New experiences unveiled in lineup of immersive entertainment!

In 2018, Disney Cruise Line guests will celebrate Marvel Day at Sea on the Disney Magic during eight special voyages from Miami departing January through April. The new Marvel Day at Sea voyages from Miami follow the premiere of the epic event on seven special sailings from New York City in the fall of 2017. New character interactions and an immersive show with Doctor Strange take center stage in the lineup of entertainment throughout the day-long celebration on all Marvel Day at Sea cruises.

Marvel Day at Sea combines the thrills of renowned Marvel comics, films and animated series, the excitement of a Disney Cruise to summon everyone’s inner Super Hero for the adventures that lie ahead during this unforgettable day at sea.

The event features exclusive character interactions, including the debut of Black Panther and Loki as part of a Disney vacation experience. Marvel Day at Sea also marks the first official appearance of Iron Man on a Disney Cruise Line ship.

In the Walt Disney Theatre, a spell-binding new show featuring Doctor Strange will keep families on the edge of their seats. Doctor Strange will showcase his journey from doubter to practitioner as he demonstrates the power of the mystic arts. The show concludes with an epic battle where guests must help Doctor Strange against the Dark Dimension.

Occurring on one action-packed day during each of the special Disney Magic sailings, Marvel Day at Sea transports guests to a new realm of possibilities when the Marvel Universe assembles on the ship. The event features all-day entertainment including interactions with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and the menacing foes who oppose them, an extraordinary deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities, special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings.

Also featured are exclusive at-sea screenings of fan-favorite films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the newest theatrical releases, as well as viewings of the Disney XD shows: “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.”
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Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that is sure to empower guests to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities as they assemble their own Super Hero community onboard the Disney Magic on this very special day. Highlights include:

Unleash Your Inner Super Hero during the Ultimate Day at Sea

  • Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Panther, Loki and other Marvel Universe Super Heroes and Villains are onboard for scheduled interactions and photos.
  • During an immersive show in the Walt Disney Theatre, Doctor Strange demonstrates the power of the mystic arts and enlists guests in an epic battle against the Dark Dimension.
  • A brand-new spectacular party fills the upper deck with music, dancing and games.
  • The deck party culminates in a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever assembled on a cruise ship.
  • Kids and families summon their Marvel knowledge and enjoy friendly competition during trivia games, covering courageous heroes and fun facts from the Marvel Universe.
  • For young heroes-in-training, Marvel-themed games, activities and arts and crafts will be offered throughout the day in the Marvel’s Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club.

The new 2018 Marvel Day at Sea sailings depart from Miami on Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 18; April 1, 15 and 29. The five-night cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman.

Marvel Day at Sea from New York will be on seven- and eight-night Disney Magic Bahamian cruises departing on Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017. All will include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, Fla., with a day at the Walt Disney World Resort. Marvel Day at Sea will be on one seven-night Canadian Coast cruise departing from New York on Oct. 21, 2017, with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.

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From meeting Black Panther, to a packed Marvel stage show, there's a ton to see at sea!

The time has arrived when the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and menacing foes assemble on the Disney Magic to make the action-packed Marvel Day at Sea a reality! Now, enjoy your first official look at some of the exciting day-long entertainment and adventures that will transport you to a new realm of heroic possibilities…

“Marvel Heroes Unite”

For the first time ever, Marvel Super Heroes and Villains face off in an incredible battle at sea! The super-charged nighttime show fills the upper decks with special effects, stunts and pyrotechnics and music. The epic finale culminates in the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever assembled on a cruise ship.

“Doctor Strange: Journey into the Mystic Arts”

In a brand-new interactive show, sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange invites guests to join him on a journey of discovery into the world of the Mystic Arts.

Black Panther’s Debut

Making his very first appearance as part of a Disney vacation experience, Black Panther shares his secrets of super reflexes and extraordinary intellect during up-close encounters.

