Disneyland Resort guests can now enjoy a unique Starbucks location near World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District! The new store offers a first-of-its-kind Starbucks experience through its expanded size and outdoor patio, engaging guest experience and sustainable materials, including a massive living wall built with more than 1,000 plants in the shape of a coffee cup.
This is the first time Starbucks is offering technology to share its coffee story on a 10-foot video installation. An interactive touch screen also inspires creativity for even the youngest Disneyland Resort guests and Starbucks customers. And look for a kiosk location at the Downtown Disney District this summer!
“Space shuttle, this is flight safety…”
I can still recall my first ride on Space Mountain during my first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in July 1983. The attraction was my first Disney coaster and, despite some tears after that first ride, it quickly became a favorite thing at Magic Kingdom Park. During subsequent family vacations, you could usually find me at the attraction with a giant video camera in hand (I love the queue, particularly the atmospheric music). Today, I’m happy to announce that Space Mountain will be the next attraction poster T-shirt for the Disney Parks online store. We will be offering two different shirts online only from March 10-16, 2014.
The first T-shirt shown above was inspired by an attraction poster from 1977. According to the wonderful book “Poster Art of the Disney Parks” by Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt, the original attraction poster was designed by Jim Michaelson, Ernie Prinzhorn and Rudy Lord. Disney Design Group artist Richard Terpstra created the design featured on this shirt.
Richard also designed the second shirt that was inspired by a Walt Disney World Resort attraction poster from 2010 by Josh Holtsclaw.
In related news, Josh’s poster design from 2010 will be included on drinkware coming to the recently discussed Disney Centerpiece location. Above is an image of those items together, which will join similar drinkware and more when the Marketplace Co-Op opens at Downtown Disney Marketplace in a couple of months.
For now, I invite you to visit http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents to order the Space Mountain shirts from March 10-16. They will ship in 6-8 weeks once orders are completed (express shipping is not available).
You are cleared for launch!
On October 1, 1991, Magic Kingdom Park welcomed a brand-new nighttime parade: “SpectroMagic”!
This parade differed from the previous nighttime parade, “Main Street Electrical Parade”, in that it featured a new theme song, “On This Magic Night”, displays filled with fiber optics and a host of new, parade-specific characters. The parade ran through May 22, 1999, to make way for the temporary return of “Main Street Electrical Parade” for the start of the Millennium Celebration, and then returned again March 26, 2001. “SpectroMagic” officially ended its run at Magic Kingdom Park in 2010.
What did you like most about this parade? Tell us in the “comments” section below!
This year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returned to the park this week, with new Muppet-themed topiaries, Outdoor Kitchens, and Flower Power concerts.
Hold onto your hats and glasses, because I’ve got big news to share today about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland park. The wildest ride in the wilderness is reopening on March 17!
“Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” the newest procession to make its way down Main Street, U.S.A., will debut at Magic Kingdom Park this Sunday, March 9.
Pam Brandon recently shared some early details on the St. Patrick’s fun planned for Downtown Disney. Today, I want to give you even more insights into what you can expect this year! For starters, the event has a new name: “The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival” which really ties to the over-the-top revelry we have planned. Spanning eleven days – from tonight through March 17, 2014 – there is more to experience than ever before. With festivities centered around Raglan Road and spilling throughout all of Downtown Disney, I think we can all agree that this celebration is mighty, indeed!
Coffee lovers are getting ready to celebrate another Starbucks location at the Disneyland Resort. Opening March 10 in the Downtown Disney District – conveniently located near the World of Disney store.
Part of the fun of a Disney cruise to Alaska is visiting our homeport of Vancouver. There’s so much to see in this vibrant Canadian city, and I highly recommend spending time here before or after your cruise.
This week’s “After Dark” photo was snapped at Hong Kong Disneyland of the lovely “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks, a show that lights up the night with Disney songs and color.