How did Peyton Manning celebrate his team’s Super Bowl 50 victory today? He went to Disneyland! Following the Denver Broncos victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Peyton – joined by his children, Mosley and Marshall – celebrated with fans today at the Happiest Place on Earth with a parade Monday down Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park. Take a look!
Congratulations to Super Bowl 50 champions Denver Broncos!
Fresh from the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 victory, quarterback Peyton Manning is preparing for a magical celebration of his own. He’s going to Disneyland!
Following Denver’s 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Manning is scheduled to celebrate at the Happiest Place on Earth with a parade Monday down Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park. (Exact timing is still to be determined.) Manning’s Disneyland Resort celebration continues a tradition that began in 1987 with Phil Simms of the New York Giants. Manning joins an all-star lineup of heroes from sports and beyond who have come to Disney Parks to celebrate their personal achievements with a dose of Disney magic.
Josh Gad will take viewers on a unique tour of Disneyland park, including peeks inside Walt Disney’s private apartment above Main Street, U.S.A., and the Disneyland Dream Suite in New Orleans Square, during the two-hour television special, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” on Sunday, Feb. 21, on the ABC Television Network.
Josh will also explore some Disneyland fan favorites, including a certain pineapple treat, and more!
Check back for more details on what’s in store during this very special television event.
Anybody up for a quick trip with me down memory lane? I remember when one of my favorite books was made into the box office hit film, “Waiting to Exhale” starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. I can still hear Whitney singing one of the many catchy tunes from the movie soundtrack. The book, filled with colorful characters was written by NY Times best-selling author Terry McMillan. Now back to the present. I have great news. Terry is appearing at Epcot this Saturday, February 6th for a book signing and fan meet and greet.
But wait, there’s more! For all the foodies or, if you’re like me you just love to eat good food, on February 13th you can meet celebrity chef and author G. Garvin. When Chef Garvin isn’t cooking delicious food on TV he’s writing award winning recipe books.
These special appearances are in celebration of Black History Month. Guests have the opportunity to meet four renowned African-American authors and cultural icons each Saturday during the month of February. Book signings are open to all guests and hosted at the American Adventure Pavilion, where books written by each guest author are also available for purchase throughout the month.
- Terry McMillan
Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan is known for her powerful novels and short stories about African American women. Her novel, “Waiting to Exhale,” was adapted into a film starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett in 1995. Many of McMillan’s other novels, including the award-winning “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” have also been brought to life for film and television audiences. McMillan recently published her eighth novel, “Who Asked You?”
- Chef G. Garvin
Saturday, Feb. 13, 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Acclaimed chef and television host, Chef G. Garvin has mastered the art of cooking as well as writing. His cookbook, “Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin: More Than 200 Incredible Recipes from the Chef Who Keeps it Super Simple,” received an American Literacy Award. Chef Garvin has enjoyed continued success with his subsequent cookbooks and television show “Road Trip with G. Garvin” on The Cooking Channel.
While at American Adventure Pavilion be sure and visit the memorable exhibit “Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection,” a collection of rare art, documents, books and artifacts attributed to African American history. Philanthropists Florida natives Bernard, Shirley and their son Khalil Kinsey share some of their vast personal collection of artifacts spanning 400 years of history. Also explore the pavilion rotunda and see the exquisite portraits of influential men and women who contributed to the progress of America.
Be sure and watch the blog for updates on other authors who will appear at Epcot.
If you don’t believe magical things happen at Walt Disney World Resort, just ask the Lewisburg Area High School Choir.
The high school choir from Pennsylvania was at Walt Disney World Resort recently taking part in Disney Performing Arts at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort when they got a surprise visitor. Acclaimed beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola, from the Grammy-winning vocal group Pentatonix, dropped in on the unsuspecting students, giving them an especially “upbeat” musical experience.
Greeted by smiles and cheers of excitement, Olusola joined the Disney Performing Arts students as they took part in “Disney Sings,” a musical workshop that gives students the opportunity to work with a professional Disney vocalist and record a favorite Disney song. In addition to sharing his incredible beatboxing talent, Olusola offered helpful advice from his experiences as a musician and member of Pentatonix.
Winners of Season 3 of the television singing competition “The Sing-Off,” the platinum-selling recording ensemble Pentatonix has sold more than two million albums in the U.S. and received over 905 million views on their YouTube channel. The group received its first Grammy Award in February 2015 for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and A Cappella.
Each year thousands of students participate in Disney Performing Arts programs at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. For more information about Disney Performing Arts, please visit DisneyPerformingArts.com.
As a parent of an older child, perhaps you wonder if a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort is still as special and magical as when they were younger. I can honestly tell you that my tween daughter would LIVE at Walt Disney World Resort if there wasn’t school or gymnastics practice getting in the way. But don’t just take it from me!
Tween favorite Peyton List, star of “Bunk’d” on the Disney Channel, adores Walt Disney World Resort! Just a few weeks ago, she came to visit with her mom, dad and brothers and she shared some of her favorite things to do while at Walt Disney World Resort. First on the list … go shopping at a Disney retail shop to find Minnie Mouse ears to match her outfit. A girl can’t be too coordinated!
Then, it’s time for an encounter at the new Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where she shares a smooch with Chewbacca on the Light Side. She also found some First Order Storm Troopers for a photo opp.
Peyton claims she’s a “daredevil” and tries to ride all of the roller coasters and wild rides in all four theme parks. There’s certainly many to choose from … including Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Test Track at Epcot.
When hunger strikes, it’s time to snack on a soft serve pineapple Dole Whip from Adventureland in Magic Kingdom Park. It hits the spot for her every time and she says she can’t visit Walt Disney World Resort without indulging in the creamy, sweet treat!
After all the thrills and adventures, Peyton ends her Disney day with “Wishes” nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park. With all those dazzling and brilliant fireworks bursting above and around Cinderella Castle, it’s just the perfect kiss goodnight!
I bet your older child would agree … Walt Disney World Resort is still the place to be!
For more information on planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort with your tween, check out www.disneyworld.com/Tweens.
Thank you all very much for your excitement and support for our first #DisneyGrandAdventure blog post last week. I enjoyed reading all of your stories and look forward to continuing the conversation!
This week I would like to share a video of a special family birthday celebration hosted at Walt Disney World Resort! Paula Faris, co-host of “The View” and co-anchor of “Good Morning America Weekend,” traveled with her family to Walt Disney World Resort in honor of her father’s 80th birthday. Check out this heartwarming video of Paula and her family celebrating together during their multigenerational Disney vacation!
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Actor, director, dancer and host of ABC’s “AFV” Alfonso Ribeiro had a Goofy time posing for photos at Magic Kingdom Park this past weekend!
Ribeiro took a break from projects to vacation with his wife Angela and sons Alfonso Jr. and Anders at Walt Disney World Resort.
On a recent visit to California to record dialogue for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana,” actress Auli’i Cravalho, who portrays the film’s title character, took a break from the studio to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy a day at Disneyland park.
Auli’i said, “I was beyond thrilled to visit Disneyland with my family – to see all of the incredible attractions featuring characters from my favorite animated films, was truly inspiring!”
“Moana” debuts in theaters in November, and in this video from Walt Disney Animation Studios you’ll learn how filmmakers helped Moana find her voice.
Actress Zoe Saldana celebrated New Year’s Eve in Disney-style with her husband, Marco Perego, at Disney California Adventure park. This was one of Zoe’s last stops before she begins filming “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” in which she reprises her role as Gamora.