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Friday, May 30, 2014

Giveaway: Buzz Lightyear with Pop Out Wings iPhone 5/5s Case!

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Blu-Ray 9/9/14

MARVEL’S FIRST AVENGER RETURNS IN THE YEAR’S
BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER ACTION ADVENTURE!

MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE WINTER SOLDIER

Own The Movie That Changed Everything, along with Exclusive Bonus Features!
Get it First on Digital 3D and Digital HD, plus Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th, and on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand September 9th

BURBANK, Calif. May 30, 2014— From the studio that brought you the biggest Super Hero movie of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers, comes this year’s #1 live-action adventure, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, available early on Digital 3D and HD August 19th, 2014, and on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand September 9th, 2014, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Saluted by critics as “action-packed” (NY Daily News), “thrilling” (Cinema Blend) and “better than The Avengers” (Access Hollywood), this blockbuster second chapter in the Captain America series teams Marvel’s First Avenger, Captain America, with Black Widow and new ally The Falcon as they battle their most mysterious and powerful enemy yet, the Winter Soldier.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and starring Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD armed with explosively entertaining bonus features, including Making-of Featurettes, Audio Commentary, Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Bloopers and More…

Bring home the movie that changed everything and expand your Marvel collection in the following formats with bonus features as listed:

Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
Digital 3D, HD, & SD*
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D BD + Single Disc BD + Digital Copy)
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Includes:
·       Making-of Featurettes
·       Audio Commentary
·       Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
·       Bloopers
·       And More…

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

Photos from the Premiere of Maleficent at The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood!

















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Giveaway: Toy Story Hamm Piggy Bank!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Restaurant Review: Slapfish Brings Fresh, Sustainable Seafood to Laguna Beach

Slapfish has taken seafood to a whole new level with boat to table fresh seafood. They found their audience with their food truck. That audience then wanted a restaurant, that became a reality in Huntington Beach. Now, that audience is craving more.

Slapfish responded with a new location in Laguna Beach. This location is about as true to a seafood shack as you can get. Located across the street from the beach, this is a "grab and go" concept for those heading to the beach or on their way home. There are also a few tables outside to enjoy the ocean breeze and eat some of the best tasting seafood around.
The menu here is a back to basics approach. Everyday there are three fish options that rotate out depending on what is available. Their commitment to sustainable seafood sets them apart from other seafood restaurants. They work hard to make sure that the seafood they use is acquired through responsible fishfarming and does not use anything that is over-fished or uses harmful fishing practices.

You simply choose your fish, how it's cooked (crispy or grilled), and how you want it served (slapwich, taco or roll). There are also some of Slapfish's best selling items such as chowder fries, lobster rolls and fish and chips.
We started with the chowder fries. This was my first experience with the chowder fries and all I have to say is why have I waited so long to try these? One of the best tasting things I have ever experienced! Fresh cut fries and fresh clam chowder topped with bacon bits is something I need to enjoy each and every time I am at Slapfish!
We also ordered the lobster dip n chips. Nice chunks of lobster mixed in a rich, creamy dip. The chips are  fresh and crispy with some seasoning on top of them. So delicious and we made short work on this tasty dish!
Brian ordered the shrimp and chips. The shrimp was deep fried in a light tempura style batter. So fresh and addicting. The fresh shrimp were rich and buttery tasting.
I went with the grilled mahi slapwich. Buttery brioshe with tomato, lettuce and pickled onions bring this slapwich together. Adding the appropriately named "Awesome Sauce" (creamy smoked pepper) to the mix brought a flavor explosion! The delicious fresh made kettle chips went great with my slapwich!
Oh, one more thing! They have Batch Craft Soda as well! Check out the soda they offer on the far left! That's right it is Shirley Temple on tap! One more fantastic reason to come and have amazing seafood and one of my favorite drinks on tap!

Fantastic fresh seafood awaits you! What are you waiting for? Who wants to go with me? I need more chowder fries!

Slapfish is located at 211 Broadway in Laguna Beach

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Disney's Big Hero 6 Poster!

