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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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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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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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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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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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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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