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September 2, 2016

Disneyland Resort Announces New Ambassador Team

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Disneyland Resort Announces 2017-2018 Ambassador Team

On September 1st, during a celebratory cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A., cast members Mikey Trujillo and Alexa Garcia were introduced as the 2017-2018 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team, representing the Resort and its 29,000 cast members.

After a rigorous interview and selection process, Mikey and Alexa were selected to continue the tradition Walt Disney started in 1965 as support for public appearances, interviews and other special requests. The Ambassadors will spend two full years bringing the magic of the Disneyland Resort into the community and beyond as emissaries of goodwill. Also included in their full-time roles, the pair will represent the Resort at a variety of events, such as VoluntEARS activities, cast recognition ceremonies and special promotions in addition to serving as Disneyland Resort spokespersons and hosting dignitaries and VIPs.

Mikey began his career at the Disneyland Resort in 2012, and is now a Guest Relations Host and VIP Tour Guide. He has served many local charities and organizations as a part of Disney VoluntEARS, including Giving Children Hope and the Orange County Food Bank. He resides in Anaheim and enjoys drawing in his spare time.

Alexa began her Disney career in 2009, and is now a Guest Service Specialist at The Walt Disney Travel Company. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she earned her degree in Communications Studies and Studio Arts, Garcia actively volunteered during her college career with many local nonprofits. She lives in Anaheim and actively serves with Disney VoluntEARS.

Congratulations, Mikey and Alexa!

Exclusive Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots during Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party

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During each party, Disney PhotoPass offers special themed photo stops in select locations that you won’t want to miss. Here’s a sneak peek of the Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots available only during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party…

Remember, you can view Animated Magic Shots in your account before they expire, but you must have an active Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day entitlement to download and share them online.

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September 5, 2016

California Runner Jimmy Grabow Claims Unprecedented Third Disneyland Half Marathon Crown Over Labor Day Weekend

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Running Springs runner becomes first three-time champion with second-fastest Disneyland Half Marathon time ever; Momoko Tanaka from Japan defends her women’s title

ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 4, 2016) – Jimmy Grabow of Running Springs, Calif., chalked up his third win in five years Sunday at the Disneyland Half Marathon presented by Cigna. Grabow, who previously won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013, turned in one of his best performances this time, covering the 13.1-mile course in 1:06:13. That time ranks as the second-fastest Disneyland Half Marathon time in the race’s 11-year history, surpassed only by Grabow’s 2012 winning time of 1:05:25.

Grabow, 31, led the field of nearly 15,000 runners early in the race before easily crossing the finish line ahead of everyone else. The win makes Grabow the race’s first three-time winner.

“I felt really good today, the weather this time of year is great, the course was great and the volunteers cheering on were awesome,” said Grabow. “Where else can you run through the parks and then around the bases at the Angel’s stadium, it’s a good race event.”

Brandon Wolfe, 24, from Fullerton, Calif., came in second with a time of 1:08:04. Patrick Fernandez, 29, from La Verne, Calif., was third (1:11:10).

Momoko Tanaka, 30, of Maihama Urayasu, Japan, defended her women’s title and bested her time from last year by more than two minutes by winning in 1:19:31. Jenny Kadavy, 33, from Clayton Calif., was second with a time of 1:20:40 and Lindsey Carter, 35, from Huntington Beach, Calif., finished third with a time of 1:26:04.

“I am really pleased with winning this year again because I was out in the park with my sister until 11 p.m. last night and I was a little worried that I’d be too tired for the race,” said Tanaka. “The weather was great and I was able to relax and get into a comfortable pace early in the race.”

The 13.1-mile course took runners through Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, Angel Stadium, and four Orange County cities, with the final stretch going past Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel. All along the route, runners were greeted by cheering fans, music, and live entertainment.

The next runDisney race at Disneyland Resort is the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend November 10-13, 2016 and it will be the second of nine runDisney race weekends during the 2016-2017 race season. Registration spots are available for the Doctor Strange 10K and the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon as well as the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge (runners completing both the 10K and the half marathon).

