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Behind the Scenes: Creating Our @DisneyParks Stop-Motion Film

posted on June 11th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


What do you get when you take 1,000 photos, 60 lbs of confetti, seven Disney characters and one photographer with a big imagination? Something magical, of course!

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Behind-the-Scenes: Creating Our @DisneyParks Stop-Motion Film Behind-the-Scenes: Creating Our @DisneyParks Stop-Motion Film

When we thought about how we wanted to celebrate our @DisneyParks Twitter account hitting the milestone of 1 million followers, we called on the talent of Yellow Shoes Photographer Chloe Rice to come up with something special. Check out the video below to learn how what started as a simple Twitter graphic turned into a very detailed and intricate stop-motion film clip – and how the team pulled it all together.

Want to follow @DisneyParks on Twitter? Click here.

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Top Five: Donald Duck at Disney Parks

posted on June 9th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Happy birthday to Donald Duck!

On this day in Disney history, Donald made his film debut in “The Wise Little Hen” Silly Symphony short. Over the years, he’s been a guest favorite at Disney Parks around the globe, whether it’s meeting him during a character greeting, spotting him in “Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade” or shopping for Donald gifts.

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In celebration of his big day, let’s take a look back at some of our most popular Donald blog posts of all time:

Learn to Draw: Donald Duck – Draw your own Donald with this video tutorial that offers step-by-step directions.

Donald Duck & Daisy Wallpaper – Check out our downloadable desktop/mobile wallpaper.

Step In Time: Donald Duck’s Birthday Parade Takes Flight at Magic Kingdom Park – Take a peek back at 1984, when an entire parade marked a milestone birthday for our fowl friend.

Vintage Walt Disney World: Donald’s Special Day – Take a look back at Donald’s decades spent at Disney Parks.

Disney Parks Merchandise: Celebrating 80 Years of Donald Duck – Check out some beloved Donald Duck souvenirs.

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Caption This: Goofy Plays Ball at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on June 8th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This early 1970s photo was snapped at Magic Kingdom Park. It sure looks like Goofy and friends are “having a ball” on the castle lawn.

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This pic is perfect for a great caption. Leave yours in the comments section below!

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It’s a Sunny Morning at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

posted on June 8th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Good morning from the kids’ water-play area near the Beach Pool at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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Looks like an ideal place for an early morning splash. Have your little ones enjoyed this space?



See the posts below for more morning views from around Disney Parks:

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: 100 Disney Parks Blog Wallpapers

posted on June 6th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week we helped kick off the Coolest Summer Ever by sharing our latest desktop/mobile wallpaper with you, which was actually a fun milestone for us as we’ve now shared more than 100 original Disney Parks inspired wallpapers with you.

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Want to download our latest? Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

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Click the image above to visit our full gallery to find the perfect wallpaper for your desktop or mobile device.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Jungle Cruise at Tokyo Disneyland

posted on June 4th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Looks like the perfect night for a voyage on the Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions at Tokyo Disneyland.

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At this attraction, Jungle Cruise Skippers tour guests through the natural habitats of elephants, crocodiles, lions, and other wildlife. The attraction also offers even more thrilling nighttime voyages.

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Celebrate Summer With Our Coolest Summer Ever Desktop/Mobile Wallpaper

posted on June 3rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


If you’re one of the many who subscribe to our Disney Parks Blog Daily Digest emails, you may have already had the chance to download our exclusive Coolest Summer Ever wallpaper, starring who else but Olaf.

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Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it. And check out our complete gallery of wallpapers on our full gallery.

To subscribe to the Disney Parks Blog Daily Digest and receive future exclusive wallpapers, click here.

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#DisneySide Doodles: Tinker Bell Readies for a Day at the Park

posted on June 1st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Our #DisneySide Doodle series this week continues our artists’ interpretation of how a Disney character would show his or her #DisneySide at a park, with this new sketch of Tinker Bell. This original painting, by Ty Amato, shows Tinker Bell primping before a day at the park.

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According to Ty, “The painting was done with gouache, which is kind of a mix between watercolor and acrylic paint. I (added) the luminescent glow of bubbles in PhotoShop to bump up the magic.”

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It’s a Sunny Morning at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

posted on June 1st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Today, June 1, is the anniversary of the opening of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – so it’s only fitting that today’s sunrise shot was snapped at the park.

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Looks like the perfect morning for a cool glide around Castaway Creek, doesn’t it?

For more about Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, visit the post below:

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Disney Parks Blog Readers ‘Recruit’ Guests for Tomorrowland

posted on May 30th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Did you see the new film “Tomorrowland” over the weekend? On Friday, May 22, 500 Disney Parks Blog readers were treated to a special screening of the film – and were then made honorary Tomorrowland recruiters. Armed with Tomorrowland pins, our group returned to Magic Kingdom Park to search for brilliant minds and optimistic people who could shape the future.

Check out all the fun that they had during the screening.

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