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VIDEO: Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

posted on December 10th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


As John McClintock recently reported, the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort has transformed into a winter wonderland with Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink. Although it was a warm, sunny day in November when we shot the video below, it felt like we were in a snowy village as guests of all ages made their way, some faster than others, around the Christmas tree in the center of the ice.

Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink is open 3 – 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 3 – 11:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through January 11, 2014.

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VIDEO: Tour the Jingle Cruise at Disneyland Park

posted on November 13th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


Christmas came early for me last month, when I received a sneak peek of the new Jingle Cruise in Disneyland park during a private tour. Former Jungle Cruise skipper Kevin Lively, who was a consultant on the Jingle Cruise, gave the tour while Imagineer and former Jungle Cruise skipper Wyatt Winter told me about the decorative details. Of course, in the spirit of the holidays, I brought the camera crew so I could share it all with you. You’re welcome!

Tour the Jingle Cruise for yourself this holiday season at both Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park.

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VIDEO: Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

posted on October 16th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park, so I thought I’d take the video crew and see what’s new. The Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace and the tricked-out Treat Trails were some of the highlights, but I have to say seeing all the guests’ creative costumes was the real treat for me.

There is still time to join the party! For ticket information, click here. What will you be wearing to Mickey’s Halloween Party this year?


Read on for more about Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort:

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Creating the Magic of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park

posted on September 18th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


In celebration of the 13th season of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park, I set out to talk to some cast members whose jobs are to help Jack Skellington and his buddies take over the Haunted Mansion each year. Edward, Richard and Lindsey have worked a combined 32 spooktakular seasons creating the magic, and as you’ll see in this video, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

 
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Splash Mountain or Grizzly River Run at Disneyland Resort: How Wet Do You Get?

posted on August 26th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


Summer is winding down, so we thought we’d end it with a splash on Grizzly River Run in Disney California Adventure park and Splash Mountain in Disneyland park. Check out the point-of-view shots in this video to see how wet you really get.

The forecast is calling for more hot days ahead, so it’s a great time to get drenched at the Disneyland Resort. Which is your favorite water attraction?

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Highlighting Disneyland Park Horticulture: Jungle Cruise

posted on August 2nd, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


It’s a jungle out there, so why not explore it? In the video below, Jungle Cruise Skipper Kelly Small guides us on a very special tour highlighting the horticulture of the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park. I hope you enjoy this video of the Jungle Cruise. If you don’t, Kelly will send you a refund and my name is Erin.

For more information on the horticulture of the Disneyland Resort, see these related stories:

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Taking it Slow: ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort

posted on June 27th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


In celebration of the three-year anniversary of “World of Color” this month, I wanted to try out the slow-motion camera and have the crew tape some highlights from the ever-changing show. Nothing compares to seeing this spectacular in person; however, the video below gives a glimpse of the show from a whole new, multi-colored perspective.

Read more about the “World of Color” in the posts below:

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Belly Up to the Tiki Juice Bar at Disneyland Park

posted on June 20th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


For the last 10 years, cast member Jennifer Pitoniak has been serving up delicious Dole Whips at the Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland park. The popular, sweet treat is fat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and around 100 calories, which makes it, in my opinion, the perfect park food. Last year, Jenn helped the Tiki Juice Bar serve up 650,000 Dole Whips and Dole Whip Floats, for a combined 1.4 million consumed at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disneyland park. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, she gave us a glimpse of life in the Tiki Juice Bar – our camera gets so close you can almost taste it!

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Taking it Slow: Pixar Play Parade at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on June 10th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


You may have seen the newest addition to the Pixar Play Parade from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” in Disney California Adventure park, but you haven’t seen it like this! For my new series, “Taking it Slow,” we are using a special slow-motion camera to view some of our favorite attractions in a whole new way. In this video we mixed slow-motion, fast-motion and real-time video together to highlight a few fun moments from the “world of play.”

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Disneyland Park Guests Share Their Favorite ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ Moments

posted on May 31st, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


During the premiere of “Mickey and the Magical Maplast week, we asked guests what they thought about the new production in the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland park. If you’ve had a chance to see it, what’s your favorite moment? Let us know in the comments!

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