September 13, 2016

New Merriment Coming to the Disneyland Resort with ‘World of Color—Season of Light,’ ‘Festival of Holidays’ and the Debut of Princess Elena of Avalor

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Features
‘A Christmas Fantasy’ Parade, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle,
‘it’s a small world’ Holiday, Nov. 10 through Jan. 8, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2016) –Every holiday season, the Disneyland Resort is a magical place to make memories with family and friends. This year, those memories will be brimming with Disney music and stories from the new holiday-themed “World of Color—Season of Light,” while the new “Festival of Holidays” will inspire guests to discover holiday celebrations from many cultures. With those additions, plus the debut of Princess Elena of Avalor, all is merry and bright for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, Nov. 10, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017.

Along with what’s new, guests return year after year to experience beloved Holiday traditions, from snowfall on Main Street U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats and holiday entertainment. Guests will find Santa Claus in a fun, new location at Disney California Adventure Park this year and, at Disneyland Park, they will enjoy the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday, Jingle Cruise and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

At Disney California Adventure Park

  • The all-new nighttime spectacular, “World of Color – Season of Light” celebrates the warm and heartfelt spirit of the holidays, with powerful water fountains telling the story. “World of Color – Season of Light” will take guests through a sparkling winter fantasy, combining classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films to create an experience filled with magic.
  • The new “Festival of Holidays” celebrates time-honored traditions and heartwarming experiences inspired by holiday festivals around the world. Guests at the “Festival of Holidays” will enjoy delicious internationally inspired food and beverages at 14 themed festival marketplaces, and participate in diverse cultural holiday celebrations, including the popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! The global sounds of special guest musical groups will ring throughout the festival, and the young and young-at-heart will celebrate with some of their favorite Disney characters.
  • Princess Elena, from the Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor,” will make her Disneyland Resort debut as part of the “Festival of Holidays.” She is the first Disney Princess inspired by diverse Latin American cultures. After Holidays at the Disneyland Resort conclude Jan. 8, Princess Elena will remain at Disney California Adventure to continue visiting with guests.
  • Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) returns as the finale of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” in the “Festival of Holidays.” The special four-day celebration of Three Kings Day will run 5-8, 2016, in Paradise Garden. Treats for this holiday will include traditional Rosca de Reyes bread.
  • Santa Claus, with a sleigh full of mischievous elves, appears at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, where guests of all ages will join the festive fun with a series of holiday-themed activities along the trail.
  • The residents of Cars Land also decorate for the holidays, beginning with a whimsical “snowcar” that greets guests on the road to Radiator Springs. Each address along Route 66–Flo’s V-8 Café, Fillmore’s, Cozy Cone Motel, Luigi’s Casa della Tires and more–features holiday décor that reflects the personality of the “Cars” character who lives there.
  • “a bug’s land” transforms for the holidays, too, as Flik and his bug friends deck their land with oversized lights and ornaments.
  • A dazzling, 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle along Buena Vista Street. The tree and surrounding buildings, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s, are decorated with vintage-style ornaments.

At Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle returns for the first time since 2014, with magical nighttime snowfall moments that conclude with “Believe ... in Holiday Magic” fireworks and its stirring snowfall finale.
  • Guests will be enchanted by the soaring Christmas tree in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A. It’s 60 feet tall and filled with nearly 1,800 ornaments. This festive backdrop is a popular location for holiday photos.
  • Disney characters celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music, marching “tin soldiers” and holiday cheer. Santa, who makes a jolly appearance in the parade, also will be found welcoming guests at his special location in Critter Country.
  • Disneyland guests definitely will want to experience the popular seasonal transformations of these park attractions:
    • “it’s a small world” becomes “it’s a small world” Holiday with children around the world enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
    • Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday, with Jack Skellington and his friends from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween.
    • Jungle Cruise is transformed into Jingle Cruise, as the jungle skippers gather jettisoned holiday gifts and decorations to brighten the rugged landscapes surrounding their riverboats.

The Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district and the
Hotels of the Disneyland Resort join in the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments, holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday dining with themed menus.

September 19, 2016

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil Announces Two New Special Offers

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Families with kids and Florida’s hospitality employees can each save with new ticket packages

Save 50% on Kids Tickets Now

Families can save big on La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs now through Dec. 16 with half-off tickets for kids 9 and under. With the discount, kids’ tickets start at just $24.

The offer gives families one more reason to see the stimulating show that combines acrobatics, dazzling choreography, vibrant music and whimsical characters.

For more information or to book, visit www.lanouba.com. Offer requires the purchase of at least one adult full-price ticket. Tickets and seating are subject to availability. Offer is not valid for previously purchased tickets, gift certificates or combined with any other discounts.


Florida’s Hospitality Employees Save on Thursdays

Starting Oct. 4, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will give Florida’s hospitality employees a chance to save up to 36 percent on show tickets every Thursday night through Dec. 16. Employees who work in hotel lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line and restaurants can take advantage of the discount for themselves and up to five guests. Discounted ticket prices start at $48 (category 3).

Hospitality employees can book the offer at www.lanouba.com. Hospitality employee ID or paystub required. Tickets are available for sale beginning Sept. 19 for Thursday night shows Oct. 4 - Dec. 16.

September 20, 2016

Registration Now Open for Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

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Registration Now Open for Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend During Mother’s Day Weekend at Disneyland Resort

ANAHEIM, Calif., (Sept. 20, 2016) - Runners from Southern California and beyond will be running with their favorite girl at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend presented by PANDORA Jewelry during Mother’s Day Weekend at Disneyland Resort.

Registration opens today for the race weekend, which annually brings together women and more than 20,000 of their closest girlfriends from across the country and 30-plus countries, as well as a large contingent of Southern California women runners. It’s the quintessential way for women to get active while also celebrating everyone’s favorite girl: Mom.

All of the moms and fellow runners will be treated to new finisher medals this year. The Tinker Bell-inspired half marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Races and the Pixie Dust Challenge will all feature redesigned medals.

The half marathon course, one of the most popular among runDisney events at Disneyland Resort, will once again wind through Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, as well as the surrounding city streets of Anaheim.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is one of two women-focused runDisney events that support women’s health, women’s empowerment and women just having fun. The other is the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Runners can register for any of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend events, as well as other runDisney race weekends, at www.runDisney.com.

September 22, 2016

New Experiences WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for its seventh year with largest-ever event New experiences include Sunday Bubbles Brunch, seminars and all-new immersive area inspired by San Francisco’s Chinatown

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Sept. 21, 2016 –The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its seventh year October 28 – 29 at the Epcot Resort Area resort with its largest event to date featuring 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars and opportunities to meet the award-winning chefs behind featured culinary masterpieces.

With more food and drink stations spreading out among more space than ever before, guests will delight in numerous opportunities to sip and savor along the resort’s causeway, alongside the resort’s private lake, and for the first time, on the resort’s private beach all weekend while enjoying live entertainment.

Delectable culinary offerings headline the two-night event, featuring cuisine from the resort’s own award-winning restaurants: Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula’s Steak House Todd English’s bluezoo, Kimonos and more, with wine and spirits samplings from around the globe.

“Each year we seek to give our guests something new and exciting to experience and taste.” said the resort’s Director of Food & Beverage Tony Porcellini. “This year, we’ll be able to offer them more food, more drink and more fun than ever before.”

What’s New

Making its festival debut this year is an immersive area, which will transport guests’ palates to the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown with décor and dishes inspired by the famous neighborhood.

Two new dishes were created by resort’s award-winning culinary team will be featured in the area: crispy duck with cucumber, scallion, hoisin sauce and a steamed bun as well as Shanghai dumplings, handmade with pork, rice wine, ginger and scallion, served with soy sauce and chili oil sauce.

