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Disneyland Resort Restaurants Win Southern California Restaurant Writers Awards

Carthay Circle Restaurant

We all want a little advice when we’re making a dinner reservation, from time to time, and often it’s food writers and critics that send us to the best restaurants. That’s why we enjoy seeing the annual awards from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Inc., a group formed nearly 40 years ago to keep a finger on the pulse of the region’s dining.

This year the group awarded Disneyland Resort a dozen awards to eight restaurants – two in Disneyland Park, two in Disney California Adventure Park and three in Disneyland Resort hotels.

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Here are the awards:

Golden Bacchus Wine Award (the highest wine award):
Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge (Disney California Adventure park)
Napa Rose (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)
Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)

5 Stars (the highest award):
Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge
Napa Rose
Steakhouse 55

4 Stars:
Ariel’s Grotto (Disney California Adventure park)
Blue Bayou Restaurant (Disneyland park)
Café Orleans (Disneyland park)
Storytellers Cafe (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)

3 Stars:
Goofy’s Kitchen (Disneyland Hotel)

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

Manager of the Year:
Jose Barragan – Barragan has been with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for 17 years and manages Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge at Disney California Adventure park.

Congratulations to all the talented management, chefs, and serving staff for these amazing restaurant!


Disney Parks Invites Guests to ‘Rock Your Disney Side’ With 24-Hour Kickoff to Summer on Both Coasts

Disney Parks guests are invited to show their “Disney Side” and kick off summer during a bi-coastal, all-night extravaganza — “Rock Your Disney Side: 24-Hours.” Taking place this Memorial Day Weekend, known as the traditional start of the family travel season, the event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California features select parks for 24 hours nonstop.

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Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure in California will be filled with great Disney heroes and villains from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time** marking the beginning of a summer of fun at Disney Parks.

The celebration on both coasts will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good-vs.-evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise, and food and beverage offerings. Along with the entertainment guests have grown to love every day, they’ll discover surprise additions and special events throughout the 24 hours.

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Mickey Mouse and 139 of his best pals announced the 24-hour party Feb. 28 in their own inimitable style – with a 140-character-strong “Ultimate Tweet,” sending a #DisneySide message to all their fans on social media to come out to the park on May 23.

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“Rock Your Disney Side” All Summer

Fans will be able to “rock” their Disney Side all summer long at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests will find new excitement including the completion of New Fantasyland – the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history – with the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train family roller coaster attraction. Other summer festivities include the New Fantasyland-inspired Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and the roll out of MyMagic+, taking the Disney guest experience to the next level.


Eggs-citing Event Returns to Disney Parks

Many Disney fans took part in last year’s egg-sperience at Disney California Adventure park and Epcot and loved it! Well we have egg-citing news, because it’s back by popular demand!

What can you egg-spect? From April 10 – 20, you’ll be able to search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters at Epcot, Disney California Adventure park and for the first time, Disneyland park!

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How it works!

Have fun exploring the parks hunting for ‘eggs’ that portray Disney characters! Record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location. Maps and stickers can be purchased for $4.95, plus tax at the following parks and locations:

  • Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co., Oswald’s, Radiator Springs Curios, Rushin’ River Outfitters, Studio Store and Treasures in Paradise.
  • Disneyland park – Disney Showcase, Fairy Tale Treasures, Gag Factory, Pieces of Eight and Pooh Corner
  • Epcot – Heritage Manor (American Adventure Pavilion), Disney Traders, International Gateway, Pin Central and Port of Entry

There are a dozen reasons for you to love the event this year! I know what new characters have been added, but it’s up to you to find them.

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Don’t crack under the pressure! Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park or Disney Traders in Epcot and participate in an ‘egg-scramble’ to pick up your surprise.

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What is the surprise, eggs-actly? Let’s just say it bears a striking resemblance to what you are already searching for!

Purchase as many maps as you’d like—while supplies last—and play again and again! No discounts apply. You should also know that separate admission is required to enter Disney Theme Parks and the experience is subject to restrictions and change without notice.


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hotels Receive ‘Best Hotels’ Awards

If you haven’t heard, eight Walt Disney Parks and Resorts hotels were recently named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report.

All of the winning Disney Parks hotels ranked as one of the best in their market.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

it is a great honor for Disney Parks and Resorts to recognize the creativity and heart of their cast members who create Disney magic and deliver the great guest service that the company is known for. Here’s the breakdown of winners:

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In California, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel was named one of the Best Hotels in Anaheim and in Hawaii, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa ranked as one of the Best Hotels in Honolulu – Oahu.

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Six hotels at Walt Disney World Resort were also named Best Hotels in Orlando, including:

The hotels were ranked by travel experts and guests through online reviews and ratings and a complete list is posted online.

Congratulations to all of Disney’s “Best Hotels” winners.


Traveling With Kids to the Disneyland Resort

Your kids are only young for a few years and there is no better place to spend time as a family than at the original magical kingdom, Disneyland!

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Here are some of the magical travel tips that can help you plan your next visit. It’s easy for the whole family to get involved thanks a free iPhone and iPad app that lets you explore exciting things to see and do at the resort.

Another great tool is m.disneyland.com — you can access it through your mobile device and bring it with you to the theme parks! It has attraction locations, park hours, show times and lots of helpful information.

Disneyland Resort has really grown in the past few years.  Now there are even more unforgettable adventures and timeless favorites to enjoy from day to night.

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

For kids five to thirteen, there is Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Disney California Adventure Park. You’ll want to arrive early for this popular attraction in Cars Land.   There’s also Fantasy Faire, an enchanting storybook world in the Disneyland Park where little ones can meet Disney princesses. And, of course, there’s the classic must-do attraction Matterhorn Bobsleds.

After dark, the entire family can enjoy two nighttime spectaculars — Fantasmic! in Disneyland Park and World of Color in Disney California Adventure Park. World of Color is one of the experiences where you can use Disney FASTPASS Service on select attractions — it’s included with valid theme park admission and allows you to enjoy Disneyland Resort while your place in line is saved.

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Another great service is Disney’s PhotoPass Service — imagine getting everyone into the photo at the same time!

It’s comforting to know that Disneland also has First Aid facilities in easy-to-find locations at both theme parks. And there’s also a place to retrieve Lost and Found items just outside the main entrance to Disneyland Park.

We hope your next visit is as memorable and remember, your kids are only young once so make the most of your time together at the Disneyland Resort.


Special New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Disneyland Resort

From a New Year’s Cupcake at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland park to the Napa Rose New Year’s Eve Bash, the Disneyland Resort will ring in 2014 with something fun for everyone.

New Year's Eve at Disneyland Resort

Let’s start with the Napa Rose celebration. Actually, there are two: an early seating from 5:30 – 7 p.m. with a four-course dinner (think grilled hand-harvested sea scallops and 28-day-aged prime New York beef … Chef Andrew Sutton’s fabulous Wine Country Feast of seasonal classics) and festive decorations. Cost is $125 plus tax and gratuity. The perfect way to start the party early when you have plans later in the evening.

The late seating commences with bubbly at 8:15 p.m. and a dinner dance party with live music – they’re adding a dance floor in the lounge area with hundreds of silver, gold, red and black balloons to create a magical party. Plus hats and party favors, of course.

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Start with honeyed profiteroles with goat cheese and cranberry jam, followed by imported Osetra caviar parfait layered with Skuna Bay salmon tartare, cucumber pearls and crème fraîche. You’ll move on to three more courses before a 30-minute “intermission” for dancing, followed by two more courses (including dessert). It’s all perfectly timed to take you to midnight. Dancing goes ‘til 1 a.m.

The five-course tasting menu is $220 plus tax and gratuity (no children’s pricing), plus $65 for a flight of world-class wines for pairing. Chef Sutton also has a delicious vegetarian menu.

For reservations, call Kingdom Magic at 866-972-6244 or speak to your travel planner. Valet is complimentary.

