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New Lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on October 30

posted on October 30th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Just like starlets of yesteryear at the original Hollywood Brown Derby, guests can enjoy a beautiful afternoon or evening relaxing on the new patio lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Shaded by big umbrellas, guests can sip wine, beer and cocktails such as a classic Mint Gimlet (Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, simply syrup, lime juice and fresh mint) or a Bloody Mary with Absolut Peppar Vodka. There are flights of martinis, Champagne, wines, Scotch and Grand Marnier. And wine by the glass or half bottle.

New Lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Small bites are on the menu and include artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, duck confit tacos, steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, Derby Cocktail with jumbo lump blue crab, black tiger shrimp, avocado and a horseradish-tomato juice, and two Derby Sliders—a Wagyu beef slider with cognac mustard aïoli, smoked gouda cheese, bacon and avocado; and a house-made chorizo slider with chipotle mayo, manchego cheese, pickles and crispy onions.

Duck Confit Tacos Available at The Hollywood Brown Derby Artisanal Cheeses Available at The Hollywood Brown Derby

You can also just stop for dessert, with Chocolate Three Ways (praline milk chocolate cream, crunchy ganache and orange-chocolate mousse), a banana-white chocolate toffee tower on a cocoa-almond cookie and bananas Foster, or strawberry Champagne cheesecake.

New Lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios New Lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Seating is first-come, first-served, with no reservations. Tables in Wonderland discount is applicable, but Disney Dining Plan is not accepted.

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‘Glow With the Show’ Ears Brighten ‘Fantasmic!’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on October 16th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Last night, “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios became the first Walt Disney World Resort Entertainment offering to debut the addition of “Glow With the Show” ear technology. Were you there to see it? The “oohs” and “ahhs” coming from the crowd made the unveiling positively thrilling to see in person.
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From now on, the new ear hat technology will be featured as a regular part of the nightly show. Guests who wish to purchase “Glow With the Show” ear hats can do so at merchandise locations throughout the park.

Check out the video below for a look at the show’s debut – and don’t forget that “Glow With the Show” ears will debut at Magic Kingdom Park this Saturday night (October 19), during the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show and “Wishes” fireworks.

Will you use Glow Ears during your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!


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‘Glow With the Show’ Debuts at Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Tonight

posted on October 15th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Happy 15th anniversary, Fantasmic!
‘Glow With the Show’ Ears Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Fall

I personally can’t think of a better anniversary present for this nighttime favorite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios than tonight’s debut of the addition of “Glow With the Show” ears.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the first park at the Walt Disney World Resort to debut “Glow With the Show” ear technology. Beginning on October 19, the ears will also enhance the magic of “Wishes” fireworks and the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show at Magic Kingdom Park. Stay tuned for more updates on how these amazing ear hats will brighten the holiday season guests at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and at Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.

Are you making a special trip out to the park to watch the “Glow With the Show” debut? If so, tell us in the “Comments” section below!


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Mmmmm, Kids of All Ages Love the New Chocolate Fountain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


The Chocolate Fountain at Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Indulge in a chocolate fountain fun after lunch or dinner any day of the week at Hollywood & Vine restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, delicious warm chocolate spilling over like a waterfall. Fresh strawberries, pineapple, apple wedges, dried mango, marshmallows, strawberry shortcake – there’s always something delicious for dipping in the sweet chocolate at the buffet restaurant. The strawberries and marshmallows are clear crowd favorites.

The Chocolate Fountain at Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Beyond the chocolate fountain, other housemade favorites include a dense chocolate pecan bar, a light-as-air banana cream puff, gooey brownies, key lime tart, red velvet cake, macaroons, and oatmeal cookies. (It’s vacation, after all.) And, surprisingly, one of the most popular desserts is the no-sugar-added cheesecake – don’t confuse “no sugar added” with “no taste” – the pastry chefs work their magic with this one.

Do you have a favorite Hollywood & Vine dessert?