Also new for 2016 is the Sunday Bubbles Brunch with J Vineyards and Winery at Il Mulino New York Trattoria, featuring a lavish menu of traditional and unconventional dishes like various cured meats and imported cheeses along with an array of sushi and trattoria-inspired entrees.

Featured Food

Friday and Saturday nights, feature menus full of new and unique dishes sure to please the palate, including spinach and potato agnolotti with pork, tomato cream grilled radicchio and ricotta salata; smoked beef brisket with white cheddar beignet and concord grape and smoked bacon remoulade; and seared striped bass with fall artichokes, nicoise olives and Spanish caper emulsion.

Favorite dishes from past years also return, such as the shrimp cocktail steamroller, Thai chicken salad with organic greens, green papaya tamarind and ginger dressing as well as the dragon sushi roll with crispy shrimp, tuna and avocado.

The resort’s World Champion Pastry Chef, Laurent Branlard, provides a sweeter side to the evening with decadent desserts like the all-chocolate choux and caramel sea salt éclair with vanilla whipped cream and comfit gingered pears. The Sundae Action Station returns allowing guests to choose their own toppings like chocolate cake and caramelized banana.

Seminars and Upgrades

Two new hands-on educational seminars, taught by members of the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team, are being added to this year’s seminar offerings. The Craft Cocktails seminar educates guests on the origins of traditional cocktails and how to make them, and More than Malbec introduces the world of popular Argentinian wines, with tastings and tips for pairing. Popular returning seminar topics include wine blending, Italian wines, champagne, beer, tequila, pasta making, sushi and sake and wine and cheese pairing. All seminars require separate tickets, and space is limited.

As an upgraded ticket option, guests can experience a beer garden, featuring a variety of local and seasonal brews from around the world, alongside Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine made by the resort’s culinary experts.

Award-Winning Chefs

To add to the event’s appeal, guests can enjoy a meet and greet with celebrity chef Todd English, the namesake of the resort’s Todd English’s bluezoo restaurant. Guests can also meet the world’s only two-time World Champion Pastry Chef and the resort’s very own executive pastry chef, Laurent Branlard. Barbeque fans shouldn’t miss the Cib’s Smoke House station for signature barbeque dishes from the resort’s Executive Chef Robert Ciborowski.

With 17 restaurants and lounges, a distinguished culinary and beverage team and unmatched customer service, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort continually receives national recognition for its food and beverage program. The culinary team has had the honor of presenting multiple dinners at the distinguished James Beard House. The resort boasts more than 70 certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections, including organic and rare vintages. The resort’s restaurants are annual winners of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence including Shula’s Steak House, a five-time recipient of the exclusive Best of Award of Excellence.

Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a resort package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.

September 23, 2016

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

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"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 Park on October 2 for the opening of their all-new, live show “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.” Hosted by James “J.J.” Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, this wacky new show is set to take place several times daily, just outside The Hall of Presidents.

Throughout the day, J.J. and the Muppets share their own unique take on the founding fathers as they recount the tale of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, complete with an original song and plenty of humor. At other times, you may catch the Muppets’ version of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, presented in hysterical fashion as only they can.

If you like some hijinks with your history, be sure to check out “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” this fall at Walt Disney World Resort!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

September 26, 2016

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrating a Season of WonderFALL Experiences

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The arrival of fall marks one of the best times of the year to indulge in sips, savors, songs and scares across the Walt Disney World Resort. Special events and seasonal celebrations all add up to create the “WonderFALL” world of Disney.

Here’s some of what’s in store this fall:

Epcot

The most delicious time of year is underway at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Running now until November 14, the 21st epicurean adventure features five new marketplaces, and for the first time in the Festival’s history, an expansion into the Disney resorts. At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa there’s a fabulous “brunch with a twist” prepared by top chefs from across Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can also get a behind-the-scenes look at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney Polynesian Village Resort. Interactivity is also a star of the Festival this year, providing guests the chance to prepare food and drinks along-side Disney and celebrity chefs and mixologists.

