I recently shared with you details about an online exclusive T-shirt celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Horizons. Being a long time fan of that classic attraction, I was thrilled to see other Horizons fans shared my passion (by the way, Omega Centauri was the most popular destination selected of the three shirts we offered). When we were planning the Horizons shirt, Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones suggested we offer another shirt featuring a different classic Epcot attraction, Journey Into Imagination. Fortunately, Casey, who created the artwork for the aforementioned Horizons shirt, had artwork ready to go.
From December 4-8, 2013, I invite you to visit http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents where you will find a holiday-themed T-shirt featuring Dreamfinder and Figment. Please note that items will ship in 6-8 weeks and express shipping will not be available.
The original Journey Into Imagination attraction opened at Epcot on March 5, 1983, so this seems like the perfect year for this shirt. Casey originally created the artwork for a virtual holiday card last year for D23, the official Disney fan club.
I really want Santa Dreamfinder to bring me a replica of the Rainbow Corridor/Sensor Maze from the former attraction’s Image Works post-show. I promise I’ve been good all year.
Is Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade a must-see for you and your family during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?
The procession features Disney characters dressed in their holiday finery, dancing gingerbread men, a fleet of marching toy soldiers, Cinderella’s pumpkin coach pulled by miniature ponies, and last but not least, the arrival of Santa Claus in his sleigh. This year, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse appear in the parade sporting new holiday costumes, while Donald Duck has made his way onto a different float.
Earlier this season, Disney photographer Kent Phillips headed out to the party to snap some new shots of the parade – and the result was our largest parade photo gallery yet! Be sure to check out his great shots above.
For more about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, visit the posts below:
Starting in January, three of our ships will be sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., giving even more of you the chance to experience two of the magical lands that set Disney apart – Walt Disney World Resort and Castaway Cay.
The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy already call Port Canaveral home, offering 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas (Disney Dream) and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean (Disney Fantasy). Beginning January 2, 2014, the Disney Magic will also sail 3- and 4-night cruises from there.
Port Canaveral is just about a one-hour drive from Walt Disney World Resort, which gives you the great option of planning the perfect Disney vacation – both on land and at sea! If you’re still looking for that holiday gift you know your family will love, check out the special price we’re offering on a 3-night Bahamian cruise and a 3-night stay in Walt Disney World Resort for early next year.
We make combining a cruise and resort stay easier for you all year-long with options including motor coach transportation between the port and resort and luggage delivery from the resort to your stateroom. Plus, we’ll even assist with booking your accommodations, theme park tickets and resort food package. Pretty convenient, right?
Another really exciting part of our sailings from Port Canaveral is that every one of them includes a stop at our private island, Castaway Cay. I’ve traveled around the world to many beautiful places, and Castaway Cay still remains at the top of my list of must-visit destinations! For that reason, I’m putting together a list of insider tips about the island, which I’ll share with you later this week. Stay tuned!
Today, WestJet unveiled their newest custom-painted aircraft called the “Magic Plane” featuring Mickey Mouse in his famous role, Sorcerer Mickey.
On a Saturday morning in September 1953, Walt Disney stood over the shoulder of artist Herb Ryman as he sketched an idea for an amusement project that would appeal to both children and adults. Walt’s brother Roy was going to New York that Monday to line up financing for Disneyland and he wanted Roy to “show” them what he planned to build.
This photo, shot at Magic Kingdom Park during the 1972 Christmas Parade, features Doc from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” leading one of the parade’s horses down Main Street, U.S.A.
When I was younger, I loved when my parents would read stories to me. I still have my collection of Disney storybooks that I now read to my son. I can’t wait to add the newest book created especially for Disney Parks to that collection. Titled “The Magic Kingdom Storybook,” this incredible 128-page, hardback book was written and illustrated by Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Grandt. You may recall Jason from previous Disney Parks Blog articles about Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland or the Orange Bird in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom Park. This book is amazing; it’s easily at the top of my gift list this year! I recently spoke with Jason to learn more about this exciting new book.
In the 1941-film “Dumbo,” there’s a scene in which the circus comes to town in a big way – by parading through the streets and offering a glimpse at fun that awaited would-be customers in the big top. In the scene, the procession includes exotic camels, colorful clowns, Dumbo and more.
This week, we shared another behind-the-scenes peek at Disney Parks. The creative team at Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group gave Disney Parks Blog readers a first of its kind look at creating a “Very Merry” ad campaign at Magic Kingdom Park.
This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we celebrated the return of one of our favorite parts of the season – holiday treats!