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Disney PhotoPass Opportunities Available Exclusively During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Season’s greetings! It may only be November, but it’s time to decorate your Christmas tree, hang your stockings by the chimney with care, and prepare for St. Nick to be there! Ok, so some of you might think it’s a bit early for all that (full disclosure: I’ve already decorated my home for the holidays – weeks ago), but it’s definitely not too early to don your merriest attire and dash, dance or prance to Magic Kingdom Park for festive photo opportunities! While you go a-wassailing around the park during…
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Enjoy A More Relaxing Black Friday Weekend at Disney Springs

Nine days and counting … can you tell that I’m excited for Black Friday – the “official” start of the holiday shopping season? Back for its second year at Disney Springs, Black Friday, November 24, 2017, marks the onset of three full days featuring fantastic finds and prominent promotions throughout the property. With over 80 retailers planning to take part in the festivities, it would be impossible for me to list everything here, so below, in no particular order, are a few of the offerings I’m most excited about. Here’s…
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A Toast to the Holiday Season!

Disney is not short on festive holiday celebrations on either coast with Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure park, and Holidays at Disneyland Resort. For those that want to sip on some holiday cheer at any of the Disney holiday celebrations or just get away for a relaxed celebration in one of our restaurants or lounges, our Disney beverage teams and talented mixologists throughout our parks…
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New Disney Parks Attractions and Entertainment Awarded for Global Excellence

It’s been an incredible year so far at Disney Parks, with unprecedented growth and exciting offerings at all of our resorts around the world. We’re happy to share that these new experiences were just honored by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), which represents the global themed entertainment industry. “Our teams continue to raise the bar offering new experiences and adventures leaving guests wondering, ‘how did Disney do that?’” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We do all of this for our guests, and we’re thrilled with what…
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Relish Scrumptious New Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots at Magic Kingdom Park

Are you looking for a way to satisfy your craving for imaginative photos at Magic Kingdom Park? Feast your eyes on Disney PhotoPass Service’s newest, most indulgent Magic Shots! These two sweet photo opportunities are sure to add an extra pinch of humor and fun to your vacation memories. You can (figuratively) gobble up the Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar Magic Shot in Tomorrowland, Frontierland or on Main Street, U.S.A. Not to your taste? You can take a photo that celebrates your love of Dole Whip® with a delightfully “cool”…
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Celebrate the Spooky Season with our New Haunted Mansion-Inspired Wallpaper

I’m not a big fan of things ghoulish but something about the Haunted Mansion mesmerizes me. It might be the cast members’ accents with their elongated vowels. Maybe it is the “stretching” room with its hilariously scary portraits. Or, my favorite, the dancing ghosts in the dining room. Our designer, Christine Lee, who recently visited her very first haunted house, agrees with me. When we asked her to create something special for Halloween she naturally wanted to feature the “999 happy haunts.” Take a close look at the gravestones to…
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Dreamy Shopping Experience Awaits at the Dream Boutique in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

From Belle to Moana, Minnie Mouse and more, now there’s something for every little dreamer at the Dream Boutique opening this weekend in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. The Dream Boutique offers a wide variety of character apparel, stylish accessories, trendy headwear and other products created for Disney Parks. The location also carries role play costumes complete with matching accessories inspired by favorite Disney Princesses. A variety of plush and toys round out the product assortment found in this dreamy location. This newly reimagined space is a merchandise-only location….
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American Idol Kicked Off Auditions in New York City This Week

It’s finally happening! American Idol auditions have begun, and we’re more than happy to embrace the new judges! Rounding out the panel for the music competition series’ first season at its new home on ABC are Grammy and Emmy nominated music luminary Katy Perry, music icon Lionel Richie, and producer extraordinaire—and returning host—Ryan Seacrest. We’re sure these stars will know talent when they see it! We can barely contain our excitement now that the nationwide search for #TheNextIdol has started. Who knows? The winning music superstar could be in the…
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Come Out and Socialize at the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party

If you’re attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, why not end your night of frights at the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party? Pastry Chef Stephen Sutton gives us an inside look at all of the delightfully frightful desserts available at this event! In addition to all-you-care-to-enjoy Halloween-themed sweet treats and specialty drinks, this dessert party offers prime views of Happy HalloWishes Fireworks. There are two viewing locations you can book: Plaza Garden Viewing and Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. Plaza Garden Viewing is a reserved private viewing area where you…
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All in the Details: Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

This summer, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge opened to guests and Disney Vacation Club Members. In case you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out in person, here’s a glimpse of some details you’ll find in this rustically elegant Walt Disney World Resort retreat. The resort’s design is inspired by the Pacific Northwest, offering modern ammentieis mixed with natural elements. Walt Disney’s love of trains was a foundation in choosing the elements to incorporate in the accommodations. By utilizing railroad relics and memorabilia in…
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Mickey Mouse’s Home of the Future Is Here and It Can Travel Anywhere in the World

It’s been almost 90 years since Mickey Mouse made his debut, and he’s still as relevant as ever. Inspired by the magical essence of the iconic character and the innovative vision of Walt Disney, the first ever Mickey Mouse’s Home of the Future Design Competition in Canada strives to spark creativity while addressing complex challenges—including health and environmental sustainability. The contest called on the imaginative minds of OCAD University—Canada’s largest and most comprehensive art, design, and media university—to reimagine a home for the beloved character. Evaluated on the criteria of…
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Members to Gather for a ‘Liberty Feast’ this Thanksgiving

Booking begins Oct. 10 (and continues through Nov. 17 or until all spaces are full, whichever comes first) for this year’s Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This year’s celebration, taking place on Nov. 23 from 3-5 p.m. in the resort’s Fantasia Ballroom, will include a Colonial-inspired “Liberty Feast,” non-alcoholic beverages (with alcoholic beverages available at a cash bar to those ages 21 or older with valid ID), live entertainment (including characters, with photos available at an on-site print studio) and a variety of themed activities (including…
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Meet the Super Heroes of Marvel Day at Sea: Spider-Man

As we count down the weeks until Marvel Day at Sea sets sail on select Disney Magic cruises, 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…
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Make the Most Out of Your Walt Disney World Resort Visit With the ‘Park Hopper Plus Option’

Have you ever spent a day a water park at Walt Disney World Resort? Now, thanks to the Park Hopper Plus Option ticket add-on, planning a visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is easier than ever. In case you’re new to Disney water parks, they truly do offer something for every member of the family. Both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach feature beautiful white-sand beaches, pools, lazy rivers and a selection of slides that range from family-friendly to unforgettably adventurous. The water parks…
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Halloween Festivities at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

If you’re heading to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, next month, we have an exciting lineup of special entertainment and activities for guests to celebrate Halloween at our Hawaiian resort. Here are a few not-to-miss experiences in October: October 24-25 ‘Ohana Pumpkin Carving Contest: Families are invited to choose their pumpkin and carve their unique creations. Sculpted “monster-pieces” will be placed on display in the Pau Hana Community Hall for resort guests to view and cast their votes. Winners and prizes will be awarded during ‘Ohana Movie Night on…
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