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Disney Parks After Dark: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

Tonight’s “After Dark” image was snapped at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here, you can see the amazing view this resort offers of Magic Kingdom Park.


Have you stayed at this resort? Tell us what you enjoyed most in the “Comments” section below.

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#DisneyFamilia: Sabor Latino in Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Sarah Domenech, International Public Relations Manager

The Caribbean and Latin America are known for its delicious food and during the 20th celebration of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, we will be able to enjoy new flavorful Latin dishes from Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil and Patagonia.


The Dominican Republic’s marketplace is returning to the Festival this year and it will feature Mangú and Lechón Asado (roasted pork with mashed green plantains and pickled red onions, and avocado), Suflé de Yuca (Yucca soufflé topped with griddled cheese) and Caramel Flan with rum-roasted pineapple. It will also have Presidente beer and several cocktails made with Ron Barceló, the country’s signature rum.


The popular Brazil’s marketplace will now have Escondidinho de Carne (“Little Hidden One”), a layered meat pie with mashed yucca as well as the favorite Crispy pork belly with tomatoes and black beans.


Mexico will also be featuring some new items: Chilaquiles de Pollo (corn chips layered with seasoned chicken, queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro) and Tacos de Camarón (battered shrimp, pico de gallo, pickled onions with chipotle mayonnaise.)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: Patagonia Marketplace

And last but not least, at Patagonia guests can enjoy delicious beef empanadas, grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato purée, and roasted salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri. New this year are the Undurraga Sparkling Wine Brut, the Calle Ocho Chardonnay and the Kaiken Torrontés wines.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival takes place from September 25 until November 16 with more than 30 global marketplaces around the theme park. For more information visit Admission to Epcot is required.

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Take Look Inside Mickey’s ‘Boo-to-You’ Parade at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

One of the guest-favorite offerings at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Parade, which takes place only during Halloween parties at Magic Kingdom Park.

This parade offers up Disney characters – including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy and many more – dressed in Halloween costumes. Special floats you’ll only see during this procession include a “Disney pirates” series, which features Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as Captain Hook and Peter Pan. Another “Boo-to-You” exclusive is a procession of “happy haunts” from the Haunted Mansion, including stalking gravediggers and the Hitchhiking Ghosts themselves.

Check out a sampling of the “Boo-to-You” fun below.

What’s your favorite element of this parade? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Actress Melissa Joan Hart Visits Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Anne Macklin, Talent Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

It was a Buzz Lightyear, “Monsters, Inc.”-inspired birthday celebration for 3 year old Tucker Wilkerson, son of Melissa Joan Hart and husband Mark Wilkerson. The family, along with older brothers Mason (9) and Brayden (7), spent the weekend at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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A Unique Point of View: California Streamin’ Slide at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Michael Ramirez, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

If you’re a fan of California Screamin’ at Disney California Adventure park, you’ll love the California Streamin’ slide at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Set on top of the boardwalk-inspired, rooftop pool, the slide resembles a classic, beachside roller coaster. The longest slide at any of our resort hotels, California Streamin’ is 186 feet of total wipeout!

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Tips to Add Variety to Mealtime on a Disney Cruise

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

Last week I gave you a look at the many, many dining choices on a Disney cruise. And believe it or not, there are still additional options to satisfy your taste buds! Here are some of my tips to add even more variety to mealtime…

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Wildlife Wednesday: Disney Team Travels Overseas for Conservation

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Anne Savage, Ph.D., Conservation Director, Disney’s Animal Programs

Not long ago, Dr. Deidre Fontenot shared with us her passion for saving an endangered species of bird native only to Guam, the Guam rail. Dr. Deidre and her team travelled to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam to continue their long-standing efforts to increase the islands’ population of endangered birds, including the Guam rail and another endangered bird, the Guam kingfisher.

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Now Open at Disney Springs

posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

It’s a real wow when you walk through the door at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, opening at 11:30 a.m. today and daily at Downtown Disney. Its eclectic décor includes everything from spare airplane parts to nostalgic postcards and antique maps tacked to the walls, all a nod to the “Indiana Jones” films in which Jock […]

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Unforgettable Details of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Mural Panels

posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

Walt Disney Imagineering creative executive Joe Rohde played a pivotal role in the development of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. He and his team worked with the local community to ensure every unforgettable detail showcased the legacy of the Hawaiian people. Traditional stories are shared at every corner of the resort, including the exterior facades. Joe said, “precious things would often be enfolded by kapa bark cloth in the time of the old Hawaiians … and Aulani is sort of wrapped like a precious object, because it is important.” Today, the “Unforgettable Details of Aulani” series continues with a look at the towering mural panels that embrace guests with the spirit of aloha.

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Adventures by Disney England & France Vacation?

posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager

The Adventures by Disney England and France trip allows you to explore two of Europe’s most iconic destinations – all while feeling like royalty. But how well do you really know this vacation? Take this quiz to find out.

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