Throughout the day, we’ve celebrated Walt’s birthday on the Disney Parks Blog with special images and stories. Tonight, we’re wrapping things up with a beautiful “Disney Parks After Dark” look at the Partners Statue during fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.
posted on December 5th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
posted on November 28th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Is this one of your favorite nighttime sights in New Fantasyland?
posted on November 23rd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
While Disney’s “Frozen” doesn’t arrive in theaters until November 27, character greetings and other offerings inspired by this film have already made their way into Disneyland park, Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and even Disneyland Park (Paris).
Guests can now greet two characters from the film, Anna and Elsa, in Fantasyland at Disneyland park and (when the sisters travel east to Walt Disney World Resort) they appear at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
At Magic Kingdom Park, guests can enjoy a new “Frozen” segment in the nightly “Celebrate the Magic” castle projection show.
“World of Color – Winter Dreams” opened November 15 at Disney California Adventure park and runs through January 6. This all-new nighttime spectacular is hosted by lovable snowman Olaf, and features songs from Disney’s “Frozen,” including the show-stopping “Let it Go.”
At Disneyland Paris, “Frozen” has inspired a slew of new holiday offerings, including snowman Olaf leading the park’s nightly “Disney Dreams! of Christmas” show, and more.
Be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog next week for more on new “Frozen”-inspired guest offerings.
posted on November 21st, 2013 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
Even when you aren’t trying to find a hidden Mickey, he seems to appear when least expected. I’ve always liked Ariel’s Grotto at Disney California Adventure park for its unique entrance, with mermaids, dolphins and King Triton greeting you as you enter. After taking this first photo and looking at the display on the back of my camera, I noticed that Mickey Mouse was looking back at me.
That prompted me to take this second, not-so-hidden Mickey photo.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I like taking photos that make you smile – and this one does it for me.
posted on November 14th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo was snapped by photographer Tom Bricker at Magic Kingdom Park. What I love about this shot is that the park looks so serene and peaceful, with Cinderella Castle looking beautiful as always, surrounded by calm waters.
What park is your favorite at night? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
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posted on November 9th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
On Friday, Jingle Cruise, the first-ever seasonal overlay of The Jungle Cruise attraction, debuted at Magic Kingdom Park. Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering shared some behind-the-scenes photos of the attraction’s creation, which you can see in the gallery below.
Just last night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights returned for the season, but this time did so with more holiday cheer than ever before with the addition of “Glow With the Show” ear hats.
Earlier this week, Disneyland park played host to the Social Media All-Stars #DisneySide World Premiere event, which showcased some YouTube, Vine and Instagram “stars” showing their Disney Sides in new projects. A personal favorite of a lot of Disney fans seems to be Grumpy Cat’s contribution.
posted on November 7th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
The show is hosted by Peter Pan’s shadow, which takes guests on a journey into great moments in Disney animation.
Have you seen Disney Dreams!? If so, tell us what you enjoyed about it in the “Comments” section below.
To see more of Disney Parks After Dark, check out these posts below:
posted on November 2nd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we shared a lot of Halloween fun and first-looks at new guest experiences.
Flavors of Club Cool at Epcot was enhanced this week with the addition of seven new sodas from around the world, including Guarana Kuat from Brazil, Fanta from Thailand and Inca Kola from Peru. The only soda that remains from the previous selection is Beverly from Italy.
Disney Parks Blog author Darrell Fry also shared a sneak peek at the new runDisney medals you’ll see at upcoming races.
Which is your favorite? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
posted on October 26th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
With Halloween just a few days away, the fall festivities at our parks are now in full swing.
One element that is key to our celebrations is the amazing decor you’ll see at the parks during this time of year. Earlier this week, Disney Parks Blog author Paul Hiffmeyer shared some great photos he took at Disneyland park, which is sporting more than 300 pumpkins on Main Street, U.S.A., this year – including a 16-foot Mickey Mouse Pumpkin at “Pumpkin Point.”
What would Halloween be without costumes? Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller shared a look at some of the last-minute Halloween costumes you can find at Disney Parks this season, including new dresses inspired by characters Anna and Elsa from the upcoming film, “Frozen.”
Will you sport a Disney costume for Halloween this year? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
posted on October 24th, 2013 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort
Did you know that there are 300 jack-o’-lanterns decorating Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park, and there are no two alike? The biggest one, of course, is the 16-foot Mickey Mouse Pumpkin at “Pumpkin Point.”
I liked this next photo because of how the balloons are lit up; and the Mickey Mouse Pumpkin stands out so well.
After a day of fun-filled attractions, great food and of course, that special souvenir, there is the Mickey Mouse Pumpkin giving every guest a great big wink – as if he was saying, “Thanks for coming by and Happy Halloween!”