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.
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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!
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.
- Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co., Humphrey’s Service & Supplies, Off the Page, Oswald’s, Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Treasures in Paradise
- Disneyland park – Disneyana, Disney Showcase, “it’s a small world” Toy Shop, Little Green Men Store Command, Pieces of Eight, Pioneer Mercantile and Stromboli’s.
- Downtown Disney District – Anna & Elsa’s Boutique, D Street, Disney Pin Traders, WonderGround Gallery and World of Disney Store
- Hotels of the Disneyland Resort – Acorns Gifts & Goods, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; Mickey in Paradise, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel; and Fantasia Shop, Disneyland Hotel
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.