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Opa! A Celebration of Greece Coming to Disneyland Resort May 25-27

posted on March 14th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


UPDATE 3/25/13: Reservations are now open for the special dinner at the Golden Vine Winery with Greek celebrity Chef Argiro Barbarigou and Greek winemaker Christina Boutari. Click here for ticket information and booking.

“Opa!
Join us at the Disneyland Resort from May 25-27 for Opa! A Celebration of Greece, featuring music, dance, art, food, history and more! Festivities will take place in both “it’s a small world” Mall in Disneyland park and Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure park. Mickey Mouse will even be there in his Fustanella attire!

Each day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., these two areas will offer special experiences such as:

“it’s a small world” Mall

  • Olympics training with Hercules
  • Atmosphere entertainment by “The Citizens of Greece”
  • Live performances from Greek musicians and dancers
  • Special Greek food offerings

Paradise Garden

  • Greek wine tastings
  • Live performances from Greek musicians
  • Kalamatianó line dances
  • Special Greek food offerings
  • Atmosphere entertainment by “The Citizens of Greece”

And on May 26, you’re invited to join Greek celebrity Chef Argiro Barbarigou and Greek winemaker Christina Boutari for a special dinner at the Golden Vine Winery in Disney California Adventure park. Reservations and tickets may be purchased online starting March 25, so check back for booking details.

Come join us for Opa! A Celebration of Greece, May 25-27 at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks!

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22 Comments 10 Replies

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Matthew from CA on March 14th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Sounds great, Erin! I like that the parks are celebrating different cultures. You had me at Greek food & wine tasting – Yum! I am so there.

 

Erin Glover on March 14th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

“You had me at Greek food & wine tasting” – I know what you mean!

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Donald on March 14th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I was really excited about this until I saw the dates – why was this scheduled for Memorial Day weekend when most passholders are blocked out? Any hope of it being extended for additional weekends?

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Jackie on March 14th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Will be Megara be making an appearance as well? So excited for this!!

 

Erin Glover on March 15th, 2013 at 11:53 am

Jackie – Unfortunately Meg will not be able to join us for this event.

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Jane on March 14th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I’m so excited to hear about Hercules! It would be perfect if Meg came out too!

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Pamela on March 14th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Any special merchandise for the event?

 

Erin Glover on March 14th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Yes! The artwork featured in this post will appear on a limited-edition t-shirt which will be available for purchase at the event.

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Andrea from CA on March 14th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Wait…it’s Saturday/Sunday/Monday? That doesn’t sound right…could you please clear that up for me?

In any case, I am so there! I can’t wait to see Herc and I’d love to see Meg with him as well!

 

Erin Glover on March 14th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

That is correct, the event will be Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27.

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Denise on March 14th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

so wish we could be there but it’s our Greek Festival at our church that weekend….Sounds like such fun…

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Christopher from CA on March 14th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I was excited about this one, then realized that we will be in Disney World during this time :(

But, at least we will be at Disney :)

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Derrick from IN on March 14th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Erin, will Hercules be available for meet and greets?

 

Erin Glover on March 15th, 2013 at 11:53 am

Yes, Hercules will be greeting park guests during the event.

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Kristin from FL on March 14th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I would “go the distance” from WDW to DL to meet my favorite hero, Hercules! Be my hero and have Hercules, Meg, and Phil available for meet and greets!

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George on March 14th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Erin, like some of the other posters, I would LOVE to see Meg, Herc and Phil out for meet & greets, but why stop there? Let Hades, Pain, and Panic come out for some fun n’ mischief as well!!!

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Debra on March 14th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Bless my soul, these comments are on a roll! I too would love to meet Hercules and the gang!!!

 

Erin Glover on March 15th, 2013 at 11:55 am

Only Hercules will be joining us, but I’ve heard he’s the nicest guy!

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Xandra on March 14th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Need Greek Dancers? My group from Northern California can come perform!

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Xandra on March 14th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

P.S. Is Small World going to get an expansion for Greece? There’s a little boy playing the pan pips and some goats…

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Sam on March 15th, 2013 at 1:49 am

I was sad when the Food and Wine Festival was cancelled at Disney California Adventure (a victim of the expansion project). But this little “taste” of what it was like will be a welcome sight to see.

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Alex on March 15th, 2013 at 2:45 am

I was hoping to contact the person in charge of this event. If you could please direct me to them I would really appreciate it!

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Emma on March 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hercules is my most favorite Disney character EVER! I am beyond thrilled that we will be able to meet him in Disneyland this May! Erin, is this the first year of the Opa! celebration? What a fun idea!

 

Erin Glover on March 15th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Yes – this is the first year for this celebration.

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George on March 16th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Erin, this is great!
I’m the director of a church Greek school and would like to know if we can bring 35-40 children and thier families for graduation. Would it be possible for us to meet somewhere for 20 minutes and hand out certificates of Greek School Graduation? Our students would be wearing T-shirts with the name of our school.

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Matthew from NY on March 16th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Hi, Will this event be planned for Disney World?

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Maddie on March 18th, 2013 at 10:44 am

Will this event be planned for Disney World in Orlando?

 

Erin Glover on March 18th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Matthew and Maddie – This event is currently planned to take place only at the Disneyland Resort.

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Christy from CA on March 19th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Do you have a link for the dinner tickets? I can’t find one. Thanks!,

 

Erin Glover on March 21st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Christy – Booking for the dinner will begin March 25. I’ll update this post with a link at that time, so check back!

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Penny on March 25th, 2013 at 11:13 am

Happy Monday !
Is there a link for the dinner tickets yet ?
thanks,
Penny

 

Erin Glover on March 25th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Happy Monday! Yes, registration is open here.

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