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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on July 6th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


There was a lot to celebrate at Disney Parks this week. Thousands of guests joined in our Fourth of July celebrations at both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, and we snapped some amazing new images of this year’s fireworks displays that we just had to share with you.

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And speaking of holidays, Disney Parks Blog readers were also treated to some much anticipated news from the Disneyland Resort. Halloween Time and Mickey’s Halloween Party dates have just been announced – sounds like it’s time to start planning those fall vacations! Check out Erin’s post to learn more about what to expect.

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Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Inaugural ‘Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome’ Parades Through Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Check out the new daily procession that gives everyone a chance to enjoy the pageantry and cheer of the grand arrival of the royal sisters of Arendelle.

Disneyland Resort Summer Tips: Fun in the Sun at Disneyland Resort Hotel Pools – Stay cool this summer at Disneyland Resort with these tips to enjoy our hotel pools!

Summertime Fun at Disney Parks Blog Summer BBQ Meet-Up at Disneyland Park – We wrangled some of the highlights for y’all from this Summertime Fun event at Disneyland Park, including live music and line dancing with Mickey.

‘Frozen’ Fireworks Light Up Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Take a look at the amazing new “Frozen”-inspired fireworks spectacular!

New ‘World of Color’ Merchandise Debuts at Disney California Adventure Park – Find Disney art inspired by this famous attraction on adult and youth T-shirts and fleece, a magnet, keychain, mug and more at select locations inside Disney California Adventure park.

runDisney is ‘Glowing’ About The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend Medals – Take a look at some of the medals waiting at the finish line at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend!

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‘Frozen’ Fireworks Light Up Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on July 6th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Last night Disney’s Hollywood Studios capped off the first day of the park’s new Frozen Summer celebration by debuting an amazing new “Frozen”-inspired fireworks spectacular. And what a show!

The spectacular, which is one of the first fireworks shows in Disney history to be inspired solely by one film, celebrates the songs, story and great characters of “Frozen.” The show also features an amazing finale moment to the song “Let It Go” that will be simply unforgettable for Elsa fans.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery below to see some of the amazing spectacular for yourself.

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The “Frozen” fireworks spectacular will run through September 1 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Did you see the show for yourself? What did you think? Tell us in the “Comments” section below or join the conversation on Twitter with the hash tag #FrozenSummer.

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Inaugural ‘Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome’ Parades Through Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on July 5th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Earlier today, Anna and Elsa, the royal sisters from “Frozen” were officially welcomed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, well, for the first time in forever!

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Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome” is a new daily procession that gives everyone a chance to enjoy the pageantry and cheer of the grand arrival of the royal sisters of Arendelle. Stepping off at the front of the park, Anna and Elsa proceed through the parade route in a royal horse-drawn sleigh, while their friend, Kristoff, travels on a Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post float. Our “Frozen” friends are flanked by plenty of royal entertainers, including a flag corp twirling the flag of Arendelle, a troupe of ice men performing a routine with ice picks, sliding skiers, skating snowflakes, and more. Upon arriving at the stage in the center of the park, the sisters receive their official welcome to “Hollywoodland” before returning to their carriage and completing the rest of the parade route, ending just before the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction.

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I was there to see today’s inaugural procession for myself, along with my son, who like so many kids, watches “Frozen,” plays “Frozen,” and even sings “Frozen.” By far, one of my favorite elements was seeing the kids who were chosen to join in on the fun. Each day, 20-30 of our young park guests are going to be randomly invited to become honorary royalty of Arendelle and march along in the parade. Although these children are randomly selected to appear in the procession, word on the street is that one way to increase your chances of being selected is to dress and be seen in your Arendelle best!

“Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome” is one of many “Frozen”-inspired offerings that guests can enjoy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios through September 1, which also include a new fireworks spectacular, ice skating, a singalong, dance party, merchandise opportunities and more.

See the posts below for more ‘Frozen’ Summer Fun:

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Arendelle Friends Arrive for a Frozen Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on July 5th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Guess who is on his way to Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy all our special Frozen Summer Celebration – looks like this snowman is dressed and ready for some fun in the sun!

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And there’s plenty of fun to be had at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting today. The park will debut several new offerings, including the Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession, For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration, fireworks, dance parties and more. Our “Frozen”-inspired offerings will run daily through September 1, 2014.

Be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog and our @WaltDisneyWorld Twitter account throughout the day for new photos and videos of today’s celebration. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with the hash tag #FrozenSummer.

PS: Who knew airlines serviced Arendelle?

