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VIDEO: ‘Celebrate Gospel’ Marks 10th Anniversary at Disneyland Resort

Last weekend, the Disneyland Resort commemorated Black History Month with the 10th anniversary of “Celebrate Gospel.” Fifteen guest gospel choirs from across Southern California performed at Disney California Adventure park, engaging guests through powerful music, call-and-response and live band instrumentals.

“Celebrate Gospel” was created at the Disneyland Resort with the assistance of PULSE, one of several diversity resource groups for cast members that support and enhance Disneyland Resort strategies. As part of this year’s event, Disney Ambassador Rafa Barron shared about The Walt Disney Company’s grant of $1.5 million to UNCF (United Negro College Fund) earlier this year.

In this video, representatives of the Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir and the Amazing Grace Conservatory reflect on the event, and 10 years of participation!

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Five Fan Favorites: Disney California Adventure Park

Earlier this week, you may have seen our story on Disneyland park favorites. Today, we’re sharing our Disney California Adventure park favorites that will have you filled with excitement and, of course, adventure! Whether you’re a dedicated theme park explorer or you’re a first-time visitor, now is the time to go and enjoy!

Here are five fantastic experiences at Disney California Adventure park:

1. Live the stories of Pixar – Enjoy the splendor of what Pixar Pier has to offer, including attractions, character encounters, entertainment, food and more! If you brave the Incredicoaster, this high-speed attraction has you soaring through the sky with the super family in a mad dash to catch Jack-Jack.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure park

2. Join Rocket on a mission – Hop aboard the Collector’s gantry lift on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! You’ll help rescue Rocket’s fellow Guardians all while jamming out to Star-Lord’s classic mixtapes. It’ll be sure to drop you out of this universe!

Captain America, at Hollywood Land, Disney California Adventure park

3. Encounter Super HeroesMeet legendary Super Heroes like Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man in Hollywood Land throughout the day. Photos are a must, so bring your most courageous poses and fierce smiles!

Cars Land

4. Rev your engines with the “Cars” crew – Get your kicks as you ride off to the races on Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land. The whole family will love zooming along with Lightning McQueen and other car-acters through Ornament Valley.

Food booth, Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

5. Discover delicious California-inspired cuisine and beverages – Starting March 1 through April 23, experience culinary craftsmanship at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. During this one-of-a-kind event, taste innovative bites and sips, watch demonstrations, talk to chefs and get inspired in the kitchen!

And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, we have incredible ticket offers available, helping you save while spending more time at both theme parks! Check out the Disneyland Resort website for more details. And, Southern California residents – we also have a special offer just for you!

What are your must-do’s at Disney California Adventure park?

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Disney D-Lish Merchandise Celebrates the Fun of Disney Parks Food

Scrumptious surprises await guests visiting Disney Springs West Side this weekend during a pop-up event celebrating Disney D-Lish, a new whimsical merchandise collection that celebrates the fun of Disney Parks food. Now through Feb. 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily, you can be among the first to shop new apparel presented in specially designed, food-inspired packaging. Here’s a look at what’s being served during the limited time experience at Walt Disney World Resort.

Inspired by a popular retail trend of turning food into merchandise, Disney D-Lish products were designed to remind guests of favorite theme park treats.

New Whimsical merchandise collection that celebrates the fun of Disney Parks food

“The sights and smells of food that guests love from Disney Parks is now distinctly Disney merchandise,” explained Katie Thompson, a Merchandise Strategy Manager who was part of a team that cooked up the idea for this tasty collection.

Through research, the merchandise team saw that food-shaped products were a hot dish. Using the findings, Disney Creative Group artists created a smorgasbord of Disney food-inspired art that became products created especially for Disney Parks.

Soon, tumblers resembled pineapple swirls from Adventureland, socks patterned with cupcakes were packed into cupcake containers, and a Minnie Mouse headband was transformed by adding doughnut-shaped ears.

Merchandise Product Development and Visual Display Teams

“We enjoy telling stories through fun and unique products that remind Guests of their visits to Disney Parks,” said Clay Chaffin, Merchandise Product Developer for Home Decor. “We love what we do, but we want our Guests to love the merchandise they take home even more.”

While the pop-up event will only be at Disney Springs through Feb. 24, guests can find even more Disney D-Lish products in shops throughout Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, including the newly reimagined World of Disney stores. Guests may also find items online by visiting shopDisney.com. Bon appetite!

