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VIDEO – How To Use the Shop Disney Parks App at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 30th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


A few weeks ago, we introduced the new Shop Disney Parks mobile app. This free app offers access to thousands of Walt Disney World authentic products, including some of the newest arrivals like retail MagicBands.

I recently visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios to show you just how easy and convenient it is to use the app when shopping at Walt Disney World Resort.

Look for future enhancements and updates coming to the Shop Disney Parks app in the coming months.

The app is currently available for iPhone and smartphones for Android. You can also use the iPhone app on an iPad (a dedicated iPad app is not currently available).

For more information about downloading this free app, please visit*

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

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Unforgettable Happens Here at Disney Parks, Starting With ‘The Proposal’

posted on September 29th, 2015 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations

The code word was “French kiss”.

When our video director uttered that phrase, it was Marc-Andre Lavoie’s cue to do what he’s wanted to do for years: propose to his future bride, Katherine Fox, in front of Cinderella Castle.

And our cameras were there to capture it.

During one of their many visits to Walt Disney World Resort, the Daytona couple was selected to participate in a commercial. They were cast as lovebirds who share a kiss in front of Cinderella Castle. While chatting with the director, Lavoie revealed he was planning to propose to Fox at Walt Disney World Resort on a future date.

He says he was easily convinced to move up the date so our cameras could be there.


“I think I screeched a little in my voice. (I said) ‘Katherine, I love you so much,’ and I did a fourth of my prepared speech, and did the most important part, ‘will you marry me?’” Lavoie recalled.

“I said ‘yes’ over and over and over again,” Fox said.


We know many of your big moments – many unforgettable moments – happen at Disney Parks. The heightened moments that bring families together and create indelible memories you share and cherish forever.

This year, we’ll share with you the moments our guests experience every second, every minute, every day, at Disney Parks.

Lavoie and Fox told me Walt Disney World Resort has been as important in their relationship as each other.

“Disney makes us the happiest. It was a no brainer to make the big moment happen (there),” Lavoie said.

Congratulations to the elated couple!

What are your unforgettable moments from Disney Parks?

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MahaloWeen Returns to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

posted on September 28th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Aloha, Tiki fans! Reservations are now open for the popular MahaloWeen taking place October 12 and 13, 2015, at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. Trader Sam has reached into the spooky recesses of his treasure vault to create a fun and tasty event, steeped in the wild side of Polynesian legends. Tribal masks, tiki torches and legends of gods and demons are all part of this one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration, along with delicious appetizers and drinks.


Mahaloween attendees will receive:

  • 2 drink tickets, good for either a signature Tiki drink (with or without alcohol), or a selection of beer and wine
  • Commemorative Mahaloween Kukui nut lei
  • Tiki print
  • 1 special edition Tiki glass – available only to Mahaloween attendees – as well as the opportunity to purchase the standard Tiki glass

Special Tip: The artists who created the print and Tiki glass will be on hand to autograph their pieces during the event.

Cost to attend is $150.00 per person (tax and gratuity are included). Reservations can be made by visiting

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