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Stars of Disney and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ Surprise Fans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Last week 100 Toy Story fans gathered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to celebrate the release of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” with a special advance screening followed by a big surprise.

Stars of the film, including Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Annie Potts as Bo Peep, Tony Hale as Forky, Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby, and Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom, made an unforgettable surprise appearance after the screening.  They were joined by director Josh Cooley, and producers Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera.

The day of play continued with dinner and exclusive after-hours time in Toy Story Land for fun and photos with the toys including Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Bo Peep and a special one-time appearance by Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky.

Take a look at the memorable day in the video above.

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters this Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Wildlife Wednesday: Celebrating National Pollinator Week at Walt Disney World Resort

Did you know it’s National Pollinator Week? Here at Walt Disney World Resort, we celebrate all animals, even the tiniest ones. While they may be small in stature, pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are doing big things. These helpful insects move pollen from one part of a flower to another, helping the plant to produce fruit or seeds. This is good for the environment, and for us, because pollinators help fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate grow. In fact, more than 75 percent of the world’s crops rely on pollinators, but unfortunately, pollinators are experiencing a global decline due to habitat loss.

At Walt Disney World Resort, pollinator-friendly gardens surround our new 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tons per year. In fact, more than two-thirds of the facility is pollinator-friendly and offers a nurturing and welcoming habitat for butterflies, bees and other insects, including endangered and at-risk species. 

Each week, the team of Disney Environmental and Horticulture experts visits the garden and methodically examines their test plots, observing their attractiveness to pollinators based on a variety of native plants and soil types. The team has spotted over 50 pollinators thus far, which is super encouraging for the team, as the garden is still early on in its growth.

Check out this video from Conservation Program Manager Rachel Smith to see what she and other members of Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team are doing to help pollinators at our solar facility.

Be sure to keep reading the Disney Parks Blog and follow the Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook page all year long for other exciting environmental projects.

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Which Disney-Inspired Destination Should You Visit On an RV Road Trip?

Disney movies transport us to a magical place and time. Lo and behold, these places are often inspired by real locations! As much as we love embarking on adventures through the big screen, we think a getaway IRL is long overdue.

Like the characters in Toy Story 4, you are heading out on an RV road trip this summer, but on the way to your campground you get to visit a location that inspired a classic Disney film. Take this quiz and find out which Disney-inspired destination will take you beyond infinity!

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The Best Way to Experience Alaska Like a VIP

If you chose a Disney cruise to Alaska for your family’s summer vacation next year, you’re going to score major points with your loved ones when you set sail on this adventure of a lifetime. With unparalleled beauty, once-in-a-lifetime excursions, fascinating culture and more, an Alaskan cruise tops the list of “must-have experiences.”

Mother and Daughter on Disney Cruise in Alaska

Now that the hardest part of planning a summer vacation—picking the destination!—is behind you, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the rest of the planning for you. In 2020, you can add an Adventures by Disney Cruise Package to your Alaska voyage and take a backseat in the planning process and rest assured that every detail of your family vacation will be magical. It’s the best way to enhance your Disney cruise and experience Alaska like a VIP.

Here’s what you can expect with the Adventures by Disney Alaska Cruise Package …

Man zip-lining in Alaska

Premium Adventures Ashore

All the details of your days ashore are planned meticulously for you, including transportation, meals and a variety of experiences so you can truly enjoy the best of Alaska. Whether you’re ziplining from treetop to treetop in the rainforest or mastering your gold panning skills and soaking up the history of the Klondike Gold Rush, the excursions are planned with you and your family in mind.

The Adventures by Disney package maximizes your time in port so you can pack in the most fun as possible. On one of your days ashore, you’ll be treated to three big Alaskan adventures: marveling at the size and beauty of Mendenhall Glacier, watching for whales on a private cruise and savoring a traditional Alaskan salmon bake. Talk about a full day of fun!

