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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on February 14th, 2016 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


It’s Valentine’s Day and all week we’ve been sharing holiday stories and content, including new artwork, love-inspired wallpapers, Valentine’s weekend experiences and even creative projects to celebrate the occasion.

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

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

We also continued our popular “All in the Details” series with a special look at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a 1940s era float plane hangar turned bar that’s full of adventure, from the decor that surrounds you, to the creative menu of drinks and light plates. Check out the video for a tour at some of the location’s highlights.

Visit Jennifer’s original story for more on the story of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.

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

VIDEO: Meet the Team Behind New Main Street Enchanted Windows at Disneyland Park – Six new Main Street Enchanted Windows – featuring the stories of “Peter Pan,” “Cinderella,” “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story” and “Aladdin” – are now on display at Disneyland park. In a new video, we introduce you to some of the talented people who brought these new animated windows to life for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

New Lion Guard Adventure Begins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Young guests can embark on a quest to become honorary members of the Lion Guard in a new Disney’s Animal Kingdom adventure inspired by Disney Junior’s animated series “The Lion Guard.”

Glitter and Go with New Products for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2016 – The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend returns to Walt Disney World Resort from February 18-21, 2016. Runners from around the world will join the Disney Princess’ in a “dream come true” weekend of majestic runs in the most magical place on earth. Here’s a look at several commemorative products created especially for the royal event.

Celebrating 15 Years of Magical Moments at Disney California Adventure Park – To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of Disney California Adventure park, we’ve highlighted some the most magical moments we captured on video.

Same-Day Dining Reservations Coming to Jungle Skipper Canteen – From February 12 to 27, Walt Disney World Resort guests will be able to make Same-day reservations for either lunch or dinner at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom Park.

The Egg-stravaganza Continues in 2016 at Disney Parks – Egg-citing news, Disney fans! Those of you who have enjoyed the Egg-stravaganza each spring at Disney Parks will be glad to know that it will be returning to the Disneyland Resort, at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, as well as the Downtown Disney District.

A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks – Disney fans, you are not going to believe it! We just got the inside scoop on new additions to the Star Wars-inspired collection from ALEX AND ANI debuting at Disney Parks.

Peyton Manning Celebrates Super Bowl Victory at the Disneyland Resort – 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.

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Peyton Manning Celebrates Super Bowl Win at Disneyland Resort

posted on February 13th, 2016 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


It’s just about as highly anticipated as the big game itself: a trip to the Happiest – or Most Magical – Place on Earth after a Super Bowl victory.

This Week in Disney Parks Photos, we relive Peyton Manning’s visit to Disneyland Resort after he led his Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers.

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As you can see, his children Mosley and Marshall joined the parade with their dad, and of course, Peyton received congratulations from Mickey himself.

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The Egg-stravaganza Continues in 2016 at Disney Parks

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Egg-citing news, Disney fans! Those of you who have enjoyed the Egg-stravaganza each spring at Disney Parks will be glad to know that it will be returning to the Disneyland Resort, at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, as well as the Downtown Disney District. This egg-ceptional event will, of course, also take place in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Here’s what you can egg-spect!

From March 2–27, 2016 (or while supplies last), search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location. Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.95, plus tax at the following parks and locations. Remember, no discounts apply.

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How to redeem!

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort; or Port of Entry in Epcot before April 2 to pick up your surprise.

Are you egg-cited to see what this year’s “surprise” collection of eggs will look like? Wait no more!

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Purchasing limits will apply, while supplies last. Keep in mind that no discounts apply and separate admission is required to enter Disney Theme Parks. The experience of course, is subject to restrictions and change without notice.

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Time Is Running Out to Enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes

posted on February 12th, 2016 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


Has the Force awakened in you yet?

Jump to lightspeed for a chance to win a Disney Parks vacation and discover the all-new Star Wars attractions and offerings at Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort or Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. You only have one week left to enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes.

Time Is Running Out to Enter the Star Wars Awakens Sweepstakes

From encounters with everyone’s favorite Wookie, or the galaxy’s newest villain, Kylo Ren, a journey to new adventures aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, to younglings testing their strength with the Force in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – Disney Parks are the only place where you will step into the adventures of Star Wars every day.