Flos V-8 Cafe at Disney's California Adventure

Other celebrations, special tastes for New Year’s Eve:

    • Look for menu specials in Disneyland park at Carnation Café on Main Street U.S.A. (surf and turf with shrimp and sirloin steak); at French Market (roasted pork chop with Calvados applesauce, braised greens and sweet potato soufflé); at Blue Bayou (a seafood pot pie); and Cafe Orleans (flat iron steak with bone marrow demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes and acorn squash).
    • Flo’s V8 Café at Disney California Adventure park will offer meat loaf with Coca-Cola barbecue sauce and two sides.
    • Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel has a prixe fixe, three-course menu for $65 that includes spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette, filet and lobster and chocolate paté.
    • Storyteller’s Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has a prixe fixe two-course dinner with with porcini-rubbed rib-eye with scampi-style prawns, mashed potatoes and Cabernet demi-glace, and a duo of dark chocolate and Bailey’s crème brûlée with espresso cookies for $29.99.
  • And who can resist a New Year’s Eve cupcake? Especially the New Year’s Cupcake with dark chocolate cake, Nutella filling, Belgian white chocolate frosting with black and silver decorations, silver disco dust, a chocolate Mickey, chocolate truffle and bow tie? That’s a party on a plate! Look for it at Jolly Holiday Bakery, Fidler, Fifer & Practical Cafe and Pacific Wharf Café at Disney California Adventure park, and White Water Snacks at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Happy 2014!

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Smart Phones Magic to New Holiday-Themed Disney Gift Card Designs

This holiday season there are two new Disney Gift Card designs – one available at Walt Disney World Resort and one at Disneyland Resort – which, with the help of a smart phone, allow guests to add a little magic to create more holiday fun. Enjoy the sounds of some joyful music and watch as the sky behind Cinderella Castle and Sleeping Beauty Castle fill with fireworks.

Smart Phones Magic to New Holiday-Themed Disney Gift Card Designs

This design, available at Walt Disney World Resort, features Mickey and Minnie Mouse standing in front of Cinderella Castle decorated in lights for the holidays.

Smart Phones Magic to New Holiday-Themed Disney Gift Card Designs

This design, available at Disneyland Resort, features Mickey and Pluto standing in front of a festive Sleeping Beauty Castle complete with garland, lights and a wreath.

A transparent sky allows guests with a smart phone to see fireworks appear behind Cinderella Castle and Sleeping Beauty Castle.

How to Add Magic to your Disney Gift Card

  • Find these special holiday Disney Gift Card designs at locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
  • Scan QR Code or visit AddSomeMagic.com.

Smart Phones Magic to New Holiday-Themed Disney Gift Card Designs

  • Play video (make sure volume is turned on)
  • Rotate phone to Landscape
  • Place Disney Gift Card in upper left hand part of the screen

Won’t be making it out to the parks this holiday season? Find other holiday-themed Disney Gift Card designs on DisneyGiftCard.com.

New runDisney Medals Unveiled for Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathons

runDisney has released the new medals for two of their race weekends in 2014.

New runDisney Medals Unveiled for Princess and Tinker Bell Half Marathons

The Princess Half Marathon medal is completely new compared to last year’s medal and is inspired by Disney’s classic and most enduring princess, Cinderella. Disney has also added a 10K and a Glass Slipper Challenge event (running the half marathon and the 10K) to the Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, so check out the shiny new medals that go with them.

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The Tinker Bell Half Marathon medal has a few new enhancements from last year. There’s also a new 10K race there too and the medal, of course, is very much themed around Tinker Bell.

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If you aren’t already, signed up to run any of these races and get ready to rock these shiny new medals, so everyone can see your bling.

You can also visit out NEW Facebook page just for runner, Kingdom Magic Runners!

‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ Brings Pixar’s ‘Toy Story Nutcracker’ to Disney California Adventure Park

To put together a show like “World of Color – Winter Dreams,” it takes an army, or in our case “Green Army Men”! For this new, full-length original show we have enlisted the help of  PIXAR Animation Studios. Imagineers went to them with a wild idea: what if “Toy Story” characters decided to perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”?

‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ Brings Pixar's 'Toy Story Nutcracker' to Disney California Adventure Park

In the original ballet, Clara’s Christmas tree grows and the audience shrinks to this size of a toy beneath the tree. This became the inspiration. The “World of Color” technology was perfect for this effect, because the animators can make the tree grow in front of guests eyes.

Then, below the tree is where the magic really happens. Beneath the tree quests will find Woody, the show’s director. Over the summer he has put together the toys’ version of the ballet. Of course, they have their own special spin on it. Each musical piece animators used – Miniature Overture, Trepak (Russian Dance), Tea (Chinese Dance) and Waltz of the Flowers – took on a life of its own. Pixar gave them all special arrangements to match the characters; for instance, the Trepak dance became western to fit Woody and Jessie’s duet.

Another great example of putting a new spin on the classic is Tea (Chinese Dance). Pixar animators took inspiration from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” and the Mushroom scene. They replaced the Mushrooms with Little Green Men and the baby Mushroom with Rex in a tutu. The result is pure magic!

It’s wonderful when Disney Imagineers can synergize and partner with great artists like PIXAR and let everyone’s creative energy flow together into the idea. It grows and grows like Clara’s Christmas tree, becoming an exciting new work of art with each pass. And in the end, Disney audiences get to see the magic that great partnerships can make.

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Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Celebration Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

It may still be Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, but Disney Parks Blog let us behind the scenes where the Creative Entertainment team is already hard at work getting ready to deck the halls for the holidays. And this year, they’re bringing something new to Disney California Adventure park that’s sure to be fantástico – Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Celebration Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! will bring the Paradise Gardens area of the park to life with festive music, vibrant colors, jubilant dancing, character appearances, delicious food and fun activities for the whole family.

Several times each day, a high-energy street party takes over Paradise Gardens, led by the “Three Caballeros” – Donald Duck and his life-long amigos Panchito Pistoles from Mexico and Jose Carioca from Brazil. The infectious mix of Mariachi and Samba musicians, folklórico and carnaval dancers, 12-foot-tall mojiganga puppets and those ambassadors of holiday cheer, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, will really get the crowd going, as Santa and Mrs. Claus join in to cheer and celebrate “¡Viva Navidad!

You won’t want to miss it! Disney ¡Viva Navidad! becomes part of the Holidays at Disneyland Resort on November 15 and continues through January 6, 2014, with additional Three Kings Day celebrations January 3-6.

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Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

You may have heard or read about some changes coming  to one of Disney Parks programs to assist guests with disabilities at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Disney is modifying their current Guest Assistance Card program, which provides access to attractions for guests with disabilities, so Disney can continue to serve the guests who truly need it. Their new program is designed to provide the special experience guests have come to expect from Disney. They also hope it will enable them to help control abuse with the current program that was, unfortunately, widespread and growing at an alarming rate.

Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

The new Disability Access Service (DAS) Card will replace the Guest Assistance Card. Guests will be able to request a Disability Access Service Card at Guest Relations, and they will receive a return time for attractions based on the current wait time.

With that said, Disney Parks has long recognized and accommodated people with different needs. Guests can visit Guest Relations to discuss their individual situation, and Disney will continue to provide assistance that is responsive to their unique circumstances.

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Meg Crofton, president Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, recently shared a letter of reassurance and continuing commitment to organizations representing the autism and disabled communities.

Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Guest Assistance Card Updates for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Here are some frequently asked questions from Disney Parks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Disability Access Service Card and how does it work?
    • The DAS Card is designed to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). A Disability Access Service Card will be issued at Guest Relations main entrance locations and will offer guests a return time for attractions based on the current wait time. As soon as the Guest finishes one attraction, they can receive a return time for another. This service can be used in addition to Disney’s FASTPASS Service and Disney FastPass+ service.
  • What will Disney Parks do if a Guest is concerned the DAS Card doesn’t meet their needs?
    • Disney Parks have long recognized and accommodated guests with varying needs and will continue to work individually with guests with disabilities to provide assistance that is responsive to their unique circumstances. Guests should visit Guest Relations to discuss their individual needs.
  • Who will be eligible for a Disability Access Service Card?
    • Disney Parks’ goal is to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). Guests should visit Guest Relations to discuss their assistance needs.
  • How will guests get a Disability Access Service Card?
    • A Disability Access Service Card will be issued at Guest Relations main entrance locations. Guests will participate in a registration process, which also includes having their photo taken.
  • Why is Disney Parks doing this?
    • Disney Parks is modifying the current Guest Assistance Card program so it can continue to serve the guests who truly need it. The new program is designed to provide the special experience guests have come to expect from Disney. Disney Parks also hopes it will help control abuse that was, unfortunately, widespread and growing at an alarming rate.
  • Does the DAS Cardholder have to be present to obtain a return time at an attraction?
    • No. Another member of the DAS Cardholder’s travel party may obtain a return time but the DAS Cardholder must board the attraction with his or her party.
  • Where do DAS Cardholders go to receive return times?
    • At Disneyland Resort, guests will go to Guest Relations kiosks located throughout the parks to receive a return time. At Walt Disney World Resort, guests will go to the attraction to receive a return time.
  • Does a DAS Cardholder have to ride the attraction at the exact return time listed?
    • No. Return times are valid until redeemed by the DAS Cardholder.
  • How long is a DAS Card valid?
    • A DAS card is valid for up to 14 days depending on a guest’s ticket entitlement.
  • Is a DAS Card issued at one Disney theme park valid at other Disney theme parks?
    • Yes, the card will be valid throughout the resort at which it was issued.
  • Why doesn’t Disney Parks ask for proof of disability, such as a doctor’s note?
    • Disney Parks takes Guests at their word and there are legal restrictions around asking for proof.
  • Is this the only service available to Guests with disabilities?
    • Disney Parks offer a variety of services to guests with disabilities, such as Disney’s Handheld Device that offers assistive listening, captioning and audio description. Additionally, Disney Parks has developed a “Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities.” This serves as a tool on how best to experience its theme parks and is expected to be available online by mid-October.Disney Parks will continue to provide excellent guest service and accessible experiences. Guests should visit Guest Relations at any park should they feel they need assistance due to a disability.
  • Does a Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter need a DAS Card?
    • No, a Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter does not need a DAS Card. Depending on the attraction, the Guest will either wait in the standard queue or receive a return time at the attraction based on the current wait time. For some attractions at Disneyland Resort, these guests will go directly to an alternate entrance. Guests with additional needs should discuss them with Guest Relations.
  • Will Disney Parks continue to provide a service to wish-granting organizations?
    • The change will not affect those who are visiting on trips organized by wish granting organizations. There is a separate program for children with life-threatening illnesses.

If you have any further questions, you can contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner for more information.

It’s Time to Show Your Disney Side

We’ll be hearing a lot more about the idea of showing your Disney side – the side of you that says “yes” more often, laughs louder and lives life to the fullest. It’s the side of you that embraces fun and comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks.

It's Time to Show Your Disney Side

Everyone has a Disney side. And Disney Parks Blog recently premiered a new television spots featuring one family’s galactic Disney side.

Disney Parks also released a Lion King themed promo as well.

Along with these videos, Disney also just launched a new destination – DisneySide.com. At the site, Disney fans are able to share their own Disney side with the world and see what’s being posted and talked about online.

Fans can also share with the hashtag #DisneySide across their social Media channels, including Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Google+ and Facebook.

Disney Parks has also launched a Show Your Disney Side Vine contest.  Vine is a mobile app that enables its users to create and post short video clips.  Disney fans can upload their Disney Side Vines at Disney Vine Contest.

Here is great example of a Show Your Disney Side Vine..

