Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort

Go ‘Down Under’ to Australia With Adventures by Disney

posted on October 30th, 2014 by Amanda Adler, Adventures by Disney


From the Great Barrier Reef to the outback to Sydney Harbor, there’s so much to explore on an Adventures by Disney vacation to Australia.

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I have always been intrigued by the land “down under” (though I never really could pull off a convincing “g’day, mate!”). Australia may be the smallest of the seven continents, but it’s the world’s largest island and sixth largest country. Rainforest, desert, big cities, the largest tropical reef in the world – there’s so much to see. So much, in fact, that planning a trip to this island continent can seem overwhelming.

But while seeing all three million square miles of Australia might not be possible (that would take a LOT of years of saved up vacation time), with Adventures by Disney you can see much of what makes this such an amazing place to visit (on a vacation timeline that your boss will actually approve).

Here are just a few of the highlights of the 12-day, 11-night Australia vacation.

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The Great Barrier Reef 


It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders and the only living thing that can be seen from outer space, and with Adventures by Disney you can explore the Great Barrier Reef with a private marine biologist. Snorkel alongside a dazzling array of sea life or view the reef three feet below the surface from inside a semi-submersible vessel.

Ayers Rock
In Australia’s famed outback you’ll enjoy a privately guided hike around the base of sacred Ayers Rock, also known by its Aboriginal name, Uluru.

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Explore Scenic Sydney 


Pedal around Sydney Harbor on a privately guided bike tour, visit the stunning Sydney Opera House and get a private surfing lesson at the famous Bondi Beach.

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Aboriginal Cultural Park 

Participate in Aboriginal traditions as Tjapukai tribe members share their culture with song and dance. Listen to a didgeridoo and learn how to throw a boomerang and a spear.

Tasmania Discovery 


Soar over eucalyptus trees on zip lines. Paddle a sea kayak on the sparkling waters of Coles Bay. And visit the Tasmanian Devils, wallabies, koalas, wombats and other intriguing animals at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

With Adventures by Disney you can rest assured knowing that the itinerary planning details are handled for you, giving you more time to channel your inner kangaroo and pack your pouch (or suitcase, whichever you prefer) for your exciting Australian vacation!

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1958 Photo: Walt Disney and the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park

posted on October 30th, 2014 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Earlier this year I shared some rare pictures of Walt Disney at the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park. There was such a great response that I set out to find and share even more photography of Walt at one of his favorite original Disneyland park attractions, the world-famous Jungle Cruise.

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This rarely seen photo, digitally scanned from the original color negative, required some restoration, but once it was done, I couldn’t wait to share it.

What do you think of Walt as a Jungle Cruise skipper?

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Learn to Draw Stitch at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on October 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week, our “Learn to Draw” series focuses on a Disney character that’s simply out of this world – Stitch.

This week, Heather Worley from Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is back at the animation desk for a lesson in how to draw this trouble-making creature.



For more animation tutorials, visit the links below:

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Vintage Walt Disney World: Pain & Panic Celebrate Halloween

posted on October 30th, 2014 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Halloween is tomorrow. Are you in a PANIC trying to get ready for the big day? Does finding a costume cause you great PAIN? Bad news, these two won’t be of any help. Here’s a look at Pain and Panic getting their dance on at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 1997. Happy Halloween!

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13 Halloween-Inspired ‘Light Paintings’ at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on October 29th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


It’s Halloween week and we’re back at Magic Kingdom Park creating some amazing free hand “light painting” artwork in the air with colored LED penlights.

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Choose Your Savings with New Disneyland Resort Hotel Offer

posted on October 29th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


What better way to begin a new year than with a visit to the Disneyland Resort? If you’re planning a vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth between January and March, I’ve got some great offers to share with you!

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Special Edition Wildlife Wednesday: What Do Rhinos, Art Auctions and Imagineers Have in Common?

posted on October 29th, 2014 by Scott Terrell, DVM, DACVP, Animal Health Director, Disney’s Animal Programs


World Rhino Day is officially recognized each year on September 22, and provides a great opportunity to share information and raise awareness about the exponential rise in rhinoceros poaching in the wild. While some are aware of the declining numbers of rhinos in the wild, many don’t have the opportunity to take the next step to help reverse the decline. Chad Harmon, a member of the team who works with animals in the Ituri Forest on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, took matters into his own hands. He and his wife started a non-profit organization called The Horns and Heroes Project – an organization that combines the conservation of rhinos around the world with the passion and creativity of the art community.

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Photo Gallery: Halloween Fun at Tokyo Disney Resort

posted on October 29th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As Halloween approaches in just a few days, the party is already in full swing at Tokyo Disney Resort, where both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are hosting “Disney’s Halloween” celebrations.

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Dia de los Muertos at Disneyland Park

posted on October 29th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


If you’ve wandered past Zocalo Park during Halloween Time at Disneyland park, you have probably noticed our Dia de los Muertos celebration. But do you know the story behind this elaborate display? Join my fellow Disneyland Resort cast member, Norma, as she explains this tradition.

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Be the First to Get Disney Infinity 2.0 at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace on November 1-2, 2014

posted on October 29th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Since the announcement of Disney Infinity 2.0 earlier this year, my son has been asking when he can get the new figures. He currently has every figure from the initial release and loves playing the game. He will be excited to hear about an early purchase opportunity on November 1-2, 2014 at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace for Disney Infinity 2.0.

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