Chadwick Boseman, most known for portraying T’Challa, King of Wakanda and the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, passed away on Friday from colon cancer at the age of 43. Boseman portrayed the role in four Marvel films, including Black Panther. In the wake of his passing, friends, fans, co-stars, and colleagues have been mourning his loss and paying tribute to him across social media, including executives from Disney and Marvel—and now, Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg is calling the Disney Parks […]
The Toy Story Aliens have been celebrating Halloween early and dressing up like some of their favorite Pixar characters.
Now, the Aliens are back with even more fun outfits in Series 3 of this new merchandise line. Let’s just say, an Alien dressed as Sulley from Monsters, Inc. is one of the best things we never knew we needed.
You can grab one of these pins for $9.99 on shopDisney.
If you’re trying to complete your Alien Remix pin collection with all 24 pins and that awesome pin board, then you’ll definitely want to check out the new WALL•E Alien Remix Pin. Put on your Sunday clothes, there’s lots of Aliens out there!
You can grab one of these cute pins for $9.99 from shopDisney.
He may not smell like strawberries (as far as we know), but this plush of a Toy Story Alien dressed as Lotso is absolutely adorable. He even comes with a crutch! Let’s just hope he doesn’t try to take over your playroom at home.
Snag one of these on shopDisney for $14.99.
Trying to be the very best on the scare floor? Well, our little green friend may be dressed as Sulley in this Alien Remix plush, but he looks way too cute to spook anyone. Just look at his horns on top and the way his ears and antenna stick out from the sides and top of the costume! SO ADORABLE!
You can get one of these plushes for $14.99 on shopDisney.
Last, but certainly not least, the Toy Story Aliens have transformed themselves into WALL•E again, but as a plush this time. If the directive of this plush is to win the Alien Remix costume contest, we think it’s doing a fantastic job.
This plush is $14.99 on shopDisney.
These items were part of the third series of pins and plushes from the Toy Story Alien Pixar Remix Collection. We can’t wait to keep building our collection as more Remix items are released. We’ll be on the lookout for the release of the next series of pins and plushes, and we’ll definitely let you know what other cute Alien merchandise items we find!
Which of these Alien remix outfits is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Earlier this year, fans were teased with the upcoming arrival of Starbucks “Been There” mugs at Disney Parks. But these wouldn’t be just any old Starbucks mug, these would be themed to Star Wars! Now for the good news, three “Been There” mugs depicting locales from The Empire Strikes Back are back in stock on shopDisney. So […]
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Black Panther lead, Chadwick Boseman, lost his life to colon cancer after a courageous 4-year battle.
The world is grieving the loss of Boseman who was 43 when he passed on Friday. Disney honored the late actor with a special tribute on ABC featuring events and a showing of Black Panther. The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg also stepped forward with a statement on Twitter asking Disney for a new theme park land in honor of Boseman and his Black Panther legacy.
Her statement is as follows: “Dear People in charge of building NEW experiences Disney Land and World we don’t really need another Frozen land BUT what we could use is Wakonda. Please Disneyworld Disneyland PLEASE build in Chadwick Boseman’s name WAKONDA (Sic).”
Construction for the Marvel-themed land, Avengers Campus, is well underway at Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris. This land will feature characters and other elements from Black Panther. Goldberg is calling on Disney to create a land specifically for Wakanda, the country featured in the film Black Panther.
While Goldberg doesn’t note a specific project, construction for Arendelle: World of Frozen has started at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney World also hosts the Frozen Ever After attraction and A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration live show.
Many friends, celebrities, and fans have paid tribute to the legendary actor over the weekend. Goldberg also expressed her condolences and stated that Chadwick Boseman was one of her “all time favorite people on the planet” and that he was a “wonderful actor” and “truly nice man.” Our thoughts and condolences are with Chadwick Boseman’s loved ones.
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This year has been a unique one, and as this year’s convention season is upon us, this year the bobbleheads and busts won’t be limited to folks walking an exhibition hall floor. StarWars.com has revealed some unique new items and shared the prints, premium collectibles, and other products that are this year’s Star Wars Celebration licensee […]
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Yesterday morning, Disney’s Hollywood Studios experienced a major disturbance in the Force. The star attraction of the park, Rise of the Resistance, failed to produce boarding groups at the 10:00 a.m. park opening. This led to the most eager of guests being unable to secure return times at park opening to ride what is the most anticipated attraction of the park. It is easy to imagine that this would increase wait times throughout the park. Not only that, but it could throw off the plans of many guests.
A Few Unexpected Closures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
In addition to the unexpected lack of early morning availability for Rise of the Resistance yesterday morning, Tower of Terror experienced some unexpected downtime too. Thankfully our TouringPlans Lines App makes it possible to adjust your plans in real time, without having to use a Jedi mind trick. Our app uses real-time data to show expected wait times compared to Disney’s posted wait times. Recommendations on which attractions to experience when are updated throughout the day based on changing conditions.
Around 11:30 a.m. both Rise of The Resistance and Tower of Terror were unavailable. Here’s how wait times looked then. We’ve included the wait times that Disney posted as well as the expected wait times our Lines app calculated.
- Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Posted Wait Time 60 / Expected 50
- Slinky Dog Coaster
- Posted Wait Time 50 / Expected 39
- Rock N’ Roller Coaster
- Posted Wait Time 50 / Expected 41
- Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run
- Posted Wait Time 45 / Expected 37
- All other attractions were 20 minutes or less
Now, let’s look at the Observed Wait Times from yesterday that are available on TouringPlans.com.
