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Disney Parks After Dark: A New Fantasyland Scene

posted on August 14th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


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!
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Disney Parks After Dark: New Fantasyland After Hours

posted on August 7th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Happy Thursday!

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.

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Anyone else fancy a late-night ride on the carousel?

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Disney Parks After Dark: Beast’s Castle After Sundown

posted on June 26th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


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.

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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.

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Celebrate Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Attraction at Magic Kingdom Park With a Special Vinylmation

posted on June 26th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, 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.

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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.

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Guests React to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on June 17th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


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.

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Seven Dwarfs Continue Down Mine Train with the Launch of New App, TV Show

posted on June 12th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you experienced Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet?

If not, there are new Mine Train-inspired opportunities heading your way.

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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.

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Guests Celebrate Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park With Acapella Version Of ‘Heigh Ho’

posted on June 5th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


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.

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Infographic: A Journey Through Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on June 4th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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.

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Show Your Photography, Video Skills in Our ‘Be the 8th Miner’ Contest

posted on June 4th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is officially open for business here in New Fantasyland. But it looks like the Seven Dwarfs are looking to add an eighth miner to their ranks – and it could be you!

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For the next seven weeks, you can enter the “Be The Eighth Miner” contest for a chance to win a seven-day, seven-night vacation to Walt Disney World Resort to meet the Dwarfs and experience Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for yourself. Each week, a new challenge will be posted on BeThe8thMiner.com that asks you to show specific “Seven Dwarf”-inspired skills in a photo or Vine video. Once your entry is done, you simply follow @WaltDisneyWorld on Twitter, and tweet out your entry along with the hashtag #8thMinerContest.

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The first week’s challenge, Grumpy’s Challenge, was just posted and asks you to submit your grumpiest selfie. And look, Grumpy Cat is leading by example!

For more on this contest and official rules, click here.

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Where to Enjoy Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty at Disney Parks

posted on May 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Do you have plans to hit a movie theater this weekend to see “Maleficent”? The film tells the untold story of one of Disney’s most intriguing villains – and officially opens in theaters today!

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There are plenty of places at Disney Parks to catch Maleficent and other “Sleeping Beauty”-inspired guest offerings. Here’s a look at what’s available.

Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort

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The brand-new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” is a feast for the senses for fans of Maleficent, who appears in the parade in fire-breathing dragon form. Be sure to check out the other characters from “Sleeping Beauty” who appear before her – the fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, as well as some film-inspired figures, including ravens and walking thorn characters.

Maleficent is also featured in the “Dream Along With Mickey” stage show (check the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide for showtimes). In the show, Maleficent decides to crash Mickey’s party and brings a host of Disney villains – and their nightmares – along with her.

Guests hoping to meet Aurora can also check the My Disney Experience app for times and availability.

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Of course, one of the crowning jewels of Disneyland park is Sleeping Beauty Castle. It was the first Disney castle ever built and was inspired by the film “Sleeping Beauty.”

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Guests at Disneyland park can also meet Aurora at Fantasy Faire in Fantasyland area of the park.

Join the “Maleficent” discussion online with the hashtag #Maleficent.

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