Disney Imagineers Talk Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Opening Spring 2022 At Walt Disney World Resort

Opening spring 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a two-night, immersive adventure in a galaxy far, far away that goes beyond anything Disney has created before. 

But what does that mean, exactly? 

To answer that question – and many more – Disney Parks gathered some of the Disney Imagineers developing this groundbreaking project and let the cameras roll as they talked about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. In this wide-ranging discussion, you’ll learn more about how you can be the hero of your own Star Wars story, about your planet-side excursion to Batuu and how this new experience complements and enhances a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and so much more. 

It is a must watch for anyone – from the biggest Star Wars fan to those curious about what in the galaxy Walt Disney Imagineering is up to, and everyone in between. 

Head over to www.starwarsgalacticstarcruiser.com to sign up for news updates as they become available.

Stephen King Says He Plans To Write A Novel About The COVID-19 Virus

On “The View,” the best-selling author Stephen King discusses his new novel “Billy Summers” and reacts to misinformation being spread about the COVID-19 virus.

Disneyland Resort Introduces The Magic Key Program

There is so much excitement happening right now at the Disneyland Resort – from exploring the all-new Super Hero-themed land of Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure park, to living out your own Star Wars story in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park. Plus, fireworks are back with Mickey’s Mix Magic, all three of the Disneyland Resort hotels have reopened, and there’s lots of great dining, shopping and entertainment throughout the Downtown Disney District, too.

Fans and Legacy Passholders have been eagerly waiting to hear how to visit the theme parks in new and frequent ways; and visiting in a manner that is designed for today’s guests that also fits their individual needs. Today, Disneyland Resort is excited to share the next evolution of the Disneyland Resort Annual Pass program, which was informed and shaped by extensive consumer research and feedback from guests and fans.

Introducing the Magic Key program, a new, guest-centric offering that will deliver choice, flexibility and value for park admission, special access to unique experiences, valuable saving opportunities and so much more. There will be four options of Magic Key passes, to provide guests and their families with choices that fit various needs and lifestyle preferences for how they wish to visit the Disneyland Resort.

Here’s a brief overview about the various Magic Key passes:

Magic Key Theme Park Reservation System

The theme park reservation system is a cornerstone component of the Magic Key program as part of the park’s efforts to help provide a great experience for all guests. Magic Key holders will make advanced reservations to enjoy Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park on available dates, and be able to hold a certain number of upcoming reservations (depending on the pass type).

Additional Offerings And Benefits

Magic Key holders will have access to an array of special offerings and many features such as valuable saving opportunities for merchandise and food & beverage. Throughout the year, they may also be able to enjoy special benefits such as a dedicated dining experience and custom menu items at the Magic Key terrace, special offerings at festivals just for Magic Key holders, a Magic Key holder celebration month, plus other unique surprises!

An all-new Magic Key portal on the Disneyland app will be coming soon to more deeply engage directly with the community of Magic Key holders in the future.

Be Among The First

For a limited time, Disneyland will celebrate the charter members that become Magic Key holders within the first 66 days (as they celebrate 66 years of Disneyland Resort). These guests will receive a special welcome package that will include unique items such as a premium branded pin, celebratory button, magnet, and more! Plus, Magic Key holders who enter Disneyland park will also be celebrated with access to a limited-time experience at Starcade in Tomorrowland (which begins on Sept. 1), where they can enjoy charging stations, a special photo opportunity, and other fun surprises.

Purchasing A Magic Key Pass

Starting August 25, 2021 (no earlier than 10 a.m. PT), guests will be able to purchase their preferred Magic Key pass type. Their first opportunity to “unlock” a visit to Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park with a theme park reservation will be that same day!

A monthly payment plan exclusively for California residents will be offered—which continues to be a priority for guests of Disneyland Resort. Magic Key passes start as low as $399 or $19/month for 12 months(for Southern California residents, and after a down payment).

Guests will be able to purchase and manage their Magic Key pass through disneyland.com and the Disneyland app, where they will be able to access an interactive admission calendar for their pass type to view reservation availability and book their theme park reservations.

