The Jungle Book Latest Clips And Cast Photos

The Jungle Book opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15th, and I am really excited to share with you the latest clip and cast photos with their characters. 

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Also make sure to check out the brand new immersive site for Disney’sThe Jungle Book that just launched. Created exclusively by Disney on Tumblr, where you can explore chapters like “Words to Live By: The bare necessities for a man cub to survive” and “In the Face of Danger: Learn about the Red Flower and Shere Khan.” New chapters will be revealed over the next two weeks featuring exclusive content from the film.

The Jungle Book

Finally, brand new special shoot images featuring the cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book are now available. Featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, each image pairs the actor with their onscreen character, as well as quotes from the actors to share with your readers.

Scarlett Johansson / Kaa

The Jungle Book Scarlett Johansen

Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can’t resist her captivating embrace. “Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”

Idris Elba / Shere Khan

The Jungle Book Shere Kan Idris Elba

Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”

Sir Ben Kingsley / Bagheera

The Jungle Book Bagheera Ben Kingsley

Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it’s his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it’s time for him to leave his jungle home. “Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”

Lupita Nyong’o / Raksha

The Jungle Book Lupita

Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups–including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant. “She is the protector, the  eternal mother,” says Nyong’o. “The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”

Christopher Walken / King Louie

The Jungle Book King Louie Christopher Walken

King Louie is a formidable ape who desperately wants the secret of Man’s deadly “red flower”–fire. He’s convinced Mowgli has the information he seeks. “King Louie is huge–12 feet tall,” says Christopher Walken, who voices the character. “But he’s as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.”

Giancarlo Esposito / Akela

The Jungle Book Akela

Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of his pack. He welcomes Mowgli to the family, but worries he may one day compromise their safety. “Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”

 

THE JUNGLE BOOK opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15th!

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Watch Cirque du Soleil La Nouba Trapeze Performance LIVE #CirqueLive

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba and Experience Kissimmee team up to bring a one-of-a-kind Trapeze performance outside the tent via Facebook Live

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil Trapeze team to attempt 2 rarely performed Trapeze tricks during a live show

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil La Nouba at Disney Springs as Trapeze artists prepare for a performance of a lifetime!

La Nouba Cirque du Soleil Trapeze practice

During a live show on Thursday, March 31STCirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, in partnership with Experience Kissimmee, will stream LIVE via Facebook Live and Periscope as the energetic Trapeze troupe attempts two (2) rarely performed tricks that only a handful of Trapeze artists have accomplished. The “Double & ½ Layout to the Legs” is an extremely skillful maneuver that includes a 2 ½ backward layout with a twist, all performed within seconds before the artists is caught by his legs. The second trick will be a “Quadruple” layout, which is rumored to be completed less than 20 times in the 150 year history of Trapeze.

“We are delighted to partner with Experience Kissimmee as we bring this rare performance to life via Facebook Live,” said Neil Boyd, Company Manager for La Nouba. “This collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and Experience Kissimmee allows for a new, emerging way to engage fans during our attempt at feats that are not common to the show.”

To see the live broadcasts from behind the scenes and the trapeze act, visit Experience Kissimmee’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/ExperienceKissimmee during the 6 p.m. EDT performance of La Nouba on Thursday, March 31. Experience Kissimmee will also broadcast via Periscope. Follow @Kissimmee on Twitter for updates. Fans can check the hashtag #CirqueLIVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find sneak peeks and broadcasts for the event. 

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba flying_trapeze

It was a true delight to watch these talented performers practice, and I know that I will be tuning into #CirqueLive with fingers crossed and breath held!

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Vans Warped Tour Orlando Tickets On Sale Now

Vans Warped Tour 2016

The complete lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys has finally been revealed, and the tour will be coming to Orlando on July 2nd at Tinker Field.

Less than Jake Warped Tour
                  Less than Jake

With a lineup that in many ways signals a return to the tour’s roots, the 22nd edition of Warped Tour welcomes back several fan favorites, including: New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Reel Big Fish and Pepper and many more.

Ever y Time I Die Warped Tour
Every Time I Die

The new Monster Energy Party Zone will present festival-goers with two stages of heavy music from bands such as, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, The Color Morale, Chelsea Grin and more.

State Champs Warped Tour
State Champs

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of bringing music fans the best of newer, up-and-coming acts, this year also includes bands like, State Champs, Like Pacific, In Hearts Wake, Capsize and From Ashes To New, plus much more.

Who would have thought that we would be still bringing you the Vans Warped Tour in 2016? Each year I look forward to the summer and the chance to tour with so many old friends and hopefully some new ones,” says tour founder, Kevin Lyman.

Yellowcard Vans Warped Tour
Yellowcard

Jim Estepa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Journeys, adds, “As our partnership with Vans Warped Tour grows, we are thrilled to make the jump forward to naming both of the main stages this summer. The visibility, brand growth and full integration that we’ve been able to build into the program with the Warped team has been not only beneficial, but also an incredibly fun relationship to build. Over the years that we’ve worked together, we’ve grown our promotional presence, grown the offerings that we can make to our employees, grown our retail partnerships to include ticket sales in multiple markets and now grown to be the name-partners of the main stages. It feels like a natural next step for us and we are excited to see what the future brings!”

Unite the United Vans Warped Tour

As part of its ongoing mission to help those in need and encourage positive social change, the Warped Tour’s charitable organization Unite The United, will be launching a charity auction to aid LA band, The Ghost Inside in their efforts to recover from a devastating bus collision that occurred while touring last November. The auction will kick off on May 19 at www.Ebay.com/unitetheunited.

For the full list of confirmed artists, dates and venues, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.

The lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour:

2016 Vans Warped Tour

Journeys Left Foot Stage

Falling In Reverse 6/23-8/13

Four Year Strong 6/24-8/13

Good Charlotte 7/19-7/28

Less Than Jake 6/24-8/13

New Found Glory 6/24-8/13

Reel Big Fish 6/24-8/13

Set It Off 6/24-8/13

Sum 41 6/26-8/7

We The Kings 6/24-8/13

Yellowcard 6/24-8/13

 

Journey’s Right Foot Stage

3OH!3 7/21-7/31

ISSUES 6/24-8/13

Mayday Parade 6/24-8/13

Pepper 6/24-6/29, 7/1-7/22

Real Friends 6/24-8/13

Sleeping with Sirens 6/24-8/13

State Champs 6/24-8/13

The Maine 6/24-8/13

The Story So Far 6/24-8/13

Tonight Alive 6/24-8/13

 

Monster Energy Party Zone North Stage

Atreyu 7/19-8/7

Bullet For My Valentine 7/19-7/22

Crown The Empire 6/24-8/13

Every Time I Die 6/24-8/13

Ice Nine Kills 6/24-8/13

Motionless In White 6/24-8/13

The Color Morale 6/24-8/13

The Word Alive 6/24-8/13

Volumes 6/24-7/17

Whitechapel 6/24-8/13

Monster Energy Party Zone South Stage

Chelsea Grin 6/24-8/13

Coldrain 6/24-8/13

Cruel Hand 6/24-8/13

From Ashes To New 6/24-8/13

Gideon  6/24-8/13

In Hearts Wake 6/24-8/13

Oceans Ate Alaska 6/24-8/13

Vanna 6/24-8/13

Veil Of Maya 6/24-8/13

 

Full Sail Stage

Avion Roe 6/24-7/21

Bad Seed Rising 6/24-7/27

Broadside 6/24-8/13

Cane Hill 6/24-8/13

Capsize 7/17-8/13

Dash Ten 6/24-8/13

Hail The Sun 6/24-7/16

Like Pacific 6/24-8/13

More To Monroe 7/28-8/13

Mother Feather 6/24-8/13

Old Wounds 6/24-8/13

Palaye Royale 6/24-8/13

Reckless Serenade 6/24-8/13

Safe To Say 6/24-8/13

SayWeCanFly 7/22-8/13

Silent Planet 6/24-7/17

The New Low 7/19-8/13

Wage War 6/24-8/13

With Confidence 6/24-8/13

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Westgate River Ranch Introduces Luxe Teepees

Westgate River Ranch

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo elevates glamping to a new level of luxury with Luxe Teepees

  

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo announced the expansion of its lodging offerings with the addition of 10 Luxe Teepees, offering the next evolution in all-inclusive glamping luxury (glamorous camping).

 Westgate River Ranch Luxe Teepee

The 651-square-foot Luxe Teepees provide guests the pinnacle of luxury living in an outdoor adventure atmosphere.  Each Luxe Teepee can accommodate up to four guests and is uniquely designed with décor themed in Native American style with such comforts as a double-sided stone rock hearth fireplace, screened private patio deck, microwave, mini refrigerator, leather chairs, a king bed, full sleeper sofa and air conditioning and heating. The Luxe Teepees also feature their own private ensuite bathrooms with vanity and porcelain cast iron claw bathtub and shower. In addition, every Teepee has a distinctive name, such as “Dancing Warrior,” “Roaming Buffalo” and “Soaring Eagle.”

 Westgate River Ranch Luxe Teepee

The Luxe Teepees are located in an exclusive area of Westgate River Ranch Resort, clustered around a canopy of 100-year-old oak trees. This new area, named Takoda Village, is designed to embody the warm spirit of the Native American word “Takoda” or “friend to everyone”.  In addition to the Teepees, Takoda Village features an authentic tribal council pavilion built by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This pavilion, known as a Chickee Hut, features a palmetto thatch-roof and is the ideal place for gathering together surrounded by natural Florida beauty with friends and family, just as the Native Americans of the past did.  Complete with outdoor fire pits, swinging hammocks, festoon lighting and outdoor dining tables, Takoda Village offers an idyllic environment for family gatherings, special celebrations or a very special romantic escape.

Included in a stay in the Luxe Teepees is unlimited access to all Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo activities, which include horseback riding, trap and skeet shooting, access to the adventure park, airboat rides and more. Teepee guests also receive complimentary use of a golf cart for the duration of their stay and VIP seating for the Saturday night rodeo. Overnight all-inclusive rates for the Luxe Teepees start at $450 per night, based on double occupancy (two night minimum).

 Westgate River Ranch Luxe Teepee

The introduction of the Luxe Teepees builds upon the success of the introduction of glamping tents at Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo in 2013 and an expansion of the glamping inventory in 2014.

“Following the incredible demand and guest feedback from our glamping tents, our guests told us they wanted an even higher-end, all-inclusive experience offering the finest in amenities, luxury and service,” said David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts. “Guests of our Luxe Teepees can expect a five-star hotel experience in a camping setting.”

Guests who book their stay in the Luxe Teepees will enjoy a hassle-free vacation from start to finish, with a concierge dedicated exclusively to assisting Teepee guests from pre-arrival through the completion of their stay. The concierge will provide everything from complimentary morning coffee service and pastry delivery to assistance booking ranch activities.

To celebrate the addition of the Luxe Teepees, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is offering one lucky winner and their guest to be among the very first to experience a Luxe Teepee vacation. Those 21 years of age and older can enter to win a three-day, two-night stay by liking the Westgate River Ranch Facebook page and posting on the page’s timeline why they should be one of the first to experience the Teepees. The contest runs through March 31, 2016. For official rules, visit www.westgatedestinations.com/promos/luxe-life-rules.

