Well, if you just can’t wait to purchase tickets for your favorite Magic Kingdom Park special event, today is your lucky day.
This year, we’re planning a thrilling new show for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Some of your favorite Disney villains, along with a few new friends, are getting ready to cast a spell on you at the Castle Forecourt Stage. We’ll have more details for you soon about this wickedly delightful addition to the Halloween festivities at Magic Kingdom Park.
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Tickets for all three events are on sale starting today. You’ll want to buy your tickets as early as possible because dates sell out.
Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party include:
September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; October 1 – Advance: $68 (plus tax) for adults; $63 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
October 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; November 1 – Advance: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
October 9, 16, 23, 29 – $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
Halloween – $87 (plus tax) for adults; $82 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party include:
November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19; December 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 – Advance: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
November 20, 29; December 4, 11, 17 – $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
December 18 – $82 (plus tax) for adults; $77 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
Single-day ticket prices for Disney’s Night of Joy (September 11-12) are $65 (plus tax) in advance and $80 (plus tax) on the day of the event (if available). A two night ticket also is available for $115 (plus tax) in advance of the event. Group tickets are also available by calling 877-NITE-JOY (1-877-648-3569).
To order tickets or find out more information on any of our Magic Kingdom Park special events, guests can check out Disneyworld.com, call 407-W-DISNEY or contact their travel agent.
Davis, who is from Philadelphia, showed her Disney Side by wearing Mickey ears and a Mickey Mouse shirt. After the parade, Davis spent some time with some little girls near Cinderella Castle, showing them how to hold and throw a baseball. She even played a little baseball with them before taking off to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the parks with her family.
The visit to Walt Disney World Resort continues what has been quite a ride for Davis since last summer when the Little League slugger became the first girl to win a game as a pitcher during the Little League World Series. Afterwards, she met President Obama, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and in a documentary directed by Spike Lee, published a book and has her jersey in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
More recently, Disney Channel announced it plans to make a made-for-TV movie about her life entitled “Throw Like Mo.’’ But Monday, Davis wasn’t focused on any of that. She was just thrilled about hanging out with Mickey Mouse.
April is Florida Tomato Month, a fact that makes our neighbors to the North just a little covetous – as they are getting ready to plant for summer, we’re already harvesting beautiful, juicy Florida tomatoes. So if it’s early for you, stash this recipe ‘til summertime and re-create a divine taste of this California Grill salad that showcases heirloom tomatoes with a snappy vinaigrette and a rich dollop of ricotta cheese.
Chef Brian Piasecki says his restaurant high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort will just have the Florida tomato salad on the menu for a few more weeks. “Later in the season, we get our heirlooms from Ohio,” says Chef Brian. In peak tomato season California Grill serves up to 200 pounds of tomatoes a week – on everything from tomato flatbreads to risotto, salads and other seasonal dishes.
For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Shisito Pepper Vinaigrette Serves 4
Shisito Pepper Vinaigrette
1 cup shisito peppers, stems removed and seeded
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh shallots, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Heirloom Tomato Salad
4 medium heirloom tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
1 pint small heirloom tomatoes cut in half
8 slices sourdough bread, toasted and cut into circles with a round cutter
1/4 cup shaved red onion (about a 1/4 of a small red onion)
1/2 cup arugula
3/4 cup shisito pepper vinaigrette
1/2 cup ricotta cheese, divided
12 small basil leaves
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For shisito pepper vinaigrette:
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add peppers and stir until skins are blistered.
Combine blistered peppers, garlic, vinegar, and lemon juice in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
Slowly drizzle in olive oil until dressing is thick. Add Tabasco, pulsing to combine.
Transfer to medium bowl and stir in herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For heirloom tomato salad:
Layer 4 tomato slices and 2 bread rounds on each of 4 plates.
Combine halved tomatoes, red onion, arugula, and shisito vinaigrette in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss well to coat.
Divide mixture evenly among plates.
Dollop 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese on top of each salad; top with basil leaves.
Cook’s Note: Shisito peppers are small Japanese peppers that are slightly sweet and mildly spicy. You may substitute poblano peppers for a similar flavor.
In honor of today’s holiday, we thought we’d share a look back at one of Magic Kingdom Park’s Easter parades. This procession, which took place multiple years in the 1980s, featured Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny and friends strolling right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.
Check out Donald riding high in the giant Easter basket behind them. Is that an enormous chocolate bunny he’s standing next to? My favorite!
It has been a lot of fun working on these “Moon over Walt Disney World” images over the years. Photographing a Super Moon or Blood Moon event presents a unique set of challenges. Here are some behind-the-scenes tips on how we shoot an event like this.
Time of the eclipse – If the eclipse is happening well after moonrise or well before moonset, it is usually too overhead to include any Disney subject matter. The best photos come when the moon is close to the horizon within an hour of sunrise or sunset so the sky is not too dark.
Camera location – It is rare that the moon and a perfect camera location all line up. The preference is to have a steady camera location on the ground or on a rooftop. Most times, I need to have a bucket truck to get into the perfect spot or just get around an obstruction.
Weather conditions – Clouds and fog always add another element of uncertainty. I like to think Walt helps me manage this!
The first step I use to plan one of these photos is to use specific photo apps that tell me precisely where the moon will be at a specific time. One of my favorite apps works with Google Maps, so I get a very specific map of possible locations.
For today’s blood moon, everything lined up perfectly at the new Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, other than a very tall stand of trees near the Ticket & Transportation Center. A quick call over to the Disney Arborists and my bucket truck operator, Carlos Lopez, and I was set for a 5 a.m. start this morning. Having the bucket truck allows me to get an elevated view (and work around trees, light poles, etc), but it also creates challenges because the bucket can cause a lot of camera movement when you are shooting at long exposure times. We usually have to move the truck a few times to get into the perfect spot. I prefer to shoot moonset because the Florida weather is a bit more predictable in the morning. The moon began to enter Earth’s shadow at 6:15 a.m. Moonset was at 7:13 a.m. The moon wasn’t in total eclipse until 7:58 a.m., well after the moon had dropped below the horizon. That is why you only see it partially shadowed in this photo. It was a very clear morning, but the moon became obscured by ground fog moments after this photo was taken.
We’ve been sharing moments big and small from Disney Parks for more than five years, and I love to look back at some of those moments and share them with you. When I dug back to five years ago this month, I was happy to find two photos that have become unforgettable for me … Space Shuttle Discovery flying over Cinderella Castle and two of our baby goats born here at Disneyland park. (Those tiny little legs!) Take a look …
We have shared some videos of some of our littlest guests remembering their experiences at Walt Disney World Resort and it is fun to see what sticks out in their minds, from the color of the fireworks, to outscoring mom on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. While each child has their own unique memories from their visit, they all seem to recall quite a bit of detail in their own way.
Now we are offering your little ones the chance to share their favorite Walt Disney World Resort memories for the chance to win the Ultimate Princess and Pirate vacation! From now through April 30, parents can submit a video online on Instagram or Vine (through Twitter) with the hashtag #KidsRememberContest for a chance to win. So grab your preschooler, get out your camera and be creative! Check out KidsRememberContest.com for inspiration, details and official rules.
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