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Show Your ‘Disney Side’: Haunted Mansion Nail Tutorial

posted on April 10th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Our look at how you can show your “Disney Side” continues this week with a special suggestion for Haunted Mansion lovers. Check out the cute nail tutorial below that’s sure to bring out your “spooky” side.

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Will you join our 24-hour event at Magic Kingdom Park, Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park on May 23? If so, how will you show your “Disney Side”? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!

Join the conversation online with the hashtag #DisneySide.

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Show Your Disney Side: Cinderella Castle Nail Tutorial

posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As Tom Smith shared back in February, both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will play host to a 24-hour “Rock Your Disney Side Party” that will kick-off the summer season at Disney Parks. This year, guests are being encouraged to dress up to show their “Disney Side” for the event.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing different ways you can do just that. This week, here’s a cute suggestion for showing your “royal” side – with a Cinderella Castle nail tutorial.

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Will you join our 24-hour event at Magic Kingdom Park, Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park on May 23? If so, how will you show your “Disney Side”? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!

Join the conversation online with the hashtag #DisneySide.

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Exercise your ‘Disney Side’ with New Women’s Apparel at Disney Parks

posted on March 25th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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Breathe in. Breathe out. Now relax. One thing I’d like to try this year is yoga as I’ve heard it’s wonderfully relaxing. I’ve found several of my female friends are already enjoying the benefits of yoga. I have good news for them or for guests wanting to show their “Disney Side” during their next workout. The softlines team recently introduced some new workout attire that has a splash of Disney. I spoke with Donna Kozatek, senior graphic designer with Disney Design Group, about this new collection.

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“I designed by overall paisley pattern featuring Mickey Mouse,” explained Donna. “We wanted a fun collection with bright colors that guests could mix and match. If you look carefully, you will see Pluto included in some of the designs. He was suggested by my fellow artist Susan Foy as a nod to a famous yoga pose – downward facing dog [laughs].”

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There are a variety of new apparel items including shirts, pants and jackets. There is also a tote bag that contains a zipper along the bottom. When unzipped, it reveals straps to carry a rolled workout mat.

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I love the little details that Donna included on each of the items!

Look for these things and more in select merchandise locations at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. The photographs I included in this story are from World of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace in Florida. The World of Disney in California also carries select items.

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Have You Found Your ‘Wilderness Explorers’ Side?

posted on March 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you had a chance to check out the Wilderness Explorers challenge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom yet?

Inspired by the Wilderness Explorers club featured in the Disney•Pixar film “Up,” young Wilderness Explorers travel through the park to learn about the outdoors and earn Wilderness Explorer badge stickers along the way.

If you’re planning on embarking on a Wilderness Explorers challenge at the park soon, here’s how you can get some practice right at your very own home!

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New Men’s Apparel to Show Your ‘Disney Side’ Now Arriving for Spring 2014 at Disney Parks

posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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A few weeks ago, I gave a look at new spring 2014 apparel for women and girls at Disney Parks. Today, I’m turning the spotlight on new apparel for men who want to show their “Disney Side” this spring at Disney Parks. From fun graphic T-shirts to woven gingham shirts, I found several new items during a recent visit to World of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace in Florida.

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One of my favorite new programs this spring includes some great tropical imagery with Grumpy, Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. These shirts make me long to be on a beach on the coast of somewhere beautiful!

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You may also notice a new hat that has vintage character labels. They were designed by several Disney Design Group Artists and will also be included on new raglans. Tyler Dumas created the artwork for Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse, while Tim Whalen created the artwork for Grumpy. My favorite is the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit label, which was drawn by Dave Keefer.

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The softlines team also introduced some graphic-focused designs. The left image features four, all-over tapa print T-shirts which remind me of Adventureland, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (the Disneyland Resort also has versions of these too).

For the shirts on the right, the team added some colorful patterns to the classic standing Mickey Mouse silhouette.

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Finally, bright colors are the focus of new color block resort logo T-shirts.

These items will be released in select locations at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. You may also find select items on our Disney Parks online store. The best place to check first is the “New Arrivals” page on that website.