So, what’s your Disney side? Let us know in the comments below and then share some magic at DisneySide.com

Friday the 13th Mischief On Both Coasts During Unleash the Villains Event Sept. 13, 2013

Disney’s dastardly villains are ready to unleash some Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks on September 13 — Friday the 13th..

Friday the 13th Mischief Is Bi-Coastal at Disney Parks During Unleash the Villains Event Sept. 13, 2013

Both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort will stay open until the 13th Hour (1 a.m.).  To celebrate the momentous evening, notorious Disney villains like Maleficent, Capt. Hook, Hades will host a wicked dance party, plus lots more spooky fun.

The hub of the villains’ festivities will be staged “dead” center of Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Hades’ Hangout – the hottest club north of the Underworld.

The “Lord of the dead,” Hades, will host spine-tingling fun while his henchmen, dancers, interactive DJ and hot house band keep the nighttime activities on fire.  Hades’ 13 devilish Disney brutes will be waiting in Villain Encounters surrounding Hades’ Hangout for greetings and autographs with guests.

To celebrate the imminent arrival of the midnight witching hour “Villainy in the Sky” will set the sky ablaze with spectacular fireworks, and keep the party going until the 13th hour.

Friday the 13th Mischief Is Bi-Coastal at Disney Parks During Unleash the Villains Event Sept. 13, 2013

It’s all happening for a limited time only from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 as part of Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks.  Limited Time Magic features 52 weeks of magical experiences — big and small — ranging from park-wide events to special culinary treats to special moments of surprise and delight.

On this spooktacular evening, villains will take over Disneyland as well. Town Square is transformed for the party where guests may see villains like Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Judge Frollo and Lady Tremaine.  Cobwebs and vines, Halloween-themed projections, lighting effects and an eerie fog set the tone for the evening.  Witches and warlocks will get the dance party started, spinning a mix of upbeat Halloween tunes and Disney-friendly Top 40 hits.

Later in the evening, the twisted celebration spills over to New Orleans Square Train Station with lurking Disney villains ready for the Unleash the Villains Dance Party featuring a lit-up dance floor and raised platforms, spooky décor and lighting effects.  A mischievous station master DJ conducts this party — announcing the arrival of a different ghoulish Disney villain at the 13th minute after every hour.  Villains will be on the prowl after dusk for photo ops and character greetings, plus a few special surprises.

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A Special ‘World of Color’ Announcement from Imagineer Steve Davison from Disney California Adventure Park

Listen up, “World of Color” fans! We have some exciting holiday-time news from Disneyland Resort.

Check out the video below for a special announcement from Steve Davison, vice president of Parades and Spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, who has very exciting news to share about the “so wonderful, so beautiful” nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure park.

What is it? Watch the video and find out!

Mark your calendars because “World of Color – Winter Dreams” will begin November 15, 2013, at Disney California Adventure park.

A Special ‘World of Color’ Announcement from Imagineer Steve Davison from Disney California Adventure Park

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Hi-Yo Silver! Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

With the release of Disney’s “The Lone Ranger,”  Disney’s Hollywood Studios has some new merchandise worthy of any masked lawman in the West.

At the AFI Showcase Shop located at the exit of the Studio Backlot Tour you can find a handful of exciting items based on the film. Similar to other major film releases like “Monsters University” or “Wreck-It Ralph,” the Disney Theme Park Merchandise team partnered with the Disney Store to introduce things from the national market.   There were some merchandise, however, created especially for Disney Parks.

Disney's ‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

One item sure to catch your eye is the Texas Rangers replica badge. This iconic badge was developed by our souvenirs team at Disney Theme Park Merchandise. The Disney Parks team also created a youth T-shirt featuring the two lead characters from the motion picture.

Disney's ‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

Other items include toys like action figures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and Silver the horse. There are also a variety of LEGO play sets featuring scenes and characters from the film.

Disney's ‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

Finally, there was a new two-figure Vinylmation set that was released at the D-Street locations in both Florida and California and a limited release pin that has a spinner element.

Disney's ‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Disney Parks

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