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A Legend at Work: The Life and Bambi Art of Tyrus Wong

Disney Legend, Tyrus Wong—the artist whose work served as the blueprint for the artistic stylings ofc—passed away this past January. He was 106. Today, they’re honoring the life and legacy of this Disney legend by taking a look at the vibrant paintings of this illustrious artist, widely considered one of the most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century. To fully appreciate Tyrus’ art, one must travel back to the beginning. Born in 1910 in a small village in the Guandong Province, Tyrus emigrated to America at age nine…
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7 Pieces of Life Advice From Gramma Tala

There are so many inspiring moments in Moana, many of which are centered around one of our favorite characters, Gramma Tala. Gramma Tala encourages Moana to follow her own path, and also inspires us all to be true to ourselves. She’s basically everything we want to be when we grow up. Here’s some life advice from Gramma Tala that we absolutely love: Legends can be true. The very beginning of Moana opens with Gramma Tala retelling the story of how the heart of Te Fiti was stolen. She says that…
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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Moana

By now you’ve most likely seen and been inspired by Disney’s Moana. You’ve probably listened to and have sung along to “How Far I’ll Go” on repeat, cried happy tears at all the emotional and beautiful moments in the film, and have become smitten with the cuteness of Pua and Heihei. Well, if you love this film like we do, keep reading because we know the way to some fun facts that will put wind in your sails! And with Moana available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Disney Movies…
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Adventures by Disney and Turner Classic Movies Team Up to Offer a Special Italian Movie Vacation

Are you a classic movie buff? Have you ever dreamed of living la dolce vita in Italy? This summer, Adventures by Disney is offering a special departure of its Italy vacation, visiting Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Venice, that highlights many of your favorite classic films shot in this remarkable country. Built in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this unique adult-exclusive 8-day, 7-night trip will run Aug. 11-18, 2017. Join fellow movie lovers for a unique and unforgettable journey through one of the most cinematic locations on earth. Here you’ll…
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Recipe: Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Chefs at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai‘i are always creating delicious island-inspired dishes. Always a menu favorite, poke, which means “cut piece” or “small piece” in Hawaiian, is the perfect seafood starter to share. To bring a bit of the Hawaiian Islands into your kitchen, check out the fun video and full recipe below for Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse! Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse Serves 6 as an appetizer TUNA POKE 1 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons…
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Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally Coming to Disney Springs

A fun dining event is “rolling” into Disney Springs June 2 and 3! Springs Street Eats will highlight eight food trucks – featuring some Central Florida favorites, including the Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors usually found in Exposition Park! You’ll find the trucks in the West Side neighborhood outside of Cirque du Soleil Friday, June 2 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from noon until 11 p.m. With live entertainment, this food truck rally is sure to be a tasty event that’s fun for the…
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Race Into Disney Parks for a Sneak Peek of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3”

In the coming weeks, Guests visiting Disney Parks will be able to preview scenes from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” in sneak peeks planned for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. At Disney California Adventure park, the preview of “Cars 3” will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Bug’s Life Theater, starting May 12. Beginning May 26, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance look at a segment from the film as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction, where artwork and maquettes from…
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Experience Mexican Culture, Beauty and Cuisine in Cozumel

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, today I want to tell you how you and your family can discover the culture, beauty and cuisine of Cozumel, Mexico, while sailing to the Western Caribbean with Disney Cruise Line. You can enjoy the picturesque views of the island, located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and create unforgettable memories while experiencing the unique cultural traditions with some of my favorite Port Adventures ashore. Paint Your Own Alebrije – One of the newest experiences in Mexico offers the chance to create…
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“Club Mickey Mouse” is Coming to Your Facebook Feed!

In the grand tradition of Annette Funicello, and Britney and Justin comes Club Mickey Mouse. It’s a digital-first variety show that celebrates The Mickey Mouse Club of yesteryear but brings it into the present-day with a diverse cast of talented young creators, and, of course, everyone’s favorite mouse. (Presented by HP Inc.; Facebook exclusive through Facebook Anthology.) While we don’t have too much information about the new series yet, we know we’re intrigued and excited to see more! The post “Club Mickey Mouse” is Coming to Your Facebook Feed! appeared first on Oh…
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Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher at Star Wars Celebration

One of the last panels of the day on the second day of Star Wars Celebration was truly a moving one. Mark Hamill took to the Celebration Stage to pay a beautiful tribute to the late Carrie Fisher and, true to Carrie’s spirit, the panel was full of laughter and hilarious stories. Here are some of our favorite quotes and moments: “We were more like brother and sister than we realized because we fought and we criticized and we got fed up with each other.” – Mark Hamill “Carrie would…
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BB-8 Begins Greeting Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has just begun greeting guests at the park’s Star Wars Launch Bay. BB-8 appears in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who guests regularly encounter at Star Wars Launch Bay. In addition to character greetings, the location also offers guests the chance to explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including some from the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Check…
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9 of Our Favorite Moments From the Heroines of Star Wars Panel

It’s Day Two of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, and after the amazing Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel this morning, including the brand new trailer, the Force is strong with everyone in attendance. This afternoon, we were treated to even more Star Wars awesomeness, in the form of heroines of the galaxy far, far away! The panel, aptly named The Heroines of Star Wars, was full of our favorite characters and some amazing surprise appearance, plus new info about the upcoming original series of animated shorts featuring the female Star…
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Try to Get Through The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Without Squealing With Excitement

It’s day two of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Fl. and this morning’s The Last Jedi panel did not disappoint. The panel, which was hosted by Josh Gad–and started by showing his many Instagram posts trying to get Daisy Ridley to tell him details of the film’s plot–gave fans exactly what we wanted: a new teaser trailer for Episode VIII! The teaser opens with Rey on the island where we last left her, and we hear both Rey’s theme and Luke’s theme and then a voice over: For those mega…
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Berry Buckle Recipe from the All-New Berry Basket Outdoor Kitchen at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The Berry Basket is one of two new Outdoor Kitchen for the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, kicking off March 1 and running through May 29 – joining 13 returning Outdoor Kitchens around World Showcase Promenade. We’re sharing this delectable recipe for the Warm Wild Berry Buckle that’s one of three new tastes at The Berry Basket (lamb chops and a fabulous salad with strawberries and blue cheese are the other two). The Disney chefs top the buckle with a pepper berry gelato, but a scoop of your…
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Happy National Polar Bear Day from Disney Springs!

Polar Bears? Disney Springs? You might be wondering where the connection is, since most people think of Arctic climates (and not Central Florida, where February saw plenty of 80 degree days) when they envision these marine mammals. While it’s true that actual polar bears tend to live in colder weather, at Disney Springs, guests have the opportunity to meet one very special polar bear – The Coca-Cola Polar Bear! This meet and greet experience debuted in October and has delighted countless guests over the last few months. If you haven’t…
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