Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WDW After Dark: March 30, 2016 - Disney Discussion, Common Sense With Doors

The crew talk about a man getting his thumb cut off during a Disney Cruise, a recent death at Walt Disney World, debunking Star Wars Episode VIII filming locations and Kristen's new Dining at Disney Epcot Dining Guide e-book. Leave a comment below, voicemail (410) 98-WDWAD – (410) 989-3923 or e-mail us at


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The Safest Hands trailer - Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

Friend fights friend in the latest preview for Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," in theaters May 6!

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Disney Springs: Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba performs LIVE stunt with Experience Kissimmee March 31st

After entertaining over 10 million audience members and performing more than 10,000 shows, "Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba" continues to spring imaginations to life with daring feats, incredible strength and breathtaking beauty.

On Thursday, March 31ST, "Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba," in partnership with Experience Kissimmee, will stream LIVE at 6 p.m./eastern via Facebook Live and Periscope as the energetic Trapeze troupe attempts two (2) rarely performed tricks that only a handful of Trapeze artists have accomplished. The "Double Double & ½ Layout to the Legs" is an extremely skillful maneuver that includes a 2 ½ backward layout with a twist, all performed within seconds before the artists is caught by his legs. The second trick will be a "Quadruple" layout, which is rumored to be completed less than 20 times in the 150 year history of Trapeze.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

ANA’s BB-8 Themed Jet Lands in Los Angeles for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

We have some exciting news! ANA, Japan’s largest airline, had the inaugural flight of the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), the final of three aircrafts with special Star Wars decoration. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the aircraft landed at LAX on March 28, 2016 with special guest BB-8 on hand to celebrate.

After unveiling the aircraft in a ceremony on March 27 at Osaka's Itami Airport, the aircraft made a one-off domestic flight as ANA22 from Itami to Haneda before departing the airport as flight ANA106 to Los Angeles, marking the start of the aircraft's international service.

The aircraft is scheduled to fly various international routes, principally routes linking Haneda, Narita and US - Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, and Singapore.

Passengers on the BB-8™ ANA JET experienced the world of Star Wars with specially-designed BB-8 paper cups and headrest covers and cabin attendants wearing BB-8 aprons.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Her Universe launches Marvel "Be a Hero" activewear for women at Kohls

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media today announced a Marvel Super Hero makeover for women’s activewear via a new collaboration with fangirl fashion company, Her Universe. The stylish line for teens and millennial women is inspired by the forthcoming movie Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and will launch this month at Kohl’s stores and

The capsule collection featuring looks based on Black Widow, Iron Man and Captain America will be tagged “Be A Hero” and offer more than 30 pieces, including tanks, sports bras and leggings, available in sizes XS – XL and 1X – 3X.

“Collaborating with Marvel on activewear is a dream come true,” said Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein. “These Marvel characters inspire me to try and ‘Be A Hero’ in my everyday life, and being active is an important part! We're incredibly proud of this collection and hope that girls will be inspired to wear these designs from the gym to the street."

The line is part of a major expansion into women’s fashion from Marvel, including launching @StyledByMarvel on Instagram, where female fans have flocked to keep up with Marvel style, attracting 275,000 followers in just 18 months.

Activewear is a huge trend with young women and a natural fit for the Marvel brand,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re excited about the potential of this new collection to connect with female fans and continue to drive our fashion business.”

"Through this exclusive collection we are providing our customers with key pieces that will inspire them to find the hero in themselves while being active," said Amy Kocourek, Kohl's executive vice president of Junior's, Children's, Accessories and Jewelry. "This first-ever line of athletic wear is highly relevant for teens and millennials, and empowers fans to express their authentic selves."

Launching today on is a workout video featuring Ashley Eckstein and Heidi Moneymaker, stunt double for “Black Widow.” The video highlights the all-new Marvel by Her Universe activewear collection, along with super-cool workout moves inspired by three Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow.

For more information on the products mentioned in this release, visit your local retailer or shop the “like 2 buy” link in the @StyledByMarvel profile on Instagram. Fashion-forward apparel offerings for women and teens are available at Kohl’s, as well as retailers like Disney Store, JCPenney, Macy’s, Target and Walmart. | |
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About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 75 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit © 2016 MARVEL

About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company's stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises two main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

About Her Universe
Her Universe was launched in 2010 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical production and brand management company. Ashley and Araca created Her Universe to address the expanding market of female sci-fi and fantasy fans. They entered their first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for BBC Worldwide for Doctor Who, CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek, AMC for The Walking Dead, Nerdist Industries, Marvel, Hasbro for Transformers and Studio Ghibli. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to and by following Eckstein & Her Universe on Facebook ( Twitter (, Pinterest ( and YouTube (

Brought to you by Styled by Marvel, join Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein and Black Widow stunt double Heidi Moneymaker as they teach you how to train like Captain America, Black Widow and Iron Man! Featuring the Marvel by Her Universe activewear collection at Kohl's, now Fangirls can be inspired by some of their favorite Marvel characters while working out and staying active. Learn more at

D23 Expo announces 2017 event details and advance ticket sales

JULY 14–16, 2017, IN ANAHEIM, CALIF.

Advance Tickets on Sale July 14, 2016, for the Biggest Disney Fan Event Ever

BURBANK, Calif. – March 28, 2016 – All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents D23 Expo 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of July 14–16. Each of Disney's magical worlds will unite under one roof to celebrate what's new and what's on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.

Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger at the D23 Expo 2015 Legends Ceremony. Photo by D23, used by permission.

