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June 19, 2015: Weekly Disney News Roundup

*  Zuri’s Sweets Shop in Harambe Market at Animal Kingdom opened this week.

*  Starbucks Animal Kingdom mugs are now on sale at the newly opened Starbucks Creature Comforts on Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom.

*  Frozen Summer Fun began this week at Hollywood Studios.

*  Magic Slider time pieces will soon go on sale as accessories for MagicBands at WDW:  a Minnie Mouse analog watch and another with a digital display.  They slide onto your MagicBand and turn it into a watch.

*  Disneyland Paris has now banned selfie sticks, too.

*  ‘Inside Out‘, Pixar‘s new animated movie opens today!  It has received a 98% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes!  (++editorial below++)

*  Hans Solo had a wife.  Who knew?

*  Season 2 of “Daredevil” on Netflix will feature the popular comic character The Punisher.

*  A new Disney radio station, Radio Disney Country, will start broadcasting this fall.  Woo-Doggies!

*  Dreamfinder and Figment will return in “Figment 2,” an all new comic series coming this Fall.

***We are attempting again to redo our website this weekend.  Our new name will be Family Travel Escapades (familytravelescapades.com).  We will try to switch each of you over with us. *****

++Editorial:  I am really looking forward to seeing Inside Out!  I have heard over and over about how original it is.  I am really not convinced, though.  “Herman’s Head,” a show from the early ’90s that I and about 6 other people watched for 3 years on the fledgeling Fox network had the exact same premise.  I liked the show.  I think that Pixar will do an even better job with the concept, but I would not call talking, anthropomorphized emotions original.++

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April 24, 2015: Weekly Disney News Roundup

*  The final Exhibition Everest Challenge will be ran at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 2.  I am sad that I never had a chance to do this.

*  Registration for the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 10, 2016 opens on April 28 and will quickly fill.

*  “Live with Kelly & Michael” will host 5 shows at  Main Street, USA and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland from May 18 through May 22 as part of the Diamond Celebration.

*  Disneyland will offer several special dining experiences for Mother’s Day on May 10.  Reservations can be made at either Disneyland.com/dine or 714-781-DINE.

*  The “Tomorrowland” movie preview has replaced Captain Eo at Epcot.

*  Pandora Jewelry is now selling custom Disney themed jewelry at Uptown Jewelry in Magic Kingdom at WDW and at La Mascarade d’Orleans in Disneyland.

*  Disney’s “Tomorrowland” will premiere at the Anaheim Downtown Disney on May 9.  It is an invitation only event.

*  From May 22 through July 5 Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will host “Teen Beach 2” beach parties daily.

*  Dockside Margaritas opened this week in Disney Springs/Downtown Disney at WDW.

*  Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s Kiki Tikis Splash Water Play Area has now opened.

*  The discounts for DVC (Disney Vacation Club) members to “La Nouba by Cirque de Soleil”at Downtown Disney in Florida has been extended through June 27.

*  Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream will offer new experiences this fall.  There will be a new Star Wars themed youth area and another Disney Infinite themed youth area.  There will now also be a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on board.

*  Disney Cruise Line now offers a free app, “The Disney Cruise Navigator App,” at the Apple App Store and Google Play that will allow passengers to engage in Onboard chat and have the Personal Navigator at their disposal.  The App is available aboard all of the DCL ships.

*  “Daredevil” has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.

*  Marvel’s “The Avengers:  Age of Ultron” opens next Friday, May 1!