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Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: December 2009

posted on December 9th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Four years ago this month, we were celebrating our first holiday season here on the Disney Parks Blog. We also honored Walt Disney’s birthday, continued one of our most popular video series and more!

A Model Day at Epcot — Exclusive Disney Parks Tilt-Shift Video
The second in our popular tilt-shift video series was released on December 3, 2009, and featured one of my favorite Disney parks, Epcot!

Walt Disney on the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland Park

Honoring the King of Disneyland
On December 5, 2009, we celebrated Walt Disney’s birthday with this fantastic photo of him aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat. To quote Walt, “Why be a governor or senator when you can be king of Disneyland?”

Snow-Capped Mountains Behind Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
Snow-Capped Mountains Behind Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
In December 2009, Heather Hust Rivera shared one of my favorite Disney Parks Blog photos, showing Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle backed by the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains.

Roy E. Disney, Key Figure in Revitalizing The Walt Disney Company, Disney’s Animation Legacy, Dies at Age 79
On December 16, 2009, we mourned the passing of Roy E. Disney, son of Disney Studios co-founder Roy O. Disney, and nephew of Walt Disney.

Top 10 Proposal Ideas at Disney
Korri McFann shared her top 10 places to propose, prompting many guests to share their own favorites.

Disney Characters Decorate Disneyland Park Through the Years
In the days leading up to Christmas, we shared a look back at holiday decorations at Disneyland park from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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Disney ‘Dress’-piration at Bridal Fashion Week

posted on October 14th, 2013 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


Bridal Market is one of my favorite times of the year – New York City is invaded with heaps of tulle, an abundance of statement jewelry and a whole lot of sparkle. It also happens to be a chance for us to unveil our newest gowns as part of the Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection. So without further ado let’s let the runway do the talking!

Want even more inspiration? Check out our new Bridal Boutique for the latest styles and looks.


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Take 5: Disney Wedding Memorable Moments

posted on September 21st, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


With the magic of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings helping to make wedding day dreams come true, love always seems to be in the air at Disney Parks. From magical proposals at Walt Disney World Resort to a ‘sole’-ful vow renewal right in front of Cinderella Castle, here are just a few of the most memorable Disney Wedding moments at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. So tell us – what would your dream Disney Wedding entail?

Ben Landaal and His Now-Fiancée Paige Lawton ‘Drawn’ to Each Other – A Magical Proposal at Downtown Disney Marketplace

Take 5: Disney Wedding Memorable Moments

  1. ‘Drawn’ to Each Other – A Magical Proposal at Downtown Disney Marketplace – Walt Disney World Resort guest Ben Landaal orchestrated everything to perfection when he surprised his girlfriend of a year and a half, Paige Lawton.
  2. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Renew Vows with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings at Disneyland Park
    – What better place to feel like a princess than right in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park? See how Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their big day.
  3. ‘Sole’ Mates Renew Vows at Walt Disney World Marathon – Mile 10.5 of the Walt Disney World Marathon means just a little bit more to Wendie and Sean Cheyney than to the average Magic Kingdom Park guest. Why? Take a look.
  4. Internet Marriage Proposal Couple Celebrates Their Engagement at Disneyland Park – This couple got engaged via a Youtube video taken at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort!
  5. A Proposal Caught on Tape at Walt Disney World – Disney’s Polynesian Resort made for the perfect backdrop for this surprise proposal at Walt Disney World Resort.
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Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Launches

posted on July 18th, 2013 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


This week back in 1995, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings officially opened Disney’s Wedding Pavilion located on the banks of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Here’s a look at an early rendering of the pavilion prior to opening and then just after its completion in 1995.

Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Launches Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Launches

Home to magical weddings year-round, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion can seat up to 300 guests and has an aisle that stretches 75 feet. The pavilion received some TLC back in 2012 that included the installation of new stained glass windows, carpet, and reupholstered pews. Below is a comparison of the inside of the pavilion in 1995 and the pavilion today.

Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Launches Vintage Walt Disney World: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Launches

The first official wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion was held in June of 1995 and appeared on “Weddings of a Lifetime,” a television special on the Lifetime network. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings has created over 40,000 happily-ever-afters since its inception in 1991. Now that’s a lot of love.