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Main Street Style: Mickey Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on October 2nd, 2013 by Michelle Stepney, PR Content Director


We recently took our style search outside Magic Kingdom Park and found guests expressing their Disney Side at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And both gals and guys joined in the fun this time!
Mickey-Inspired Style at Disney's Hollywood Studios

There’s no mistaking the inspiration for these red pants. We love the unique touch of the white suspenders.
Mickey-Inspired Style at Disney's Hollywood Studios

From ears to toe this look channels a best-dressed Mickey. The red vest is a clever substitute for red pants.
Minnie- and Mickey-Inspired Style at Disney's Hollywood Studios

These BFFs are a match made for Disney Parks. The lace hem and gloves of the Minnie-inspired outfit add a sweet touch reminiscent of the mouse herself. As for the Mickey look, the fascinator ear hat and bow-tie necklace would probably get a chuckle and thumbs up from the Big Cheese.


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Unleash the Villains: Friday the 13th Fun Descends on Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on September 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


How did you spend your Friday the 13th?

Our Disney villains had quite a time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as a part of Limited Time Magic‘s special Friday the 13th “Unleash the Villains” celebration.

Disney Villains Appeared at Disney's Hollywood Studios as Part of 'Limited Time Magic' for a Special Friday the 13th Celebration

The special event featured Hades’ Hangout, “the hottest club north of the Underworld,” where a DJ, dancers and a house band provided live entertainment. A plethora of Disney villains were also out to greet guests, including Pain and Panic (“Hercules”), Maleficent (“Sleeping Beauty”), Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”), Cruella De Vil (“101 Dalmatians”), Jafar (“Aladdin”) and Big Bad Wolf (“The Three Little Pigs”), among others. A highlight of the night was a special presentation of “Villainy in the Sky” fireworks.

Check out our video recap for more.

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Disney Villains Stir Up Friday the 13th Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on September 13th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


As promised, Disney’s dastardly villains are unleashing some “Limited Time Magic” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Friday the 13th, and we thought Disney Parks Blog readers would enjoy a peek at the fun.
Disney Villains Stir Up Friday the 13th Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Some of the villains out tonight are Pain and Panic, Maleficent, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil, Jafar and Big Bad Wolf. And of course, the “Lord of the Dead” Hades is hosting some spine-tingling fun while his henchmen, dancers, interactive DJ and hot house band are keeping the nighttime activities on fire until 1 a.m.

Check back here on the Disney Parks Blog on Monday for more images and video from our latest “Limited Time Magic” surprise at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Sign Up for Chance to Attend Special Tours at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in Celebration of ‘Limited Time Magic’

posted on September 13th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Next week, we’re kicking off the first of a series of tours in celebration of “Limited Time Magic” at the Walt Disney World Resort and continuing with our special tours at Disneyland Resort.

Sign Up for Chance to Attend Special Tours at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in Celebration of 'Limited Time Magic'

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, each morning from September 16-20, 2013, a group of lucky guests will be invited to join us for a special walking tour of The Great Movie Ride The Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before the park opens to the public. You’ll also learn information about the history of Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the morning. When the walking tour is finished, attendees will have the opportunity to be the first attraction riders of the day.

You may enter here until 8:30 pm Eastern for a chance to attend one of the five daily Great Movie Ride The Tower of Terror tour sessions beginning on September 16. There will be 25 people in each tour per day. Here are the rules for the drawing for The Great Movie Ride The Tower of Terror Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

At Disneyland Resort, also each morning from September 16-20, 2013, a group of guests will join Disneyland Resort Ambassadors in celebrating the heritage of the Ambassador program, Disneyland park attractions and Imagineering innovation. Tour stops will include the Main Street, U.S.A., Opera House, Innoventions in Tomorrowland and “it’s a small world” in Fantasyland.

You may enter here until 5:30 pm Pacific for a chance to attend one of the five Disneyland park tour sessions beginning on September 16. There will be 25 people in each tour per day. Here are the rules for the Disneyland Park Ambassador Tour drawing.

Also, please remember the following for each drawing:

  • All participants who sign up for the events must be U.S. residents who are 18 years or older.
  • Each entry is valid for one participant only; winners will not be permitted to bring a guest.
  • Park admission will be provided as part of the event.
  • Selected participants will be assigned a tour date and time. There will be no changes or substitutions allowed.
  • Tour opportunities are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
  • Confirmation will be for the accepted registered winner only.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
  • Tours are subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary.

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Treats, Not Tricks, for Friday the 13th ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Disney Parks

posted on September 6th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


With all the Friday the 13th fun planned on both coasts – at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort, you know there are tempting treats involved.

