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All In The Details: Exploring Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar At Disney Springs

posted on February 9th, 2016 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Among all of the recent additions made to Disney Springs, I have to say that one of my personal favorites is Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, 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 that delights you.

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All In The Details: Exploring Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar At Disney Springs All In The Details: Exploring Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar At Disney Springs All In The Details: Exploring Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar At Disney Springs All In The Details: Exploring Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar At Disney Springs

Located in The Landing section of Disney Springs, the theming and backstory of “The Hangar” was inspired by the fictional character Jock Lindsey, a seaplane pilot in the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Although Jock only appeared in a mere one minute of film, our Imagineers used his character as a springboard to develop a fun backstory for this adventurous hotspot.

The story of The Hangar Bar builds out Jock’s character, giving him a past as a seasoned circus pilot-turned adventurer. Later on in his life, he made his home at Disney Springs, falling in love with the place when he flew over the Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth and opened the bar, which is chock full of memorabilia from his past. Once that storyline was established, Imagineers were able to add authentic details to the bar, from collections of aviation parts (see the impressive ceiling fan made of vintage airplane propellers), to a diver bell families can actually dine inside, to Reggie, Jock’s canvas-covered steamboat named after his pet snake.

Check out the video below for a tour at some of the location’s highlights.

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Moms Panel Monday: Interactive Queues at Disney Parks

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Leanne O'Regan, Director, Social Media, Disney Parks


Our Disney Parks Moms Panel know the many hidden gems around the Disney theme parks including the imaginative and magical details of the interactive queues for some of our attractions. Did you know Disney Parks is leading the theme park industry in creating engaging experiences to help pass the time while in line?

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Moms Panelist Leslie tells about her favorite interactive queues at Magic Kingdom Park, which include Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Haunted Mansion. The Dumbo queue is definitely one of the most unique, innovative and entertaining lines created for theme park. Leslie also thinks the queue at Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom Park is beautiful and a must-see.

Peter Pan’s Flight is another attraction with a fun and imaginative queue according to Moms Panelist Autumn. Disney Parks Blog author Jennifer Fickley-Baker posted a fun video of the interactive queue that puts you right into the storyline of “Peter Pan.”

Jason, one of our Dad Panelists helps a guest from Indiana discover hidden magic including the footprints embedded in the ground in Fantasyland’s Storybook Circus and also the interactive queue at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train where you just might be able to make Snow White appear!

Remember the Disney Parks Moms Panel is here to answer your planning questions and can help you make the most out of your Disney vacation.

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Peyton Manning Celebrates Super Bowl Victory at the Disneyland Resort

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


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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. Take a look!

Congratulations to Super Bowl 50 champions Denver Broncos!

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Style Happens Here – Lovely Apparel from Disney Parks

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Today, I’m launching a new monthly series that was inspired by the many Unforgettable moments that happen at Disney Parks. Titled “Style Happens Here,” this series will highlight stylish Disney products including apparel or accessories that guests may find when visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts. With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, my first article showcases “lovely” apparel found only at Disney Parks.

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Disney Doodles: Roger & Anita Break Away From The Pack

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


If there’s one thing they have in common, it’s dogs for lovebirds Roger and Anita. In this week’s Disney Doodle, they’ve broken away from the pack for some sightseeing, but can’t help but be drawn to the Fire Station on Main Street, U.S.A.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Magical Moments at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


On this day 15 years ago, Disney California Adventure park opened its gates for the first time. To celebrate, I’ve highlighted some the most magical moments we captured on video.

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Romance for Your Valentine: Top 10 Date Ideas at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


Ahh…l’amour. Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, any day you want to dedicate to love, we are celebrating hearts, and cupid and romance. Here are 10 ideas to help you celebrate with us.

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Same-Day Dining Reservations Coming to Jungle Skipper Canteen

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


Greetings, adventurers! I have received exciting news from the depths of the jungle – for a limited time, same-day reservations will be accepted at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom Park.

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Dawn at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Today’s lovely morning shot was snapped right in between two resorts – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort – with a lovely view of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn just across Crescent Lake.

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Peyton Manning ‘Going to Disneyland’ to Celebrate Super Bowl Victory

posted on February 8th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Fresh from the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 victory, quarterback Peyton Manning is preparing for a magical celebration of his own. “I’m going to Disneyland!” he exclaimed in a post-game interview.

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