Disney Around The World

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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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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Donate to help the U.S. Virgin Islands

Along with many of you, we have been saddned to see the results from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Virgin Islands have been devastated and being cut off from the mainland.  They will need the most help to rebuild.  Please consider a donation to the USVI Recovery Fund. We here at MyCrazyDisneyFamily.com want to do as much as we can to help rebuild the islands we love. To help, we will be donating 100% of our ad revenue for September to USVI Recovery fund.  Please read a few articles. Each…
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The Language of Aloha at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Kaiaulu

Kaiaulu means a trade-wind breeze. In my last post, I wrote about the ukuna o ka la, or rays of the sun. Now, when things are heating up in the sun in Hawaiʻi, we all cherish the breezes and rain to help us keep cool. Did you know that we have hundreds of words in Hawaiian for wind and rain? That’s because each name changes depending on the location. When you first walk into Makaʻala, our lobby area at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, you’ll enjoy the trade-wind breeze…
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Top Costumes at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Featured In Next ‘Inside Disney Parks’ Show

As we put the finishing touches on a new episode of “Inside Disney Parks,” we wanted to give Disney Parks Blog readers a sneak peek at one of the can’t-miss segments from the upcoming video show. Our team went in search of the top costumes at a recent Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and we think you’ll love what they found. For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights, partygoers of all ages can dress in costume (guidelines here) and trick-or-treat throughout the park. The event requires a separate ticket that can be…
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Five Fun Facts about Exploring Ecuador with Adventures by Disney

From fiery volcanoes to gigantic Galápagos tortoises, you can explore the natural beauty and splendor of South America on the Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands vacation, which takes you on a journey through the awe-inspiring Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, to the city of Quito and the Galápagos Islands. With so many unique and diverse regions to explore, I’ve gathered just a few of my favorite highlights from this exciting trip. 1. You can experience 4 unique natural regions throughout Ecuador including the Andean mountain range, the Pacific Coast, the Amazon Rainforest…
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Disneyland Paris Update: Johnny Depp Visits His New Audio-Animatronics Counterpart in Re-Imagined Attraction

Guess who made Un Visite Surprise (A Surprise Visit) to Disneyland Paris this past week? None other than Captain Jack Sparrow himself – Johnny Depp – to get a first look at the new Audio Animatronics figures being installed in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Paris. Depp explored the new scenes and even struck a pose next to the pirate he knows so well, who is hiding in a barrel, still searching for new treasures. Captain Jack was added to the classic attraction at Disneyland Resort and…
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Get Ready for Exciting New D23 Expo Details Including Golden Girls, Hercules, John Stamos, and More!

From celebrating The Golden Girls and Hercules to panel discussions led by John Stamos and Whoopi Goldberg, we’ve got some thrilling new details about the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, which is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on July 14-16! In addition to Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios events and Disney pirates displays, here’s more of what’s in store: The Golden Girls: A Celebration of Friendship, Laughter, and Cheesecake When: Friday July 14 at 2:30 p.m. It’s been 25 years since the last episode of…
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Adventures by Disney and Turner Classic Movies Team Up to Offer a Special Italian Movie Vacation

Are you a classic movie buff? Have you ever dreamed of living la dolce vita in Italy? This summer, Adventures by Disney is offering a special departure of its Italy vacation, visiting Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Venice, that highlights many of your favorite classic films shot in this remarkable country. Built in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this unique adult-exclusive 8-day, 7-night trip will run Aug. 11-18, 2017. Join fellow movie lovers for a unique and unforgettable journey through one of the most cinematic locations on earth. Here you’ll…
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Summer is Here at Disney Parks

Summer has finally arrived! Whether you want to unleash your inner Super Hero, explore new worlds or enjoy spectacular entertainment, we have something for everyone at all of our Disney parks. Here’s a look at what we’ve got in store for a truly blockbuster summer. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is now open at Disney California Adventure park, kicking off our Summer of Heroes with daring missions, heroic encounters, and even a dance-off to Star-Lord’s old-school rock ‘n’ roll mixtape. Starting June 14, you can also suit up…
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Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally Coming to Disney Springs

A fun dining event is “rolling” into Disney Springs June 2 and 3! Springs Street Eats will highlight eight food trucks – featuring some Central Florida favorites, including the Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors usually found in Exposition Park! You’ll find the trucks in the West Side neighborhood outside of Cirque du Soleil Friday, June 2 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from noon until 11 p.m. With live entertainment, this food truck rally is sure to be a tasty event that’s fun for the…
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Shanghai Disneyland Welcomes 10 Million Guests in Its First Eleven Months

We have some really exciting news out of Shanghai Disney Resort tonight. As part of its celebration of China’s National Tourism Day, the resort announced that Shanghai Disneyland recently welcomed its 10 millionth guest – and in just 11 months! That makes Shanghai Disneyland the most popular theme park opening ever in China. “We’re thrilled to see millions of people from across China embrace Shanghai Disney Resort,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “Their reaction has been everything we’d hoped for and, thanks to their…
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Disneyland Paris Kicked off Its 25th Anniversary with a Magical Celebration and Surprise Guest John Legend

Disneyland Paris launched its 25th Anniversary celebration year with a big party this weekend, and it looks like it was so magical! We can’t believe it’s already been a quarter of a century since Disneyland Paris first opened its doors. At the launch of the celebration, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Bob Chapek and the Disneyland Paris team debuted new experiences that guests will be able to enjoy at the Park as part of its 25th Anniversary, which officially begins today. Here are some new experiences you can…
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Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary – Launch Event Recap

Well, it’s almost time for me to bid Adieu to all festivities here at Disneyland Paris. It has been a whirlwind week, with the launch of the 25th Anniversary – a ceremony with moving speeches from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek and Catherine Powell, President of Euro Disney S.A.S.; the launch of fabulous new entertainment and attractions; and a BIG surprise performance from superstar John Legend. We brought you a selection of photos from the event; and if you want to see some of the action via…
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HomeAway Duns Castle celebrating Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Enter for a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle! To celebrate Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, we’re giving you a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 guests. Plus, five runners-up could win a HomeAway® vacation. Grand Prize: You could win a stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 guests 5 nights’ stay Roundtrip travel Meals and entertainment 5 Runner-Up Prizes: Get HomeAway from it all in one of our unique homes Included for you and 4 guests 7 nights’ stay in…
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