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Video: Making Of The 140-Disney-Character ‘Ultimate Tweet’

posted on February 28th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


You’ve probably seen our “Ultimate Tweet” of 140 Disney characters that officially announced an All-Night Disney Side Party in the parks to kick off summer. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends gathered at Magic Kingdom Park and formed the familiar shape of a hashtag. How’d we do it? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look.

During the “Rock Your Disney Side Party,” you’re also being invited to show your Disney Side by dressing as a favorite Disney hero or villain. The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park in California will be filled with Disney heroes and villains from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time.

140 Characters Formed a Hashtag at Magic Kingdom Park and Invite You and Your Family to “Rock Your Disney Side” During a 24-hour Party to Kick Off Summer.

Be sure to check our original Disney Parks Blog story and rockyourdisneyside.com for details on today’s Disney Side announcement.

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Tweet Your #DisneySide For a Chance to Win a Disney Parks Vacation

posted on February 28th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


If you’re sharing your “Disney Side” at this year’s Rock Your Disney Side: 24-Hour Party or in some other fun, creative way this summer, you have a chance to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort by simply tweeting about it using the hashtag #DisneySideSweepsEntry.

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Beginning today, February 28, 2014 through March 31, 2014, if you tweet how you’ll be showing your “Disney Side” during the summer and include #DisneySideSweepsEntry you’ll have an opportunity to win a coast-to-coast 7-day / 6-night Disney Parks vacation for four and attend our Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour event during Memorial Day Weekend. If you win, you’ll enjoy a back-to-back stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida followed by Disneyland Resort in California. The Grand Prize includes a $800 Disney Gift Card, two days with a VIP Tour Guide and theme park tickets.

For your entry to be valid, you must follow either @WaltDisneyWorld or @Disneyland on Twitter. Also, please limit one entry per person, per account, each day.

We just launched our first tweets on @WaltDisneyWorld and @Disneyland. We’ll notify the potential winner on or about April 4, 2014. Here’s a link to the sweepstakes rules. Please read them before you enter. Good luck.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S., D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who have reached the age of majority in their primary state or province of residence. Sweepstakes starts 12:00:01 AM (ET) on 2/28/14; ends 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 3/31/14. Click here for Official Rules.

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140-Disney-Character ‘Ultimate Tweet’ Announces All-Night Disney Side Party On Both Coasts

posted on February 28th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


On Friday, we shared a tweet that truly featured 140 characters to officially announce the latest Disney Parks bicoastal, All-Night Extravaganza on Memorial Day Weekend – the traditional start of the family travel season. Our “Rock Your Disney Side Party” will be a fun-filled 24-hour event at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
140 Characters Formed a Hashtag at Magic Kingdom Park and Invite You and Your Family to 'Rock Your Disney Side' During a 24-hour Party to Kick Off Summer

For the Ultimate Tweet, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends gathered at Magic Kingdom Park and formed the familiar shape of a hashtag. The 140 characters then invited you and your family to “Rock Your Disney Side” during a 24-hour party to kick off summer.

At this year’s All-Night Extravaganza, everyone is being invited to show their “Disney Side” by dressing as a favorite Disney hero or villain. The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park in California will be filled with Disney heroes and villains from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time.

The celebration on both coasts will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good-vs.-evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise and special food and beverage offerings.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog and rockyourdisneyside.com for more details and information as we get closer to the All-Night Extravaganza on May 23. And let us know who you’ll be dressing up as – hero or villain?

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Which Disney Hat Represents Your ‘Disney Side’?

posted on February 27th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Do you have a favorite pair of Mickey ears that you wear to show your “Disney Side” each time you visit the Disney Parks? Or do you grab a new pair for your collection during each trip? Check out the graphic below that can help you find the ideal pair for your next visit.

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What Do You Pack To Show Your ‘Disney Side’?

posted on February 18th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Everybody has a “Disney Side.” That’s the side that laughs bigger, screams louder and lives life to the fullest.

When you’re preparing for a Disney vacation, what do you pack to show your “Disney Side”? Matching Disney T-shirts for everyone in the family? His and her Mickey ear hats?

Check out Gary Buchanan’s latest video to see how he teams with American Tourister to show his “Disney Side” at our parks.

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