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U.S. Navy Blue Angels Roar Down Main Street, U.S.A. at the Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 19th, 2015 by Robert Hitchcock, PR Manager/Content Producer, runDisney


What happened this morning at Magic Kingdom Park was really cool: to the cheers of thousands of guests gathered on Main Street U.S.A. and in front of Cinderella Castle, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels performed two flyovers of the theme park.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels Soar Above Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort

Six F/A-18 Hornet jets that were traveling from their home base in Pensacola, FL, to an air show in the state, used the opportunity to entertain and inspire guests. Traveling more than 250 mph, these jets capable of super sonic speeds roared down Main Street U.S.A. holding the tradition Delta Formation on their first pass. After quickly turning around the jets returned and executed a Delta Break over Cinderella Castle.

This was a magical flight these pilots and park guests will not soon forget. Your chance to experience the excitement is one click away on the video box above.

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Reservations Open March 20 for the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 19th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


Imagine enjoying an exclusive, unforgettable view of the fireworks over Cinderella Castle while you indulge in a decadent dessert experience. The newly enhanced Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom Park allows you to do just that.

Beginning July 5, 2015, Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom Park will be enhanced and transformed into the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party. Relax in a reserved seating area with family and friends over delicious desserts and beverages.

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Delight in a selection of themed desserts prepared daily by our pastry chef including chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, and ice cream. Delectable new additions to the menu include a variety of seasonal fruit and cheese, Disney character-themed cupcakes, and more!

As the fireworks begin, celebrate with a sparkling cider toast and create a special memory with family and friends. Throughout the evening, you can now enjoy hot drinking chocolate and signature lemonades as well as coffee and tea.

Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party is $53.24 for adults, $31.94 for children, tax included. Reservations can be made beginning on March 20 by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine, or calling 407-WDW-DINE. Remember, you can also make your next visit to Epcot extra sweet by making a reservation to enjoy the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party during the Epcot nighttime fireworks spectacular.

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Disney Days of Past: National Goof Off Day

posted on March 19th, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Public service announcement: this Sunday is National Goof Off Day. Do not let the opportunity to act silly pass you by! In its honor, I offer this photograph of Goofy from 1984 at the Tomorrowland Speedway.

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But just like Goofy, no matter how silly you may be, safety first! He’s even buckling up for his race around the speedway. He’s one smart guy.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Disney Parks Blog!

posted on March 17th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Disney Parks Blog team!

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This photo, snapped in 1978 at Magic Kingdom Park, shows Mickey Mouse getting into the spirit of the holiday. Will you celebrate the day at a Disney park? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Cinderella Coach is a Magical Treat at Disney Parks

posted on March 16th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Who’s seen Disney’s “Cinderella,” now in theaters? If you haven’t yet, move it to the top of your list! My fellow Disney Parks Blog author, Steven Miller, recently shared some of the exciting new “Cinderella” merchandise headed your way, but i have a special treat for you … actually I have two!

Debuting this month at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort is a Cinderella Coach inspired apple. It’s safe to say that candy makers got a little ‘carried away’ with this concoction. The apple has been dipped in caramel as well as edible shimmering white chocolate and comes complete with carriage-looking wheels. What are they made of? I guess you’ll have to try one to see!

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Another fun way to celebrate the film’s release is with our Cinderella Coach krispy treat, sure to be a fan favorite for any movie-goer.

Here’s a list of locations where you can find them!

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Walt Disney World Resort

These special treats are only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out!

Will you try both?

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Filed: Disney California Adventure Park, Disney Dining, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney, Downtown Disney District, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort

New Breakfast Starts March 20 at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 16th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Starting on March 20, Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort will begin testing a prix fixe breakfast from 8-10 a.m. daily through June 18.

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The fast casual breakfast menu has a decidedly French touch; each meal begins with a pastry basket for sharing. Your entrée options include assorted cured meat and cheese served with marmalade, fresh fruit and a toasted baguette. You can also enjoy eggs Florentine served in a puff pastry shell with country ham and roasted plum tomatoes. Even the open-face bacon-and-poached-egg sandwich has Brie.

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If you’re looking for something a little lighter, choose the scrambled egg whites with roasted tomatoes, multigrain croissant and fresh fruit. Or go with a vegetable quiche with mushroom, zucchini, bell pepper, onion and chive, served with seasonal fruit. The prix fixe menu will also include a selection of self-service beverages.

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But the decadent start to the day is the Croissant Doughnut: a fried doughnut topped with banana caramel sauce, chocolate ganache and whipped cream. (True vacation indulgence!)

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The kids’ menu includes brioche French toast with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs with Applewood bacon and fresh fruit, fruit crepes with yogurt and fresh fruit with a berry foam, cereal and oatmeal.

Guests can make reservations beginning March 17 for dates March 20 through June 18, 2015 via DisneyWorld.com/dine, the My Disney Experience app, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Advance reservations are encouraged. Disney Dining Plan will be accepted.

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The Sun Rises on Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 16th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Good morning from Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park!

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Isn’t this a wonderful shot of the splashdown area at the base of Chick-A-Pin Hill? Makes me want to get out and visit Frontierland again – ASAP! Enjoy your day.


See the posts below for more morning views from around Disney Parks:

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Caption This: Surprise by Ear Force One at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 16th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


A few weeks ago, we shared a “Caption This” of Ear Force One (accompanied by Zippity Doo Duck Donald) for you to caption. This week, we’re sharing a shot of the Ear Force One balloon taken in 1986, just as it peered over the Monorail beam at the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park.

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What do you think the guests in the area thought when they saw a Mickey this size watching over them. You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” image!

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#DisneyKids: Young Girl Overcomes Shyness with Amazing Disney Side Costumes at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 13th, 2015 by Jamie Langdon, Social Media Manager


Throughout our #DisneyKids series, we have showcased not only how much there is for preschoolers to do at Walt Disney World Resort, but also how much they love and remember their adventures in the parks.

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We recently learned about one of our park guests, a little girl named Lane whose mother Jennifer creates elaborate Disney Parks-themed costumes as a way to help Lane overcome her shyness. As you can see in this video, three-year-old Lane absolutely beams when her handmade dresses help to connect her to her favorite characters and cast members at Magic Kingdom Park.

This family is undoubtedly creating lasting memories together, and we are so happy to be a part of their story. Do you and your little ones have unique memories from a Walt Disney World Visit?

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Where’s My Dole Whip? Foodie Favorites Juggled in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 12th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Never fear, the Dole Whip is still here. Starting March 12, the menus and names of Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace are swapping – Aloha Isle (same menu) will shift to Sunshine Tree Terrace behind The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, while Sunshine Tree Terrace goes to the Aloha Isle spot across from Swiss Family Treehouse. Aloha Isle still has the Dole Whip Float, Dole Whip Cup and Dole Whip Twist Cup. (And the fresh-cut pineapple!) And Sunshine Tree Terrace will keep its Citrus Swirl, soft-serve vanilla ice cream, piña colada slush and other drinks. Fans of the Orange Bird don’t need to worry – he will be settling into his new home in a few weeks.

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Turkey leg fans need to know their favorite snack is leaving Frontierland and Liberty Square – but look for the legs in Tomorrowland at the Cool Ship starting on March 25.

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