Fun Stuff

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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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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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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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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Freeform’s 13 Nights of Halloween Schedule Is Here, so It’s Time to Plan 13 Nights of Marathons

The best time of year is truly upon us! Get ready to plan your pumpkin carving and Halloween movie viewing parties, because Freeform’s 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is here, and it’s amazing (how can it not be if it includes a 12-hour Hocus Pocus marathon?)! Check out all of the frightfully fun movies on the schedule, deck out your living room in your Halloween finest, get some sweet treats, and await your favorite 13 nights of the year: Thursday, October 19 12pm/11c The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part…
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Huge News! Bobby Moynihan Is Joining The Muppets’ Show at The Hollywood Bowl

Breaking news out of the Muppet world today! Variety has revealed that Bobby Moynihan, very funny person and voice of Louie on Disney XD’s DuckTales, has been announced as a very special guest star and host for “The Muppets Take The Bowl.” Bobby will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and all your favorite Muppets on September 8, 9, and 10 at the Hollywood Bowl for three nights of sensational, inspirational, Muppetational fun! “I am so wildly excited to host ‘The Muppets Take the Bowl’ at the…
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Disney Parks Bento Magic – Humphrey the Bear

With school back in session, it’s the perfect time to share our latest Disney-inspired bento box tutorial. Today, Disney Parks Blog reader and fan Mike Kravanis is at the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge creating a special Humphrey the Bear bento box. To create Humphrey, dark brown rice and soy sauce-soaked tan rice are first added to the bento box. Details of his face are then made from a nori seaweed sheet and white American cheese. Black olives are also added to create a perfect bear…
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‘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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