Eight new acts join the Eat to the Beat concert series, including Plain White T’s, Soul Asylum and Jeffrey Osborne. For those who want a music-and-meal combination, dining packages guarantee seats to popular restaurants including Le Cellier, Les Chefs de France and Spice Road Table and to that evening’s concert. This year, premium events like the themed Party for the Senses and Rockin’ Burger Block Party include different live entertainment each night.

While guests explore the 30 marketplaces around World Showcase, they can stop by the Norway Pavilion to visit the kingdom of Arendelle in the new Frozen Ever After attraction. Beloved characters, songs from the hit movie “Frozen” and an icy-blast await. Princesses Elsa and Anna are also in residence at their nearby Royal Sommerhus vacation cabin where guests can meet them in person.

After tasting their way around the globe, guests can fly around it: Soarin’ Around the World is a multisensory, hang-gliding-like adventure over the most popular landmarks and stunning sights across six continents.

Magic Kingdom

Happy haunts come out to socialize when Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place at Magic Kingdom Park on 29 select nights now through October 31. Favorite Disney Characters join the fun, decked in costumes and ready for trick-or-treating. In between the treat trails and attractions, live entertainment stirs up mischief: the Sanderson Sisters return to the Cinderella Castle stage for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. Partygoers can also catch the eerie and whimsical procession of “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade” before the “HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular lights up the sky.

For guests who prefer their treats during daylight hours, the Magic Kingdom is all decked out with festive fall decor. New park entertainment includes the new Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire that brings together Mickey Mouse and his pals for a musical celebration on the castle stage. The daily show features Disney’s contemporary characters and classic songs.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A bewitching dance party awaits at Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Every Friday and Saturday night in October (and of course on Halloween, Oct. 31), Dr. Facilier hosts a lineup of dastardly dancing divas – Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil and the Evil Queen – Potion Bar beverages and New Orleans-inspired cuisine. For tickets, guests can call 407-WDW-DINE/407-939-3463.

An out-of-this-world fireworks and projection show fueled by The Force paints the sky over Disney’s Hollywood Studios nightly in Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. Set to the stirring and unforgettable music from the saga, this visual journey takes guests scavenging with Rey on Jakku, navigating through an asteroid field, soaring down the trench of the Death Star and delivering the final blow to destroy Starkiller Base, transporting guests to a galaxy far, far away.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Mystery and majesty come alive as night “falls” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The theme park’s iconic Tree of Life undergoes extraordinary “awakenings” throughout the evening as animal spirits are brought to life by magical fireflies that reveal colorful stories of wonder and enchantment. Animal encounters shift at twilight, too, as darkness camouflages the boundaries between wildlife and guests on sunset excursions with Kilimanjaro Safaris. Guest can also dance alongside African performers in Harambe and indulge in the new signature restaurant, Tiffins.

Disney Springs
The four neighborhoods of Disney Springs are now open, bringing guests 150 new establishments for world-class shopping, unique dining, and high-quality entertainment. Wrapped in Florida-inspired, made-for-strolling promenades, arcing footbridges, flowing streams and small-town charm, the waterfront district is a collection of unique and high-end brand names, James Beard award-winning chefs, and even amphibious cars.

Florida’s ideal fall weather means it’s the perfect time to sip a cocktail or indulge in a meal created by a celebrity chef at one of the many new waterfront restaurants.

To learn more about all that’s happening around the WonderFALL world of Disney, guests may visit Disneyworld.com or call (407) 939-5277.

September 28, 2016

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Debuts – Michelle Heaton, Ashley James, Amy Willerton, Henry Holland and AJ Odudu Run Disney


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This weekend saw Disneyland Paris host its first-ever half marathon, with TV personality Michelle Heaton, models Ashley James and Amy Willerton, fashion designer Henry Holland, TV presenter AJ Odudu and the event’s ambassador Paula Radcliffe, who all successfully completed the 13.1-mile race through Disneyland Paris’s two parks as well as the surrounding villages.

