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Disney Parks After Dark: Prince Eric’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Dusk

posted on November 28th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you visited New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park yet?

That’s where tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image was taken, specifically at Prince Eric’s castle, which serves as the exterior of the Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction.
Prince Eric’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Dusk

Is this one of your favorite nighttime sights in New Fantasyland?

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: ‘Frozen’ Fun Debuts at Disney Parks

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.

Anna and Elsa, from Disney's 'Frozen'

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.”

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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.

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Steven Miller also shared a sneak peek at some of the film-inspired merchandise you can now find at both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort. Check out the new items below!

New Merchandise at Disney Parks for Disney's "Frozen"

Be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog next week for more on new “Frozen”-inspired guest offerings.

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Disney Parks After Dark: A Not-So-Hidden Mickey at Disney California Adventure Park

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.

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That prompted me to take this second, not-so-hidden Mickey photo.

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As I have mentioned in previous posts, I like taking photos that make you smile – and this one does it for me.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park

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.

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What park is your favorite at night? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Osborne ‘Glows’, Jingle Cruise Debuts, Grumpy Cat Gets Grumpier

posted on November 9th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Grumpy Cat Meets The Grumpiest Dwarf First Look at the Jingle Jungle Cruise

This week at Disney Parks, we celebrated our Disney Side with social media all-stars at Disneyland Resort and saw the debut of new holiday fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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.

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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.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Disney Dreams! Lights Up Disneyland Park – Paris

posted on November 7th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image comes to us from Disneyland Park (in Paris). Isn’t this shot of the park’s nighttime spectacular, Disney Dreams!, simply amazing?

The show is hosted by Peter Pan’s shadow, which takes guests on a journey into great moments in Disney animation.

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Have you seen Disney Dreams!? If so, tell us what you enjoyed about it in the “Comments” section below.

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Sneak Peeks Inside the Disney Magic, Club Cool & runDisney Events

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.

Jonathan Frontado shared the first photos from within the reimagined Disney Magic, including shots of new kids’ spaces and the Avengers Academy experience – it looks like a blast!

Avenger's Academy, Aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

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.

Epcot’s Flavors of Club Cool Debuts Guarana Kuat, Inca Kola & Five Other Sodas Today

Disney Parks Blog author Darrell Fry also shared a sneak peek at the new runDisney medals you’ll see at upcoming races.

New Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathon Medals

Which is your favorite? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Halloween Heats Up at Disney Parks

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.”

Mickey Mouse Pumpkin at Disneyland Park

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.”

Mickey and Minnie Hoodies

Michelle Stepney also shared a look at how some of our theme park guests are showing their Disney Side this Halloween by creating their own Disney character-inspired looks.

Main Street Style at Disney Parks

Will you sport a Disney costume for Halloween this year? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Boo! Happy Halloween from Disneyland Park

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.”

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I liked this next photo because of how the balloons are lit up; and the Mickey Mouse Pumpkin stands out so well.

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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!”

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: ‘Glow With The Show’ Debuts, Halloween Arrives at Hong Kong Disneyland

posted on October 19th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we shared some amazing shots from the debut of “Glow With the Show” here at Walt Disney World Resort, which debuted at “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on October 15.

‘Glow With The Show’ Ears Illuminate 'Fantasmic!' at Disney's Hollywood Studios

“Glow With The Show” will make another milestone later tonight when the ears are added to the “Celebrate the Magic” projection show and “Wishes” fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.

Speaking of things to celebrate, Halloween celebrations are now underway at Disney Parks around the world. Earlier this week we shared a look at Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland. The image below of the Chernabog from “Fantasia” in front of the park’s castle is one of my favorite shots from their celebration this year. Click through the gallery below for more from this park!

Chernabog from 'Fantasia' at Hong Kong Disneyland

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