Monorail To Get Marvel Makeover

Earlier in March, we reported that Disney CEO Bob Iger had revealed plans to incorporate Marvel characters into Disney parks in the future. We now know there is at least one solid plan to feature some these characters in Walt Disney World.

Disney recently announced plans to wrap one of Walt Disney World's monorail trains with an "Avengers" theme. Look for the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow to be featured on the monorail train.

Marvel Characters Coming To A Park Near You?

Spiderman and Captain America alongside Mickey and Minnie at Magic Kingdom? Though it might sound a little farfetched, it looks like Disney has some plans in the works to incorporate Marvel comic characters into its theme parks.

Rumors on the subject have been around since Disney acquired Marvel in 2009, and to date, the only such Marvel characters to be found in the parks are on merchandise. According to President and CEO Bob Iger at Disney's annual shareholders meeting last Tuesday, Disney is working on some ideas to bring the characters into the parks and attractions.

Disney Nabs Four Thea Awards

The Themed Entertainment Awards announced their choices for this year's Thea Awards recipients on Tuesday, naming four that were Disney-related.

Disneyland and Walt Disney World shared an award for outstanding achievement in the "attraction refresh" category for Star Tours. The attraction reopened in May in both the California and Disney Hollywood Studios locations.

Disney World also nabbed another award with the nightly Magic Kingdom show, "The Magic, The Memories and You." Shown on Cinderella's Castle, it received outstanding achievement in the "show spectacular" category.

New Character Coming to Disney Parks

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" is a hit show on the Disney Junior channel, and now guests will be able to see Jake himself at Disney parks.

Starting this Sunday, November 13, fans can catch Jake at two different places. First, he'll join the Junior Play 'n Dine character meal experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Hollywood & Vine. In addition to catching up with Special Agent Oso, Handy Manny and "Little Einsteins" characters, guests will be able to participate in singing songs from Jake's show.

Walt Disney World Testing Mickey's Voice

After all these years of silence when strolling through the park, it seems Mickey may have found his voice. There are reports coming out of the Magic Kingdom that the iconic mouse is greeting guests with words.

It looks like Disney is giving the speaking Mickey a test run over the next few weeks. While Mickey has spoken in the past at Disneyland in 2010 and the most recent D23 Expo, this will be the first trial of him vocally interacting with guests inside a WDW park.

Halloween Fun at Fort Wilderness

Mickey's Backyard BBQ, that guest favorite character dinner at Disney's Fort Wilderness, will be all decked out for Halloween this year and can be a nice option for guests who want to get into the holiday spirit.

The October 31 version of the BBQ will feature characters decked out in their Halloween costumes. Guests can join in the fun as well and can come in their own costume.

Magic Kingdom Parking Signs Get Hero and Villain Updates

It's heroes versus villains at the Magic Kingdom . . . well, sort of. It appears that earlier this week work began to update the Magic Kingdom's parking lot to help make it easier for guests to locate their cars.

How Toontown's Closing Will Affect Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Guests who are heading out to this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom can expect a few changes thanks to the closing of Mickey's Toontown Fair.

Most of the changes appear to center around the location of certain characters. Frontierland will take on some of the costume-clad characters, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Frontierland will also be the site of Br'er Rabbit's Candy Patch, the newly moved and reimagined Treat Trail that could be found in Toontown.

Look for Disney-Pixar on Stamps

Got a letter to mail? Starting today, there will be new Forever stamps with Disney-Pixar characters available through your post office.

There are five different designs for these new stamps. Characters featured include Lightning McQueen and Mater from "Cars"; Remy and Linguini from "Ratatouille"; Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from "Toy Story"; Carl Fredricksen and Dug from "Up"; and WALL-E from "WALL-E."

Judge Sides With Disney/Pixar In 'Cars' Complaint

Were characters from the popular Disney/Pixar "Cars" and "Cars 2" movies plagiarized from a British screenwriter? Not according to a recent ruling by a federal judge.

