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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Brings ‘Sweet’ Surprises

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


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Is there anything sweeter than the kick-off to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration? In my case, yes! There are dazzling and delectable new confections debuting in the candy kitchens at the Disneyland Resort, and I have all the details!

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These stunning Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse apples are enrobed in caramel, dipped in chocolate and have been dusted in sparkling blue sanding sugar. With final touches of chocolate “gem” buttons and a diamond-shaped bow for Minnie Mouse, these two never looked so delicious.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without some of our other fan favorites like the marshmallow wand, krispy treat and the ever-popular cake pops, all of which were inspired by the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration sparkling blue and silver tone theme. The candy makers didn’t stop there, so be sure to keep an eye out for a special Ear Hat Cake Pop featuring a commemorative “60” chocolate lay-on.

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We didn’t stop there ─ If you were hoping for something more nostalgic, you’re in luck! Chocolate-dipped caramel bars (with and without sea salt) will be available, along with the pecan roll and other delicious treats. Note: These items will only be available at Candy Palace in Disneyland park.

If you are planning to ‘sweeten’ your experience in the park today, visit Candy Palace in Disneyland park; Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure park; and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District!

What is topping your list of must have treats?

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PHOTOS: Step Inside Our Disney Parks Blog ‘Tomorrowland’ Breakfast & Screening

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


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Earlier today, the Disney Parks Blog team kicked off our 24-hours of fun here at the Walt Disney World Resort by hosting a special “Tomorrowland” – themed event for 500 of our readers.

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The event started off bright and early at the front gate of the park, where our readers witnessed a special park opening moment, starring Anna and Elsa from “Frozen.” The group enjoyed an exclusive “Tomorrowland” – themed breakfast and photo opportunities at Cosmic Ray’s, before being shuttled to AMC Downtown Disney 24 for a screening of the film.

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‘Paint the Night’ Parade and ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks Premiere at Disneyland Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


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The all-new “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks open for Disneyland park guests tonight, and last night they premiered in special performances for invited fans and media. Both all-new for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, they bring never-before-seen immersive technologies that light up the night and surround guests with stunning color and surprising special effects.

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger kicked off the premiere performances last night with a special welcome on Main Street, U.S.A.

“Few companies have both a legendary past as well as a limitless future,” Iger said. “But we had the great fortune to be founded with a spirit of creativity and innovation – one that continues to define this phenomenal company, allowing us to keep moving forward to meet the future without ever losing sight of who we are and where it all started. It’s a true honor to usher in the celebration of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Anniversary as we celebrate the triumph of imagination in a place where dreams really do come true.”

Take a look back at this special event in the videos below.

Don’t miss “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, now showing nightly at Disneyland park during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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PHOTOS: “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


Are you ready for one of the coolest parades ever seen at Magic Kingdom Park? It’s nearly time for all the beauty and majesty of the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” starting at 3 p.m. What are you most looking forward to seeing? From the joyous musical score and the spectacularly colorful costumes to those impressive floats and a fire-breathing dragon, the entire procession is a sight to behold!

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Fueling Up for 24 Hours at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


It’s a beautiful morning at Disneyland Resort! I’m fueling up for 24 hours of Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration fun with 32 oz. of coffee in my souvenir travel mug and a Chocolate Mocha Funnel Cake from Stage Door Cafe. The mug is only available today—so if you like it, be sure to pick one up!

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It’s Snacktime: Finding Favorite Treats at Walt Disney World

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


There are just so many snack options when visiting a Disney Park that the tough part is figuring out just what to snack on. Here are a few of my favorites that are helping me keep my stamina while the Coolest Summer Ever keeps moving on here in Florida.

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The Disney Gallery Unveils New Exhibit for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


May 22 is finally here, and the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is underway! While there’s so much to see and do, one place I couldn’t resist visiting on one of my shopping adventures was The Disney Gallery located in the lobby of The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. A new exhibit was unveiled just this morning — Drawing Disneyland: The Early Years – Imagineers Who Helped Bring Walt’s Dream To Life.

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VIDEO: Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Begins

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Early this morning, fans filled Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park for the official start of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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Download Our ‘Tomorrowland’ Wallpaper To Celebrate Film’s Release

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


The new film “Tomorrowland” hits theaters today, and no doubt Disney Parks fans will be on the lookout for connections back to the park and Disney history.

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New Pressed Coins Debut for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Last month, my fellow Disney Parks Blog author and friend, Shannon Swanson, got a “Penny For Your Thoughts” as she took you inside the Electromechanical Shop and behind-the-scenes of the making of coin presses at the Disneyland Resort. Shannon mentioned that I would have exciting news to share, and I do ─ as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, we are introducing sixty (60) new pressed coins themed to favorite attractions, icons and characters!

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