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Disney Parks Blog ‘Tomorrowland’ Event Kicks Off at Magic Kingdom Park

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


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We just kicked off our celebration of the “Coolest Summer Ever” with a special event for 500 of our readers in Tomorrowland here at Magic Kingdom Park. Right now, our guests are showing their #DisneySide and enjoying photo ops. Here’s a sneak peek inside:

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Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog – we’ll be sure to share more photos later!

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Enter the Coolest Summer Disney Side Contest for a Chance to Win a Sleepover in the Cinderella Castle Suite!

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles Stovall, Public Relations Manager


Have you ever wondered what it’s like INSIDE the Cinderella Castle Suite?

Well – take it from me – it’s fabulous.

But wait! You don’t just have to take it from me.

Starting today – in conjunction with the 24 Hour Event and the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World Resort – you can enter for a chance to win a Walt Disney World Resort package including a night’s stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite – the ultimate Summer sleepover!

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We want you to Show Your Disney Side, by creating your MOST ORIGINAL and CREATIVE Walt Disney World Resort-inspired summer wear or summer treat. Is it an Expedition Everest Attraction Yeti ice cream sundae? A “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade“-inspired Raven costume? Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Attraction Toast?

I don’t know, but the more creative the tie to your favorite Walt Disney World Resort attraction or story the better.

So How Do I Enter?
Once you’ve gotten your masterpiece just right, take a photo of it and upload it to the Twitter or Instagram platforms using #DisneySummerContest

We will pick one grand, one first and one second winning entry on Twitter and one grand, one first and one second winning entry on Instagram. That’s SIX chances to win altogether.

  • The Grand prize winning entry for each social media platform will win a five-day, four-night Walt Disney World Resort vacation with flights, accommodation and more, plus the ultimate slumber party – a one-night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom Park! And a special Frozen Summer Fun VIP experience.
  • The First prize winning entry for each social media platform will win a five-day, four-night Walt Disney World Resort vacation with flights, accommodation and more, plus the ultimate slumber party – a one-night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom Park!
  • The Second prize winning entry for each social media platform will win a Coolest Summer Ever gift basket.

You can enter through June 14, 2015. Don’t forget to include #DisneySummerContest in your post.

We can’t wait to see your creations.

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#DisneySide Sports Style: Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

posted on May 20th, 2015 by Aubrey Hang, Sports Marketing Community Manager, runDisney


With the Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout presented by Danimals coming up at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex athletes have the opportunity to show their #DisneySide during competition.

This Minnie Mouse hair bow is a great look for on the field and celebrating off as well!

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One of the best things about playing at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the fact that it is located right in the middle of Walt Disney World Resort. Athletes can walk off the field and celebrate in their favorite theme park.

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Keep ‘Cool’ and Show Your #DisneySide at the 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration at Disney Parks

posted on May 18th, 2015 by Aubrey Hang, Sports Marketing Community Manager, runDisney


The 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration is the exciting start to the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort and launches the Diamond Celebration at Disneyland Resort. This event is a 24-hour party within the theme parks – from coast to coast!

There will be guests showing their #DisneySide in their favorite costumes and Disney-inspired outfits. I wanted to share a few ways to show your sporty #DisneySide at the 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration, as well as some tips from our friends at New Balance to keep comfortable if you plan on staying on your feet the majority of the day.

Here are some outfits I pieced together that will be comfortable, stylish and show your #DisneySide from the Disney Store, New Balance and Champion.

Adult:

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Children:

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New Balance Tips for the 24-Hour Event

Possible Rain or Sweat?
Don’t worry! Stuff your kicks with some newspaper heel to toe, let them sit overnight to absorb moisture. Don’t put your shoes in the dryer; it’ll hurt the materials!

Wiggle Room
You’re used to a size 8 in those heels? Bump it up about a half size from your street shoe to your running shoes. It’s a good thing to have some wiggle room in the front of your shoes for your toes to splay. Minor foot swelling is also common when we spend long days walking or running on our feet, so make sure to have at least a thumbs nail length of toe room for those little piggies.

Lace with Attention
Be careful how you lace up your shoes. It’s great to lock in the heel, but don’t put too much pressure on that instep. Your feet will thank us come dinnertime.

