Not Just Your Imagination: Figment Jumps From Disney World To Marvel Comics

Figment #1 View full size image Newsarama: Wow, Figment! A blast from the past. What can you tell us about this story youre doing based on the old EPCOT mascot, gentlemen? Jim Zub: This is a roaring adventure story giving readers the origin of the man who will be known as Dreamfinder and the creation of his closest ally, the curious and courageous dragon called Figment. Like the name of the ride this story is built from, it really will be a Journey Into Imagination through and through; fantastic locations, strange denizens, unexpected challenges, and big dreams. Filipe Andrade: Wow! I can’t tell that much but the first issue seems to set up an amazing platform for what is coming up.
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Walt Disney World News and Updates

Theyre charged as a purchase, not as a cash advance, so theyre also handy for avoiding ATM fees. Just dont order them ahead of time, though, or youll pay $15 in shipping fees. Getting the Best Seat in Theater Attractions When you see one of the theater-based attractions such as Muppet*Vision 3D (in Disneys Hollywood Studios), Mickeys PhilharMagic (in the Magic Kingdom), or The American Adventure (Epcot), dont elbow others aside to get into the auditorium first. Cast members move incoming audiences all the waydowneach row, so if you want seats toward the center, follow a large group of guests. Theyll be at the end of the row and you wont.
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Disney World tips and tricks

Some coffee was needed. Disney has put cutouts of the characters along the construction walls in the Hub. Theres an expansion project going on which will provide Fastpass+ parade, show and fireworks viewing. Dapper Dans! Work continues on the castle, and as you can see, what has been done so far is looking really nice. Tomorrowland side of the Hub construction. Time for some Mine Train shots. Details.
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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

This week on the Disney Parks Blog , our readers were treated to a bevvy of “it’s a small world” content in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the attraction. Many Disney Parks Blog authors shared stories, historic images and videos created especially for this celebration – be sure to check out Erin’s post for some fun trivia and history that surrounds this attraction.

Here at the Walt Disney World Resort , our coverage of the construction of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train kicked into high gear with two updates in our “All in the Details” series. Jennifer shared a look at changing terrain of the attraction, which features rocky cliffs, lush trees, and fields of flowers. Another update focused solely on the “big drop” in the attraction.

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Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.
This Week in Disney History: ‘Love Bug’ Day at Disneyland Park, 1969 – 45 years ago, 101 decorated Volkswagen Beetles made their way down Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park to celebrate the release of the film “The Love Bug.”
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‘it’s A Small World’ Around The World: Magic Kingdom Park

The world’s second “ it’s a small world ” attraction debuted at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on the park’s opening day, October 1, 1971.
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The attraction’s queue features a white and gold facade structure, inspired by the original exterior of the attraction at Disneyland park. The interior of the Magic Kingdom Park attraction features a total of 289 dolls, 147 toys and 36 animated props. Guests who embark on a trip through “it’s a small world” will travel through six scenes, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Central/South America, South Pacific Islands, and a Finale scene. The attraction’s theme song can be heard in a total of five different languages – English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish – throughout the attraction.
Check back this afternoon for another sing-along video celebrating “it’s a small world.” Join the celebration by creating your own “it’s a small world” doll at
‘it’s a small world’ Around the World: Magic Kingdom Park by Jennifer Fickley-Baker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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Florida, Orlando Unemployment Rate Flat

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During an appearance at the Port of Tampa , Gov. Rick Scott , who has staked his bid for re-election on Florida’s improving economy, trumpeted the fact that the private sector added 32,100 jobs over the month. Related “This is another great news day for Florida families. Last month, Florida businesses created the most jobs in any month since I became governor,” Scott added in a video message.
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Orlando Florida Attractions

Orlando Florida Attractions

And so if students are doing their residency training here, we suspect they’ll stay to practice here in the future, and that’s good for Central Florida,” said Associate Dean Dr. Marcy Verduin. Most watched video: Deaf dog learns sign language In theory, UCF’s medical school is growing talent that will ultimately give back to the local community. “I have family, friends here. I grew up here, so basically it was the natural choice,” said graduate Marcos Colon. Colon was thrilled to learn he matched for a residency in pediatrics at Florida Hospital. He’s already been doing rotations there.
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UCF College of Medicine grads are staying in Central Florida