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Vacation Stories From Rhône River Cruise | Adventures by Disney

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#DisneyKids: Explore and Observe During Ultimate Scavenger Hunt

A wild adventure awaits little ones at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the Wilderness Explorers challenge. It’s one of my favorites activities because it engages kids to explore the park in a playful way. The self-guided scavenger hunt, based on the loveable Russell, from the Disney•Pixar film “Up!”, invites kid to complete a bunch of fun tasks so they can earn up to 30 badge stickers for their activity booklet. And like Russell says, “the Wilderness must be explored CA-CA! RAAWWRR.” Let’s see how these little ones became wilderness experts during their trek through Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Learn more about the animals you can see at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at disneyanimals.com.

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A Tour of the Hidden Epcot Art Gallery: The American Adventure – Part Two

In a recent Legacy post, we opened the door on a remarkable and one-of-a-kind gallery of original Disney art, a cache of “forgotten” Disney artistry and original art works by an utterly unique assembly of fine artists, motion picture designers, Disney Legends, and Academy Award winners, a treasure trove that hides in plain sight every day in the rotunda of The American Adventure at World Showcase in Epcot.

“Staying the Course” is a seafaring epic representing Trans-Atlantic European immigration by Oscar-nominated artist, painter, and special effects artist Mike Lloyd. Renowned for his matte and effects work on such films as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” from 1983 through to 1990 Mike assumed leadership of the Disney Studios matte department, in that time working on such varied projects as “Dick Tracy,” “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend,” and “Return to Oz;” for which he was nominated for the Best Visual Effects Oscar (shared with Zoran Perisic, Will Vinton, and Ian Wingrove). His other film work includes “Independence Day,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and “Avatar.”

Blaine Gibson at work in the Imagineering Sculpture Studio. © Disney

Blaine Gibson at work in the Imagineering Sculpture Studio. © Disney

“Passing the Baton” is unique in this exhibit because it is a bas relief sculpture rather than a painting, appropriate to the work of Disney Legend Blaine Gibson. Gibson started in Animation at Disney on films such as “Lady and the Tramp,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “101 Dalmatians,” but after Walt learned of Blaine’s hobby and saw one of Blaine’s sculpture exhibits, he moved Blaine from animation to Walt Disney Imagineering.

There, Gibson created the sculptures for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (and every president at Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World Resort, up until George W. Bush in 2001), Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and “it’s a small world.” Although he officially retired in 1983, Blaine continued to contribute sculptures for The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the beloved “Partners” statue of Walt and Mickey Mouse.

“Defending Freedom,” picturing the massive World War II aviation manufacturing efforts, and is the work of R. Tom Gilleon. Raised by his grandparents in the tiny outpost of Starke, Florida, Gilleon studied at the University of Florida, and joined the US Navy in the early 1960s. He then studied at Ringling College of Art and Design and subsequently took a job as an illustrator for NASA’s Apollo space program. Since that time, he has spent many years contributing concept art for dozens of projects at Walt Disney Imagineering, including Epcot and New Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, as well as work as an illustrator and storyboard artist on films such as Dick Tracy.

The talent of scenic artist Clem Hall (1913- 2003) is showcased in three works, “Election Day,” “Building a Future Together,” and “Compassion Knows No Bounds.” Another film industry veteran, Clem worked in the art departments of MGM, Paramount, the Walt Disney Studios, and finally at Walt Disney Imagineering. His art there was created for the development of the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, and for Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and on several of the World Showcase pavilions.

“A Lesson for the Future,” a romantic visualization of American educational ideals, is the work of illustrator, animation artist, and painter of the Old West Guy Deel (1933–2005). Guy studied under famed illustrator and art director Pruett Carter on a scholarship to the Art Center College of Design, as well as studying sculpture at the Otis College of Art and Design. At the Walt Disney Studios, Deel designed clever main title sequences for such films as “The Shaggy D.A.” and “The Strongest Man in the World;” and was a key layout/workbook artist on “The Rescuers,” and production stylist on “Oliver & Company.” He was a character designer on “The Lion King” and “Pocahontas;” and contributed visual development to “Tarzan,” “Fantasia 2000,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Treasure Planet,” and “Brother Bear.” His Old West Illustrations graced the pages of national magazines as well as the book covers of leading Western authors.

