Entries from Disney and Florida Attractions News Blog tagged with 'Magic KIngdom'

Special Disney PhotoPass at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney PhotoPass Opportunities Available Exclusively During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Don your merriest attire and dash, dance or prance to Magic Kingdom Park during Mickey's special party for festive photo opportunities! While you go a-wassailing around the park...

Rover's Christmas Carousel of Progress Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card

First Look: Rover’s Christmas Carousel of Progress Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to Magic Kingdom Park November 9, and this year Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fans can pick up a special...

Houston Astros Players Celebrate Team's First-Ever World Series Title

“Going to Disney World!” Houston Astros Players Celebrate Team’s First-Ever World Series Title with Victory Parade at Walt Disney World Resort Festive Disney parade pays tribute to World Series MVP George Springer, Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve and their...

HOUSTON ASTROS STAR PLAYERS "GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!"

HOUSTON ASTROS STAR PLAYERS “GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!’’ FOR WORLD SERIES VICTORY PARADE SATURDAY AT MAGIC KINGDOM PARK “Houston, we have a celebration.” That’s right, the stars of the Houston Astros’ World Series championship team are “going to Disney...

Celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – It’s a Christmas party like no other, with joyful music, a shimmering Cinderella Castle, characters in their festive finery and Magic Kingdom Park decked out and even more magical for merry-making guests of all...

Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise Returns in December

Hoist anchor and prepare to set sail on Seven Seas Lagoon with the return of Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise! Beginning Dec. 1, you’re invited to partake in this unique dessert party featuring unforgettable views of the Magic...

Disney After Hours Dates for 2018

Dates have been announced for the 2018 Disney After Hours ticketed events in the Magic Kingdom. Disney After Hours is an event night limited to a small number of guests, allowing attendees to maximize their time in the park...

Country Bear Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card to Be Released at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom Park Friday, August 25, and this year, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fans can pick up an event-exclusive game card inspired by The Country Bear Jamboree attraction. According to Imagineer Jonathan...

U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division Celebrated at Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 10, 2017 – Magic Kingdom Park guests stood proudly alongside more than 130 veterans and soldiers this evening during a special flag retreat ceremony, honoring the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army’s...

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Announces Extraordinary Line-up of Experiences Coming to Disney Parks around the Globe

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Announces Extraordinary Line-up of Experiences Coming to Disney Parks around the Globe ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 15, 2017) – Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary...

Theater Inspired by Willis Wood Theater to Debut in Magic Kingdom

A new venue for world-class entertainment is coming to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. And a first look at the new theater was just unveiled minutes ago at D23 Expo 2017. If the image of...

New Tron Attraction Coming to Magic Kingdom

Tron – the highest-rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland – is coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! The new Tron attraction will sit in an entirely new area right next to the Space Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom...

"Happily Ever After" Fireworks and Projection Spectacular Launches May 12 at Magic Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb 9, 2017) – It’s no secret that every ‘once upon a time’ story ends with ‘happily ever after.’ Beginning May 12, Walt Disney World Resort guests will discover just how magical and emotional that...

New Breakfast Offerings Coming to Magic Kingdom

Several new quick-service breakfast offerings will be making their debut in the Magic Kingdom in the coming weeks. Casey’s Corner will be serving muffins, bagels and a croissant donut. Those searching for a more savory, brunch-like option will enjoy...

Disney 'Dine on the Go' Debuts January 12

From January 12 until February 22, guests visiting Magic Kingdom for the day can purchase Disney Dine-on-the-Go, which includes the following: -- one lunch quick-service entree and one non-alcoholic beverage, good until 4 p.m. -- one dinner quick-service entree...

Four More Magic Kingdom Restaurants to Serve Beer, Wine Starting December 23

According to an item in the Orlando Sentinel this morning, a number of Magic Kingdom restaurants will start serving beer and wine next week. These restaurants will serve alcoholic beverages suited to their themes as follows: -- Cinderella’s Royal...

Disney After Hours Returns to Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. (Disney After Hours originally was available for...