Guest with Mickey and Minnie on Disney Cruise in Alaska

Exclusive Experiences Onboard

Your VIP treatment starts from day one on the ship with a special welcome reception just for your Adventures by Disney group, giving you a chance to connect with the other families in the same boat (pun intended!) Then, most days you’re in port, you’ll be the first off the ship, ensuring you have ample time to pack in all of the fun at hand.

Even your days at sea include premium activities, like the chance to relax in the Rainforest Room at Senses Spa or get a behind-the-scenes prop experience and tour of the Walt Disney Theatre. At the end of your cruise, you’ll enjoy a farewell reception where you’ll likely be exchanging contact info with the new friends you and your children made during this adventure. And don’t forget to pick up your bundle of professional photographs of your time onboard and ashore, which are included in the Adventures by Disney package. Now both parents get to be in the family vacation photos!

Family on a Port Adventure in Alaska

Knowledgeable Adventure Guides

Just like any Adventures by Disney experience, every detail is thoughtfully arranged and led by Disney-trained Adventure Guides and local experts. Since your two Adventure Guides are sailing on the cruise with you, they are your go-to for questions both on and off the ship. Just knowing you have that resource prevents any stress from creeping in on your precious family time, giving each of you the chance to relax, have fun and enjoy every minute together!

Learn more about this hassle-free Adventures by Disney Alaska Cruise Package, and then let the countdown to next summer’s Alaskan voyage begin!

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Spellbinding Magic Shots Available During Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park

Select nights through August 8, 2019, you can celebrate Disney’s best-loved baddies at Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park! At this new summer event, experience the all-new night show “Villains Unite the Night,” the Maleficent Dragon breathing fire for the first time at night, wickedly good food and beverage selections, and special branded merchandise. Tickets are limited and selling fast, so get yours now!

As you can see, there’s so much for you to enjoy during this after-hours, separately ticketed event, but some of my favorite offerings are the exclusive Magic Shots available from Disney PhotoPass Service.  

During the event, visit the photographers at the locations listed below where they’ll help you capture your inner villain and conjure up a sinister surprise in your photos.

Near Sunshine Tree Terrace
Castle wall near Pinocchio Village Haus  
On the bridge leading into Tomorrowland
In front of Cinderella Castle

If you attend the event, be sure to share your experience with us using #VillainsAfterHours and #DisneyPhotoPass!

To take home all of your Disney PhotoPass memories from the event, purchase Memory Maker One Day! With Memory Maker One Day, you’ll receive unlimited digital downloads of all your easy-to-share Disney PhotoPass photos and videos taken in a single day at Walt Disney World Resort for $69.* You can purchase it in the My Disney Experience mobile app during your visit or at Box Office Gifts near the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park.

Learn more about Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park and purchase your tickets here.

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Reservations Now Open for Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Are you ready to discover one of the most spectacular dining experiences in all of Walt Disney World Resort? Perched atop Disney’s Riviera Resort and opening later this year is Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, which will offer stunning views and regional delights with a signature table-service dining experience.

Disney’s Riviera Resort and Topolino’s Terrace celebrate the grandeur of Europe that has long inspired many beloved Disney stories over the years. Featuring regional dishes from Italy and the French Riviera, this exciting new restaurant lets you indulge in an unforgettable dining experience accompanied by incredible views of the Walt Disney World Resort and surrounding areas. Whether you’re rising early for a fun character breakfast or taking in nearby nighttime spectaculars over a glass of wine and flavorful meal, Topolino’s Terrace is designed to delight all the senses.

If you’re starting the morning off with the Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience, you’ll find yourself dining in the beautiful indoor rooftop restaurant with bird’s eye views and character greetings from some of your favorite Disney friends: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy. Breakfast begins with fresh pastries including Danish pastries, croissants, blueberry scones, or Epi bread (a rustic pull-apart baguette shaped like a wheat stalk). Entrées include dishes like quiche Gruyère with house-made pancetta, sour cream waffle, wood-fired butcher’s steak, smoked salmon, plant-based omelets, and more.

