Have you ever walked through Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park and looked up to see the stunning chandelier clock? If not, you are missing a real treat. Installed in 1996, the chandelier clock has never actually worked. Despite the theories and rumors, the numerous times that have been set on the clock have had no significance. Over the years, I have photographed the clock many times during the day. This time, I wanted to see how the clock would photograph at night. I think the beauty of the clock is more evident at night than during the day.
posted on January 15th, 2015 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
Register Now: Disney Parks Blog Readers Invited to Unveiling of Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration
posted on January 15th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
UPDATE: This event has reached capacity and confirmation emails are being sent. If you were not able to register – don’t worry! We’ll have details to share soon on how you can follow along with the event here on the Disney Parks Blog.
I’ve got a special opportunity to tell you about today! A limited number of Disney Parks Blog readers have been invited to join a special event on Wednesday, January 28, at the Disneyland Resort. At this event, guests will get a look at what we have in store for this year’s Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, marking the 60th anniversary of Disneyland.
The event will begin with special access to “Frozen Fun” at Disney California Adventure park, where guests will experience “For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” “Olaf’s Snow Fest” and more.
Space for the event is very limited, and you must sign up here. Please remember the following:
- All participants who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older, but guests of the participants may be younger than 18.
- Limit one guest per registrant.
- Event confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
- Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person plus one guest.
- Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
- Disney California Adventure park admission will be provided beginning at 5:45 p.m. for the event, but participants will be responsible for any parking fees.
I will give an update at the top of this post when capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
posted on January 15th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
We’re continuing our celebration of Space Mountain’s 40th anniversary here at Magic Kingdom Park today with a special wallpaper created especially for your mobile device or desktop. As Jennifer shared earlier, Space Mountain attractions can be found in all of our parks and remains a favorite here at Walt Disney World Resort.
Our newest Space Mountain attraction art was created by artist Jeff Maurer. To download the wallpaper, simply click on the image below.
Earlier this week, we shared our new complete gallery of wallpapers on our special page.
posted on January 15th, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center
Today, back in 1975, Space Mountain opened in Magic Kingdom Park blasting guests off into the galaxy. But guests weren’t the only ones having fun back in 1975. Here’s Goofy and Mickey Mouse all suited up for their trip to space during the opening. Looks like they were having a blast.
posted on January 15th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Today we’re celebrating another attraction milestone on the Disney Parks Blog. It’s Space Mountain’s 40th anniversary here at Magic Kingdom Park!
posted on January 14th, 2015 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World
On the heels of Ohio State’s College Football Playoff National Championship win, the school’s mascot, Brutus Buckeye, celebrated the team’s historic victory at Walt Disney World Resort on Wednesday.
posted on January 14th, 2015 by Mark Beatty, Worldwide Ranch Animal Operations Manager
Did you know The Walt Disney Company maintains 200 horses worldwide at the Disneyland Resort in California, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in Paris? These horses provide opportunities for guests to ride in horse-drawn street cars, arrive at their wedding in Cinderella’s Carriage, delight in a child’s first pony ride, watch the Wild West come to life or enjoy a quiet wagon, carriage or trail ride.
posted on January 14th, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
Today was an exciting day for Disney Cruise Line and runDisney! More than 700 runners completed the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge, earning the highly prized medal for this first-ever competition.
posted on January 14th, 2015 by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager
The Disney Parks Blog recently launched a new series called “Room with A View.” And while our Disney resorts offer some pretty amazing views, I think it’s also fair to say that the scenery found on an Adventures by Disney vacation is pretty hard to top. Especially when you’re staying in the heart of one of the most beautiful places on Earth (in my opinion anyway, although I’m sure you’d be pretty reluctant to disagree with me on this one) – Tuscany, Italy.
First Look at runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation Merchandise
posted on January 14th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
From January 15–18, a Galactic Empire of runDisney enthusiasts will descend on the Disneyland Resort. Join the ranks of the Rebel Alliance, Wookiees or Imperial Fleet! Plan to look out of this world as you cross the runDisney finish line of the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation.