Today, I’m excited to tell you that the celebration will continue to dazzle guests through September 5, 2016. That means you’ve still got time to experience all the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration has to offer!
There have been countless moments of happiness here at the Disneyland Resort through the past sixty years … take a look at sixty seconds of happiness we’ve captured in the video below.
Join the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, now through September 5, 2016!
We’ll kick off the night with a special, private reception just for Disney Parks Blog Mickey’s Halloween Party Meet-Up attendees. Then, all the spooky sights, sounds and sweets of Mickey’s Halloween Party await you throughout Disneyland park!
So join us the evening of Monday, Oct. 5. Space for the event is limited and you must sign up here. Please remember the following:
All participants who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older, but guests of the participants may be younger than 18.
Limit one guest per registrant.
Meet-up confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person plus one guest.
Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
Mickey’s Halloween Party admission will be provided beginning at 3 p.m. for the event, but participants will be responsible for any parking fees.
Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive.
I will give an update at the top of this post when capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Today, we want to give you the chance to let us know what you would like to see as next week’s Disneyland Diamond Days weekly prize. Your options are below – and each includes a 3-day, 2-night vacation package to the Disneyland Resort!
1. Jungle Cruise Dinner
Set sail for an incredible safari adventure! Cast off on the exotic Jungle Cruise, which takes you across untamed waters. Then, toast your travels with a private dinner at Aladdin’s Oasis—some very special jungle VIPs will swing by and join you for dessert!
3. White Diamond and Disneyland Dream Suite
Spend the night in the Disneyland Dream Suite, an elegant apartment originally designed for Walt Disney himself. As a special treat, a Disneyland Resort Ambassador will be joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to present you with a certified 1-carat white diamond – custom-engraved with a Hidden Mickey!
Tough decision, huh? Let us know your vote in the poll below!
To find out the prize chosen for next week, to learn how to enter, and for full details including the Official Rules, visit Disneyland.com/DiamondDays.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C., Mexico and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are age of majority as of date of entry. Sweepstakes ends 6:59 AM PT on 2/5/16. Weekly drawing starts Friday at 7:00AM PT each week and ends at 6:59 AM PT the following Friday. Each eligible weekly entry automatically entered into final prize drawing but not into any daily drawings. Limit one (1) entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry. Only certain prizes determined by the Sponsor will be awarded in any given week; specific prizes to be awarded in the weekly drawing will be announced online at http://www.Disneyland.com/DiamondDays the preceding week. Sponsor: Disney Memories, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521, U.S.A.
Debuting this year are the Dia de los Muertos apples, cake pops and crispies which have been decorated in minute detail by our Candy Makers to resemble colorful sugar skulls. These delicious treats have been covered in caramel and white chocolate with sanding sugar elements, chocolate candy pieces and, in some cases, even marshmallow flower accents.
Looking for your seasonal favorites? If it has become a tradition to pick up gourmet apples inspired by Halloween Minnie Mouse, Pumpkin Mickey Mouse or Maleficent, you’re in luck! Of course, your “mummy” might prefer a cake pop that has been laced in white chocolate, creating a wrapped effect, complete with delicious marshmallow ears and candy-coated chocolate eyes peering from underneath the bandages. How about a pumpkin crispy treat? If that doesn’t get you in the spirit of the season, I don’t know what will. Who can resist a crispy treat covered in white chocolate, orange sanding sugar and drizzled milk chocolate? I know I can’t.
If you’re curious as to the commemorative themed merchandise you’ll find on shelves this year, look no further. This year, expect to find, apparel items for adults and kids, including both long and short sleeved options, a ladies cut tee and fleece. Tip: Look closely, as certain elements on each of the apparel items have glow-in-the-dark features and there’s also another subtle difference, can you find it?
What else? Pins, of course! This year’s releases for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park include a limited release logo pin and mystery set, several limited editions, a tiered boxed set and framed set. Tip: Passholders keep an eye out for a pin featuring Chip n’ Dale created just for you. Mickey’s Halloween Party pins for the Disneyland Resort will include a limited edition booster set, a Halloween Screams pin, an Annual Passholder Goofy Halloween pin as well as a logo pin featuring Mummy Pluto terrified of Vampire Mickey. Which one will you “treat” yourself to?
East Coast fans! Keep an eye out for this year’s limited edition (4000) MagicBand, which comes complete in a decorative box and will retail for $29.95 (plus tax). So whether you choose to link your retail MagicBand now or later, there’s no doubt they make great souvenirs and gifts.
Where can you find all of these commemorative items and more?
This week, I had a great opportunity to photograph the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks from a unique location. I was looking to capture the reflection of Sleeping Beauty Castle and maybe the fireworks in the moat.
Where’s your favorite place to watch the Disneyland Forever fireworks show?
Growing up, autumn meant an annual field trip to a local farm to pick apples. There’s no denying that pumpkin is having a moment right now, but I wanted to pay tribute to the other fruit that makes me think of crisp fall leaves – the apple. We love to enjoy apples on salads, in baked goods and on top of fluffy pancakes. Here are our top choices for yummy apple treats at Disney Parks and Resorts:
Apple Strudel – Sommerfest, Epcot
Apple Strudel that would make my German Oma proud, this is the real deal smothered with vanilla sauce.
Apple Walnut Cake – California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
A new addition to the California Grill lineup—heirloom apple, fig and cherry compote, roasted white chocolate mousse, apple-caramel sauce, candied walnuts and brown sugar ice cream make one deliciously decadent dessert.
Red’s Apple Freeze – Cozy Cone Motel, Disney California Adventure
Get your kicks on Route 66 with Red’s Apple Freeze… souvenir sipper optional. Ka-chow!
Warm Glazed Doughnut – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This doughnut is stacked with cinnamon apples, and topped with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce… out of this world!
Apple Granola Pancakes – Carnation Café, Disneyland park
The crunchy granola and fluffy pancakes make a perfect combination of texture.
Fried Herb and Garlic Cheese – 50’s Prime Time Café, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Served with raspberry sauce, grapes and apples, this dish shows off the apple’s savory side.
Apple-Cranberry Pie Cupcake – Contempo Café, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
A vanilla cupcake with apple-cranberry pie filling and cream cheese frosting, look for this limited-time sweet over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Have you ‘fall’en in love with a Disney Parks treat? Let us know in the comments below!
Mickey’s Frightfully Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Fried chicken served with pepper jack cheese, spicy Sriracha sauce, coleslaw and breaded and fried jalapenos served on a brioche bun with a side of French fries