Tiana’s Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing Begins Nov 29

Tiana’s Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing Launches At Magic Kingdom Park Nov. 29 Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are throwing an afternoon bash in Magic Kingdom Park. “Tiana’s Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing”...

Princess Elena of Avalor to Appear at Princess Fairytale Hall

Beginning November 24, Princess Elena of Avalor -- the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures -- will begin to greet guests alongside other royal friends at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom. At Princess Fairytale Hall,...

"The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American History" Debuts October 2

"The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History" Debuts October 2 at Magic Kingdom Park Great news for all you Muppets fans out there! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo arrive at Magic Kingdom...

Fall Finale Announced for Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire

As colors change along Main Street, U.S.A. with the onset of fall at Magic Kingdom Park, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” is also preparing to mark the season with enhancements to the show’s grand finale. Beginning September 2, the finale...

Celebrate Disney PhotoPass Day August 19th

On Friday, August 19, PhotoPass teams at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will celebrate the art and fun of photography at Disney Parks through the first-ever #DisneyPhotoPassDay, a one-day celebration that will feature exciting offerings...

New Muppets Live Show Debuts this Fall at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 28, 2016)–Beginning in October 2016, the Muppets will star in an all-new live show at Magic Kingdom Park, called “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.” Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle...

Reservations Now Open for New Magic Kingdom Dining Package

Tony's Town Square Restaurant Offers New Dining Package There’s a new way to enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom Park! You can now make reservations to take a mid-day break and enjoy a three-course lunch at...

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Take Center Stage At Iconic New Magic Kingdom Location

Cinderella Castle Serves as Backdrop for Magical Matrimony LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The fairest wedding wish of all comes true as couples can now say their “I do’s” in the heart of Magic Kingdom Park with enchanting Cinderella-like...

Princess Elena of Avalor, Inspired by Diverse Latin Cultures, Coming to Disney Parks

Will First Be Introduced on Disney Channel LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney Parks will welcome its first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Princess Elena of Avalor will be appearing at Walt Disney World Resort this summer and...

Disney Early Morning Magic Allows Early Entry to Magic Kingdom with Breakfast!

Families who want to get an early start at Magic Kingdom may be interested in a new offering called Disney Early Morning Magic. Starting April 26, the Disney Early Morning Magic package will allow a very limited number of...

Blockbuster Experiences Will Debut This Summer Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks

New ‘Star Wars’ Stage Show Premiere April 4; ‘Rivers of Light’ Set for Earth Day Opening and Finding Dory Swims into Epcot this Summer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 2, 2016)– An unbeatable lineup of blockbuster attractions will debut...

Table-Service Dining Coming to The Diamond Horseshoe

Starting March 13, the Diamond Horseshoe, located in the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square, will be open daily for table-service lunch and dinner. Meals will be "all-you-care-to-enjoy" and will begin with a Frontier Salad made of mixed greens, tomatoes, roasted...

Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire Castle Show Debuts this Summer

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joining the lineup of unparalleled Walt Disney World Resort entertainment, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” will immerse guests in a royal musical celebration set to debut this summer on the Cinderella Castle stage at Magic...

Countdown to New Year’s with Sensational Entertainment, Extended Hours and Dining Options at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. With spectacular fireworks shows, world-class entertainment, and endless dining options, guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve with a touch of...

Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen To Open at Magic Kingdom Park

The Jungle Cruise, one of Magic Kingdom Park’s most popular attractions, has delighted guests for years. And as it was just announced at the D23 Expo moments ago, Jungle Cruise fans will have even more to look forward to later...

A Sensational Star-Spangled Celebration Set for Walt Disney World Resort Guests July 3-4

Dazzling Fireworks and Fanfare Festivities celebrate Independence Day at Walt Disney World Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Guests can rock their patriotic Disney Side at Walt Disney World Resort on July 3 and 4 to celebrate Independence Day....

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Coming to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

The Disney Parks Blog has announced an all new castle show for this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party called Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!! The famouse Sanderson Sisters from the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, will host their own...