Legs Up the Wall
Long day on your legs? Lie flat on the ground with your legs at a 90-degree angle up the wall or on the back of a couch. This very common yoga position is thought to increase blood flow to the heart. Give circulation a refresh in those stems and get back out there.

Type of Ride
Just like attractions can differ, so too do the rides of a shoe! Make sure you’re happy with the ride you select for the entire day – sandals may be too thin. If you have a few pairs of sneakers to choose from, try out the level of cushioning to ensure it’s plush enough or light enough to carry you through this adventure!

What are you planning on wearing to show your #DisneySide at the 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration?

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#DisneySide Doodles: Baymax & Hiro on Main Street, U.S.A.

posted on May 18th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week, we’re launching our #DisneySide Doodles artist series which features original artwork that depicts how different Disney characters may show their “Disney Side” while visiting a Disney theme park. This week’s contribution is from artist Ty Amato of Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group.

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In creating this illustration of Hiro and Baymax from “Big Hero 6,” Ty depicted a playful Baymax interacting with the balloons you’d find on Main Street, U.S.A. at a Disney Park.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below!

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‘Coolest Summer Ever’ Commemorative Shirt Coming to Magic Kingdom Park for 24-Hour Party

posted on May 16th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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I can’t wait to kick-off the “Coolest Summer Ever” in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort! This 24-hour party starts 6 a.m. Friday, May 22, and runs until 6 a.m. Saturday, May 23. I already have a “hip” costume to “Snow My Disney Side” during the event. For guests who want to stay cool during the party, we are releasing a commemorative T-shirt featuring the host of the party, Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen.”

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This year’s shirt will contain ink that changes color when exposed to sunlight.

The shirt will be found in Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park. We will also offer it online from May 22-31 at DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents.

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In addition to the shirt, guests will find a festive cupcake found in the following locations:

Please share your photos and join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter by using #Disney24 and #CoolestSummer.

I hope to see you at the party!

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Kicking Off the ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ with 24-Hours of Entertainment at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 14th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


Next week, Magic Kingdom Park is going to stay open from 6 a.m. Friday, May 22, to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 23, to celebrate the beginning of the “Coolest Summer Ever!” And everyone’s favorite snowman Olaf is inviting you to “Snow Your Disney Side” with a whole day (and night) full of magic.

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In addition to all your usual favorite characters and shows at the park, our Creative Entertainment team is also pulling together a full roster of amazing, unique entertainment experiences that will definitely make this day one of the coolest ever!

  • The extravaganza kicks off with some very special appearances in the Welcome Show as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf join the rest of the gang welcoming everyone into the park.
  • A Flag Raising ceremony will be held at dawn in Town Square, featuring the Reedy Creek Honor Guard.
  • Some of your favorite stars from Disney Channel will be joining us as Grand Marshals for the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at 3 p.m.
  • Over in Tomorrowland, Disney Channel Club Chill takes over Rockettower Plaza Stage from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with DJ Frost leading a dance party with music videos from Disney Channel stars and sneak peeks of upcoming Disney Channel Original Movies “Teen Beach 2” and “Descendants.”
  • Once things cool down in Tomorrowland, Rockettower Plaza switches gears for sing-along screenings of Disney’s “Frozen” from midnight – 4 a.m.
  • There’s even more “Frozen” fun in store, when Olaf, Kristoff, Anna and Elsa put Magic Kingdom Park “on ice” with pre-parade appearances just ahead of the 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. performances of the Main Street Electrical Parade.
  • Looking to dance the night away? You can join some of your Disney pals – all dressed in their PJs – at one of two late-night dance parties. Kick up your heels at the Frontierland Dance Party, near Country Bear Jamboree, from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. At Cinderella Castle, Disney’s “Up All Night” Dance Party keeps things hopping from 2:00 a.m. – 5:45 a.m. with awesome DJ, stiltwalkers and lots of fun party people!
  • As that 24th hour comes to a close, make your way to Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A., for a special finale moment with Mickey and the gang that you won’t want to miss.

Be sure to check back here throughout the day on Friday, May 22, as Disney Parks Blog brings you all the action, live from the “Coolest Summer Ever!” Will you be joining us? What part of the event sounds the coolest to you? Let us know in the comments.

