Our Hidden Mickey this week is from Muppet Vision 3D at Hollywood Studios. As you enter the theater, take a look around at the walls. Notice the wreaths? Yes, those are some small eared Hidden Mickeys, but they do have the proper shape and form :). See the outlined Mickey’s at the bottom of our picture below if you haven’t spotted them.
The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
Our Hidden Mickey this week comes from the Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World. Just outside the Beach Club Marketplace is an amazing spot to rest and relax called the Solarium. Here you will find many different seating areas with large windows to enjoy both the indoors and outdoors. As you sit enjoying the atmosphere and your cup of coffee or tea, be sure to pay close attention to the pictures on the walls. Yes our pal Mickey is hiding in each and everyone of them. Can you spot him? Here are some hints for your next trip.
These are just a few of the Mickey’s that you can find in these pictures. Where else do you spot him?
Looking forward to seeing the first Disney animated movie based on Marvel characters. Be sure to check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized
inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.
Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village opened in 1975 and was originally planned to be the shopping area for the residents of the planned homes that would be built on the Walt Disney World Property. The shopping area opened with the following stores and restaurants:
Gourmet Pantry – world-wide delicacies
Heidelberger’s Deli – Deli food
It’s a Small World After All – kids clothes
Lite Bite – hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.
Michaels – no not the craft store, this was a barber shop
Miss Merrily’s Madness – clothing for juniors
Pipe Dream – All kinds of exotic tobaccos and instruments
Plus You – belts, beads, etc.. accessories
Port of Entry – fashion and festive décor from around the globe
Posh Pets – Pet store
Pottery Chalet – all types of pottery
Sir Edward’s Haberdasher – small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zips, etc
Toledo Arts – crafts involving wood and precious metals
Toys Fantastique – Toy Store
24KT Precious Adournments – jewelry and elegant gifts
2 R’s – Read’n & Rite’n – cards for all occasions
Village Restaurant – two tiered gourmet restaurant
Village Spirits – wines and beers from around the world
Von Otto’s Antiques – Antique Store
Watchmaker – watch and clocks
Windjammer Dock Shop – Swim suits, sun glasses – everything under the sun.
As the hotels overtook the homes on the Disney Property the shopping complex also adapted to focus more on becoming a shopping destination for everyone visiting the Disney property. In the late 70’s and early 80’s vacation packages would include a meal voucher and credit to use in the shops as they tried to draw people to the area. The area was renamed to Walt Disney World Village in 1977.
To add more nightlife to the area Pleasure Island area was added in 1989 and another name change to Disney Village Marketplace. In the late 90’s many new items were added to west side including Cirque du Solei, DisneyQuest, and Tower Records. The Mickey’s Character shop was expanded and renamed the World of Disney making it the largest Disney Store. After these changes the area became known as Downtown Disney.
Most recently in the spring of 2013 Disney announced the revitalization of the area into Disney Springs. The area will become an entertainment, dining, and retail district resembling Florida’s waterfront towns. The expansion will include a welcome addition of new parking garages and 150 new tenants. Construction began in April 2013 and will be completed in 2016.