New Merchandise Artwork Sparks Fond Memories of First Disney Parks Vacation

Written by at January 28, 2015

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As time passes, my memories of my first visit to Walt Disney World Resort in July 1983 become more like something from a dream. I remember the Speed Room from If You Had Wings in Tomorrowland, the warm lights of Main Street, U.S.A. at night, and the dinosaurs in Universe of Energy at EPCOT Center. The essence of those dreamy images was recently captured in new merchandise found at Disney Parks. I caught up with Disney Design Group Creative Director Eric Caszatt to learn more

Exciting Ways to Explore Italy with Adventures by Disney

Written by at January 28, 2015

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I am the type of traveler who loves to explore new places. But if there is one place I feel like I could keep going back (and back again) to endlessly it’s Italy. From the ruins of Pompeii to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the to-die-for pizza pretty much everywhere, it’s hard for me to choose my favorite spot in this beautifully diverse country (they all have wine, which is a win in my book). Thankfully Adventures by Disney understands that, just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, exploring Italy’s treasures can be quite a daunting task. That’s why they offer several distinct vacations to this boot-shaped region

Follow Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Unveiling Live on Disney Parks Blog

Written by at January 27, 2015

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Two hundred lucky Disney Parks Blog readers will join us tomorrow evening as we unveil some of what is in store for the upcoming Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration! And today, I’ve got details on how you can follow along with the excitement at home

Impressive Peter Pan’s Flight interactive queue debuts dazzling pixie dust at Walt Disney World

Written by at January 27, 2015

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Three months ago, Walt Disney World opened a new area of Peter Pan’s Flight, taking guests waiting in line through the bedrooms of Wendy, John, and Michael. While fun to pass through, these new queue rooms were destined for much more Disney magic, as revealed this week. The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland attraction has gotten a

Disney’s Night of Joy 2015: Artist Update

Written by at January 27, 2015

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As we usher in the New Year, I wanted to give you an update on Disney’s Night of Joy

Voyage to the Iron Reef interactive ride announced to open May 15 at Knott’s Berry Farm

Written by at January 27, 2015

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Knott’s Berry Farm has announced their highly anticipated Voyage to the Iron Reef interactive 4-D ride will open May 15, 2015. The family-friendly ride will put park guests in a position to help save Knott’s from mysterious creatures emerging from the seas beneath the Boardwalk via high definition 3-D animation. A new promo video offers

Tour Guide Tuesday: Parade and fireworks viewing tips as the Magic Kingdom’s Hub is temporarily walled off

Written by at January 27, 2015

Tour Guide Tuesday: Parade and fireworks viewing tips as the Magic Kingdom’s Hub is temporarily walled off

My name is Dave Drumheller, owner and tour guide at WDW Guided Tours. I help my guests enjoy their time at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios while minimizing their wait times and maximizing their fun. As someone who is at the parks on a regular basis (it’s my job!), I am here to pass

New Merchandise Kiosks Set the Bar High at Downtown Disney

Written by at January 27, 2015

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Unlike most people, I’m at Downtown Disney five days a week. I get to see the property transform before my very eyes on a pretty regular basis, and I can honestly say that one of my favorite signs of progress is the opening of new venues

PHOTOS: Disney Springs detail previewed at Minneapolis boat show as “Walt’s Dream” comes to Walt Disney World

Written by at January 27, 2015

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The Boathouse restaurant is rapidly taking shape at Downtown Disney, soon to become Disney Springs as Walt Disney World adds new shopping and dining locations. At last weekend’s Minneapolis Boat Show, part of The Boathouse’s upcoming decor was shown off: a restored 1947 Chris Craft Special Runabout that’s now called “Walt’s Dream.” (Thanks to Tom

Finish That Disney Parks Sign: Cupcakes at the Confectionery

Written by at January 27, 2015

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If you have a sweet tooth for treats at the Confectionary at Magic Kingdom Park, you just may get the answer correct in this week’s Finish That Disney Parks Sign challenge