Extraordinary Time To Visit

This is an extraordinary time at Disneyland Resort; favorite attractions, beloved entertainment, festive foods and characters galore bring joy to our guests every day. Plus, favorite seasonal traditions, like Halloween Time, will return to Disneyland Resort Sept. 3 through Oct. 31, special festivals will be enjoyed throughout the year.

Watch The Opening Title Sequence For Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

Say aloha to Dr. Kamealoha when the Disney+ original series “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” starts streaming September 8, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday.

Disney+ revealed the series’ title sequence featuring a new rendition of the iconic “Doogie Howser, M.D.” theme song re-imagined and performed by music composer Wendy Wang and world renown ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.

“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” – a coming-of-age dramedy inspired by the hit medical series “Doogie Howser, M.D.” – follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, a 16-year-old prodigy juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. With the support of her caring and comical ‘ohana (family) and friends, Lahela is determined to make the most of her teenage years and forge her own path.

Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her career-driven mother Dr. Clara Hannon who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, her doting father Benny who helps keep her connected to what matters most, her free-spirited older brother Kai, her gregarious younger brother Brian Patrick, her best friend Steph, her surfer crush Walter and her fellow hospital colleagues, Dr. Lee, Charles and Noelani.

Set in modern-day Hawai’i, “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” is shot on location in O’ahu. Creator and executive producer Kourtney Kang (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Fresh Off the Boat”) who was born in Hawaii and raised in a Philadelphia suburb by her Irish mom and Korean dad, infuses her own life’s stories and experiences into this series that is centered on a mixed-race Asian-American girl.

Peyton Elizabeth Lee (“Andi Mack”) stars as the title lead alongside a diverse and talented ensemble cast including Kathleen Rose Perkins (“Big Shot”) as Dr. Clara Hannon, Jason Scott Lee (“Mulan”) as Benny Kamealoha, Matthew Sato (“Hawaii Five-O”) as Kai Kamealoha, Wes Tian as Brian Patrick Kamealoha, Emma Meisel (“American Horror Story”) as Steph, Mapuana Makia (“Finding ‘Ohana”) as Noelani and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (“UnREAL”) as Charles. Recurring stars include Alex Aiono (“Finding ‘Ohana”) as Walter and Ronny Chieng (“Crazy Rich Asians”) as Dr. Lee.

Stephen King Talks About His New Thriller, Billy Summers On Good Morning America

Stephen King’s new book, which is already getting rave reviews, is about an assassin for hire and the struggle with his last job.

The prolific author discusses his latest novel, Billy Summers on Good Morning America.

Stephen King Takes Us Inside the Process of Writing Billy Summers

“Did you know that you could sit in front of a screen or a pad of paper and change the world?” asks a character in Stephen King’s Billy Summers, having just written her first work of fiction. She could easily be describing King himself, the legendary storyteller responsible for over sixty global bestsellers, who has changed the world seismically from behind a screen.

King’s latest endeavor begins with a familiar premise: ex-Marine sniper Billy Summers, a principled hit man on the eve of retirement, agrees to do one last job. With an astronomical $2 million payout looming, Billy goes undercover to assassinate a criminal, but the cover his employers dream up hits a nerve: while masquerading as a novelist renting space in an office building, avid reader Billy sets to the task of writing his own lightly fictionalized autobiography, unspooling the wounds of a traumatic childhood and a bruising tour of duty in the Iraq War. It’s no spoiler to say that when Billy carries out the hit, things go south in spectacularly bad fashion, sending him on the lam. Billy’s escape from the wreckage of the job is complicated by Alice, a young woman he rescues after her brutal gang rape, who becomes an unlikely partner in his plans to get even. Billy and Alice travel everywhere from Reno to Long Island to King’s familiar Sidewinder, Colorado; all the while, Billy interrogates the stories he’s internalized about his profession as “a garbageman with a gun,” wondering if someone who ends the lives of others, even bad people, can be considered good. Remembering a Tim O’Brien aphorism, that fiction “was a way to the truth,” Billy writes his way through the morass of his past and present, making for a poignant story about how fiction can redeem, heal, and empower.

