'World of Color' at Disney California Adventure Park

Alex and Ani Add ‘Character’ to the Disney Parks Collection

posted on June 3rd, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


UPDATE 6/4: Exciting news Disney fans! We actually just got news that the Disney Collection by Alex and Ani bangles just arrived!  Look for them starting today at the locations listed below.

I adore Alex and Ani bangles from Disney Parks! Curious as to what Alex and Ani is all about? Before I started collecting them, I was too.

Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, Creative Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alex and Ani, hails from a family of jewelers where mastering their craft was not only an aspiration, but a family tradition. For more than 10 years, the lifestyle company, named after her first two daughters, has helped spread positive energy across the globe with its hand-crafted, eco-conscious and Made in America products. The Alex and Ani Disney Collection, featuring signature expandable (yes, they are adjustable for the perfect fit) wire bangles with Disney icons and characters are truly the perfect combination of pixie dust and positive energy.

Alex and Ani Add ‘Character’ to the Disney Parks Collection

How could the collection, currently made up of more than eight different Disney symbols, birthstones and initials, get any better? Perhaps something to complement the Disneyland park Sleeping Beauty Castle and Magic Kingdom Park Cinderella Castle bangles? New bangles with signature icon charms inspired by Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will debut at Walt Disney World Resort beginning June 5. Joining that list in late June is Mickey’s Fun Wheel from Disney California Adventure park.

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Or if, like me, you choose to embrace your Disney Side and live your life full of character, take note of what I’m about to show you. Also debuting June 5 is the one and only Tinker Bell, as well as a Dated 2014 bangle.
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Something else to keep on your radar are new bangles, featuring Aurora, Belle and Cinderella, releasing June 30 online and at Disney Parks.

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Are you as excited as I am? Then be sure to check back to learn about even more additions to the Disney Collection by Alex and Ani. I know you want me to tell you now, but where’s the fun in that? If I have to wait, so do you!

A fashion essential, these Alex and Ani bangles, available in both Rafaelian Gold and Rafaelian Silver finishes are the ideal keepsake for fans of all ages and are sure to evoke magical memories for years to come!

Tip: You can wear just one, or layer them together, truly making the look your very own.

So where are the best places to find them?

Disneyland Resort

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Online – Shop Now!

Which ones have you added to your collection, or are you most excited to get? Don’t even get me started with my list.

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June’s Gourmet Apple is a Sundae Surprise at Disneyland Resort

posted on May 30th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


There’s no split decision when it comes to the gourmet apple for June at Disneyland Resort. Why? Because it was actually inspired by a banana split.

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How did they do it? I’ve got the scoop! The apple has been covered in caramel, enrobed with banana flavor-infused chocolate, rolled in chocolate chips, drizzled with dark chocolate and has been topped off with mini marshmallows and dollops of vanilla white chocolate. Finally, you can’t have a banana split without chopped roasted peanuts and of course, cherries on top!

When I first heard what our Candy Makers had up their sleeves for June, all I could think was, “this apple is going taste like a sundae on a stick,” while my dear friend and fellow Disney Parks Blog author Tyler Slater professed, “I need it in my life.” As you can tell, we are clearly both fans of this sundae-inspired concoction.

Find it beginning June 1 at Candy Palace in Disneyland park, Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure park and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District.

Simply put, it’s delicious!

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New Attraction Merchandise ‘Soars’ into Disney Parks

posted on May 29th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


I am a huge fan of Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure park! For me, it’s definitely a must-do attraction. I’m sure many of you who frequently visit Epcot feel the same way about Soarin’. That’s why I’m so excited to give you a first look at some of the new merchandise that will prep your flight crew for their next trip. It’s truly ‘first class!’

Whether you’re classified as an aviator or a little aviator, it’s the clever Aviator Checklist that appears on the back of the adult and youth T-shirt, giving a subtle nod to the attraction that ranks in my book. Take a look!

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Other new arrivals include the youth aviator jacket, an adult long sleeve T-shirt, youth fleece, a leather luggage tag bearing a sculpted metal logo, mug and pin.

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So start making room in your luggage, because some of these new items are set to fly into stores beginning June 2. Look for them at Fly ‘n’ Buy in Disney California Adventure park and Green Thumb Emporium in Epcot.

Are you ready for take-off?

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Time Lapse: Olaf Sand Sculpture Takes Shape at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 29th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Last Friday, Disney Parks officially kicked off summer with the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event. Here at the Disneyland Resort, we celebrated with a giant sand sculpture of summer’s biggest fan – Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen.” Today we’ve got a special time-lapse view of the creation of this sculpture, set to – what else? – “In Summer,” performed by Olaf himself!

And don’t forget – the “Frozen” soundtrack is available on Walt Disney Records (if you’re not playing it on repeat already).

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June 2014 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 26th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Start your summer off right! Here’s a look at some of the merchandise events headed your way in June at the Disneyland Resort!

June 7: Need a Father’s Day gift? Meet representatives from Goorin Bros. at D Street in the Downtown Disney District from 1 – 4 p.m. and find the perfect headwear for dad. Learn more here.