Be Our Guest Breakfast Test Announced

Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom will begin testing breakfast service on March 20 until June 18. Reservations begin March 17 via My Disney Experience, DisneyWorld.com/dine or 407-WDW-DINE! The "prix fixe" (set price) service, which will run from...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - the Next Level of Audio-Animatronics

Just days away from the Official Dedication (May 2, 2014) of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the Disney Parks Blog has released a new video of the attraction's Audio-Animatronics....

Cast of ABC's "The Middle" Taping Season Finale at Walt Disney World

The cast of the ABC series "The Middle" (L-R): Eden Sher, Neil Flynn, Patricia Heaton, Atticus Shaffer (front right) and Charlie McDermott (back right), pose March 24, 2014 with Mickey Mouse in the Magic Kingdom. The cast is currently...

New Imagineering Video Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

As the grand opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom nears (no we don't have an exact date, only spring), Disney Imagineers have released a new "on-board" video and more photographs of the details of the...

Soundtrack Preview Festival of Fantasy Parade

The time is drawing closer for the debut of the Magic Kingdom's brand new parade, Festival of Fantasy. The new original soundtrack is by Composer Mark Hammond. Here is a "Behind the Scenes" video (released by the Disney Parks...

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Puts Contemporary Touches on Timeless Favorites

Custom Designs Transform Magic Kingdom into a Costume Runway LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. - This March, Walt Disney World Resort guests will feast their eyes on some of the most extravagant and elaborate costume designs in Disney Parks history...

Disney Festival of Fantasy Fun Facts

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade continues a long tradition of classic parades in the Magic Kingdom dating back to opening day more than 40 years ago. Some fun facts: Parade features a cast of more than 100 Disney characters...

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Pours on the Whimsy at Walt Disney World Resort this March

New Magic Kingdom Parade To Include Characters from "Frozen" LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A fire-breathing dragon" a pirate ship with smoking cannons" a music box that's a seashell" sassy Bubble Girls with cotton-candy hair" a mega-sized bagpipe. Classic Disney...

Behind the Scenes Video Festival of Fantasy Parade

The Disney Parks Blog has released a "Behind the Scenes" Video of the new Festival of Fantasy Parade coming to the Magic Kingdom this spring! Read more about this exciting new parade!...

Festival of Fantasy Parade - Maleficent

Maleficent the Dragon! Details are slowly emerging about the new Magic Kingdom Parade called Festival of Fantasy, which will debut this spring. The new parade celebrates Fantasyland and the floats bring to life characters that can be found in...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Imagineering Video and Photos

The Disney Parks Blog unveils more details about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Imagineers Ben VanBeuskon and Mary Mac Eachin go behind the scenes to reveal more of the creative process that went into the creation of the Seven...

2014 Night of Joy Full Line-Up

The 2014 Night of Joy will be held in the Magic Kingdom on September 5th and 6th. The entertainment line-up has now been fully announced: Friday, September 5, 2014: Hillsong United Chris Tomlin Matthew West For King & Country...

Villains Take Over Celebrate the Magic Show

The Disney Parks Blog has announced that the Celebrate the Magic show at the Magic Kingdom will debut a new show on September 1st. "This new segment of "Celebrate the Magic" places the Disney villains center stage. From the...

Disney Wishing Well Coins Make Wishes Come True for Central Florida Foster Kids

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2013 - For decades, Cinderella's Wishing Well at Magic Kingdom has been the launching pad for millions of wishes. Today, it was the place where one of those wishes came true. Gathering up the...

BE OUR GUEST RESTAURANT HONORED WITH NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2013 - Just six months after opening its doors, Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park earned national recognition for the groundbreaking dining experience being provided to guests in New Fantasyland. Walt Disney Parks...

Festival of Fantasy Parade Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2014

Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis announced Friday, April 26, that a new daytime parade, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, will debut in the Magic Kingdom in spring 2014. (This will replace the current Celebrate the Magic daytime...