Burrata con Panna from Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort

For the evening dining experience, guests will enjoy a selection of fresh oak-grilled meats, classically-prepared seafoods, handmade pastas, and decadent desserts infused with French and Italian flavors. Start off your meal with a Burrata con panna with black winter truffle and sea salt or gnocchi with duck confit and aged parmesan.

Bouillabaisse from Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Entrées include options such as rigatoni (with braised chicken, charred artichokes, and crème fraiche), bouillabaisse (with seared cod, mussels, turbot, clams, and saffron rouille), king salmon mi-cuit, and beef filet. If you’re looking to pair your meal with a glass of wine, you’ll also find an impressive collection of wines sourced from the Mediterranean coast.

Fruits of the Forest from Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort

End your dinner with a delectable dessert like the Fruits of the Forest with black currant mousse, blueberry sorbet, macerated berries, and hibiscus cake. Or try the pistachio mousse with pistachio cake, lemon curd, and morello cherry.

Reservations are now open for Topolino’s Terrace with the first available date being December 16. The Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience will be offered daily 7:30–11:00 a.m. and can count as one table service entitlement for breakfast on the Disney Dining Plan. Evening dining will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will count as two table service entitlements for dinner on the Disney Dining Plan. Discounts for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will also be available. There will also be a minimum dress code for evening dining. For more information on the dress code and the restaurant, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

For more information on Disney’s Riviera Resort or to make hotel reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 939-7762 or your travel agent. If you’re a Disney Vacation Club Member, you can make cash reservations by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

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Which Disney-Inspired Destination Should You Visit On an RV Road Trip?

Disney movies transport us to a magical place and time. Lo and behold, these places are often inspired by real locations! As much as we love embarking on adventures through the big screen, we think a getaway IRL is long overdue.

Like the characters in Toy Story 4, you are heading out on an RV road trip this summer, but on the way to your campground you get to visit a location that inspired a classic Disney film. Take this quiz and find out which Disney-inspired destination will take you beyond infinity!

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Enjoy More Than a Marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

We’re racing into the 27th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna this January 8 – 12, 2020 and gearing up for another exciting set of events. Still thinking about joining us for the most magical race on Earth? Take a look at what makes this race uniquely Disney and all the ways it’s more than a Marathon!

Race Big

Growing over the years, Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is considered one of the largest race weekends in the United States. During the 2019 event, nearly 50,000 runners from more than 70 countries participated in all of the weekend’s events. What better way to share in the excitement of accomplishing your goals than with celebrating many like-minded people!

Runner at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

26.2 Miles of Magic

Every mile is magic when you runDisney and during the Walt Disney World Marathon, you’ll have the opportunity to run through the Walt Disney World theme parks and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, filled with Disney characters and on-course entertainment. Did you know that you can qualify for other races from our timed events? The Walt Disney World Marathon is a USATF certified course, and considered to be more flat, making it perfect for earning a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon!

Medals at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Test of Endurance

Take your race weekend to the next level with several multi-race challenges, unique to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, celebrating its 15th Anniversary, combines the Half and Full back to back for 39.3 miles. Get Dopey over racing and conquer all four weekend events on consecutive days for a total of 48.6 miles during the Dopey Challenge and earn additional medals for your achievements!

Female runners at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Dream Big, Princess

“Bright young women, sick of swimming, ready to stand!” Or in this case, RUN! Did you know, Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was one of the first major races, available to all, where the female participants outnumbered the males, with last year’s ladies accounting for almost 60% of finishers. Grab your friends and family and make it a girls trip complete with achieving goals!

Runner and Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

A Family Affair

Not only are there race distances for all skill levels but Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend has many opportunities available for watching your runner. Spread miles of ch’EAR on race day and be part of their big day when you watch them from available viewing locations. Spectator viewing locations are typically available at the Start and Finish Line areas as well as select on-course viewpoint locations – please refer to the official digital event guide closer to event time!

