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A Day and Night in Downtown Disney District … in 79 Seconds

posted on November 18th, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations

Day or night, old, young or in between, Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort has something for everyone, and there’s no better time to visit than right now, while the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is in full swing.

Experience the beauty and scope of Downtown Disney District in this fun Hyperlapse video, a high-energy visual map of what the district has to offer guests of all ages: entertainment, shopping and dining. It’s all just steps away from Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

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Download Our Happy Birthday Mickey Wallpaper

posted on November 18th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

Today in Disney History, Mickey Mouse made his on-screen debut in the animated short, “Steamboat Willie,” in 1928. In honor of our favorite mouse’s birthday, Disney artist Leo Cardoso developed this brand new desktop/digital wallpaper for us to share with all of you.


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

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Kick off the New Year at the Disneyland Resort and Save with a Special Hotel Offer

posted on November 18th, 2015 by Michael Ramirez, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

If you’re planning a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth early next year, your timing couldn’t be better! We have a special hotel offer perfect for those interested in staying at one of our three on-property hotels during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Guests can enjoy the many perks of staying at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, including early morning admission and convenient access to Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park (separate Theme Park admission required). That’s more time to experience the exciting new attractions in Tomorrowland in Disneyland park, including Star Wars Launch Bay and Super Hero HQ!

When staying between January 3 to March 31, 2016, you can save up to 20 percent on premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel, or save up to 10 percent at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, on select Sunday through Thursday nights.* Book through March 10, 2016.


Click here for more details and to book today!

*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights. Valid for travel between 1/3/16 to 3/31/16. Book from 10/28/15 through 3/10/16, with travel completed by 4/1/16. Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Paradise, Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings on other hotels and room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

Disneyland Resort Hotel Guest Extra Magic Hour currently allows registered Disneyland Resort hotel guests admission into select attractions at Disneyland Park on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and Disney California Adventure Park on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday one hour before the applicable park opens to the general public. Check for schedule of when each park offers Extra Magic Hour. Each registered hotel guest (ages 3 and older) must have a valid theme park ticket and active hotel room key card. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, stores, restaurants and appearances of characters may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity, cancellation and other restrictions.

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Holiday How-To: Holiday Food Tips Carving the Holiday Turkey

posted on November 18th, 2015 by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

In the first video in our series of turkey-day tips, Lenny DeGeorge, Executive Chef, Concept Development for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shares expert tips to make your Thanksgiving even more magical. Watch below as Chef Lenny shows you how to safely and easily carve your holiday turkey.

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Holidays For Your Home Collection Returns to Disney Parks With New Products

posted on November 18th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


With holiday decorations returning to Disney Parks, I’ve started thinking how I’m going to decorate my place this year. One of my favorite collections introduced last year was the nostalgic Home For Your Holidays collection. This popular line of decorative holiday items included ornaments, pillows, home goods and more. I’m happy to report that many items offered last season, including the fun vintage holiday blub necklace shown above, have returned along with some new options.


The Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park had several items available from this collection including the tree skirt, holiday cards and decorative apron. I also found the new assortment of gift bags that are perfect for gift giving this year.


A doorknob banner is also new this year. One side of the banner states “Joy from the World” with Mickey Mouse, while the other side features Minnie Mouse celebrating from the “Merriest Place on Earth.”


Mickey and Minnie Mouse can be found on a ceramic mug set and in a 3-inch Vinylmation figure set this year. One of the more unique items is a translucent Mickey icon ornament that lights up, illuminating the retro-styled artwork.


I’m looking forward to trying some gourmet cocoa with flavors such as Cinnamon Cookie, Candy Cane and Chocolate S’Mores.

Look for these items and more in select Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort merchandise locations. You may also find select items on the Disney Parks online store under the “Disney’s Days of Christmas” section. Lastly, I invite you to try the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app that gives you access to thousands of products created especially for Disney Parks.

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Cars Land Precision Series Model is a Must-See at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on November 17th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

How many of you have had the chance to check out the new Precision Series Die Cast Cars characters and play set display at Sarge’s Surplus Hut in Disney California Adventure park?

Some of you may have gotten a sneak peek at D23 EXPO 2015 in August, where we first debuted the Flo’s V8 Café play set. This exciting new addition to Sarge’s Surplus Hut features a complete look at subsequent high-end die cast cars and play sets modeled after the “Cars” film that will continue to debut over the next several years. In Spring 2016 add to your collection with Fillmore’s — debuting for the first time in any play set. Take a look!

Before you speed away, here are a more few inside tips from Senior Franchise and Brand Manager Carla Lewandowski, who gave us a glimpse at the new Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree “Give it a Whirl” and Chewall Tractor logo inspired gear (T-shirts and fleece) for adults and kids.


