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Join in the ‘Looking for Mickey Quest’ at the Disneyland Resort

This July, take part in the “Looking for Mickey Quest”! Beginning July 16, while Quest Guide supplies last, search for hidden Mickeys throughout the Disneyland Resort.
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Two Ways to Play and How it Works!
There will be a “Looking for Mickey Quest” themed to both Disneyland park and to Disney California Adventure park. The locations, clues, hidden Mickeys and surprises for each Quest will vary. Purchase a Quest Guide from one of the parks and follow the clues that will direct you to the location where each hidden Mickey can be found. Once you arrive at the location, scratch off the answer to reveal if you have found the hidden Mickey. Whether your answers are right or wrong, return with your Quest Guide to the redemption location to pick up a surprise.

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The Disneyland park “Looking for Mickey Quest” Guide has twenty (20) questions and can be purchased for $19.95, plus tax, at the following locations: Disneyana, Gag Factory, Pieces of Eight and Star Trader. Quest Guide comes with a specially themed lanyard. Available while supplies last. No discounts apply. Limit TWO (2) per guest.

Disney California Adventure Park
The Disney California Adventure park “Looking for Mickey Quest” Guide has ten (10) questions and can be purchased for $12.95, plus tax at the following locations: Elias & Co., Off the Page, Oswald’s, Radiator Springs Curios and Tees, Hats and Tattoos. Quest Guide comes with a specially themed lanyard. Available while supplies last. No discounts apply. Limit TWO (2) per Guest.

Whether you choose to search for the hidden Mickeys or not, return with your “Looking for Mickey Quest” Guide to the respective redemption location before July 31, 2015, to pick up your surprise. Note: The Quest Guide must be redeemed at the redemption location within that specific park. The surprise will vary based on which quest and which park you decide to conquer.

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Theme park admission is not included, however is required to participate in this event. Event is not subject to discounts. Event information subject to restrictions and change without notice.


Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” Pre-Parade Debuts At Disney California Adventure

In celebration of Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out”, a new pre-parade brings the movie’s main characters and their colorful, curious world right in to the heart of Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.

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Arriving just ahead of daily performances of the Pixar Play Parade, this new pre-parade features the five Emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as they experience the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of a day in a Disney park.

Guests can enjoy the “Inside Out” pre-parade at Disney California Adventure Park daily throughout the summer.


Disneyland Hotel Debuts New Seasonal Menu At Steakhouse 55

Spring has sprung, and so have seasonal additions to the menu at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel.

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Fresh and light appetizers for spring include the Fresh Pasta Tagliatelle, with stone fruit mostarda, julienne zucchini, cherry tomato and fresh sorelle; Sautéed Sea Scallops with watermelon cucumber compote, pickled radish, rhubarb sabayon; Seared Carpaccio of Beef with baby arugula, mandarin orange, whipped horseradish, smoked sea salt; and Chilled White Asparagus with Serrano ham, Pecorino Romano, minced fava bean and grapefruit essence.

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Other seasonal menu changes include the Steakhouse 55 Salad with garden carrot, blue cheese, maple pecans and raspberry vinaigrette—a celebration of spring. For entrees, the Moroccan-spiced King Salmon is superb; try it with the seasonal creamed local super-sweet corn with plugra butter.

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Also available is a new Steakhouse 55 Chef’s Tasting Menu, which includes a Caprese salad, 8 oz. Grilled Prime Flatiron Steak served with creamy white polenta, seared king oyster mushroom and hollandaise. The meal concludes with Vanilla Crème Brulee with a lemon madeleine, Chantilly cream and strawberry compote for dessert.

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For reservations, contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner today!


Diamond Mad T Party Begins at Disney California Adventure Park

When the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins May 22, 2015, you are invited down the Rabbit Hole to experience Mad T Party – a dazzling new version of the popular nighttime dance party.

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Diamond Mad T Party will feature heart-pounding live entertainment, interactive fun and delectable delights all wrapped in sparkling décor and seasoned with unique tributes to 60 years of Disneyland Resort.

Over at the Main Stage, you can enjoy the sounds of the most amazing band this side of Wonderland, featuring contemporary and classic rock favorites, as well as newly mashed-up Disney tunes. And, when the band is not onstage, the White Rabbit DJ takes over playing the hottest and latest dance tunes.

At nearby House of Cards, party goers can try their luck at a series of interactive games and activities, or just chill out with a cold drink from the Drink Me Bar or Chiller Truck. And, they can check out a new fantastical photo location created in the spirit of Diamond Mad T Party, while paying tribute to the Diamond Celebration.

