of Central Florida UCF Opera Fall Gala

UCF Opera Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season With 10TH-Annual Fall Gala Concert

University of Central Florida Opera celebrates a decade of growth with two nights of entertainment

University of Central Florida (UCF) Opera is kicking off the 2014-2015 season with its 10th-annual gala concert, “It’s a Grand Knight of Singing,” November 15 and 16.

“It’s a Grand Knight of Singing” celebrates a decade of growth for the UCF Opera program, showcasing a variety of famous works that have defined the art of opera. Performances will feature a compilation of popular scenes by highly regarded composers, including Henry Purcell, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, and Giuseppe Verdi. Through creative skits and presentations performed in collaboration with Theatre UCF, the gala will also showcase the high level of artistry within the university’s School of Performing Arts.