Magic Kingdom A Pirates Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas - Preview

On January 23, 2013, the Disney Parks blog announced a new interactive guest adventure for the Magic Kingdom called A Pirates Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas. At the time, the opening was projected for "spring". In today's update...

Magic Kingdom A Pirates Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas - Coming This Spring

The Disney Parks Blog announced today a new interactive guest adventure for the Magic Kingdom. A Pirates Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas, will enable guests to explore the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland via a pirate map and magic talisman. The...

The Story of New Fantasyland Interactive Website!

Will Gay, creative director with Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group, unveiled a new interactive website today on the Disney Parks Blog. Called The Story of New Fantasyland, the new online experience has a custom-scored soundtrack, fly-through animation, and is narrated...

New Interactive Entertainment Debuts in Fantasyland Expansion

"With the opening of New Fantasyland, we're excited to introduce several new atmosphere groups that will become part of the storytelling experience you'll find there," said Creative Director Reed Jones. "They're going to bring the neighborhoods of the land...

Central Florida Kids Get Special Sneak Peek of New Fantasyland

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2012 - Mickey Mouse and a few of his best pals opened the gates of Magic Kingdom a little early this morning to welcome dozens of Central Florida kids to be among the...

Starbucks Locations at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot Set to Open Next Year

According to the Disney Parks Blog, two Starbucks locations will open in Walt Disney World Resort next year, one in the Magic Kingdom and one in Epcot. The Magic Kingdom's Main Street Bakery will close for refurbishment in January 2013...

Pete's Silly Sideshow Sneak Peek!

At Pete's Silly Sideshow, the custom-designed character greeting location created exclusively for Storybook Circus, you are invited to choose a path to meet either Donald Duck and Goofy or Minnie Mouse and Daisy, each playing their own unique role...

Gaston's Tavern - Fantasyland Expansion

A New Brew for Gaston's Tavern! New details have emerged from Disney regarding Gaston's Tavern! The quick service restaurant has a new brew called LeFou's Brew. It is no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow,...

Night of Joy September 7-8, 2012 Magic Kingdom

This is the 30th year of hosting the top Contemporary Christian and Gospel artists at the Walt Disney World Resort Night of Joy is an after-hours event in the Magic Kingdom that features contemporary Christian music. It requires a special...

Celebrate the Magic - New Magic Kingdom Nightime Show

Celebrate the Magic - a Magic Kingdom Exclusive A brand new nightime projection show on Cinderella Castle will debut in November! Popular elements from the Magic, the Memories and You will be retained along with all new music, stories...

Gaston in Belle's Village - Fantasyland Expansion

Earlier this month, Gaston's statue arrived in Belle's Village at the Fantasyland Expansion. The first image is the artist rendering, the second is the actual statue. Notice the differences between the two. Disney Imagineers Ted Robledo and Chris Kelly share...

Preview, Grand Opening Dates Set as Expansion Continues for the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Magic Kingdom guests blink back in amazement at the scene: not one, but two colorful Dumbos spinning through the sky above Storybook Circus. To the delight of fans of the beloved Dumbo, the Flying Elephant...

Pete's Silly Sideshow Coming to Fantasyland Expansion

The one section of Storybook Circus that hasn't opened yet is the area that houses 3 huge big-top tents. We know one will be merchandise, one will probably be food and the other will house Character Meet and Greets....

Maurice's Cottage in Fantasyland

Each week more details and photographs are released by Disney Parks Blog for the new Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World Here is a look at Maurice's Cottage and some of the detail going into the exterior. This home has...

Media Gets Update on Fantasyland Expansion

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., - July 12, 2012 - More than a dozen television stations and print publications got a peak behind-the-construction wall at Fantasyland. The largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history will create approximately 1500 jobs and nearly...

Prince Eric's Castle in Fantasyland Expansion

Today we get a great look at Prince Eric's Castle which shapes the exterior of Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction. Walt Disney Imagineering uses "forced perspective" to "trick" the eye into believing the towers are...