Making a Positive Impact

Runners truly make our WORLD go around. We are proud to share that runDisney plus our generous runners and volunteers were able to raise more than $98,000 for our celebrated charity, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Additionally, during the 2018-2019 runDisney race season, almost 12K pounds of clothing were donated from runners, 49K pounds of mixed recycling were recycled and more than 3,700 banana peels were collected!

Let us know if you’ll be joining us in January! Share your magical moments in using the hashtag #WDWMarathon in social and follow runDisney on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

To learn more about other runDisney events, please visit here.

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#DisneyFamilia: Refreshing Postres and Beverages with a Latin Twist

We are only two days away from the official start of summer, but we couldn’t wait to share a delightful variety of refreshing beverages and desserts to cool down the hot days ahead. From sorbets to dessert shots and popsicles, these summer options are a complete fiesta!

Take a look at this quick and refreshing guide to help you stay cool no matter where you are at Walt Disney World Resort.

If you are looking for an on-the-go refresher while inside the parks, try the traditional Mexican fruit popsicles from La Cantina San Angel in Epcot. From lemon to mango, with chili and coconut, these delicious paletas are the perfect refreshers for a hot day, or really, any day.

Shot Desserts

The Maya Grill restaurant located in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, offers a variety of refreshing dessert options to complement your meal. The Lemon sorbet has a crisp sophisticated flavor made with freshly squeezed limones while the mango sorbet offers a light, naturally dairy and fat free option that is rich, creamy and smooth. Or, go for a sampling of dessert shots to satisfy the entire familia, featuring key lime, cappuccino dulce de leche, chocolate mud pie, peanut butter parfait or Gran Marnier berries n’ cream.

Guava Mousse

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Tiffins Restaurant welcomes all travelers to try their non-alcoholic Hibiscus Henna, a refreshing watermelon, hibiscus, soda water, lime juice beverage.  And while you’re there, you can also enjoy a variety of their refreshing desserts like the Passion Fruit Tapioca Créme, the Guava Mousse and the Halo-Halo.

Mutiny Punch

If you are looking to  satisfy your tropical cravings, look no further than Sebastian’s Bistro. Located in Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, this tropical spot offers a variety of refreshing dessert options, including Caribbean fruit sorbets. Choose from mango-lime, guava, and guanábana all crafted with fruits from the Caribbean.

The non-alcoholic specialty drinks are also a must-try! Choose from the Peachcomber, a fruity mix of orange, lemon, and peach topped with soda water; or the Landlubber Lemonade, a mix of Odwalla Lemonade with a mixture of Citrus and Grenadine; and the Mutiny Punch, a blend of raspberry, pineapple, lime, and cinnamon topped with Fever Tree Ginger Beer.  All three are promising thirst-quenchers!

While strolling past the shops at Disney Springs, stop by Frontera Cocina to enjoy a refreshing Fiesta Mexicana Iced Tea or the delicious Agua de Jamaica. Or you can indulge with the flavorful, yet refreshing Coconut-Lime Cuatro Leches, a sponge cake soaked with four milks, topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, fresh blackberries, and lime zest. Yum!

Any favorite refreshing beverages and desserts you’d like to share? Add it to the comments section below. ¡Feliz verano!

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#DisneyFamilia: Refreshing Postres and Beverages with a Latin Twist

We are only two days away from the official start of summer, but we couldn’t wait to share a delightful variety of refreshing beverages and desserts to cool down the hot days ahead. From sorbets to dessert shots and popsicles, these summer options are a complete fiesta!

Take a look at this quick and refreshing guide to help you stay cool no matter where you are at Walt Disney World Resort.

If you are looking for an on-the-go refresher while inside the parks, try the traditional Mexican fruit popsicles from La Cantina San Angel in Epcot. From lemon to mango, with chili and coconut, these delicious paletas are the perfect refreshers for a hot day, or really, any day.

