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Magical New Experiences to Debut this Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

18 Apr

An incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences will debut this summer across all four Walt Disney World theme parks and beyond.

  • A flurry of fireflies awakens the iconic Tree of Life with colorful animation, and the songs of Disney’s new hit film “The Jungle Book” come to life on Discovery River, just two of the many new experiences as Disney’s Animal Kingdom introduces nighttime hours for the first time in the park’s 18-year history.
  • “Frozen,” the top animated film of all time, comes to life for the first time in an enchanting, music-filled attraction in the Norway pavilion at Epcot.
  • Princesses Tiana and Rapunzel join a rousing show on the grandest stage of all in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park.
  • An awe-inspiring new Star Wars fireworks and projection spectacular premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Disney Springs welcomes more top shopping destinations and celebrity chef restaurants in a glittering new setting.

Across its four theme parks, multiple resort hotels and diverse shopping and dining offerings, guests will find unforgettable experiences to share with family and friends, making every moment as magical as it can be.

– See more details here.

Tree of Life Awakens at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Night

Tree of Life Awakens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Night

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Frosty Treats to Beat the Summer Heat at Walt Disney World Resort

6 Jul
Walt Disney World Resort guests can chill out all summer long with cool thrills in the four Disney theme parks, spills at the two Disney water parks, Disney Character encounters, shopping, dining and many other unforgettable experiences like Frozen Summer Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios, new entertainment acts at Epcot, and the new Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Walt Disney World Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

Walt Disney World Resort guests can chill out all summer long with cool thrills in the four Disney theme parks, spills at the two Disney water parks, Disney Character encounters, shopping, dining and many other unforgettable experiences like Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, new entertainment acts at Epcot, and the new Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Walt Disney World Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month throughout July at the Walt Disney World Resort! Nothing tastes better than a delectable frozen treat while exploring the parks during the “Coolest Summer Ever.” With an abundance of food and beverage locations serving ice cream snacks across property, these are a few of the must-try chilled treats at Walt Disney World this summer.

Magic Kingdom

While strolling down Main Street U.S.A., the smell of freshly baked waffle cones wafts through the air. Follow the delicious scent and you will find the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. This is the home of many delectable ice cream delicacies, but one in particular takes the top scoop – the ice cream cookie sandwich. Two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies served with your choice of hand-scooped ice cream in the middle, creating the sweetest sandwich you will ever taste!

The other must-stop shop at Magic Kingdom is Aloha Isle, home of the legendary Dole Whip. This scrumptious soft-serve delight is a refreshing frozen treat blended in pineapple, vanilla or swirled flavors. For the more exotic palettes, try the Pineapple Dole Whip Float with Dole Pineapple Juice, as it will surely make you dole out a smile! Dole Whip also can be found at Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Epcot

Ciao, gelato! Experience the sweet indulgence of Italian gelato at Gelati, the delectable dessert kiosk at the Epcot World Showcase Italy Pavilion. With a variety of tempting gelato flavors and ice cream specialties, the possibilities are endless. One of the fanciful “Gelato Creations” is the Coppa Amicizia, a blend of cookies and cream, strawberry, Fior di Latte (milk-flavored gelato), strawberry sauce, whole strawberries and whipped cream.

Fresh brioche bread and chilled ice cream – two of the world’s most delightful delicacies. L’Artisan des Glaces at Epcot’s France Pavilion combines these two treats into a heavenly combination with its Croque Glacé. Choose any one of this authentic French ice cream shop’s unique flavors, perhaps the coco-white chocolate ice cream, before it is sealed in a warm brioche with rich chocolate or raspberry sauce. This ice cream pastry is inspired by the tastes of Paris and will have guests saying “Bonjour!”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Still have a passion for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Have no shame because this special Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake at 50’s Prime Time Café will help rekindle that passion for peanut butter and relive those tasty childhood memories. The ingredients are simple – peanut butter and jelly with milk and ice cream – but the flavor is indescribably bold and indulgently satisfying.

