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Give the Gift of Disney Memories

Do you struggle to find a perfect holiday gift for one of your friends or family members? I definitely do! Why not surprise that special person with something that shows a lot of thought, care and appreciation? Last year I surprised my mom with an album filled with hundreds of photos from all of our family’s recent trips to Walt Disney World Resort. When she opened it, her reaction told me it was her favorite gift. My entire family spent nearly an hour on Christmas Day looking at page after…
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Special Handmade Show Harness Created for Disneyland Resort Horses

A few months ago, when we were last out at Circle D Ranch for the Norco Labor Day Parade, we had the opportunity to learn about a very special show harness. Handmade at the Disneyland Resort, with inlay leather and Disneyland motifs, this harness also features a distinctly decorative piece, known as the “Scotch Top.” This particular harness is not often seen when Disneyland Resort horses participate in community parades, as it is made for a single horse; typically our horses pull in tandem. However, for the recent Labor Day…
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Celebrate Star Wars Galactic Nights With New Merchandise & More on December 16

Star Wars fans from across the galaxy are making plans to attend this year’s Star Wars: Galactic Nights event, which will be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16. With celebrity appearances, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge panel discussions, Star Wars-inspired entertainment, fireworks, themed photo ops and much more, the event will truly be the perfect way for Star Wars fans to celebrate the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We’ve previously shared a full rundown of this year’s Star Wars: Galactic Nights activities in this blog post –…
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#DisneyParksLIVE: Watch ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ Live on December 4 at 7:55 p.m. EST

As a part of the “Flurry of Fun” park-wide holiday celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park lights up each night with the high-spirited projection show “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” The show, which takes place nightly throughout the holiday season, stars elves Wayne and Lanny from “Prep & Landing.” In it, Christmas Day is almost here, but Jolly Old Saint Nick is nowhere to be found. Luckily, Wayne and Lanny are on the job, and they won’t rest until the big guy is back at the North Pole. Watch in…
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Holiday Dessert Tour at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is in full swing at Magic Kingdom Park, and in addition to unique characters, holiday shows and spectacular fireworks, you won’t want to miss all of the delicious desserts available across the park. Our talented Magic Kingdom pastry chefs worked hard this year to create these amazing sweets and treats. I recently met up with Brogan Haynes, from Magic Kingdom Food & Beverage, who gave me an exclusive tour of everything available at this year’s party! From yummy eggnog custard with toasted meringue (my personal…
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#DisneyKids: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas with Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As you probably already know, there’s a whole lot of jolly happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season with the festive “Flurry of Fun” park-wide celebration. There’s a fantastic new and improved fireworks, projection and musical extravaganza — Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, plus a dazzling new Sunset Seasons Greetings wintry wonderland transformation where unforgettable tales unfold with beloved characters and heartwarming projections (see if you can spot the Aliens from “Toy Story” or the zany Swedish Chef from The Muppets). But if you head to the Studios for a…
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First Look: Loki Makes His Debut Alongside Thor at Marvel Day at Sea

Riding the wave of the epic film opening of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” guests aboard the Disney Magic are finding even more ways to unleash their inner Super Heroes and mythical gods during Marvel Day at Sea. And a huge thrill for everyone, the mischievous Loki is making his debut as part of a Disney vacation experience for the first time ever! While onboard, you may come face-to-face with Thor or catch Loki lurking around the ship, as these half-brothers take a brief break from fighting side-by-side or their latest…
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Tune in to ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ Tonight at 9/8c on ABC

I’m so giddy over the holidays and I’m finally on track to finish decorating my Christmas tree this week…okay, maybe I’ve been stalling on purpose. Why, you ask? Because Disney is part of my holiday tradition (in more ways than just ornaments), and tonight I can finish decorating my tree while watching “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” from 9/8c on ABC! This year’s holiday tradition kicks off with a spectacular opening number by special hosts Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey on the Cinderella Castle stage at Magic…
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Watch Highlights of #DisneyParksLIVE ‘Believe … in Holiday Magic’ Fireworks Spectacular at Disneyland Park!

Update: This live event has concluded. Check out highlights of the fireworks spectacular below. Celebrate the season with #DisneyParksLIVE tonight as we present “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular live from Disneyland park! Our live stream will begin at 8:40 p.m. PST. Just one of the many returning favorites our guests are enjoying during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks brings the magic of the season to the skies. This post, Watch Highlights of #DisneyParksLIVE ‘Believe … in Holiday Magic’ Fireworks Spectacular at Disneyland…
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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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