Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Agents of SHIELD

The premier of Agents of SHIELD was tonight. Holy cow! It was engaging, mesmerizing, and a lot of fun. This is the definitive popcorn movie, except you get to see it in you home and you have to make your own popcorn. And there appears to be things bubbling just under the surface that we still don't know yet about these characters.

Can't wait for the next episode.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom blog

This link will take you to the blog based on the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game.  In addition to interesting information about the game, the blog also has help for which spells work against certain villains.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pixar films delayed

This post on DIS News talks about the rescheduling of two upcoming Pixar films, "The Good Dinosaur" and "Finding Dory".  The directory of Dinosaur was replaced, which pushed back its release date and also the date for Dory.
Pixar's next movie in theaters will now be Inside Out, about the mind of an 11-year-old girl. In place of The Good Dinosaur, fans will be treated to an early release of Maleficent, the live-action version of Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie. This film will now be released May 30, 2014.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New DVC at the Polynesian

DIS News reports that a new DVC resort will be built at the Polynesian.
The planned development project at Disney's Polynesian Resort, when completed, will join Disney Vacation Club's 12 other properties, including The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, scheduled to open Oct. 23. Construction on the Polynesian project began this month, and completion is estimated to be in 2015. In addition to the Disney Vacation Club project, other guest areas within Disney's Polynesian Resort will undergo refurbishment. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Donald's Great Adventure - A Villainous Moment

Some of my biggest fans are these crazy old villains! They love me!

Here's my old friend Cruella. Really, Cruella. After all these years, you can't even force a smile for me?

I had to say hi to Oogie, with the help of my friend Jan. I'm glad to see Oogie is no longer unraveling.

Of course, some of my biggest fans are royalties, especially Queens!

But hey, HEY! Why am I being mishandled here? Maleficient, stop that! And Jaffar, that is not funny! Capt. Hook, I'll set the crocodile on you!

Phooey! They won't treat the Mouse like this! No respect for the duck!


Donald's Great Adventure - Around The 13 Reflections of Evil Event

When I wasn't swamped by my adoring fans, I got to walk around and see various things they have. It is nice that have a small fireplace (in Florida in the middle of September, no less) with a nice fire going. But I think I sat to close to it. It singed my feathers just a little bit.

Ah, sitting on the mantle was so much better. Oh, hi Gaston.

Strange thing, this is. It looks like a part from a prehistoric animal.

I'm rich! I'm rich! I fell into a barrel full of gold coins. I'm rich! Now I don't have to fly economy on the way back.

I was looking for a clock, and no one could tell me the time. But this croc here was ticking. I looked around for a clock, but still couldn't find it.

They gave us this as our parting gifts. It's fine. They didn't know I took some of the gold coins.


Donald's Great Adventure - At 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event

I am surrounded by Evil! Plenty of Evil and Villains around at this event. They tried to capture me, and seduce me to the dark side of the force, but my fluffy feathers are my shield that they cannot penetrate! I am a strong duck!

But these creatures of evil aren't so bad, because they are fans of mine as well! Yes sir, even scary and evil villains can't help but find me lovable! They are clamoring to get a photo with a famous Disney icon such as me!

Oooh, now this one is scary! But don't you worry. Your brave Donald Duck is here to protect you from this evil creature!

It was exhausting meeting all my fans, both good and evil. So I decided to take a breather, rest my wings and feet, and sit for a while on this very nice chair. Someone who looked like a very nice little old lady walked by and left a very juicy red apple for me. I was about to take a bite when everyone around me kept yelling not to eat it. I wonder why?!

Maybe I'll have some ice cream instead. I hear that they have one here in the shape of a famous head. I'll take a bite out of that one!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Defeat A Villain To Get Your Cards

Reports coming in from friends who are at WDW right now indicate that for those of us who are playing and/or collecting Sorcerers to the Magic Kingdom cards, starting tomorrow, you will have to defeat a villain FIRST before receiving your set of cards for that day.

Hum... are they trying to stop people from just walking in, get their cards, and then leave? Or are they going to make the game a bit more difficult and so it will be a challenge to get one's set of cards for that day?

We shall see how this evolves.


Donald's Great Adventure - At WDW For 13 Reflections of Evil

Hey there, my legions of fans! This is your lovable Donald Duck once again coming to you from the Most Magical Place on Earth, which is Walt Disney World. I'm here to check out the 13 Reflections of Evil trading event. Not sure how much I can report from here since I will be very busy greeting and meeting all of loyal fans at the event. But I will try.

I just got in this morning to my resort at the Boardwalk. I love this place, because I can just jump into the water and swim to the event at World Showplace at Epcot. In fact, I can swim faster than those ferry boats! Anyway, I just love these towel creations that I see on my bed when I walked in. I think they need to learn how to fold these towels to resemble ME! Enough with that Big Cheese already! How about giving this duck some respect?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I will need to take a nap. I flew very far to get here, and my wings are tired.


13 – Reflections of Evil

A few of our friends have left to attend this year's trading event called "13 – Reflections of Evil". I mentioned earlier that this is the first time since 2004 that we will miss this yearly event that used to be the annual Pin Celebration event. I just don't like the way the event is being held now. It seems to be more about the merchandising, and less about the "trading". I can see that they are consciously trying to turn this into more of a general event rather than a trading event.

It's fine. They can do whatever they like. I'm just not going to be participating that much anymore since it find it hard to stomach that for the cost that used to get us 3 full days of the event, one can now barely attend just one day.

In any case, I hear that Donald will be attending this event as well! So I'm waiting to hear from him soon.


Random WDW Picture

Halloween is coming up, and Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party is starting. So this photo is appropriate.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Food trucks coming to WDW Downtown Disney

DisneyParks Blog has this post about food trucks coming to Downtown Disney (aka Disney Springs), with the first truck to appear later in the Fall. Here are 4 of the cuisines planned.
  • “Enchanted Fare” will serve favorites from Disney Parks around the world; think Croque Monsieur from Magic Kingdom Park, Glass Noodle Salad from Hong Kong Disneyland and (my favorite!) Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs from Disneyland park.
  • “The World Showcase of Flavors” is expected to feature items from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival such as Grass-Fed Beef Sliders, Pierogies with Kielbasa and Lobster Rolls. Yum!
  • “Superstar Catering” will shine the spotlight on a wide array of meatball options fit for a Hollywood set; the Lamb Meatball Flatbread with Tzatziki sounds especially credit-worthy.
  • “Namaste CafĂ©” plans to feature a nice mix of spices with dishes including Butter Chicken, Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs and Tandori Spiced Shrimp. (I hear they’ll all come with Naan Bread, so you can’t go wrong!)

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Random WDW Picture

Hidden Mickey alert! This was found along the walkway between Artist Palette and Turf Club at Saratoga Springs Resort.


Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Light Labor Day crowds

This post at LaughingPlace.com talks about the unexpectedly light crowds at WDW and DLR over the Labor Day weekend.  While this might be a change of attendance patterns, it might also be due this being the start of a new school year.  Time, and the next holiday, will tell.