We’re pleased to share that MyMagic+ – our collection of tools taking the guest experience to the next level at the Walt Disney World Resort – was recently honored with an “Innovation by Design” award by the popular magazine and website, Fast Company.
MyMagic+ received the top spot in the “Experience Design” category when Fast Company revealed the 10 best designs of the year at their annual “Innovation by Design” Awards and Conference in New York City. Winning entries were honored as the smartest, most ambitious design experience developed in concert with business and culture.
As we’ve shared here on the Disney Parks Blog, MyMagic+ is a new way for guests to experience an even more magical Walt Disney World vacation, with FastPass+, Disney’s MagicBand and the My Disney Experience website and app.
Congratulations to the MyMagic+ teams working on this award and all of the cast members assisting in the ongoing evolution of the guest experience at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney Parks Blog authors have recently shared details about the Halloween tricks and treats taking place this year at Disney Parks & Resorts around the world. Today, I’m excited to “carry the banner” and pass along details about the festivities materializing at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai`i! And the best part? Like most activities during a vacation to Aulani, these special Halloween events are included with your stay!
- Keiki Halloween Party – On October 17, 24 and 31, the Halawai Lawn transforms into a frightfully fun party perfect for the entire family. Adults and keiki staying at Aulani are encouraged to dress up for craft activities, game stations and face painting. Be sure to bring your cameras and autograph books as well because some of your favorite Disney characters are making special appearances!
- Hallow “Teen” – Teens ages 13-17 celebrate the Halloween season on October 24, 26 and 28 with their own exclusive party. They’ll meet up at Makiki Joe’s Beach Rental and then head to the beach for a pumpkin sand sculpting contest and other surprises.
- Trick or Treat – If you are vacationing at Aulani on Halloween, don’t miss the chance to go trick-or-treating! A special map showcases all the treat locations and you can show your “Disney Side” by wearing a Halloween costume.
Be sure to check The Daily ‘Iwa upon your arrival for any more spooky surprises taking place during your vacation this October!
Hellu iferybudy, tudey zee Swedish Chef veell shoo yuoo—let’s try that again—Hello everybody, today the Swedish Chef will show you how to re-create Shrimp Tacos from Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at home. Don’t worry, we provide subtitles. Bork Bork Bork!
In case you couldn’t understand Swedish Chef, here is the recipe so you can make Shrimp Tacos at home:
Tacos de Camarones (Shrimp Tacos)
Makes 10 (6-inch) tacos
- 2/3 cups mayonnaise
- 7.5 ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, puréed
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, about 30 to 35 shrimp
- 10 (6-inch) flour tortillas
- 3 cups shredded red cabbage
- 3/4 cup favorite salsa verde
For chipotle sauce:
- Mix mayonnaise and puréed chipotle peppers in a medium bowl until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
For tempura shrimp:
- Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 375˚F in a deep fryer.
- Beat egg white in a small bowl until frothy and light. Do not overbeat. Set aside.
- Mix together flour, cornstarch, salt, parsley, paprika, baking powder, garlic powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add water and egg white; mix until smooth.
- Add shrimp and toss until fully covered with batter.
- Drop 6 to 8 at a time in hot oil. Do not overcrowd. Fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove fried shrimp and drain on paper towels.
- Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of chipotle mayonnaise on flour tortilla and place 3 shrimp down middle. Top with small handful of cabbage and drizzle with salsa verde.
When Julie Reihm Casaletto was approached by a fellow cast member to apply for the Disney Ambassador program, she initially said no. She was busy making straight A’s in college, and taking a year off from her studies wasn’t part of the plan. But that cast member didn’t give up and once Julie started the interviewing process, she began to realize that a year of world travel would be an exciting gig. Those interviews obviously went very well, because Julie was chosen as Disney’s first ambassador in 1965 … and the rest is Disney history.
Today we’re kicking off a weekly series in which we take an in-depth look at the ghostly residents of The Haunted Mansion. This week, we’re focusing on the three Hitchhiking Ghosts you can see at the end of the attraction.
Climb aboard one of the two Red Car Trolleys near the main entrance of Disney California Adventure park to enjoy a leisurely ride that takes you as far as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The Red Car Trolley also stops at Carthay Circle and on Hollywood Boulevard near the Disney Animation building.
Are you considering a trip to Walt Disney World Resort for the holidays or winter season? Well, we’re happy to share that two new deals we recently launched that you won’t want to miss!
In my thirty years of working in television, the one thing I never wanted to hear anybody say is, “Well, his career has gone to the dogs.” But in this (one and only) instance, I’m really glad it did!
For the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to vote for your favorite Disneyland memories from each decade of the past 60 years, and today we’ve finally made it to the 2000s! We asked for your photos from 2000 all the way to today, and we’ve narrowed down the submissions to the photos below. Help us get ready for next year’s Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, and decide which will win!
This week, our “Learn to Draw” series is focusing on a classic character, Winnie the Pooh.