Disney fans and members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will enjoy more benefits than ever before at D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event this July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. These special offers from D23 include the D23 Fan Lounge, which will be located in the heart of the show floor and will include photo opportunities and complimentary charging stations. D23 Gold Member Benefits will include priority seating for presentations in Hall D23 and the D23 Expo Arena, a complimentary Expo-exclusive print, and other special offers and discounts from Disney partners including Havaianas, Ozobot, Steiff, and Thomas Kinkade. There will also be a D23 Charter Member Lounge for those who joined in 2009 and have maintained their Gold Membership status
Beginning April 21, guests will be able to preview scenes from the upcoming film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and on the Disney Cruise Line.
— At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will get to see this advance look at clips from the film as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction.
— At Disney California Adventure park, the preview of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.
— On Disney Cruise Line, you can enjoy a sneak peek aboard all four ships in the fleet, on select sailings this summer.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 3D will be released in theaters across the U.S. on May 26, and will also premiere at sea aboard the ships of Disney Cruise Line on that date
I have written a lot about the unique experiences that SeaWorld Orlando offers children at its summer day and resident camps, and for the last two years my dolphin-loving daughter has experienced the fun for herself. She loved every minute of the five days! We’re already making plans for her to attend another camp this summer, and you can too, because 2017 registration is now open
AllEars Guest Writer Ruth Moreland returns with another feature on “Seniors at Walt Disney World,” talking about the natural slowing down many of us experience
FastPass is now available at the Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney California Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort is looking to hire for more than 1,000 positions during its Online Spring Hiring Event. A variety of full-time and part-time positions are available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney Springs and more than 20 Resort Hotels. Candidates are encouraged to apply online for a wide range of roles, such as quick service food and beverage, lifeguards, parking attendants, culinary, bus drivers and much more. For more information about the current openings at Walt Disney World Resort, including full role descriptions or to apply online, visit www.WaltDisneyWorld.jobs
When I come across a reference to Ranger Rick, the National Wildlife Federation’s ambassador, fond memories of my tween years come rushing back when I had the plush version of the raccoon and a subscription to the magazine. Now, he is turning 50 and is appealing to a new generation with initiatives to save the monarch butterfly.
The Federation has a longstanding commitment to bringing back America’s monarch butterfly population, which has declined by 90 percent in the past 20 years. It supports the nationwide Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, which has so far recruited 300 cities, counties, and towns in the monarch flyway to create more habitat and educate their residents. It also supported the designation of Interstate 35 as a monarch highway
EASTER, APRIL 16: Easter services will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The service schedule is:
— Catholic Mass: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
— Protestant Service: 9:15 a.m.
Note that the Contemporary Resort parking lot operates under parking restrictions, which means that unless you are staying there or have a dining reservation, you will need to use Disney transportation. Resort guests around the monorail beam are encouraged to take the monorail or watercraft system to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. All other guests should go to the Magic Kingdom and then transfer to a shuttle bus to Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which will be available starting at 7 a.m
Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny host a meet-and-greet in the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square Courtyard now until April 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day