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Reasons To Look Forward To 2017

Sometimes starting a new year can be a little depressing. Going back to ‘normal life’ after all of the fun that comes along with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the holidays you get time off from work, there is an excitement in the air, and there is so much to look forward to! You’ve got Thanksgiving dinner to devour, Christmas presents to open and staying up until midnight for New Year’s! But then 2017 starts and there aren’t any more big holidays on the horizon. You quickly fall into a routine at work, and if you’re not careful you might start feeling a little down in the dumps! In order to stay positive with a few things to wait expectantly for, here is a list of things to look forward to in 2017.


If you like Disneyland then you will be excited to know that Rivers of America will reopen during summer 2017. This means that the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Pirate’s Lair, Tom Sawyer’s Island, and the Disneyland Railroad will all be functioning again!

Solar Eclipse

On August 21st the next total solar eclipse will be visible from the United States. Be sure to mark your calendar for that!

Super Bowl 51

All you sports fanatics probably already know this, but Super Bowl 2017 will be on February 5! Whether or not your home team is playing it’s still a fun time to together with friends and family to watch!

TV Shows

Stranger Things

The science fiction Netflix original series about a young girl with bizarre powers will return in July 2017!


Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Watson, this modern take on the dynamic duo is set in 21st century London. Season 4 starts airing January 1st.



Starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine this film is set in the future when Logan must learn how to cope with the loss of the X-Men. Alongside Jackman, Logan stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, and introduces Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney. This movie is released March 3.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper this sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) comes out May 5.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth installment of Captain Jack Sparrow’s seafaring adventures stars (of course) Johnny Depp as well as Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Javier Bardem. Sparrow seeks the trident of Poseidon while Captain Salazar (Bardem) seeks Sparrow’s life. Dead Men Tell No Tales will be hitting theaters May 26.

Thor: Ragnarok

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, and Benedict Cumberbatch this latest installment in the Thor story line hits theaters November 3.

Star Wars: Episode VIII

The eighth episode of this ever-growing franchise features Rey in her journey alongside Poe, Finn, and Luke Skywalker. Starring Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver this flick is set to be released on December 15.

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