With the morning’s disruptions it would become necessary to adjust plans based on real-time data. Our Lines app directs users how to adjust their plans to reduce their wait times. For example, on the current day, the Lines app would indicate to wait until later in the day for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway as the wait time always goes down. But Toy Story Mania was going to stay at 10 -15 minutes throughout the day and would be good to ride anytime. Furthermore, with the unexpected downtime of Tower of Terror, the wait time at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was higher than normal since it is right next to Tower — so our Lines app would recommend waiting until later in the day. The same is true for Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run as well.
It seems the outage for Rise of The Resistance Boarding Groups was due to a nationwide outage of a major internet provider. Other digital Disney services were disrupted too. The disruption led to distribution of boarding groups taking place at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. As boarding groups were distributed and guests could begin riding Rise of the Resistance, we saw wait times throughout the park decrease. Tower of Terror came back online as well.
At 1:40 p.m. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway had a Posted Wait Time of 60 minutes, but our Lines app showed an Expected Wait Time of 45 minutes. Slinky Dog Coaster had a Posted Wait Time 40, but our Lines App showed an Expected Wait Time of 31. This is not a drastic change in wait times, but as the evening rolled in wait times decreased significantly.
By 5:30 p.m. the wait times across Disney’s Hollywood Studios were half of what they were during the morning and early afternoon.
- Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Posted Wait Time 35 / Expected 29
- Slinky Dog Coaster
- Posted Wait Time 30 / Expected 25
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Posted Wait Time 15 / Expected 14
- Tower of Terror
- Posted Wait Time 13 / Expected 20
- Toy Story Mania
- Posted Wait Time 12 / Expected 20
- All other attractions were 20 minutes or less
To give more context about how the unexpected lack of availability of Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups and the unexpected downtime of Tower of Terror impacted wait time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, let’s look at the past three Sundays.
Wait times were a little higher than the previous Sundays during the morning, and then they leveled out in the afternoon. Overall the loss of Rise of the Resistance and Tower of Terror did impact guests in the morning, but wait times improved significantly in the early evening. In a situation like we saw yesterday it would be very helpful to have our Lines app along with you so your day can be adjusted on the spot, allowing you to save lots of time.
When was the last time you were at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Have you had a chance to experience Rise of the Resistance yet?
While the Walt Disney World Railroad exhibit didn’t reopen with the rest of the Magic Kingdom, now the train tracks themselves have been hidden from view. Planters now block the view of the train tracks at Fantasyland Station, which has a chain barrier up at the entrance. Typically, the station has been roped off, though on occasion, guests have utilized the seating located there. While the reason for the planters is currently unknown, it’s possible that could be replaced while […]
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Hey, all you Baby Yoda fans! We got a surprise for ya.
Just in the last week, we’ve seen mugs, collectibles, MagicBands, and ornaments all featuring The Child. That cuddly, frog-eating cutie from The Mandalorian is once again making an appearance. Fall is rolling in fast and the new Baby Yoda merchandise we spotted at Walt Disney World is sure to keep you cozy!
World of Disney in Disney Springs is quickly becoming the hub for all things Baby Yoda. On Friday, we came across a big, cozy sweatshirt covered in Baby Yoda and Mandalorian helmets.
Up close, the sweatshirt reads “The Child: The Force is strong for this little one.” The cuteness is strong with this little one too! This sweatshirt is $54.99.
World of Disney also had an adorable t-shirt featuring The Child for $36.99. The material was surprisingly soft and cozy.
This shirt the perfect choice for cuddling up with some hot choccy and Disney+ on a cold, fall night!
We also found some comfy footwear to go with your new fall wardrobe. Baby Yoda is grinning from giant ear to giant ear in these cheerful socks!
And these snuggly socks display our favorite Baby Yoda mantra: “Protect, Attack, Snack, Nap.” The Child obviously has his priorities straight. Both pairs of socks are $14.99 and can be found at Riverside Depot in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Baby Yoda is sure to keep you cozy and warm on those brisk autumn nights! All you need now is some popcorn and another episode of The Mandalorian. We’ll continue to scour the parks and online for more Baby Yoda discoveries!
Do you love these new Baby Yoda socks and shirts? Let us know in the comments!
When Star Wars Celebration 2020 (originally set to take place in Anaheim, California this past weekend) was cancelled back in mid-June, it was reasonably assumed that Lucasfilm would step up and host some sort of virtual event in its stead, similar to how San Diego Comic-Con organized [email protected] in July. Sadly, that was not to be, but […]
As we explored Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom this morning, we noticed that some of our favorite pre-packaged Halloween treats have returned. First, we spotted these seriously adorable Mickey and Minnie Jack-o’-Lantern containers filled with candy! We found these at the Main Street Confectionary and The Emporium.
Oh my gourd! Mickey is adorable as ever in this jack-o’-lantern look.
The artwork on the tag is so cute and colorful and shows Mickey in his spooktacular Halloween costume.
The back of the jack-o’-lantern container has the phrase “Gimme Candy!”
But, the best part is that the container is filled with some delicious candy of its own — candy corn! YUM!
This container is too-cute-to-spook! You can grab one at Magic Kingdom for $7.99.
Mickey didn’t come to trick-or-treat alone though! Minnie Mouse is looking stylish (as always) in her jack-o’-lantern look. Just look at that cute candy corn bow!
Instead of being filled with regular candy corn though, Minnie’s container is filled with gummi candy corn.
It looks so sugary and delicious!
The back of her container has the phrase “Sweet fun for Everyone!” We couldn’t agree more, Minnie. These containers are adorable!
We love that you can enjoy the candy in these, but also put the containers to good use as some fun decoration around your home. At the Confectionary, we also found some of our other pre-packaged Halloween favorites are back, like the Candy Corn Popcorn.
We’ll definitely be on the lookout for more Disney Halloween treats and merchandise and let you know what we find!
What do you think about these cute containers? Let us know in the comments!