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Disney's BIG HERO 6 Stills and Official HD Teaser Trailer




Check out stills and the teaser trailer for Disney's Big Hero 6 based off the Marvel comic! I am so excited for this! Check out the teaser trailer below!



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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Food Offerings for the 24 Hour Rock Your Disney Side Party on May 23rd, 2014!

Here are all of the food offerings just for the 24 Hour Rock Your Disney Side Party at The Disneyland Resort!

At Disneyland:
Table-Service:
  • Carnation Café: Fried Sampler Plate with crispy fried zucchini, crunchy onion rings, and those addictive fried pickles.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant: Pan-seared New York pepper steak topped with asparagus, poached egg, lump crab meat, Cabernet and Béarnaise sauces with potato galette.
Quick-Service:
  • Plaza Inn: Fried Chicken and Waffles
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Café: Super Sub Sammie with salami, cappicola, prosciutto topped with kicky arugula salad, whole-grain mustard and citrus aioli on a French roll.
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor: Black and White Ice Cream Sandwich with hand-scooped vanilla ice cream between chocolate chip cookies with a white and dark chocolate drizzle and mini chocolate chips.
  • Rancho del Zocalo: Street Taco Trio with beef, chicken or carnitas on corn tortillas with cilantro and onion and topped with salsa casera or salsa verde. Also lightly fried sopes (fried masa cakes) with refried beans, beef, chicken or carnitas, shredded cabbage, cotija cheese and drizzled with salsa casera or salsa verde. Or pozole, a mild chile and pork stew with hominy, garnished with shredded cabbage, julienned radishes and oregano.
  • French Market Restaurant: Shrimp Po’ Boy with crispy popcorn shrimp, mayo, sliced tomato and shredded lettuce with oil and vinegar, served on a toasted potato roll with house-made potato chips and fresh fruit.
  • Village Haus Restaurant: “Pastram’boli” Flatbread: cheesy roasted garlic flatbread with beef pastrami, caramelized onions and pickles and topped with a Dijon mustard sauce. Also try the apple berry flatbread with poached apples on sweet cream cheese topped with fresh berries and mint.
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant: Sweet and Spicy Hot Dog on a jalapeño cheddar roll with honey mustard and sautéed onions and peppers.
  • Harbour Galley: Turkey Tortilla Soup with roasted corn and black beans, garnished with sour cream, pico de gallo and fried tortilla strips.
Sweet Snacks:
  • Stage Door Café: funnel cake fun with red velvet funnel cake with cream cheese frosting, raspberry and mango funnel cake a la mode and blueberry and kiwi funnel cake a la mode.
  • Bengal Barbecue: two sweet skewers – brownies and crispy cereal squares.
  • Mint Julep Bar: Super Power Punch with sprite, a shot of cotton candy and Dessert Pear gourmet syrup.
Breakfast Bites:
  • Café Orleans: Bananas Foster French Toast made with thick-cut brioche that’s battered and grilled then topped with caramelized bananas and caramel sauce. Bacon on the side. Also a Mickey-shaped mushroom-and-asparagus frittata and slow-braised short ribs with ñora pepper sauce.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace: Breakfast Burrito with eggs, chorizo, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco and black beans in a flour tortilla with fresh fruit.
At Disney California Adventure:
Table-Service:
  • Wine Country Trattoria: Surf & Turf featuring roasted lobster tail and grilled sirloin with mac ‘n cheese croquet and a lemon beurre blanc and blue cheese demi-glace.
Quick-Service:
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery: Steamed Chicken and Veggie Dumpling Bowl with rice and rice wine vinegar dipping sauce.
  • Award Wieners: Raven’s Feast hot dog with barbecued pulled pork and seasoned red cabbage slaw on a garlic-chive brioche bun. Also the Dragon Storm with lemonade and grape syrup topped with Sprite and a green glow cube or Maleficent stir stick.
  • Taste Pilot’s Grill: Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sliders – one with teriyaki glaze, the other with Cajun seasoning and spicy Buffalo sauce. Served with combo of fries and onion rings.
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill: Chicken Mole Plate with grilled half chicken topped with a spicy, smoky mole negro and served with rice, beans and a side of tortillas.
  • Pacific Wharf Café: Green Chile Corn Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.
  • Flo’s V8 Café: Beef and Cheddar Sandwich; breakfast menu during regular breakfast hours and again from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Paradise Garden Grill: Mediterranean Angus Beef Pita Wrap – beef is drizzled with feta pepperoncini hummus and comes with Greek salad in a warm pita. Tabouleh on the side.
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta: Mac & Cheese Flatbread with sun-dried tomato sauce, crispy bacon, mozzarella, and basil pesto.
Sips and Snacks:
  • Mad T Party: two rum cocktails – Hurricane and Mai Tai.
  • Boudin Bread Cart: Captain American Shield-shaped sourdough bread.
  • Clarabelle’s: S’mores Bar dipped ice cream treat.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Trailer 2 (OFFICIAL)





