Monday, December 14, 2015

pumpkin spice waffle

The pumpkin spice waffle has returned to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square, this year it is topped with rich hand-scooped ice cream and holiday sprinkles.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Tree Cupcake

At Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland, an adorable Holiday Tree Cupcake is made with spiced cake—infused with orange zest, cinnamon, clove and star anise—topped with sprinkles, buttercream icing and an edible star ($5.19 and on the Disney Dining Plan).

Friday, November 27, 2015


Planning to watch the Iron Bowl from the ESPN Club at Disney's Boardwalk Inn?
They have a few new starters on the menu:
New starters:
*ESPN House Chili
*Clam chowder with chopped bacon
*Bar Flats (the ESPN version of a flatbread)
*Crispy fried Florida pink shrimp with Cajun remoulade
*Club Fries – chunky steak fries topped with ESPN chili, Cheddar and ale fondue, crumbled blue cheese, marinated tomatoes, crispy pancetta and green onion. Plenty to share.
*Pan-fried potato and cheese pierogi topped with herb-infused sour cream and caramelized onions

Thursday, November 26, 2015

International Treats at Holidays Around the World at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

Clockwise around World Showcase:
  • Mexico – Sweet tamales.
  • Norway – Frozen Peppermint Trifle; Traditional Rice Cream.
  • China – Kaikouxiao (Happy Face Fried Cake).
  • Germany – Stollen, the classic holiday fruit bread; Glühwein, a hot spiced wine; Werther’s Original specialty drinks and treats, and a German artisanal cheese plate.
  • Italy – Prosecco sparkling wine and Panettone (Italian Christmas bread).
  • American Adventure – Start with a peek at the edible United States Capitol Building and Washington Monument (starting December 1) made out of 50 pounds of gingerbread.
  • On the promenade at American Adventure, The Sugar and Spice shop (open November 27) is the place for treats for the Candlelight Processional. You’ll find peppermint bark, gingerbread cookies, chocolate chunk cookies, holiday tree sugar cookies, hot chocolate, eggnog, hot chocolate with peppermint Schnapps, and eggnog with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon.
  • Japan – A savory grilled Kurobuto pork sausage with pineapple and onions and Hitachino Ginger Beer.
  • Morocco – honey chocolate baklava.
  • France – A classic Buche de Noel au Chocolat (chocolate Christmas log) and a special glace à la cannelle et noix de pecan caramélisées (cinnamon ice cream and caramelized pecans).
  • United Kingdom – Hot applejack cider.
  • Canada – Pecan maple bark.
  • Promenade Refreshments – A little savory, a little sweet: a warm turkey sandwich on cranberry bread with mashed potatoes and gravy; peppermint sundae, chocolate grasshopper, hot chocolate, hot chocolate with Godiva Coffee Liqueur and Red Hook Winterhook Ale.
  • Fountainview in Future World — Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Disney Popcorn Bucket

Disneyland Park & California Advnenture:

Look for the Souvenir Mickey Stein to be sold throughout the parks with fruit, cookies and sundaes. At popcorn carts, you’ll find the Mickey Elf Popcorn Bucket.

Holiday funnel cake

Stage Door Café @ Disneyland Park
  • Holiday Funnel Cake – Topped with chocolate sauce and crushed candy cane pieces

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Years Eve at Walt Disney World

Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

You can swing in the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall as you enjoy the sounds of a live big band. Party hats and horns, a viewing of the Epcot® fireworks at midnight and a champagne toast are included in the cost of admission. A VIP experience, which includes access to an exclusive VIP section with a bartender and dessert bar is also available.

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contempoary Resort

In addition to traditional buffet items, you can enjoy holiday favorites on New Year’s Day such as carved and smoked pork, collard greens, ham hock, black eye peas, corn bread and seasonal fruit cobbler.

California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

With spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom® Park fireworks, this elegant gala is a dine-around style event with food stations set up throughout the restaurant.  A complimentary bar is available, in addition to wine poured by the glass until midnight. The dress code requires everyone to look their best – a dinner jacket is required for men (tie optional) and dress or pants ensemble is required for women

La Hacienda de San Angel at Epcot

You can celebrate a ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! with live music, premium tequilas, festive décor and a breathtaking view of fireworks – followed by a 5-course prix-fixe dinner featuring authentic Mexican cuisine and alcohol pairings.

Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot

Featuring Canadian cuisine, this special four-course meal includes a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Lunch will also be served on New Year’s Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monsieur Paul at Epcot

You can delight in the culture, flavors and elegance of France as you savor a special prix-fixe menu on New Year’s Eve.

Narcoosee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This glittering New Year’s Eve celebration offers delicious local and global seafood selections, mouth-watering steaks and brilliant views of the fireworks.

Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

You can indulge in a ten-course New Year’s Eve meal, featuring eight savory courses and two dessert courses. A nine-course wine pairing with eclectic and low-production wines is also available.