Heroic Encounters

Around the ship, you may happen upon your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, who is always quick with a word of encouragement and helping guests hone their Spider-senses. Other Marvel Super Heroes you may encounter onboard include Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, to name just a few.

“Mickey and Friends Super Hero Celebration”

Even Disney characters are getting in on the action! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale dress up to honor their favorite Marvel Super Heroes.

Marvel Day at Sea is on select 7- and 8-night Disney Cruise Line sailings from New York this fall, and returns on select 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018.

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Check out a gallery of the runDisney event and get more info on the race!

Written by Maggie Klimentova

This past weekend, thousands of runners conquered the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in Anaheim, California!

On November 10-12, participants—including Lorraine, Ryan, and James (check out their special episode of THWIP! The Big Marvel Show! now)—challenged themselves, and each other, in a variety of races, including the Spider-Man 5K, the Thor 10K, the kid’s race, and the half marathon itself. A few daring entrants even took on the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge; those who completed both the Thor 10K and the Half Marathon—a whopping 19.3 miles in total—received a Gauntlet medal for their stellar achievement!

Participants ran in costume as their favorite heroes and posed with various Marvel characters along the course, taking a quick breather (and selfie) alongside the likes of Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Thor, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Loki. Music from the Marvel Studios films energized the runners as they trekked through the Disneyland Resort.

Check out a visual recap of the event in the gallery below! And congratulations to all participants on making it an incredible weekend!

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Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord and Black Widow will be part of the fun!

Today at Comic Con in London, Vice President Franchise Creative and Marketing for Marvel Studios, Dave Bushore and Creative Director of Disneyland Paris, Mark Huffman announced that the Marvel Super Heroes are coming to Disneyland Paris in the summer 2018 from June 10 to September 30.

Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord and Black Widow will appear for the first time exclusively at Disneyland Paris in summer 2018 in a special Marvel Summer of Super Heroes season. Your favorite heroes will be featured in the Walt Disney Studios Park for exciting meet & greets and breathtaking, epic shows.

But that’s not all for Marvel fans at Disneyland Paris. As first announced at D23 Expo this summer, Disneyland Paris is also re-imagining one of its Resort Hotels into a universe that would make Tony Stark proud. Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will transport guests to the action-packed, inspiring world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider Man among others. Work on Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will begin in October of 2018 and it will open in 2020.

Stay tuned for more updates on Marvel Summer of Super Heroes.

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The spy turned Avenger can be seen aboard the Disney Magic!

The premiere of Marvel Day at Sea is just around the corner! Marvel fans will want to join us as we count down to this epic celebration on select cruises aboard the Disney Magic.

As we near the debut, we’re featuring some of the mighty Marvel Super Heroes you can meet onboard during the daylong event, giving you insights into who they are and how you can get some face time with them.

Get ready to meet another ultra-cool Marvel Super Hero. Black Widow is just one of the many Marvel Super Heroes you can encounter during Marvel Day at Sea aboard select Disney Magic cruises.

Black Widow is one of the world’s greatest spies and a master of disguise. Natasha Romanov, known by many aliases, is an expert infiltrator, athlete and assassin. Brilliant and determined, Black Widow serves as a top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and is one of the Avengers.

During this one epic day on each sailing, you may cross paths with the legendary super spy, Black Widow around the ship and see her battling villains with her wits, wisdom and strength in the nighttime deck show. In Marvel’s Avengers Academy, Black Widow teaches young recruits how to expertly maneuver through an elaborate laser grid maze, how to learn the secrets of their foes and other important secret agent skills.

Marvel Day at Sea premieres on select 7- and 8-night Disney Cruise Line sailings from New York this fall, and returns on select 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018.

To meet more Super Heroes assembling for this epic event, take a look back at these previous posts:

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Inside the Collector’s Fortress at Disney California Adventure Park.

