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Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther (2018)

Released on January 29th, 2018 as another installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther was the first solo venture for T’Challa, a character we had been previously introduced to in Captain America: Civil War. Directed by Ryan Coogler, this film was a landmark in terms of Marvel movies, in part due to its predominantly black cast, crew, and production team. This film wasn’t just another Marvel installment, it was a cultural phenomenon that captured the hearts of movie-goers, whether or not they had seen any of the other films.


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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

 Released on August 1st, 2014 as part of the larger overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy was most of the world’s first introduction to the unconventional superhero team of the same name (unless you read the comics, of course). Directed by James Gunn, the film was notable in that it took a different approach to Marvel heroes than we’ve seen before; scenes were punctuated by a memorable soundtrack straight from the 1980s, and the characters and story we were seeing were much less clean-cut and much more rough around the edges.


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Iron Man 2008 - MCU's First Installment to a Multi-Series Saga

Iron Man 2008 - MCU's First Installment to a Multi-Series Saga

We take the MCU for granted now, but in 2008, it was unimaginable. The closest thing we had to an interconnected multi-series film universe was Toho’s Godzilla Vs. films, or perhaps the Universal Monsters crossovers of the 1930s and 1940s. Marvel itself seemed completely unable to do it, having sold off their hottest properties to other studios in an attempt to prevent bankruptcy. 

When they decided to form their own film studio, they could not make anything with Spider-Man, the X-Men, or the Fantastic Four. If they wanted to take off, they had to work with less popular characters, like Iron Man. There were a lot of doubts but while the reaction in 2008 was dramatic, it continues to be a favorite among diehards and casual fans alike more than a decade later...

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What is Flag Day in the United States?

What is Flag Day in the United States?

Walt was always outspoken about his love for his country and its defining ideals. The most famous example of this is how he threw himself and his studio into the war effort after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The studio produced over 30 films for World War II-related purposes, including training and morale. 

That patriotism is especially noticeable in the Disney parks, which have areas like Liberty Square and Main Street, USA. Even Frontierland can arguably be grouped with them in that they represent different stages of American history. The American Adventure, a 25-minute Epcot show presenting notable American events and figures, is more overt in this. All these attractions and lands, representing idealized aspects like the idyllic turn-of-the-century small towns and the noble stature of our presidents, immerse visitors in the national mythology.

As you might expect, the Stars and Stripes fly every day in Disney’s parks. The Magic Kingdom and Disneyland even hold a brief service in which the park’s own Color Guard lower and fold the flag for the night. This event, known as the Flag Retreat Ceremony, always features current or veteran members of the military, who are honored with a role. It does not just happen on Flag Day, nor just on similar holidays, but every single afternoon.

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Discovery Island

Discovery Island

Walt Disney World has always had a global reputation for impeccable attention to detail and maintenance of the magic throughout their parks. But, there may be a darker side to the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” Only 300 feet away from the city’s shore, abandoned park Discovery Island lays untouched and overgrown in Bay Lake, chock full of tropical vegetation and wildlife that has been left to its own devices for years.
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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

To most Disney fans, 2010s Toy Story 3 felt like the emotional end of a movie trilogy that we all grew up with.  But, when Pixar announced in 2014 that a fourth movie was in the works and was slated to release in 2017, we all became excited to see what our favorite toys would get up to next. Now, 9 years after its third installment and 2 years after its original release date, Woody and Buzz are back as Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 finally hits theaters this summer. On June 21st, 2019, join the Pixar characters you know and love with new characters you’ll grow to love in a brand-new adventure that you may not expect. Watch the original teaser trailer for the film below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDXYRzerjzU

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Disney Designer Seatbelt Style Accessories

Disney Designer Seatbelt Style Accessories

You might already know that you can find all kinds of fun and chic apparel themed to your favorite Disney characters. You might already have plenty of examples in your own wardrobe. However, did you know that the Mouse House also has its own line of accessories with a totally unique design based on seatbelts? You can extend your Disney love to your tops, bottoms, and everything in between thanks to the Disney Designer fashion line. Check out these examples of accessories you can try out today.


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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

We are truly in the endgame now: the premiere of Avengers: Endgame is upon us, and fans from all around the world are breathless with anticipation. To provide a better understanding of the collective global excitement for the film, first-day pre-sale ticket purchases from Fandango and Atom destroyed previous records, and the AMC Theatres website and app crashed from the sheer demand. Its two official trailers received more views in their first 24 hours of release than any other video in the same period. The data belies the hype.

However, Avengers: Endgame is more than the culmination of an unprecedented 22-film saga. It’s the direct follow-up, one could even say the second half, to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. This cinematic event shattered the expectations of fans and box office records, becoming the fourth-highest grossing film of all time (without adjusting for inflation). Before you go see how it all ends, you might find it valuable to go back and see how it even began. (Spoilers ahead!)

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Walt Disney World Travel Tips

Walt Disney World Travel Tips

With four distinct theme parks, two water parks, and a bustling shopping center, Walt Disney World Resort can be a truly magical place to visit. As with any trip, you should get as prepared as possible so you can make the most of the experience. Straight from the pros at Your WDW Store, here are a few vital travel tips that apply to all the parks at Walt Disney World.


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Disney Die-Cast Cars and Racers

Disney Die-Cast Cars and Racers

When you were young, were you a Hotwheels kid, a Matchbox kid, or just an undiscriminating fan? Regardless of which you were, odds are that if you were a child within the past seventy years, you were — and possibly remain — an enthusiast for toy cars. These playthings have long sparked imaginations, and much of that appeal comes from the imaginations of the cars’ designers.

The die-cast car is surprisingly malleable: you can give it just about any design, and as long as it has wheels and goes fast, kids will enjoy it. That’s why these tiny automobiles come in all shapes and sizes, from real-life vehicles to pure-cool hot rods to the outright fanciful. That’s also why Disney fans take so much joy in finding toy cars modeled after their favorite characters and theme parks.


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Disney Themed Bathrooms

Disney Themed Bathrooms

Every part of your house can be brightened up with some decorations. You can bet that the Walt Disney Company knows this, and they make sure their fans can deck out just about any room in their home with some Mouse House theming. You can also bet that this includes maybe the most functional room in any accommodation: the one with the commode. Here’s some information on the many delightful ways that you can create your very own Disney-themed bathroom.

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H20+ Skincare

H20+ Skincare

The Disney Company usually brings their A-game to everything they do, from their movies to their merchandise. The idea is that people will pay money for plenty of items, but even more people will pay even more money if those items are noticeably high-quality. This simple philosophy guided the company’s earliest artistic achievements, and the corporate behemoth of today still follows it.

When we say they do this for just about everything, we mean just about everything. If you’ve ever showered at a Disney hotel, you already know what we’re talking about. Here is some information on the bath amenities by a long-time Disney partner, H20+.


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