Tag Archives: Disney Parks

Walt Wednesdays | Vintage Disneyland Park

7 Aug

I’ve decided to start a new Walt Wednesdays series because I’ve been missing Disney Parks a lot lately. I’ve also been enjoying vintage photos of Disneyland Park, and thought this would be a nice way to share them with others.

Today’s photo is a look back at an original Disneyland Park attraction, Mad Tea Party.

Original Mad Tea Party Attraction

Mad Tea Party | 1955 Original Ride

Mad Tea Party is inspired by the Mad Hatter’s party sequence in Walt Disney’s animated classic Alice in Wonderland. Featuring the same resplendent floral colors, wacky architectural flourishes and objects of disproportionate size as seen in the movie, this timeless attraction places you in the middle of all the kooky mayhem.

Today, some incarnation of the attraction exists at every Disney park destination around the world.


Merry Christmas in July!

14 Jul

Good Sunday evening and Merry Christmas in July, everyone!

We enjoyed watching a few short Christmas movies on Netflix this weekend. I also read the boys a story from our Disney Christmas Storybook Collection tonight. I have a feeling they will want to chose their bedtime story from this book as we celebrate Christmas in July.


For this first day of Christmas in July, we’ll look at what’s coming to Disney Parks this holiday season.

Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enjoy all the holiday splendor with lively stage shows, spectacular fireworks, a unique holiday parade and favorite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. Guests can enjoy new experiences and attractions at New Fantasyland. For more information, visit www.Disneyworld.com/Christmasparty.

NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. 

Santa’s elves have transformed the Magic Kingdom into a winter wonderland with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. The fun includes the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks spectacular, plus live entertainment with Disney characters all dressed up for the holidays.

Cinderella Castle transforms into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays — thanks to a special effects spectacle bathing the castle in 200,000 shimmering white lights. Magic Kingdom guests are treated nightly to the dramatic castle celebration and stage show.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have 19 magical nights from November 8-December 20. For a quarter century, Walt Disney World Resort guests have been mesmerized by this must-see event, a grandly festive tradition immersing families in the holiday spirit.

Dates for 2013:
Nov. 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22
Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

Purchase your tickets today!


Advance Purchase Prices:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21; December 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17: Ages 10+: $62.00+tax / Ages 3-9 $57.00+tax

Advance Purchase prices are not available for November 22, December 6, 13, 19, or 20.

Day of Event Prices:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22; December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19: Ages 10+ $67.00+tax/ ages 3-9 $62.00+tax

Tickets went on sale May 1, 2013 for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Purchase your tickets today!

Remember to come back each day through July 25 as we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas in July right here on MagicalDaddy.com.

Unwrap Festive Fun During the 12 Days of Christmas in July

13 Jul

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for some time, you probably know how much I enjoy the holidays. Our family loves decorating for the holidays and making new memories each season. Celebrating Christmas in July is something I started doing a few years ago, and this year MagicalDaddy.com will be full of festive fun.

We’ll take a look at what’s coming to Disney Parks this holiday season, share some of our own holiday memories, and I will be hosting my first ever giveaway!

Come back tomorrow as the 12 Days of Christmas in July officially begins.

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Transforming Magic Kingdom Park for Fall

21 Sep

The following video is a couple of years old, however, it still amazes me the amount of time and work if takes to transform the Disney Parks for the holidays.

Magic Kingdom’s fall transformation takes place over five days as more than 40 Cast Members dress up the park with a Halloween theme. This video features a time lapse of the fall décor installation on Main Street, U.S.A., Mickey’s Country House and Town Square. After Magic Kingdom is veiled with scarecrows, Jack-O-Lanterns and haunting décor, guests are invited to trick-or-treat in their own Halloween costumes for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an annual after-hours event that takes place on select evenings through Nov. 1.

Another year applying for Walt Disney World Moms Panel

10 Sep

Have you and your family experienced many Disney Parks vacations? Are you a self-proclaimed “go to” person on all there is to see and do? Well, if so, then we’d like to hear from you!

In 2008, we created the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, an online forum of vacation advisors made up of everyday people who answer questions and offer advice to families in the process of planning a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort.

Six years later, the panel has become a vacation planning phenomenon and now the panelists help plan magical vacations for people who are not just heading to Walt Disney World Resort, but for folks who want to take a Disney Cruise Line or an Adventures By Disney® vacation or visit our Disney beach resorts or Disneyland® Resort and more!

We will accept applications beginning 9:00 am EST on September 10, 2012 and continuing until September 14, 11:59 pm EST or when we have reached 14,000 applicants whichever comes first.

It is finished. I have officially submitted my application for the 2013 Walt Disney World Moms Panel search. 🙂 Let the anxious waiting begin!

All of us Moms Panel hopefuls only have until next month to wait. Not too bad. Ha! 😛

Best of luck to everyone applying now until September 14th! Sending positive thoughts and lots of pixie dust out to you all…. ºoº.•:*¨¨*:•.ºoº

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