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Get To Know 7 Disney Parks Dinosaurs

posted on November 25th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

In honor of today’s release of the film “The Good Dinosaur,” we wanted to give shout outs to seven of our other Disney Parks dinosaurs.

Gertie the Dinosaur at Disney's Hollywood Studios
1. Dino Gertie at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – A landmark at Disney’s Hollywood Studios since the park opened in 1989, Gertie is both a nod to Gertie the Trained Dinosaur, one of the first popular animated characters in film. Although the character was not developed by Walt Disney, she’s a symbol of animation history – and at the park, serves up mighty good ice cream.

2. Ellen’s Energy Adventure at Epcot – The original version of this attraction introduced me to some of Disney Parks’ first-ever dinosaur Audio-Animatronics figures back in the mid-1980s – and I was mystified!

DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

3. DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – A quick trip on a Time Rover takes us back 65 million years ago to visit Alioramus, Velociraptors and more. Better make it a real quick trip if you don’t want to get caught by that treacherous Carnotaurus!

4. TriceraTop Spin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Okay, this dino draw is more my speed, with it’s colorful herbivores ready to take to the skies.

5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park – This guy is perhaps the oldest resident of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, preserved for all to see.

6. The Boneyard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – What trip to DinoLand, U.S.A., at Disney’s Animal Kingdom would be complete for little ones without a trip through the Boneyard? Here, kiddos can help excavate the bones of a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus Rex, explore rope bridges and more.

7. T-REX Restaurant at Disney Springs – For the ultimate dinosaur experience, head to T-Rex at Disney Springs. The food is terrific and every few minutes diners get to experience a meteor shower. Ultimate dino fans can also create their own dinosaur at the Build-A-Dino station in the adjacent merchandise shop.

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Check Out ‘Why To Stay At A Disney Resort Hotel: The Musical’

posted on November 25th, 2015 by Geoffrey Pointon, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

With more than 25 themed Walt Disney World Resort hotels on property offering an abundance of amenities and services, you may be wondering what is the best way is to learn about them before you book your next Walt Disney World vacation. How about a reimagined musical score written with some of the Disney classics in mind (“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step In Time,” “I Wanna Be Like You,” “it’s a small world” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”)?

Add a touch of Nicolas Dromard, who played the role of Bert in the Broadway version of “Mary Poppins,” and also appearing in the “Jersey Boys” as Tommy. You then add a splash of Steven Antin, (director of this wonderful 3 ½ minute musical video) who has appeared in “21 Jump Street,” “The Goonies” and directed various feature films. And top all that off with various dance numbers choreographed by Joey Pizzi, who has worked on such films as “Chicago,” “Hairspray” and “The Terminal” and this is what you get.

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Disney ¡Viva Navidad! 2015 Merchandise Debuts at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

With this year’s Disney ¡Viva Navidad! now underway, be on the lookout for special commemorative merchandise, including a zip fleece hoodie, tee and dimensional ornament! These items are available at Seaside Souvenirs in Disney California Adventure park.


If it’s Disney ¡Viva Navidad! pins you seek, they are also available! This limited release logo pin features The Three Caballeros along with a limited edition Jumbo Pin featuring Donald Duck atop an ornament.


Will you be joining us for the celebration?

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Walt Disney World Resort & ‘Good Morning America’ Create Unforgettable Experiences for Hometown Heroes

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Robert Hitchcock, Content Director

What better time to celebrate thankfulness than during Thanksgiving Week. With that in mind, Walt Disney World Resort and ABC’s “Good Morning America” worked together to create unforgettable experiences for two hometown hero families who went above and beyond to help others serving our country overseas.

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Celebrates Family Volunteer Day

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Our parks and resorts around the world give families and loved ones opportunities to make lasting memories together, and that vision continues to drive our citizenship efforts. We are committed to nurture, inspire, and empower kids and families by bringing them together to make lasting change in the world. Last weekend, our VoluntEARS around the world celebrated Family Volunteer Day. Now in its 25th year, this coordinated effort is a national day of service organized by generationOn and sponsored by Disney Friends for Change.

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International Treats at Holidays Around the World at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

‘Tis the season of sweets at Epcot, with World Showcase countries showing off their sugary best starting Nov. 30 for Holidays Around the World. While each country celebrates through special music, storytelling and dance, you’ll also find extraordinary holiday treats—most sweet, but a few savories. These goodies only last through the holidays!

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Find Magical Deals on Shop Disney Parks Mobile App During Thanksgiving Week

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager

Guests using the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app this week through Monday, November 30, 2015 will find magical deals on merchandise. If you are unfamiliar with this new mobile app, check out this video article which shows you how easy it is to find and purchase merchandise from Disney Parks.

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New Hours, New Tastes on Menu for Fall, Winter at Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

Ah, the subtle change of seasons in California means some delicious new dishes on the dinner menu at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. And a new opening time for dinner: 5 p.m. daily.

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Download Two Disney Parks Thanksgiving Wallpapers

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Simone Miranda, Creative & Translation Services Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

My Thanksgiving usually consists of a huge feast. I’m talking at least four types of meat dishes, lots of yummy side dishes and at least five desserts! Variety is definitely the spice of life.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Rapunzel from ‘Tangled’

posted on November 24th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

This week in Disney history, “Tangled” debuted in theaters, introducing us to a daring and adventure loving princess named Rapunzel.

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