Michelle Snow

Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she may have cried tears of joy when she first saw the Millenium Falcon at Galaxy's Edge. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.

Mixologist Creates Cocktails Based on Disney Characters

When holding your next adult Disney-themed party at home, how about adding some cocktails with a Disney twist? Cody, a mixologist based in Spokane, Washington has created recipes for drinks based on Disney characters and movies and he posts them online. He said he starts… Read More »Mixologist Creates Cocktails Based on Disney Characters

Tour Dates and Story Details Released for Marvel Universe LIVE! Arena Show

Tony Stark's Workshop Concept Art from Marvel Universe LIVE!

Tony Stark’s Workshop Concept Art from Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe LIVE! is a new live show that will feature the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, and details have now been released as to the show’s storyline.

The story centers around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe. It has been shattered into pieces by Thor to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, but his villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could obliterate the Universe.

To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest super heroes including The Avengers — Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor — along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must band together to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them.

As the super heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro, and more in the quest for the very same fragments.

Whew! Sounds intense and a lot of fun to watch. To bring this plot to life, Marvel Universe LIVE! will feature aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show elements that will bring movie style special effects to the live arena show.

Here is a short video from Marvel detailing the creation of the show:

Produced by Feld Entertainment (who produce arena shows as varied as Disney on Ice and Nuclear Cowboyz), the show is currently scheduled for an 85-city 2+ year tour, starting with Tampa in July 2014.

A list of confirmed dates for the first leg of the North American tour is below:
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Marvel Releases New Posters to Hail the Coming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due in theaters on April 4, 2014, and Marvel has released some new posters to promote the film.

The main poster features Chris Evans as Captain America flanked by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. In the background are Sebastian Stan as Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.

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Sadly, no love for Anthony Mackie’s The Falcon on this poster.

There are also three new character posters in the same vein as the main poster, courtesy of Marvel. Check them out below the jump:Read More »Marvel Releases New Posters to Hail the Coming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marvel Releases New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer During Super Bowl

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The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is two months away, on April 4, so Marvel decided to up the anticipation with a new incredible trailer during the Super Bowl.

The trailer packs a lot into its 2:30 minute length: more extensive looks at Falcon and The Winter Soldier himself; some high-energy action sequences; and clips that show the Marvel sense of humor to balance it out. The special effects also look amazing.

If you didn’t catch it already, here it is for your viewing pleasure:

I don’t know about you, but this clip definitely makes me want to see the movie more than I already did.
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Funko to Release New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vinyl Figures

Collectible company Funko is set to launch several new lines under the Marvel license including a series of Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figures for the upcoming film, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” These are 3.75” stylized vinyl figures of the following characters: Captain America, Black Widow,… Read More »Funko to Release New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vinyl Figures