Sunday, July 23, 2017

Vehicle Review: 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport - Cars Land, Food Adventures and the Pizza Planet Truck!

The latest vehicle review is for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport. No better place to take the Sonata Sport than to The Disneyland Resort! The sun is coming up as we are early to the parking lot! Cars Land here we come!

Take a look at the image above for a 360 view of Route 66 in Radiator Springs shortly after the nightly neon lighting ceremony! This lighting event occurs just after sunset and is a sight not to be missed!

After a great day in Cars Land, the next day it was off on a food adventure of course! But first let's take a look at the smooth lines of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport! All trims come with heated side mirrors and automatic headlights. The Sport version has dual exhaust pipes, a sport front grille and LED daytime running lights. The Sport also comes with 17-inch wheels.

The engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder GDI engine with a 6-speed transmission that generates 185 hp. Fuel economy comes in at 25 mpg in the city/35 mpg on the highway/28 mpg combined.

There are also some solid safety features including a rear-view camera, traction control, stability control and brake-assist features. Inside there is a full compliment of airbags including a driver's knee airbag.

Take a look at the image above in 360 of the spacious interior of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport. The driver gets an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat. The Sonata easily seats five passengers in a very quiet cabin. There is a generous amount of legroom in both rows. Plus, there is a large amount of space in the trunk.

The displays are nicely laid out. The center console has everything easily within the drivers reach. You also get illuminated vanity mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, 6-speaker audio system with HD Radio, Bluetooth, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

With Disneyland done, it was time for food adventures! The first place I went to is a favorite of mine, Joe's Italian Ice on Harbor Blvd. just down the street from Disneyland! I am having one of their latest flavors, soft serve dole whip with a chocolate shell! A must have!

The next food adventure was for these rolled ice cream waffle tacos from Sweet Cups in Garden Grove! The left is the Vietnamese coffee ice cream and the one on the right is the Monsters, Inc. one which is like a cookies and cream. And yes, they were both delicious!

I ended up my week by hanging out with my friend who owns the Pizza Planet Truck! Here we are meeting up for lunch at a local pizza place called Pizza Press located directly across the street from the Guardians of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout attraction on Harbor Blvd.

Love hanging out with the Pizza Planet Truck and seeing old friend Buzz and Woody!

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport offers a smooth ride, lots of room, great fuel economy, advanced safety features and fun tech items all make this a highly recommended family vehicle or a commuter vehicle.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes

A new behind-the-scenes look at STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI debuted at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  Director Rian Johnson surprised fans with on-stage appearances by cast members Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.


LONDON, England (July 15, 2017) -- Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), the film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”), Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”), BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”), Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”) and Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Nigel Gostelow (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) is the executive producer. “Dumbo” is slated for release on March 29, 2019.

Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.    

Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo,” which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.”

The creative team includes cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Oscar® winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Dark Shadows”), four-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”) and BAFTA Award-winning make-up designer Paul Gooch (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

Utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, “Dumbo” will be filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios.

A Closer Look at "A Galaxy of Stories" From Walt Disney Parks and Resorts including the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Model

Take a closer look at the awesome Walt Disney Parks and Resorts "A Galaxy of Stories" at the D23 Expo 2017!

The model for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is massive! The land itself is 14 acres and is 2 acres bigger than Cars Land! The Disneyland version, shown here has three entrances into the land while Florida's will only have two entrances.

This is the view from the Critter Country entrance into Star Wars" Galaxy's Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy Edge is set to open in 2019! May The Force be with us!

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