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Beautiful Mosaics in the Be Our Guest Restaurant

Each week more details are revealed for unopened areas of the Fantasyland Expansion. This week, more photos of the inside the Be Our Guest Restaurant have been released: One of the floor mosaics in the entrance is the Beast's enchanted...

Be Our Guest Restaurant - Menu and Reservation News

Here's the latest information on the Magic Kingdom's newest dining experience, Be Our Guest restaurant, opening in time for the holidays 2012. Braised pork for lunch and a grilled strip steak for dinner - Chef Michael Deardorff had a hard...

Double Dumbo Now in Flight Testing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Magic Kingdom guests will blink back in amazement at the scene: not one, but two colorful Dumbos spinning through the sky above Storybook Circus as the expansion of the New Fantasyland continues. To the...

Building a Grotto Under the Sea in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Disney's imagineers are continuing to provide up close looks at the details to be found in the new Fantasyland Expansion. Here's a sneak peak at the queue for Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction. The queue...

Tinkering in Maurice's Cottage at New Fantasyland

The latest round of detailed photos of the Fantasyland expansion are from Maurice's Cottage (opening in time for the holidays). Maurice's Cottage is the room that welcomes guests to the Enchanted Tales With Belle meet-and-greet experience. You can explore the...

Dumbo's New Interactive Queue

Disney has slowly been revealing the new elements of Storybook Circus, part of the Fantasyland Expansion. One of the most talked about areas is the indoor interactive queue area that allows kids and families to wait out of the sun...

Sneak Peak at Prince Eric's Castle -Fantasyland Expansion

Prince Eric's Castle will house what will certainly be a very popular addition to the Fantasyland Expansion, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid. While the ride itself is almost identical to the version in Disney California Adventure,...

Fantasyland Expansion Continues - What's Next for Dumbo

As Fantasyland gears up for the next phase to open, the Disney Parks blog has shared some sneak peak photos for Storybook Circus. While a new Dumbo and re-themed Goofy's Barnstormer has already opened, the next phase will include the...

Enchanted Tales with Belle - Fantasyland Magic Kingdom

The Disney parks blog continues to offer sneak peeks into the Fantasyland expansion. These images are from the Enchanted Tales with Belle area: The Library will serve as the setting for a special meet-and-greet with Belle and her candlestick pal,...

New Fantasyland Model On Display at One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The model for the New Fantasyland expansion, which was last on display for media during the Summer to Remember press event and for Disney fans at the 2011 D23 Expo, is currently being placed into the One Man's Dream exhibit...

Imagineers Share More Details - Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland Expansion

Imagineers Chris Kelly and Tim Warzecha discuss the three chandeliers they recently installed. The largest measures more than 12-feet-tall by 11 ½-feet wide, features 84 candles and more than 100 large crystals. By the way, the ballroom is just one...

New Fantasyland Openings Announced!

Meg Crofton, President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations for U.S. and France, announced general opening timeframes today, April 27, for several attractions in the Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland project. -- The second half of the Dumbo the...

Summer Version of “The Magic, The Memories, and You!” Coming May 25 to Walt Disney World

Debuting May 25 at Disneyland's "it's a small world", too LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Starting on May 25, Disney Channel stars Phineas and Ferb kick off a rockin' summer celebration that visits the beach, the jungle and under the...

Minotaurs coming to Fantasyland Expansion

This minotaur, a mythological figure that is a combination man and bull, was recently installed at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, part of the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom Park. Two of these sculptures will welcome guests at the front...

Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland - Time Lapse Video

For reference, the area on the left will be Enchanted Tales With Belle, Beast Castle (which will contain the Be Our Guest Restaurant), and Gaston's Tavern. The buildings and rockwork on the right side will house the Under the Sea...

Merida from ‘Brave’ is Coming to Disney Parks

Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment reports on the Disney Parks Blog that the Merida is coming to the Disney Parks soon! In the upcoming Disney*Pixar movie "Brave," Merida is a headstrong teenager with a...