June 7: Meet artist SHAG from 5 – 7 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District as we debut his newest piece Morning in the Magic Kingdom. Click here to learn more.

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June 7 – 8: Meet artist Katie Kelly each day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park. Learn more here.

June 7 – 8: If you have been waiting for just the right time to order one of artist Dave Avanzino’s Custom Letter Plaques, you’re in luck! Dave will be appearing from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., each day at Disneyana inside Disneyland park. Learn more.

June 7 – 8: Artist Erin Leong, will appear from 1 – 4 p.m., each day at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Not able to make it? No problem! Erin will return later in the month, look for her again June 28 – 29. Learn more.

June 8: Meet author Charles Solomon who will be on hand for special appearances and signings of his newest book, “Once Upon A Dream: From Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty to Disney’s Maleficent,” from 9 – 11 a.m. at Disneyana in Disneyland park and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park. Joining him will be renowned Executive Producer Don Hahn. Learn more.

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June 21: Artists Pascal Campion, Jerrod Maruyama and Whitney Pollett will take part in an artist signing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District, as we celebrate the release of some of their latest works. Learn more here.

June 21 – 22: Meet artist Nidhi Chanani from 1-4 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more.

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June 27 – 29: Meet Precious Moments doll maker Linda Rick who will be appearing throughout the weekend from 12 – 10 p.m. at China Closet in Disneyland park. Learn more.

Artist in Residence: Appearing at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month of June is artist Noah. Look for artist showcases on the following dates: June 6, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 6-10 p.m. Learn more.

Last chance! It’s not too late to get your tickets to attend the Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disneyland Trading Event. Learn more here.

Which event are you most excited to check out?

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Disneyland Resort Waves Goodbye to the Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Event

posted on May 24th, 2014 by Tyler Slater, Social Media Content Coordinator



9:00 a.m. EDT / 6:00 a.m. PDT

Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our Disney Side company at the Disneyland Resort! From all of us here at the Disneyland Resort, we hope you have enjoyed the live coverage of the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event.
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We hope to see you this summer at Disney Parks!

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Entertainment at Disney California Adventure Park Continues to Rock Your Disney Side

posted on May 24th, 2014 by Tyler Slater, Social Media Content Coordinator



8:00 a.m. EDT / 5:00 a.m. PDT

There is only one hour left of the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event at the Disneyland Resort! Here are a few of the ways we’ve celebrated the start of summer at Disney California Adventure park:
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Even at 2 a.m., guests were still rocking their Disney Side at The Pacific Wharf Party as a DJ spun Top 40 tracks. If live music is more your style, the Paradise Garden Bandstand featured live bands well into the early morning.

A favorite for both heroes and villains was the sing-along screening of Disney’s “Frozen” in Muppets Theater. Olaf must not have been the only character ready to celebrate the arrival of summer!
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Whether today is your birthday or un-birthday, the Mad T Party kept the party rocking until dawn.

What has been your favorite moment of Rock Your Disney Side at Disney California Adventure park?

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‘World of Color’ Illuminates the Early Morning During the Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Event at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 24th, 2014 by Tyler Slater, Social Media Content Coordinator



7:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 a.m. PDT

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been four years since the grand opening of “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park! As an avid fan of the show (I think I saw it at least 50 times that opening summer), the 3 a.m. performance during the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event was at top of my must-see list.

For this special performance, guests had the option to enjoy breakfast at Wine Country Trattoria or Ariel’s Grotto for access to reserved viewing, grab a FASTPASS or even watch the show at home via live stream.

We still have two hours left for our 24-hour party to kick off summer at the Disneyland Resort! What has been your favorite memory so far?

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Join Us for a Special 3 a.m. Showing of ‘World of Color,’ Streaming Live From Disneyland Resort

posted on May 24th, 2014 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


UPDATE 5/24: Rock Your Disney Side live stream coverage has concluded.


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Who’s still awake and rockin’ your Disney Side?

As our 24-hour celebration is wrapping up on the East Coast, things are still going strong at Disneyland Resort, where dance parties at Sleeping Beauty Castle, Tomorrowland Terrace and Mad T Party in Hollywood Land are continuing through 5 a.m. And coming up at 3 a.m. is our special, late-night showing of “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park. If you’re not here, check out the Paradise Pier live stream for a glimpse of the show. You’ll find the world is a carousel of color – even at this time of night!

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Rock Your Disney Side Parties on Into the Night at Disneyland Park

posted on May 24th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort



4:35 a.m. EDT / 1:35 a.m. PDT

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It may be the wee hours of the morning here at Disneyland park, but that hasn’t slowed down the party! We’re still celebrating the start of summer here at the Disneyland Resort. In front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, guests dance to music along with Disney Villains.

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Next door at Fantasy Faire, they are twirling and dipping the night away at the Royal Swing Ball.

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After the sun went down, the Royal Hall was taken over by Disney Villains!

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Over in Tomorrowland, the Force is strong with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy.

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And the Dapper Dans are making special after-dark appearances on Main Street, U.S.A.

Are you rocking your Disney Side at Disneyland park?

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