What is the last shop seen before and the first thing thought of after falling down an elevator shaft? That would be the delicious treats at Hollywood Scoops, the ice cream kiosk near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. But not just any ice cream treat will do – Apple Crisp à la Mode is the must-try delight. This cinnamon apple dessert topped with old-fashioned vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and streusel is a perfect way to conclude a haunted stay at The Hollywood Hotel.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In the heart of Harambe Village is the home of Tamu Tamu Refreshments, where hungry travelers can find unique frozen treats and refreshments for even the wildest of safaris. The most popular treat is the Pineapple Whip Soft-serve with Coconut or Dark Rum, a truly tantalizing tropical treat.

An old-fashioned root beer float is a classic ice cream novelty and a fantastic way to beat the heat. Try one of the soft-serve soda floats from the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck while trekking through Asia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2015/07/06/frosty-treats-to-beat-the-summer-heat-at-walt-disney-world-resort/#sthash.WHdN7gJz.dpuf

Moms Panel Monday: Moms’ Views on your first visit to Magic Kingdom Park

16 Mar

One of my favorite ways to helps Guests on the Disney Parks Moms Panel is by answering the Moms’ Views Questions. Moms’ Views Questions allow Disney Parks Moms Panelists to collectively answer a question from a Guest. It’s fun to read tips and opinions from my fellow Panelists as I answer, and it allows us to share a lot of great information with our Guests.

The most recent Moms’ Views that I answered was from a Guest planning a first visit to Magic Kingdom Park this spring. I love the Magic Kingdom, so this question was one I was very excited to answer.

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Click the photo above to hear what the Moms Panel had to say, or read more here.

Have a question about Walt Disney World Resort? Stop by the Moms Panel and ask me!

Vintage Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort

18 Jul

After receiving such positive feedback from the vintage photos I shared yesterday for Disneyland’s 58th Anniversary, I decided to dig through the Disney Parks Blog Archives for a look at Walt Disney World. And since we are celebrating Christmas in July, these vintage Walt Disney World photos give us a nostalgic look back at past holiday seasons.

Magic Kingdom Park has celebrated the holidays with a Christmas Parade since opening in 1971. Here's a look at the parade back in 1976 traveling down Main Street, U.S.A.

Magic Kingdom Park has celebrated the holidays with a Christmas Parade since opening in 1971. Here’s a look at the parade back in 1976 traveling down Main Street, U.S.A.

While the parade’s name has varied through the years, one thing has always remained the same – the holiday cheer it brings to guests every holiday season.

While the parade’s name has varied through the years, one thing has always remained the same – the holiday cheer it brings to guests every holiday season.

Chip 'n Dale decking the halls at Epcot in the 1980s

Chip ‘n Dale decking the halls at Epcot in the 1980s.

Mickey and Minnie trimming the tree at Walt Disney World Resort in the 1980s

Mickey and Minnie trimming the tree at Walt Disney World Resort in the 1980s.

Pluto powering up the tree at Disney-MGM Studios in the 1980s.

Pluto powering up the tree at Disney-MGM Studios in the 1980s.

In December 1983, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Scrooge McDuck made appearances at Magic Kingdom Park dressed as Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Ebenezer Scrooge.

In December 1983, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Scrooge McDuck made appearances at Magic Kingdom Park dressed as Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Earffel Tower at Disney-MGM Studios in 1989.

The Earffel Tower at Disney-MGM Studios in 1989.

These wonderful images were taken from posts found on the Disney Parks Blog by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center. All photos used in this post are ©Disney. 

Sweet Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park

15 Jul

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Christmas in July post, on select evenings in November and December, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party gives Magic Kingdom guests the chance to experience exclusive special holiday entertainment, including “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

This enchanting special after-hours party takes place inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have 19 magical nights from November 8-December 20.

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

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

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