This week our Learn to Draw animation series continues with a lesson on how to draw one of our newest Disney sidekicks – Baymax from “Big Hero 6!”
This week, Brian James Fichtner from Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is back in the desk to offer up a lesson. Let’s do it!
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“The Candlelight Processional,” one of Walt Disney World’s most cherished holiday traditions, will return to Epcot tonight.
In honor of the show’s return, we have a brand-new Disney Parks Blog wallpaper to share with you today. Artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett drew inspiration from the show’s stained-glass windows for this one.
And check out our complete gallery of wallpapers on our special page.
The “Candlelight Processional,” a highlight of the holiday offerings at Epcot, will return to the park tonight.
In case you haven’t seen the processional, the show is a retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator with seasonal songs performed by a live choir and orchestra. Shows take place each day at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. (except on December 7, when shows will take place only at 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.).
First up in this year’s schedule of narrators is actress Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in “The Little Mermaid.” Joining the lineup for the first time this year are Jonathan Groff, who voiced Kristoff in “Frozen” and comedian Ana Gasteyer. Check out the full schedule below (entertainment is subject to change).
- Jodi Benson – November 28 – 29, 2014
- Neil Patrick Harris – November 30 – December 2, 2014
- Jonathan Groff (NEW!) – December 3 – 4, 2014
- Whoopi Goldberg – December 5 – 6, 2014
- Levar Burton – December 7 – 9, 2014
- Edward James Olmos – December 10 – 14, 2014
- Chita Rivera – December 15 – 17, 2014
- Ana Gasteyer (NEW!) – December 18 – 20, 2014
- Marlee Matlin – December 21 – 23, 2014
- Isabella Rossellini – December 24 – 25, 2014
- Blair Underwood – December 26 – 27, 2014
- Steven Curtis Chapman – December 28 – 30, 2014
One of the easiest ways to experience the Candlelight Processional is by purchasing a dining package – find more info on that here. It’s a family tradition my family adopted years ago and we can’t wait to attend again this season.
Will you see the Candlelight Processional at Epcot this year? Which narrator are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments section below.
As we just shared earlier this evening, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is in full swing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with more than 5 million lights on display.
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort may have started November 13, but our autumn colors are in full force right alongside the Christmas trees and tinsel. I wanted to show you this lovely photo taken by Disneyland Chief Photographer, Paul Hiffmeyer, showing golden autumn leaves against the icy slopes of the Matterhorn. All of us here at the Disneyland Resort wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! It may be a holiday weekend, but our authors have a few fun surprises to share with you right here over the next few days, including a new Disney Parks Blog wallpaper, another live stream announcement, and more. And those of you who can’t wait to indulge in Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping over the next few days can find everything you need to know about Disney Parks deals in this post by Steven from earlier in the week.
Did you know that guests staying at any of the three Disneyland Resort hotels have an opportunity to participate in fun, exclusive activities? Hotel Programs Coordinator Dave Lay and his team work together to create and facilitate these unique experiences for our hotel guests, including learning to drawing Mickey Mouse and morning power walks through Disney California Adventure park, before it’s open to day guests!
I love runDisney finish lines. Short of running and crossing myself, there is no place I would rather be during an event weekend. The shouts of joy, tears of happiness and the pure emotion of runners achieving their goals is amazing. Although it is exciting to see the winners and top finishers cross, it’s the runners in the middle of the pack and at the end of the race where I find the most inspiration. For many of these athletes, and yes they are athletes, it is their first race. They set a goal, trained hard and are now experiencing one of the greatest accomplishments in their lives. Others are running for a cause dear to their heart. And for some of these runners they battled hardship on the course and are digging deep to make it to the finish.
Just in time for Thanksgiving Day, we have our latest holiday-inspired Disney Parks Blog wallpaper. The art features one of our famous theme park turkey legs and Disney Artist Jeff Maurer created it so you can spruce up your smartphone or computer for the big day.
Main Street Station and its iconic floral depiction of Mickey Mouse have become one of the most photographed locations in the world, as millions of guests over six decades have captured their first Disney Parks memory entering Walt Disney’s original magic kingdom.