World ShowPlace at Epcot

At World ShowPlace in Epcot®, you can enjoy a custom New Year’s Eve Dinner buffet. Photo opportunities and classic Disney tunes make this a great experience for the whole family!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gourmet Hot Dogs at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney Food:
Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa recently started dishing up seven new gourmet hot dogs, each themed to a different city or region of the United States. Each specialty dog is served on a bun fresh-baked daily by the Grand Floridian Bakery.
Some of these yummys:
**Cleveland – Available on Sundays, the Cleveland dog is topped with French fries, coleslaw and hot sauce.
**Seattle – Lovers of spicy food will want to visit on Monday, when they can get the Seattle, topped with cream cheese, raw jalapeños, chopped cabbage and finished with Sriracha.
**and pictured...Memphis – Barbecue lovers rejoice, the Memphis dog is topped with two slices of bacon, barbecue sauce, chopped scallions and shredded cheddar cheese. This dog is available on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine – Now Year ‘Round!

via Rachel Brent on the Disney Parks Blog:

Recently, we announced Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine. Today, I’m happy to announce Minnie and pals will continue to host dinner at Hollywood & Vine year-round!
Minnie’s fabulous dinner parties celebrate the cheerful togetherness of the holidays, the glamour of Hollywood, the delight of spring, the excitement of summer and the frightening fun of Halloween. With each new season, look for unique music, décor, all-new costumes, menu items and interactive musical moments.
Reservations open October 27 for the next seasonal dine. From January 4 to March 20, Minnie will be hosting a dinner party celebrating the magic of the movies and the glamour of Hollywood.
Make your night even more magical by adding the Fantasmic! Dinner Package to your meal. For reservations, visit or call 407-WDW-DINE.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Holidays at Disneyland Resort Returns Nov. 13-Jan. 6

A dazzling holiday season is in store for you  when Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort returns Nov. 13, 2015-Jan. 6-, 2016. Here’s a look at what’s in store this year!

At Disneyland® Park, “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each evening. “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season.

And, also each night, the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues. Please note “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.

Over at Disney California Adventure® Park, “World of Color - Celebrate!” continues throughout the season, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

Santa Claus will also be on hand to greet Guests at a new location in Critter Country at Disneyland Park, as well as Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park.

You can also enjoy some of these returning favorites during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland Park

Jingle Cruise
“it’s a small world” Holiday
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Disney California Adventure Park

Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
Holiday décor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street
Olaf’s Snow Fest
Buena Vista Street Community Choir
Downtown Disney® District

Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Calendar of Events - May 2016

May 2016
The  Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is set for May 2016.
This year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios dates have not been announced yet, and rumored that they will not occur.

Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom is set to debut mid-May! This nighttime spectacular is sure to be one you don't want to miss!

We highly anticipate the newest attraction in Norway to be open, featuring true-elements of Norway...and yes, home of Disney's Frozen! 

June 2016
Orlando Gay Days - This is event is NOT affiliated with the Disney Company in any way. It has been happening in the Orlando area since 1991. Although Main Street Memories is not affiliated with this event, we do post the calendar of events, so that you will be well informed.

Gay Days 2016 will be held May 31st-June  5th, 2016

The park day schedule has not yet been released.

For more info, visit:

This year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios dates have not been announced yet, and rumored that they will not occur. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween

 Monday, October 19th
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (1:30 – 5:00 PM ET/PT)
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (5:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
 Tuesday, October 20th
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“Stitchers” Halloween Special (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT), with an encore airing immediately following
“Casper” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Wednesday, October 21st
“Casper” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Thursday, October 22nd
“The Addams Family” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Hunger Games” (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Friday, October 23rd
“The Hunger Games” (5:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
“Sleepy Hollow” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Matilda” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Saturday, October 24th
“Matilda” (7:00 – 9:00 AM ET/PT)
“ParaNorman” (9:00 – 11:00 AM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1:00 – 2:30 PM ET/PT)
“Casper” (2:30 – 4:30 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (6:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (11:00 – 11:30 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (11:30 PM – 1:30 AM ET/PT)
 Sunday, October 25th
“ParaNorman” (7:00 – 9:00 AM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (9:00 – 11:00 AM ET/PT).
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT)
“Casper” (12:30 – 2:30 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (2:30 – 4:30 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (6:30 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University,” (7:00 – 9:45 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (9:45 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT)
Monday, October 26th
“Sleepy Hollow” (5:30 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (9:00 – 9:30 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (9:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).
Tuesday, October 27th
“Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie” (4:00 –6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (6:00 – 7:30 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (7:30 – 8:00 PM)
“Hocus Pocus” (9:00– 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“ParaNorman” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Wednesday, October 28th
“ParaNorman” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (6:00 – 8:15 PM ET/PT)
“Dark Shadows” (8:15 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Casper” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Thursday, October 29th
“Casper” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Friday, October 30th
“The Addams Family” (2:30 – 4:30 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (6:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT).
“Poltergeist” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Poltergeist II: The Other Side” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Saturday, October 31st
“Batman” (7:00 – 10:00 AM ET/PT)
“Batman Returns” (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
“Poltergeist” (12:30 – 3:00 PM ET/PT)
“Sleepy Hollow” (3:00 – 5:30 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (5:30 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (7:00 – 9:15 PM ET/PT), with an encore airing immediately after (9:15 – 11:30 PM ET/PT)
“Sleepy Hollow” (11:30 PM – 2:00 AM ET/PT).