Shot Desserts

The Maya Grill restaurant located in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, offers a variety of refreshing dessert options to complement your meal. The Lemon sorbet has a crisp sophisticated flavor made with freshly squeezed limones while the mango sorbet offers a light, naturally dairy and fat free option that is rich, creamy and smooth. Or, go for a sampling of dessert shots to satisfy the entire familia, featuring key lime, cappuccino dulce de leche, chocolate mud pie, peanut butter parfait or Gran Marnier berries n’ cream.

Guava Mousse

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Tiffins Restaurant welcomes all travelers to try their non-alcoholic Hibiscus Henna, a refreshing watermelon, hibiscus, soda water, lime juice beverage.  And while you’re there, you can also enjoy a variety of their refreshing desserts like the Passion Fruit Tapioca Créme, the Guava Mousse and the Halo-Halo.

Mutiny Punch

If you are looking to  satisfy your tropical cravings, look no further than Sebastian’s Bistro. Located in Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, this tropical spot offers a variety of refreshing dessert options, including Caribbean fruit sorbets. Choose from mango-lime, guava, and guanábana all crafted with fruits from the Caribbean.

The non-alcoholic specialty drinks are also a must-try! Choose from the Peachcomber, a fruity mix of orange, lemon, and peach topped with soda water; or the Landlubber Lemonade, a mix of Odwalla Lemonade with a mixture of Citrus and Grenadine; and the Mutiny Punch, a blend of raspberry, pineapple, lime, and cinnamon topped with Fever Tree Ginger Beer.  All three are promising thirst-quenchers!

While strolling past the shops at Disney Springs, stop by Frontera Cocina to enjoy a refreshing Fiesta Mexicana Iced Tea or the delicious Agua de Jamaica. Or you can indulge with the flavorful, yet refreshing Coconut-Lime Cuatro Leches, a sponge cake soaked with four milks, topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, fresh blackberries, and lime zest. Yum!

Any favorite refreshing beverages and desserts you’d like to share? Add it to the comments section below. ¡Feliz verano!

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Fred Sorenson Celebrates his 70th Birthday at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will celebrate its 4th anniversary this fall and it continues to be one of my favorite watering holes at Disney Springs. If you haven’t been, there’s never a bad time to visit. Walt Disney Imagineers did an incredible job creating this 1940s-era plane hangar filled with themed décor from ceiling to floor all based around fictional character, Jock Lindsey.

Who is Jock Lindsey you ask? You’ll spot him in the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” portrayed by Fred Sorenson who’s an actual airline pilot. Although Fred only appeared in the film for about a minute, his character inspired Imagineers to develop a whole lounge and menu dedicated to his global adventures with Indiana Jones.

When I heard Fred was planning to spend his 70th birthday at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, I just had to meet the man who inspired one of my favorite spots at Disney Springs. I had the pleasure to chat with Fred this past weekend and ask him a few questions about his career and his thoughts on how the Imagineers captured his beloved character. Check it out!

Actor Fred Sorenson Celebrates his Birthday at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

It’s been a while since you were in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but obviously, that was a huge part of your life. When you visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, does it bring you back to those days?

“Yes! Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar represents the essence of what I’ve done and continue to do every day. I’m still an active pilot for a charter company and I also help deliver airplanes all over the world. That’s actually how I got the role of Jock Lindsey—I was helping the film crew look for a plane to use in movie and they also needed someone to help deliver and get it set up, then I was asked if I would be interested in portraying Jock Lindsey!”

What’s your favorite item on the menu at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar?

“That’s a tough one—I’d have to say the Reggie’s Revenge cocktail.”

Walt Disney Imagineers are known for their storytelling and attention to detail. Do you think they got it right with Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar?

“They nailed it! The fact that it looks like exactly like an old airplane hangar and it’s located right on the water where you can hear the water and boats, it’s just perfect.”

Do fans still recognize you? If so, what’s that like?