First Look: Walt Disney Imagineers Offer a Taste of the Be Our Guest Restaurant

"Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our service to the test!" Or so the song goes. Who doesn't love this playful scene from "Beauty and The Beast," in which the enchanted staff welcomes Belle to the castle in grand...

Weaving Costumes into the Storytelling Fabric of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Some of the first areas of our New Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom Park will be opening by late March, featuring a re-imagined version of The Barnstormer and a relocated Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction. When they debut, cast members...

Kelly Clarkson Visits Walt Disney World

On Feb. 5, the Grammy Award-winning singer performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the NFL championship game in Indianapolis. Just a few days later, her newest single - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - soared to the coveted number one...

Leap Year 2012 Calls for ‘One More Disney Day’ As Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Turn Feb. 29 Into 24 Hours of Nonstop Theme Park Magic

Historic Bi-Coastal Day for Disney Parks Anaheim, Calif. and Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Jan. 1, 2012) - Disney Parks guests can get the most out of February 29 when Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California...

Sorcerers To Begin Invading Magic Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Nov. 8, 2011) -Disney's legacy of innovation and creativity continues today as Cast Members have begun to test a new interactive experience called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Featuring unprecedented interaction with animated characters, Sorcerers...

Disney Parks Blog Live Chat: Walt Disney Imagineer Chris Beatty to Talk New Fantasyland Nov. 9

(excerpted from The Disney Parks Blog) The Disney Parks Blog will partner with Walt Disney Imagineering to bring you a live chat with Walt Disney Imagineer Chris Beatty on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Chris is one of...

Millions of Smiles Later, Walt Disney World Marks its 40th Anniversary, Primed for an Exciting Future

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2011) - Anchored by the Mouse "who started it all," Walt Disney World Resort marked its 40th anniversary Saturday with a gala procession fronted by characters parading up Main Street, U.S.A. to a...

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 40 Years of World-Class Theme Parks and Resorts

Magic Kingdom Opening Launched Disney Empire in Central Florida Once upon a time, a fairy tale castle rose on the edge of a Florida town where citrus grew, egrets waded and cattle roamed. In the shadow of the blue-spired castle...

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 40 Years of World-Class Theme Parks and Resorts

Magic Kingdom Opening Launched Disney Empire in Central Florida Once upon a time, a fairy tale castle rose on the edge of a Florida town where citrus grew, egrets waded and cattle roamed. In the shadow of the blue-spired castle...

Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland Expansion - Artist Renderings

Here are more artist renderings of the new Fantasyland coming to the Magic Kingdom. (From the Disney Parks Blog) The new Fantasyland will include an area dedicated to Beauty and the Beast, including Maurice's Cottage (left) and the Beast's Castle...

Night of Joy Concert Schedule Released

Night of Joy 2011 is right around the corner. We are truly excited about the lineup this year, with artists representing a number of Christian Music genres including Praise & Worship, Rock, Pop, Urban and Contemporary Gospel. Hot off...

Tiki Room Reopening Slated for Aug. 15, 2011

Original Hosts Ready to Squawk up a Storm Again, Giving Guests Even More to Chirp (and 'Tweet') About LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Sunshine Pavilion, featuring a show variously known as "Tropical Serenade" and "The Enchanted Tiki Birds,"...

Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon at the Magic Kingdom

(June 22, 2011): Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon (left), his wife Susie (right) and two-year-old son Sebastian (center), serve as the grand marshals June 22, 2011 in the daily parade at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista,...

Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom - A Closer Look!

from the Disney Parks Blog With all the updates we've done on the "royal" side of the Fantasyland expansion - Beast's Castle, Maurice's Cottage and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid - the plans for Storybook Circus...

Enchanted Tales with Belle - A Peak Behind the New Fantasyland Walls

Information and Photos from the Disney Parks Blog by Jennifer Fickley-Baker "Beauty and the Beast" was released in theaters in 1991, and to say that I was obsessed with this movie is putting it mildly. I was 12 years old...

Enchanted Tiki Room to Transform this Summer Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney Imagineering announced earlier today at D23's Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th event that The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) at Magic Kingdom Park is already undergoing changes behind closed doors that will reshape the attraction into...