Star Wars Season of the Force coming to Disneyland Park in California November 16th.

Erin, from the Disney Parks blog, brings us this update:

At Disney Parks, we’re preparing to celebrate the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences. Guests in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park in Southern California will soon be able to experience their favorite Star Wars stories when Season of the Force begins November 16. We’ll have opening dates to share for these new Star Wars experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida soon.
Season of the Force at Disneyland park will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with these special experiences:
Star Wars Launch Bay Coming to Disneyland Park

Star Wars Launch Bay

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more. Here’s a look inside!
Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park
  • Choose Your Destiny with Special Character Experiences
    • Dark Side – Encounter one of the most iconic villains from Star Wars, Darth Vader.
    • Light Side – Fly casual at this makeshift Rebel base, and meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.
  • Explore the Dark and the Light in Themed Galleries
    • Dark Side Gallery – Get a look at authentic pieces of stormtrooper armor as well as famous Sith lightsabers once wielded by masters of the dark side.
    • Light Side Gallery – Explore a gallery filled with Rebel flight helmets and lightsabers once wielded by Jedi Knights.
    • Preview Gallery – See props from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships and their pilots from throughout the Star Wars saga.
  • Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Coming in December, experience a twist on the Jedi Training experience when you will encounter new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Hyperspace Mountain Coming for Season of the Force at Disneyland Park

Limited-Time Experiences

  • Hyperspace Mountain – Climb aboard a reimagined Space Mountain attraction, in which guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle.
  • Revisit favorite scenes from classic Star Wars films at Tomorrowland Theater.
  • Try new themed food.
Choose your side during Season of the Force, beginning November 16 at Disneyland park in California. And keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for dates and details on these new Star Wars experiences coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cotton Candy Candy Corn

Candy Corn?
Cotton Candy?
Orange, pina colada and original sugar-flavored cotton candy will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Available at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cellular Phone and Data Services Available Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Beginning Sept, 23, 2015, guests who have AT&T as their cellular provider are able to purchase cruise bundling packages to save on cellular phone service costs when sailing.

Pricing for the AT&T Cruise Packages is as follows:
    •    Calling Package is $30 – Includes 50 minutes
    •    Calling and Messaging Package is $60 – Includes 50 minutes, 100 messages
    •    Calling, Messaging and Data Package is $120 – Includes 50 minutes, 100 messages and 100 MB of data

To add one of these packages, please call: 1.800.335.4685 or +1.916.843.4685

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Trolley Treats in Disneyland

Toffee, Toffee and more Toffee!
Returning to Disneyland Resort at Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A., Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park; and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FerryTale Wishes Fireworks and Dessert Cruise

Beginning, October 5th, guests can enjoy a special voyage featuring decadent sweets, specialty beverages (with and without alcohol—in a special glow glass that you get to keep) and one-of-a-kind views of the world-famous Wishes Nighttime Spectacular above Magic Kingdom Park. Our specially created dessert menu includes:
  • “The Grand” Key Lime Tart
  • Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Contemporary “Traditional with a Twist” Spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • “Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts
  • Mini “Fireworks” Cupcakes with a Pop
  • Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier
  • Florida Mango Panna Cotta
Plus, you can enjoy a refreshing assortment of beverages, including sparkling wine, coffee and our signature punch.

Cost is $99, $69 ages 3 to 9, including tax and gratuity
Because the ferry departs from the Ticket and Transportation Center, no park admission is required!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Disney Cruise Line Guest Alcohol Policy

New Disney Cruise Line Guest Alcohol Policy

We regularly evaluate our policies and procedures and have recently changed our alcohol beverage policy. In addition, we have made an adjustment in the corkage fee charged to Guests who bring their own wine or champagne into restaurants onboard. The following changes will go into effect on sailings commencing on or after Sept. 30, 2015:

Each Guest 21 years and older may bring two bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750ml) or six beers (no larger than 12oz) onboard in carry-on luggage at the beginning of the voyage and at each port-of-call.
All alcoholic beverages packed in checked luggage will be removed and stored until the completion of the cruise.
Wine or champagne in excess of the two allowable bottles or beer in excess of the six beers will be stored and Guests may retrieve them at the end of the voyage.
All liquors and spirits (including powdered alcohol) are prohibited and will be stored until the completion of the cruise.
Guests must retrieve any stored alcohol at the end of the cruise. Uncollected alcohol will be destroyed and no compensation will be offered.
Alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.
Effective Sept. 30, 2015, the corkage fee charged to Guests who bring their own wine or champagne into one of our restaurants will be $25 per bottle.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sci Fi Dine In Theater Breakfast

From Nov. 1, 2015-Jan. 23, 2016, the drive-in under the stars, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios®, will open for breakfast serving an all-inclusive array featuring breakfast pastries and choice of appetizer, entrée and non-alcoholic beverage. Entrée options include:

Puff Pastry filled with Scrambled Eggs, Crab, Asparagus and Gruyère Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes
Grilled Beef Tenderloin on Baby Spinach, with Bacon and Cheddar Custard on a Roasted Tomato and Cheesy Horseradish Potatoes
Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon, Sausage Links and Breakfast Potatoes
Macadamia Crusted Brioche French Toast with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries
This experience is available for a limited time and is in addition to the regular lunch and dinner offerings. The price for breakfast is $23.99 per adult and $12.99 per child age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity not included). Meals are one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

“Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side.”

