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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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Where to Find Special ‘Frozen’-Themed Treats at Magic Kingdom Park Today

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


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Some of our favorite food and beverage offerings have turned blue today – like the cotton candy and lemonade – to help us kick off the “Coolest Summer Ever.” Don’t forget to try the specialty cupcake, topped with blue buttercream and the 24-Hour Kickoff to Summer logo, available at Main Street Bakery and Gaston’s Tavern. Guests love the Olaf-shaped sipper, too!

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What treats are you looking forward to trying today?

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Magic Kingdom Park Kicks off The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ & 24 Hours of Fun

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


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The Coolest Summer Ever live stream has concluded.

Our “Coolest Summer Ever” at Disney Parks just kicked off moments ago here at Magic Kingdom Park.

Magic Kingdom Park Kicks of The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ & 24 Hours of Fun

Thousands of guests were ready and waiting to celebrate with 24 hours of theme park fun, arriving at the park entrance before sunrise. They were treated with a special welcome by the Mayor of Main Street, U.S.A., and Disney characters dressed in their pajamas.

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Our team couldn’t be more excited to share the highlights of the day with you, plus the fun we aim to have in the park today. Disney Parks Blog author Nate Rasmussen is ready to taste as many park treats as he can in 24 hours, while Steven Miller is taking on the challenge of riding all four Disney “mountains” today. And very shortly, our entire team will celebrate today’s release of “Tomorrowland” with 500 Disney Parks Blog readers.

Don’t forget that you can watch all the fun at both Magic Kingdom Park or the entire 24-hours via our live stream here.

If you were spending 24 hours at Magic Kingdom Park, which attraction would you head to first? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Watch the Coolest Summer Ever – Live on the Disney Parks Blog

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Robert Hitchcock, PR Manager/Content Producer, runDisney


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The Coolest Summer Ever live stream has concluded.

Good morning from Walt Disney World! Are you ready for the Coolest Summer Ever?

Well here at Walt Disney World we are just minutes away from kicking off the fun. This year, you can catch the sights and sounds “live” from your computer or mobile device on our live stream from the Train Station on Main Street, U.S.A. We’ll be streaming from Magic Kingdom Park for a full 24 hours.

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Highlights you don’t want to miss are performances of the daytime parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at 3 p.m., and our nighttime entertainment lineup of the “Celebrate the Magic” castle show at 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m., “Wishes” fireworks at 9 p.m. and the Main Street Electrical Parade at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Click here to access our full-screen version now!

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Summer Returns to Disney Parks with 24-Hour Kick-Off Parties

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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On May 22, we’re celebrating for a full 24 hours at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. We’re beginning the party in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World with the kick off of the “Coolest Summer Ever” before continuing with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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For the next 24-hours, our team of Disney Parks Blog authors will be sharing photos, videos and stories from both coasts. Keep refreshing this Disney Parks Blog page for updates or click here for all the #Disney24 posts.

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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! CSEC5974941 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. For official rules, check out http://coolestdisneysummer.com/

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First Look: Cinderella Castle Adds Regal Turrets at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Throughout the year, we’ve been bringing you updates on the enhancements that are being made in the Central Plaza area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle, which include new pathways, gardens, and fireworks viewing areas.

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Today we’re happy to share a first look at another milestone for the area – the addition of new turrets that flank Cinderella Castle. The turrets extend the castle’s royal look across the new expanded area.

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

For more about the updates to Magic Kingdom Park, visit the posts below:

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park?

posted on May 20th, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


I can’t wait to see the new film “Tomorrowland” which hits theaters this Friday! In celebration of the film — and the theme park land that inspired it — this week’s quiz is all about Tomorrowland. Check and see how well you know its attractions in the quiz below.

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When did Space Mountain open in Tomorrowland?
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Who is your friendly guide through Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress?
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Who is Mr. Tom Morrow asked to contact in the announcement heard on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover?
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Which of the following is NOT a featured monster comic at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor attraction?
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Which backdrop do you travel though when experiencing the Tomorrowland Speedway?
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