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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on February 14th, 2016 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


It’s Valentine’s Day and all week we’ve been sharing holiday stories and content, including new artwork, love-inspired wallpapers, Valentine’s weekend experiences and even creative projects to celebrate the occasion.

Jack & Sally Valentine’s Day Wallpaper Mickey & Minnie Valentine’s Day Wallpaper Pocahontas & John Smith Valentine’s Day Wallpaper

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

We also continued our popular “All in the Details” series with a special look at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a 1940s era float plane hangar turned bar that’s full of adventure, from the decor that surrounds you, to the creative menu of drinks and light plates. Check out the video for a tour at some of the location’s highlights.

Visit Jennifer’s original story for more on the story of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

VIDEO: Meet the Team Behind New Main Street Enchanted Windows at Disneyland Park – 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 a new video, we introduce you to some of the talented people who brought these new animated windows to life for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

New Lion Guard Adventure Begins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Young guests can embark on a quest to become honorary members of the Lion Guard in a new Disney’s Animal Kingdom adventure inspired by Disney Junior’s animated series “The Lion Guard.”

Glitter and Go with New Products for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2016 – The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend returns to Walt Disney World Resort from February 18-21, 2016. Runners from around the world will join the Disney Princess’ in a “dream come true” weekend of majestic runs in the most magical place on earth. Here’s a look at several commemorative products created especially for the royal event.

Celebrating 15 Years of Magical Moments at Disney California Adventure Park – To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of Disney California Adventure park, we’ve highlighted some the most magical moments we captured on video.

Same-Day Dining Reservations Coming to Jungle Skipper Canteen – From February 12 to 27, Walt Disney World Resort guests will be able to make Same-day reservations for either lunch or dinner at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom Park.

The Egg-stravaganza Continues in 2016 at Disney Parks – 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.

A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks – Disney fans, you are not going to believe it! We just got the inside scoop on new additions to the Star Wars-inspired collection from ALEX AND ANI debuting at Disney Parks.

Peyton Manning Celebrates Super Bowl Victory at the Disneyland Resort – How did Peyton Manning celebrate his team’s Super Bowl 50 victory today? He went to Disneyland! Following the Denver Broncos victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Peyton – joined by his children, Mosley and Marshall – celebrated with fans today at the Happiest Place on Earth with a parade Monday down Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park.

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Valentine’s Day Proposals: ‘Yes’ Happens Here

posted on February 13th, 2016 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


Love is always in the air here at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, so it will come as no surprise that Valentine’s Day just may be my favorite holiday. Throw three incredible Disney Parks proposals in the mix and you had me at hello! Full of excitement, love and a few understandable jitters we’re celebrating my favorite holiday by sharing a few Walt Disney World engagements that took place just in time for Valentine’s Day. These grooms-to-be prove that true love really is the most powerful magic.

From carriage rides (can you say romantic?) to dining in Cinderella Castle, we’re honored to be the place so many couples make unforgettable memories and say “yes” each year. After all making wedding, honeymoon and engagement dreams come true is what we do.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Disney ‘Villaintine’s Tote Bag

posted on February 13th, 2016 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


Update: This opportunity has concluded.

We’re having some fun this Valentine’s Day weekend and celebrating with our Disney villains on the Disney Parks Blog.

Beginning now, you have an opportunity to win a special Disney “Villaintine’s” tote bag if you’re one of the first 450 people to email us a “Happy ‘Villaintine’s’ Day Disney Parks Blog” greeting of no more than 50 characters in length (which could be a simple “Hi” or “Happy ‘Villaintine’s’ Day”) 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.

Be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day stories here on the blog this weekend as well.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes starts 2/13/16 at 1:00pm ET and ends 2/13/16 at 3:01pm (or once we receive 450 entries into the Sweepstakes, whichever occurs first). 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 U.S. or D.C. Limit 1 entry per person/per email address. For complete details, including full eligibility requirements, odds of winning and limitations, click/tap Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.

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Happy Villaintine’s Day!

posted on February 13th, 2016 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Disney artist Laura Adams created another fun graphic to celebrate this year.

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Peyton Manning Celebrates Super Bowl Win at Disneyland Resort

posted on February 13th, 2016 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


It’s just about as highly anticipated as the new commercials shown on game night: a trip to the Happiest – or Most Magical – Place on Earth after a Super Bowl victory.

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Disneyland Resort Cast Member Finds True Love, Her Calling Through Make-A-Wish

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


I recently shared some of our cast members’ favorite memories with Make-A-Wish recipients and their families, which represented a few of the 100,000 wishes The Walt Disney Company has fulfilled with Make-A-Wish. One Disneyland Resort cast member who has a particularly special connection with Make-A-Wish is Chelsey McConnell.

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‘Dream Big, Princess’ Inspires Girls and Kids of All Ages to Realize Their Ambitions

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Jeffrey Epstein, Senior Manager, Communications


Some of our favorite things about Disney Princesses are their incredible stories and qualities that help them achieve their dreams, like Tiana’s entrepreneurial spirit to build a business, or Merida’s courage to break tradition. Guests can experience this first-hand when they meet and share a special moment with their favorite princess at our Disney Parks and Resorts around the world.

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Disney Sea & Shore Week on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Tony Shepherd, Producer, Broadcast Marketing


There are many partners that we work with at Disney – but it’s no secret that “Wheel of Fortune” is one of our favorites… and we’re always thinking about new ways that we can work together.

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Patti LaBelle Epcot Appearance Set For Feb. 20

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Annette Gibbs, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort


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.

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Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Memories for Kids from Disney Floral & Gifts

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


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.

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