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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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Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

And tell us in the comments section – who is your favorite Disney villain?

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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


Has the Force awakened in you yet?

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 at Disneyland Resort or Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. You only have one week left to enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes.

Time Is Running Out to Enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes

From encounters with everyone’s favorite Wookie, or the galaxy’s newest villain, Kylo Ren, a journey to new adventures aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, to younglings testing their strength with the Force in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – Disney Parks are the only place where you will step into the adventures of Star Wars every day.

The sweepstakes’ Grand Prize includes a three night stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel or four nights at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, theme park tickets during your visit, a Disney Gift Card, and more.

See official rules here, and more details here.

May the Force be with you!

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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 Regal Carrousel 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).

Disney Parks After Dark: It’s Dusk In Fantasyland

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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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A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Disney fans, you are not going to believe it! I just got the inside scoop on new additions to the Star Wars-inspired collection from ALEX AND ANI debuting at Disney Parks.

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Filed: Disney California Adventure Park, Disney Springs, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney District, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort

Up For A Disney Parks Valentine’s DIY Project?

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


Looking to create some Disney magic for your loved one this weekend? Disney Parks Blog author Simone Miranda and team just finished creating these awesome DIY pop-up Valentines.

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Sweet Indulgence at Senses – A Disney Spa for Valentine’s Day Weekend

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Michelle Baumann, Walt Disney World Public Relations


If you are still not sure what to get for your Valentine this weekend, chocolate is the sweetest of gifts in my book. The exquisite chocolates from The Ganachery, a sophisticated chocolate boutique at Disney Springs are the real deal. And on February 13 and 14, guests visiting Senses – A Disney Spa can savor the taste of these handcrafted, decadent ganache squares as part of their spa treatments during Valentine’s Weekend at Disney’s Saratoga Springs and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resorts.

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