The force has awakened at Walt Disney World® Resort as runDisney announces a new addition to its portfolio – “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side.”

This intergalactic quest through the Walt Disney World Resort blasts off April 14-17, 2016 and channels the Dark Side of the Force. Events include a 5K, 10K, kids’ races and half marathon. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge — running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days – that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal.

Runners who join the Galactic Empire will enjoy a true Star Wars experience, including Dark Side-inspired medals and merchandise throughout the weekend.

The new race follows the debut of the popular Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland®  Resort, which will return in January as the “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Light Side”.

Guests who dare to experience both Star Wars races will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge — completing the Star Wars half marathon missions on both coasts. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative "Coast to Coast'' medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship.

Registration for “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side” opens Sept. 22, 2015 at noon ET.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Night of Joy 2015


 Earlier this week, the Disney Parks blog posted an updated schedule for Night of Joy!

Friday, September 11th, 2015
  • 7:40 p.m. – Jeremy Camp
  • 9:45 p.m. – MercyMe
  • 11:55 p.m. – TobyMac
  • 7:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 8:50 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 10:25 p.m. – Colton Dixon
  • 12:05 a.m. – Big Daddy Weave
  • 8:10 p.m. – Josh Wilson
  • 9:40 p.m. – I Am They
  • 11:15 p.m. – Rend Collective
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
  • 7:40 p.m. – for King & Country
  • 9:40 p.m. – LeCrae
  • 11:50 p.m. – Skillet
  • 7:30 p.m. – Jamie Grace
  • 8:50 p.m. – Jamie Grace
  • 10:25 p.m. – Matt Maher
  • 12 a.m. – Mandisa
  • 8:10 p.m. – Veridia
  • 9:40 p.m. – 7eventh Time Down
  • 11:15 p.m. – 7eventh Time Down
Night of Joy is an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. Tickets are $65 plus tax in advance for one night and $115 plus tax in advance for two nights.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We receive so many requests and questions about saving for your Disney vacation, and how kids can do extra chores to "earn" some spending $$ for your vacation, we thought we would create these for you!

Print these, and then you can use them to help your kiddos start saving too!

If you have trouble with the document, and need the pdf version, feel free to email us:

Friday, July 31, 2015

Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

You can save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Oct. 11-15, Oct 18-22, Nov. 1-7, Nov. 22-24 and Nov. 28-Dec. 23, 2015.* Other great savings also available for stays most nights Oct. 4-Nov. 24 and Nov. 28- Dec. 23, 2015.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Mickey's Halloween Party, which takes place at Disneyland® Park on select nights Sept. 11-Nov. 1, 2015. In addition to spooktacular fun, this year's event allows you  to enjoy the excitement of the Disneyland Diamond Celebration, including the addition of the new “Paint the Night” parade during the expanded 17 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party.

As a reminder, while Mickey’s Halloween Party will include “Paint the Night” parade and “Halloween Screams” fireworks, Mickey’s Costume Party cavalcade will not be featured this year, and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks will be presented on non-party nights only.

 Ticket prices start at $69 per person.

Mickey’s Halloween Party takes place on the following nights: Friday, Sept. 25; Monday, Sept. 28; Wednesday, Sept. 30; Friday, Oct. 2; Monday, Oct. 5; Wednesday, Oct. 7; Friday, Oct. 9; Monday, Oct. 12; Wednesday, Oct. 14; Friday, Oct. 16; Monday, Oct. 19; Thursday, Oct. 22; Friday, Oct. 23; Sunday, Oct. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 27; Thursday, Oct. 29; and Saturday, Oct. 31.

Garden Grill - now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Walt Disney World Food update:

Chip 'n' Dale character dining, for breakfast and lunch, too!

Beginning November 8, Garden Grill Restaurant will begin serving up breakfast and lunch in addition to dinner. The new Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Breakfast Harvest Feast will have all the fixin’s served in an all-you-care-to-enjoy family style. What’s on the menu? Look for breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, Mickey waffles, and their signature item, Chip’s Sticky Bun Bake.

At lunch, look for your all-you-care-to-enjoy favorites from the dinner menu, like “Living with the Land” Harvest-inspired Farmer’s Salad (which utilizes greens from the attraction), char-grilled sliced filet of beef, roasted all-natural sliced turkey breast with freshly-harvested vegetables and scrumptious side dishes.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, Sept.11 - Nov. 1, 2015

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, Sept.11 - Nov. 1, 2015
Tickets are now available for 2015 party dates:
Friday, Sept. 25
Monday, Sept. 28
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Friday, Oct. 2
Monday, Oct. 5
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Friday, Oct. 9
Monday, Oct. 12
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Friday, Oct. 16
Monday, Oct. 19
Thursday, Oct. 22
Friday, Oct. 23
Sunday, Oct. 25
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Thursday, Oct. 29
Saturday, Oct. 31

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Coming to the Disney Magic This Fall

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Coming to the Disney Magic This Fall

Aspiring young princesses and knights are in for a treat when Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique debuts on the Disney Magic this fall! This whimsical salon for children ages three to 12 is coming to Deck 10 in the forward part of the ship.