“Sometimes. My favorite interactions with fans sometimes happen by accident. We’ll be talking about Indiana Jones and then I mention something like “Well you know, I was Jock Lindsey…” and they say “You mean…”Jock start the engine?!” It’s amazing how many fans remember that small scene.”

You’ve had a full career and travel has been a big part of your life. When you travel to Disney Springs, what’s your favorite go-to spot?

“I actually love just watching those amphicars at The BOATHOUSE! I almost bought one.”

Of all the places you could have picked to celebrate your birthday, you came here – why was this spot the right choice for you and your guests?

“I wanted to pick a venue that reflected 70 years of my life and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar truly represents everything I enjoy about my life and the career I’m so passionate about.”  

Anything else you’d want to share with readers of the Disney Parks Blog?

“I appreciate the fans so much. Jock Lindsey represents the idea of adventure and dreams and being able to bring that to others and see their faces light up is simply amazing. I would tell readers to never stop dreaming and taking adventures in life—you’ll never know what will happen!”

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Fred Sorenson Celebrates his 70th Birthday at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will celebrate its 4th anniversary this fall and it continues to be one of my favorite watering holes at Disney Springs. If you haven’t been, there’s never a bad time to visit. Walt Disney Imagineers did an incredible job creating this 1940s-era plane hangar filled with themed décor from ceiling to floor all based around fictional character, Jock Lindsey.

Who is Jock Lindsey you ask? You’ll spot him in the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” portrayed by Fred Sorenson who’s an actual airline pilot. Although Fred only appeared in the film for about a minute, his character inspired Imagineers to develop a whole lounge and menu dedicated to his global adventures with Indiana Jones.

When I heard Fred was planning to spend his 70th birthday at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, I just had to meet the man who inspired one of my favorite spots at Disney Springs. I had the pleasure to chat with Fred this past weekend and ask him a few questions about his career and his thoughts on how the Imagineers captured his beloved character. Check it out!

Actor Fred Sorenson Celebrates his Birthday at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

It’s been a while since you were in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but obviously, that was a huge part of your life. When you visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, does it bring you back to those days?

“Yes! Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar represents the essence of what I’ve done and continue to do every day. I’m still an active pilot for a charter company and I also help deliver airplanes all over the world. That’s actually how I got the role of Jock Lindsey—I was helping the film crew look for a plane to use in movie and they also needed someone to help deliver and get it set up, then I was asked if I would be interested in portraying Jock Lindsey!”

What’s your favorite item on the menu at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar?

“That’s a tough one—I’d have to say the Reggie’s Revenge cocktail.”

Walt Disney Imagineers are known for their storytelling and attention to detail. Do you think they got it right with Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar?

“They nailed it! The fact that it looks like exactly like an old airplane hangar and it’s located right on the water where you can hear the water and boats, it’s just perfect.”

Do fans still recognize you? If so, what’s that like?

“Sometimes. My favorite interactions with fans sometimes happen by accident. We’ll be talking about Indiana Jones and then I mention something like “Well you know, I was Jock Lindsey…” and they say “You mean…”Jock start the engine?!” It’s amazing how many fans remember that small scene.”

You’ve had a full career and travel has been a big part of your life. When you travel to Disney Springs, what’s your favorite go-to spot?

“I actually love just watching those amphicars at The BOATHOUSE! I almost bought one.”

Of all the places you could have picked to celebrate your birthday, you came here – why was this spot the right choice for you and your guests?

“I wanted to pick a venue that reflected 70 years of my life and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar truly represents everything I enjoy about my life and the career I’m so passionate about.”  

Anything else you’d want to share with readers of the Disney Parks Blog?

“I appreciate the fans so much. Jock Lindsey represents the idea of adventure and dreams and being able to bring that to others and see their faces light up is simply amazing. I would tell readers to never stop dreaming and taking adventures in life—you’ll never know what will happen!”