Last spring, Jake Mandeville-Anthony claimed the talking, adventure-loving autos from the animated films were based on his original idea. The screenwriter brought his claim to light last spring and said he submitted a script in the 1990's in which similiar characters appeared. At the time he made the claim, he also sought to prevent the release of "Cars 2."

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Disney History: Precursor To The Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line first set sail on July 30, 1998 with the Disney Magic. Or did it? In 1983, Premier Cruise Line was founded with the singular goal of offering 3-4 night sailings out of Port Canaveral to the Bahamas. The Port was underutilized and its proximity to Orlando area attractions made it an ideal location for Premier to boost its business by partnering with Disney to offer land & sea vacation packages.

Our Favorite Things at Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion

On a recent visit to Epcot we spent extra time in some of the World Showcase pavilions that we have a tendency to breeze through. One of those pavilions was the United Kingdom. It's one of our favorite spots in Epcot but for whatever reason we tend to walk through it and not stop for more than a few minutes.

Six Super Stocking Stuffers for Disney Fans

Looking for a little something to slip into a stocking on Christmas Eve? We've got a list of those little things that will light up the face of a Disney fan in your life. Check out these super stocking stuffers, and all the latest Special Offers. Just in time for Christmas.

5 Reasons Why Fantasyland Is Really Fantastic

As we make our way around the Magic King in our "5 Reasons" series, the next stop is Fantasyland. This land is known for it's kid friendly rides and nods to the golden age of Disney animation. While I've heard some adults say that they don't spend much time in this fairy tale land, if you haven't been there lately it's time for another look. With a multi-million dollar expansion now complete, there's more to see, more to do, and more to eat in Disney's storybook setting. Read on to find out 5 Reasons Why Fantasyland Is Really Fantastic!

Cuddle Up In Disney Kigurumi Halloween Costumes

It may be one of the cutest trends growing at pop culture conventions across the land, Cosplay Pajamas! These warm and snugly onesies are a whimsical combination of comfort and fun. Known as "Kigurumi" the trend has even spread to Disney fans with a range of characters from the Fab Five to The Hundred Acre Woods, to Infinity and Beyond!

Why Grown-ups Love Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a fun filled hard ticket event for all ages held at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Taking place on select nights during September, October, and November, party-goers are invited to enjoy a family-friendly romp through the night. Every year I'm asked if this is a good event for adults, and my answer is always a resounding "Yes!" If you love Halloween but can do without the anxiety, fear and gore " this is the party for you.

Star Wars Fun From San Diego Comic-Con

The largest, most nerd-tastic convention event is over for another year. Every single fandom saw huge turnouts at San Diego Comic-Con as news, trailers, and panels showcased everything that is on the horizon. This convention was especially important for Star Wars fans and fanatics because this is the first time we have seen the original cast together in almost twenty years.

Saturday Style: Blue Sky Disney

It's one of my favorite terms in the Disney Universe - Blue Sky - that pure expression of creativity and enthusiasm still unbridled by the constraints of reality. Blue sky means anything goes, if you just dare to dream. This effortless outfit evokes the Blue Fairy with it's flowing silhouette, pleated neckline, little white belt. We've accessorized with jewelry of the moon and stars, so you can wear your wishes.

Yes, Again! Why I Keep Going Back to Walt Disney World

Disney fans that travel frequently to the Parks generally experience one great frustration at home that unites us. No, it's not the desire to get back down to our Walt Disney World home. It's not the wallet draining price increases when we begrudgingly fork over the cash for our next trip. What it is - is the friends, co-workers, and family members who just don't understand how we can spend so much time and money traveling to the same place.

Where To Hang Out With Winnie The Pooh at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney welcomed Winnie the Pooh into the Disney family in 1966. The beloved characters based upon the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne fit right in with Disney originals like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The full line of sequels, tv, clothing, books, and toys that followed have made Winnie the Pooh a household name and a cherished Disney childhood memory. So where can a fan of this "silly old bear" go to get some hunny pot love at Walt Disney World? We've got three spots in the Magic Kingdom made just for you.