Fun Stuff

‘American Idol’ Bus Tour Visits Disney Springs for Open Auditions

The groundbreaking series, “American Idol,” will debut on its new home at ABC in 2018. And, there’s more exciting news! For the first time, the ‘Idol’ bus will kick off open auditions at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you think you could be the next “American Idol”, head over to Disney Springs on August 17 to audition with “American Idol” Producers. (Celebrity Judges will not be on site.) Early arrival is encouraged. And, for you early birds, parking will be available as early as 4 a.m. – but not…
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Travel Around the World with the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Medals

Pack your bags and grab your suitcase as we travel around our world for the start of the Walt Disney World Resort race season! The 2017 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT medals have arrived, taking inspiration and elements from the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and featuring fun travel-themed designs like a luggage tag, plane ticket and passport. Starting off the weekend events, we are serving up a new recipe for the 5K – the Disney Fall Feast 5K! Runners will earn this…
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Enjoy Special Character Experiences and Photo Opportunities During Disney PhotoPass Day

August 19 marks World Photo Day, and we’re excited to celebrate the occasion with the return of Disney PhotoPass Day at Walt Disney World Resort! During this event, Disney PhotoPass Service will offer a number of exclusive photo opportunities that will let you take home even more picture-perfect memories of your visit. You can also celebrate Disney Princesses during Disney PhotoPass Day! In honor of Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign, you’ll find photo opportunities focused on some of your favorite Disney Princesses. Check out all of the special opportunities that…
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Recipe: Peanut Butter Blondie Bars from Sweet on You Aboard the Disney Fantasy

The new Sweet on You aboard the Disney Fantasy is serving up incredibly tasty treats, including hand-crafted ice cream and gelato, plus an entire case of desserts that are as pretty to look at as they are delicious to eat. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is one of my favorites and a great one to make with the kids. After the brownies cool, bring the family together for a decorating party and get creative with all of your toppings. Then be sure to stop by Sweet on You…
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National Watermelon Day is August 3 – Celebrate with this Perfect Summer Treat

The summer fun continues and, along with it, the summer foods are still a favorite at Disney Parks. Guests are all about the watermelon cotton candy at Disney California Adventure park. You can find it at carts throughout the park. It’s seasonal, so be sure to get yours soon. You might say the watermelon cotton candy is, well, one in a melon. ☺ And, speaking of which — we’re keeping it light at Walt Disney World Resort with this guest favorite Delicious Disney recipe for Watermelon Rind Salad. This dish…
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Bid on a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation to Visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park & Help Raise Money for the V Foundation during the ESPY Day Auction

ESPN Radio is putting on the 13th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and an unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort vacation to visit Pandora – The World of Avatar is up for auction. The V Foundation is dedicated to make a difference by helping to find a cure for cancer, and you can help make a difference with your support in this auction, which is going on now and will continue through Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Soar over to the ESPY Day Auction page…
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A Legend at Work: The Life and Bambi Art of Tyrus Wong

Disney Legend, Tyrus Wong—the artist whose work served as the blueprint for the artistic stylings ofc—passed away this past January. He was 106. Today, they’re honoring the life and legacy of this Disney legend by taking a look at the vibrant paintings of this illustrious artist, widely considered one of the most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century. To fully appreciate Tyrus’ art, one must travel back to the beginning. Born in 1910 in a small village in the Guandong Province, Tyrus emigrated to America at age nine…
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7 Pieces of Life Advice From Gramma Tala

There are so many inspiring moments in Moana, many of which are centered around one of our favorite characters, Gramma Tala. Gramma Tala encourages Moana to follow her own path, and also inspires us all to be true to ourselves. She’s basically everything we want to be when we grow up. Here’s some life advice from Gramma Tala that we absolutely love: Legends can be true. The very beginning of Moana opens with Gramma Tala retelling the story of how the heart of Te Fiti was stolen. She says that…
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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Moana

By now you’ve most likely seen and been inspired by Disney’s Moana. You’ve probably listened to and have sung along to “How Far I’ll Go” on repeat, cried happy tears at all the emotional and beautiful moments in the film, and have become smitten with the cuteness of Pua and Heihei. Well, if you love this film like we do, keep reading because we know the way to some fun facts that will put wind in your sails! And with Moana available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Disney Movies…
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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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Recipe: Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Chefs at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai‘i are always creating delicious island-inspired dishes. Always a menu favorite, poke, which means “cut piece” or “small piece” in Hawaiian, is the perfect seafood starter to share. To bring a bit of the Hawaiian Islands into your kitchen, check out the fun video and full recipe below for Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse! Tuna Poke with Avocado Mousse Serves 6 as an appetizer TUNA POKE 1 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons…
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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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Race Into Disney Parks for a Sneak Peek of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3”

In the coming weeks, Guests visiting Disney Parks will be able to preview scenes from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” in sneak peeks planned for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. At Disney California Adventure park, the preview of “Cars 3” will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Bug’s Life Theater, starting May 12. Beginning May 26, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance look at a segment from the film as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction, where artwork and maquettes from…
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Experience Mexican Culture, Beauty and Cuisine in Cozumel

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, today I want to tell you how you and your family can discover the culture, beauty and cuisine of Cozumel, Mexico, while sailing to the Western Caribbean with Disney Cruise Line. You can enjoy the picturesque views of the island, located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and create unforgettable memories while experiencing the unique cultural traditions with some of my favorite Port Adventures ashore. Paint Your Own Alebrije – One of the newest experiences in Mexico offers the chance to create…
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“Club Mickey Mouse” is Coming to Your Facebook Feed!

In the grand tradition of Annette Funicello, and Britney and Justin comes Club Mickey Mouse. It’s a digital-first variety show that celebrates The Mickey Mouse Club of yesteryear but brings it into the present-day with a diverse cast of talented young creators, and, of course, everyone’s favorite mouse. (Presented by HP Inc.; Facebook exclusive through Facebook Anthology.) While we don’t have too much information about the new series yet, we know we’re intrigued and excited to see more! The post “Club Mickey Mouse” is Coming to Your Facebook Feed! appeared first on Oh…
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