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Here’s How You Can Make Disney Cruise Line’s Signature Balsamic Grande Cocktail at Home

The Italian-inspired Palo restaurant aboard each Disney ship, named after the colorful poles that line the canals of Venice, offers a superlative dining experience reserved exclusively for adults. When you dine here, you’re invited to indulge in a menu of delectable modern Italian cuisine, coupled with a sophisticated atmosphere and superior service.

Of course the dining experience doesn’t end with the fine cuisine. Palo is also known for a robust menu of adult beverages, including inventive cocktails and classic reserve wines. The restaurant’s wine list, with 99 percent Italian wines, includes about 90 labels from all regions of Italy, including a sparkling Prosecco, a lush red Barolo made just for Palo, and some of the best Super Tuscans. 

One of my favorite beverages at Palo, especially paired with brunch, is the restaurant’s signature Balsamic Grande cocktail. This refreshing drink features vodka, a splash of 5-year-old balsamic vinegar and fresh muddled strawberries. It’s the perfect drink to impress your friends with during a summer gathering. Check out this video to see how you can make it at home.

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First-Ever High School Golf National Invitational Kicks Off June 27th at Walt Disney World Resort

High school golfers around the nation are dreaming about winning a national championship in the first-ever High School National Invitational, so it should come as no surprise that organizers of the tournament decided to stage it at the place where dreams come true – Walt Disney World Resort.

The quest for a magical national golf title happens June 27-28 at Disney’s famed Magnolia and Palm golf courses – the same courses that have hosted some of the biggest names in professional golf over the years. The boys will play at Disney while the girls will compete at nearby Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. More than 300 young golfers are expected to compete during the two-day event.

Who knows? One of these aspiring golfers might eventually compete in a PGA or LPGA Tour event one day. If you want to catch them before they might become famous, there’s no charge for admission or parking at this tournament. And if you get the itch to play while you’re out there, then swing by our pro shop to book a tee time on any of our four courses.  Or you can call 407-WDW-GOLF (939-4653) or go to www.golfwdw.com.

Give it a try and see if you can make your golf dreams come true, too!

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First-Ever High School Golf National Invitational Kicks Off June 27th at Walt Disney World Resort

High school golfers around the nation are dreaming about winning a national championship in the first-ever High School National Invitational, so it should come as no surprise that organizers of the tournament decided to stage it at the place where dreams come true – Walt Disney World Resort.

The quest for a magical national golf title happens June 27-28 at Disney’s famed Magnolia and Palm golf courses – the same courses that have hosted some of the biggest names in professional golf over the years. The boys will play at Disney while the girls will compete at nearby Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. More than 300 young golfers are expected to compete during the two-day event.

Who knows? One of these aspiring golfers might eventually compete in a PGA or LPGA Tour event one day. If you want to catch them before they might become famous, there’s no charge for admission or parking at this tournament. And if you get the itch to play while you’re out there, then swing by our pro shop to book a tee time on any of our four courses.  Or you can call 407-WDW-GOLF (939-4653) or go to www.golfwdw.com.

Give it a try and see if you can make your golf dreams come true, too!

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Disney Minnie Van Service Celebrates Milestone; New Enhancements Coming as Lyft Becomes Official Rideshare at Disney Parks

Our popular Minnie Van transportation service at the Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating a major milestone – 1 MILLION GUESTS MAGICALLY TRANSPORTED!   

And the best is yet to come for Minnie Vans connected by the ridesharing service Lyft. It was just announced that Lyft is now the official rideshare of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort and new enhancements will be added to the Walt Disney World Resort service as early as this fall.  

Disney and Lyft are collaborating in exciting ways for guests. This fall, Lyft and Disney will be enhancing the app experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. The update will make it easier to request a Minnie Van ride, find the most convenient pickup location, and even select a wheelchair accessible vehicle.  

Since 2017, the Minnie Van fleet has been taking guests everywhere they want to go at the Walt Disney World Resort in a magical way that only Disney can do. Learn more about the service in our earlier Disney Minnie Van story.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for future updates on the Minnie Van service.

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