Young Disney Cruise Line Guests can choose from several looks, including a Disney Princess, royal knight and more. On pirate party night, this boutique becomes The Pirates League where pirates of all ages can be transformed from landlubber to buccaneer.

Tweens are also in store for new adventures when Edge moves to Deck 9 midship. This super cool space, reserved just for 11-14 year-olds, will feature a dance floor and high-tech gaming stations.

Cruisers on the transatlantic voyage from Spain to Miami, departing Sept.19, will be the first to enjoy these enhancements. The Disney Magic will then sail 4- and 5-night voyages from Miami to the Bahamas and Caribbean throughout the fall.

Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

The rich sounds of a full orchestra and choir fill the America Gardens Theatre, and a special celebrity narrator takes the stage for a stirring retelling of the Christmas story as Candlelight Processional returns to Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort Nov 27-Dec. 30, 2015.

You can enjoy guaranteed seating for this holiday tradition, as well as a delicious meal at an Epcot restaurant with Candlelight Processional Dining Packages – starting $35 for lunch and $50 for dinner for adults (plus tax and gratuity). Packages include an appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage per person (or one full buffet where applicable).

Here’s a look at a few of the Celebrity Narrators scheduled to make appearances this year (subject to change without notice):

TBD Nov. 27-29, 2015
Neil Patrick Harris Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2015
Whoopi Goldberg Dec. 4-5, 2015
Joe Morton Dec. 6-8, 2015
TBD Dec. 9-11, 2015
Meredith Vieira Dec. 12-14, 2015
TBD Dec.15-23, 2015
Edward James Olmos Dec. 24-26, 2015
TBD Dec. 27-28, 2015
Amy Grant Dec. 29-30
Showtimes are 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m and 8:15 p.m. nightly. Showtimes on Dec. 6 are 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Availability is limited. Please note Park admission is required and is not included in the price of the dining package.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

August 2016 Calendar of Events

Liberty Tree Tavern will be closed for refurbishment July 6 through November 19, 2015.

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom park will be closed thru September 25,2015.

The Castle Forecourt show: Dream Along with Mickey will not be performed through August 22, 2015.

Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment August 4 - 10, 2015.

Frozen Summer Live - at Disney's Hollywood Studios continues thru September 7th:
-- including a Frozen Royal Welcome cavalcade with Anna, Elsa and Kristoff; the new Olaf's Summer Cool Down stage show; For the First Time in Forever: A "Frozen" Sing-Along Celebration, in the Hyperion Theater (formerly Superstar Television Theater); showings of the animated short film "Frozen Fever" at the ABC Sound Studio, the "Coolest Summer Ever" Dance Party, and special "Frozen" Fireworks.

Monday, July 6, 2015

September 2015 Calendar of Events

Liberty Tree Tavern will be closed for refurbishment July 6 through November 19, 2015.

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom park will be closed thru September 25,2015.

"Eat to the Beat" Concert series in the America Garden Theater in EPCOT:
David Cook – Sept. 25-27, 2015
Wilson Phillips – Sept. 28-29, 2015
Christopher Cross – Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Free Taxi?

Walt Disney World is currently testing a Free Taxi service for guests staying in a Walt Disney World resort, and dining at a Signature location.

Currently, the test phase includes three signature restaurants:Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

So far, this is a super popular option, to the guests that have been able to experience the Complimentary Taxi Service at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Disney Buses are excellent, but when ONLY needed for a dining reservation....a free taxi would be a much preferred option :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Disney Junior Pool Parties

Did you know!
Each day, at all Walt Disney World resorts, kids can join the interactive pool parties featuring music and activities from some of their favorite shows such as "Mickey Mouse Club House", "Doc McStuffins", "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" and "Sofia the First"

Check your resort's daily activities schedule for more details!

Disney Visa® Cardmember savings

Disney Visa® Cardmember savings:
You can save 35% on Deluxe Studio-Standard View accommodations at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows at Walt Disney World® Resort for stays most nights July 5, 2015-October 3, 2015
Contact us today to take advantage of this offer!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

March 2016 Calendar of Events

Typhoon Lagoon water park will close for its annual refurbishment on January 3, 2016, and will reopen on March 13, 2016.

Selfie Sticks no longer allowed

Effective today, June 30, selfie sticks will not be permitted inside any Walt Disney World or Disneyland Park.
This is for the safety of all guests.
However....if you forget, or arrive may store it with Guest Relations, and retrieve it at the end of the day, as you exit the park!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

January 2016 Calendar of Events

November 6- January 3rd
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios will return for the 2015 holiday season.

Typhoon Lagoon water park will close for its annual refurbishment on January 3, 2016, and will reopen on March 13, 2016.

Friday, June 26, 2015

December 2015 Calendar of Events

 Blizzard Beach water park will close for its annual refurbishment on October 25, 2015. It will reopen on January 3, 2016.