Robert McCall at work on one of his murals for the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

Robert McCall at work on one of his murals for the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

“Reaching for the Stars” is an ambitious and erudite view of space exploration, the work Robert McCall, (1919-2010), who came to public attention in the early 1960s as the illustrator for LIFE magazine’s series on the future of space travel. At that time, he became one of a few artists to be chosen for NASA to document the progress of American space history. His work is on permanent exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, and he has done murals for the National Air & Space Museum, the Pentagon, and Johnson Space Center. His murals for the Horizons pavilion at Epcot — views of the future human settlements Nova Cite, Brava Centuari, and Sea Castle, as well as the optimistic “The Prologue and the Promise” in the exit area—were especially beloved, his motion picture work includes “2001:A Space Odyssey,” “The Black Hole,” “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

The mural “The Prologue and the Promise,” once displayed at the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

The mural “The Prologue and the Promise,” once displayed at the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

Books such as The Poster Art of the Disney Parks and Maps of the Disney Parks also do much to reveal and celebrate such “hidden gems” of great Disney art—and the artists who created them—but when you are at Epcot, be sure to make some time to peruse one of the best kept secrets of World Showcase in person—the “hidden” gallery at The American Adventure.

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A Tour of the Hidden Epcot Art Gallery: The American Adventure – Part Two

In a recent Legacy post, we opened the door on a remarkable and one-of-a-kind gallery of original Disney art, a cache of “forgotten” Disney artistry and original art works by an utterly unique assembly of fine artists, motion picture designers, Disney Legends, and Academy Award winners, a treasure trove that hides in plain sight every day in the rotunda of The American Adventure at World Showcase in Epcot.

“Staying the Course” is a seafaring epic representing Trans-Atlantic European immigration by Oscar-nominated artist, painter, and special effects artist Mike Lloyd. Renowned for his matte and effects work on such films as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” from 1983 through to 1990 Mike assumed leadership of the Disney Studios matte department, in that time working on such varied projects as “Dick Tracy,” “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend,” and “Return to Oz;” for which he was nominated for the Best Visual Effects Oscar (shared with Zoran Perisic, Will Vinton, and Ian Wingrove). His other film work includes “Independence Day,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and “Avatar.”

Blaine Gibson at work in the Imagineering Sculpture Studio. © Disney

Blaine Gibson at work in the Imagineering Sculpture Studio. © Disney

“Passing the Baton” is unique in this exhibit because it is a bas relief sculpture rather than a painting, appropriate to the work of Disney Legend Blaine Gibson. Gibson started in Animation at Disney on films such as “Lady and the Tramp,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “101 Dalmatians,” but after Walt learned of Blaine’s hobby and saw one of Blaine’s sculpture exhibits, he moved Blaine from animation to Walt Disney Imagineering.

There, Gibson created the sculptures for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (and every president at Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World Resort, up until George W. Bush in 2001), Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and “it’s a small world.” Although he officially retired in 1983, Blaine continued to contribute sculptures for The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the beloved “Partners” statue of Walt and Mickey Mouse.

“Defending Freedom,” picturing the massive World War II aviation manufacturing efforts, and is the work of R. Tom Gilleon. Raised by his grandparents in the tiny outpost of Starke, Florida, Gilleon studied at the University of Florida, and joined the US Navy in the early 1960s. He then studied at Ringling College of Art and Design and subsequently took a job as an illustrator for NASA’s Apollo space program. Since that time, he has spent many years contributing concept art for dozens of projects at Walt Disney Imagineering, including Epcot and New Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, as well as work as an illustrator and storyboard artist on films such as Dick Tracy.

The talent of scenic artist Clem Hall (1913- 2003) is showcased in three works, “Election Day,” “Building a Future Together,” and “Compassion Knows No Bounds.” Another film industry veteran, Clem worked in the art departments of MGM, Paramount, the Walt Disney Studios, and finally at Walt Disney Imagineering. His art there was created for the development of the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, and for Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and on several of the World Showcase pavilions.

“A Lesson for the Future,” a romantic visualization of American educational ideals, is the work of illustrator, animation artist, and painter of the Old West Guy Deel (1933–2005). Guy studied under famed illustrator and art director Pruett Carter on a scholarship to the Art Center College of Design, as well as studying sculpture at the Otis College of Art and Design. At the Walt Disney Studios, Deel designed clever main title sequences for such films as “The Shaggy D.A.” and “The Strongest Man in the World;” and was a key layout/workbook artist on “The Rescuers,” and production stylist on “Oliver & Company.” He was a character designer on “The Lion King” and “Pocahontas;” and contributed visual development to “Tarzan,” “Fantasia 2000,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Treasure Planet,” and “Brother Bear.” His Old West Illustrations graced the pages of national magazines as well as the book covers of leading Western authors.

