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POLL: Which Patriotic Parks Experience Is Your Favorite?

posted on July 3rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Happy Fourth of July! At Walt Disney World Resort, we have plenty of ways to get a good ol’ fix of Americana.

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Which patriotic parks experience is among your favorite? Vote for your favorite below.


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New Gift Packages Bring ‘Frozen’ to Your Disney Resorts Room

posted on July 3rd, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


If your loved ones are like me, I bet they can’t get enough of “Frozen.” To experience the summer that Olaf dreams about, look no further: the enchanted florist, Disney Floral and Gifts, brings the magic of Arendelle right to your Disney Resorts room.

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Anna & Elsa’s Warm Welcome starts with a beautiful door banner on the door. Once inside, a winter wonderland of snowflake confetti and luminaries light the way to an exclusive tote filled with delicious treats that you might think was left by the royal sisters themselves.

Frozen Door Banner, Part of Anna & Elsa’s Warm Welcome Anna & Elsa Tote Bag, Part of Anna & Elsa’s Warm Welcome

Check out the other goodies: a “Frozen”-themed pillowcase, Anna and Elsa vision glasses, an exclusive light-up lanyard, autograph book (signed by the sisters) and “Frozen”-themed memory cards. You’ll drift off to sleep under a “Frozen”-themed blanket cuddling plush Olaf.

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For Olaf’s Warm Welcome, you get the feeling Anna and Elsa helped your favorite snowman make this gift.

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It features many similar goodies to Anna and Elsa’s Warm Welcome, including the autograph book and “Frozen”-themed memory cards, Olaf light-up lanyard, pillowcase and Olaf plush.

Olaf Light-Up Lanyard, Part of Anna & Elsa’s Warm Welcome Olaf Pillowcase, Part of Anna & Elsa’s Warm Welcome

An Olaf tote bag will be the perfect place to store treats during your journey in the parks.

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Olaf vision glasses will ensure that your loved ones are seeing everything through his eyes, which is a real picnic. (See what I did there?)

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Both experiences are available at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Check out the links above to learn more about each gift. When you’re ready, you can order online or speak to a friendly Dream Maker seven days a week. To order for Walt Disney World Resort hotel locations, you can call 407-WDW-GIFT (939-4438). For Disneyland Resort hotel locations, you can reach a Dream Maker at 714-781-GIFT (4438).

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Disney Parks After Dark: Seeing ‘Wishes’ at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


In just a few days, Walt Disney World will be alight with fireworks in celebration of the Fourth of July.

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Tonight’s “After Dark” image celebrates one of the grandest nighttime spectaculars we have on our property – “Wishes” fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.

Do you plan on spending the holiday with us? Which nighttime show are you planning to see? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Disney Parks Blog Readers Invited to ‘Ant-Man’ Special Advanced Screening at the Disneyland Resort

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


If you’re as excited about the upcoming film “Ant-Man” as we are, I’ve got great news for you today! Disney Parks Blog readers have been invited to attend a special advanced screening of the film here at AMC Downtown Disney 12 at the Disneyland Resort. Event guests are invited to show their super hero side and attend in costume!

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Meet Aulani’s ‘Ohana: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Ambassador

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


“Ohana means family.”

The magic of a vacation to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, comes to life thanks to the rich Hawaiian culture, unforgettable details and of course, our cast members. Today, I’m delighted to start a series on the Disney Parks Blog that features one of those key ingredients: our cast members. In fact, Walt Disney once said: “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world … but it requires people to make that dream a reality.”

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Exclusive ‘Ant-Man’ Print Coming to Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port at Disneyland Resort

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


Created exclusively for Disneyland Resort Food and Beverage, a keepsake comic book-style art print to celebrate the release of “Ant-Man” will be available beginning July 17, 2015. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the limited-edition print for $5.99 at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland.

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‘Ant-Man’ Star Paul Rudd Surprises Fans at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Last week, actor Paul Rudd, star of the upcoming adventure film “Ant-Man,” visited the Disneyland Resort with his family and stopped to check out the special look at the film now showing at Disney California Adventure park.

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Tinker Bell Flies for 30 Years at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


If you head out to Magic Kingdom Park to celebrate this Fourth of July week, you’ll have the chance to witness a milestone event in the park’s entertainment history – the 30th anniversary of Tinker Bell’s pre-fireworks flight.

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ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Will Broadcast from 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival; Also Featured in Two First-Ever Future World Marketplaces

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


We all have a favorite host from ABC’s “The Chew” – superstars Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz each have a special way of sharing their culinary know-how on the Emmy-Award-winning lifestyle series. And for the first time in the show’s history, these dynamic hosts are leaving the Manhattan studio to tape shows October 7, 8, and 9 from the 20th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. The five festival episodes will air October 12-16.

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‘Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky’ Fireworks Live Stream Set For July 4

posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Robert Hitchcock, PR Manager/Content Producer, runDisney


So you’re not able to be at Walt Disney World Resort for the Fourth of July but you want to celebrate the holiday in Disney style? Well, the Disney Parks Blog has you covered. We are excited to announce that the Magic Kingdom Park July 4th fireworks show will stream ‘live’ at 9 p.m. EDT right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

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