Candlelight Processional:
Neil Patrick Harris Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2015
Whoopi Goldberg Dec. 4-5, 2015
Joe Morton Dec. 6-8, 2015
TBD Dec. 9-11, 2015
Meredith Vieira Dec. 12-14, 2015
TBD Dec.15-23, 2015
Edward James Olmos Dec. 24-26, 2015
TBD Dec. 27-28, 2015
Amy Grant Dec. 29-30

November 6- January 3rd
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios will return for the 2015 holiday season.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

November 2015 Calendar of Events

 Blizzard Beach water park will close for its annual refurbishment on October 25, 2015. It will reopen on January 3, 2016.

Liberty Tree Tavern will be closed for refurbishment July 6 through November 19, 2015.

Peter Pan's Flight will be closed for refurbishment November 2-7

"Eat to the Beat" Concert Series in the America Garden Theater in EPCOT:
Everclear (NEW!) – Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2015
Boyz II Men – Nov. 2-4, 2015
Sister Hazel – Nov. 5-6, 2015
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Nov. 7-9, 2015
Hanson – Nov. 10-12, 2015
Maxi Priest (NEW!) – Nov. 13-14, 2015
Chaka Khan (NEW!) – Nov. 15-16, 2015

Candlelight Processional:
TBD Nov. 27-29, 2015
Neil Patrick Harris Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2015

November 6- January 3rd
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios will return for the 2015 holiday season.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

October 2015 Calendar of Events

 Blizzard Beach water park will close for its annual refurbishment on October 25, 2015. It will reopen on January 3, 2016.

Liberty Tree Tavern will be closed for refurbishment July 6 through November 19, 2015.

"Eat to the Beat" Concert Series in the America Gardens Theater in EPCOT.
Christopher Cross – Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015
Starship – Oct. 2-4, 2015
Smash Mouth – Oct. 5-7, 2015
The Pointer Sisters – Oct.8-9, 2015
38 Special – Oct. 10-11, 2015
Rick Springfield – Oct. 12-13, 2015
Sugar Ray – Oct.14-16, 2015
The S.O.S. Band – Oct. 17-18, 2015
Air Supply – Oct.19-21, 2015
Fuel – Oct. 22-23, 2015
Tiffany (NEW!) – Oct. 24-25, 2015
Dennis DeYoung – Oct. 26-28, 2015
Jo Dee Messina – Oct. 29-30, 2015
Everclear (NEW!) – Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Chocolate Cake

Calling all Disney Foodies:
Run, don't grab a piece of this Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Chocolate Cake – This crowd pleaser is found at Plaza Inn, Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, French Market Restaurant and Cafe Orleans in Disneyland park, Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at Disney California Adventure park and Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. Chocolate layer cake with caramel ganache, chocolate crunchy pearls, fleur de sel, apricot compote, Pabana mousse (banana, passion fruit, mango, lemon) and chocolate truffle mousse is topped with chocolate ganache and a sparkly silver chocolate diamond.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Adventures by Disney: New York City

Have you always hoped of a hot-spot filled trip to New York City? Adventures by Disney is the way to do it!
See all of the places you want to see, and then a few that you didn't know were possible!
Visit Central Park, Broadway and more during this long weekend vacation!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Disneyland Park Diamond Lemon Cupcake

Calling all Disney Foodies:
Check out this Disneyland Park Diamond Lemon Cupcake at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café – This lemony cupcake has white chocolate crunchy pearls, strawberry filling and is topped with white chocolate Champagne mousse, blue buttercream decoration, blue chocolate curls, silver coated white chocolate pearls and a chocolate “D.”

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular

An all-new show will bring extra Halloween fun to “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” when it returns to the Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort this fall.

“Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” features the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” as they return to the mortal world for one night during the Halloween season. With only a few hours to run amuck, the three sisters decide to use their magic to throw the best, evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard.

With the help of the Disney villains, Winifred, Mary and Sarah gather together to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion and cast a spell on everyone in the Magic Kingdom Park.

The show includes appearances by Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent and other great Disney villains, and features dancers, projections and special effects that combine to make this an unforgettable Halloween treat.

“Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” will be presented exclusively during “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 2015.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Selfie Stick ban

Let's call this "the gasp heard 'round the world" :)

Yes, when you say to a teenager.....or adult, for that matter.......Disney just banned selfie sticks....the reaction is quite amusing!

So, no! DO NOT panic. I repeat! Do not panic!

You may still bring your selfie stick into the parks! You may still have them in your Walt Disney World resort! And yes, you may selfie until your little heart is content!

Welllllll, the last part isn't completely true!

The Selfie Stick is banned from rides / attractions! And, it's for the safety of all guests. Not just you, but the guest in front of you, or behind you on the ride.

Imagine with me for a go up with the Selfie Stick, in the dark on Space Mountain, with a low-lying track just ahead, and BAM! The stick flies from your hand, and hits the guest behind you!

I know, I know, you have it secured with that little safety strap on your wrist, right?
Ok...things happen. Accidents happen!

And for the safety of all guests, they are banned from the attractions.

You may still take selfies in the parks, during the parades and in all common areas.
But, where it is not safe, you will be asked to refrain. an effort to help, the Memory Maker photographs are now available on many of the attractions, so maybe you won't miss that perfect photo opp after all :)

For more up-to-date info, follow Main Street Memories on facebook!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Park Packs = grab bags?

