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A Morning View From Angkor Wat with Adventures by Disney

posted on January 26th, 2015 by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager

Topping the list of places I want to visit someday is Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia, so I found it only fitting that the first entry from Adventures by Disney in the new Disney Parks Blog “sunrise” series be this shot from the famed Angkor Wat. “Wat” means “temple,” and guests can explore it by foot, via tuk-tuk and even while riding an elephant on an Adventures by Disney trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. What fun for our guests!


On which Adventures by Disney vacation would you most like to see the sunrise?

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Caption This: Disney Characters Take Flight at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on January 26th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

Back in 1988, two hot air balloons named Ear Force One (Mickey) and Zippity Doo Duck (Donald) took flight here at Walt Disney World Resort.


This photo just begs for a caption. They look pretty excited for their journey. What’s on their minds? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in the comments section below.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on January 25th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

This week, we featured several popular “Frozen” stories on the Disney Parks Blog, including a special announcement that Olaf is coming to all four Disney Cruise Line ships along with information about brand-new Disney Cruise experiences being planned for the entire family beginning this summer.

Land of “Frozen” Coming to Disney Cruise Line in Summer 2015

Jonathan included highlights of some of the new experiences in his original story. And he’ll be sharing more right here on the Disney Parks Blog over the next several weeks.


We also continued our “Learn to Draw” series with a special guest this week – actor Josh Gad. Josh, who voiced Olaf in the “Frozen.” film, stopped by The Magic of Disney Animation to test his own skills at drawing his animated friend.

Check out Jenn’s original post to see more tutorials on drawing your favorite Disney characters.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Disneyland Resort Circle D Corral Now Zero Waste Certified – Thanks to efforts begun four years ago by cast member Andrea Raney, Circle D Corral is now gold-level Zero Waste certified by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, with 99 percent of its waste repurposed, composted or recycled!

Splitsville Hits a High Note with New Saturday Night Bands at Downtown Disney West Side – Have you heard the live music on Saturday Nights at Splitsville? Disney Parks Blog author Darcy Clark shares her impression, and details a number of improvements coming to Splitsville in 2015.

Vote to Name Our New Baby Goats at the Disneyland Resort – See some pictures of the new kids at Circle D Corral, and don’t forget to vote for their names!

Video Rewind: Caring for Classic Disneyland Park Attractions – Take a look back at some behind-the-scenes videos we showed you in years past here on the Disney Parks Blog to see how we care for our classic Disneyland park attractions.

Tweens Make New Friends at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Learn all about the ways tweens can hang loose during a vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.

Nick Arciniaga Wins First-Ever Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort – Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon, and to the more than 23,000 runners who participated!

A Unique Point of View: Mad Tea Party at Disneyland Park – Get a look at these unique images from Disneyland Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer.

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Things Big and Small at Disneyland Park

posted on January 24th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

This week, we shared special looks at very small things and very big things at Disneyland park. First, a look at something big that appeared small …

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Disneyland Band Opens 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California

posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Band officially opened the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show being held at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. The NAMM Show is the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry.

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February 2015 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

If you are planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort this February, here are a few quick tips on some of the merchandise events you don’t want to miss!

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‘Cool’ New Treats Have Arrived with ‘Frozen Fun’ at Disneyland Resort

posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

“Frozen Fun” has arrived at Disney California Adventure park, and with it some “cool” new treats!

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Vote to Name Our New Baby Goats at the Disneyland Resort

posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Donna Fisk, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

True, it’s not quite spring yet, but there are new arrivals at Circle D Corral at the Disneyland Resort. Take a look at these sweet little cuddlers, 11 weeks old today. The spotted brown goat is a boy, and the spotted black goat is a girl.

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Best Places to Find Disney Tsum Tsum at Disney Parks

posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager

Last summer, my son (and the rest of the world) discovered Disney Tsum Tsum. I recall we were on vacation in Ohio when he asked to download the fun puzzle matching and stacking game. Upon returning to Florida, he found the adorable stacking plush offered both at Disney Stores and in select locations at Disney Parks.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on January 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

Tonight’s “After Dark” image was shot in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. It’s a shot of one of the park’s original attractions – Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

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