The Braves’ 18th spring training season at Disney will involve an 18-game home schedule that provides fans with an up-close and personal experience when the Braves take on marquee teams such as the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals. And March 21 will be Military Appreciation Day when the Braves and Disney honors our veterans during the game against the Nationals.
Most games start at 1:05 p.m. ET, but there are four night games starting at 6:05 p.m. And in typical Disney fashion, there will again be loads of Disney entertainment, special fan experiences, unique food & beverage offerings and the opportunity for kids to run the bases after every game, which has become a popular tradition.
To get you excited about spring training, check out this cool time-lapse video:
Individual game tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the sports complex box office for as little as $14. Get more information at www.espnwwos.com/atlantabraves.
Are you having fun learning Norwegian phrases before sailing to the land of “Frozen” with us this summer? Get ready for more! In our next video, Synnøve, a little girl you may meet on your adventures in Molde, Norway, teaches you a few important phrases to know, one that friends of Anna and Elsa probably find themselves saying often these days. Take a look …
Just outside of Molde is one of the largest folk museums in Norway, established in 1912. The Romsdal Open Air Museum, set amid beautiful mountain pastures, features more than 50 historic buildings and a recreated city street that captures the essence of Molde prior to World War II. You’ll travel back in history during our Molde Folk Museum & City Tour Port Adventure to explore the century-old property, including lush gardens, farmhouses, smokehouses and a chapel. A highlight of this adventure is a spirited performance of Norwegian folk dancing featuring local children in traditional regional outfits. Be on the lookout for sweet Synnøve! Here’s a glance at what you’ll experience …
Growing up in the Northeast, right about now I remember thinking winter will never end. You’re probably ready for a vacation somewhere warm and sunny with a few castles … (hint hint!)
We here at Walt Disney World Resort wanted to share a little magic to help keep the winter warriors warm; help them discover their Disney Side, so to speak. You know, that part of you that comes out to play the moment you see those mouse ears.
We sent Mickey and his pals to snowy, cold Long Island, New York to bring some fun to a simple, everyday event – like walking through a mall. And our hidden cameras were there to capture it.
What do you get when you combine the power of the Force, the magic of Disney and the excitement of cruising? An out-of-this-galaxy experience unlike any other!
Last week, I shared the exciting news that we’ve added Star Wars Day at Sea, a brand-new, day-long celebration, to eight special sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2016. Today, I want to tell you more about the immersive entertainment you can expect throughout the day. Check out these intergalactic highlights:
Force-filled Fun for Everyone
Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy will be onboard for scheduled meet and greets, as well as roaming on deck and elsewhere around the ship. You’re also encouraged to dress up in your own stellar costumes!
A shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training Academy experience invites young Jedi hopefuls – known as “Padawans” – to learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master. They can then use the Force and face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.
Kids and families enjoy friendly competition during Star Wars trivia games, covering fun facts from the film and television sagas.
For Younglings, Star Wars-themed arts and crafts, games and activities will be offered throughout the day in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.
In the evening, adults entering the night club will feel like they stepped into the Mos Eisley cantina scene. Characters and cantina music set the mood as Star Wars-themed specialty cocktails are served.
Film Screenings and Celebrities
You can watch the first six Star Wars films and follow Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke and Leia along their epic journey.
Also showing will be episodes of the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels.
On each of the special sailings, celebrities and insiders from the Star Wars galaxy will share their experiences, meet fans and sign autographs.
Star Wars Deck Party and Fireworks
There’s intergalactic fun when the Star Wars deck party blasts off to an exciting evening filled with music, dancing and games.
Star Wars characters converge on the deck stage for a celebration of the Star Wars saga in a show featuring special effects and guest participation.
The deck party culminates in a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, lasers and Star Wars music.
Who’s ready to join us on the Disney Fantasy for Star Wars Day at Sea?