The Luxe Teepees join a variety of accommodations currently offered at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, including glamping tents, cabins and lodge suites. For more information, visit www.westgateriverranch.com.

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Cooking With Character: Fun Disney Kitchen Products

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Cooking With Character:

Fun Disney Kitchen Products

I am always looking for fun ways to add a touch of Disney flair to my home, and on a recent visit to Mickey’s Pantry at Disney Springs I found some great Disney Kitchen items that were too cute not to share.

If you can’t wait to pick up these goodies on your next visit to Walt Disney World, I’ve included the Disney Store links when I could or you can download the Shop Disney Parks App (iTunes and Google Play) to shop the Disney Parks from home.

Mickey Mouse and Friends Colorful Kitchen Cookie Jar – $44.95

Disney Kitchen

This colorful ceramic cannister-shaped cookie jar brings a world of whimsy to your kitchen with its contemporary design pattern featuring the best of Mickey and the gang along with bakery symbols and Fantasyland Castle icons that measures 8 1/2” H (including lid and handle) x 6 1/2” Diameter.

Mickey Mouse and Friends Apron for Adults – $26.95

Disney Kitchen

This Mickey Mouse and Friends Apron for Adults has all the ingredients to make it a delicious favorite in the kitchen. The bold design with its allover characters and utensils print provides the perfect recipe for fun printed on 100% cotton.

Mickey Mouse and Friends Colorful Kitchen Bamboo Cutting Board with Prep Trays – $39.95

Disney Kitchen

This bamboo cutting board comes with 4 prep trays is really neat way to bring a little fun to your Disney Kitchen.

Mickey Mouse and Friends Colorful Kitchen Collapsible Measuring Cups – $14.95

Disney Kitchen

Your colorful kitchen recipes will inspire only smiles while using this handy silicone measuring cup set featuring Mickey and the gang, that expand for use, and collapse for storage.

Mickey Mouse Bamboo French Rolling Pin – $19.95

Disney Kitchen

I prefer to use a French rolling, and this Mickey Mouse and decorative scroll rolling pin has been on my wish list for quite a long time.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Dish Towel Sets – $19.95

Disney Kitchen

Mickey’s here to lend a hand with the drying up. The red towel features an embroidered Mickey’s glove appliqué while the coordinating black towel has an allover Best of Mickey design that is sure to add some ”Spicy” fun to washing up.

Minnie’s happy to help out with a spot of drying up using this dish towel set. Both cotton towels feature different designs with ”Sweet” Minnie’s signature polka dots covering one towel while a large bow appliqué decorates the other.

Mickey Mouse Glove Shaped Silicone Spatula – $9.95

Disney Kitchen

I am a sucker for a themed silicone spatula. I have them for all the holidays, seasons, food…and now Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse Sandwich Cutter – $5.95

Disney Kitchen

My daughter loves sandwiches, but hates the crust so I found these super cute Mickey Mouse sandwich cutters to help bring a little Disney magic to her lunch.

Aluminum Mickey Mouse Trivet – $14.95

Disney Kitchen

A friendly face will protect your table and countertops when something hot comes off the stove or out of the oven. Mickey can take the heat with our Aluminum Mickey Mouse Trivet. Plus, he looks mighty cute hanging around the kitchen that measures 8” H x 9 1/2” W.

Mickey Mouse Glove Oven Mitt

Disney Kitchen

I don’t think that there was ever a more perfectly Disney oven mitt than this Mickey Mouse glove oven mitt!

 

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IKEA Orlando Debuts Brazilian Inspired Collection

TILLFÄLLE Living Room Set Up

To kick off the launch of the limited edition and Brazilian inspired TILLFÄLLE collection, IKEA Orlando hosted an exclusive launch for their IKEA FAMILY members.

IKEA Orlando TILLFÄLLE Set Up

To created the TILLFÄLLE collection, IKEA designers visited Brazil to create a line inspired by the spirit of Brazil while staying true to their roots in Scandinavian simplicity.

IKEA Orlando TILLFÄLLE

The line features bold patterns and mixed colors that are easy, fun and full of energy.

From larger furniture to smaller accessories, this line has fun accessories you can mix in with your existing decor or pieces you can design a whole room around.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the TILLFÄLLE collection:

TILLFÄLLE Occasional Table – $159

IKEA Orlando TILLFÄLLE

TILLFÄLLE Paper Napkins – $1.99

TILLFÄLLE Paper Napkins

TILLFÄLLE Serving Bowl with Stand – $22.99

TILLFÄLLE Serving Bowl with Stand

TILLFÄLLE Dish Towels – $5.99

TILLFÄLLE Dish towels

TILLFÄLLE Coffee Table – $119.00

TILLFÄLLE Coffee Table

TILLFÄLLE Cushion Cover – $5.00 (Insert sold separately)

TILLFÄLLE Cushion Cover

TILLFÄLLE Candlesticks – $19.99 to $59.99

TILLFÄLLE Candlestick Group

The TILLFÄLLE is perfect for adding a touch of fun & whimsy to your decor, and during the IKEA FAMILY event I did purchase a few cushion covers and paper napkins. I can’t wait to go back to pick up a few candlesticks for the top of the buffet in our dining room.

You can’t order the TILLFÄLLE collection online and supplies are extremely limited, so you may want to check online to see if your local IKEA store has the pieces you are looking for before you go.

Don’t forget to sign up for the IKEA FAMILY program to receive special offers and invites like this one!