Coming soon, to the Disney Parks Online Store , the fun addition of the new Park Packs.

As previewed earlier in the year, we expect to see a "theme" pack of merchandise, to be released each month, for a limited time, in the Park Packs.

The first Pack, is a "trading edition" so it will be pin-trading centered.
Each month, on the first Thursday of the month, the new Park Pack for the month will be released, and available while supplies last.

More details about each pack will be released each month.

The price for the first pack is set to be $39.95 including shipping.
More details to come!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Disney Dream is growing :)

As previously posted on the Disney Parks Blog:
Just announced, we’re bringing exciting new experiences to the Disney Dream when we transform spaces throughout the ship this fall! Headlining the enhancements are two new interactive youth areas, one themed to Star Wars and another to Disney Infinity. We’re also adding a whimsical sweet shop serving handmade gelato and the ever-popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Here’s a look at the new spaces and the fun in store for Disney Dream cruisers …
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon
In Disney’s Oceaneer Club, kids are in for an out-of-this-galaxy experience in a newly themed play, Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga.
Upon entering the spaceship, younglings will join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with the navigation of this powerful space vehicle. Sitting in the cockpit, children can pilot this super-cool spaceship through hyperspace and trigger lightspeed jumps to different locations around the galaxy.
We’ll also offer Star Wars-themed crafts, games and activities in this space. Plus, kids can watch episodes from the new Disney XD animated series, “Star Wars Rebels,” on a large screen or virtually join the rebellion at gaming stations featuring the series’ action-packed adventures.
The excitement continues during a shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training Academy experience that 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.
Disney Infinity Toy Box
Also in the Oceaneer Club, a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game offers more fun for kids.
In the Disney Infinity Toy Box area, children can experience a whole new way of playing together with exciting virtual experiences and immersive activities. Customized, on-screen adventures will bring to life characters and stories from across The Walt Disney Company.
The complete set of Disney Infinity character figures will be on display for creative inspiration and available for gameplay. Kids visiting this special room – found only on the Disney Dream – will be able to unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content that they can continue to enjoy when playing Disney Infinity at home.
Special activities will bring the virtual gameplay experience to life in the real world. For example, a life-sized Disney Infinity Base sets the stage where children take the place of character figures for a group gaming experience unlike any other. Lighting up in response to gameplay on a large screen, this interactive floor will allow kids to be immersed in the Toy Box.
Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats
Handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and delectable novelty treats are some of the deliciousness available for purchase at Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats. Resembling the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush race car game in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the sweet shop’s décor features nods to the film, including a race track and checkerboard patterned floor, gas pump-style gumball dispensers, Vanellope’s race car and King Candy’s throne. This specialty store coming to Deck 11 will have two entrances, inside Cabana’s restaurant and outside by the pool deck.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, coming to Deck 5 midship, will bring to life the storybook fantasies of young guests with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers. This very special salon will offer aspiring princesses and knights ages three to 12 the chance to transform into royalty with the help of a fairy godmother-in-training. On pirate party night this boutique becomes The Pirates League where swashbuckling pirates of all ages will have the opportunity to unleash their inner buccaneer.
Satellite Falls
Exclusively for adults, Deck 13 forward will include a new water feature, Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain that provides cool comfort. Around this upper deck, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers or relax in the shade under a canopy.
This wave of enhancements to the Disney Dream debuts on the October 26 four-night voyage from Port Canaveral, following the ship’s dry dock October 4-24, 2015 in Freeport, Bahamas. Which new space are you most excited about?

Contact us today, to sail away on the Disney Dream!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Tangled: The Musical" stage show coming to Disney Cruise Line!!

"Tangled: The Musical" stage show coming to Disney Cruise Line!

In November 2015, the endearing characters and captivating music of the animated film “Tangled” will enchant audiences once again, this time as an original stage show spectacular at sea aboard the Disney Magic – the first time the beloved Disney tale has been adapted for the stage.

“Tangled: The Musical” will immerse you in Rapunzel’s fairytale world through lavish production numbers and spellbinding music. Three new songs created exclusively for this show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater will bring the story to life onstage.

Featuring elaborate costumes, groundbreaking puppetry and stunning set designs, the show will stay true to the storyline from the hit film – with a few special twists to create a live staged production.

“Tangled: The Musical” complements the line-up of Disney Cruise Line-exclusive live entertainment performed every voyage aboard the Disney Magic, joining “Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” and “Disney Dreams… An Enchanted Classic,” which will feature a new segment from the blockbuster animated hit “Frozen” beginning in summer 2015.

The new show will premiere during the Nov. 11, 2015 four-night Bahamian sailing aboard the Disney Magic, which will sail four-night Bahamas and five-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning Sept. 30, 2015 through the new year.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Be Our Guest for breakfast

A new "test phase" is coming to Be Our Guest!
Beginning tomorrow...March 17th, guests with vacation dates March 20-June 18 can reserve Quick Service Breakfast.

This will begin as a test phase for these dates only, and will hopefully roll out soon to all guests within the 180 date range.