Things are getting spooky at the Disneyland Resort right now thanks to their big Halloween Time experience, and a notable part of that is Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark at Disney California Adventure Park. The new night time version of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! finds the Collector’s fortress in a dire situation, thanks to the escape of all of the creatures he had captured.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark includes a new video that guests are shown as they walk through the Collector’s archive and view some of the valuable items he has acquired. Rather than the normal footage of Taneleer Tivan welcoming you, this version hints at just how ominous the situation is After Dark…

For a look at what to expect, check out the transmission at the top of the page from The Collector’s assistant, Apheta!

Want to see more? You can help Rocket #SaveGroot at Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark each night during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, now through October 31, with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! continuing throughout the season during the day.

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ECHL announces Marvel Super Hero Nights for the 2017-18 season!

The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the 2017-18 Season will feature Marvel Super Hero themed games throughout the hockey league’s 27 Teams—including specialty jerseys, character appearances, co-branded ECHL/Marvel merchandise, and other in-game promotions during the designated events.

At a press conference broadcast from the famed comic book store Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, representatives from the ECHL, Marvel, MeiGray Group, and the AMC series “Comic Book Men” discussed the relationship and the excitement for the upcoming games.

“Marvel is thrilled to work with the ECHL to provide all of their fans and ours with a one-of-a-kind in-game experience by bringing together the power of the Marvel brand with the energy and excitement of professional hockey,” said Marvel Vice President, Digital Media & Marketing Solutions, Jonathan Parkhideh.

Over the course of the season, each ECHL team will adorn a special Marvel Super Hero theme jersey featuring one of several characters including Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, or collectively as the Avengers, with the ECHL team’s own logo intertwined. Several ECHL Marvel Super Hero Nights will feature these characters against each other with both teams wearing a specialty themed jersey.

“The ECHL is proud to partner with Marvel, one of Disney’s most popular brands, in their first ever North American league-wide partnership,” said Brian McKenna, Commissioner of the ECHL. “We would also like to thank Barry Meisel and the MeiGray Group for their participation to bring these Super Heroes to the ice by way of the specialty jerseys. The ECHL takes great pride in providing new and creative ideas to entertain our fans and expand our audience and Marvel is the ideal partner to continue this trend.”

As part of this first-of-its-kind league-wide program, all ECHL-Marvel themed jerseys will be auctioned off to the public through The MeiGray Group. For complete details on the ECHL-Marvel Super Hero Night in the ECHL market nearest you, please see the schedule below—or contact your ECHL team directly.

ECHL – MARVEL Super Hero Game Nights

ECHL Team                                        Game Date

Adirondack Thunder                           November 25, 2017
Allen Americans                                 January 15, 2018
Atlanta Gladiators                               December 2, 2017
Brampton Beast                                  November 19, 2017
Cincinnati Cyclones                            February 9-10, 2018
Colorado Eagles                                  March 18, 2018
Florida Everblades                              November 18, 2017
Fort Wayne Komets                            April 7, 2018
Greenville Swamp Rabbits                 March 6, 2018
Idaho Steelheads                                 March 24, 2018
Indy Fuel                                             November 18, 2017
Jacksonville IceMen                           November 17, 2017
Kalamazoo Wings                               January 20, 2018
Kansas City Mavericks                       November 11, 2017
Manchester Monarchs                         January 20, 2018
Norfolk Admirals                                March 3, 2018
Orlando Solar Bears                            November 25, 2017
Quad City Mallards                             January 19, 2018
Rapid City Rush                                 February 10, 2018
Reading Royals                                   December 30, 2017
South Carolina Stingrays                    November 18, 2017
Toledo Walleye                                   November 4, 2017
Tulsa Oilers                                         March 25, 2018
Utah Grizzlies                                     October 28, 2017
Wheeling Nailers                                November 10, 2017
Wichita Thunder                                 November 25, 2017
Worcester Railers                                March 2-3, 2018

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Spider-Man is bringing his friendly neighborhood heroics to the Disney Magic!

The premiere of Marvel Day at Sea is just around the corner! Marvel fans will want to join us as we count down to this epic celebration on select cruises aboard the Disney Magic.