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Disney Springs News: Portabello Restaurant Hosts Cooking Class

Portobello Restaurant Exterior Disney Springs

Disney Springs News:

Portabello Restaurant Hosts Cooking Class With James Beard Award Winning Chef Tony Mantuano on April 9, 2016

Italian countryside restaurant, Portobello Restaurant (1650 Buena Vista Dr.) in Disney Springs announces a Roman Spring cooking class with James Beard Award winning chef Tony Mantuano on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m.

Portobello Restaurant Four Seasons Resort Orlando James Beard

Chef Manutano takes guests on a culinary exploration throughout Italian fare, where they’ll learn how to prepare an authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara and how to cook the classic dish of Veal Saltimbocca. The crash course in Italian cooking kicks off with an apertivo hour with passed wood-fired pizza with spring artichokes, and each course comes paired with Italian wines. The entire menu includes:

Aperitivo

Wood Fired Pizza with Spring Artichokes

Brut Cuvee Rosé, Bisol

 

Insalata

Puntarelle alla Romana

Frascati “Poggio Verde” Pallavicini

 

Pasta

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Amarasco, Pricipe Pallavicini

 

Secondo

Veal Saltimbocca

Taurasi, Terredora

Dolce

Gelato alla Stracciatella

Digestivo

Amaro, Sibona

 

Tickets for the Roman Spring cooking class at Portobello Restaurant are $40.00 plus tax and gratuity and reservations can be made at 407.828.8996. For additional information please visit www.portobellorestaurant.com.

Portobello Restaurant Logo Disney Springs

About Portobello Restaurant

Located in the heart of Disney Springs at 1650 Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Portobello Country Italian Trattoria presents guests with a classic osteria experience celebrating the simple flavors of Italy. Crusty breads, sun-ripened tomatoes, imported Prosciutto di Parma, freshly caught fish, fruity olive oil, and pungent cheese set the stage for the warm, family-friendly atmosphere of the restaurant. Portobello is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and for dinner daily from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. For more information visit www.portobellorestaurant.com or call 407.934.8888 and follow Portobello on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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A Look At the Disney | LeSportsac 2016 Spring Collaboration

Disney LeSportsac 2016 Spring Collaboration

Disney and LeSportsac are at it again with a new Spring line of purses in the Disney | LeSportsac featuring Mickey and Minnie Collection that are perfection.

There are four different designs with several special feature pieces in this 60 bag collection that is, as always, on trend with a bag for everyone.

Disney | LeSportsac – Mickey Loves Minnie

LeSportsac Spring 2016 Disney - Mickey Loves Minnie Patterns

The Mickey Loves Minnie print has a vintage feel starring the classic Disney couple walking hand in hand, dancing, flirting, and falling in love. I ADORE this pattern!!!

EveryGirl Tote Disney LeSportsac - Mickey Loves Minnie

My favorite bag in the Mickey Loves Minnie print is the EveryGirl Tote ($108), that measures 11 x 12 x 7 inches with a Zipped main closure, Pleated front pocket with zipped closure, Lightly padded bottom panel, 9 in (22.86 cm) Handle drop, Interior back wall zipper pocket.

Disney | LeSportsac – Spring Fling

LeSportsac Spring 2016 Disney - Floral Patterns

Spring Fling is a pastel spring floral print featuring everyone’s favorite sweethearts Minnie and Mickey in a garden of love. This saccharine sweet pattern will add just the right amount of pop of love to your outfit.

Voyager Backpack - Spring Fling - Disney LeSportsac 2016

My favorite bag in the Spring Fling print is the Voyager Backpack ($144) that measures 16.5 x 13.5 x 5.5 inches and features a Drawstring main closure, Top flap with quick release clip lock closure, Exterior front pocket with zipped closure, Two exterior side pockets with clip lock closures, Adjustable shoulder straps, Three interior mesh pockets, Interior signature zip/open pocket. I have ALWAYS wanted the Voyager Backpack, and this is my favorite so far.

Garden of Love - Disney LeSportsac 2016

This also captured in large scale on the Garden of Love rectangular cosmetic case and the Love at First Sight mini Tote purse.

Love at First Sight - Disney LeSportsac 2016

The square Spring into Love cosmetic showcases everyone’s favorite ears and bow over the print.

Spring Into Love - Disney LeSportsac 2016

Disney | LeSportsac – Blooming Love

LeSportsac Spring 2016 Disney - Love In Bloom Patterns

Blooming Love features Cherry Blossom Lightning metallic ripstop nylon fabric with embossed Mickey and Minnie head silhouette design that is sure to be an instant classic and must have for your collection.

Small Cleo Crossbody - Blooming Love - Disney LeSportsac 2016

My favorite bag in the Blooming Love pattern is my ‘Go To’ LeSportsac bag! The Small Cleo Crossbody ($86) measures 9 x 9 x 4.5 inches and features a Zipped main closure, Exterior front zipper pocket, Exterior back open pocket, Adjustable shoulder strap (Max. 50in / 127cm), Interior signature zip/open pocket. Don’t be put off by this bag’s smaller size!

Disney | LeSportsac – Checks and Bows

LeSportsac Spring 2016 Disney - Blue Check Patterns

Checks and Bows is a classic picnic blanket print of blue and white that features the classic three circle Mickey and Minnie with her signature bow silhouettes. It is a simple pattern that will make you want to head to the park for a lovely day.

Small Edie Backpack - Check - Disney LeSportsac 2016

My favorite bag in the Checks and Bows pattern is the Small Edie Backpack ($123) that is perfectly on trend for the spring and measures 11 x 10 x 5 inches that features a Drawstring main closure, Top flap with hidden magnetic snap closure, Side zipper for main compartment access, Exterior front pocket with zip closure, Adjustable shoulder straps (Max. 30in/76.20cm), Top loop, Interior back wall signature zip/open pocket, All metal hardware.

