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Ears the News: June 15, 2018 Edition


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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Live! made its debut earlier this week at Epcot's America Gardens Theater.

The show features Star-Lord and Gamora in person as a 7-piece alien band brings many of your favorite hits from Awesome Mix Volumes 1 & 2 to life. Showtimes are at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8pm daily through August 19, 2018.

Reserved seating is now available for Annual Passholders at Epcot's new "Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!" show.

To take advantage of the special seating, passholders should visit The American Adventure to pick up a wristband for one of the five daily shows. An Annual Pass along with Photo ID is required.


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Disney is offering the ultimate "glamping" experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom for one lucky winner..

Along with the night in Pandora, the winner will receive round-trip airfare, two 4-Day park tickets, CIP Tour Guides and a $250 gift card.

Entries are to be made online at D-Camp.


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Disney has revealed a few more details on its upcoming Play Disney Parks app, which is now available for pre-order on the App Store and Google Play.

According to Disney, "The Play Disney Parks app will allow guests to play with family and friends while waiting in line for some favorite attractions. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from activities that interact with select attraction queues to games that bring favorite Disney stories to life in immersive new ways.
Play Disney Parks App screenshot

Guests can also earn and share digital collectibles when they receive themed achievements, earned for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. And with the Disney trivia feature, family and friends can band together to see if they have what it takes to become Disney trivia masters as they discover fun facts about their favorite theme parks."

Play Disney Parks will be free, and available for both iOS and Android this summer. The in-queue games in the app will require a minimum of two players, and the trivia games can be played with a single player.

This new app will not be part of the My Disney Experience app, which will continue to be the vacation planning and management tool for visitors.

You can see more details on Play Disney Parks on the App Store and Google Play.

Fourth of July is always a fireworks bonanza at Walt Disney World, and here is the line-up for 2018.

Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky - Show starts at 9:15pm on July 3 and July 4

Epcot
llumiNations: Reflections of Earth with special July 4 finale - 9pm on July 4

Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar Wars: A Galactic Spectacular - 10pm on July 4

Patriotic Treats
Select theme parks and resorts will offer exclusive dessert items in honor of Independence Day. 

Examples include:
  • A Fourth of July cupcake featuring an apple-pie filling at Creature Comforts and Isles of Java at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • A sparkly red-white-and-blue coconut macaroon dipped in white chocolate at BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.
  • Patriotic dipped strawberries and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse mini-domes at Amorette’s at Disney Springs.
The Fourth at the Fort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:
  • The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place Tuesday, July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9am-5pm at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7am in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ; the run begins from that location at 7:30am.
  • The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4pm on July 4. Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9am-5pm. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.
  • The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6-11pm on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.
Disney Springs will be marking the release of the Incredibles 2 with special activities throughout this weekend.

Early screening of the movie will begin at the AMC Disney Springs 24 on June 14, and throughout the weekend there will be a DJ Dance Party. At Exposition park on the West Side, special Incredibles craft projects for kids will take place midday to 5pm on June 16 and 17.

Amorettes Pattiserie in the Town Center will be offering a special Jack-Jack chocolate chip cookie.

Finally, beginning June 15, you can pick up a special Incredibles button at the entrance to the theme parks, Disney operated retail locations at Disney Springs, and at the exit of Blizzard Beach water park.

Annual Passholders can now pickup a complimentary passholder magnet at Mouse Gear in Epcot's Future World.

Stop by Mouse Gear from park open to park close to get your Donald Duck pass holder magnet by showing your Annual Passholder card and photo ID.

The magnet distribution will be available until June 29, 2018.


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