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Create Your Easter Memory with Disney Floral & Gifts

posted on April 1st, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Do you remember receiving an amazing Easter basket as a child? What did it look like? Why was it so incredible? Chances are it created a special memory because it was one of a kind. I bet it included your favorite things, too.

Here at the “Enchanted Florist,” my friends and I remember as well, so we created some new Disney themed Easter baskets just for you. If you’re planning to visit Disney Parks this Easter, take a look at this: introducing the Mickey (or Minnie’s) Easter Surprise and the Mickey (or Minnie’s) Easter Cinch Bag, now available at Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort.

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Stuffed with plenty of goodies and surprises for your family, these pre-designed gifts make wonderful Easter baskets during your stay at Disney. And let’s not forget about those classic Easter treats. After all, no Easter would be complete without chocolate bunnies or Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Lastly, check out those exclusive containers. The collapsible bin and cinch bag are ideal keepsakes to be used at home again and again. Use the bin as a picnic basket or even as a reusable grocery tote, and take your cinch bag to the beach or use it to get organized at home.

Back by popular demand, you can once again “imagineer” your own gifts. Exclusive to the Walt Disney World Resort, our Custom Gift Builder is an exciting tool to help you create your unique Easter memories. Simply choose an Easter basket, tote or cinch bag from our selection of containers and fill with your favorite Easter or Disney treats. You can even personalize the gift by adding your name or the name of a loved one.

To get started, visit us at disneyfloralandgifts.com or call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT for Walt Disney World Resort, or 714-781-GIFT for the Disneyland Resort. Quantities are limited so it’s ideal to order earlier rather than later. Happy Easter.

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Disney Days of Past: Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort Marks 20 Years

posted on April 1st, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Blizzard Beach celebrates a refreshing 20 years this week at Walt Disney World Resort. This watery wonderland has been a favorite way for guests to cool down when it gets warm in Central Florida. This aerial view of the park from December 1994 shows the ski resort beginning to take shape.

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The only place to ‘hit the slopes’ in Florida, Blizzard Beach is home to unique snow runs like Teamboat Springs, Downhill Double Dipper and of course Summit Plummet.

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Twenty years after its debut, I still have a little trepidation as I walk the stairs to the top of Summit Plummet. How many of you have conquered Summit Plummet?

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Live Music Expanding at Disneyland Park Beginning July 17

posted on March 31st, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


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Music always has been very important to the guest experience at Disneyland, creating a magical connection to the Happiest Place on Earth. During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, music will become an even bigger part of the storytelling within Disneyland park. Beginning July 17, the 60th anniversary of the Disneyland Resort, two changes are coming to our music program.

First, the beloved musical acts in Disneyland park will increase the number of performances throughout the day, and second, the iconic Disneyland Band will premiere a new sound – with new musical arrangements and themed performances – along with more musicians and high-energy choreography. These enhancements will provide a new level of musical entertainment throughout the day.

We’ll have more to share about the exciting updates coming to the Disneyland Band (including how Disneyland park guests will be able to join their performances!) so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog.

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April 2015 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

posted on March 31st, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Are you planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort this April? Here are a few quick tips on merchandise events you don’t want to miss!

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Walt Disney World Event Snapshot: April 2015

posted on March 31st, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


See what’s happening in the world of Merchandise Special Events this April at Walt Disney World Resort!

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Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park – Main Street, U.S.A.

posted on March 31st, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Today we’re looking down Main Street, U.S.A., as work continues on bringing Walt’s dream of Disneyland to life.

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Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on the Way With Fun Foodie Ideas at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 31st, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Big or small, there’s a way to celebrate Easter at Walt Disney World Resort. From specialty cupcakes in Magic Kingdom Park to an Easter egg parade at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and a Garden Party brunch at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, there’s something for everyone.

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It’s a Bright Day at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

posted on March 31st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Disney’s Blizzard Beach, the third water park to be built at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, will officially mark its 20th anniversary tomorrow.

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Disney Awards $4.5 million to Benefit Central Florida Community Groups

posted on March 30th, 2015 by Andrea Finger, Director of Communications


Disney’s “Giving Side” hit a high note in Central Florida today as we awarded more than $4.5 million in Disney Grants that will positively impact the lives of more than 250,000 local children and their families. During a special ceremony this morning that culminated with a blast of confetti, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse helped recognize 102 community groups that strengthen families, bring hope and comfort to children, encourage creativity, promote economic development and meet the needs of diverse communities.

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The Kids from ABC ‘black-ish’ Prepare for the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 30th, 2015 by Robert Hitchcock, PR Manager/Content Producer, runDisney


With production of a successful first season wrapped up, the four young actors from the ABC hit comedy “black-ish” visited Walt Disney World Resort this past weekend to get an early start on their coolest summer ever.

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