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!
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!
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.”
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.
Will you sport a Disney costume for Halloween this year? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
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!”
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” 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!
Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo is great shot that was taken at Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Here, the park’s hub area in front of the castle has become occupied by the Chernabog from “Fantasia” as a part of the park’s Scream No More challenge – checkpoints throughout the park that are so spooky they dare guests not to scream. What an amazing sight!
Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration runs through October 31 at the park, and also includes live entertainment in Tomorrowland, guest makeovers at the “Boo-Tique”, a Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire in Adventureland, more than 100 special treats and kinds of merchandise, and much more.
Check out this list of related blog posts to see how other parks around the world are celebrating Halloween after dark!
This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we continued to celebrate fall and the Halloween celebrations that are starting at Disney Parks around the world.
Here at the Walt Disney World Resort
, Steven Miller
shared a delicious look inside
the Karamell-Küche shop in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot
. Guess I’ll have another stop to make the next time I head out to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!
And not to be outdone, Michelle Harker shared these fun images of fall and Halloween inspired treats that are now available at the Disneyland Resort. Which is your favorite?
Mickey’s Halloween celebration kicked off at Disneyland Paris
this week, with a fall-themed parade, pumpkins and Disney characters in spirited attire taking over the park.
Which Disney resort would you like to visit this fall? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photos were snapped in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris of one of the park’s spookiest attractions – Phantom Manor, the park’s version of what we know here at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts as The Haunted Mansion.
Phantom Manor opened at Disneyland Paris April 12, 1992, in the Frontierland area of the park. This attraction features a slightly different backstory than The Haunted Mansion. It specifically focuses on the Ravenswood family, Western settlers who struck it rich during the gold rush and were later affected by a series of mysterious demises.
Thanks to photographer Tom Bricker for these great shots.
Which Disney Parks attraction do you think is scarier to experience at night? Tell us in the “Comments” section below. Be sure to check out our list of “Related Stories” to see how Halloween is celebrated at Disney Parks around the world.
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photos were snapped of two of the eeriest attractions at Tokyo Disney Resort – Haunted Mansion at Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea.
This great shot by photographer Tom Bricker shows the mansion after all the guests have gone home. Notice the two statues that welcome guests to the mansion’s queue? Love that detail!
And check out Tower of Terror over at Tokyo DisneySea. The Tokyo version has a slightly different storyline than the attraction here at the Walt Disney World Resort. According to the attraction’s background, it’s New York in the year of 1912, and the hotel has earned the nickname “Tower of Terror” after the mysterious disappearance of the hotel’s owner years earlier. The New York City Preservation Society has stepped in to restore the place and is now giving tours. From the look of the photo above, would you dare step inside? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
This week, we shared a ton of cool images on the Disney Parks Blog, including new shots of fall fun.
Fall has returned to Magic Kingdom Park. Be sure to check out our gallery of images of the creative jack-o-lanterns and other fall decor that lines Main Street, U.S.A. during the day, and brings the Halloween spirit to life at night during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties.
On Friday, Epcot celebrated the return of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Now through Nov. 11, guests can enjoy the fall weather while sampling dishes inspired by cultures from around the world, attend Eat to the Beat concerts (including in park admission), and more. Check out the gallery above for a look.
This week we also shared a look ahead at something coming this spring by releasing two new renderings from “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade”, the daytime parade that will debut at Magic Kingdom Park in 2014. (Read more details here).
I’ve always been a fan of hand-colored, hand-tinted postcards, and I have collected a few in the past. So I was surprised when I first saw this photo of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure park because it looked a lot to me like an old hand-colored postcard. The only thing I did differently in my normal editing process was to over-saturate the image to make it look a bit more like a hand-colored postcard. What do you think?