The Haunted Mansion Comes Alive!

The hitchhiking ghosts have found new ways to interact and play with you. And today, Imagineers are sharing their stories on how it all came together. Using some of the newest and most innovative technologies, you're placed at the center...

GOING GAGA OVER DISNEY

Grammy Award-winning singer Lady Gaga (right) poses April 16, 2011 with the Evil Queen from Disney's classic animated film "Snow White" at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Todd Anderson, photographer)...

Thar Be a New Pirate Approaching at Walt Disney World

Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog Heads up pirate fans - we're happy to break the news that a new scalawag will land at Magic Kingdom Park in time for the May 20 opening of "Pirates of the Caribbean:...

Magician Mickey Mouse Now Greeting Guests at New Magic Kingdom Location

... and Guests Can Skip Standby Queue with Disney's FASTPASS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Mickey Mouse now reigns at a new location in Magic Kingdom to meet and greet his friends at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can now...

Magic Kingdom Guests Will Be Able To Determine a Time To Meet with Mickey Mouse Beginning Later This Spring

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Magic Kingdom officials have a hunch a really "hot ticket" in their realm this summer is going to be something other than a ride, a snack or a show. Rather, it's a first-ever opportunity...

Largest Expansion in Magic Kingdom History Will Nearly Double the Size of Fantasyland

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history is underway, a project that will nearly double the size of Fantasyland and deliver a new home for Ariel, new ways to interact with favorite Disney princesses, an...

Disney Tips For Designing Your Jack-O-Lantern

If you're looking for ideas on how to design your Halloween jack-o-lantern, we've got 182 of them - and they all can be found on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park. It's not the usual squares and rectangles for...

Vidia joins Tinker Bell in Pixie Hollow

Vidia (pictured, right), one of the stars of the upcoming movie "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," is the newest fairy to become a "resident" of Pixie Hollow at the Magic Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla....

Curtain Call! By Popular Demand, ‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ Extended Indefinitely at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 29, 2010) - With its glittery galaxy of 23 illuminated floats, 80 performers, and trademark synthesizer music sweetened with Disney theme songs, Disney's "Main Street Electrical Parade" has been leaving Magic Kingdom guests aglow all...

Magic Kingdom's Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel – New Name

Cinderella's Golden Carrousel - is officially changing its name to Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. The name change takes effect June 1. The name change helps tell the rest of the Cinderella story that inspired the carrousel. Here's the official...

Disney’s Harmony Barber Shop A Cut Above

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Whether it's a full cut or a little off the side, the Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom is a fun place for a haircut, and much more. The barber shop with its old-fashioned candy-striped...

Jay DeMarcus of "Rascal Flatts"

Jay DeMarcus (left) of the country music trio "Rascal Flatts," and his mother Caron Myers (right) pose April 9, 2010 with Pluto in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. DeMarcus took his...

Singer Darius Rucker and family at Magic Kingdom -- April 6, 2010

MAGIC CARPET RIDE Singer/songwriter Darius Rucker (front, left) takes flight April 6, 2010 on the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. with daughter Dani, 9, (front, center), son Jack, 5, (front,...

'Hoppy' Easter in the Magic Kingdom

'HOPPY' EASTER IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny ride in grand style down Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom April 4, 2010. The floppy-eared bunnies are among the highlights of Easter holiday activities at the...

CSI: Miami' star Eva La Rue at the Magic Kingdom

Actress Eva La Rue, star of the CBS series "CSI: Miami," and her daughter Kaya (left), age 8, pose March 1, 2010 with Minnie Mouse at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Prior to joining the cast of...

Main Street Electrical Parade Lights the Night Again as Walt Disney World Resort Launches ‘Summer Nightastic!’

New Terror for Tower, too LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2010) - The "Main Street Electrical Parade" lights up the streets of Magic Kingdom and headlines a season of after-dark excitement coming to Walt Disney World Resort. "After the...

