We’ll officially kick off the beginning of summer here at the Walt Disney World Resort on May 22, with a 24-hour celebration at Magic Kingdom Park.
If you’re heading to our park to join in on the fun, here are 24 suggestions on how you can make the most of this year’s event.
- Show your #DisneySide by wearing a costume. (Check out the guidelines here).
- Join your favorite heroes from “The Incredibles” in the #IncrediblesSuperDanceParty in Tomorrowland, starting at 9:30 a.m.
- Join the “Move It, Shake It, Dance & Play It!” Street party to celebrate the start of summer. The first celebration begins at 9:30 a.m.!
- Find the paw prints of “Lady and the Tramp” hidden somewhere on Main Street, U.S.A.
- Have breakfast in the park. Mickey Waffles, anyone?
- Challenge yourself to get as many photos with Disney characters as possible. The My Disney Experience App will have the latest on appearance times.
- Catch the fun of the Royal Majesty Makers, who appear throughout New Fantasyland during the day.
- Attend the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” which features floats from “Tangled,” “Brave” and many more.
- Get your picture with Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach.
- May 22 is also the opening date for the film “Tomorrowland.” Celebrate with a ride through Space Mountain or the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover.
- Check out the latest Disney merchandise. Memento Mori, a new spot devoted to Haunted Mansion-inspired gifts, is a great place to start.
- Catch the patriotic flag retreat on Main Street, U.S.A., promptly at 5 p.m.
- Check out the latest additions to the park, including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the interactive queue at Peter Pan’s Flight.
- Join the late night dance parties in your pajamas. That’s what Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Chip, Dale and Goofy will be wearing!
- Enjoy the “Celebrate the Magic” castle projection show.
- Gather together for “Wishes” fireworks at Cinderella Castle.
- Change costumes at the 12-hour mark. Maybe a “hero” look for the day and a “villain” look at night?
- 24 hours means a lot of time for character autographs. How many can you get?
- Enjoy a late-night snack at the park. Popcorn or Dole Whip?
- Take pictures wearing as many different Mickey Ear hats as you can.
- See how many Hidden Mickeys you can find in 24 hours.
- Catch two showings of the “Main Street Electrical Parade.”
- Enjoy your favorite Disney attractions all day (and night) long.
- Take an early morning family photo – if you can make it the full 24 hours!
How will you kick off our 24-hour event? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
“Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go!” That song brings up such great memories from my childhood favorite, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” We’ve been busy working on top-secret enhancements to the Disney PhotoPass Service and the Memory Maker product, and we’re excited to announce a new “gem” today.
What would you say if I told you that you could take home a special gem that would have you reliving all the fun and excitement of your moments aboard the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction … your race through the diamond mine as you whisked across the rolling stone bridges, through diamond pass and into the forest to the Dwarfs’ cottage?
Just released today, we are excited to add a photo and video memento at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Now, when you ride the attraction with a MagicBand and a linked Memory Maker entitlement you will have your photo and video automatically associated to your My Disney Experience account.
You’ll also be able to view, download and share the photo and video of your Family & Friends Connections and Managed Guests who also experienced Seven Dwarfs Mine Train while wearing a MagicBand.
So, hop aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with fellow miners and begin collecting your magical memories with your MagicBand and Memory Maker.
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image was shot by photographer Tom Bricker in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.
I love the interesting angle he took on this shot, which shows the intricately sculpted detail of the Fantasyland wall, plus the light and color of the carousel and Cinderella Castle in the background. Such a pretty sight!
Check out this week’s “After Dark” image, which was shot in the New Fantasyland area of the park just after the Magic Kingdom Park closed.
Anyone else fancy a late-night ride on the carousel?
Check out this amazing image, which was shot by photographer Tom Bricker. It depicts sunset from Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.
Is this one of your favorite areas of the park to watch the sunset? Tell us in the “Comments” section below and be sure to click through the gallery for more after dark shots snapped at Disney Parks.
UPDATE: Thank you for the wonderful messages. We’ve reached our limit and are no longer taking emails for a chance to receive a Vinylmation.
About a month ago, we officially opened the crown jewel of New Fantasyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Attraction at the Magic Kingdom Park. And to continue our celebration of the attraction on the Disney Parks Blog, we have another surprise especially for readers.
To enter for a chance to win one Seven Dwarfs Mystery Bakery vinylmation, be one of the first 100 people to email us a “Celebrating Seven Dwarfs Mine Train” greeting of no more than 50 characters in length (which could be a simple “Hi” or “Hello Seven Dwarfs Mine Train” greeting) to WDW.Sweepstakes@Disney.com and include your full name and mailing address in the email. Once the potential winners are determined, we’ll send notifications via email. See the sweepstakes rules and eligibility requirements here.
Sweepstakes open only to persons who, upon entering, are not deemed minors in their jurisdiction of primary residence and are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. Limit one (1) entry per person/per email address. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to complete Official Rules. Ends 6/26/14.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially debuted in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park just about three weeks ago. We recently headed out to the park to ask some guests their thoughts on the new attraction just after their first ride through it. Check out the video below to hear their reviews for yourself!
Have you experienced Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
See the posts below for more on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:
Have you experienced Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet?
If not, there are new Mine Train-inspired opportunities heading your way.
This week, Disney Publishing Worldwide will release The 7D Mine Train app, which introduces the re-imagined Seven Dwarfs and allows players to choose one of the characters to pilot a mine car through a variety of locales and collect gems along the way.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction is also inspiring a new television show on Disney XD – Disney’s “The 7D,” a contemporary, comedic take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, which will premiere on July 7 at 10 a.m. In the premiere episode, “Long, Long Winter/Itsy Bitsy Spider Fighters,” the 7D rescue the villagers of Jollywood from an eternal winter spell that the Glooms have cast on the kingdom and help Queen Delightful rid the castle of a pesky spider. The show will feature celebrities Kelly Osbourne, Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg in voice roles.
Last week, we officially opened Seven Dwarfs Mine Train inside New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.
After the opening ceremony, Orlando Magic players Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris, “Littles” and “Bigs” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida and the first seven families chosen to ride the attraction, showed off their Disney Sides by singing “Heigh Ho” from the film.
What do you think of their performance? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
One week ago today, we officially opened Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the latest addition to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. And to continue the celebration here on the Disney Parks Blog, we’ve created a special infographic to take you on a quick journey through the attraction.