Robert McCall at work on one of his murals for the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

Robert McCall at work on one of his murals for the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

“Reaching for the Stars” is an ambitious and erudite view of space exploration, the work Robert McCall, (1919-2010), who came to public attention in the early 1960s as the illustrator for LIFE magazine’s series on the future of space travel. At that time, he became one of a few artists to be chosen for NASA to document the progress of American space history. His work is on permanent exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, and he has done murals for the National Air & Space Museum, the Pentagon, and Johnson Space Center. His murals for the Horizons pavilion at Epcot — views of the future human settlements Nova Cite, Brava Centuari, and Sea Castle, as well as the optimistic “The Prologue and the Promise” in the exit area—were especially beloved, his motion picture work includes “2001:A Space Odyssey,” “The Black Hole,” “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

The mural “The Prologue and the Promise,” once displayed at the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

The mural “The Prologue and the Promise,” once displayed at the Horizons pavilion at Epcot. © Disney

Books such as The Poster Art of the Disney Parks and Maps of the Disney Parks also do much to reveal and celebrate such “hidden gems” of great Disney art—and the artists who created them—but when you are at Epcot, be sure to make some time to peruse one of the best kept secrets of World Showcase in person—the “hidden” gallery at The American Adventure.

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European-Inspired Amenities Coming for Disney’s Riviera Resort

As many of you are likely bundling up in coats, scarves and gloves, please pull up a cozy chair, some hot cocoa and let’s talk about sunshine and palm trees and the awesome pools and more coming to the proposed Disney’s Riviera Resort! To further get us in the mood, here is one of my favorite images of Walt and his daughters on the shores of France enjoying some of that Riviera sunshine!

Construction is moving right along on what is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort, that is truly inspired by Europe and imagined by Disney. Now that guests reservations are open, it seemed the perfect time to share with you a little more of what you can anticipate on your first stay at the all-new resort.

You may have seen a sneak peak of one of our upcoming pools in the rendering we recently released and now we have a few more for you! The image above showcases our feature pool, Riviera Pool, and S’il Vous Play, an interactive water play area. The feature pool will offer fun for your entire family with a touch of Disney Magic close by! Imagine the relaxing feel of lounging around the Southern European coast where you can soak up the sun in lounge chairs or hang out beneath a colorful sun umbrella. Although, the inviting waters may call you to swim and play, or even take a winding ride down a stone turret slide.

And then, of course, if you have young guests along, S’il Vous Play is the perfect place to splash and have fun in a whimsical fountain featuring several beloved characters from Disney “Fantasia.” This area draws inspiration from the grand public fountains seen throughout Europe — with its patina and limestone-inspired design making it feel like a place where visitors might have gathered to share a memory or a wish along the European Riviera. And the nearby movie lawn will offer the perfect place for friends and family to take in their favorite Disney film as they lounge poolside. You can feel the warmth already, right? Keep thinking those happy sunshine thoughts!

Concept art, Disney’s Riviera Resort

Now for those of you looking for a more leisurely poolside lounging experience, we have just the pool for you! At Beau Soleil leisure pool, you will feel like you’ve escaped to the tranquil European coast as you are surrounded by a natural, lush-green wall, creating a semi-private pool experience. The Beau Soleil will be the perfect place to kick back and relax under a blanket of sun, or enjoy a bit of quiet time beneath shaded seating areas, all nestled amidst a grove of tropical palm trees where you can enjoy a calm breeze.

If we stay in that mental space for a moment, also picture yourself popping into Bar Riva, an open-air pool bar with a cool, seaside vibe to keep you in the European coast frame of mind. Picture crisp white tiles and cool blue accents and a place to relax and enjoy a cold beverage with poolside views, or enjoy one at the pool as Bar Riva’s hospitality extends poolside, offering a menu of refreshments you can enjoy as you relax on the nearby pool decks.