Love Check - Disney LeSportsac 2016

Playing off this sweet print is the graphic rectangular cosmetic Love Check that takes Minnie and Mickey’s smooch front and center.

Springtime Outing - Disney LeSportsac 2016

The Springtime Outing mini tote is also check based featuring an oversized Minnie silhouette.

LeSportsac Spring 2016 Disney

I am a HUGE fan of the Disney | LeSportsac bags, because they are the perfect weight to carry in the parks with storage for days and perfectly sized sleeves & pockets.

I can’t wait to bring you even more information about this amazing line of bags.

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LEGOLAND Florida Announces Largest Expansion

LEGOLAND Florida Announcement

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Announces Five Big Projects to open by 2017

LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced their largest expansion in the history of the park as five big additions will be coming to the Resort by 2017.

With a new and exciting Resort opening, three attractions, and several upgrades to the LEGOLAND Florida Water Park there is a lot to look forward to at LEGOLAND!

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat – Opening mid 2017

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Under construction now across the street from LEGOLAND Florida on Lake Dexter, the LEGOLAND BEACH RETREAT will have a completely different feel from the LEGOLAND Hotel while still providing the same level of extraordinary service and exclusive amenities.

LEGOLAND Florida Announcement - LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

The Resort is made up of 83 single-story duplex units, offering 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five, that will create a village-style, lakefront retreat complete with a LEGO Lighthouse.

LEGOLAND Florida Announcement - LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

Amenities at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat will include a themed pool, a sandy play area, a buffet-style restaurant, and complimentary transportation to and from the theme park when the Resort opens mid-2017.

LEGOLAND Florida Announcement - LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

LEGO NINJAGO World – opening early 2017

LEGOLAND Florida Announcement -

“LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu,” is incredibly popular and the inspiration for the newest land coming to LEGOLAND Florida that invites guests to step into a magical, martial arts kingdom where they’ll experience a first-of-its-kind attraction that blends eye-popping, 3D computer animation, “4D” atmospheric effects and groundbreaking technology by Montreal-based Triotech.

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The LEGO NINJAGO area will be located near Coastersaurus, and will have multiple hands-on, interactive experiences that will hone kids’ physical skills like NINJAGO heroes Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Nya before their ultimate test on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

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LEGO NINJAGO The Ride is the largest attraction in this area, and during the ride up to four guests per vehicle will create blasts of animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves, and ice using nothing more than their hands as they travel through dojos mastering their skills before teaming up to defeat a powerful villain. Riders collect points and scores are displayed when each quest is complete.

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The LEGO NINJAGO World is set to open in early 2017.

Creative Cove featuring Build-A-Boat and New LEGOLAND Water Park Amenities – Now Open

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The LEGOLAND Water Park has just re-opened for the season with a new play & build area and upgraded amenities to make your next visit REALLY awesome!

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The new Creative Cove Build-A-Boat is the newest attraction where kids can create and race LEGO watercraft through fast-flowing rivers alongside cheering crowds in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard sets. 

PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND
PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

The Imagination Station has a new expansion that now lets younger model citizens build and play with colorful DUPLO bricks in a water-filled activity center.

PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND
PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

Additional dining offerings, increased seating capacity and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park round out the all-new offerings for 2016.

“LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity – Opening May 26, 2016

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Based on the new LEGO series of building sets and the just-launched TV show,  “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity” will join the rotation of current 4D movies shown in the Wells Fargo 4D Theater.

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This all-new theatrical attraction is set in the futuristic Kingdom of Knighton and pits five young knights against the evil Jestro and his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, in a battle for control of a rare book of magic that gives its owner tremendous power.

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“LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity” is a 12½-minute long, immersive experience combines 3D computer animation with “4D,” real-world effects that bring the high-tech action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

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Elsewhere in the theme park, kids will discover six exclusive shields that unlock unique NEXO Powers within the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Merlok 2.0 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

LEGOLAND Night Lights – Summer 2016

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On June 18, 2016, the LEGOLAND Florida Resort will debut its latest all-new event, which will be a celebration of summertime fun featuring extended park hours, meet-and-greet opportunities with some of your favorite LEGO characters, exclusive opportunities to build alongside LEGO Master Model Builders, and a brick-tacular NINJAGO fireworks display that will light the night above Lake Eloise with brilliant colors and triumphant music.

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This event will be held exclusively at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort every Saturday and Sunday from June 18 to July 31, and is included with park admission.

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These five new projects mark the largest expansion of LEGOLAND Florida in its whirlwind 4 ½ years! It is amazing to see how far the park has come, and I am excited to see the new additions take it into the future..brick by brick.

For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multi-tier annual passes, special events, VIP experiences, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities, and themed accommodations at LEGOLAND Hotel visit www.legoland.com/Florida.

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Celebrating Easter At Walt Disney World

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Celebrating Easter At Walt Disney World

If you and your family will be celebrating Easter at Walt Disney World, you will find many ways to make your day unforgettable!

 

Easter Day Religious Services

Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be hosting Easter Day Religious Services for guests, and while you do not need to be staying specifically at the Contemporary Resort to join in the services you will need to find your own way to the resort.

For the best transportation options, visit your Resort’s Concierge Desk and speak to a Cast Member.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 – Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Fantasia Ballroom

Guests can be a part of an Easter Day Religious Ceremony at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

There will be three Services:

  • Catholic Mass: 8:00am & 10:30am
  • Protestant Service: 9:15am

Easter Day Meals

So many family memories around Easter are created around the dinner table, and even if you are away from home you can still have a wonderful holiday family meal at Walt Disney World.