Terence, star of 'Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,' at Pixie Hallow

Terence, star of 'Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,' becomes the newest resident of Pixie Hollow The world's most beloved fairy, Tinker Bell, poses with her friend Terence inside Pixie Hollow at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort...

'Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!' at Walt Disney World

'Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!' celebrates newest Walt Disney Pictures animated film in the Magic Kingdom A vibrant and festive atmosphere abounds with the spirited sounds of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou in "Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!" -- a new, live musical...

Princess Tiana Debuts at Magic Kingdom October 26, 2009

The lovely Princess Tiana, star of the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film "The Princess and the Frog," greets young fans at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The newest Disney...

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo Unveils New Attractions and Experiences at First D23 Expo

Re-Imagined "Star Tours" Coming to California and Florida in 2011 and Major Fantasyland Expansion at Walt Disney World Scheduled for 2013 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that will be...

Barack Obama Joins Disney’s Hall of Presidents in Major Makeover Showcasing New Storyline, Music and Technology

Barack Obama Joins Disney's Hall of Presidents in Major Makeover Showcasing New Storyline, Music and Technology Magic Kingdom Attraction Reopens July 4 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A remarkably lifelike Audio-Animatronics figure of President Barack Obama enters the spotlight...

1,000 Immigrants Celebrate U.S. Citizenship in Star-Spangled Event Friday Morning on Main Street, U.S.A. at Walt Disney World Resort

New citizens attend premiere of 're-Imagineered' Hall of Presidents attraction, now featuring President Barack Obama figure LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 3, 2009) - In a stirring celebration of citizenship, more than 1,000 immigrants gathered on Main Street, U.S.A. early...

Pirates League - Magic Kingdom

A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME! The Pirates League is the newest buccaneer adventure in the Magic Kingdom, featuring makeovers that turn theme park guests into savvy swashbucklers. Depending on the pirate package, a trained Pirate Master can transform boys, girls...

Hall of Presidents to Reopen July 2009

A July reopening is planned for the Hall of Presidents, an iconic attraction in Magic Kingdom. An Audio-Animatronics version of President Barack Obama will join representations of the previous 43 presidents of the United States as part of an attraction...

Pirate League Sets Sail in Magic Kingdom June 29

Calling all scoundrels, rogues and ne'er-do-wells - Captain Jack and the crew of the Black Pearl want YOU. Starting in late June, the Pearl drops anchor in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom for The Pirate League, recruiting and training Walt Disney...

Disney Honors Randy Pausch with Fellowship

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 4, 2009 -- The Walt Disney Company has announced the creation of the Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in recognition of the passion and energy Dr. Randy Pausch brought to his...

Dancing with the Stars" celebrities Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer

CAN I HAVE THIS DANCE?: "Dancing with the Stars" celebrities Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer kick up their heels in the Magic Kingdom -- Oct. 23, 2008 Singer and actor Lance Bass (right) and his "Dancing with the Stars" professional...

Disney’s Favorite Pixie, Tinker Bell, Introduces Magic Kingdom Guests to Her New Fairy Friends

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- To celebrate the animated film "Tinker Bell," Disney's most famous fairy and four of her best friends are featured in a meet-and-greet experience in Mickey's Toontown Fair at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World...

Stopping by the Big Cheese's 'Office'

Actress Melora Hardin, star of NBC's hit series "The Office," at the Magic Kingdom - Sept. 7, 2008 Actress Melora Hardin (left) star of NBC's comedy series "The Office," takes time with daughters Rory (age 6, second from left) and...

New Character Costumes at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties

Mickey and Minnie Planning to Show Off New Costume-Party Look at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates, Beginning Sept. 5 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - When the Disney characters dress up for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this September and October, Mickey...

Michael Phelps Celebrates Gold at Walt Disney World

Michael Phelps Wins Record-Setting Gold in Beijing" What's He Doing Next? "He's Going to Disney World! LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 29, 2008 /PRNewswire/ - Direct from the Beijing Games where he won a record eight Gold Medals, world champion...

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