Ready to get up and stretch your legs? The waterfront promenade will invite you to take a relaxing stroll around the resort. All along the promenade, you will be able to enjoy grand views of the resort’s lush European-inspired landscapes — possibly even reflecting on what it might have felt like for Riviera guests of yesteryear, who may have watched yacht races and steamships from the shore. Or if something in the air is more your speed…

Concept art, Disney Skyliner gondola station

…you’ll be able to make your way toward the resort’s Disney Skyliner gondola station! As you pass through a tunnel archway with sparkling water features, you’ll be connected to the station where you can hop aboard a Disney Skyliner gondola for a bird’s eye view of Walt Disney World Resort. Once aboard, you can take a European-inspired ride through the sky to Epcot International Gateway or Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and on to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more sneak peeks of what is to come! What are you most excited about experiencing at Disney’s Riviera Resort?

Photo of Walt Disney courtesy of Walt Disney Archives

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Disney Parks After Dark: ‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’ at Disneyland Park

Tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark photos take us to Disneyland park, where “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” a new, high-energy projection show, lights up the night as part of Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, the biggest party for the legendary duo in Disneyland history.

‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’ at Disneyland Park

Guests dance and sing along as state-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers transform Main Street, U.S.A., the façade of “it’s a small world” and the water screens of the Rivers of America into a colorful, dazzling display of sights and sounds. (Viewing at Rivers of America will be available when “Fantasmic!” returns in March.)

Now is a great time to get your ears on and dance the night away during “Mickey’s Mix Magic” at Disneyland park!

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Magic Kingdom Park Foodie Update: February 2019

With Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration in full swing and Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day approaching, there’s a whole host of new eats and treats coming to Magic Kingdom Park. For all you Disney Parks Foodies out there, you won’t want to skip out on these offerings!

Hei Hei Cone from Aloha Isle at Magic Kingdom Park

If you’re a fan of taking cute pics with character-themed treats, then you’ll be excited to learn that there are three brand-new cones coming to the park. They’ll be available starting February 24th and definitely make for a cute insta pic, if I do say so myself. The first cone is inspired by everyone’s favorite feathery sidekick – the Hei Hei Cone features a blue sugar cone topped with raspberry soft-serve, pineapple Dole Whip, sugar eyes, and sour candy. You’ll find it at Aloha Isle in Adventureland!

This next cone will have you seeing the light at Storybook Treats. The Lost Princess Cone is a purple one and comes topped with lemon soft-serve and a beautiful display of edible flowers. And the third and final cone can be found at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies and will have you flying through Tomorrowland to try it. The “Adventure is Out There” Cone is a blue sugar cone topped with mango soft-serve and a candy balloon piece.

Frog Prince Whoopie Pie from Liberty Square Market at Magic Kingdom Park

Looking for a way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Then we’ve got just the treat for you! For a limited time, hop on over to Liberty Square Market to indulge in the Frog Prince Whoopie Pie. This cinnamon whoopie pie comes with graham cracker icing, sprinkles, and a chocolate frog.

Casey’s Corn Beef Hash Dog at Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom Park

At Casey’s Corner, hot dog-lovers will love March’s Hot Dog of the Month – Casey’s Corn Beef Hash Dog. This hot dog is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long! It’s topped with crispy potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and a Blarney sauce drizzle.

Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae from Sleepy Hollow at Magic Kingdom Park

There are also a few new treats joining the party for Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration, like the Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow! This adorable delight comes with Mickey and Minnie-shaped waffles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.

New Sundaes at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at Magic Kingdom Park

Speaking of sundaes, a couple of fun Minnie Mouse-themed sundaes will also be available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. The Minnie Sundae features two scoops of ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow. The Main Street Split comes with ice-cream and a banana topped with strawberry and pineapple sauces, hot fudge, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow.

Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies and Mickey Confetti Pretzel at Magic Kingdom Park

If you’re dining at either Columbia Harbour House or Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, you’ll find some delectable Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies. These red velvet whoopie pies come filled with cream cheese icing and are topped with chocolate decorations. And the Mickey Confetti Pretzel is coming back, too! It’s dipped in marshmallow fluff and topped with confetti sprinkles, and can be found at Tortuga Tavern.

And don’t forget, all three sundaes, the Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies, and the Mickey Confetti Pretzel are all available starting on March 1.

New Mickey and Minnie Cups at Magic Kingdom Park

In addition to all of these yummy offerings, did you know that we now have new ice cream containers featuring our favorite pals? That’s right – you can now get your ice cream in fun Mickey and Minnie-themed cups at various locations throughout the park!

So, what are you waiting for? Now More Than Ever is the time to get snackin’ at Magic Kingdom Park! Come on out, grab a treat, and hang with us! Visit the Walt Disney World website for more information on these dining locations as well as Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration.

