posted on March 12th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on March 12th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
One year ago today, we celebrated the expansion of Fantasyland at Disneyland park with the addition of Fantasy Faire, featuring the Royal Hall (where Disney princesses meet guests each day), the Royal Theatre (featuring the tales of “Tangled” and “Beauty and the Beast”) and Maurice’s Treats (serving delicious pastry twists and the wonderful Boysen Apple Freeze). I recently stopped by the Royal Theatre to chat with Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones, who join Rapunzel and Belle onstage each day, about the one-year anniversary of this new Disneyland park guest favorite.
What is your favorite part of Fantasy Faire? Tell us in the comments!
posted on March 12th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
UPDATE: We’ve reached our limit and are no longer taking emails for a chance to receive a “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” poster.
Just days ago, our new daytime spectacular, “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” made its grand debut at Magic Kingdom Park. Today, we’re celebrating its March 9, 2014 debut with a special poster created especially for Disney Parks Blog readers.
To enter for a chance to win one “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” poster, be one of the first 100 people to email us a “Celebrating Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” greeting of no more than 50 characters in length to WDW.Sweepstakes@Disney.com and include your full name and mailing address in the email. Once the potential winners are determined, we’ll send notifications via email. See the sweepstakes rules and eligibility requirements here.
Sweepstakes open only to persons who, upon entering, are not deemed minors in their jurisdiction of primary residence and are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to complete Official Rules. Ends 3/12/14.
posted on March 12th, 2014 by Joseph Soltis, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Disney’s Animal Programs
Did you ever warn someone about a sudden danger, saying: “Watch out for that hole in the ground!” or “Watch out for that falling rock!” Upon hearing such things, people know what to do, for example, stop right away to avoid stepping in the hole, or get out of the way to avoid getting hit by the rock. Well, it turns out African elephants do the same thing.
posted on March 11th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
Recently, I introduced the first in a series of Beautifully Disney makeup tutorials for Disney Parks, offering you tips and tricks for using some of our favorite items. I’m excited to bring to you the next tutorial, which introduces a brand-new product that launched with the Pop of Minnie collection — our mini lipsticks. These creamy lipsticks are great to wear alone or layered under your favorite Beautifully Disney lip gloss, adding a glamorous finish.
Strike Up the Bands, Cue the Choirs: Music In Our Schools Tour Makes Surprise Appearance at Festival Disney’s 10th Anniversary
posted on March 11th, 2014 by Tim Hill, Director of Disney Youth Programs
This past weekend, we kicked off the 10th anniversary of Festival Disney in a big way – with a surprise performance by Danielle Bradbery, the 17-year-old country music sensation and winner of The Voice. Her Saturday-night appearance was a highlight of the awards ceremony for the annual music festival that we host for school bands, orchestras, choirs and other ensembles.
posted on March 11th, 2014 by Salah Chetbi, Dining and Beverage Standards and Consistency Manager, Disney Cruise Line
Bonjour, Disney Parks Blog fans! I have some very exciting Disney Cruise Line news to share with you. Chef Arnaud Lallement, advising chef to our French-inspired restaurant Remy, was recently awarded a prestigious three Michelin stars for his family-run restaurant L’Assiette Champenoise, near Reims in the Champagne region of France.
posted on March 11th, 2014 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
Soon my colleague, Donna Fisk, will introduce a new series here on the Disney Parks Blog where you’ll meet the current stable of beautiful horses at the Disneyland Resort. But, because I know you’re champing at the bit for a horse story …
posted on March 11th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager
I’ve found it’s no secret that Disney’s ‘Frozen’ (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/03/frozen-shines-at-oscars-sisters-to-debut-in-disney-festival-of-fantasy-parade-sunday-at-magic-kingdom-park/) continues to be popular with Guests of all ages visiting Disney Parks.
posted on March 11th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
This week’s “All in the Details” photo was snapped by Walt Disney Imagineering inside the Mine Scene at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attractopm in New Fantasyland. In this scene, the Dwarfs are hard at work in the mine and this chalkboard is how they keep track of the treasures they find.