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Where at Disney Parks Can You Find…

posted on July 16th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


OK, so we stumped a few of you with numbers last week. Now, you’ll need to know your ABCs to solve our latest mystery puzzler. These blue letters can be seen somewhere at Disney Parks – and they’re not too difficult to spot. Any guesses? Please put your answers in the comments and we’ll update the post with the answer later today.
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Finish That Disney Parks Sign: Finding Your Target at Toy Story Midway Mania!

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


Today’s sign comes from just inside one of my favorite attractions at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosToy Story Midway Mania!

Finish that Disney Parks Sign: Finding Your Target at Toy Story Midway Mania!

In it, Mr. Potato Head and Hamm steady their aim for the games that lay ahead. But where do they recommend you look for targets? Tell us in the “Comments” section below. We’ll update the post with the correct answer later.
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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Fun in the Sun in California

posted on July 13th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week at Disney Parks, some of our most compelling images came from the Disneyland Resort.

First up, how cool is this? The the “C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A” letters that used to welcome guests to the entrance of Disney California Adventure park just made their debut at the California State Fair.

Iconic ‘CALIFORNIA’ Letters Dedicated at 160th California State Fair

Speaking of Disney California Adventure park, look who stopped by for a photo this week – New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, his wife, model Gisele Bundchen and their family.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and Family Visit Disney California Adventure Park

At the Walt Disney World Resort this week, our “After Dark” image took a look at illuminating toys at Epcot.
Disney Parks After Dark: Disney Toys Light Up the Night

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Disney Parks After Dark: Disney Toys Light Up the Night At Epcot

posted on July 11th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


If you’ve ever visited a Disney Park with a child, then this might be a familiar sight. It’s a cart of light-up merchandise that one might see just before the step off of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom Park, at the entrance to Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or in this case, at Epcot.

Disney Parks After Dark: Disney Toys Light Up the Night

What I love about seeing these carts in our parks is watching them glow even brighter as the sunset fades, marking the time when evening entertainment and wonderfully illuminated attractions gets closer and closer.

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Finish That Disney Parks Sign: Canine Stars Shine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on July 8th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you ever noticed this window at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Looks like everyone is getting into the film industry these days.

But specifically – what kind of students does this school accept? The phrase is blurred out in the window on the right. Tell us in the “Comments” section below and we’ll update the post later today with the correct answer.
Finish that Disney Parks Sign: Canine Stars Shine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Sofia the First Has Arrived at Disney Parks

posted on July 2nd, 2013 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


Since debuting on Disney Junior earlier this year, “Sofia the First” has become the #1 cable TV series among kids ages 2-5. Now Sofia, Disney’s first little girl princess, has finally arrived at Disney Parks.

Sofia the First Has Arrived at Disney Parks

Sofia is currently appearing daily at Disney California Adventure park, meeting new friends in Hollywood Land near “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” which was recently updated to feature “Sofia the First” and “Doc McStuffins.”

Starting later this summer, Sofia will also be making appearances outside the new “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There, you’ll find a beautiful immersive backdrop inspired by the storybook world of Enchancia, where you can meet and snap photos with the lovely Sofia.

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‘Limited Time Magic’ Sweets to Celebrate Independence Week at Disney Parks

posted on June 28th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Fourth of July themed sweets at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are a special “Limited Time Magic” treat, on menus for just one week from July 1-7.

Here’s what you’ll find:
Limited Time Magic Sweets to Celebrate Independence Week

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, ever-popular cupcakes celebrate the Fourth of July with an all-American “apple pie” cupcake – vanilla cake with apple pie filling, caramel buttercream frosting and apple crisp topping. Topped off with a flourish of red, white and blue sprinkles and a red, white and blue white chocolate Mickey Mouse. The cupcakes are on the menu at ABC Commissary, Pizza Planet, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co., Starring Rolls, Rosie’s All-American Café and Fairfax Fare. Cost is $4.99 and the cupcakes are one snack entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.

At Sunshine Seasons Bakery in The Land Pavilion in Epcot Future World, a fancy Baked Alaska Mousse is on the menu, a red, white and blue concoction of raspberry, white chocolate and blueberry mousse dipped in meringue. Cost is $3.99 and it is one snack entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.

Upstairs in The Land Pavilion, Garden Grill is adding an old-fashioned patriotic dessert – a skillet peach cobbler with vanilla whipped cream. It’s part of the family-style Chip ‘n Dales’ Harvest Feast dinner served nightly.

In the Magic Kingdom Park, StoryBook Treats is adding a red, white and blue strawberry shortcake to the menu – white shortcake, red strawberries and fresh blueberries for a touch of blue. Cost is $4.99 and is not dining plan eligible.

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Vintage Walt Disney World: A ‘Zero to Hero’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on June 20th, 2013 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


When the Hercules – Zero to Hero Victory Parade rolled into Disney’s Hollywood Studios today back in 1997, it once and for all answered the question, “Who put the ‘glad’ in ‘gladiator’?” – it’s Hercules.

The Hercules - Zero to Hero Victory Parade at Disney's Hollywood Studios Back in 1997

This 14-minute cavalcade celebrated Walt Disney Pictures’ 35th animated movie by taking guests back to the Big Olive in Greece where the townsfolk rally around Hercules after his triumph over the Hydra.

The Hercules - Zero to Hero Victory Parade at Disney's Hollywood Studios Back in 1997

Hercules’ trainer Phil joins in the fun with a float sponsored by the Athens Athletic Union, and even that devious God of the Underworld, Hades, makes an appearance.

Hercules’ trainer Phil at the Hercules - Zero to Hero Victory Parade at Disney's Hollywood Studios Back in 1997 Hades at the Hercules - Zero to Hero Victory Parade at Disney's Hollywood Studios Back in 1997

Forever the hero, Hercules is the perfect package that “packs a pair of pretty pecs.” Reminding me to go hit the gym. Immediately.

See the posts below for more vintage stories from around Disney Parks:

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‘Monsters University’ Homecoming Brings ‘Limited Time Magic’ to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on June 19th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Our “Monsters University” Homecoming celebration is underway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and today we’re sharing a look at some of the fun from our latest “Limited Time Magic” experience.

Mike Wazowski and James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan on Stage for the 'Monsters University' Homecoming During 'Limited Time Magic' at Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you missed Friday’s announcement, The Monsters University School of Scaring is hosting a campus bash inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University.” During the party, the monsters of rock, Scare Supply, are on stage playing a medley of monster mash-ups and they’re joined by Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan.

‘Monsters University’ Homecoming Brings ‘Limited Time Magic’ to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Monsters University Cheerleaders are also leading the Monster University Fight Song to keep the energy up during the night.

The Monsters University Homecoming “Limited Time Magic” celebration will continue for the entire Monstrous Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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‘Monsters University’ Bash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Next ‘Limited Time Magic’ Surprise

posted on June 7th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Our Monstrous Summer at Disney Parks continues next week with a new “Limited Time Magic” experience celebrating the upcoming Disney•Pixar animated feature, “Monsters University.” The Monsters University School of Scaring is hosting a campus bash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and we’re sharing a first peek at the fun.
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The Monsters University Homecoming celebration begins on June 14 and will continue for the entire Monstrous Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the park and will feature our DJ “Monster of Scaremonies” spinning the hits while you take part in games and activities across the quad.

During the party, the monsters of rock, Scare Supply, will be on stage playing a medley of monster mash-ups before they’re joined by Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. The Monsters University Cheerleaders will also lead the Monster University Fight Song to keep the energy up during the bash.

Join us for this “Limited Time Magic” pep rally of enormous proportions, evenings from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. at Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning next week.

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