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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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Hurricane Irma – Important Updates at Walt Disney World Resort

During the next several days, Disney Parks Blog readers can find the latest Hurricane Irma-related updates on closures, cancelations and more at the Walt Disney World Resort on our special DisneyWorld.com/hurricane-irma-info page. You can also learn about any adjustments made to Disney Cruise Line itineraries and check advisories for Disney Vacation Club members by following the links below: Walt Disney World – Hurricane Irma Update Disney Cruise Line Advisories and Itinerary Updates Disney Vacation Club – Hurricane Irma Information Also, find answers to frequently asked storm questions on our hurricane…
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Information on Hurricane Irma

Information on Hurricane Irma Walt Disney World Resort is operating under normal conditions and continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Irma. For more information, please review frequently asked questions regarding hurricane policies: Disney Vacation Club Hurricane Policies Walt Disney World Hurricane Policies If you have a Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation that could be impacted by Hurricane Irma, then please be aware of the following guidelines regarding reservation cancellations, modifications and refunds. Canceling Your Reservation If you must cancel your reservation due to Hurricane Irma, all Vacation Points and…
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Make Plans to Experience Plaza de la Familia, A Celebration of Disney•Pixar’s ‘Coco,’ at Disney California Adventure Park

You’re invited to bring your family and friends to discover Plaza de la Familia, an all-new festivity beginning September 15 at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure park that celebrates Disney·Pixar’s “Coco” and the everlasting bonds of family. A highlight of Plaza de la Familia is “A Musical Celebration of Coco,” featuring an entertaining group of storytellers and original songs from “Coco” in a performance of dance and music. Our singing host, Mateo, is joined by an ensemble of Folklórico dancers and the GRAMMY®-winning Mariachi Divas, bringing to vibrant life…
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Oogie Boogie’s Spell Expands Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

The spell is almost cast! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 15 through October 31, will be bigger than ever with spook-tacular experiences in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. Take a peek! Don’t miss Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort beginning September 15. Check out these posts for more on the new experiences coming this year! Top New Experiences for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Cars Land and Buena Vista Street to Get Spooky as Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Expands to Disney California Adventure Park…
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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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Top New Experiences for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort begins September 15, and this year the celebration is expanding to Disney California Adventure park with new spooky experiences around every corner! Here is what we are most excited to see: Cars Land Haul-O-Ween Celebration – The residents of Radiator Springs are decorating their establishments for the season, with Fillmore showing off his Jack-Oil-Lanterns and ghostly folk art, a Spider-Car spinning webs all over Flo’s V8 Café and more. Two Cars Land attractions will transform for the first time ever, with Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters…
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Halloween Time Is Coming to Cars Land and Buena Vista Street At Disney California Adventure!

Halloween lovers, rejoice! Disneyland Resort’s Halloween Time will be expanding to Disney California Adventure this year! We already know how this expansion will affect the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction, and Disney Parks Blog just revealed more ghostly fun information! As part of Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, Cars Land will have their own Haul-O-Ween celebration! Every establishment in Radiator Springs will be decorated for Haul-O-Ween in their own special way. Check out Flo’s V8 Café all decked out in spiderwebs: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters is also getting…
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Tour on the Wild Side with the Newest Enchanting Extras Addition

We’re excited to announce the newest addition to the Enchanting Extras Collection — the Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Prepare for an adventure like no other as this tour gives you the opportunity — as the park transitions from day to night — to experience the magic of nature in a totally unique way. Your tour guides treat you like a VIP as they impart their detailed knowledge while you explore the Disney’s Animal Kingdom lands to observe the critters, creatures and other denizens of…
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Experience the Thrills of ‘Return To Sleepy Hollow’ at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Are you one of the many guests that are entranced with the appearance of the Headless Horseman at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park? Many party attendees – myself included – line up early with their smartphones at the ready, just to snap a pic as the Horseman and his mysterious dark steed clip-clop down Main Street, U.S.A., before “Mickey’s Boo To You” parade. If you’re a brave soul who can’t get enough of the Horseman, the “Return to Sleepy Hollow” offering at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort &…
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All in the Details: Imagineers Put Final Touches On The Toy Story Land Model For Walt Disney Presents

Earlier this month, we shared that the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios would soon be transformed into Walt Disney Presents, a similar attraction that offers a look at Disney’s past, present and future. Today we’re happy to share that Walt Disney Presents will officially open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on September 8. In addition to historic sketches, photos and storyboards, guests can also view ride vehicle maquettes, a portion of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model, concept art for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction, and an…
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Guests Unlock $100,000 Contribution for Elephant Conservation Through ‘Connect to Protect’ in Pandora

Today, we’re celebrating you, our guests, for helping us reach an important and meaningful milestone in the ‘Connect to Protect’ program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests of Pandora – The World of Avatar have used their adventures and their votes to unlock the first of ten $100,000 contributions from Disney Parks. Since opening in May, Pandora – The World of Avatar has provided unique opportunities to explore and experience the otherworldly landscape of the Mo’ara Valley while connecting with conservation efforts here on Earth. Through the Connect to Protect program,…
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Chefs & Master Sommeliers Announced for 2018 Adventures by Disney Rhine Food & Wine Sailings

While the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival just kicked off yesterday, Adventures by Disney is already prepping for its 2018 Food & Wine sailings along the Rhine River. The timing is fitting, as these 8-day, 7-night adult-exclusive epicurean sailings, departing in fall of 2018, expand on the theme of international eats by taking guests to the heart of Europe to indulge in the authentic foods from 4 different countries! The sailings are hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, serving up extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and…
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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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