Earlier this week, the cast of the popular stage show “The Festival of The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom marked a major milestone – 1 million guests have attended the show since it reopened in the new Harambe Theatre this past June.
The LePage Family from Colorado Springs, CO, were the lucky 1 millionth family, and were recognized with front-row seats and a special meet-and-greet opportunity with the show’s cast after the performance concluded.
In case you aren’t familiar with the show, “The Festival of The Lion King” is a fun retelling of the story of Simba the lion cub that is told through song, dance, acrobatics, aerial performances and more. It debuted at the park in Camp Minnie-Mickey in 1998. The show relocated to the new Harambe Theatre in the Africa section of the park earlier this year.
What do you enjoy most about this show? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
As I shared in last week’s post, fall officially arrived at Magic Kingdom Park here at the Walt Disney World Resort – and Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort wasn’t far either. Check out these amazing images Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer shared on the blog this week.
And while we’re on the topic of Halloween, we snapped several spooky shots at our Disney Side “Not-So-Scary” Soiree at Magic Kingdom Park, which included our first taste of the Villain’s Sinister Soiree, a special add-on dessert party available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Check out the photos above.
This week, our “Learn to Draw” series is focusing on a classic Disney character – Grumpy from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
This week, it’s Brian James Fichtner from Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios who gives you a quick tutorial on how to draw the perfect grump. Here we go!
For more animation tutorials, read the posts below:
Let’s talk about one of my favorite parts of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – the candy!
In case you’ve never attended one, the party is an after-hours Halloween celebration that features a lot of must-see Halloween-themed entertainment, such as the “Boo To You Parade,” “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks, Disney characters in costumes, and much more. The party also features trick-or-treating for kids of all ages – yes, this means that adults are welcome to participate!
This year, we’re happy to share that the parties feature more trick-or-treat locations than ever before, with a total of 13 treat stops that over the next few weeks will hand out a total of 261 tons of candy. Guests who exit the park after the 8:30 p.m. performance of the “Boo to You” parade are in for an additional treat – but we’ll leave it up to you to find out just what it is.
Last night, more than 180 Disney Parks Blog readers attended our Disney Side “Not-So-Scary” Soiree at Magic Kingdom Park, celebrating the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the debut of the Villain’s Sinister Soiree.
The evening kicked off with our guests enjoying the spirited fun of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, including the event’s special character meet and greets, and entertainment. We later met up for the 8:30 p.m. showing of the “Boo To You” parade and enjoyed VIP viewing of “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks.
Later on in the night, our guests were among the first to experience the new Villain’s Sinister Soiree inside Cinderella’s Royal Table, which is a delicious dessert party hosted by Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters. During the party, our guests also enjoyed photo opportunities with Captain Hook, Dr. Facilier and Frollo.
Be sure to check out our photo galleries and this video for more.
This week’s “Caption This” image was shot inside a popular attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – DINOSAUR.
What’s on this guy’s mind as the Time Rover approaches? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” photo in the comments section below!
Earlier this week we shared a look at some of the amazing Halloween decor that is now brightening up Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort. These are truly some can’t-miss photos, don’t you agree?
Of course, one great time to experience the fall decor for yourself is during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Have you been to one? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
For more fall activities coming to Walt Disney World Resort, check out the links below:
It may not be fall yet, but Magic Kingdom Park is already in the Halloween spirit.
Our Disney Photographer Charlie Champagne recently headed out to get these great nighttime shots of the park in both the daytime and nighttime, including shots of fall garland, illuminated pumpkins, scarecrows and more.
Which element of the park’s fall decor is your favorite? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
For more on Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort, check out the links below:
Have you visited Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort lately? The resort just opened a brand-new children’s activity center called Club Disney, which is a great place for little ones to play while their parents catch some alone time.
The look of the “club” was inspired by classic Disney Little Golden Books tales like “Pinocchio,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Here, kids ages 3-12 can play dress up, create crafts, play games, engage in storytelling activities, enjoy movie nights and more with our children’s activity coordinators. Here’s a peek inside:
To book, call: 407-WDW-DINE.
Doing your Christmas dreaming a little early this year? Then check out the exciting holiday entertainment that Tokyo Disney Resort has in the works.
Tokyo Disney Resort will begin their annual holiday celebration on November 7, with special events, entertainment and more taking place at both Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea.
At Tokyo Disneyland Park, guests will be able to enjoy Disney’s Santa Village Parade, in which Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters help Santa Claus prepare for the holiday. The park will also feature special seasonal photo locations, holiday decor and more.
At Tokyo DisneySea, guests will be able to enjoy a Colors of Christmas holiday tree display and lights around Mediterranean Harbor. Guests visiting the Lost River Delta can enjoy Fiesta de la Luz (“Festival of Lights”) – a holiday lantern display. Over at the American Waterfront, Snow Crystal Illumination will light up the area with white lights. Mickey and friends will also appear at Waterfront Park for performances of “Holiday Greeting from Seven Ports,” and they’ll also take part in a brand-new show called “Colorful Holiday Greeting.”
The holiday celebration will run through December 25, 2014.