Anyone else fancy a late-night ride on the carousel?
posted on August 7th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager
posted on June 26th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager
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.
posted on June 26th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content 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.
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.
posted on June 17th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content 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.
See the posts below for more on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:
posted on June 12th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager
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.
posted on June 5th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager
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.
posted on June 4th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks
posted on June 4th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager
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.
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.
posted on May 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content 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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
posted on May 28th, 2014 by Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Our new attraction is the crown jewel of New Fantasyland, and it features just the right combination of heart, humor, and thrill to appeal to everyone in the family. The attraction has a unique new ride system that allows the mine cars to sway back and forth as guests are immersed into the world of the treasured film.
Inside the mine, our Imagineers put to work some newly invented Audio-Animatronics magic that brings to life the stars of our attraction: Doc, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy, and Dopey. I think you’ll find all seven of them to be as charming as ever!
For the grand opening of this family-friendly roller coaster, we were joined by some very special guests — seven “Littles” and their “Bigs” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida along with Orlando Magic stars Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris.
As I said when we dedicated this attraction a few weeks ago, we think this ride will be an instant classic – one that will connect new generations to one of Walt Disney’s earliest stories and its timeless characters. We’re excited to kick-off the summer by sharing Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with all of our guests.
P.S. Keep your eyes open as you ride. You may spot a hidden “tribute” to Oswald along the way!