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Celebrating World Oceans Day with Sustainable Seafood at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

posted on June 8th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


Today is World Oceans Day, a day dedicated to reflecting on how we can help ensure the future health of our planet and minimize the impact on one of the Earth’s most precious resources — the oceans.

For the past several years, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has partnered with Monterey Bay Aquarium to select wild and farmed seafood for our menus that are not overfished or produced in ways that may compromise the well-being of our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams.

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Our chefs are always coming up with innovative ways to incorporate sustainable seafood into their menus. From the Grilled Alaskan Wild-Caught Halibut served at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the Grilled Snapper at Napa Rose, our signature dining locations deliver nothing but the best. Our focus isn’t just on fine dining. Disney chefs work to incorporate sustainable seafood into as many of our menus as possible throughout our parks and resorts. Other dishes not to be missed include the Grilled Blacks Harbour Salmon at Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk and the Yellow Tail Tuna at Ariel’s Grotto in Disneyland Resort. For a great quick-service option, check out the Spicy Fish Tacos at Sunshine Seasons, located in the Land Pavilion at Epcot. Remember, as the seasons change, so may the selections, but rest assured that they are all delicious!

Grilled Blacks Harbour Salmon at Flying Fish Café at Disney's BoardWalk  Spicy Fish Tacos at Sunshine Seasons, located in the Land Pavilion at Epcot

Our commitment to the health of our oceans doesn’t stop in our restaurants. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has teamed up with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to fund projects that focus on shrimp from regions where our suppliers source seafood: U.S. Gulf of Mexico, southern Vietnam and Thailand. This collaboration has lead to:

  • Development of a standard for Fair Trade fish
  • Training on sustainable fishing/shrimping practices and better water resource management in fisheries in Vietnam and Thailand
  • Studies that examine impact of shrimping practices on “bycatch” species.

Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shares the importance of this commitment: “This is a perfect blend of both environmental and business sustainability, which will enable us to continue serving seafood that is healthy for our Guests as well as the oceans.”

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You can learn more about how you can make a difference in your seafood choices by checking out the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guide.

Happy World Oceans Day from the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Food and Beverage team!

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It’s a Sunny Morning at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

posted on June 8th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Good morning from the kids’ water-play area near the Beach Pool at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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Looks like an ideal place for an early morning splash. Have your little ones enjoyed this space?



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

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on June 7th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, Mickey Mouse and the “Happiest Balloon on Earth” were in Sacramento to celebrate as the California State Senate and Assembly proclaimed June 1, 2015 as “Disneyland Day!”

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During the day, the “Happiest Balloon on Earth” floated over the Capitol lawn before Mickey Mouse and Disney Ambassador Allie Kawamoto visited young patients at UC Davis Medical Center. Disneyland Resort’s visit included a stop in West Sacramento, where 500 volunteers from Disney, KaBOOM! and the city of West Sacramento built Disney’s largest KaBOOM! playground ever.

Check out Kevin’s original post for more images and details of the day.

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We also unveiled a new, extraordinary entertainment experience for guests of all ages coming to Disney Springs called The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort.

The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort is going to be a one-of-a-kind destination featuring hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. You’ll be able to explore inside the world of professional basketball with numerous interactive experiences and enjoy a restaurant and retail store.

Check out our original story for more details about The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Behind the Scenes of Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland Park with Walt Disney Imagineering – Matterhorn Bobsleds recently reopened at Disneyland park, following a refurbishment that brought many new creative elements to this classic attraction – including a whole new look for its most famous resident, the Abominable Snowman.

See an Exclusive Sneak Peek of ‘Ant-Man’ at Disney California Adventure Park Starting June 19 – Soon, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the next evolution of Super Hero when the Bug’s Life Theater at Disney California Adventure park hosts a sneak peek of the high-stakes, tension-filled adventure, “Ant-Man”!

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park? – This week was the anniversary of the opening of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park here at Walt Disney World Resort. How well do you know this park? Give your knowledge a test!

Rhino Kiama Makes Her Big Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Earlier this year, thousands of you voted to name our female baby rhino Kiama. She has been growing rapidly – gaining about three or four pounds a day – and now you can see her during your next adventure on Kilimanjaro Safaris!

Team Disney VoluntEARS Raises More than $30,000 for Cancer Research and Runs Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort – While training together for the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Team Disney VoluntEARS raised more than $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the organization’s Team in Training program.

Six Scrumptious Desserts Debut for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – It’s a party, so you’re allowed to eat dessert first. For the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, here are six new sweets for 60 years, and they’ll stay on the menu throughout the celebration.

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Disney Magic Sets Sail for First-Ever Norwegian Fjords Voyage

posted on June 6th, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Hoo-hoo! Big summer blowout! Disney Magic cruisers are rejoicing today as we set sail for our first-ever Norwegian fjords cruise to the land that served as the inspiration and backdrop for “Frozen.”

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: 100 Disney Parks Blog Wallpapers

posted on June 6th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week we helped kick off the Coolest Summer Ever by sharing our latest desktop/mobile wallpaper with you, which was actually a fun milestone for us as we’ve now shared more than 100 original Disney Parks inspired wallpapers with you.

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Say ‘Mahalo’ This Father’s Day with a Round of Golf Next Door to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

posted on June 5th, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


What better way to say “mahalo” this Father’s Day than with a round of golf while on a vacation to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa? In fact, the Ko Olina Golf Club is a golf-lover’s paradise and is located walking distance from the resort! This championship 18-hole course was created by renowned architect Ted Robinson and is recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S. The dads in your life will be challenged by the multi-tiered greens, dramatic water hazards and also be swept away by the unparalleled views of Hawaiian paradise.

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‘Frozen Fever’ Added to the Lineup of Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on June 5th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


There’s little more than a week left until the start of Frozen Summer Fun, starting June 17 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This event already promises a day filled with all things “Frozen,” from the “Frozen Royal Welcome” in the morning to “Frozen” Fireworks at night. Now, “Frozen” fans, we’re really making the day a perfect day for you with the addition of special screenings of the new animated short, “Frozen Fever.”

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Disney PhotoPass Photographers Join the Summer Fun at Disney Water Parks

posted on June 5th, 2015 by Marie Ramirez, Marketing & Communications Manager, Disney PhotoPass Service


Summer is here! This means it’s time to bring out your bathing suit and enjoy a day at the Disney Water Parks.

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#DisneyKids: Frozen Summer Fun for Little Ones at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on June 5th, 2015 by Jamie Langdon, Social Media Manager


The weather is heating up, but things have never been cooler at Walt Disney World thanks to family-friendly events like “Frozen Summer Fun” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Super Hero Headquarters Assembles at Downtown Disney West Side in Walt Disney World Resort

posted on June 5th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


A new retail location, Super Hero Headquarters, recently opened in Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort.

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