Look for it now at Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Ramone’s House of Body Art in Cars Land.

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Guide to Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Eats at Disneyland Resort

posted on November 17th, 2015 by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Recently, I shared a complete listing of specialty food and beverage items for Holidays at Disneyland Resort. Today, I have the full list of special Disney ¡Viva Navidad! eats you’ll only find at Disney California Adventure park.

Paradise Garden Grill


  • Homemade Pozole – Mild chile and pork stew with hominy and oregano, served with tortilla chips
  • Ceviche Plate – Fresh fish and shrimp, marinated in citrus, cilantro, onions and chiles, served with a side of tortilla chips and salsa


  • Torta al Pastor – Soft telera roll topped with chorizo beans, marinated pork, lettuce, avocado mash and Mexican crema


  • Sopes de Barbacoa – Two fried cornmeal patties topped with chorizo beans, shredded beef, cabbage, Mexican crema and cotija cheese, served with a side of achiote rice and tortilla chips and salsa
  • Street-Style Tacos – Three corn tortilla tacos filled with your choice of marinated pork or shredded beef, topped with white onion and fresh cilantro
  • Chicken Mole – Roasted chicken smothered with mole sauce and cotija cheese, served with a side of corn salad and achiote rice
  • Buñuelos – Two golden-fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon-sugar, served with a side of cajeta
  • Sweet Pineapple and Raisin Tamales – A pair of traditional, sweet tamales served with a pineapple-caramel sauce
  • Champurrado – Mexican hot chocolate with masa harina
  • Kids Cheese Quesadilla – Served with apples and carrots

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta


  • Chorizo Pizza – Thick-crust pizza with a mild tomato sauce, mozzarella and cotija cheese, spicy chorizo, fresh pico de gallo and a tomatillo-cilantro crema drizzle
  • Mango and Lime Box

Bayside Brews

  • Negra Modelo
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Buñuelos – Two golden-fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon-sugar, served with a side of cajeta

Outdoor Ventures Specialty Cart


  • Elote – Corn served with toppings, including parmesan, mayonnaise and tajin seasoning
    Coconut or Mango Ice Cream Bar

Which Disney ¡Viva Navidad! offerings are your favorites?

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New Disney Trading Pins Come with the Purchase of a Holiday Pin Series Disney Gift Card

posted on November 17th, 2015 by Virginia Scanlon, Manager Alliance Management, Disney Gift Card Services

Be on the lookout for this year’s Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. These cards come in four different designs featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Pluto, all celebrating the season.


All four of these Disney Gift Card designs, which can be purchased for $75 each, come with a Disney Trading Pin. This year’s Disney Trading Pins are shaped like gift boxes and are designed to reflect iconic elements of each character. These pins can only be found on these new Disney Gift Card designs.

Give the gift of Disney with a Disney Gift Card that is simple for you and perfect for them. It can be used for practically all things Disney at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Club Penguin, Disney PhotoPass, Disney Store locations in the US and online at For more information on the Disney Gift Card and for more holiday designs, please visit

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Add a Splash of Disney to Your Dining Table This Thanksgiving Holiday

posted on November 17th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


I’m looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday this year as my parents will be visiting from Ohio. My girlfriend and I are going to try cooking a delicious meal, which will be served on the outstanding Adventureland-inspired dinnerware released last year at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs Marketplace. If you are looking to add a splash of Disney to your table this year, here are some suggestions of home décor products from Disney Parks.


The dinnerware items shown in the above images are part of the Gourmet Mickey collection. In addition to the colors shown, we also offer plates and bowls in green and red (perfect for the upcoming holiday season after Thanksgiving).


You can nibble like the Mouse with this set of five stainless steel serving utensils with Mickey icon cut-out on the handles. This boxed set includes knife, fork, spoon, slotted spoon, and slotted cake server.


I love these wine glasses that feature the lyrics to “Be Our Guest” from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” They are part of the Chalkboard artwork collection released last year at Disney Parks. The glasses are offered in both 16 oz. and 18 oz. sizes.


Finally, we offer several decorative salt and pepper shakers including Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as Pilgrims. These sets are fun ways to spice up any Thanksgiving meal.

Look for select dinnerware items on our Disney Parks online store at You may have select items shipped directly to your home using the free Shop Disney Parks app.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Disney Doodles: ‘Rescued’ from the Rain

posted on November 16th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

I have to say, I think this is one of the sweetest graphics we’ve shared yet in our Disney Doodles series. In it, the brave little mouse Bernard, from the film “The Rescuers,” is saving the day again for Miss Bianca – this time with umbrella and Disney Parks ponchos!


See the posts below for more Disney Doodles :

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