Disneyland fun starts at 8 p.m. in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A., where you can “Party Like a Villain” – go ahead, splurge on Spooky Kooky Gingerbread Cookies and pumpkin beignets, and sip an Eerie Green Frozen Lemonade. They’re only available that evening as part of the “Limited Time Magic”.

The fun moves over to New Orleans Square Railroad Station for the Unleash the Villains Dance Party that goes until the 13th hour (1 a.m.). And there are plenty of wickedly good treats to keep you going:

French Market Restaurant will be serving fiery meatloaf sliders with Cajun house chips, Oreo mousse “coffin,” and drinks in a Haunted Mansion holiday souvenir hot mug.

Treats, Not Tricks, for Friday the 13th 'Limited Time Magic': Pumpkin Beignets with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Café Orleans is bringing back the pumpkin beignets with vanilla crème anglaise for dipping.

Royal Street Veranda offers hot pumpkin fritters, pumpkin espresso, drinks in the Haunted Mansion Holiday souvenir mug and Spooky Kooky Gingerbread Cookies.

Treats, Not Tricks, for Friday the 13th 'Limited Time Magic': Pumpkin Fritters

Popcorn in a souvenir bucket at the New Orleans Square popcorn cart, and Eerie Green Frozen Lemonade and Spooky Kooky Gingerbread Cookies at the frozen lemonade cart.

Mint Julep Bar will be serving pumpkin espresso, pumpkin beignets, drinks in the Haunted Mansion Holiday souvenir mug and Spooky Kooky Gingerbread Cookies.

Treats, Not Tricks, for Friday the 13th 'Limited Time Magic': Spooky Kooky Gingerbread Cookies

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s “Hades’ Hangout” right in the center of the park, where you won’t want to resist the temptation to try a surprise specialty beverage mixed just for the evening. (Pair that with a Jack Skellington souvenir popcorn bucket for walk around noshing.) The Spooky Kooky Gingerbread Cookie is the evening’s sweet “Limited Time Magic” Treat.

Eat, drink and have some fiendish fun, Disney style!

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Disney Villains Unleash Some Fiendish ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Disney Parks

posted on September 6th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Friday the 13th will be extra special this year as Disney’s dastardly villains unleash some “Limited Time Magic” at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. And today, we have some new details to share.
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Both Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will stay open until the 13th Hour (1 a.m.) for the Friday the 13th “Limited Time Magic” celebration.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the hub of the villains’ festivities takes place at the dead center of the park, Hades’ Hangout – the hottest club north of the Underworld. The “Lord of the dead,” Hades, will host spine-tingling fun while his henchmen, dancers, interactive DJ and hot house band keep the nighttime activities on fire. Some of the villains appearing will include Pain and Panic, Maleficent, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil, Jafar and Big Bad Wolf. Also, villains will be on the prowl after dusk for photo ops and character greetings, plus a few special surprises.

You can unleash your inner villain by keeping an eye out for a specially created Unleash The Villains T-shirt celebrating this “Limited Time Magic” event. T-shirts will be available at Villains in Vogue on Sunset Boulevard, as well as Disneystore.com/ParkEvents, while supplies last.

Also, to celebrate the imminent arrival of the midnight witching hour, “Villainy in the Sky” will set the sky ablaze with spectacular fireworks and keep the party going until the 13th hour.

Villains will also take over Disneyland park on Friday the 13th. Town Square will be transformed for the party where you may see villains like Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Judge Frollo and Lady Tremaine. Villains will also be around after dusk for photo ops and character greetings.

You’ll be able to dance the night away as you “Party Like a Villain.” Witches and warlocks will get the dance party started, spinning a mix of upbeat Halloween tunes and Disney-friendly Top 40 hits. There will be Halloween-themed projections, lighting effects and an eerie fog set the tone for the evening.

A special Unleash The Villains T-shirt celebrating this “Limited Time Magic” event will also be available at Port Royal in Disneyland park and Tower Hotel Gifts in Disneystore.com/ParkEvents, while supplies last.

And of course, there will be tempting treats to taste at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. Pam Brandon will have new details to share on some of the treats later this afternoon. Be sure to check the blog later today.

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