Quick Service breakfast offerings will include:
Bacon Egg Sandwich
Eggs Florentine
Vegetable Quiche
Fried Doughnut
French Toast Sticks

Kids Menu:
Philippe's Toasted Oats
Fifi's French Toast
Crepes du Cogsworth
Scrambled Eggs du Maurice

*more details to follow as soon as they become available**

Saturday, March 14, 2015

24-Hour Event to Launch Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, May 22-23

Mickey Mouse and his Friends in their Pajamas in Front of the Main Street Train Station at Disneyland Park
Erin from the Disney Parks Blog has some exciting news!

The all-day/all-night celebration will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and will conclude 24 hours later at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. The event will include dancing and special character encounters at locations in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, along with enchanting Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration décor throughout the resort and, of course, the shows and attractions that our guests love.
Here’s a look at what is coming when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins May 22:
  • “Paint the Night” Parade – After dark, along the Disneyland park parade route, 24-hour event guests will be among the first to see the new “Paint the Night” parade, showcasing beloved Disney characters in dazzling parade scenes illuminated with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights – the first all-LED parade in Disneyland Resort history.
  • “Disneyland Forever” Fireworks - Disneyland park itself plays a starring role in the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular, also premiering during the 24-hour event. Breathtaking fireworks shows have long been a Disneyland Resort tradition and “Disneyland Forever” soars to new levels, immersing guests from the tips of their toes to the brilliant pyrotechnic bursts above, thanks to special effects that turn the storefronts of Main Street, U.S.A., the Matterhorn and the facade of “it’s a small world” into gigantic projection screens filled with color, characters and surprises.
  • “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse will be the hosts of the all-new “World of Color” show, premiering May 22 during the 24-hour event. “World of Color – Celebrate!” illuminates the night in a fun-filled and inspirational journey exploring Walt Disney’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and his dream of Disneyland park.

Friday, March 13, 2015

24-Hours of Fun Kicks Off “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort will kick off the “Coolest Summer Ever” with 24 hours of nonstop fun during a special event May 22-23 at the Magic Kingdom®, hosted by Olaf, the summer-loving snowman from Disney’s blockbuster animated hit “Frozen.”

Magic Kingdom Park will be open 24 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m., Friday May 22, 2015 to Saturday, May 23, 2015*. You are invited to come in costume** to show your Disney Side while a selection of favorite attractions, entertainment, special event merchandise, plus food and beverage are on tap all night long to celebrate the start of the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.

During the “Coolest Summer Ever,” you can get your cool on all summer long at four theme parks and two water parks.

Highlights include:
Frozen Fun – “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® June 17-Sept. 7, 2015 as it brings together Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and the citizens of Arendelle, all appearing daily in shows and experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® - including a royal processional, a sing-along show, Frozen-themed treats and merchandise, plus a Frozen fireworks display above Hollywood Boulevard.

Cool Thrill Rides – You will also find thrills from mild to wild to out of this world in all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.  Don’t-miss attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park; Test Track presented by Chevrolet and Soarin’ at Epcot; Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars Weekends – You will find stars from another galaxy during Star Wars Weekends May 15-June 14, 2015 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

New Restaurants and Shopping – Throughout the summer, new waterfront dining and boutique shops flow into the Downtown Disney® shopping/dining/entertainment district as its transformation into Disney Springs continues.

Epcot Entertainment – New entertainment acts will appear throughout World Showcase at Epcot, which also brings a fresh summery twist on a fan favorite, Voices of Liberty.

A Splash at Water Parks – A cool new deal doubles the fun at Disney’s two iconic water parks – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. You can purchase a one-day water park ticket and park-hop between the two water parks in the same day that both are open.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cinderella Cupcake for a limited time!


Cinderella Cupcake available until the clock strikes midnight on 3/31 @ Contempo Cafe.
Drop by Disney's Contemporary Resort and try this on for size!! A vanilla cupcake, filled with vanilla icing and buttercream, sprinkled with "fairy dust" and a sparkly white chocolate glass slipper on top!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Soarin' and Toy Story Mania expansion coming soon!

Thomas Smith, Social Media director at Disney Parks, shares some GREAT news!!!

Here at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, we’re always making investments to exceed your expectations – whether it’s creating new attractions and entertainment or making existing experiences even better.
One of the things we’ve heard from our guests is that a visit to Walt Disney World Resort just isn’t complete without enjoying the spectacular views at Soarin’ in Epcot or a spin through Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Well, I’m excited to share that we are expanding both attractions by adding another theater at Soarin’ and more midway track at Toy Story Mania! We’ll also be updating the screens and projection system at Soarin,’ bringing a visually enhanced experience.
Fly Over California with Soarin' at Epcot Toy Story Mania! at Disney's Hollywood Studios
These expansions are expected to be complete by late 2016, offering even more opportunities for you to enjoy these beloved attractions during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Vera Bradley merchandise coming to Disney parks


It's a bit of a subtle Mickey/Vera print, and I really like it!

All of these items will be arriving in Disney Parks, Spring 2015, and I think they are going to be a hit for those that don't love the patterns that scream "MICKEY" but they want to show their #DisneySide everyday.bmfwdw123456
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