Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Muppets Are Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Fall in an All-New Show



Beginning this fall, the Muppets will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”
Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and James Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, as they gather outside The Hall of Presidents to present historical tales in hysterical fashion as only they can. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets appear throughout the day to share with Guests, their own unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of the United States of America.


Featuring an original song and plenty of wacky Muppets humor, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” will make its debut in October 2016.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The debut of Disney PhotoPass+ One Week at Disneyland Resort

Disney PhotoPass+ One Week includes all your PhotoPass photos linked to your Disney account from a seven-consecutive-day period of your choosing, including select attraction and dining photos, Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots.

This new product can be purchased for $69 online before, during or after a visit to Disneyland Resort.


Only visiting Disneyland Resort for the day? You can still purchase Disney PhotoPass+ One Day for $39 at Disneyland.com/PhotoPass or in the Disneyland mobile app.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Coming to Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Beginning in summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure at Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort. Your family will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.

Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.

The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure Park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Your family will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.


Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park. Stay tuned to this blog and our facebook page as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Room with a View: Sailing the Danube River with Adventures by Disney

With Adventures by Disney you can enjoy gorgeous views of iconic cities across the globe, often right from your own hotel room window. Now you can even experience a new European vista each morning – without ever having to change rooms – on an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise.
For the first time ever, Adventures by Disney travelers are savoring views of Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Passau, Germany; and more. And it’s all from the comfort of the AmaViola, a new river cruise ship designed with families in mind. Guests are soaking in the sight of fairytale castles, historic architecture, towering mountains and idyllic countryside as they sail through four countries.
Magnificent views from the ship are just the beginning. Active adventures await you at each port, making the journey even more astounding. Adventures by Disney River Cruises also offer maximum port time in each city, arriving at dawn and departing late night. This means more time to discover each destination through customized activities designed to appeal to all ages.

Imagine waking up, throwing open your curtains and beholding the beauty of a new European destination each day – eight locales in all. You can do it with an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise. Now sailing!

Monday, July 18, 2016

PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios



Pizza lovers, rejoice! PizzeRizzo will open this fall in Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the former Toy Story Pizza Planet location. Rizzo The Rat owns and operates the pizzeria, where guests can grab a pizza pie and a cold drink. Enjoy a casual Italian-American dining experience in a whole new way, through the eyes of the lovable, wisecracking Muppet.
Walt Disney Imagineering hid hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years throughout the two-story quick-service location. In addition to the expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, guests will be able to dine in a “cheesy” banquet room, or take five in a special booth designated just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort 2016

The spookiest time of the year is almost here! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns September 9 through October 31, bringing with it 17 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party as well as seasonal favorites like Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Mickey’s Halloween Party guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, the exclusive “Halloween Screams” fireworks and more. And new this year, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from Disney’s animated feature, “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”) will make his spooky ride through the heart of Disneyland park each night of the party!
Be sure to purchase your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets early and mark your calendars for the following dates:
  • July 21: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, & Disney Rewards Visa card holders
  • July 28: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2016 dates: Friday, Sept. 23; Monday, Sept. 26; Wednesday, Sept. 28; Friday, Sept. 30; Monday, Oct. 3; Wednesday, Oct. 5; Friday, Oct. 7; Monday, Oct. 10; Wednesday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 17; Wednesday, Oct. 19; Friday, Oct. 21; Monday, Oct. 24; Wednesday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 29; and Monday, Oct. 31
Parking is not included in the ticket price and parking fees will apply. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a nonsmoking event. Smoking will be permitted in designated areas outside Disneyland Park in the Main Entrance Plaza.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Early Morning Magic Available at Disney's Hollywood Studios Beginning August 1

Disney Early Morning Magic at Magic Kingdom® Park gives you the opportunity to be among the first to experience theme park attractions and breakfast inside the park. We’re excited to share that not only has Disney Early Morning Magic been extended through Sept. 30, 2016 at Magic Kingdom Park, but it will soon be offered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® as well.



Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, a select number of Walt Disney World® Guests can experience Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests can experience Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Toy Story Mania!, Pixar Place character greetings (with Woody and Buzz), and Mickey and Minnie on Commissary Lane and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight – all with little to no wait before the park opens. And to get fueled up for the rest of the day, you can partake in a hearty all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast at ABC Commissary from 8-10 a.m. Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45-10 a.m.


And remember, you can get a head start at Magic Kingdom Park with Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland. You can enjoy breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus and experience a trio of favorite Fantasyland attractions – Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland takes place Tuesdays and Sundays from 7:45-10 a.m. through Sept. 27, 2016.

Please note Disney Early Morning Magic will be offered on different days than Extra Magic Hours. Disney Early Morning Magic requires a separate ticket - $69 for adults and $59 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax), in addition to regular theme park admission.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Get a Peek at New Star Wars-Themed Land at Disneyland Park

In April, we celebrated the official groundbreaking of Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts, and beginning today, Disneyland Park Guests can get a glimpse of this exciting and immersive experience. A new image has been unveiled on the fence along Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland - one of the entry points to this never-before-seen planet in the Star Wars galaxy - revealing more about what you will find in this all-new land.


Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings. Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming - like the Millennium Falcon peeking out of one of the cargo bays, marking the location where you will get the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. 

The 14-acre land will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort.  Stay tuned.... we'll continue to bring you updates as we learn more about this planet, as well as the citizens, aliens and droids who populate it.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Eat to the Beat Lineup for 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Eight new acts join the lineup, including Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T's, Jeffrey Osborne, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Living Colour, Soul Asylum and Delta Rae.

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

(Subject to change. Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list)

Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
Sept. 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”
Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos “La Bamba”
Oct. 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”
Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back”
Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”
Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily at America Gardens Theatre, and are included in Epcot admission.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package


Indulge in a Lady and the Tramp-inspired lunch by day before enjoying VIP viewing of the Main Street Electrical Parade at night.

Dig into a delicious dining opportunity before soaking up VIP views of a beloved nighttime spectacular. The experience begins at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant—reminiscent of the eatery from Lady and the Tramp—where you can sink your teeth into tasty Italian fare for lunch… and maybe even re-enact the unforgettable scene where Lady and the Tramp shared their first kiss!
Then, as evening arrives, be sure to make the most of VIP viewing during the first showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade—one of the most illustrious evening experiences in the history of Walt Disney World Resort. It’s a perfect complement to any day spent within the wonder of Magic Kingdom park!
Meal, Pricing and Reservation Details The Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package costs $45 for adults and $17 for children ages 9 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Each dining package comes complete with an appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage, along with a VIP viewing voucher.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

‘Inside Shanghai Disney Resort’ Gallery Opens at Epcot



If your family is hoping to visit Shanghai Disneyland, you can get a taste of the world’s newest Disney Park at the China Pavilion in Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort, where the “Inside Shanghai Disney Resort” gallery has just opened its doors in the House of the Whispering Willows Gallery.


The gallery showcases exclusive artwork, as well as a look at the classic and cutting-edge attractions within Shanghai Disneyland’s six lands of fantasy and thrilling adventure.
In addition, the exhibit illustrates how elements of Chinese culture were woven into the fabric of the resort. Walt Disney Imagineers traveled across China seeking inspiration for Shanghai Disneyland, its two hotels, and the Disneytown shopping district. The result, as Guests will discover, is an authentically Disney experience that remains distinctly Chinese.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Top Ten Can't-Miss Experiences at Disneyland Resort This Summer

From a new live stage show to all-new attractions, there’s so much for your family to experience at the Disneyland® Resort this summer! Here are ten experiences you won’t want to miss.


  • The new “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” immerses Disney California Adventure® Park Guests in the emotional story of Anna and Elsa in an exciting theatrical interpretation for the stage, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and some unique surprises.
  • On Soarin' Around the World at Disney California Adventure® Park, your family can take flight on an all-new adventure to exciting destinations.
  • The fun-filled Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, new in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, is rolling with fun as Luigi’s cugini (or family) have come from Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs. Your family can join in the fun by hopping aboard miniature Italian roadsters, in the style of late 1950s micro cars. The cars perform the traditional dances of their village, moving to upbeat music and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across a trackless “dance floor.”
  • In Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, Star Wars Launch Bay invites Guests to discover authentic replicas of film props and encounter Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.
  • The Star Wars-themed transformation of Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain thrusts your family into an X-wing battle as they race through the darkness. The experience is enhanced by a new soundtrack, inspired by the Star Wars films’ musical themes and re-orchestrated to match every move in the attraction.
  • At Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, you can encounter a new adventure and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while journeying aboard a Starspeeder 1000.
  • Make sure you don’t miss your chance to see the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration dazzle and shine before the celebration ends Sept. 5, 2016.
  • The sparkling “Paint the Night” parade builds on the tradition of breathtaking nighttime parades in Disneyland park that began with the “Main Street Electrical Parade.” Illuminated almost entirely by LED lights, “Paint the Night” is a state-of-the art, vibrant wonder that immerses Guests in the magical, luminescent worlds of many Disney and Disney●Pixar characters.
  • The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular entertains Guests from the tips of their toes to the sky high above, surrounding the audience with music, dazzling visual projections and other special effects that bring the pyrotechnics to life in surprising new ways. Your family may enjoy the projections from multiple locations, including Main Street, U.S.A., and “it’s a small world” mall.


  • At Disney California Adventure® Park, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” is a fun-filled version of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular. Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas, bringing to life the remarkable story of Walt Disney and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

2016 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now Available

 
 
As a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot®, this favorite Walt Disney World® Resort holiday tradition presents the story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

Celebrity narrators this year include some returning favorites like contemporary Christian music singer Steven Curtis Chapman, actors Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris and newcomers like legendary baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr. Here’s the list of confirmations we have so far:*

11/25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
11/28-12/1 – Neil Patrick Harris
12/2-12/3 – Whoopi Goldberg
12/4-12/12 – TBA
12/13-12/15 – Meredith Vieira
12/16-12/18 – TBA
12/19-12/21 – Joe Morton
12/22-12/27 – TBA
12/28-12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr.
The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

This year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.
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