This week’s morning shot was taken at the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot. Who’s ready for a trip back in time to “the dawn of recorded history”?
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This week we shared a ton of fun photos from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Frozen Summer Fun is now in full swing!
Take a look at the gallery below for a peek at the offerings that debuted this week, including the Frozen Royal Welcome, Olaf’s Summer Cool Down and more.
Check the Disney Parks Blog next week for more coverage of Frozen Summer Fun.
Beginning today, guests can enjoy Starbucks beverages at Creature Comforts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom while supporting conservation efforts for the cotton-top tamarin – a critically endangered species of monkey that resides in South America.
The menu will include regular Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages, Frappuccino blended beverages, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, as well as treats crafted by Disney chefs. A portion of the sale of each Starbucks Flat White Latte at the reopened Creature Comforts will benefit conservation programs already underway to help preserve the cotton-top tamarin in Colombia. This drink was specifically selected from other menu choices because of the cotton-top tamarin’s fluffy white crests that appear on their heads.
Located on Discovery Island area of the park, Creature Comforts will reflect the theming of the park with African design elements such as geometric designs and carvings, warm colors, African maasai shield designs and hand-painted coffee beans.
The Great Movie Ride, which transports Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests through film history, has been updated with some new interior and exterior enhancements thanks to a new relationship with Turner Classic Movies.
Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios can now enjoy an all-new photo opportunity that allows them to walk the red carpet and “cement” their handprints outside our Chinese Theatre. (Other enhancements inside include new digital movie posters in the queue (watch carefully to see the classic poster images move). A few new clips will be added into the attraction’s finale montage later this summer.
Guests will also hear new audio components during the tour from Robert Osbourne, actor and Turner Classic Movies film historian. The enhanced narration will assist attraction tour guides in leading guests from famous scene to famous scene, layering in more fun movie facts.
By the way, if you’re a huge fan of Disney films, you’ll want to check out “Treasures from the Disney Vault,” which airs on Turner Classic Movies July 2.
Over the weekend, the Disney Parks Blog team met up with more than 1,000 of our readers for a special screening and celebration around the new Disney•Pixar film “Inside Out,” which hits theaters June 19.
The group was treated to an advanced screening of the film, which tells the story of a young girl named Riley and the Emotions that guide her. Based in Headquarters, the control center of Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. Our readers were also surprised with an exclusive character greeting with Joy and Sadness from the the film, as well as other fun photo ops.
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Today in Disney history back in 1998, the film “Mulan” was released in theaters.
In the film, Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier named “Ping” to take her father’s place in the Imperial Army in a fight against the Huns. Along her journey, she finds strength and bravery within – as well as love with warrior Shang.
In honor of today’s anniversary, Disney Photographer Ryan Wendler shot these amazing images of Mulan dressed as Ping.
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The royal sisters have returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Anna and Elsa – accompanied by friends Olaf and Kristoff –
As a reminder, here’s the “Frozen” fun that’s in store through September 7, 2015:
Frozen Royal Welcome – Watch Arendelle’s royal procession through the park, this year with Olaf in tow! Elsa also makes an appearance on her new ice palace float!
Olaf’s Summer Cool Down – This new stage show features Olaf and friends having a little fun “In Summer.” And as temperature rises, Olaf shares a burst from his own snow cloud to cool things down.
“Frozen Fever” – The ABC Sound Studio is offering special screenings of the new animated short “Frozen Fever,” along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – This year the show has moved to the Hyperion Theater, where you’ll discover all-new in-theater effects and appearances by Anna, Elsa and Kristoff.
“Frozen” Fireworks – Following the “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party, our “Frozen” friends return to the stage for a grand finale to kick off a fireworks display set to the beloved music of “Frozen.”
Will you head out to the park for some Frozen Summer Fun this year? Let us know in the comments.
Our friends at Tokyo Disney Resort just announced plans for Tokyo DisneySea’s 15th anniversary. The “Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes” celebration will kick off April 15, 2016, and run through March 17, 2017.
The celebration will focus on wishes and dreams, symbolized in the form of crystals which will decorate the park. As a part of the celebration, guests will be able to enjoy the new show “Crystal Wishes Journey,” at Mediterranean Harbor, in which Disney characters will share their own wishes in the show.
Also on the first day of the event, a new version of “Big Band Beat,” the popular show presented at the Broadway Music Theatre, will debut with new music, costumes and scenes. This will be the first time that the show has been changed since it opened in July 2006.
Looks like best buddies Mickey Mouse and Goofy were sure having a blast back in this 1970s photo.
Here they are aboard Star Jets, one of the first attractions built in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park. This photo deserves a great caption. Go ahead and “Caption This” image in the comments section below.
Earlier this month, plans were unveiled for “Disney’s Halloween,” a seasonal celebration that will take place at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea from September 8 – November 1.
During this time, families will be able to enjoy halloween fun at the theme parks and resort hotels. At Tokyo Disneyland, the theme of the event will be “Halloween Fair,” and will feature Disney characters in Halloween costumes, a “Happy Halloween Harvest” parade that features floats decorated with seasonal treats, and more.
The celebration will continue over at Tokyo DisneySea, where the focus will be on the Disney villains. The park will be transformed with an eerie atmosphere and a new villains show on Mediterranean Harbor. Other offerings will include “Villains Halloween Party” on the American Waterfront and “Casbah Magical Treat” at the Arabian Coast section of the park.
For a look at how the park celebrated fall festivities last year, check out this previous post and photo gallery.