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Patti LaBelle Epcot Appearance Set For Feb 20

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Annette Gibbs, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort


Happy Friday everyone! I have an exciting update to share about the weekly author’s series celebrating Black History Month at Epcot. Legendary Grammy-award winning singer, actress and NY Times best-selling author Patti LaBelle will be at the American Adventure Pavilion on February 20th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for book signings and meet and greets with fans. The star of her own cooking television series “Pattie LaBelle’s Place,” Patti is just as captivating in the kitchen as she is on stage and has cookbooks filled with southern-style recipes.

Additionally, appearing on February 27th is Terrence Roberts, Ph.D. one of the “ Little Rock Nine”, a group of history-making African-American students who, in 1957 were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Roberts, who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999 wrote “Lessons from Little Rock” a memoir of his experience during the integration of the school. His book signing sessions are 1:00 – 2:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

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Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Memories for Kids from Disney Floral & Gifts

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Remember as a kid when we swapped Valentine’s cards with classmates? Some of those memories made back then created fond memories – like the ones created from meeting your favorite Disney characters. At Disney Floral & Gifts at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, we have suggestions to help you create a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day memory for your little loved ones.

Minnie’s Valentine Surprise and Mickey’s Valentine Surprise from Disney Floral & Gifts

Minnie’s Valentine Surprise and Mickey’s Valentine Surprise
This exclusive gift arrives as if from Minnie or Mickey. It includes one-of-a kind Valentines that they can hand out to their favorite Disney characters. At Walt Disney World Resort, Mickey and Minnie’s Valentine Surprise are available for delivery to Disney resorts and restaurants. You can also have these Mickey and Minnie’s Valentine Surprises at Disneyland Resort delivered to Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Good Neighbor hotels.

My Storybook Moment- Princess from Disney Floral & Gifts

My Storybook Moment – Princess
My Storybook Moment – Princess is available at Walt Disney World Resort and can be delivered to Disney resorts and character dining locations. This exclusive gifting experience provides everything they need to be declared royalty. At Disneyland Resort, My Storybook Moment – Princess can be delivered to Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Good Neighbor hotels.

My Storybook Moment- Mickey Mouse from Disney Floral & Gifts

My Storybook Moment – Mickey
This exclusive offering lets your little one experience a “BFF” moment with their favorite pal. Storybook Moment – Mickey is available at Walt Disney World Resort and can be delivered to Disney resorts and character dining restaurants. At Disneyland Resort, this Mickey Mouse gifting experience can be delivered to Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Good Neighbor hotels.

My Storybook Moment- Minnie Mouse from Disney Floral & Gifts

My Storybook Moment – Minnie
Minnie can’t wait to meet your little one and create a heart-warming experience. Storybook Moment – Minnie is available at Walt Disney World Resort and can be delivered to select resorts and locations. At Disneyland Resort, this Minnie Mouse gifting experience can be delivered to Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Good Neighbor hotels.

My Storybook Moment- Sheriff Woody from Disney Floral & Gifts

My Storybook Moment- Sheriff Woody
Imagine their surprise when receiving an invitation to be declared an Honorary Sheriff at Woody’s character greeting! My Storybook Moment- Sheriff Woody is available at Walt Disney World Resort for delivery to Disney resorts. This Sheriff Woody gifting experience is also available at Disneyland Resort for delivery to Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Good Neighbor hotels.

My Storybook Moment – Lilo and Stitch
Let your loved one invite Lilo and Stitch to join their ‘ohana in a storybook moment! Storybook Moment – Lilo and Stitch is available at Walt Disney World Resort only and can be delivered to Disney resorts or ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

To learn details about what’s included in these gifting experiences, click on to the links above. Or, you can contact our Dream Makers at Walt Disney World Resort (407-WDW-GIFT) or Disneyland Resort (714-781-GIFT).

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The Egg-stravaganza Continues in 2016 at Disney Parks

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Egg-citing news, Disney fans! Those of you who have enjoyed the Egg-stravaganza each spring at Disney Parks will be glad to know that it will be returning to the Disneyland Resort, at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, as well as the Downtown Disney District. This egg-ceptional event will, of course, also take place in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Here’s what you can egg-spect!

From March 2–27, 2016 (or while supplies last), search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location. Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.95, plus tax at the following parks and locations. Remember, no discounts apply.

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How to redeem!

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort; or Port of Entry in Epcot before April 2 to pick up your surprise.

Are you egg-cited to see what this year’s “surprise” collection of eggs will look like? Wait no more!

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Purchasing limits will apply, while supplies last. Keep in mind that no discounts apply and separate admission is required to enter Disney Theme Parks. The experience of course, is subject to restrictions and change without notice.

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Celebrate ‘Villaintine’s Day’ By Downloading Our Latest Wallpaper

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


A happy (early) Villaintine’s Day to you! Each February 13, the Disney Parks Blog celebrates Disney villains in all their glory. This year we’re happy to share with all of you a brand new digital/desktop wallpaper that features three of Disney’s biggest baddies: Cruella, Maleficent and the Evil Queen.

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Time Is Running Out to Enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


Jump to lightspeed for a chance to win a Disney Parks vacation and discover the all-new Star Wars attractions and offerings at Disneyland Park in California or Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. You only have one week left to enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes.

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Disney Parks After Dark: It’s Dusk In Fantasyland

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


How amazing are the sunsets here in Central Florida? In this week’s “After Dark” pic, our photographer snapped the beautiful sun setting over Fantasyland. Here, you can see Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel and Cinderella Castle. Did you know that Cinderella has her own special horse on the carousel? (Hint: Look for a horse with a gold ribbon wrapped around it’s tail on your next visit).

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Maintain a Healthy Active Lifestyle at Walt Disney World Resorts

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Robert Hitchcock, Content Director


Are you one of the millions of people who made a New Year’s resolution to get healthy and active in 2016? Well if you are, we hope you’re keeping that commitment and want you to know you don’t have to leave your healthy active lifestyle at home when you book your vacation at a Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

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VIDEO: Meet the Team Behind New Main Street Enchanted Windows at Disneyland Park

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Six new Main Street Enchanted Windows – featuring the stories of “Peter Pan,” “Cinderella,” “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story” and “Aladdin” – are now on display at Disneyland park. In the video below, we introduce you to some of the talented people who brought these new animated windows to life for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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Love as a Topiary: A Lady and the Tramp First Look

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


She was a pampered pooch. He was a mutt from the hard scrabble streets. They fell in love, and their romance endured through to a happy ending and their own family.

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#DisneyGrandAdventure: Three Generations on a Trip of a Lifetime

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Paula Hall, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort Multi-Generational Travel


Among all of the great things I like about my job, I have to say that one of the most exciting moments is when I have the opportunity to spend time with our multi-generational guests at Walt Disney World. It’s a lot of fun and I learn so much.

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