Throughout the Walt Disney World Resort you will find that several dining locations are adding special touches to meals through out the day.

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside: Brunch Buffet
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Breakfast Buffet
  • Cape May –  Disney’s Beach Club Resort: Breakfast & Dinner Buffet
  • Captain’s Grille –  Disney’s Yacht Club Resort: Brunch Buffet
  • Chef Mickey’s –  Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Brunch Buffet
  • The Wave –  Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Brunch Buffet
  • Epcot World ShowPlace – Epcot World Showcase: Brunch Buffet

Easter Activities at the Resorts

If you are looking for an Easter Egg Hunt or Candy Dash to help complete your Easter Celebrations, you find that Easter Day is full of activities at the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Guests at the following Disney’s on-site Resorts will find special Easter themed recreation activities on Easter Day, and some will also host special Easter Character Meet & Greet Opportunities, Easter Egg Hunts, and Candy Dashes.

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Villas Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

For a full schedule of activities and if Characters will be visiting your Resort, check with the Concierge Desk. Also make sure you arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure you will be able to participate.

Meeting the Easter Bunny and more at the Magic Kingdom

You can meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm until March 27, 2016 in the Town Square Area. There will also be a PhotoPass photographers available so you can get a family photo.

Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade will take place at noon and 3:00 pm daily, and March 26 & 27, the Azalea Trail Maids will be in a pre-parade before the Festival of Fantasy parade. They will also be in Town Square for meet and greets on March 27.

Easter Egg Display

Every year the chefs at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort create stunning Disney themed Easter Eggs that are pieces of art created from chocolate and sugar that are displayed in the Resort’s lobby.

You definitely don’t want to miss these beautiful Easter Eggs!

Ostrich Egg Silent Auctions

This year both Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will host Ostrich Egg Silent Auctions.

The eggs, uniquely designed by Resort Cast Members, are displayed in the Lobbies of each resort from 10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday, March 23 – Thursday, March 24, and guests have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction to win one of these fantastic eggs.

The winning bids are announced on Friday, March 25th, and all proceeds earned will be donated to the Disney Conservation Fund.

Epcot’s Egg-stravaganza

Returning to Epcot is the Egg-stravaganza! From March 2-27, guests search Epcot’s World Showcase for special hidden Easter Eggs themed to some of your favorite Disney Characters.

What can you egg-spect?  From March 2 – March 27, search for special hidden ‘eggs’ themed to Disney characters at some of your favorite theme parks.

How it works:

  • Purchase a Map and Stickers for $5.95, plus tax and no discounts apply, at Heritage Manor, Pin Central, Port of Entry, and World Traveler.
  • Egg-splore Epcot’s WorldShowcase for ‘eggs’ that portray Disney characters! 
  • Record your findings by placing the matching sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.
  • Show your completed map to the Cast Member in the redemption location inside Port of Entry, and play a game of ‘egg-scramble’ to pick up your surprise.
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Merchandise Monday: A Visit to Disney TAG

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Merchandise Monday:

A Visit to Disney TAG

Disney TAG is the newest store to open at the Marketplace Co Op in Disney Springs, and features key travel essentials called Disney Travel-Accessories-Gear or Disney TAG that let you Travel With Character.

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Located where Zoey & Pickles formerly was in the Marketplace Co Op, the store brings a lovely touch of whimsy and fun to organizational items that are almost always utilitarian in design.

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As soon as I walked in, I found myself drawn into the eclectic mix of items focused on making travel both more comfortable and organized.

There we so many great pieces in Disney TAG, but here are a few of my favorites!

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Carry-On Duffle Bag – $99
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Large Rolling Luggage – $199

I absolutely LOVE this pattern featuring a fun mix of silhouettes of characters, distinctly Disney vacation highlights, and transportation icons. The bright colors pop against the black background making it a piece that you will be able to quickly locate on a luggage carousel, too.

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Luggage Tags – $12.95

You can find a large variety of luggage tags, but these were my favorites! These luggage tags are oversized and are a hard acrylic to help with durability. How fun would it be to keep WDW and DLR tags to use especially when you are heading to those locations? Answer…lots of fun!

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Travel Bottle Set – $9.95

Not every product that I use comes in a size that is approved for travel, so this Travel Bottle Set is a fun way to take your favorite products along with you. With the bottles featuring character couples (Donald & Daisy FTW!!!), you could split the set between two people to use with items that go together like shampoo & conditioner or face wash & toner. Perfection!

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iPhone 6 Phone Case – $29.95

This iPhone 6 Case features a pattern that you can find throughout Disney TAG, and it is perfect for any Disney vacation. From a trip on the monorail to sailing with Disney Cruise Line, you are set with this phone case.

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Electric Toothbrush – $29.95

I know what you are thinking…an electric toothbrush? Just take a second look at the packaging. There are two heads with this electric toothbrush, so you could pack one per couple on your trip to help save precious toiletry space. Plus, you get to start your day with a magical thought.

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Monorail Throw – $54.95

The Monorail Throw is a bit pricey, but it is a great weight that will fold nicely into a larger carry-on so you can nap in comfort while you are On the Go.

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Sleep Eye Mask – $11.95

Zoe has gotten me into these Sleep Eye Masks, and I really love the fun design of this one. How could you pass up napping under a fun pair of Mickey glasses?

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Reusable Totes – $7.95

These Reusable Totes come in handy when you are traveling, and are useful for so many things! Some ways I like to use them are a small hamper for hotel rooms for shorter trips, a way to consolidate purchases, and as a pool bag to carry my sunscreen and snacks without packing an additional bag.