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Magic Kingdom Park Foodie Update: February 2019

With Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration in full swing and Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day approaching, there’s a whole host of new eats and treats coming to Magic Kingdom Park. For all you Disney Parks Foodies out there, you won’t want to skip out on these offerings!

Hei Hei Cone from Aloha Isle at Magic Kingdom Park

If you’re a fan of taking cute pics with character-themed treats, then you’ll be excited to learn that there are three brand-new cones coming to the park. They’ll be available starting February 24th and definitely make for a cute insta pic, if I do say so myself. The first cone is inspired by everyone’s favorite feathery sidekick – the Hei Hei Cone features a blue sugar cone topped with raspberry soft-serve, pineapple Dole Whip, sugar eyes, and sour candy. You’ll find it at Aloha Isle in Adventureland!

This next cone will have you seeing the light at Storybook Treats. The Lost Princess Cone is a purple one and comes topped with lemon soft-serve and a beautiful display of edible flowers. And the third and final cone can be found at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies and will have you flying through Tomorrowland to try it. The “Adventure is Out There” Cone is a blue sugar cone topped with mango soft-serve and a candy balloon piece.

Frog Prince Whoopie Pie from Liberty Square Market at Magic Kingdom Park

Looking for a way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Then we’ve got just the treat for you! For a limited time, hop on over to Liberty Square Market to indulge in the Frog Prince Whoopie Pie. This cinnamon whoopie pie comes with graham cracker icing, sprinkles, and a chocolate frog.

Casey’s Corn Beef Hash Dog at Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom Park

At Casey’s Corner, hot dog-lovers will love March’s Hot Dog of the Month – Casey’s Corn Beef Hash Dog. This hot dog is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long! It’s topped with crispy potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and a Blarney sauce drizzle.

Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae from Sleepy Hollow at Magic Kingdom Park

There are also a few new treats joining the party for Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration, like the Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow! This adorable delight comes with Mickey and Minnie-shaped waffles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.

New Sundaes at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at Magic Kingdom Park

Speaking of sundaes, a couple of fun Minnie Mouse-themed sundaes will also be available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. The Minnie Sundae features two scoops of ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow. The Main Street Split comes with ice-cream and a banana topped with strawberry and pineapple sauces, hot fudge, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow.

Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies and Mickey Confetti Pretzel at Magic Kingdom Park

If you’re dining at either Columbia Harbour House or Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, you’ll find some delectable Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies. These red velvet whoopie pies come filled with cream cheese icing and are topped with chocolate decorations. And the Mickey Confetti Pretzel is coming back, too! It’s dipped in marshmallow fluff and topped with confetti sprinkles, and can be found at Tortuga Tavern.

And don’t forget, all three sundaes, the Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies, and the Mickey Confetti Pretzel are all available starting on March 1.

New Mickey and Minnie Cups at Magic Kingdom Park

In addition to all of these yummy offerings, did you know that we now have new ice cream containers featuring our favorite pals? That’s right – you can now get your ice cream in fun Mickey and Minnie-themed cups at various locations throughout the park!

So, what are you waiting for? Now More Than Ever is the time to get snackin’ at Magic Kingdom Park! Come on out, grab a treat, and hang with us! Visit the Walt Disney World website for more information on these dining locations as well as Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration.

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Disney Parks Best Bites: February 2019

I’ve got plenty of new eats for you this month, and even a couple new sips! Between new seafood dishes, pasta, Tiki drinks, and more, this month’s Best Bites is definitely going to get your mouth watering!

New Tiki Drinks at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

I’ll go ahead and quench your thirst with two new Tiki drinks at the Disneyland Resort. That’s right, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel has added two new specialty cocktails to the menu, the Tangaroa Cooler and the Sea Monster’s Embrace, and both come in fabulous new mugs! First up – the Tangaroa Cooler comes with gin, almond syrup, falernum, angostura bitters, and juices of grapefruit and lemon. The second new cocktail, the Sea Monster’s Embrace, consists of dark rums, gin, brandy, passion fruit, falernum, and juices of lime, orange and pineapple.

Shareable Dishes at Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill at the Disneyland Hotel

Pair these tropical Tiki drinks with some sharable favorites such as Panko-crusted Long Beans, Shipwreck Nachos, Fried Spam Musubi, and more. Oh, and did I mention that you can also order these drinks and dishes at the newly re-opened Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill right next door? That’s right! I recently announced the reopening of Tangaroa Terrace with full details of the menu. Go check it out – and don’t forget that you can use mobile ordering to plan your meal in advance, pay on your phone, and skip the line.