Highlights planned for D23 Expo include the Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives; D23 Expo's costume contest, Mousequerade, showcasing the most creative designs by fans; the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more; and the D23 Expo Design Challenge. (Details on the Design Challenge and Mousequerade will be forthcoming.)

The 2017 Expo will feature a massive show floor full of immersive experiences and special opportunities to see what's next for Disney around the world—and guests may run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. StagePass, the popular ticket distribution system that allows attendees to obtain guaranteed seats for some of Expo's most popular presentations, and StorePass, which allows priority entry to select shopping venues at the event, will once again enhance the guest experience. Hall D23, the popular presentation and performance venue featuring more than 7,000 seats, will return, as will Stage 23, Stage 28, and Center Stage.

The fifth event follows the success of D23 Expo 2015, which drew tens of thousands of Disney fans for three star-studded days and nights. Guests were treated to appearances by such celebrities as Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Dwayne Johnson and watched performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of Teen Beach 2 and stars of Disney's shows on Broadway. Guests previewed costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and were the first to hear about the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. They also enjoyed a look back at Disney's rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations, and exhibits and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products coming from Disney.

Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will go on sale at beginning July 14, 2016. D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Charter Members will also be entitled to special benefits at the 2017 Expo. Gold Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities. Ticket prices will be announced this summer.

About D23 Expo
D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. Presentations, talent, and schedule are subject to change. For the latest D23 Expo news, visit To join the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter and use #D23Expo.

About D23
The name "D23" pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney's 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a member-exclusive website at; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at and at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. | |
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Aljon Go debunks new Star Wars movie filming in Franklin TN

No so fast. Star Wars isn't filming in Franklin!
A recent post on the Clancy Report website mentions that a new Star Wars film will be shooting just outside of Franklin, Tennessee. As a Nashvillian, I was excited at the prospect of having even a portion of the production taking place so close to my back yard.

After some digging, the post is more than likely false. The Clancy Report website posts this claim on their "About Us" section, "The Clancy Report is a fantasy news website. All news articles on are satire or pure fantasy." So there. Tennesseans, don't get your hopes up.

Don't believe me? Check out the links: and Total click bait.

Production for the next chapter of the Star Wars Episode VIII is currently underway at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. Rian Johnson is at the helm of the project as writer and director is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

Aljon Go is the publisher of a pop-culture site regarding Disney, Star Wars and Marvel news. He is also a podcaster for WDW Tiki Room, WDW After Dark, Pro Wrestling Cast and is a content creator for Dining at Disney and the Sorcerer Radio Network and former Nashville radio personality from WBUZ, WPRT and WKDF. | |
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Friday, March 25, 2016

WDW Tiki Room: March 25, 2016 - Disney Bucket List Author John Donahue

Disney Bucket List author John Donahue chat with hosts Aljon and Kristen about the Disney Parks, Disney After Hours and Indiana Jones. BONUS audio of the trio discussing podcasting is included at the end of the show.

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Dining at Disney EP 27: Disney After Hours and Best Breakfasts at Disney‏

On this episode of Dining at Disney Podcast, Kristen and Bubba discuss the many news stories that have come out of Walt Disney World and Disneyland over the past week. They discuss the expansion of Disney Springs, Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, Mighty Festival St. Patrick's and much more. Leave us your questions and comments by calling (614) 992-DADP (3237) or email us at

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Top 5 Walt Disney World Snacks, Disney After Hours – WDW After Dark: March 23, 2016

Your hosts rank their TOP 5 Walt Disney World snacks, talk about the Disney After Hours program at Walt Disney World, D-Luxe Burgers coming to Disney Springs and Jeff's brief trip report. Leave a comment below, voicemail (410) 98-WDWAD – (410) 989-3923 or e-mail us at

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C2E2 2016: Highlight Videos

Baymax voice (Disney's Big Hero 6) Scott Adsit at C2E2
Every year C2E2 gets bigger and better! Here are some video clips to fill you in on the fun you may have missed. I will be posting new +WDW Tiki Room+WDWAfterDark and +Pro Wrestling Cast podcasts over the next week featuring John Ratzenberger (Disney-Pixar), Chloe Bennet (Daisy 'Skye' Johnson) and J. August Richards (Deathlok) from Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, and former WWE World Champion and UFC competitor C.M. Punk. Thanks again to ReedPOP for the opportunity to cover C2E2! | |
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Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger Inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame

During this year’s International Toy Fair in New York City, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s significant contributions to the toy industry and the impact of his work on children worldwide were recognized as he was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Full story here: | |
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TeeBlox Star Wars March Unboxing - TeeBlox Monthly Subscription Tees and Geek Gear

Thanks for pushing play! Here's an unboxing of a new subscription geek gears service, TeeBlox! This month we feature a STAR WARS themed TeeBlox that was available for a limited time. Be sure to use our referral code or links below to subscribe to TeeBlox and take advantage of these limited edition Blox when they become available.

When you subscribe to TeeBlox, you can choose several different tracks: Movies/TV, Comics, Drinks and Mix. It's only $9.99/month for $30 of gear! They deliver BEST QUALITY official licensed shirt to your doorstep whiles striving to bring the best possible experience. They also have a RISK-FREE satisfaction guaranteed policy. Check out the cool stuff I received this month!

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Marvel Unlimited Unboxing, Lula Roe, Disney Parks news – WDW Tiki Room

Kristen and Aljon are talking about the latest Disney Park news, Lula Roe Disney inspired clothes, and unbox a Marvel Unlimited Plus subs...