Stan Lee's Marvel-ous Day at Sea

It's great to see Stan Lee in this short clip showcasing his sense of humor and imagination. Join Captain America at the Captain's Table this fall, only on Disney Cruise Line. 

Join us this fall on the inaugural sailings of Marvel Day at Sea with Disney Cruise Line on select 7-night cruises from New York City. Watch as Captain America, Iron Man and more get the call from a Marvel legend. Available on select 7- and 8-night Bahamian and Canada cruises from New York in fall 2017, and 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018. - Source

Visit Aruba Aboard Disney Cruise Lines

Armaldo Zanonato reporting originally for Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

Starting next week, for the very first time the Disney Fantasy will premiere longer itineraries – new 10- and 11-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean, sailing from Port Canaveral to incredible destinations such as ArubaCuraçaoBarbadosMartiniqueSt. Kitts and Tortola. Two of these special cruises take place this summer, and a third will set sail next summer.

Coming from someone whose been to Aruba (me!) and had an absolutely amazing time, I can tell you that these itineraries are some of the most desirable out there.

My family has a long history of visiting this incredible and friendly island and for good reason. I mean, their island motto is "One Happy Island" after all.

Make sure to check out these itineraries if you're looking to book a trip aboard Disney Cruise Lines.

"A Galaxy of Stories" Coming to D23 Expo

Jeffrey Epstein reporting originally for Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

The Force is strong at D23 Expo 2017 thanks to an entire pavilion dedicated to the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

For those of you visit the D23 Expo this year, make sure to check out the Star Wars Land pavilion. This is sure to get the blood flowing as we await what is sure to be an incredible addition to both coasts.

While we don't know for sure, my gut tells me we'll be learning a thing or two during the event about whats to come in these incredible lands.

Oh, and Mickey's of Glendale is returning as well so get your limited edition Imagineer gear while you can!

Views from Disney's Vero Beach Resort

The Disney Parks Blog team has posted an article and awesome video showcasing the sights and sounds of Disney Vero Beach Resort, one of their not-so-well-known DVC resorts.

We live about an hour south of this incredible beach retreat and have planned to visit for some time now. After watching this video, we might just need to make our way North.

Looking to 'get away from it all' and relax this summer? Then a beach retreat at Disney's Vero Beach Resort, a Disney Vacation Club Resort, is just the thing you're looking for. - Source

Disney Springs Celebrates Father's Day

Thomas Smith originally reporting for Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

STK Orlando - On Father’s Day, dads receive one complimentary POP-sicle (Bourbon in a champagne glass with an orange bitters ice cube) in addition to a special takeaway gift.

I highlighted this special event for Father's Day at STK Orlando because it sounded...well, amazing. How can you go wrong with Bourbon?

Disney Spring's is offering a TON of special ways to show your dad how much you appreciate him so make sure to check out the graphics above and the linked article for more.

'Cars 3" MagicBand Makes its Debut

Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager, reporting on Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

"...Some items such as a Lightning McQueen graphic t-shirt, two open edition pins, and a retail MagicBand were created especially for Disney Parks.”

This definitely going to be a popular MagicBand design, especially amongst the younger crowd.

With a Limited-Edition of 2,000 it very well might be hard to get before too long so get it while you can when it debuts on June 16th at Walt Disney World Resort.

Photo Courtesy Disney Parks Blog

Photo Courtesy Disney Parks Blog

A Road Less Traveled

Have you ever found yourself walking around Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom and noticed that the road has a strange brownish colored river running down the center of it? Well, in today's WDW trivia article, I'm going to tell you just what the brown river is and why you may think twice before walking through it again on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

Themed after Colonial America, Liberty Square is one of the lands at the Magic Kingdom that takes you to a whole new world in every possible way.

Now, before I tell you the secret behind that brown river, I should explain a little about the world of Colonial America. Specifically, I'd like to give you a little background on how the settlers took care of...bodily waste of course! I assure you that even back in the 1700's, everybody had to go!

The challenge to the settlers was what to do with the waste since "water closets" (ie. bathrooms) weren't invented until 1778 in England and the first flushable toilet didn't exist until 1852.

Ultimately, the answer was simple: they would collect the waste in buckets and when the buckets got full, they would throw the contents out the window into the street (naturally!). When many settlers did this at the same time, the result was a trail of waste that lead down the road.

Now, fast forward to modern times and we find ourselves wondering what Walt Disney Imagineering was thinking putting this strange brown river through the middle of Liberty Square. The answer: to keep things historically accurate!

So the next time you find yourself walking down Liberty Square, stop and remind yourself what exactly your walking through! If it's a busy park day (as always!), maybe this little story will put a smile on your face as you realize that only Disney would make you walk through metaphorical pooh on your way to the Hall of Presidents.

Recipe: The Grey Stuff

It's Recipe Saturday! Today, we're taking you on a trip to Beast's Castle to enjoy the infamous "Grey Stuff." At the risk of sounding cliche, the "Grey Stuff" is delicious, and if you don't believe us then by all means ask the dishes!

Let us know how yours turned out in the comments below!

Ingredients

  • 1 package - Vanilla Pudding Mix (instant)
  • 3 tablespoons - Chocolate Pudding Mix (instant)
  • 1/2 cup – Milk
  • 8oz – Cool Whip. Emphasis on the H. 
  • About 14 regular Oreos. One extra for a snack. 
  • Handful of edible pearl sprinkles to use as decoration. M

Directions

  1. Mix vanilla pudding mixture with the milk and allow the mixture to set up in refrigerator. The waiting is impossible.
  2. Using a blender or food processor to make as fine a powder out of the Oreos as possible. Yes, you can eat one! But only one.
  3. Mix the Cool Whip and the chocolate pudding mix together.
  4. Fold the chocolate pudding/Cool Whip mixture into the vanilla pudding mix and stir until the color matches that of ours in the picture. Now, lick spatula.
  5. Allow the mixture to setup in the refrigerator. It's almost time to lick the bowl!
  6. Using a cake decorating bag with a star shaped tip, squeeze out onto a brownie or onto a plate.
  7. Finally, sprinkle on a small amount of edible pearl sprinkles and enjoy!