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Disney building the world's first Marvel hotel

It’s a hotel that Disney is hoping guests will marvel at.

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Disney’s Hotel New York, a 565-room property near Disneyland Paris’ Disneytown. will be renovated to feature the props, drawings and costumes from Marvel films, television shows and comic books, Travel & Leisure reported.

The Art of Marvel will be the first Marvel Comics hotel. It will boast a skyscraper facade and likely will include Stark Tower, Travel & Leisure reported, continuing Marvel’s expanded presence among Disney properties. 

The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, and has opened two attractions -- Guardians of the Galaxy, Mission Breakout! at Disney’s California Adventure; and Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney World’s Epcot park in Florida will be opening a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster soon, while Avengers attractions are being proposed for the Disney California Adventure park, Travel & Leisure reported.

WATCH: Woman tumbles from bungee ride; ropes prevent deadly fall

A woman riding a bungee-style ride at a fair in central Paris narrowly avoided serious injury, and possibly death, when the seat belt on the ride failed. 

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Luckily her legs got caught up in the ropes, which prevented her from falling to the ground, but the video of the episode shows her head was just inches from an elevated platform as she swung back and forth upside down.

The crowd was stunned as the accident unfolded. A bystander quickly tried to grab the dangling woman as she swung by, eventually grabbing hold of her hand to slow her momentum down.

The ride was part of an annual street fair at a park in central Paris.  

WATCH: Bird slams into face of shocked thrill seeker on roller coaster

Roller coasters are supposed to be frightening as they move at high speeds through twists and turns, up steep inclines, and twice as fast down heart-stopping hills, but a bird strike isn’t supposed to be part of the terror.

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But that’s exactly what happened on a roller coaster in Spain billed as Europe’s fastest coaster.

It was all caught on camera, too, at the new Ferrari Land in Barcelona.

A pigeon struck the shocked coaster rider in the face at the top of a 367-foot vertical track on the Red Force roller coaster while traveling more than 100 miles an hour, according to the Huffington Post.

The thrill seeker, who was in the front seat of the coaster with a friend, looked stunned when the bird first hit him, then the force of the ride pinned the pigeon to the man’s neck before it was able to flutter away.

Although he did have a little blood on his face, the rider recovered quickly and seemed to enjoy the rest of the ride.

It’s unclear if the blood belonged to the man or the bird.

Video shows worker at Disney resort using dirty mop to clean tables

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Video of a worker at Walt Disney World mopping the floors of a restaurant at the Art Animation Resort and then cleaning the tables with the same dirty mop is gaining some attention.

“Anybody with any kind of common sense can see that is unsanitary,” said Jesse Arias, the man who took and shared the video with WFTV. “It’s just really disturbing that they were doing something like that and exposing us to diseases. There are thousands of people that walk those parks a day.”

Arias said the resort manager comped him for the cost of his hotel, but he said it still bothered him. Afterward, he wrote letters to Disney, but he said he never got a satisfying response.

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A spokesperson for the resort said that when workers found out about the incident, they immediately took action.

The spokesperson said it was an isolated incident.

Disney officials said the woman in the video works for a third-party vendor and she is no longer welcome on Disney property.

Paul Cook, a retired health inspector, said he had never seen anything like it.

“I would have immediately closed that place and had them come in and say, 'You have to retrain your employees on properly cleaning, sanitizing food service equipment and properly cleaning the floor,” Cook said.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website listed a few minor violations since the resort opened in 2012. None involved the food service area. 

Six Flags Over Georgia sets Guinness World Record

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Six Flags Over Georgia has set a Guinness World Record for Most People Kissing Under Mistletoe.

According to a press release, 402 people (201 couples) were part of the historic event.

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The kisses lasted for at least 10 seconds, the release said.

The event was sponsored by Mistletoeing.com, which provided the sprigs of mistletoe; DenTek, an oral health company; and the amusement park.

7 ways to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday today

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Thirty-five years ago today, the boy who didn't die was born.

Witches, wizards and muggles everywhere will be celebrating the birthdays of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling, author of the books about the boy wizard.

Here are a few ways to mark the day:

1. Make some Harry Potter-themed snacks: From butterbeer to Harry's favorite treacle tarts, you can treat co-workers, friends and family to food so good it's magical. [Get recipes here | and here]

2. Since you've made all that food, why not have some people over for a movie marathon? [Click here for the movies, in order, with trailers]

3. Prefer the books? Gather your army and find your room of requirement, then take turns reading "Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone," in which Hagrid brings Harry a birthday cake. [See the full list of Harry Potter books]

4, Have you read the books and seen the movies too many times to count? Maybe you should host a Harry Potter crafts party. [make a house scarf | hold a potions class | make a golden snitch | make a flying key]

5. Play muggles quidditch: Chances are you don't own a Nimbus 2015, but that doesn't mean you can't catch a gold snitch. There are now more than 300 quidditch teams around the world you can join (or start your own team). [rules of the game]

6. Play the Harry Potter version of the board game Clue: A member of the Gryffindor house is missing. Was it Draco Malfoy in the trophy room with a vanishing cabinet? [available on amazon.com | check out the  game]

7: Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Unless Hermione has loaned you her time turner, it might be too late to do that today. There's always the weekend. [Florida's park | gallery of grand opening]

Newest Six Flags roller coaster will blow your mind

Get ready for the new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters!

Six Flags Great America, located between Chicago and Milwaukee, announced plans for the next addition to its arsenal of world-class rides with an all-new wooden roller coaster. New for 2014, Goliath will be the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world and feature the world’s tallest and steepest drop. All total, this wooden marvel will tout three world records making it the most extreme coaster of its kind on the planet!“Six Flags Great America is known for introducing record-breaking and first-of-its-kind roller coasters,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “Goliath will be unmatched – setting not only one, but three world records and featuring two inversions. All of the ride elements, including an 85 degree plunge down the tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster, make Goliath the most extreme wooden roller coaster in the world. We are thrilled to bring this record-smashing coaster to our guests for the 2014 season.”Goliath takes riders up a mammoth 165 foot lift hill, then plunges them down a record-setting 180 foot, 85 degree drop, crowning it the tallest and steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster in the world. Riders will gain record-breaking speeds of up to 72 miles-per-hour and blast into jaw-dropping maneuvers including three over-banked turns, a 180 degree zero G roll, an inverted drop and an inverted zero G stall. Goliath completely annihilates the wooden roller coaster competition.Record Breaking Facts

  •     Fastest wooden roller coaster – 72 miles-per-hour
  •     Tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster – 180 feet
  •     Steepest drop on a roller coaster – 85 degrees

Goliath will make its home in the County Fair section of the park. Construction begins this fall and Goliath is scheduled to open spring of 2014.About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane HarborTwo great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows and three children’s themed areas with over 30 rides.

B98.5 wants you to see New Fantasyland®

B98.5 invites you to discover a land full of adventure and excitement where beasts roar and mermaids sing – New Fantasyland®, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® history!After Thanksgiving, continue listening to the Vikki & Kelly Morning Show starting Monday November 26th and play "Blast from the Past" around 6:50 for your chance to win a Disney gift card and instantly qualify to win a Magical Getaway Vacation for four that includes airfare, passes, and four nights in a Disney resort!Be among the first to journey through the Enchanted Forest, go under the sea with Ariel, dine in Beast's Castle, and join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time.” You'll become part of a story that will stay with you until happily-ever-after.Make Your Dreams Come True – ONLY from B98.5 – 80s, 90s and NOW!

   
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