Monday, August 29, 2016

ICYMI: Top 5 Stories (August 21-27, 2016)

Mouseward Bound's ICYMI: Top 5 Stories
August 21 - 27, 2016


1. Annual Passholder Days Return
It's always nice to be appreciated for your loyalty! Between September 6-October 2, Disneyland Resort is saying THANK YOU to their Annual Passholders during Annual Passholder Days. If you're an Annual Passholder, get ready for exclusive buttons, special merchandise and exciting events throughout Disney California Adventure! Special time guides will be available outlining the special surprises throughout the park! Have fun and say hi to Mickey for us! For more details, visit Disneyland Resorts website.

Photo property of Mouseward Bound
2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Concept Art


This week Empire magazine online released the first concept art for GOTG2 showcasing a new monster. But what everyone is talking about is the adorable look on Baby Groot's face! We can't wait to see the scene that goes along with this concept art and find out the origin of this crazy looking creature. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits North American theatres May 5, 2017.

3. "Descendants 2" Newest Cast Members
If you are a fan of the original Disney Channel movie "The Descendants", then you'll be excited to learn of the newest cast members announced for the sequel. This week it was confirmed that 3 of the original characters will return (Mal, Evie and Carlos), joined by 3 new Villain descendants: Gaston's son Gil, Ursula's daughter Uma and Captain Hook's son Harry. To see a photo log of the newest cast members, head over to Hello Giggles. "Descendants 2" is scheduled to be released on the Disney Channel summer of 2017. For now, enjoy this teaser trailer:


4. Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House
One of the most anticipated things about Halloween time in Disneyland is to see what the Imagineers and Disneyland's food and beverage team come up with for the annual gingerbread house in The Haunted Mansion Holiday. This week we got a sneak peek of this year's patchwork design which reminds us a lot of Sally's dress. 

Photo courtesy of Oh My Disney
Here are some fun facts about this year's gingerbread house:
  •      200 pounds gingerbread
  •      200 pounds powdered sugar
  •      4 gallons of egg whites
  •      1 gallon lemon juice
  •      50 pounds fondant
  •      1/3 pound glitter
Jack Skellington officially takes over The Haunted Mansion beginning September 9 to early 2017.

5. Zika Virus Preparation


As more reports of the Zika virus are reported in Florida, Walt Disney World is prepared to take care of their guests by providing free insect repellent. Pump bottles and towelettes will be available at all theme parks and Disney Springs, as well as aerosol cans in hotel rooms. To inform guests of the free repellent, signs will be posted throughout the resort. Thanks to WDW Info for the heads up! Visit their website for more information.

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