Winter is almost over, and that means spring is on the way! Flowers are already in bloom across the Disneyland Resort, so it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring getaway. When you book through April 27, you can save up to 20 percent on a 2-night stay most Sunday through Thursday nights, and up to 15 percent on a 2-night stay most Friday and Saturday nights at any of the three Disneyland Resort hotels, for visits from April 7 through May 22. You can find more details here.
And don’t forget – when you visit Disneyland park this spring you can also enjoy the new Fantasy Faire, which opens today! (Valid theme park admission required.)
Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel. Travel must be completed by May 24, 2013. Offer is not valid on suites or with previously booked rooms. Excludes applicable taxes and fees. Advance reservations required. Check for offers on different lengths of stay. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
It’s finally here – we’ve followed the Yellow Brick Road all the way to opening day for “Oz The Great and Powerful.” For a few weeks, Disney California Adventure park guests have had the chance to view an Exclusive 4D Sneak Peek of the new film, hosted by star Zach Braff who plays both Frank (in the “real world” of Kansas) and Finley (in the wonderful land of Oz).
In the photo above, you can see Braff at Walt Disney Imagineering recording the introduction for the ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Exclusive 4D Sneak Peek, showing now through March 31 at Disney California Adventure park. Check it out on your next visit and see the film – it opens today!
As Shawn Slater first told us, the Royal Theatre will be where the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” will come to life when Fantasy Faire opens at Disneyland park on March 12. In this new video, we take you inside the Royal Theatre and introduce you to Messieurs Smythe and Jones, who join Rapunzel and Belle onstage to tell their beloved stories, “with a ‘happily ever after’ at the end,” of course!
We’re counting down the days to spring here at Disney Parks, when the flowers start blooming and the sun keeps shining (well, in between the spring showers of course). Two years ago, we were ringing in the spring here on the Disney Parks Blog – and so much more. Let’s take a look back to March 2011. Fairy Spotted at Epcot
Can you spot the fairy? Gene Duncan did, and shared this photo with us back in March 2011.
There’s more “Limited Time Magic” blowing into the Disneyland Resort next week. A special limited-time display of replica costumes and props from “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District today. Items on display will include Glinda’s dress, crown and wand; the cape worn by Oz; and the China Girl character.
These items will only be on display for a limited time, so take the Yellow Brick Road to WonderGround Gallery before a tornado takes them back to Oz! And while you’re there, check out artwork inspired by “Oz The Great and Powerful” from March artist-in-residence Joey Chou! See some of his art and learn more in Michelle’s post here.
Last week, Erin Catalano and Michelle Harker introduced you to Beautifully Disney, a new private-label cosmetic line created for Disney Parks. Today, I’ve got an update for you – as part of “Limited Time Magic,” Beautifully Disney is launching this weekend with its premiere, seasonal collection – Wickedly Beautiful – available for … you guessed it … a limited time only.
The color palettes featured in Wickedly Beautiful play on the juxtaposition of good and evil, of Disney Princesses and Villains. With this new line, you can choose to emulate your favorite princess or villain, with the help of soft and deep lacquer crèmes shimmering with glitter, creating modern interpretations of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine, Ursula, and Maleficent. The collection features princess and villain-inspired lacquer crème nail polish, lip gloss, eyeshadow and lip glosses.
Discover Wickedly Beautiful for yourself at the Beautifully Disney premiere launch events taking place tomorrow, Mar. 2, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Disney Vault 28 in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort and Tren-D in Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort. Learn more about Beautifully Disney, the Wickedly Beautiful collection and the launch events at www.ArtofDisneyParks.com. And if you’re unable to attend, you can purchase select items from the Wickedly Beautiful Collection online at DisneyParks.com/Store beginning March 4!
I’m sure you will agree that the setting is almost as lovely as the princesses who will appear there. Above, Cinderella is seen inside the new Royal Hall, where she and her princess friends will meet Disneyland park guests each day. And you can also see Rapunzel getting comfortable next to a replica of her famous tower, which sits at the center of Fantasy Faire. You can see Rapunzel when she joins Messieurs Smythe and Jones in the telling of her own tale inside the Royal Theatre.
Keep an eye here on the Disney Parks Blog for more information and peeks into Fantasy Faire as we keep getting closer to the March 12 opening!
Read on for more updates about Fantasy Faire at Disneyland park:
Yesterday, I gave you a sneak peek at Clopin’s Music Box, an interactive element coming to Fantasy Faire when it opens March 12 at Disneyland park. Today, I’m excited to share a video of the installation of this piece, along with two other charming details: Tangled Tower, which is located in the center of Fantasy Faire, and – my favorite element of this new area – Figaro the cat from “Pinocchio.” Watch as Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, tells us more about these magical features.
It’s a beautiful afternoon here in Carthay Circle at Disney California Adventure park. This is the kind of day when I like to grab a cup of coffee from Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe, take a seat on the fountain in the middle of Carthay Circle, and watch people walk by. It’s a great spot for people-watching, because no matter where you are going at Disney California Adventure park, it seems all roads eventually lead through Carthay Circle.
What is your favorite people-watching spot at the Disneyland Resort? Let me know in the comments!