It's finally here! Get your first "I Am Groot," more Rocket, Drax and Gamora in action, and the usual Peter Quill swagger in the second full trailer for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," in theaters August 1!

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Discovery Science Center Hosts MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition June 14, 2014 – September 7, 2014


Discovery Science Center Hosts MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
The Cube offers visitors the chance to become a MythBuster during the blockbuster exhibit of the summer – June 14 – September 7, 2014; tickets now on sale
SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 20, 2014) – Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its way to Discovery Science Center beginning June 14, 2014 – September 7, 2014.
The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. Savage and Hyneman were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true MythBusting encounter.

"It's exciting to see fans take on some of our favorite experiments from the show while drawing their own conclusions and data," said Savage."Although they are tackling the same myths and questions, each guest can have a unique experience within the exhibit."

"We hope people have fun at the exhibit and get a sense of what it is like doing the show." added Hyneman.
Guests of Discovery Science Center will learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about by participating in a series of fun, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. Experiments cover topics such as flight, friction, gravity, speed and combustion. The exhibition showcases:

Blueprint Room – Based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters’ iconic set, this room acts as an introduction to MythBusting and is filled with gadgets, props, video and, of course, blueprints used by the hosts to explore myths on the show. 
* Workshop – This is the place where guests turn into investigators and use real science to test myths.  Guest discover whether they get more wet running versus walking in the rain and find out if toast really does always land buttered-side down.
* Live MythBusters Demonstration Stage – Here guests have the opportunity to view and participate in live science demonstrations that dissect myths with the help of a team of energetic MythBusting facilitators.

“This exhibit is pure science at its core,” said Joe Adams, president of Discovery Science Center. “One of our cornerstone initiatives here at the Science Center is S.T.E.M. proficiency and this exhibit allows guests to experiment, hypothesize, and measure results by engaging and using their hands!”

Doors open to the public on June 14, 2014MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is currently $10 per person plus general admission fees. Discounted tickets are available for a limited time. Tickets can be purchased at the Science Center or online at www.discoverycube.org. General admission prices are as follows: adult ($16.95), senior ($12.95), and children ages 3-14 ($12.95). For more information on MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, visit MythBustersTheExhibition.com.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition was created by Discovery Communications and Exhibits Development Group (EDG), in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates (GMC+A). MythBusters, the series, is developed and produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.  Financing for this exhibition has been made possible by Olympus Capital Investments, LLC, a unit of Olympus Holdings, LLC.

About the MythBusters:
Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara are the hosts of MythBusters, Discovery Channel’s Emmy nominated series , that takes a searching and irreverent look at scientific investigation.  With extensive backgrounds in special effects and a humorously skeptical outlook that prompts them to test everything before they believe it’s true, the MythBusters have proven or exploded ideas about science for eight seasons on the show, building a devoted and diverse fan base along the way. The MythBusters TV series is produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.

About Discovery Communications
About Discovery Communications: Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 200 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Exhibits Development Group (EDG):
EDG is dedicated to the development, production, marketing and distribution of traveling museum exhibitions and cultural projects. EDG also serves as a partner to other exhibition organizers, museums, foundations and collection owners in the U.S. and abroad in the care and stewardship of their exhibitions and collections. EDG’s mission is to initiate and promote international cultural and intellectual exchange by bringing high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science, and history to broad and diverse audiences. For more information, please visit exhibitsdevelopment.com.

About Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates (GMCA):
GMCA is an innovative consulting company to support the development and execution of new and vibrant educational, hands-on, minds-on experiences.  GMC+A’s goal is to integrate new, cutting-edge technologies, environmental design and emotional storytelling with tantalizing visual audio and tactile experiences making exhibitions more personal artistic, fun, educational and memorable. For more information, please visitgmcurley.com.

About Discovery Science Center:
For over 25 years, Discovery Science Center (DSC) has been a non-profit organization that inspires and educates young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve. With one of the largest education outreach programs in the county and an unparalleled approach at creating immersive, game-based exhibits, Discovery Science Center is revolutionizing how educational content is delivered. In 2012, DSC was named one of the ten “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. DSC owns and operates the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center based in Santa Ana, California and will be opening a second facility in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, call (714) 542-CUBE or visit www.discoverycube.org/.


Radiator Springs 500 1/2 Premieres on Disney Movies Anywhere!

Watch a preview of the new Radiator Springs 500 1/2 Cars Toon!




Race into summer with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of Radiator Springs 500 1/2.  The all-new Disney•Pixar short is available for free, and is an exciting first installment in the "Tales from Radiator Springs" series.  Just download Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Radiator Springs 500 1/2 now!

Featuring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen and directed by Rob Gibbs (“Mater's Tall Tales”), Radiator Springs 500 1/2 tells the story of a “leisurely drive” planned in honor of Radiator Springs’ town founder, Stanley, which turns precarious as Baja pros descend on the town and challenge Lightning McQueen to an off-road race. Meanwhile, the townsfolk, led by a Stanley-costumed Mater, enjoy the planned “leisurely drive” to retrace Stanley’s original frontier route. Thinking they’re on the same course, a wrong turn sends McQueen and the Baja pros on a treacherously wild bid for survival. The misunderstanding leaves the racing professionals in awe of the “legend” of Stanley: the Original Off-Road Racer

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Awesome Star Wars Darth Vader and The Death Star Shoes by Shoes By Smiley!

Check out these awesome Dark Side of The Force shoes by Amanda of Shoes By Smiley! Darth Vader, Dark Lord of The Sith on one shoe and the Death Star on the other!

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Take a Look at The New Cars/Star Wars Mash-up Vehicles!

Star Wars Weekends are in full effect at The Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida and along with celebrity appearances, parades, firework shows and food items, there is a ton of merchandise! Maybe one day they can host this in California as well!

One of the coolest items they released was a Star Wars/Cars mash-up of vehicles! Well, they just released series two and here they are in photographic glory!

First up is Red as Chewbacca!
Chick Hicks is the perfect choice to be Boba Fett!
Mater and Doc Hudson battle it out as Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi!
Luigi is C3PO with two of the pitties as Jawas!
The ever calm and cool Ramon is Han Solo!
Here are the three that I purchased and had to take their photo in Cars Land!

So far these vehicles are only available at the parks! You can find them in pretty much any store but I had to buy them at Sarge's Surplus Hut in Cars Land! It only seemed fitting!

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Cars Movie Vignettes in Cars Land!

I went to Cars Land the other day and stepped inside Sarge's Surplus Hut and got a very pleasant surprise!
They have several awesome scenes from the Cars movies! Check out the great opening sequence to the first Cars movie!
Lots of great detail! And a fun way to show off all the cars they have in stock as well as a few that are no longer in stock.
Here are two of my favorites! The fan girls, Mia and Tia!
The Wheel Well Motel has never been busier!
Guido is busy making drinks for his friends!
I love this recreation of the small town of Carsoli, home of Luigi's Uncle Topolino.
The band plays on in the background!
I love the fountain!

One of my favorite scenes is the drifting scene after they cross the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo!
Drifting!

Such a great addition to the Sarge's Surplus Hut! I hope they stay or get changed out for new scenes! Lots of great attention to detail and a clever way to display the vehicles! So, stop by Cars Land and check out these awesome vignettes!

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