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Watch the Coolest Summer Ever – Live on the Disney Parks Blog

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Robert Hitchcock, PR Manager/Content Producer, runDisney


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Good morning from Walt Disney World! Are you ready for the Coolest Summer Ever?

Well here at Walt Disney World we are just minutes away from kicking off the fun. This year, you can catch the sights and sounds “live” from your computer or mobile device on our live stream from the Train Station on Main Street, U.S.A. We’ll be streaming from Magic Kingdom Park for a full 24 hours.

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Highlights you don’t want to miss are performances of the daytime parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at 3 p.m., and our nighttime entertainment lineup of the “Celebrate the Magic” castle show at 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m., “Wishes” fireworks at 9 p.m. and the Main Street Electrical Parade at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Click here to access our full-screen version now!

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Summer Returns to Disney Parks with 24-Hour Kick-Off Parties

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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Coolest Summer Ever Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

On May 22, we’re celebrating for a full 24 hours at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. We’re beginning the party in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World with the kick off of the “Coolest Summer Ever” before continuing with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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For the next 24-hours, our team of Disney Parks Blog authors will be sharing photos, videos and stories from both coasts. Keep refreshing this Disney Parks Blog page for updates or click here for all the #Disney24 posts.

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Enter the Coolest Summer Disney Side Contest for a Chance to Win a Sleepover in the Cinderella Castle Suite!

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles Stovall, Public Relations Manager


Have you ever wondered what it’s like INSIDE the Cinderella Castle Suite?

Well – take it from me – it’s fabulous.

But wait! You don’t just have to take it from me.

Starting today – in conjunction with the 24 Hour Event and the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World Resort – you can enter for a chance to win a Walt Disney World Resort package including a night’s stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite – the ultimate Summer sleepover!

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We want you to Show Your Disney Side, by creating your MOST ORIGINAL and CREATIVE Walt Disney World Resort-inspired summer wear or summer treat. Is it an Expedition Everest Attraction Yeti ice cream sundae? A “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade“-inspired Raven costume? Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Attraction Toast?

I don’t know, but the more creative the tie to your favorite Walt Disney World Resort attraction or story the better.

So How Do I Enter?
Once you’ve gotten your masterpiece just right, take a photo of it and upload it to the Twitter or Instagram platforms using #DisneySummerContest

We will pick one grand, one first and one second winning entry on Twitter and one grand, one first and one second winning entry on Instagram. That’s SIX chances to win altogether.

  • The Grand prize winning entry for each social media platform will win a five-day, four-night Walt Disney World Resort vacation with flights, accommodation and more, plus the ultimate slumber party – a one-night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom Park! And a special Frozen Summer Fun VIP experience.
  • The First prize winning entry for each social media platform will win a five-day, four-night Walt Disney World Resort vacation with flights, accommodation and more, plus the ultimate slumber party – a one-night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom Park!
  • The Second prize winning entry for each social media platform will win a Coolest Summer Ever gift basket.

You can enter through June 14, 2015. Don’t forget to include #DisneySummerContest in your post.

We can’t wait to see your creations.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle Ready to Dazzle for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


In a special ceremony this afternoon, Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier unveiled the newly overdressed Sleeping Beauty Castle, sparkling for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, beginning tomorrow. During the ceremony, Colglazier recognized our 28,000 Disneyland Resort cast members – each of whom contribute to making this the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Begins Tomorrow, Celebrating 60 Years of the Happiest Place on Earth

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Tomorrow begins a celebration 60 years in the making … the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Featuring a glittering parade, street-to-sky fireworks and an all-new “World of Color,” it will be a celebration of the innovation and wonder for which the Disneyland Resort and Disney Parks around the world have become known.

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Creating Custom Animation for the All-New ‘World of Color – Celebrate!’ at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


When it debuts later this week for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the all-new “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” will illuminate the night at Disney California Adventure park like never before! In this celebration of the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse and host Neil Patrick Harris take us on a fun-filled and inspirational journey that explores Walt’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland.

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First Look: Cinderella Castle Adds Regal Turrets at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Throughout the year, we’ve been bringing you updates on the enhancements that are being made in the Central Plaza area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle, which include new pathways, gardens, and fireworks viewing areas.

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‘World of Color – Celebrate!’ Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park, Opens for Guests May 22

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Last night, we welcomed fans and media to the premiere performance of “World of Color – Celebrate!” New for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, this nighttime spectacular is a contemporary and moving celebration of Walt Disney and his dream of Disneyland, hosted by Mickey Mouse and award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris.

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Behind the Scenes: Creating the Music for ‘Tangled: The Musical’ for Disney Cruise Line

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Last month, we gave you a first look at the production of “Tangled: The Musical,” coming to the Disney Magic this November. Today we continue our all-access pass with an exclusive video all about the development of the spectacular music for this show—which will include three new songs that weren’t in the movie!

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Disney Days of Past: Celebrating DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


This week in 1999 the film “Dinosaur” was released. “Dinosaur” stars an iguanodon, Aladar, who should be familiar to fans of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the attraction DINOSAUR in DinoLand U.S.A.

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