Over at the Hollywood Backlot Stage, guests can enjoy the high-energy performances of talented dance crew, the Hottest Deck in town.

Plus, whimsical and mischievous hosts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, will share some celebratory moments of their own.

The fantastical fun begins May 22, 2015 at Disney California Adventure Park!


New Spring Menu Begins at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland Park

Spring isn’t official until March 20, but the charming Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland park gets a jump on the season with its new spring menu starting this week.

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The winds are changing and bringing in a new selection of sandwiches, including a cold roast beef and bleu cheese served on a crispy French baguette or a toasted ham & Swiss cheese sandwich with apple chutney. Returning for the season is our famous tuna salad sandwich on a brioche bun, which will for sure delight your palate. The light yet hearty chicken noodle soup debuts alongside the classic tomato basil soup, and a savory sun-dried tomato Caesar salad top the offerings of the list. (All served after 10:30 a.m.)

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To appease your sweet tooth, new seasonal pastries have debuted, including a moist carrot cupcake that is scrumptious with a cup of coffee or tea. Seasonal spring berries are the theme for the season, inspiring our raspberry crème brulee and strawberry shortcake bundt cake.

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Disneyland’s seasonal muffin is made with plump raspberries and a zest of lemon. The pistachio Mickey Macaron is a colorful addition to accompany our signature raspberry rose Mickey Macaron. If you’re looking for chocolate, you can indulge with a white chocolate mousse whoopee pie or our signature brownie.

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Among the other top picks: the coconut lime cheesecake, a coffee éclair or the elegant opera cake, made with layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream and covered in chocolate glaze. Sip a cappuccino and all is right with the world – whether you live on Cherry Tree Lane or Main Street, U.S.A.


Neil Patrick Harris To Host All New “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney”

Neil Patrick Harris will join Mickey Mouse as host of the all new “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” opening May 22, 2015 at Disney California Adventure Park as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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Fulfilling their hosting duties through video footage, Mickey Mouse and Neil take you on a fun-filled and inspirational journey – from Walt’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments to his dream of Disneyland Park. Plus, the show culminates in a madcap musical tour of Disneyland Resort attractions as never seen before!

This unforgettable show features animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score, all on the magical water canvas of “World of Color.”

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The all-new “World of Color – Celebrate!” is just one part of the dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which kicks off May 22, 2015 along with the new “Paint the Night” parade and the fully-immersive new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration!


Wine Tasting with Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard at Disney California Adventure Park

Popular Alfresco Tasting Terrace on the second floor of Golden Vine Winery at Disney California Adventure park features a very cool wine list, new wine flights and small Mediterranean-inspired plates – a lovely spot for a sip of wine on the open-air veranda.

Chef Jorge Cruz has been at Golden Vine Winery less than a year, and after stints at Club 33 and Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Resort, he’s having fun with the menu at Golden Vine Winery. His small plates on the terrace are getting high marks from fans, like the Tenderloin Sliders which is on the Alfresco Tasting Terrace daily menu.

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At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on February 21-22, Alfresco Tasting Terrace will premiere its Winemaker Events with Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, one of the “Disney Family of Wines,” a diverse collection that displays qualities long identified with Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company, carrying on the Disney legacy and typifying the passion, innovation and quality that the name Disney symbolizes.

The Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard Winemaker Event will feature wine, a special event appetizer menu and fun stories about the Disney family connection to the winery. For instance, Fess Parker (1924-2010) was named a Disney Legend in 1991 and was honored with his own window in Frontierland at Disneyland. Walt discovered Fess in the movie “Them” and asked him to stop by the studio; Fess brought his guitar, met Walt, sang a song, and said goodbye. Walt cast him as Davy Crockett, and he went on to star in many other Disney productions – but will always be remembered for his coonskin cap.

Seating is limited. For reservations and pricing, visit the podium at Golden Vine Winery or call 714-817-5700.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages. Valid photo ID required. Appearances, presentations and events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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The Alfresco Tasting Terrace daily menu features Mediterranean-inspired appetizers and wines from the “Disney Family of Wines” — consisting of eight California vintners chosen because of their personal relationship with the Disney name.

The “family of eight” includes Chappellet Winery, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, Frank Family Vineyards, Gogi, Lasseter Family Winery, MacMurray Ranch, Silverado Vineyards and Skywalker Vineyards.


Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Begins May 22 with New Nighttime Spectaculars and More

During a special after-hours presentation at Disneyland park, Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will begin Friday, May 22, featuring a glittering parade, street-to-sky fireworks and an all-new “World of Color.”

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The iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure park will glisten and gleam, each with its own diamond medallion featuring the letter “D.” The entire resort will sparkle with Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration décor and festive banners in shades of Disneyland blue.

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Disney California Adventure park will present a special edition of the popular “World of Color” show. In “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney,” Mickey Mouse will take guests on a fun-filled and inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland park.

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At Disneyland park, the new “Paint the Night” parade will bring some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at the Disneyland Resort.

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This new, state-of-the-art nighttime parade floods Main Street, U.S.A., with stunning color, fun surprises and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights.

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Also at Disneyland park, the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will be a sky-high celebration featuring sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, and other effects that transform Disneyland park right before your eyes. “Disneyland Forever” envelops you in an enthralling, breathtaking journey like never before, leveraging the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects. The new show will feature two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

Guests at the special presentation last night got a sneak peek at the projections now in development for this all-new nighttime spectacular. Take a look at the video below to see what else happened!


Find Santa This Holiday Season At Disney

Santa Claus is a busy guy this time of year, but we have good news! He’s carving time out of his schedule to pay a visit to Disney Parks, where you can meet him and fill him in on your fondest wish for this holiday season. Between now and Christmas Day, Santa will be making stops throughout Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

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Here are some of the places you’re bound to find him:

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Be sure to consult the in-park Times Guide or ask a cast member to find out just when you can see Santa on the day of your visit, and have a wonderful ho-ho-holiday!


Sneak Peek at the New Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

To celebrate National Gingerbread Day this past week, Disney gave us a sneak peek at the brand-new gingerbread house coming to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort.

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Opening on November 27, this gingerbread house was created by a talented team of 25 artists, engineers and bakers, and it will take a total of 1,400 hours to bake and create the edible portion alone! The house measures in at a whopping 7 ½ feet tall and 12 feet wide. Which might leave you wondering: what goes into a gingerbread house of this scope?

  • More than 500 pounds of gingerbread
  • 60 gallons of frosting and icing
  • 100 pounds of isomalt sugar
  • 50 pounds of granulated sugar
  • 50 pounds of powdered sugar
  • 2 gallons of egg whites
  • 1 quart of lemon juice

Want to bring home a piece of the holiday magic? Seasonal offerings for sale include:

  • Gingerbread shingles and other assorted holiday cookies
  • Holiday cookie-decorating kits
  • Gingerbread house kits
  • Specialty hot chocolate and cider

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Get to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on November 27 to check out this sweet masterpiece!


New Fantasmic! Viewing Options at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park guests will soon be able to enjoy new viewing options for the popular nighttime spectacular Fantasmic!

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Beginning. Dec. 12, 2014, a Fantasmic! FASTPASS ticket will be required to gain access to the show’s reserved viewing section.

When Disneyland Park opens each day, Fantasmic! FASTPASS ticket distribution will take place along Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until one hour before showtime, or while supplies last. Each FASTPASS ticket will indicate the assigned showtime, suggested return time and the assigned viewing section. A non-ticketed stand-by viewing area will also be available for the show each night on a first come, first served basis.

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FASTPASS tickets for Fantasmic! will also be included with the purchase of Fantasmic! dining packages. Reservations for the Fantasmic! dining package with FASTPASS tickets will be available beginning Nov. 12, 2014. Participating locations include Blue Bayou Restaurant, special table-service seating at River Belle Terrace, Hungry Bear Restaurant dessert party, Aladdin’s Oasis on-the-go options and more.

Contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner for more information or to make reservations!


Meet Hiro and Baymax Are At Disney Parks This Fall

After Disney’s new animated feature “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D in November, the stars of the film are heading to Disney Parks to greet their fans.

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At Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can step inside The Magic of Disney Animation attraction to tour the lab from the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, and then meet Hiro Hamada and his huggable buddy Baymax in Hiro’s garage workshop.

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When Hiro and Baymax fly west to Disneyland park in California, they’ll find a home-away-from-home in a recreation of Hiro’s robotics workshop near the Starcade in Tomorrowland. Disneyland guests can also get an exclusive preview of the film at the “Special Extended Sneak Peek of ‘Big Hero 6,’” now playing in Tomorrowland’s Magic Eye Theater.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes.


Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns

You may be just starting to carve up pumpkins, but we’ve got some important holiday news to share with you today! Holidays at the Disneyland Resort is returning November 13 and will continue through January 6, 2015.

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  • “A Christmas Fantasy” parade
  • “it’s a small world” Holiday
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
  • “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular

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Downtown Disney District

  • Downtown Disney Winter Village
  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Debut At California Adventure

Park guests will finally be able to meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit at Disney California Adventure park. Just look for the rabbit strolling along the sunny side of the street, starting later this month.

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Walt Disney’s earliest cartoon stars, has had a presence at Disney California Adventure park for the past couple of years, from those delightful rabbit ear hats to the Oswald ice cream sundaes at Clarabelle’s. Now, Oswald himself is set to come home to Disneyland Resort!

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Oswald made his film debut September 5, 1927, in the cartoon short “Trolley Troubles.” Walt Disney went on to produce 26 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts, before losing the rights to the character in 1928. It was that experience that inspired the creation of Mickey Mouse, and the rest as they say, is history. Oswald finally returned to the Disney family in 2006 and made his first Disney Parks appearance earlier this year at Tokyo DisneySea.

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Later this month, you’ll finally be able to meet Oswald on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park. Just look for the lucky little rabbit strolling along the sunny side of the street, starting September 14!


You May as Well Face It You’re Addicted to Bling

I was running and I had the Robert Palmer Song “Addicted to Love” in my head.  If you replace the word “kiss” with Medal and “love” with Bling, the song really says it all. This is exactly how I feel when I’m ready to hit “send” on my next race registration. It may be my new mantra.

 

Your lights are on, but you’re not home

Your mind is not your own

Your heart sweats, your body shakes

Another medal is what it takes

You can’t sleep, you can’t eat

There’s not doubt, you’re in deep

Your throat is tight, you can’t breath

Another Medal is all you need

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You like to think that you’re immune to the stuff.. oh yeah

It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough

You know you’re gonna have to face it

You’re addicted to BLING!

 

My Bling obsession started out innocently enough.  I had run a few 5ks because it was a way for our family to have some fun together.  I had participated in the Great Aloha Run a few times when we lived in Hawaii. That’s an 8 mile course from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. Lots of fun.  No Bling.  I decided that my husband and I needed some common hobby that we could do together, maybe travel a little, and have fun at the same time now that the kids are out of the house. So I started training.

I first heard about RunDisney races in 2010. I decided that we needed to sign up for the 2011 Wine and Dine Half Marathon. My husband being the foodie, wine guy that he is I figured this weekend would make us both happy.  Well, long story short, I trained using the Galloway method and was ready and hubby wasn’t able to go.

That was it. I was hooked.  I wore that first medal with such pride and accomplishment but like a junkie I needed more.  I went right home and registered for the 2012 Princess Half Marathon (can you believe I was able to register that late??? Those days are gone).  Since that first race I have participated in 3 princess Half Marathons, 2 Wine and Dine Half Marathons (finally got hubby there), 1 Tinkerbell Half Marathon, 1 Expedition Everest 5k, Royal Family 5K, 2 Castaway Cay 5ks, and Princess 10k. I have my Coast to Coast and a Glass Slipper Challenge medals that I am very proud to show off.  This January I’ll add the Half marathon medal from Marathon weekend and hopefully Dumbo Double Dare and new Coast to Coast medals later in 2015.

I have also branched out to help fill my Bling need when I can’t get to Disney. I have run the Hershey Half marathon (Helloooooo chocolate at mile 11), the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and the Nike Women’s’ Half Marathon where I received my Tiffany necklace at the finish.  Now, that’s BLING!

It’s an expensive habit, but lets face it, there are more destructive things I could be addicted to that would harm more than just our bank account.  I love the RunDisney races and will try to run all of the Half marathons so I can check them all of my ToDo list.  Problem is they keep adding new races.  It looks like my list will never be complete… and I’m ok with that.

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Donna’s Bling Collection

 

Donna Genco ~ Collector of Bling

 

Guest Blogger – Donna Genco

donna1-199x300Donna is not only one of Kingdom Magic Vacations Independent Travel Planners, she is also a runner and contributor over at Kingdom Magic Runners Facebook Page. She’s participated in numerous RunDisney Events from the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, Expedition Everest and more on the East Coast, but she’s also been to Disneyland for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon as well.  Her passion may be RunDisney races, but she has also participated in other races as well.

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