King super fans may be surprised to discover that Billy Summers contains little of the supernatural, but to see the undisputed master of horror shift seamlessly into the realm of noir thrillers is proof that King can still surprise and astound us, all these decades later. King spoke with Esquire from his home in Maine about how his novels are connected, how the pandemic will change fiction, and how Billy Summers took him back to his own beginnings as a writer.

Read more HERE.

Celebrate 60 Years of Spider-Man Next Year

Since Peter Parker’s debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world’s favorite wall-crawler has inspired millions of Marvel fans through his iconic adventures and stories. 

Next year, be a part of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary celebrations all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion and more! 

Follow marvel.com for more info.

Helpful Tips For Drinking More Water

The human body consists of approximately 70 percent water and so it is therefore super important that you drink enough of it in order to keep fit and healthy. The reason why the liquid is so important is because it plays a number of different roles within the body, including regulating your body temperature, maintaining blood pressure, managing the balance of electrolytes, promoting healthy cells, and lubricating your joints.

Whilst most people out there are fully aware of the importance of staying well hydrated, it can actually be pretty difficult to do so at times. This is why we have put together a list of helpful tips for drinking more water.

Drink A Glass Before Meals

By getting into the habit of drinking one full glass of water before each meal that you have throughout the day, you can significantly boost your water intake. For example, if you eat the average of three meals each day, then those additional three glasses of water equate to roughly 720 ml, although this does depend on the size of the glasses used.

An additional benefit to doing this is that it allows you to discern if you are hungry or not, as sometimes the human brain can and does mistake the feeling of being thirsty for hunger. By drinking a glass of water before every meal that you eat you will also consume fewer calories in total, meaning that you will lose weight, so it is win, win.

Have A Water Bottle On You

By having a reusable water bottle with you at all times throughout the day, you are much more likely to drink from it. The great thing about these is that there is so much variety in terms of style and design meaning that you can find ones to suit all occasions, such for running errands, school, work, around the house, or travelling.

They act as a visual reminder to whoever has it that they should drink water more often. For instance, if you see it sitting there on your desk or next to you on the sofa, you will be reminded constantly to drink from it.

If this sounds like a tip that you would like to utilise but do not have the necessity apparatus, then you can buy plastic water bottles in bulk here.

Eat Foods With High Water Contents

Although you are not technically drinking the water from food, it is an effective way of getting more of the liquid into your body. Most vegetables and fruits contain large amounts of water, although some of the best include cantaloupe (90 percent water), zucchini (95 percent water), celery (95 percent water), honeydew melon (90 percent water) watermelon (91 percent water), cabbage (92 percent water), and lettuce (96 percent water).

In addition to the high water content of each of these fruits and vegetables, they are also packed full of various antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are all really great for your health, so you will benefit in that respect also.

Monopoly Game: Target Edition

In the Monopoly: Target Edition game, players browse for Items instead of buying properties. 

It’s about how much one can save in this Target-themed family board game.

Players get to explore their happy place with a Target-themed Monopoly token. Choose Target’s mascot Bullseye Dog, a shopping bag, a coffee cup, or a shopping cart.

When a player lands on an Item space, they put that Item in their adorable red Target basket. Then they’ll buy their items later at Checkout — the Go or Free Parking spaces.

In this family game, when players pick up an Item, they might also pick up Target Circle Tokens. These double or even triple a player’s Savings when they check out.

Order the Monopoly Game: Target Edition HERE for $25.

Read An Excerpt From Stephen King’s New Thriller Billy Summers

In Stephen King’s latest thriller, he swaps the supernatural for more traditional scares: Billy Summers (out Aug. 3) follows a killer-for-hire, a former sniper in the Iraq war who uses a career as an author as cover for his more sinister pursuits. 

Read an excerpt HERE.

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