For more on Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, visit the posts below:

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It’s A Happy Fourth of July At Disney Parks

posted on July 4th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Fourth of July celebrations are already well underway at Disney Parks, and the party kicked off last night at Magic Kingdom Park with an early performance of “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.”

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Our photographers were out to catch some of the lovely sights for us.

“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will again blast off tonight at 9 p.m. Elsewhere at the Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot will host “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at 10 p.m., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will launch their fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

Over at the Disneyland Resort, the festivities started even earlier this week, with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” lighting up the night beginning July 1. Look for it tonight at 9:25 p.m. Disney California Adventure park will also host a special patriotic pre-show at the start of the 9:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. performances of “World of Color.”

For more on the Fourth of July celebrations at Disney Parks, visit the posts below:

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Finish That Disney Parks Sign: Finding Directions to Harambe

posted on July 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s Disney Parks sign is a newer one that can be found in the Harambe section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Do you remember the missing words here? Where can you find fresh water and clean beds? If you remember, tell us in the “Comments” section below. The post will be updated later today with the answer!

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Book Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As our Entertainment author Shawn Slater shared last week, we have some very exciting new offerings launching this Saturday, July 5, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort that are inspired by the film Disney’s “Frozen” – including a new procession, sing-along, merchandise shop, snow activities, nighttime fireworks spectacular and more! (Be sure to check out Shawn’s original post here for full details).

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The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package, available daily from July 5 – September 1, 2014 (with the exception of August 23), will offer guests reserved viewing for three of the park’s most anticipated new experiences. This package is a great way to see Princess Anna and Queen Elsa. Guests who book the package will check in at Min and Bills Dockside Diner starting at 10:30 a.m., then enjoy refreshments and reserved viewing for Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession at 11:00 a.m. Later on, they’ll experience reserved seating at one showing of For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, which takes place between 12:30-7 p.m. The evening will end from 8:30 – 10PM with an exclusive dessert party in a reserved area for viewing of the nighttime Frozen fireworks spectacular. (Note: Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession and the dessert party offers a reserved viewing area, no seating is available. Wheelchairs and ECVs will be accommodated).

Packages cost $59 for adults and $34 for children (including tax and gratuity). Discounts do not apply. Park admission is required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Book this package now by calling 407-939-1939.

(Note: Guests will receive a credential for identification during the Royal Welcome procession viewing. If you are not able to attend the Royal Welcome procession viewing, please visit Guest Relations to check-in between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. and select a show time for the sing-along celebration. After 8 p.m., please check-in at Min and Bill’s. Credential identification is non-transferrable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.)

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Ice Skating Begins July 5 at Oaken’s Frozen Funland at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on July 1st, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


In the film “Frozen,” Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post is where Anna meets a snow-covered Kristoff, and they set off on an adventure together to find Elsa and stop the eternal winter. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a place inspired by that scene in the film – Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – will open its doors to offer you adventure starting this Saturday, July 5. Here, you’ll be able to purchase “Frozen” wares, special snacks, take photos and enjoy wintertime fun – including ice skating!
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Located inside the Soundstage One building toward the rear of the park, Oaken’s Frozen Funland features a frozen pond where guests can go ice skating. Skating sessions are $10 for 30 minutes on the ice, including the use of ice skates, socks and a helmet. Guests can also bring their own equipment. Oaken’s Frozen Funland will be open daily from park opening to 8 p.m., and skating sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis. (Note: Skating availability may be limited to the sizing of skates. Waivers for all guests are required and minors must have an adult/responsible party age 18 or older present to sign for them).

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Oaken’s Frozen Funland is just one of several “Frozen”-themed offerings that debut this Saturday, July 5. A “Frozen” fireworks spectacular, For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration, Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession, dance parties and more will run through September 1 at the park.

Will you add this activity to your list? Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #FrozenSummer.


For more information about “Frozen” fun this summer, see the posts below:

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Caption This: Mickey Visits Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

posted on June 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Shark Reef at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is home to hundreds of aquatic friends, including bonnethead sharks, stingrays and blue tang fish – and on one day in 1995, one famous Mouse, too.

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Check out this amazing photo, in which Mickey dons snorkel equipment and takes a dip with the fish.

What did Mickey think of such an attraction? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in our “Comments” section below.

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Save Up to 30% on Select Disney Resort Hotels For Trips Through October 3

posted on June 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Considering a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort in late summer or early fall? This is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, with the recent opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus the return of fun fall festivities, such as the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties.
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Guests booking stays at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels for trips taking place between August 16 and October 3, 2014, may save up to 30% thanks to our latest room offer. This offer must be booked by August 8, 2014.

Click here for more details on discounts at specific resorts and to book.

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