New Menu Items at White Water Snacks at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

White Water Snacks also re-opened recently at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with an all-new menu. New dishes include fresh sandwiches, skewers, artisanal pizzas, and more. You can check out all of the details in my recent blog post. Mobile ordering is now available here, too, so be sure to download the Disneyland app on your mobile phone to try it out!

Lasagna-Pasticcio at Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Over on the east coast, there are plenty of delicious dishes across the Walt Disney World Resort to try, including new menu items as well as a few popular items that I just have to highlight. One of these popular items is the Lasagna-Pasticcio at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. This incredible dinner item comes with baked layers of stracciatella, Bolognese sauce, pasta, and Béchamel sauce topped with a house-made Pomodoro sauce and is served with a fresh breadstick. You can find it at Intermission Food Court.

Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Another item that I want to feature is an exquisite seafood dish that can be found on the dinner menu at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops are a must-try with house-made Parisian gnocchi, shiitake mushrooms, fall pumpkin, brown butter-truffle cream sauce, shaved black truffles, and fried sage.

New Entrées at Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a new menu has made its way to Backlot Express. Try the classic Backlot Burger with Angus beef, barbecued pork, and pepper jack cheese or the yummy Cuban Sandwich with classically-pressed roasted pulled pork, sliced ham, swiss, pickles, and mustard. If you’re looking for some comfort food, then you definitely will want to go for the Chicken and Biscuits. These homestyle buttermilk biscuits come with crispy chicken tenders, both of which are smothered in country gravy finished with a spicy strawberry glaze and bacon crumbles. For a lighter option, the Southwest Salad is a great way to go with mixed greens, crispy wonton, black bean relish, and avocado tossed in vinaigrette dressing. You can also order it with grilled chicken breast!

Key Lime Verrine at Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

For dessert, why not try a peanut butter and chocolate brownie or Key Lime Verrine with layers of key lime custard and graham cracker finished with whipped cream and a white chocolate garnish.

New Items at BaseLine Tap House at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, ABC Commissary is now offering a brand new sweet offering, an Apple Tart. And at BaseLine Tap House, you can now order beverages in a fun new souvenir cup! With tons of beers, ciders, wines, and cocktails on tap, you can order the mug with any alcoholic beverage of your choosing, and be sure to pair it with a delicious Bavarian Pretzel or a California Cheese and Charcuterie Plate if you’re craving something savory!

New Items at Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort recently got a new menu with an awesome new selection of dishes, including a Turkey Club Melt with roasted turkey, bacon, tomato, Havarti cheese, and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise on multigrain bread and a plant-based burger served with arugula and roasted pepper-tomato chutney on a brioche bun. On the lighter side, you can enjoy Pan Asian Noodles with vegetables and tofu, Asian-style Grilled Chicken Salad with rice noodles and mandarin oranges, or even an Iceberg Wedge with bacon, roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, blue cheese, and ciabatta bread. There’s also a Tuna Salad with mixed kale greens, avocado, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, a hard-boiled egg, and citrus dressing. However, if you’re looking for some finger food, why not try the chicken wings or a yummy flatbread? The chicken wings come tossed in your choice of Hawaiian tamarind, Korean barbecue, Parmesan black pepper, or buffalo sauce. And for flatbreads, chow down on the new Seafood Flatbread topped with shrimp, scallops, calamari, and creamy lobster tomato sauce or try the Morning Flatbread for breakfast. That one is topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and house-made sausage gravy – yum!

New Lunch Items at Banana Cabana Pool Bar at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Round out the list this month is Banana Cabana at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. In addition to serving up an array of thirst-quenching cocktails and beverages, the pool bar is now serving up a hearty lunch menu. Appetizer include Jerk Chicken Wings, Chili Con Queso, and Loaded Sweet Potato Fries. If it’s salad you’re looking for, the Chilled Seafood Salad with conch, shrimp, and lump crab is a great option along with Sebastian’s Salad with mixed greens, avocado, red pepper, black beans, cilantro-lime vinaigrette, and the option to add grilled jerk chicken. The sandwiches are pretty great too, with options such as a Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, a Jerk Chicken Sandwich, a Smoked Turkey Sandwich, and even a Caribbean-style Cheesesteak. This unique take on the classic sandwich includes braised beef brisket, smoked gouda, and grilled peppers served on a Cuban roll. Kids can enjoy options such as macaroni and cheese, a cheeseburger, or a smoked turkey sandwich, all served with their choice of tortilla chips or apple slices.

