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Overnight packages and event-only tickets are now on sale for the sixth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, Friday, October 30, andSaturday, October 31, at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com and 1-888-828-8850.

A Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic causeway ticket offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 40 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also includes hands-on experiences with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts in a variety of food and beverage seminars.

Several overnight and multiple-night package options are available for the sixth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and can be booked by phone at 1-888-828-8850:

  • Package One, starting at $359, includes overnight accommodations and tickets to the outdoor festival for two
  • Package Two, starting at $385, includes overnight accommodations, tickets to the outdoor festival and upgraded beer garden access for two
  • Package Three, starting at $435, includes overnight accommodations, tickets to the outdoor festival, upgraded beer garden access and an interactive seminar experience for two

Individual ticket options are also available for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and can be purchased at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com (pricing is inclusive of tax and service fees):

  • Advance-purchase, event-only tickets to enjoy unlimited tastings on the causeway are $105 per person
  • Upgraded tickets, including unlimited tastings on the causeway and access to the beer garden, are $125 per person
  • Beverage seminars are $45 per person, per class with the purchase of a causeway ticket
  • Pasta making, sushi and sake, and cheese seminars are $60 per person, per class with the purchase of a causeway ticket

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It’s Disney Store’s 28th anniversary! Come celebrate on Saturday, March 28th at your local Disney Store. The all-day celebration includes a Special opening ceremony, 28 great gifts: one for each of the first 28 guests, and more. They are also offering 28% off your entire purchase. Click below to join the party.

Join our 28th Anniversary Celebration! Today Only – 28% off your entire purchase at Disney Store! CODE: HAPPY28.

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Hushed whispers cut across Battleworld. One of the most vile villains in history still draws breath. But how can this be? He should be dead! And yet his legend grows even larger in the pages ofRED SKULL #1 – a brand new Secret Wars limited series beginning this July! Writer Josh Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and artist Luca Pizzari (Amazing Spider-Man Special) bring you a twisted tale from the bowels of Battleworld!

The Red Skull should be dead. Banished beyond the Shield long ago, if the zombies haven’t gotten to him, the Ultron robots or Annihilation bugs should have! Any yet word has reached the other side that he still lives, quietly amassing his forces, prepared to strike!

Now, a team of unlikely villains – Magneto, Winter Soldier, Lady Deathstrike, Electro, Moonstone and Jack O’Lantern will venture beyond safety to find the truth for themselves. Only problem – beyond the Shield, nobody ever comes back alive!

“I’ll be honest, this book is super dark,” promises writer Josh Williamson in an interview with Marvel.com. “It matches what you’d expect a book based around someone as horrible as the Red Skull. Prepare for a very twisted tale. If you’re a fan of my books you know I enjoy writing some pretty dark characters in some very messed up situations. Marvel has let me do that here as well.”

Witness the true horrors of Battleworld this July as Williamson & Pizzari unleash RED SKULL #1 on the masses!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway star Audra McDonald has been cast as the Wardrobe in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake.

McDonald appeared in Disney’s TV production of Annie as Grace. She also appeared as Dr. Naomi Bennett in ABC’s Private Practice.

With this casting it is expected that the role will be expanded for the film, perhaps by including the song “Human Again” which was cut from the original film, but then restored for the Broadway production and then added to the animated classic in 2002.

The film is scheduled to be released March 17, 2017

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Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto will be soft opening at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort on March 28 ahead of its official opening in Mid-April.

The location will offer unique specialty drinks including Polynesian Pearl, Nautilus,Castaway Crush,Tahitian Torch, Dark & Tropical Stormy.

In addition drinks will be imported from the Disneyland Resort’s Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar including Krakatoa Punch, Uh-Oa!, HippopotoMai-Tai, Shrunken Zombie Head.

Non-alcoholic drinks will be Schweitzer Fall, Skipper Sipper, Polynesian Punch.

The collectible mugs that have become quite popular at the Disneyland location will be available once the new venue has its grand opening.

The lounge has 50 seats inside and 82 on the patio. No reservations are required.

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Before the all-new Secret Wars takes the comic world by storm in just over a month, relive the complete Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars legacy in one complete, stunning package. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE, a deluxe collection of 11 hardcovers chronicling the history of one of Marvel’s most storied events!

Available in June, readers will be transported to Battleworld and back as they experience over 30 years of Secret Wars stories in one of the most comprehensive collections we’ve ever released! Plus, each of these extremely limited box sets comes complete with a full-size poster: legendary painter Alex Ross’s rendition of the cover to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1!

“Our Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set was a huge hit with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously. We knew we had to follow that up with something big,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marvel history. This slipcase will arrive at local comic shops in June 2015 containing the following volumes:

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC
334 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341 and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12

THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Thing (1983) #11-22, and Fantastic Four (1963) #274 and #277

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS AFTERMATH PREMIERE HC

Collecting THOR (1966) #383, CODE OF HONOR #3, SHE-HULK (2004) #10, DEADPOOL TEAM-UP (1998) #1, MARVELS: EYE OF THE CAMERA #4, QUASAR #8, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #351, THANOS #8-10, and material from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #23-24 and #26-27.

SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
280 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282 and Avengers (1963) #260.

SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285 and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4

SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111 and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202

SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
288 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203, and Fantastic Four (1961) #288 and #316-319

SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
344 pgs. – collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9 and Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury

BEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
352 pgs. – collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4 and #114, What If? Secret Wars, and Venom/Deadpool: What If?

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. – The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don’t need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROESSECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on!

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Disney presents two beloved films from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, Oscar – Winning Masterpiece Spirited Away and the enchanting fantasy adventure The Cat Returns, will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16th

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Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. While The Cat Returns is about a schoolgirl, Haru (voiced by Anne Hathaway), bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. Both are magical animated adventures that will delight and inspire the whole family!

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“Fancy Nancy,” the New York Times bestselling book series by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, has been optioned by Disney Junior for development of an original animated TV movie and series, as well as for related role-play items and other consumer products licensed by Disney Consumer Products. In addition, HarperCollins and Disney Publishing will collaborate on book editions based on the television series. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, and Susan Katz, President and Publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Books.

The stories, geared towards kids age 2-7, have an underlying theme of self-expression and love of family as they follow the adventures of a girl who likes to be fancy in everything from her creative, elaborate attire to her advanced vocabulary.

Kanter said, “Children have been captivated by Fancy Nancy’s wit and irrepressible spirit for a decade, and we are very eager to give her an even bigger stage on which to perform.”

Katz said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Disney Junior to bring Fancy Nancy to the small screen and to the next generation of fans. As we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this bestselling series, it’s exciting to see our beloved character making her TV debut.”

O’Connor said, “This is definitely one of those ‘pinch me’ moments. When Robin and I met Nancy Kanter and her team, we knew instantly that Disney Junior was the plus-perfect home for Fancy Nancy.”

Preiss Glasser said, “After the thrill of seeing my two-dimensional drawings of Nancy and her ‘world’ come alive in spin-off musicals and ballets, the opportunity to see her animated by Disney is a dream I never would have dared to dream!”

Now in its 10th year, “Fancy Nancy” includes over 60 titles, has sold more than 28 million books and has been translated into 20 languages. Beloved by young children around the world, Fancy Nancy was named 2008′s Book Character of the Year by Global License. The series has received two Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year Award nominations, two LIMA International Licensing Excellence Award nominations and was named the Best Character Brand Program of the Year in 2009.

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Five Four and Marvel Entertainment will launch a series of elevated and confident men’s apparel capsule collections that bring together Marvel’s iconic legacy, Super Hero characters and storytelling with fashion-forward innovation.

The debut of Five Four and Marvel collection, launching April 1, 2015, draws inspiration from Marvel’s vast catalog of iconic characters and consists of outerwear, dress shirts, graphic tees and accessories. The style is subtle and refined, and plays on the personality behind a Marvel Super Hero. From reversible shirts and hidden pockets, to classic Avengers emblems and comics hidden in the inside lining of the clothing, each item in the capsule is classic in appearance but unique in detail.

“Our designers really dug through the Marvel archives to find new ways to recreate the heritage and evolution behind the brand and its Super Heroes,” says Andres Izquieta, co-founder and CEO of Five Four. “We’re so excited for the opportunity to work with Marvel; the collections showcase some of our best designs to date.”

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In addition to the capsule, Five Four and Marvel will be launching an exclusive exhibition pop-up in New York City to celebrate and showcase the brand new collection. Located at Openhouse Gallery in the Lower East Side, the pop-up will be open from March 26, 2015 – March 29, 2015 and will host a series of events for Five Four Club members.

All Five Four and Marvel collections will be made available exclusively to new Five Four Club members and will focus on extending the iconic character-based entertainment brand into contemporary fashion. Monthly memberships retail for $60 and come with full outfits based on members’ style preferences. For more information on Five Four, please visit www.fivefourclub.com.

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The North American Tour of the Broadway hit musical NEWSIES, premiered in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 26th at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

In celebration, TV personality Lisa Vanderpump attended the show’s opening night, with her beloved dog, Giggy, wearing a custom-made, Newsie couture outfit.

Fans can participate in an online auction to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. The highest bidder will take home a special package including; Giggy’s NEWSIES opening night outfit, two tickets to the Wednesday, April 8th performance of NEWSIES at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre and meet “the Newsies” themselves for a “newsboy selfie” backstage, after the show.

Additionally, the highest bidder and a guest will experience the ultimate in the town’s celebrity and glamour when they meet restaurateur, executive producer, philanthropist, author and actress Lisa Vanderpump.  They will enjoy a splendid dinner for two the following night, Thursday, April 9th at Lisa’s chic West Hollywood restaurant, PUMP where she and Giggy will welcome you* – be camera ready! * subject to availability

To participate, log onto www.VanderpumpPets.com  beginning now through Thursday, April 2nd.