The sweepstakes’ Grand Prize includes a three night stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel or four nights at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, theme park tickets during your visit, a Disney Gift Card, and more.

See official rules here, and more details here.

May the Force be with you!

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VIDEO: Meet the Team Behind New Main Street Enchanted Windows at Disneyland Park

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Six new Main Street Enchanted Windows – featuring the stories of “Peter Pan,” “Cinderella,” “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story” and “Aladdin” – are now on display at Disneyland park. In the video below, we introduce you to some of the talented people who brought these new animated windows to life for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

Come see the Main Street Enchanted Windows for yourself, now at Disneyland park!

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A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks

posted on February 11th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Disney fans, you are not going to believe it! I just got the inside scoop on new additions to the Star Wars-inspired collection from ALEX AND ANI debuting at Disney Parks.

Launching February 15 are expandable wire bangles featuring classic Star Wars characters and phrases including Yoda, “Do Or Do Not… There Is No Try,” and Princess Leia and Han Solo, “I Love You. I Know.” Both of these pieces will come in RAFAELIAN GOLD and RAFAELIAN SILVER finishes.

A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks

It doesn’t stop there – releasing the same day is a buffed epoxy expandable wire bangle featuring one of the most famous lines of all, “May The Force Be With You,” in Shiny Silver and Shiny Gold finishes. Yes, you heard it right. Take a look!

A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks

I am curious how many of you chose an alliance when we debuted the Star Wars symbol bangles in December? I ended up joining the ranks of the Rebellion. Are you surprised? For those of you wondering what I’m talking about, check them out for yourselves.

A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks

Available in RAFAELIAN GOLD and RAFAELIAN SILVER finishes, these bangles feature the Rebellion symbol, the Imperial symbol and the Jedi symbol. Where do your loyalties lie?

Her highness, Princess Leia, also accompanied the symbols. Depicted with her signature hairstyle and robe, she’s ready to take on the dark side. Choose from RAFAELIAN GOLD or RAFAELIAN SILVER finishes.

A Galaxy of ALEX AND ANI Bangles to Debut at Disney Parks

Find them at the galactic outposts below:

Disneyland Resort

  • Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co.
  • Disneyland park – New Century Jewelry
  • Downtown Disney DistrictDisney Vault 28 and World of Disney Store
  • Walt Disney World Resort

    Tip: Bangles will be available online on or around the same dates as they debut at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort merchandise locations.

    Are you excited for these new additions? Which one is your favorite?

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    Wandering Dreams Hand-Painted Ink & Paint Cel Debuts at Disneyland Resort

    posted on February 10th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    More great news for collectors of our hand-painted Ink & Paint cels, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you’re still in need of a gift, treat your sweetheart to this special piece, titled “Wandering Dreams,” featuring Briar Rose and Prince Phillip as they enjoy a stroll past Sleeping Beauty Castle, when it debuts February 14, 2016, at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park.

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    This new piece is limited to an edition size of 1,000 and will be available in a variety of formats, including: Unframed ($150), Framed ($240), Framed with Postcard ($260), Framed with Pin ($270)* and Framed with Postcard and Pin ($280).*

    *Tip: A specially designed pin, limited to an edition size of 600, is only available with these framed formats, while supplies last. Here’s your first look at the art for the pin.

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    Unable to make it to the Disneyland Resort? A limited number of cels will be available to purchase online for a limited time only. Applicable tax and shipping fees apply. Discounts available on framing only. Order yours here!

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    Peyton Manning Celebrates Super Bowl Victory at the Disneyland Resort

    posted on February 8th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


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    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!

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    Peyton Manning ‘Going to Disneyland’ to Celebrate Super Bowl Victory

    posted on February 8th, 2016 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


    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!

    Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park

    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.

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    Josh Gad Takes Viewers to Rarely Seen Places at Disneyland Park During ‘The Wonderful Disney: Disneyland 60’ February 21 on ABC

    posted on February 5th, 2016 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


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    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.

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    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.

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