For those who’ve tuned in to learn the voting results from yesterday’s post, we have the outcome. We asked you to vote for your favorite Valentines gifting idea and you have spoken. The winner of the best Valentines magical moment is The Valentine’s Collection. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or another special occasion, you have ideas to create a special Disney moment for a loved one.
Speaking of winning magical moments, let’s talk about some winning fairy tale proposal ideas! If your love is a Princess at heart or Disney enthusiast, then getting engaged at the place where dreams come true is the ultimate proposal location. But, who do you contact and what are your options?
So, back to you, our favorite topic! Proposing is a big event in your life, and we’ve learned you’re looking for charming ideas at special locations like a romantic Disney restaurant or the Cinderella Castle right before the fireworks. Your ultimate goal? To create the most enchanting proposal and celebration experience your loved one will talk about for years to come.
Be our guest and make reservations at a romantic Disney dining location to set the stage for your proposal with Crown Her a Princess.
Offer a “Once Upon a Time” proposal at a carriage ride, dining location or even in the privacy and comfort of your resort room.
The possibilities are endless really, simply because we can deliver your proposal surprise to Disney dining locations, excursions and resort rooms. The ideas called out above though help to provide you with established experiences.
So here’s what to do:
Take a look at the four proposal ideas on our engagement/proposal page and select the location and gifting experience you like best. Next, make reservations with that location. For example, for Disney dining reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE. For carriage ride reservations, call 407-WDW-PLAY. Our Dream Makers arrange for delivery of your gift and celebration, but can’t book your dining or excursion reservations at this time.
Order your proposal gift for delivery to that location.
Take time to review your options so you feel comfortable with next steps. You can order online, yet, we also understand this is a big event and you may want to speak with a Dream Maker to walk you through the process, that’s totally fine! After the proposal, your gift will become a keepsake to remember, one they’ll be able to share for years to come. Only at Disney can you receive a “glass slipper” and be proclaimed a Princess by your Prince Charming.
And speaking of creating a moment to remember, you have to watch this video featuring a real life proposal here at Walt Disney World. Jake, did such a good job convincing his sweetheart, Maria, that this was just a photo shoot, that when he actually proposed using the Wishing Rose and bracelet proposal idea, she said yes! Take a look!
And while we’re talking about surprises, tomorrow is Friday the 13th. I have this dreadful feeling something villainous is stirring. This is not good! #Disney14DaysofLove
In two previous Disney Parks Blog videos, you’ve seen Duke, one of the newest Circle D horses, doing ground work exercises and ground driving training backstage.
Now I’m happy to share with you the first of a three-part series showing Duke’s preparations to pull the street car on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park. In this segment, Equine Trainer Cindy Moser explains the foundation for Main Street training, and you’ll see Duke experience his new working environment for the first time.
It’s time to learn more helpful Norwegian phrases for your Disney cruise! I hope you enjoyed the first video I shared last week. Today I want you to meet Maja, a young woman in Geiranger, Norway, where goats may actually sleep on top of houses! Watch her video and then read on to find out more about the Port Adventure you can join to visit this picturesque mountain farm.
If you would like to taste some brown cheese, this Port Adventure is for you! Our journey to the charming Herdalsetra Mountain Farm is a unique cultural experience for the entire family where you’ll celebrate agricultural traditions dating back to the Viking age. Not only will you learn about the process of making rich cheese from goat’s milk, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the delicious food produced on the farm, including Norway’s famous brown cheese, similar to sweet fudge. Take a look at these photos for a glimpse at some of the fun your family will have at this quaint farm set amid the breathtaking Norwegian mountains!
The Krummers kicked off their dream Disney Side celebration with an unforgettable after-hours party inside the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park. Their visit included a special performance by the Cadaver Dans, visits from spirits and late-night snacks inside the attraction.
After the spooky Haunted Mansion visit, the family headed to Cinderella Castle where Major Domo welcomed the family with a special proclamation. The Krummers spent the night in the Castle Suite – decorated especially for the occasion.
Thank you to everyone who entered the “Haunt Your Disney Side” contest. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for one-of-a-kind opportunities like this in the future.