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Collapsible Cup – $9.95

When I was a little girl one of the COOLEST things I ever got for traveling was a collapsible cup, so imagine how excited I was to see this hanging up. Cut me some slack…I am easily amused!

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Travel Flats and Tote – $39.95

This Travel Flats and Tote is ideal for longer trips, because the flats are a great way to stay comfortable and the tote lets you keep just a few items near your seat so you can stow your carry-on to clear up valuable leg room.

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I love a patterned umbrella, and the umbrella with the TAG pattern was my first purchase from the store! It is so great to see fun umbrellas back at the park again!

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Haunted Mansion Neck Pillow – $21.95

I learned the joys of a Neck Pillow late in life, so learn from my mistake and pick up one before your next trip. You won’t regret it or this Haunted Mansion print.

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You can find all of these and more at the Disney TAG store open daily from 10 am to 11 pm in the Marketplace Co Op located at Disney Springs in the Marketplace.

 

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Watch The Vans Warped Tour Live Webcast From Full Sail University On March 22, 2016

2016 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys Lineup To Be Revealed via Live Webcast From Campus Of Full Sail University on March 22 at 6PM EST

Event To Feature Live Performances From Selection Of Artists on This Summer’s Tour; Tickets For All Shows On Sale March 22 at 10am

The entire lineup for 2016’s Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys®, will be unveiled via a LIVE webcast, direct from Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm EST.

Vans Warped Tour 2016 Webcast Announcement
In recent years, the Warped lineup has been revealed via weekly announcements leading up to the kickoff of the tour, so 2016 marks the first time in several years that the ENTIRE lineup will be revealed at once, and the first time ever to be streamed from Full Sail University.

The webcas will feature live performances from a selection of artists performing on this summer’s tour. To join the webcast on March 22nd, visit VansWarpedTour.com.

A limited number of free tickets to the announcement event will be made available to the public. Seating is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you are in the Central FL area and are interested in learning how to attend the event in person, visitwww.FullSailBlog.com/VWT.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman says, “Last year when I visited Full Sail, I was blown away by their facilities. To be able to use them for our artist announcement webcast is a perfect way to start our 2016 partnership.”

“Since 2012, Full Sail’s relationship with the Vans Warped Tour has led to numerous internship opportunities for our graduates in roles ranging from live audio production to content reporters throughout the multi-city concert tour,” said Full Sail University’s VP of Alumni Relations/Event Producer, Jay Noble. “We are honored to host the 2016 Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announcement event on our campus at Full Sail Live, and look forward to more incredible experiences at the Warped Tour this summer.”

Tickets for this year’s tour will go on sale on March 22nd at 10am local time at VansWarpedTour.com. As a bonus for early bird ticket buyers, the first price levels available will be at the lowest of the tour, and in addition will include a Warped 50-song compilation download from SideOne Dummy Records.

The 41-date trek launches in Dallas, TX on June 24 and concludes on August 13 in Portland, OR. See dates below.

Now in its 22nd year, Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more.

Vans Warped Tour 2016 Webcast Announcement

Vans Warped Tour Dates:

Tickets on sale at 10am local time on March 22nd at VansWarpedTour.com.

6.22 ANCHORAGE, AK Road To Warped Tour
6.24 DALLAS, TX
6.25 SAN ANTONIO, TX
6.26 HOUSTON, TX
6.27 NEW ORLEANS, LA
6.29 NASHVILLE, TN
6.30 ATLANTA, GA
7.1 ST. PETERSBURG, FL
7.2 ORLANDO, FL
7.3 WEST PALM BEACH, FL
7.5 CHARLOTTE, NC
7.6 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
7.7 SYRACUSE, NY
7.8 PHILADELPHIA, PA
7.9 NEW YORK, NY
7.10 HARTFORD, CT
7.11 SCRANTON, PA
7.13 BOSTON, MA
7.14 BUFFALO, NY
7.15 PITTSBURGH, PA
7.16 COLUMBIA, MD
7.17 HOLMDEL, NJ
7.19 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
7.20 CLEVELAND, OH
7.21 CINCINNATI, OH
7.22 DETROIT, MI
7.23 CHICAGO, IL
7.24 MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7.26 MILWAUKEE, WI
7.27 ST. LOUIS, MO
7.28 KANSAS CITY, KS
7.30 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7.31 DENVER, CO
8.1 ALBUQUERQUE, NM
8.2 PHOENIX, AZ
8.5 SAN DIEGO, CA
8.6 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
8.7 LOS ANGELES, CA
8.9 LAS VEGAS, NV
8.11 BOISE, ID
8.12 SEATTLE, WA
8.13 PORTLAND, OR

Vans Warped Tour 2016About Vans Warped Tour:

The Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.

The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.

Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”. Now in its 22nd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 24 in Dallas, TX and end on August 13 in Portland, OR.

For more information, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

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Disney Cruise Line Gets Tangled

Tangled: The Musical, exclusive to the Magic in Disney Cruise Line’s Fleet, debuted last November and I had an opportunity to see the production, talk with the designers, and step into The Snuggly Duckling as the ship was in dock in Miami.

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At an hour long, only 40 minutes shorter than the movie, Tangled: The Musical is a visually stunning production that brings the beloved animated world to life with just as much heart with three new songs created just for this show.

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The show stays true to the storyline from the hit feature film—with a few special twists to create a live stage production—featuring favorite characters like Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, the villainous Mother Gothel and Maximus the guard horse.
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The story follows the thrilling adventure of Rapunzel as she escapes the confines of her tower and the clutches of Mother Gothel, who wishes to shield the secret of Rapunzel’s magical golden tresses and royal roots. Rapunzel strikes up an unlikely friendship with the suave, crown-stealing bandit Flynn Rider, and together they face ruffians, thugs and a budding romance on a hair-raising journey filled with classic Disney playfulness and whimsy that will delight audiences of all ages.