As we near the debut, we’re featuring some of the mighty Marvel Super Heroes you can meet onboard during the daylong event, giving you insights into who they are and how you can get some face time with them.

Today, let’s get to know your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, known for his web-slinging, acrobatic talents.

High school student Peter Parker gained his superhuman speed, strength and agility after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Adopting the name Spider-Man, his spider-sense provides an early warning detection system. His uncle taught him that with great power comes great responsibility and Spidey has vowed to use his powers to help people.

During the action-packed Marvel Day at Sea, Spider-Man is just one of many Super Heroes you can encounter. Your spider-senses will tingle as you strike a pose with the amazing Spider-Man or see him in action, slinging a web during the nighttime deck show. Young web warriors can see Spider-Man in Marvel’s Avengers Academy, where he teaches future Super Heroes to hone their reflexes, speed and intellect.

Stay tuned to meet more Super Heroes assembling for Marvel Day at Sea, which premieres on select 7- and 8-night Disney Cruise Line sailings from New York this fall, and returns on select 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018.

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The Avengers' archer will be onboard the Disney Magic!

The premiere of Marvel Day at Sea is just around the corner! Marvel fans will want to join us as we count down to this epic celebration on select cruises aboard the Disney Magic.

As we near the debut, we’re featuring some of the mighty Marvel Super Heroes you can meet onboard during the daylong event, giving you insights into who they are and how you can get some face time with them.

Today, set your sights on another sensational Super Hero – Hawkeye.

Hawkeye is the world’s most talented archer and marksman, possessing exceptional reflexes and hand-eye coordination. He is a natural athlete and formidable in unarmed combat, with extensive training as an acrobat and aerialist. A member of the Avengers and a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Hawkeye is a highly capable and charismatic super-human.

Hawkeye is just one of many characters you can encounter during this epic event which will be the largest assembly of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever at sea. You may see him traversing the ship or shooting an arrow with the most accurate precision, aimed at the bad guys, during the nighttime deck show. In the Marvel’s Avengers Academy youth space, Hawkeye will teach young recruits what it takes to become a mighty Super Hero.

Stay tuned to meet more Super Heroes assembling for Marvel Day at Sea, which premieres on select 7- and 8-night Disney Cruise Line sailings from New York this fall, and returns on select 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018.

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With Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark now open, a fascinating conversation took place.

An impressive group of creative minds – including scientists, explorers and storytellers – gathered together this week at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort for a special event billed as the Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up.

Panelists Capt. Mike Foreman (retired NASA astronaut), Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith (NASA Astrophysicist), Stephen Wacker (Vice President of Development, TV and New Media, Marvel Entertainment), John Mauro (Regional Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering) and Amy Jupiter (Executive Media Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering) joined moderator and event organizer Erin Glover (Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort) to discuss how science influences storytelling – and how fictional and fantastical stories can inspire scientists and lead to real life breakthroughs.

Check out the video above to see an overview of the event and some of the highlights from the evening, which included character appearances by the likes of Star-Lord and Gamora!

The event came on the heels of the recent debut of the new Halloween-inspired version of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout attraction called Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, which Mauro and Jupiter had both worked on. The panelists had all gone on the attraction together the night of the event, and as an expert on the subject, Foreman said he did indeed feel zero gravity for a moment during Monsters After Dark, though he laughed that it’s even more fun to spend “a couple of weeks in zero gravity.”

Even at their most fantastical, Smith said she felt stories like the ones Marvel tell, “throw in an element of truth,” and serve as inspiration for real life scientists as herself. Said Wacker, “The foundation of everything we do is built on that grain of hopefulness and wish fulfillment.”

Smith said that at NASA, they like to begin by asking, “What if? What if you could do that?”

Maura noted that at Disney Imagineering as well, “We ask ‘What if’ all the time,” to which Wacker replied, “’What if’ was a Marvel comic!”

The special Halloween Time version of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark can be seen now through October 31st at Disney California Adventure.

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