The team regularly participates in community outreach, donating nearly two million dollars in 2011 to community programs through grants, scholarships, donated prizes, and autographed merchandise. In addition to monetary and merchandise donations, the Orlando Magic community outreach team helps over 75,000 community kids each year. This community dedication is mirrored in the Magics fans, making an Orlando Magic sporting event an exciting edge-of-your seat experience as you cheer for the team. The Amway Center , the home of the Orlando Magic, could be considered a popular draw amidst other Orlando, Florida attractions, not only for the winning energy of the team itself, but because of the luxurious amenities the Amway Center offers. Named 2012s top sporting arena, the Amway Center provides a majestic steel and glass structure in the heart of downtown. The Amway Center offers the tallest high-definition screen in the NBA, ensuring that every seat in the stadium will supply you with the best view of all the plays. Beyond the game, the Amway Center offers a variety of restaurants and attractions that showcase the history and important events for the Orlando Magic team. A fan zone allows fans to investigate the important historical moments for the team, as well as examine statistics and facts about the players.
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‘it’s A Small World’ Around The World: Disneyland Park

DSW987624THUMBAs Thomas Smith told you on Friday, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of “ it’s a small world ” at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. As part of that celebration, my fellow Disney Parks Blog author, Jennifer Fickley-Baker , and I will bring you a look at this iconic attraction as it appears in Disney Parks around the world. Let’s start with the original, here at Disneyland park. Five years ago, the attraction was refurbished and updated with brand-new dolls representing some of our favorite Disney characters. Take a look!
Check back soon, as Jennifer takes us to “it’s a small world” at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort . And be sure to join the celebration – sing along with us and create your own “it’s a small world” doll at !
‘it’s a small world’ Around the World: Disneyland Park by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

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Exercise Your ‘disney Side’ With New Women’s Apparel At Disney Parks

WYC556234Breathe in. Breathe out. Now relax. One thing I’d like to try this year is yoga as I’ve heard it’s wonderfully relaxing. I’ve found several of my female friends are already enjoying the benefits of yoga. I have good news for them or for guests wanting to show their “ Disney Side ” during their next workout. The softlines team recently introduced some new workout attire that has a splash of Disney. I spoke with Donna Kozatek, senior graphic designer with Disney Design Group, about this new collection.
“I designed by overall paisley pattern featuring Mickey Mouse,” explained Donna. “We wanted a fun collection with bright colors that guests could mix and match. If you look carefully, you will see Pluto included in some of the designs. He was suggested by my fellow artist Susan Foy as a nod to a famous yoga pose – downward facing dog [laughs].”
There are a variety of new apparel items including shirts, pants and jackets. There is also a tote bag that contains a zipper along the bottom. When unzipped, it reveals straps to carry a rolled workout mat.
I love the little details that Donna included on each of the items!
Look for these things and more in select merchandise locations at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. The photographs I included in this story are from World of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace in Florida. The World of Disney in California also carries select items.
Exercise your ‘Disney Side’ with New Women’s Apparel at Disney Parks by Steven Miller: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

Leading Disney World’s Epcot Theme Park Events In Orlando, Florida

Fans of Disney’s Epcot are known to prepare out their year based on the lots of festivals and occasions, including the Christmas Candlelight Processional, the International Flower & Garden Festival, and my personal preferred, the International Food and Wine Festival!

Although it does not start for a good while yet- this year it will begin on September 28th- Disney is currently exposing some tasty information for this year’s International Food and Wine Festival, which will last a complete 46 days! This will be the 17th annual occasion. Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival has actually been named among the Best Food and Wine Festivals by the Travel Channel and is a worldwide favorite. Its popular eat to the Best! concerts will consist of 18 heavy hitters, including Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, Boyz II Men, and Javier Colon, winner from the hit TELEVISION series “The Voice.”.

The concert series, along with the majority of the festival activities, is consisted of with admission to Epcot Center. And this year’s unique guests have actually already been exposed! The star lineup consists of “Design on a Dime”‘s Casey Noble (HGTV), “Kitchen Crashers”‘s Alison Victoria (DIY Network), Emily Henderson of “Secrets From a Stylist,” Meg Caswell from “Meg’s Great Rooms,” and others. To accommodate the influx of visitors throughout this occasion, Epcot will remain open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays up until the event’s over.

But the special guests aren’t the only statements Disney’s made about the Festival! The tasty food and drinks will be more matched to the entire family, consisting of children. There will be a special VIP gain access to Marketplace Chef Tour on Wednesdays, and new festival marketplaces are set to debut- consisting of TERRA, offering all vegan food, and FLORIDA. In total, over twenty-five local and ethnic marketplaces will be awaiting guests at Epcot. Make certain to drop in for a bite (or 25 bites …)!