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Summer Is in the Air at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings

posted on May 14th, 2013 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


June has always been a big wedding month. I remember attending more than my fair share of June weddings growing up. The weather is pretty, the sun is shining and there are vacations aplenty. In anticipation for a summer chock-full of wedding events, I’m sharing this fun-loving video of a couple who had a very special Bridal Portrait Session at Magic Kingdom Park. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!

 
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Renew Vows with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings at Disneyland Park

posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


We had the pleasure of working with Mariah Carey on the vision for her vow renewal for almost a year, and like most brides, she wanted to feel like a princess on her big day. We couldn’t think of a better place to commemorate five years of wedded bliss – and Roc and Roe’s second birthday – than at Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park. It doesn’t get much more royal than that!

The evening started with a birthday party at Fantasy Faire fit for a mini prince and princess where guests were served everything from ‘mocktails’ to cotton candy. And of course no birthday is complete without cupcakes and a happy birthday serenade.
“Mariah

After the celebration, guests moved over to Sleeping Beauty Castle where the forecourt was dripping in 10,000 crystals and over 15,000 blooms imported from Holland, South America and France. Mariah arrived in regal style accompanied by her daughter Monroe in the Crystal Coach where they were met by Nick and Roc clad in matching Prince Charming outfits.

The reception was filled with toasts, a few rides on attractions and Nick spinning as the DJ. It’s safe to say this after-hours private event was straight out of a fairy tale and filled with love.

From all of us here at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, congratulations Mariah, Nick, Roc and Roe!

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Disney ‘Newsies’ Star Corey Cott Honeymoons at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on January 14th, 2013 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


Broadway actor Corey Cott recently took a break from his lead role as Jack Kelly in Disney ‘Newsies’ to celebrate his nuptials to wife Meghan with a land and sea honeymoon aboard Disney Cruise Line and at Walt Disney World Resort. On their first date, Corey and Meghan quickly realized the passion they both shared for Disney, so a Disney’s Fairy Tale Honeymoon seemed like the perfect way to start their happily-ever-after.
“Disney

Asked to describe their honeymoon in just one word, Meghan declared it “magical.”
“Disney

Congratulations, newlyweds! From all of us here at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, we wish you every happiness.

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‘Sole’ Mates Renew Vows at Walt Disney World Marathon

posted on January 12th, 2013 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


There’s nothing I love more than a vow renewal – it’s a romantic reaffirmation of love after years of history together that often becomes a family affair. It’s the ultimate celebration to remind you that your better half has been alongside you through both thick and thin.

Nearly 10 years ago today, Wendie and Sean Cheyney said “I do” in the middle of the Walt Disney World Marathon at mile 10.5 – right in front of Cinderella Castle. And today, I’m delighted to share that they’re doing it all over again.

Whether you ran today’s race with your one true love, kindred spirit or friends and family congratulations to a job well done!

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Disney Weddings Unveils 2013 Collection at Bridal Fashion Week

posted on October 15th, 2012 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


Bridal Fashion Week is one of my absolute favorite times of the year – it’s when the seasons start to change and the entire industry comes together to celebrate tulle, beading and a whole lot of sparkle. And this year was no exception, as we unveiled two new Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings gown collections by Alfred Angelo this past Friday. The Cinderella Diamond Collection stole the show with its five blue-hued gowns created in honor of the re-release of the animated classic earlier this year. They’re the perfect “something blue” for the modern bride. Front row seats are typically hard to come by during fashion week, but today I’m giving you an all access pass to see behind the scenes, on the runway and what it takes to pull off a fabulous event.

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Top 10 Disney Wedding Cakes

posted on September 10th, 2012 by Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development Director, Weddings & Honeymoons


Fondant, frosting and floral – oh my! Cakes set the precedent for a wedding reception and are a chance for couples to express their personality, carry out a theme or even surprise and delight their guests. One of my favorite things about working for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings is that we have some of the most talented pastry chefs in the world right at our fingertips, and we can offer couples the chance to make their every cake fantasy come to life. From groom’s cakes to cupcakes, our Bakery has you (and your stomach) covered.

So without further ado, I’ve tried my best to narrow down all the magnificent artistry I’ve seen over the years into my top ten favorites. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
One of the Top 10 Disney Wedding Cakes



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