From helping with the initial course design to ensuring every last race day detail is in place, runDisney event manager Shannon Abeyta and her team work year-round to ensure “every mile is magic” during Disneyland Resort race weekends. See how Shannon’s work came to fruition during the 9th annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role”!
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They are known for their intelligence, talent and beauty, but after spending a day at Magic Kingdom Park they may be better known for their Disney Side.
Recently, all 53 of the 2015 Miss America contestants visited Walt Disney World Resort and celebrated their adventure side, their goofy side, their happily ever after side – their Disney Side. It was a chance to let their hair down (as much as a pageant contestant can), relax and spend time with fellow contestants. The day was capped off by a special walk down Main Street U.S.A., where they were greeted by thousands of park guests cheering for their home state.
Whether it was adventurous twist and turns on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, pirates play with Goofy or a dance with Prince Charming in front of Cinderella Castle, these girls all had the chance to celebrate their Disney Side.
This week, the girls got down to business in Atlantic City, NJ, where they are competing for the title of Miss America. You can watch the competition live on ABC, Sunday, September 14 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m., ET). The evening kicks off with The Countdown to the Crown, an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the Miss America Competition, followed by the 2015 Miss America Competition.
Amanda Adler, Adventures by Disney
posted on September 11th, 2014 by
Recently, I shared my Adventures by Disney Norway vacation. But it seems I wasn’t the only one enjoying a carefree trek around this beautiful Scandinavian country. Olaf, the loveable snowman from the hit Disney film “Frozen,” also traveled with Adventure Guide Kira through the land that inspired the animators who brought him to life.
Kira photographed Olaf throughout his Adventures by Disney journey as he found out what snow does “in Summer.” All started well when he saw the snowcapped fjords of Norway.
But things quickly went downhill for him at The Seven Sisters waterfall in Geirangerfjord where it dawned on him that all that liquid water just might be melted snow! It sure looked beautiful though.
Next up on Olaf’s adventure was the Borgund Stave Church, built in 1250 A.D. This church provided architectural inspiration to the filmmakers of Disney’s “Frozen”.
Olaf’s favorite part of the Adventures by Disney Norway itinerary was a fjord safari aboard a speedboat! Along the way he relaxed in the small village of Undredal, where he learned about the art of Norwegian cheese making, before he continued on through the UNESCO World Heritage site fjord called “Naeroyfjord.”
At last, after a summer full of river rafting, trout fishing, glacier viewing, learning Norwegian folk dancing and more, Olaf’s vacation came to an end.
But don’t worry, Olaf will be back next summer as Adventures by Disney offers another season of fun in Norway. Care to join him?
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This month in 1989 the television cartoon “Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers” debuted in syndication. The show premiered on The Disney Channel earlier in March of that same year. Here’s a look at Chip, Dale and Gadget from Mickey’s Starland in1990 where they made an appearance in Mickey’s Starland Show featuring stars from The Disney Afternoon.
Over the last few months, we’ve asked you to join with us to prepare for the upcoming Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration by sharing your favorite Disneyland Resort memories from the past six decades. The entries have been received and now it’s time to vote for the top submissions!
To celebrate Broadway Week in New York City, the Genie and the cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” granted the magical wish of visiting Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, to two unsuspecting audience members! Couple Leo Chan and Alicia Mara were selected at random for what they thought was a special backstage tour of the Broadway show. Little did they know – and in true Genie fashion – their wish to visit Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa would be granted on stage!
If you’ve recently enjoyed a Disney visit, you probably had the opportunity to support the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). There are plenty of ways you may have contributed – adding a dollar to your purchase, picking up a sponsored pin or plush item, enjoying the Wild Africa Trek excursion at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or snorkeling at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Every donation, big or small, adds up and is combined with support from Disney, which in turn has given all of us something amazing to celebrate.
We may be just starting to carve up pumpkins, but I’ve got some important holiday news to share with you today! Holidays at the Disneyland Resort is returning November 13 and will continue through January 6, 2015.
Doing your Christmas dreaming a little early this year? Then check out the exciting holiday entertainment that Tokyo Disney Resort has in the works.
It’s one day only, and guaranteed to put you in the spirit of Halloween Time – Trader Sam’s “Mahaloween Luau,” with seatings starting at 3 p.m., September 29.