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Get Set to Watch Disney Parks Nighttime Entertainment – Live!

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


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The Coolest Summer Ever live stream has concluded.

The sun is setting here at Magic Kingdom Park which only means the fun is heating up! We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you some very special opportunities tonight – the ability to enjoy our park’s amazing nighttime entertainment live from your desktop or mobile devices.

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Get ready for tonight’s line up:

To peek in on the fun, visit this link and adjust your speakers. And be sure to tell us – where are you watching from?

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Photo Gallery: 12 Hours of Fun, Food at Magic Kingdom Park

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


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The Coolest Summer Ever live stream has concluded.

We’ve officially reached our midpoint of the Coolest Summer Ever 24-hour kickoff event. So far we’ve seen a ton of guests showing off their #DisneySide in some pretty amazing costumes, tagged along while Nate snacked his way through the park (he’s finally finished, by the way), and Steven is continuing his mountain challenge at the park. We also hosted a Disney Parks Blog reader event that included breakfast at Cosmic Ray’s and a screening of “Tomorrowland.”

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Check out the video and photo gallery above for a look some of the best costumes we’ve seen so far during the event. (Thanks to David Roark and Matt Stroshane for the awesome shots!)

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Disney Channel stars also stopped by to join in on the fun.

Be sure to keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog tonight. Our live streams are still going strong and we can’t wait to share tonight’s entertainment with you – live!

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Cheers to Me! It’s Dinnertime at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


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Lots of guests visit one of our amazing restaurants at dinnertime when visiting a Disney Park, but there are lots of quick options to enjoy too. I decided to head over to Gaston’s Tavern for dinner.
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If there is one thing I like even more than a good turkey leg, it’s the pork shank. It’s seriously delicious. And I wasn’t leaving there without the help of a Lafou’s Brew to wash it down. (I told you I was all-in today!)

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You might think I was done eating for the day, but you’d be wrong. The pièce de résistance for my Coolest Summer Ever food marathon is diving into the Kitchen Sink sundae from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.

I wasn’t playing when I said ice cream was my favorite food. There is always room for ice cream. Always.

Thanks for reading along all day as I toured my taste buds around Magic Kingdom Park. I hope you enjoyed it as much as my stomach did.

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‘Frozen’ Fun is in Store Tonight at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


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The Coolest Summer Ever live stream has concluded.

We’re almost halfway through our “Coolest Summer Ever” kickoff event at Magic Kingdom Park, and there’s still a ton of cool stuff yet to come!

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Just before each of tonight’s performances of the Main Street Electrical Parade (scheduled for 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.), your “Frozen” friends will be making special appearances along the parade route. Look for Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf gliding by on a beautiful, ice crystal castle float. And if seeing them makes you want to belt out a chorus of “Let It Go” or “Love Is an Open Door,” you’re in luck! We’re holding sing-along screenings of “Frozen” at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland from midnight to 4 a.m.

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Don’t forget about “Wishes” fireworks at 9 p.m. or “Celebrate the Magic,” transforming Cinderella Castle at 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., and starting at 2 a.m. you can dance the night away with your Disney pals at dance parties in Frontierland and the Central Plaza. It’s going to be a great night!

You can watch all the fun on our live stream by clicking here.

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PHOTOS: ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


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The Coolest Summer Ever live stream has concluded.

Are you ready for one of the coolest parades ever seen at Magic Kingdom Park? It’s nearly time for all the beauty and majesty of the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” starting at 3 p.m. What are you most looking forward to seeing? From the joyous musical score and the spectacularly colorful costumes to those impressive floats and a fire-breathing dragon, the entire procession is a sight to behold!

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If you aren’t able to join us to experience the parade in person, be sure to follow along on the live stream. And you’ll be pleased to hear that this year, the live stream will bring you all the wonderful music and sound of the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.”

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It’s Lunchtime at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


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It’s lunchtime and I have a hankerin’ for a turkey leg. Don’t mind if I do! I even traveled to Frontierland just so I could snap a shot with my turkey leg while wearing a coonskin cap. It seemed so apropos.

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When I eat a meal, I often find myself craving something sweet (especially while visiting a Disney Park). This delicious churro sure did do the trick. Afterwards, I burned off some of those churro calories taking a tour of the Swiss Family Treehouse. So. Many. Stairs.

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I needed a beverage to go with my turkey leg and churro. So I stopped and got a Diet Coke in one of these awesome Orange Bird sippers from the Sunshine Tree Terrace. (I even took a breather after those Treehouse stairs to enjoy it.) Everything tastes better, I swear, when you’re sipping it from inside of one of these awesome beverage vessels!

I’ll be back again soon with some more snackin’ fun.

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Challenge Accepted – Conquering the Mountains of Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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A few weeks ago, my fellow author Jennifer Fickley-Baker shared some ideas for spending 24-hours at Magic Kingdom Park. I was inspired by her article to do a couple of challenges today while kicking off the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.

For my first challenge, I’ll be riding the four attractions with mountains, which include Space Mountain (my favorite), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. I’ll share some additional photos after the challenge is completed. Wish me luck!

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Special Menu Items Available at The Lunching Pad at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


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Are you having fun kicking off the Coolest Summer Ever at Magic Kingdom Park? Why not take a break to refuel at The Lunching Pad. What’s on the menu? A specialty hot dog topped with pulled pork and slaw, refreshing watermelon lemonade and a crisped rice treat adorably shaped like a flip-flop.

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Enjoying 24 Hours of Snacks at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


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When they asked me to spend the day snacking my way around Magic Kingdom Park to kick off the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World Resort, I was honored. It is not every day you find yourself getting paid to eat delicious treats. I kicked off my morning with a trip to Starbucks on Main Street, U.S.A.

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I love starting my day with a Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte. Not only does it give me a morning boost, it’s delicious. Plus, it is super awesome that I can visit a Starbucks inside a Disney Park! After enjoying my coffee, I needed a snack to keep my energy going.

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As you may recall, I love food shaped like a character. And ‘oh boy’ did this Mickey Pretzel hit the spot. I enjoyed it as I relaxed on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and took a tour of Tomorrowland. Afterwards, I decided to quench my thirst.

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This blue slush from Storybook Circus not only was delicious, but turned my tongue a nice shade of blue. I took it all in as I cooled off near the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station.

I’ll be back soon enough with some lunchtime food fun. Stay tuned!

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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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