Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Disney Parks Blog team!
posted on March 17th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on March 16th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
Who’s seen Disney’s “Cinderella,” now in theaters? If you haven’t yet, move it to the top of your list! My fellow Disney Parks Blog author, Steven Miller, recently shared some of the exciting new “Cinderella” merchandise headed your way, but i have a special treat for you … actually I have two!
Debuting this month at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort is a Cinderella Coach inspired apple. It’s safe to say that candy makers got a little ‘carried away’ with this concoction. The apple has been dipped in caramel as well as edible shimmering white chocolate and comes complete with carriage-looking wheels. What are they made of? I guess you’ll have to try one to see!
Another fun way to celebrate the film’s release is with our Cinderella Coach krispy treat, sure to be a fan favorite for any movie-goer.
Here’s a list of locations where you can find them!
- Candy Palace, Disneyland park
- Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure park
- Marceline’s Confectionery, Downtown Disney District
Walt Disney World Resort
- Main Street Confectionery, Magic Kingdom Park
- Big Top, Magic Kingdom Park
- Goofy’s Candy Kitchen, Downtown Disney Marketplace
- Candy Cauldron, Downtown Disney Marketplace
- Sweet Spells, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
These special treats are only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out!
Will you try both?
New Breakfast Starts March 20 at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort
posted on March 16th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
The fast casual breakfast menu has a decidedly French touch; each meal begins with a pastry basket for sharing. Your entrée options include assorted cured meat and cheese served with marmalade, fresh fruit and a toasted baguette. You can also enjoy eggs Florentine served in a puff pastry shell with country ham and roasted plum tomatoes. Even the open-face bacon-and-poached-egg sandwich has Brie.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, choose the scrambled egg whites with roasted tomatoes, multigrain croissant and fresh fruit. Or go with a vegetable quiche with mushroom, zucchini, bell pepper, onion and chive, served with seasonal fruit. The prix fixe menu will also include a selection of self-service beverages.
But the decadent start to the day is the Croissant Doughnut: a fried doughnut topped with banana caramel sauce, chocolate ganache and whipped cream. (True vacation indulgence!)
The kids’ menu includes brioche French toast with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs with Applewood bacon and fresh fruit, fruit crepes with yogurt and fresh fruit with a berry foam, cereal and oatmeal.
Guests can make reservations beginning March 17 for dates March 20 through June 18, 2015 via DisneyWorld.com/dine, the My Disney Experience app, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Advance reservations are encouraged. Disney Dining Plan will be accepted.
posted on March 16th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Isn’t this a wonderful shot of the splashdown area at the base of Chick-A-Pin Hill? Makes me want to get out and visit Frontierland again – ASAP! Enjoy your day.
See the posts below for more morning views from around Disney Parks:
posted on March 16th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
A few weeks ago, we shared a “Caption This” of Ear Force One (accompanied by Zippity Doo Duck Donald) for you to caption. This week, we’re sharing a shot of the Ear Force One balloon taken in 1986, just as it peered over the Monorail beam at the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park.
What do you think the guests in the area thought when they saw a Mickey this size watching over them. You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” image!
#DisneyKids: Young Girl Overcomes Shyness with Amazing Disney Side Costumes at Walt Disney World Resort
posted on March 13th, 2015 by Jamie Langdon, Social Media Manager
Throughout our #DisneyKids series, we have showcased not only how much there is for preschoolers to do at Walt Disney World Resort, but also how much they love and remember their adventures in the parks.
We recently learned about one of our park guests, a little girl named Lane whose mother Jennifer creates elaborate Disney Parks-themed costumes as a way to help Lane overcome her shyness. As you can see in this video, three-year-old Lane absolutely beams when her handmade dresses help to connect her to her favorite characters and cast members at Magic Kingdom Park.
This family is undoubtedly creating lasting memories together, and we are so happy to be a part of their story. Do you and your little ones have unique memories from a Walt Disney World Visit?
posted on March 12th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
Never fear, the Dole Whip is still here. Starting March 12, the menus and names of Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace are swapping – Aloha Isle (same menu) will shift to Sunshine Tree Terrace behind The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, while Sunshine Tree Terrace goes to the Aloha Isle spot across from Swiss Family Treehouse. Aloha Isle still has the Dole Whip Float, Dole Whip Cup and Dole Whip Twist Cup. (And the fresh-cut pineapple!) And Sunshine Tree Terrace will keep its Citrus Swirl, soft-serve vanilla ice cream, piña colada slush and other drinks. Fans of the Orange Bird don’t need to worry – he will be settling into his new home in a few weeks.
