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Caption This: Mind the Alligators at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort!

posted on July 27th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “Caption This” image was shot at Port Holes Miniature Golf at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, and it sure looks like these gators have “a taste” for golf.

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Will this guest make it through? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” in the comments section below.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on July 26th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, we celebrated the anniversary of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on the Disney Parks Blog with images, stories, a tough quiz and a special wallpaper created just for readers.

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In honor of the anniversary, Disney designer, Leo Cardoso took that love of old black & white spooky films and translated it into a cool new wallpaper featuring the attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

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We also continued our popular “Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park” series with an attraction that debuted less than a week after Disneyland opened – Rocket to the Moon. The attraction allowed Disneyland park guests the chance to travel around the far side of moon and back in just 10 minutes – all without leaving Disneyland.

Flight to the Moon eventually became Mission to Mars, and today, Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port occupies the same “space” in Tomorrowland – complete with a tribute to the original Moonliner right out in front.

Check George’s original story for a group of great images and more details

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

#CoolestSummer Ever: Ep-Cool – As it’s written in the sage words of many a colorful Walt Disney World Resort brochure, “Epcot is the only place where you can travel the world, voyage to the bottom of the sea and zoom into space — all in one unique park.”

Celebrate Mahalo Season with Uncle at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – During this special time of year, your ‘ohana can enjoy the magic of our resort even longer and enjoy some great savings, too!

Behind the Scenes: Creating Main Street Enchanted Windows at Disneyland Park – In this special video, we take you behind the scenes to see how these new animated windows were created and introduce you to the talented team of artists and designers who are bringing them to life.

Special Olympics World Games ‘Flame of Hope’ Journeys Through Disneyland Resort – Disneyland Resort hosted the “Flame of Hope,” currently making its way through 127 cities and communities in California en route to the Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 25.

VIDEO: Antique Disneyland Souvenirs from the Walt Disney Archives – Justin from the Walt Disney Archives shares a look at some rare antique Disneyland souvenirs from their collection, including items from July 17, 1955.

Create Your Own Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Video – For the past few months, we’ve been inviting guests to celebrate 60 years of magic and memories with us during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Now we have a way for you to celebrate at home – with some of your own favorite memories!

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

posted on July 25th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week we celebrated the anniversary of what I’d consider to be one of the most visually interesting attractions at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosThe Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

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In honor of the anniversary, we shared this new wallpaper with you – but I also didn’t want you to miss the amazing “Tower” images we’ve shared previously on the Disney Parks Blog.

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These photos were shot in 2011 of some of the eerie details inside the lobby of the Tower Hotel. Amazing to see these items up close, isn’t it? Some of the props here are actual antiques that date back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. To learn more, check out the original post here.

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#DisneyKids: First Train Ride at Disney Parks

posted on July 24th, 2015 by Jamie Langdon, Social Media Manager


Walt Disney was a huge train enthusiast, which is why you can find unique railroads for all ages at every Disney Park around the world. There’s something about riding a train that seems to fascinate young children and as the parent of little ones, I appreciate the relaxing downtime a train around the park provides.

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks at Disneyland Park?

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


“Disneyland Forever” is an all-new kind of fireworks spectacular that uses sparkling pyrotechnics and larger-than-life projections to immerse you right in the middle of your favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar stories. How well do you know this brand-new fireworks spectacular? Test your knowledge in our quiz below!

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First Disneyland Resort Million Dollar Dazzle Gift Benefits Girl Scouts of Orange County’s Comadres Outreach Program

posted on July 24th, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


As Erin shared last week, Girl Scouts of Orange County was named the first recipient of our Million Dollar Dazzle program. Each month of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, we will select one or more local nonprofits that enrich the lives of children and families and surprise them with a $60,000 gift, amounting to more than $1 million.

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Disney Cruise Line’s Summertime Freeze Recipe: Sven’s Carrot Delight

posted on July 24th, 2015 by Salah Chetbi, Dining and Beverage Standards and Consistency Manager, Disney Cruise Line


Do you love carrots as much as Sven does? Then you’ll definitely want to try the drink recipe I’m sharing today!

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#CoolestSummer Ever: Ep-Cool

posted on July 24th, 2015 by Greg Ehrbar, Writer/Author, Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group


As it’s written in the sage words of many a colorful Walt Disney World brochure, “Epcot is the only place where you can travel the world, voyage to the bottom of the sea and zoom into space — all in one unique park.” It’s also a great place to seek out über-cool fun at it’s über-coolest.

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Disney Parks After Dark: A Quiet Night at Hong Kong Disneyland

posted on July 23rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Tonight’s “After Dark” image was snapped at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Celebrate Mahalo Season with Uncle at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

posted on July 23rd, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


When is your favorite time for a Hawaiian escape to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa? If your answer is “anytime,” don’t worry – me too! But recently Uncle, our Master Storyteller at Aulani, has alerted me to a special new time to visit: Aulani Mahalo Season. During this special time of year, your ‘ohana can enjoy the magic of our resort even longer and enjoy some great savings, too!

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