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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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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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All in the Details: Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

This summer, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge opened to guests and Disney Vacation Club Members. In case you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out in person, here’s a glimpse of some details you’ll find in this rustically elegant Walt Disney World Resort retreat. The resort’s design is inspired by the Pacific Northwest, offering modern ammentieis mixed with natural elements. Walt Disney’s love of trains was a foundation in choosing the elements to incorporate in the accommodations. By utilizing railroad relics and memorabilia in…
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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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Make the Most Out of Your Walt Disney World Resort Visit With the ‘Park Hopper Plus Option’

Have you ever spent a day a water park at Walt Disney World Resort? Now, thanks to the Park Hopper Plus Option ticket add-on, planning a visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is easier than ever. In case you’re new to Disney water parks, they truly do offer something for every member of the family. Both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach feature beautiful white-sand beaches, pools, lazy rivers and a selection of slides that range from family-friendly to unforgettably adventurous. The water parks…
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Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with Disney PhotoPass Service

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19, and if you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort, scuttlebutt says Disney PhotoPass Service has the perfect way for you to capture your inner buccaneer! On September 19, you can visit the PhotoPass photographer across from the Pirates of the Caribbean clock tower from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Magic Kingdom park (weather permitting) to take the Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Magic Shot above. Not sailing to Walt Disney World Resort on September 19? Throughout the year, PhotoPass offers so…
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Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort for the holidays? Then you can’t miss Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, which celebrates the season with festive decor, glittering holiday lights, special photo opportunities, holiday entertainment you have to see to believe, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., and so much more. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which requires a special ticket to attend, will be held on the following nights: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28; and December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8,…
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Walt Disney Company Commits $2.5 Million To Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Just moments ago, The Walt Disney Company announced a commitment of $2.5 million to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds will help the response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, and other nonprofits. “As millions of people now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together in the wake of these historic hurricanes, they need our help,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “We’re donating $2.5 million to support relief…
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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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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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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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