For more information and full menus, check out the Disneyland Resort or the Walt Disney World Resort websites and be sure to drop on by and try these new eats for yourself! Happy snacking!

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First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion, New Park Entrance Part of Epcot’s Historic Transformation

As many of you know, we’ve got BIG plans for our multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that’ll “Wow!” guests while keeping true to the original vision of the park. Today, we’re excited to share even more of what’s to come.

The ongoing evolution of Epcot includes plans for a play pavilion that’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at the park. This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!

“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”

There will also be exciting changes to the way you come and go at Epcot! As you can see above, changes are coming to the Epcot main entrance, where the plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain. This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements.

As part of the new entry experience, Leave A Legacy photos will be moving into a beautiful setting just outside the park’s gateway. Additional significant redevelopment will begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade. More details about the transformation of this area will be announced at a later date.

And if you’re as excited as we are about these upcoming projects, you’ll soon be able to look into the future with us at a new Experience Center coming to Epcot later this year. The Experience Center will be located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion and feature interactive exhibits to help visualize park projects throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.

Here are some of the other exciting Epcot experiences we’ve shared:

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on the continuing transformation of Epcot.

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First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion, New Park Entrance Part of Epcot’s Historic Transformation

As many of you know, we’ve got BIG plans for our multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that’ll “Wow!” guests while keeping true to the original vision of the park. Today, we’re excited to share even more of what’s to come.

The ongoing evolution of Epcot includes plans for a play pavilion that’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at the park. This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!

“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”

There will also be exciting changes to the way you come and go at Epcot! As you can see above, changes are coming to the Epcot main entrance, where the plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain. This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements.

As part of the new entry experience, Leave A Legacy photos will be moving into a beautiful setting just outside the park’s gateway. Additional significant redevelopment will begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade. More details about the transformation of this area will be announced at a later date.

And if you’re as excited as we are about these upcoming projects, you’ll soon be able to look into the future with us at a new Experience Center coming to Epcot later this year. The Experience Center will be located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion and feature interactive exhibits to help visualize park projects throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.

Here are some of the other exciting Epcot experiences we’ve shared:

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on the continuing transformation of Epcot.

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Satisfy Your Mid-Inning Cravings During the Final Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season!

Professional baseball magic makes its way to Walt Disney World Resort one last time during the final Atlanta Braves Spring Training season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With exciting matchups featuring the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and more, you won’t want to miss any of the action this spring. Cure your mid-inning cravings this year with a line-up of all new specialty food & beverage perfect for a day at the ballpark! Take a look at some of our favorites, sliding into Champion Stadium beginning next week:

specialty food & beverage for Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season

Food Offerings
From first base to third base and rounding out home, Guests will find an array of tasty treats available during Spring Training games. Featuring a variety of options from ballpark favorites like Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Potato Barrels to new additions like the Thai Curry Rice Bowl and Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, there’s something for every appetite. Also new this year is a Specialty Tent featuring a rotating menu of Hometown food options, highlighting unique concessions from our visiting teams.

specialty food & beverage for Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season

Beverage Offerings
Knock your game time experience out of the park with a variety of local and domestic brews and cocktails on tap available throughout the stadium. This season’s line-up of brews features a large selection of craft beers including the home team’s fan favorite, Chopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, GA. New for this year are Tailgate Beers with 12 oz. pours available for $5.00 (while supplies last) featuring a rotating guest tap of beers from the visiting team’s home town.

­ESPN Wide World of Sports Shop & Dine Card

Gameday Enhancements
Add a little extra magic to your spring training experience with the all-new ESPN Wide World of Sports Shop & Dine Card. When you purchase the Shop & Dine Card, you’ll receive a pre-loaded $60 digital gift card via email for only $50! This gift card will contain a bar code that can be added to your digital wallet and scanned at most Food and Beverage and Merchandise locations throughout ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. For more details and how to purchase, please visit here.

Don’t miss out on all the spring training action! Individual game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (407) 939-GAME, visiting Ticketmaster.com or at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office. For additional information on tickets for single games and season tickets, please visit here.

Do you have plans to attend a game? Join the fun using the hashtag #BravesST on @ESPNWWOS Twitter and ESPN Wide World of Sports on Facebook!

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