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Trailer for Disney’s “Elena of Avalor” Released!

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A new princess is coming to Disney! Disney released the trailer for a new series that will air on the Disney Channel, Elena of Avalor. She’s Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures.

The series will air on July 22. Deadline also states that the first episode will be available on the Disney App on July 1st.

As we previously reported before, Elena will also start meeting at Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in August.

Watch the trailer below!

Pokémon Announces Two New Zygarde Formes

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Pokémon has just announced two new Zygarde Formes that will be available in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games! In the following video that was posted on Pokémon’s official Twitter, the new Zygarde Formes as introduced as Zygarde 10% Forme and Zygarde Complete Forme. The video also announced three new moves called Thousand Arrows, Thousand Waves, and Core Enforcer.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be released on November 18, 2016.

Registration Open for Pokémon US National Championships

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Pokémon announced today that registration is open for their 2016 US National Championships! The Championships will be held in Columbus, Ohio from July 1st to July 3rd. They have also announced that trainers will now get to compete in a new championship series called the Pokkén Tournament. Not interested? Trainers can still compete in the Pokémon TCG (Trading Card Game) and Video Game Championships.

The online registration fee is $30 for Masters Division players and $15 for Junior and Senior Division players. This will include a US Nationals lanyard, and playmat. You can also purchase a premium package for an additional $30. It includes an exclusive Nationals deck box, card sleeves, and a pin. The on-site registration fee is $45 for Masters Division players and $30 for Junior and Senior Division players. Products for those registering on-site will be announced at the event.

Registration ends on June 24, 2016. Due to limited space, they recommend that trainers register early. You can register online now at Gaming Generation. If you have any questions, you can contact Pokémon customer service.

Who’s ready to catch beat ’em all?!

Busch Gardens Announces Opening Date for Cobra’s Curse!

Busch Gardens Tampa has announced the opening date for their newest ride, Cobra’s Curse! The ride will officially open on June 17!

They’ve previously announced that pass members will get exclusive ride times, every weekend in July for one hour before the park opens.

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

The ride is a spinning rollercoaster with more than 2,100 feet of track and lasts more than three and a half minutes. The ride is in three parks – first, you’ll be facing forward for the first third of the ride, turned backwards for the second part of the ride and for the final third of the ride, you’ll free spin.

You can see a POV of the ride below:

Daisy Ridley and Anne Hathaway Sing and Join Barbra Streisand “At the Ballet”!

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Barbra Streisand released a video today showing Daisy Ridley and Anne Hathaway singing At the Ballet as part of her new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway which will release on August 26, 2016. The video of the audio has also been posted.

In the video, Streisand says of Hathaway, “was perfect casting for the role of Maggie. When Anne came into the studio, I was so happy to see her looking radiant and glowing, no makeup, with the beauty of a woman about to give birth to a child.”

As for Ridley, she states that she was “interviewing Daisy Ridley for Gipsy and I said ‘Can you sing?’ and she said ‘Yeah, I can sing.’ I didn’t know whether if that was supposed to be like me in Funny Girl when he says ‘Can you skate?’ I went ‘of course I can skate!’ and then the next minute she’s falling all over the place because she can’t skate. But I took a chance with Daisy and it paid off.”

You can preorder Barbra Streisand’s album – here!

Watch the behind-the-scenes video below:

Listen to the full audio here:

Mako – Seaworld Orlando’s Newest Rollercoaster Opens Today!

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Mako, SeaWorld Orlando’s newest rollercoaster, opens today, June 10! The rollercoaster is the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. The ride reaches nearly 200ft with close to a mile long track and can reach speeds up to 73mph.

They’ve posted a POV video of the ride, so that you’re able to see it before you go.

Early reviews are already raving about this ride – so make sure to check out SeaWorld Orlando and ride Mako!

3 Ideas for Contributing to Your Fandom(s)

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Chances are that when you join a fandom, you will want to find some way of getting involved. However, you might find yourself drawing a blank as to how you might go about contributing to it. That is why we have come up with 3 ideas on how you can contribute to your fandom(s).

  1. ArtOne of the most admired contributions in a fandom is its members’ fan art. Whether it is a drawing, a clay model, or even a beaded craft, there is no doubt that your work will be appreciated by other fans. What makes it even better is the fact that you can make the piece as you see fit. Perhaps you think a character would look cool doing a special pose? Or maybe you want to make the piece humorous? It is up to you and your skills on how it will turn out. You can even use this as a chance to brush up on or improve your art skills. You can typically find these works on websites like deviantARTTumblr, and Etsy.

  2. Writing: Let’s be honest, when you become a fan of something your mind will probably wander. You will probably think about the direction it is heading in along with all of its potential. You will even ask yourself, “What if this happened,” or find yourself thinking, “This should be a crossover with that.” Fanfiction is yet another beloved contribution to a fandom, and it is one of the easiest ways to contribute because you already know the characters and what you want to happen in the story. You can make it short, lengthy, in an alternate universe, or even just an extension of what already happened. The possibilities are endless. Some of the more well-known websites for fanfiction includes FanFiction.NetWattpad, and AO3.

  3. Cosplay: When you get attached to a show, movie, video game, or book, you will most likely wish you could live in its fictional universe. You might even wish you could be a particular character and take on their qualities for a day. Cosplaying gives people the fun of being part of that universe as they express its characters in whatever way they desire. It also gives people the satisfaction of creating their own costumes, accessories, or even wigs – if they choose to do so. It is especially fun when you can cosplay with friends or at conventions. You can even post your cosplay photos online for others in the fandom to enjoy. Who wouldn’t want to see their favorite characters come to life? You can check out cosplay photos – or post your own – on deviantARTTumblr, and Instagram.

Whether you are a Potterhead or a SuperWhoLock, these 3 ideas are great ways that you can get involved in your fandom(s).

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Announces Chance!

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With Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26 fast approaching, they’ve announced their icon for this year’s event.

Chance, who is Jack’s sidekick, will be the icon for this year’s event!

With the “Jack in the Box” on an evidence shelf somewhere waiting for someone to turn the crank once more, Chance bides her time within her cell.

But this is not a tragedy for her. This prison is a toy box. It’s within the confines of her cell that she enters her horrific “theatre of the mind”. She knows that the acts committed inside her mind will manifest in the real. Both equally deranged and gothically beautiful.

Aside from Chance, they’ve already announced The Walking Dead, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
themed houses.

You can read more at their website – here!

New E3 Expo Trailer for “Lego Dimensions” Released Including New Characters!

A new Lego Dimensions E3 Expo trailer has been released featuring new characters! In the trailer, you’ll see Batman, Wyldstyle, characters from the new Ghostbusters film, Harry Potter, Harley Quinn, Scooby-Doo, ET, Adventure Time, Dr. Who, The Wicked Witch, Gremlins, Lord of the Rings, and Sonic.

The game is available on PS4, PS3, XBox One, XBox 360 and Wii U. The E3 Expo will take place June 14-16.

See the trailer below!

First Look at the Poster for Disney’s “Moana”!

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Disney released the very first look of it’s next animated feature, Moana, by releasing it’s poster. The poster shows Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) and the Demi-God Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), on a boat.

It looks like the tagline will be The Ocean is Calling. The film is about “a young woman [who] uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.” Dwayne previously shared a clip of him recording for Moana. It’s set to release on November 23, 2016.

See the full poster below!

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