New Disney Movies for 2016 and Beyond!

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Disney has always a great movie line-up on the horizon and 2016 and 2017 are already shaping up to be perhaps the best two year’s ever. Some people are going to disagree because Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in 2015 but let’s put that aside, for now, and look to the future (as only Star Wars would want you too!) In addition, there is more Star Wars to come so that helps all your Star Wars fans to look forward in anticipation.

  • The Finest Hours (Walt Disney Pictures) – Jan. 29, 2016
  • Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – March 4, 2016
  • The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Pictures) – April 15, 2016
  • Captain America: Civil War (Marvel) – May 6, 2016
  • Alice: Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Pictures) – May 27, 2016
  • Finding Dory (Pixar) – June 17, 2016
  • The BFG (Walt Disney Pictures) – July 1, 2016
  • Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Pictures) – Aug. 12, 2016
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel) – Nov. 4, 2016
  • Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – Nov. 23, 2016
  • Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One (Lucasfilm) – Dec. 16, 2016
  • Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures) – March 17, 2017
  • Ghost in the Shell (DreamWorks) – April 14, 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Marvel) – May 5, 2017
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII (Lucasfilm) – May 26, 2017
  • Toy Story 4 (Pixar) – June 16, 2017
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Walt Disney Pictures) – July 17, 2017

Here is my top 5 list of Disney films I personally am looking forward to in 2016 and 2017:

1. Finding Dory I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this movie and I am so

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happy they have finally made it happen. I am ready to laugh and be happy with Nemo and Dory again. Want to check out the trailer? Click Here.

2. Beauty and the Beast – This is a live action fantasy, musical film that stars Emma Watson (who does not love Hermione) as Belle and Ewan McGregor as Lumiere. This is done in a similar manner as Cinderella which was released in 2015.

3. Moana – Another princess movie! There can never be enough Disney princesses and Moana is joining the ranks. Want to see the voice of Moana being told she got the part? Cute youtube video Click here!

4. The Jungle Book – Another live action coming out in Spring of 2016 and has quite _1439777280the cast list including Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and Ben Kingsley to name a few. Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli and is a cutey! Want to see more info and a teaser then Click Here.

5. Alice: Through the Looking Glass – The sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in
Wonderland is coming soon. My favorite Mad Hatter is back and Johnny Depp I know will do the part justice. This is another live action movie and if anything the cinematography will be amazing.

 

So this is my Top 5 list and I would love to hear your thoughts and what you are looking forward to seeing?

 

Be Our Guest Review: Lunch

While I was at Disney over Columbus Day weekend, I had the opportunity to try Be Our Guest for lunch.  To say I was impressed was an understatement!

I had gotten a Fast Pass for a lunch time beginning at 1:45.  I showed up and was ushered along to the outdoor check in desk.  They checked me in and sent me along the bridge to the restaurant.  There was a short line to the register where I paid for my meal.  I had pre-ordered my lunch but if I hadn’t, I would have ordered at the register.  The cast members there instructed me to find a table anywhere I liked.

The restaurant was fairly busy at that time so I ended up choosing a table in the library section.  There are three sections to choose from: the ballroom, the west wing, and the library.  Each of them are incredibly beautiful and detailed.  The ballroom is the largest of the three and the west wing is quite dark.  The library has beautiful art all over the room.

When I found a table, I made my way over to the drink station and got my own soft drink.  Even the drink stations are lovely with their granite counter and woodwork.

I sat down and waited for my food to arrive. This is the best part! Cast members push rolling carts loaded with food around the restaurant and are guided by a smart phone looking device that uses the Magic Band technology to let the server know where the guest is located.  If there’s a better use of current technology out there, I don’t want to know about it!

My food arrived and I dug in. I chose the carved turkey sandwich with pomme frites and the sugar free lemon raspberry cream puff.  The sandwich was really good.  There was plenty of white meat turkey on a crunchy baguette with a very tasty and light sauce.  It was a nice change from the burgers and chicken fingers you might get at a counter service restaurant.  The pomme frites were pretty much your standard Disney fries.  Good, but not the greatest.

The cream puff was amazing!  It was sugar-free but it didn’t taste it at all, and I can usually tell.

Overall, my lunch cost somewhere around $18, which is pretty standard for a Disney counter service lunch.  All in all, I was very pleased and I encourage everyone to give Be Our Guest a shot for lunch if you have the opportunity.