posted on August 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on August 27th, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort
You may remember that on July 17 we announced a special philanthropic program in honor of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration called Million Dollar Dazzle. Once a month during the celebration, our Million Dollar Dazzle Crew is surprising local nonprofits with $60,000, amounting to more than $1 million.
Last weekend, the Million Dollar Dazzle Crew showed up to a regularly scheduled Disney VoluntEARS event at the Orange County Food Bank with the surprise $60,000 for the nonprofit that runs the food bank, Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC).
Disney VoluntEARS were in place packing food boxes when Disney Ambassador Allie Kawamoto and the Million Dollar Dazzle Crew came in and announced that our second Million Dollar Dazzle gift was to benefit CAPOC’s Family Resource Centers, offering services from homework assistance for children to free lunches for senior citizens.
“We have a really difficult time fundraising for our Family Resource Centers,” said Buddy Ray, executive director of CAPOC. “It’s easier to raise funds for the food bank because everyone understands what that is. This makes a world of difference for our entire nonprofit. Families are getting quality services that make a difference in their lives.”
Disney VoluntEARS from the Disneyland Resort have supported CAPOC since the early 1990s with quarterly food packing events. This gift represents a new way in which the Disneyland Resort is supporting CAPOC. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog to see which local nonprofit will be surprised next by our Million Dollar Dazzle Crew!
Video: Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega Announced as ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Contestants at Disneyland Park
posted on August 27th, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
As ABC’s smash show “Dancing with the Stars” prepares to kick-off its 21st season next month, more celebrities are being announced as competitors. This morning, Disneyland park was the setting for the latest “cast reveal” on Entertainment Tonight as Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega were announced as the first-ever married couple to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy joined by performers from “Paint the Night” parade, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
It’s no coincidence that this special announcement took place at Disneyland park since Alexa (who is celebrating her birthday today!) and Carlos are both huge Disneyland fans.
Check out this video to learn more about what inspires this Disney-loving couple as they prepare for their ballroom adventure.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns with an all-new season premiere on Monday, Sept. 14, at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.
posted on August 27th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator
Last month on the Disney Parks Blog, we announced breakfast would be coming to Garden Grill Restaurant beginning November 8. Today, I have a deliciously easy recipe to share from this new dining experience: Chip’s Sticky Bun Bake. This new signature item is ooey-gooey and sure to be something the whole family will love.
posted on August 27th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager
I’m delighted to announce we are holding special preview days for the new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition on August 28-29 at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort. This all day event will give guests a first opportunity to see and play Disney Infinity 3.0 before its official release date on August 30.
posted on August 27th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
Will you be joining us this year for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna, taking place September 3-6, 2015, at the Disneyland Resort? Can you believe it’s been “Ten Years Running”? If you’re curious as to what merchandise awaits you for the races, wait no longer. Here’s your first look!
posted on August 27th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment
Summer’s winding down. The kids are back in school. What are we going to do next? Plan for Halloween, of course! It’s almost time for one of my favorite seasons of the year – and my absolute favorite Disney event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
posted on August 26th, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
The recipe for a great Disney cruise is pretty simple: show up, relax and have fun! But there are some other things you’ll want to make sure you do right so your family can have the ultimate Disney vacation. Take it from me, someone who has cruised many, many times with Disney – there are a few things you should aim to get right …
posted on August 26th, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations
There isn’t anything quite like an experience at Laniwai Spa. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, this “freshwater heaven” at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is guaranteed to make your Hawaiian vacation unforgettable. Let’s have some fun and see how much you know about the Laniwai Spa in the quiz below!
posted on August 26th, 2015 by Ryan March, Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine
To see artwork materialize right before your eyes is to appreciate a craft like never before.