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#DisneySide Sports Style: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort

posted on May 12th, 2015 by Aubrey Hang, Sports Marketing Community Manager, runDisney


In my last Disney Sports Style post, I shared some fairy-inspired looks for Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry at the Disneyland Resort.

Fellow Disney Parks Blog author, Erin Glover, myself and our friend and cast member Katie had a blast testing these looks in front of Pixie Hollow!

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Erin showed her #DisneySide with the new Fresh Foam Boracay Tinker Bell shoes from New Balance.

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All of the outfits perfectly captured the personalities of the fun-loving fairies thanks to Leslie Kay of DisneyBound.

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I ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in my Fawn DisneyBound look from Champion and New Balance. The clothes were great for the run and I especially loved the design on the Champion Women’s Sport Short 4. Katie agreed that the shorts were not only stylish but comfortable as well.

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Guests showed their fairy-inspired #DisneySide all weekend. Here are a few of my favorite looks from Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend!

For more information on how you can join in on the runDisney fun, visit runDisney.com!

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Show Your Fairy #DisneySide During Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 4th, 2015 by Aubrey Hang, Sports Marketing Community Manager, runDisney


“All it takes is faith and trust. Oh! And something I forgot. Dust! Yep, just a little bit of Pixie Dust.” – Peter Pan

Get your fairy wings ready for Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry and show your Disney Side with these fairy-inspired looks.

New Balance’s newest addition to their Limited Edition runDisney Collection is the Fresh Foam Boracay inspired by Tinker Bell shoe. Be one of the first to fly away with your own pair at the runDisney Health & Expo.

To go along with the new Tink-inspired kicks, check out these fairy looks from Leslie Kay of DisneyBound to help fly you to the finish line at during your race.

First is the star of the weekend – sweet and sassy Tinker Bell’s look showcases her own personalized shoes with wings and different shades of green to fit her fun charisma.

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Fawn is an Animal Talent fairy, which is why the sunny color palette from Champion helps bring out her loving personality.

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And finally, Garden Fairy Rosetta can embrace exactly who she is in her pink color palette.

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Good luck to all participants during Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. In my next post, I will share some of my favorite fairy-inspired outfits from the weekend as well as bring these looks to life at Disneyland Resort!

Share your outfits with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TinkHalf!

Check out NBvirtualqueue.com to find out how to get your Fresh Foam Boracay inspired by Tinker Bell.

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‘Show Your Disney Side Week’ on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

posted on April 27th, 2015 by Tony Shepherd, Producer, Broadcast Marketing


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A few weeks ago, I dropped a not-so-subtle hint here on the Disney Parks Blog that there might be more Disney fun coming on “Wheel of Fortune” this season. Well, the wait is over: “Show Your Disney Side” Week starts tonight on “Wheel of Fortune!”

For this special week of shows, we wanted to bring our Disney Side to their Studio. So, we brought them a truckload of pixie dust – and, I literally mean a truckload – to help deliver the magic!

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Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy are there to share in all the excitement, as well. They had a terrific time with Pat Sajak and Vanna White, as well as meeting the Studio audience. (But … here’s the honest truth. It was part of my job to keep an eye on those guys, and when I wasn’t looking, a few “unplanned events” MAY have occurred. Which MAY have been captured on camera. And you MAY see in the shows. Ooops.)

Here’s another first for Disney and “Wheel”: an entire episode dedicated to our Happily Ever After Side. More about that from my friend Michelle Smits at Disney’s Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons on the Ever After Blog later in the week – but make sure you don’t miss Thursday night’s show!

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Because I know you love it when we can “lift the curtain” and give you a behind-the-scenes look at productions, we’re thrilled to offer up an all access pass! Check out this fantastic video for a look at how we moved attraction vehicles from Disneyland Resort, up the Santa Ana Freeway, to Culver City – I wish you could have seen the look on motorist’s faces as Dumbo went “flying” by! You’ll see the Characters “working” here, too. And … you’ll even get to discover what Pat and Vanna’s Disney Side is!

The shows feature fantastic vacation prizes to both the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort – a pretty good reminder that it’s time for you to be thinking about planning your next vacation to show your Disney Side, right?

And there’s even a chance for you to win a magical Grand Adventure to enjoy with your entire family at the Walt Disney World Resort, just for watching. (Details on that are here.)

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Tune in all week starting tonight! Check your local listings for details. And … buy a vowel!

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