If you’ve noticed this colorful “82” inside a Disney park, then you’re in luck – it’s this week’s mystery image. But I’m guessing few can solve our latest summer puzzler. The number can be found somewhere at Disney Parks, but where?
posted on June 19th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
This sign in the Storybook Circus section of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park promotes “The World’s Most Amazing Circus.” Underneath, there are listed a few of the “daring feats” you may see inside.
posted on June 8th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
Become part of Ariel’s world at Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. The attraction dives beneath the sea to relive many of the famous scenes and musical numbers from “The Little Mermaid.” Read the posts below to find out how you can travel below the waves on an interactive and musical adventure of a lifetime. Have you been to Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid? Tell us your experience in the “comments” section below.
Take 5: Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park
- ‘The Little Mermaid’ Star Pat Carroll Visits Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid at Walt Disney World Resort – ”The Little Mermaid” actress Pat Carroll shares what she loved about voicing Ursula in the film, what she thinks of the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction, and more.
- All in the Details: Exploring the Queue at Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – Take a photo exploration of the external/internal queue area of Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid.
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea History Is Celebrated at New Fantasyland Event – Did you know that the area occupied by the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction was formerly the location of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, an attraction that closed in 1994?
- New Merchandise Goes Under the Sea For New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – Steven Miller shares a look at the merchandise created for this musical attraction.
- A Floridian’s Top 10 for a Disney Summer: Discover Some Walt Disney World Resort Summer Favorites – Check out this list of the top ten activities and events happening this summer at Walt Disney World Resort, including a visit to New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park to check out Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid.
posted on June 5th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Walt Disney Imagineering just marked a milestone on one of the remaining attractions under construction in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. Check out the photo our Imagineering friends just shared with us to see one of the last pieces of track laid in place at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which will debut in 2014, is a family coaster that will take New Fantasyland guests on a journey through the mine where the Seven Dwarfs spend their days digging for gems. The attraction will feature music and characters from the classic Disney film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
What do you think so far? Will you take a ride when the attraction opens next year?
Read these posts to learn more about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park:
posted on May 30th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
Like the Academy Awards of the restaurant industry, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Operator Innovations Awards go to the crème de la crème of restaurant operators who drive advancement in the food service industry. And at the second annual ceremony last week in Chicago, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts took home one of five top honors for Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
Be Our Guest Restaurant is delighting both guests and cast with a personalized approach to “fast casual” lunchtime dining. Guests order at state-of-the-art kiosks and the food “magically” appears at their tables, thanks to amazing behind-the-scenes technology merged with fantastic cast service. While the system utilizes automation, radio frequency technology and some pretty sophisticated electronics, at the end of the day it’s about serving great food in an elegant environment in a timely and welcoming manner.
“It is a fantastic accomplishment for our leadership team to be recognized by our peers,” says Maribeth Bisienere, vice president Food & Beverage and Merchandise Line of Business for The Walt Disney Company. Selected by an independent panel of expert judges, the award winners were honored during the NRA’s Destination: Celebration gala at the 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.
Recognized in the categories of food safety, health and nutrition, menu development, sustainability, and technology, the winners “have found solutions for their businesses with programs and initiatives that combine creativity and hard work,” says Jeffrey W. Davis, convention chair for NRA Show 2013. “The 2013 Operator Innovations Awards winners redefine how the industry views innovation and will serve as the benchmark for other operators to apply the same innovative spirit within their own operations.”
posted on May 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Are you a fan of both Disney Parks and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”?
Then you won’t want to miss this Sunday’s episode of “AFV,” which was filmed in New Fantasyland, right here at Walt Disney World Resort. The maker of this year’s winning video will take home a grand prize that includes a vacation for four to the Walt Disney World Resort, plus a guided vacation with Adventures by Disney to one of 16 destinations.
This episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” will air Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.
posted on May 9th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Just when you thought New Fantasyland couldn’t get any prettier, someone turns out the lights and adds fireworks.
posted on May 3rd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Are you a fan of ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”?
Actress Lana Parrilla, who plays Regina Mills/The Evil Queen on the show, recently visited Magic Kingdom Park to participate in a taping of a New Fantasyland promo.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video to hear from Lana, as well as cast and crew on what it was like the day the Evil Queen made her appearance in the Happiest Place on Earth. And don’t forget to watch ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” this Sunday, May 5, at 8 p.m. to see the final promo.
posted on April 29th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Watch “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” April 29-May 3, and join the celebration of New Fantasyland. One lucky “Millionaire” viewer will win a Walt Disney World Resort vacation for four and experience the magic of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. During Millionaire’s “Magical Family Getaway Week,” contestants will be winning vacations in addition to cash! And you don’t want to miss that magical moment when one lucky contestant surprises his family with the news “We’re going to Walt Disney World!”
Viewers can enter the “Magical Family Getaway” Sweepstakes once a day by visiting http://www.millionairetv.com/, beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. ET through Friday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winner will receive a four-night, five-day Walt Disney World Resort vacation for four (including hotel, airfare, 5-day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option and a $500 Disney Gift Card). Visit this site for official rules.
Check local listings or go to http://bit.ly/zWiPv4 for time and channel to watch “Millionaire.”
Imagineers Offer a Sneak Peek Inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Princess Fairytale Hall at New Fantasyland
posted on April 25th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Walt Disney Imagineering just shared a new video with us that offers up a look inside the two attractions in New Fantasyland that are still yet to debut: Princess Fairytale Hall and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Princess Fairytale Hall, which will open later this year, will be the ultimate destination in which to greet Disney royalty. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a family coaster that is set to open in 2014, will take Magic Kingdom Park guests on a musical journey through the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The attraction will offer an innovative ride system with a train of vehicles that respond to every twist and turn, plus appearances by animated figures from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and music from this classic Disney film.
In this video, Imagineers Jason Grandt, Pam Rawlins, and Dave Minichiello take you behind the scenes for an update.
Which of these attractions are you most excited to see for yourself? Let us know in the “Comments” section below.
To join the discussion online, use the hashtag #NewFantasyland on Twitter.