News From the World of Disney – December 29, 2017

Here is the latest News From the World of Disney parks and entertainment including Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line for December 15-28.

Highlights from the World of Disney:

  • Man finds a kidney due to a tee shirt he wore to Magic Kingdom Park
  • Garden Rocks Series artists announced
  • Disney wins the domestic and international box office for second year in a row.
  • The Hall of Presidents reopened with an… interesting… new animatronic version of President Donald Trump.
  • Disney’s deal to buy 21st Century Fox will have to pass muster with Congress before it’s a done deal.

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Mickey Mouse Snickerdoodles

Mickey Mouse SnickerdoodlesSnickerdoodles are a staple of the holiday season in our house. This is partly because cinnamon is such a perfect holiday flavor and partly because making cookies is a time-honored holiday tradition. But why not kick it up a notch with Mickey Mouse Snickerdoodles?! Because, let’s be honest, everything worth making is worth making Mickey-shaped. Am I right??

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Marvel Movie Marathon – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017)

Week 15 – December 4, 2017


Peter Quill/Starlord is grappling with his parentage while on run from the Sovereign who had hired the Guardians to protect some precious batteries. However, Rocket decides to steal the batteries. As always, this movie moves us through the plot with a fantastic, eclectic mix of 70s and 80s songs.
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Marvel Movie Marathon – Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange (2016)

Week 14 – November 27, 2017


Dr. Stephen Strange is a brilliant surgeon. However, while driving he is seriously injured rendering his hands unusable. Since his life’s work is dependent on his hand, he falls into despair. Research on his injury leads him to a guru who can possibly heal not only his hands but his heart.

Accompanying Viewing

TV MCU: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
TV MCU: Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season 2
TV MCU: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Season 4, Second Half

Viewing Locations*

Amazon Download, DVD and BluRay
Amazon also offers a box set of all three Iron Man movies.
Disney Movies Anywhere
*These viewing locations are only good for the date of publication. DVD and streaming options change constantly.

Discussion Question

Like The Incredible Hulk, this movie seemed to have a different feel than the rest of the Marvel movies. What did you think of the mystical aspects of the movie as opposed to the scientific? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, on our Facebook page or on Twitter using the hastag #MarvelMovieMarathon.

Marvel Fun Fact

The full name of Dr. Strange is Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange. This is because Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the creators of Dr. Strange, modeled the appearance after the actor Vincent Price.

If you want to go back to the beginning of our marathon or jump forward, here is the marathon timeline:

Week 1 – Captain America – The First Avenger
Week 2 – Iron Man
Week 3 – The Incredible Hulk
Week 4 – Iron Man 2
Week 5 – Thor
Week 6 – Marvel’s The Avengers
Week 7 – Iron Man 3
Week 8 – Thor: The Dark World
Week 9 – Captain America: Winter Soldier
Week 10 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1
Week 11 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Week 12 – Ant Man (2005)
Week 13 – Captain America: Civil War
Week 14 – Doctor Strange
Week 15 – Spider-Man: Homecoming
Week 16 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Week 17 – Thor: Ragnarok

Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She splits her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and being team mom to ten high-energy volleyball players where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. You can follow her on Twitter @MQPodcast.

Marvel Movie Marathon Doctor Strange

Coco Movie Review

MOVIE: Disney•Pixar’s Coco
RUNNING LENGTH: 1 hr 49 min
MAIN CAST: Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel), Gael Garcia Bernal (Hector), Benjamin Bratt (Ernesto de la Cruz), Alanna UBach (Mama Imelda)
SYNOPSIS: Coco is the story of Miguel, a boy born into a family of shoe makers. Miguel’s family have forbidden music in their home because his great-grandfather abandoned the family to pursue a career in music leaving his great-grandmother and grandmother, Coco, all alone. Miguel, who has a deep love for music, goes on a journey to find his great-grandfather so he can convince his family to let him play.

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