Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot and Howard the Duck bobble head figures from Funko! Pre-order now!

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Sometimes a character in a movie steals a scene and sometimes it steals the whole film. However you feel about the walking tree character that is Groot from Marvel’ Guardians of the Galaxy, you have to admit that the Dancing Groot segment from the credits was awfully cute.

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Funko Pop! Vinyl figures is the first to immortalize that moment from the film with a Bobble head Dancing Groot. Place the Groot on your car’s dashboard and dance along to your “Awesome Mix” with his bobbling head! The Dancing Groot Pop! Vinyl figure makes an essential addition to any Guardians of the Galaxy fan’s collection! While it won’t be available in stores until December, the good news is you can pre-order your figure today to make sure you get one.

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The surprise character from the credits sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy was Howard the Duck. Funko is also producing a vinyl of this oddball Marvel comic book character. It may have just been a cameo, but he definitely deserves his own bobble head vinyl figure too. Pre-order yours today.

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Frozen Sing-Along Edition coming to DVD this fall

frozen-sing-a-longDisney’s animated feature Frozen was so popular during it’s theatrical release, it supported both a regular edition and a sing-along edition in theater at the same time. The original DVD even came out while the movie was still in theaters and people still kept buying tickets to capture the magic. Now, Disney hopes to recapture a bit of that magic with a new Sing-Along version of Frozen on Blu-Ray and DVD.

During the sing=along you can follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake.

The DVD features both the original version and the sing-along, plus Breaking The Ice (an all-new” making of” feature) and the “Get a Horse!” Mickey Mouse Short. All arrives in time for Holiday shopping on DVD and Digital this November 18th 2014.

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Will you be adding this to your family’s DVD shelf?

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Villain’s Sinister Soiree adds an upgrade experience for MNSSHP

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Guests attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year have a new upgrade option to consider. Make Villain’s Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle, your last stop of the night and enjoy preferred viewing for the parade and fireworks, plus a new dessert party.

Character expected to appear include the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella de Vil and Dr. Facilier. Lady Tremaine will even put in an apperance, welcome guests, and sing a few songs (hopefully she left the tone deaf sisters at the chateau).

This is an updated to the hard-ticket party and reservations are recommended. You must call 407-939-5262 as there are no online reservations.

The cost is $99 for ages 3 and older. Your experience includes:

  • Preferred Viewing for the 8:15 p.m. Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade. Watch the Headless Horseman lead off the parade on a hair-raising ride, followed by a collection of frightful floats and some of your favorite Disney Characters in Halloween costumes.
  • Preferred Viewing for HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular. The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion and some of the most notorious Disney Villains light up the sky to wicked remixes of their favorite songs.
  • Dessert Soiree at Cinderella’s Royal Table.Lady Tremaine shares her musical talents while you enjoy themed desserts, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, entertainment and visits from some of your favorite Disney villains. Each guest gets an autograph card and souvenir Maleficent dragon cup.

Will you be attending? Or does $99 on top of an existing hard ticket event seem like asking too much?

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Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub Improvement – August 2014 Construction Update

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The Magic Kingdom’s Plaza / Hub area is getting some upgraded viewing areas and extra walking paths. Here’s a look at the status of construction through August 2014.

The project is expected to be completed in phases with the new fireworks viewing areas to the left and right of main street opening first then they’ll add additional pathways around the hub and more landscaping. The eventual goal will add a very garden like feel to the Plaza.

Related to this improvement is a project to upgrade the frequently used backstage alley on the Tomorrowland sideo of Main Street. They’ve been doing some tests backstage where cameras aren’t allowed, but you can start to see some of the changes form on stage now too. I hope they enclose it into a beautiful arcade, but I’ll be happy with some decent theming and an alternate route.

Photos from around the hub and the backstage arcade below the jump:

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Newsies takes final Broadway bow, sets off on road tour

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Newsies had a long path to success. The idea of moving it from film to stage took a lot of effort, but to the acclaim of fans everywhere, eventually it got done. From a workshop at the Papermill theatre, to a limited 8-week engagement on Broadway that grew into two years. It’s been Disney Theatrical’s surprise hit of the Great White Way. Even picked up numerous awards along the way, including two Tony’s.

But alas, all good things must come to an end. And now the Newsies are leaving the Nederlander theater for a nationwide tour. But before they left to seize the day again, they took one last curtain call.

Here it is for all of us who missed it.

Newsies will now hit the road beginning this October. Check out the list of cities below the jump:

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