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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: A Happy Birthday to Mickey Mouse

posted on November 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Earlier this week, we celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday with a “Mickey takeover” of the Disney Parks Blog.

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Our favorite pal was brought into existence by creator Walt Disney on November 18, 1928. Be sure to click through the gallery above to see photos of Mickey Mouse throughout the history of our parks.

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The Beautifully Disney ‘Frozen’ Collection Debuts at Disney Parks

posted on November 21st, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


A flurry of excitement is swirling at Disney Parks. Why? The ‘cool’ new collection from Beautifully Disney debuting in stores now will undoubtedly melt your heart with its spectrum of colors inspired by the award-winning film, “Frozen.”

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New to the collection this year is the Rollerball Eye Shadow set. Designed with rollerball tip for effortless application, the lightweight, shimmering silver-toned Elegant Ice and golden-toned Sparkling eye shadows glide on with seamless precision for illuminated eyes. The shimmery loose shadows add dimension and light, creating a delicate dance of glistening crystals for your eyes. Tip: Simply glide the rollerball directly onto the eyelid for a subtle touch of glamour.

Do you want to build … the perfect manicure? The whimsical winter colors of Spiraling Snow, Magnificent Power, Frozen Queen and Miss Royal Pants will help you do just that! Sparkling Snow is, of course, one of my favorites as it leaves me with a glittering feeling of fallen snowflakes on my fingertips. Those who are a bit more daring might find Magnificent Power a bit cooler for their taste.

One of this year’s must-have items includes the newly designed eye shadow palette featuring eight different shades ranging from warm earth tones to fun frosty hues. Discover the magic inside as you mix and match colors to create your own look. Tip: Use colors like Crystal Snowflake and Powers Unleashed to create a classic and regal looking cat-eye. Or try shades like Touched By Magic and Follow Your Heart for a simple yet elegant twist.

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Your look is almost complete … the final touch: the lips. Find which one of the mini-lipstick sets suits your style, whether it is the soft pink of Regal Beauty, the rich mauve of Radiant Heart, the vibrant fuchsia of Queen To Be or the daring violet shade of Optimistic. Tip: These mini lipsticks are easy to take with you and create the perfect application for any occasion.

Look for this new collection and other fan favorites in stores now at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, including the following locations:

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  • Disneyland park – Disney Clothiers
  • Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co.
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  • I know this new collection is on my list of things to pick up this holiday season. Is it on yours?

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    Disneyland Resort Cast Members Grant Nearly $2.2M to Southern California Nonprofits Since 1997

    posted on November 21st, 2014 by Melanie Vogel, External Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


    Cast members say that one of the best parts of working for the Disneyland Resort is the encouragement we receive to give back to our communities.

    This year, Disneyland Resort cast members granted 85 Southern California nonprofit organizations a total of $415,000 in grants through the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund (DVCF). That’s nearly $2.2 million since the program’s inception in 1997!

    DVCF is funded entirely by cast members through regular payroll deductions or one-time donations. Those who contribute during the year have the opportunity to nominate an organization of their choice. The organizations, from local schools to social service agencies, received up to $5,000 each. Organizations that received a grant this year include American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Club, Make-A-Wish and Sam Dimas Mountain Rescue.

    Check out the video below and watch Christine Ludin, a hotels cast member at the Disneyland Resort, present $5,000 to the Southern California Special Olympics!

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    Get into the Holiday ‘Swing’ with Disney Golf

    posted on November 21st, 2014 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


    If you’re looking for something different at Disney to do with the kids while they are out of school for the holidays, Disney Golf has some ideas for you.

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    First Look at the New Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort

    posted on November 21st, 2014 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


    Happy National Gingerbread Day! To celebrate, I’m giving you a sneak peek at the brand-new gingerbread house coming to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort.

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    Listen As Rusty Cutlass Pirate Band Plays Holiday Tunes at Magic Kingdom Park

    posted on November 21st, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


    Even pirates tend to catch the holiday spirit during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties, and there’s no better example than this – a holiday musical performance by Rusty Cutlass band.

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    Disney Parks After Dark: Things That Spin in the Night at Disneyland Resort … Revisited

    posted on November 20th, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort


    Back in 2011, I started a Disney Parks Blog series called “Things That Spin In the Night.” It featured motion-blurred images of attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. I thought it would be fun to revisit that series today.

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    Unforgettable Details of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: What’s in the Name?

    posted on November 20th, 2014 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


    In Hawaiian culture, names are very important. So today, our “Unforgettable Details of Aulani” series continues with a look at the meaning of the name ‘Aulani,’ and how Hawaiian culture and Disney storytelling came together to create a Hawaiian experience like no other at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.

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    A Celebration of Disney Trains at the Walt Disney Family Museum

    posted on November 20th, 2014 by Jeffrey Epstein, Manager, Marketing


    As The Walt Disney Family Museum unveils its new exhibit, All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains, we look back at some rarely seen photos and a very special moment in Disney train history.

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    Disney Parks Honored with Several Industry Awards

    posted on November 20th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


    I’m happy to report that earlier this week, two prestigious organizations honored Disney Parks projects with multiple industry awards.

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