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The amazing composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater returned to pen the three new songs and to add musicality to the flow of Tangled: The Musical.

The three new songs are “Flower of Gold” which opens the show with a look at the birth and abduction of Rapunzel, “Wanted Man” gives us a closer look at who Flynn Rider is, and my favorite “When The Princess Returns” is set in the Kingdom of Corona and captures the spirit of just how much Rapunzel was loved and the optimism & hope surrounding her hopeful return.

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In addition to new melodies you will also experience favorite songs from the movie, including “When Will My Life Begin,” “Mother Knows Best,” “I’ve Got a Dream”, and the Grammy Award-winning ballad “I See the Light” that will bring you to tears.

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The production is full of beautiful costumes, puppetry that will have you wondering how they bring Maximus to life, and sets that transport you from the Walt Disney Theatre & immerse you in the world of Tangled.

Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic Tangled The Musical

Disney assembled an all-star creative team to develop this extravagant production, and having the chance to talk with them only made me appreciate Tangled: The Musical more.

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Master puppet designer Michael Curry, whose extraordinary creations are featured in Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King” on Broadway, has created a new standard and level of puppetry in Maximus blending craftsmanship with the comedic abilities of the actor to create this sassy character who is the mane.

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During our time on the Magic, we got to hear from the two of the show’s designers. 

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Tony Award-winning designer Paloma Young joined the team to create the beautiful and vibrant costumes. While the inspiration for the costumes came from a ‘natural place’ with flower iconography and natural textures, Paloma had a personal inspiration for Rapunzel that you might not expect.

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I’ve been calling her the ‘Pinterest Princess’, in that she has so much energy and creativity. And she paints, she bakes, she braids her hair in all sorts of different ways, and is sort of this contemporary idea. You can just imagine Rapunzel’s Pinterest Board with things like ‘Today this is how I painted the lanterns’, so I was inspired by both Folk Craft and contemporary interpretation of Folk Craft.

So for total funsies, I felt it was necessary to create my own Tangled Pinterest Board!

Bradley Kay is the Senior Art Designer of Tangled: The Musical, and he spoke on the process of bringing Tangled to life on stage.

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When I got the script I went back to the source material. To Bavaria, the forrest, the palace, the scope of the area, the lanterns, and really all the elements and how we could adapt that to bring the show to the stage so we aren’t lifting and repeating the film and make it much more theatrical.

With that we started looking at the carvings and the paint styles.

This is Rapunzel and this is Rapunzel’s view of her world, so we started off very rigid from the moment you enter the Tower. But when we get to her it gets soft and fluid reflecting her murals and paintings. Then once we go out of the Tower with her, I tried to go through her eyes where everything is even more soft and fluid with no straight lines in the entire set. 

The Tangled fun doesn’t stop there at O’Gills Pub has been taken over by Thugs for the night, and you can sling a mug at The Snuggly Duckling.

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I was bowled over by tith clever details from the movie and touches inspired by the regulars of The Snuggly Duckling! I mean…who WOULDN’T want to play a game of THUGO!

In the main dining rooms of the Magic, you will also find two desserts from The Snuggly Duckling.

I really enjoyed my time with Disney Cruise Line on the Disney Magic to see Tangled: The Musical, and I have my fingers crossed that I will get to experience a full sailing one day!

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You can find more pictures from my time on the Disney Magic to experience the ship and Tangled: The Musical on our Facebook Page.

For more information about the sailings of the Disney Magic, check out the Disney Cruise line website.

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Amway Center News: Cirque du Soleil OVO Coming In The Fall

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Amway Center News: Cirque du Soleil OVO coming to Orlando in the Fall

Cirque du Soleil returns to Orlando presenting its newest touring arena show, OVO, never before played in Florida. OVO presented by Visa Signature®, plays the Amway Center September 21 – 25 for seven performances. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

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Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 2009, OVO embarks on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their hometown.

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OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

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GRINGO CARDIA, CHANTAL TREMBLAY, DEBORAH COLKER, CHARLES JORON, LIZ VANDAL, BERNA CEPPAS, ERIC CHAMPOUX, JONATHAN DEANS, FRED GERARD, PHILIPPE AUBERTIN, JULIE BEGIN, BENOIT MATHIEU

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act where a group of scarabs soar high above – from each corner of the stage – and land together on a platform in the middle.

The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is:

  • Artistic Guides Guy Lalibertéand Gilles Ste-Croix
  • Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker(first female director at Cirque du Soleil)
  • Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay
  • Set and Prop Designer Gringo Cardia
  • Costume Designer Liz Vandal
  • Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas
  • Lighting Designer Éric Champoux
  • Sound Designer Jonathan Deans
  • Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard(for the first time at Cirque du Soleil)
  • Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin
  • Makeup Designer Julie Bégin

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Cirque du Soleil Presents OVO | Amway Center Info At-A-Glance

WhatCirque du Soleil Presents OVO

WhenSeptember 21 – 25, 2016

WhereAmway Center | Orlando, Florida

On-SaleFriday, March 25, 2016 | 10 am

 

Tickets: Starting at $35. Advance tickets for OVO are now available online exclusively to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, please visit www.cirqueclub.com. Buy tickets at AmwayCenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates and ticket price(s) are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit AmwayCenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center address is 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

About Cirque du SoleilThe company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has almost 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from about 50 different countries. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

SponsorsOVO is presented by Visa Signature.®  DHL and ACTIVEON Action Camera are the official sponsors.

 

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