Turkey leg fans need to know their favorite snack is leaving Frontierland and Liberty Square – but look for the legs in Tomorrowland at the Cool Ship starting on March 25.
posted on March 12th, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center
It’s March. Feels like a great month to share a photograph of one of the best marching bands to march in Florida (see what I did there?) – The World Band! (Seen here with the Kids of the Kingdom.) Here they are marching down Main Street, U.S.A. in January 1983 with Bandleader Mickey leading the way.
Who do you look forward to seeing perform when you visit Magic Kingdom Park? Tell us in the comments section below.
posted on March 11th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager
Disney’s “Cinderella” arrives in theaters on March 13. I really enjoyed seeing the film during the recent Disney Parks Blog Cinderella Royal Celebration at Downtown Disney West Side. After the screening, I visited Magic Kingdom Park where I found some new products inspired by the live-action film.
Disney Theme Park Merchandise is offering a small assortment of “Cinderella”-themed items. Some of the items such as drinkware and dolls are also found at the Disney Store. The open edition pin was created especially for Disney Parks.
Guests will find a hardcover book written by Brittney Candau with illustrations by Cory Godbey. The book also includes a Disney e-book for those with digital devices.
To round out the assortment, we have created some girls’ T-shirts with artwork inspired by the film.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations at Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom Park in Florida will carry a beautifully romantic Cinderella dress inspired by a dress worn in the live action film. Please note the dress will be available while supplies last at Disney Parks. Guests can also find this dress online.
Finally, new ALEX AND ANI pieces are coming to Disney Parks in March. While these items were not specifically created for the live-action film, I think they complement the “Cinderella” assortment perfectly.
The “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” bangle will be released on March 13. This bangle will be offered in Shiny Silver and Yellow Gold finishes and is part of the “Words are Powerful” collection. My fellow author, Michelle Harker, will have another look at items from this collection in the coming weeks.
The Cinderella Carriage wrap and the Dream wrap will be offered in a Rafaelian Silver finish and released on March 30.
You can find select Cinderella items online at http://www.DisneyStore.com/Cinderella.
Giant Sand Castle in the Snow Announces 24-Hour Party, ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ at Walt Disney World Resort
posted on March 11th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
As you may have seen on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” we shared some true Disney magic in winter-weary Boston by creating a warm summer scene, inspired by Olaf’s “In Summer” dream, to officially announce that the “Coolest Summer Ever” is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort. And it all begins with a Disney Parks Blog reader favorite – a 24-hour event at Magic Kingdom Park – during Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer.
Olaf, who is the official host of our “Coolest Summer Ever,” surprised Bostonians near historic Faneuil Hall with a 20-foot wide beach that included a Cinderella Castle made of sand, beach chairs, beach balls and other reminders of summer fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Check out how it all came together in the video below.
We’re kicking off the summer with an all-night party at the Walt Disney World Resort. Magic Kingdom Park will be open to guests for 24 hours of nonstop fun from 6 a.m.-6 a.m. May 22-23. Guests are invited to dress to show their Disney Side while a selection of favorite attractions, entertainment, merchandise, food and beverages will be on tap all night long to celebrate the start of the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.
For the “Coolest Summer Ever,” we’re already planning experiences you won’t want to miss. Here’s an early look at some of the highlights:
- Frozen Fun – “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE will bring Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf with citizens of Arendelle appearing daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 17-Sept. 7.
- Cool Thrill Rides – Guests will find thrills from mild to wild to out of this world in all four Walt Disney World parks. Choose from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train plus Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park; Test Track and Soarin’ at Epcot; Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Star Wars Weekends – Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios find stars from another galaxy during Star Wars Weekends May 15 – June 14.
- New Restaurants and Shopping – Throughout the summer, new waterfront dining and boutique shops flow into the Downtown Disney shopping/dining/entertainment district as its transformation into Disney Springs continues.
- Epcot Entertainment – New entertainment acts will appear throughout Epcot World Showcase, which also brings a fresh summery twist on fan favorite, Voices of Liberty.
- A Splash at Water Parks – A cool new deal doubles the fun at Disney’s two iconic water parks – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach.
There’s more to come, so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog or visit Disneyworld.com/CoolestSummerEver for future details and information.