Michelle, Ashley, Amy, Henry and AJ were also able to experience some of the big thrills and magical entertainment that Disneyland Paris has to offer, throughout the weekend. On Friday evening the group enjoyed the Inaugural Party at Walt Disney Studios Park, in which they got to mingle with Disney Characters and enjoyed exclusive access to the park and attractions such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Ratatouille, Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster and Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop as they remained open after-hours especially for event participants.

Mickey Mouse in his running gear was also on hand on Saturday morning to take pictures with the celebrities, giving them some last minute marathon motivation. The attendees had a chance to dance along with all of their favourite Disney Characters during Disney Magic on Parade! before enjoying the thrilling dinnertime show Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Disney Village.

The half marathon was just one of a number of events that made up Disneyland Paris’s Inaugural Half Marathon Weekend, which was organised with the support of runDisney and its successful 20 years’ experience in staging extremely popular running events at the US Disney theme parks. And participants certainly enjoyed miles of smiles with races leading through fairytale landscapes and beloved Disney Characters cheering runners along the route, making this a uniquely magical and unforgettable event for all.

Published on September 27, 2016

September 29, 2016

Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Tickets, Room Rates for 2017

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — At Walt Disney World Resort from Sept. 28, 2016 through Dec. 16, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) or their spouses can purchase:

-- Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $209 each, plus tax.
-- Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option for $209 each, plus tax.
-- Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options for $246 each, plus tax.
-- Disney 5-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $224 each, plus tax.
-- Disney 5-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option for $224 each, plus tax.
-- Disney 5-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options for $261 each, plus tax.

Walt Disney World Resort tickets may be used Jan.1, 2017, through Dec. 19, 2017, except that the tickets may not be used April 9-23, 2017.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by Dec. 19, 2017.

At the Disneyland Resort - from Nov. 1, 2016 through Dec. 16, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))) or their spouses can purchase:

-- Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $156 each.
-- Disney Military Promotional 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $181 each.

Disneyland tickets may be used Jan. 1 - Dec. 19, 2017, except that the tickets may not be used April 9 - 23, 2017.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by Dec. 19, 2017.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can also take advantage of specially priced rooms at select Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hotels.* This offer is valid for stays most nights from Jan. 1 - Dec. 19, 2017, except for April 9-23, 2017.

For information on Disney 4-Day/5-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to Walt Disney World Resort, or to make room reservations at Walt Disney World Resort, military personnel may call 407-939-5684 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices. For information regarding Disney 3-Day/4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort, or to make room reservations at the Disneyland Resort, military personnel may call 866-943-7872 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices. Information is also available at DisneyMilitaryOffers.com.

Here are some other details guests should know about:

-- Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets ONLY by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and other family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.

-- “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

-- The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.

-- Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.

-- Subject to certain exceptions, Disney 4-Day/5-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options expire and may not be used after December 19, 2017. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.

-- Disney 3-Day/4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort expire and may not be used after December 19, 2017. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.

-- No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.

-- Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.


*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in, and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Additional per-adult charges apply at the Walt Disney World Resort if there are more than two adults per room. Other restrictions apply.

"A Princess Royal Reception" Comes to Disney Springs This October

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A one-month, limited-time offering is set to debut on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the World of Disney at Disney Springs.

"A Princess Royal Reception" will take place at the store intermittently between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day featuring a visiting Disney princess -- Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Tiana or another. There are no set times for specific characters.

According to Entertainment Show Director Tom Vazzana: "Cinderella had a wish for her and her fellow royal princesses to have a place to meet new friends. The Fairy Godmother was able to grant her this wish, and now, tucked away in a magical corner of World of Disney is a location befitting Cinderella's request. A magical 'royal hall' was created, complete with tapestries and images inspired by classic fairytales."

A Disney PhotoPass photographer will be on hand to capture each interaction, and the photos will be available for guests to purchase or download as part of their Memory Maker product purchase.

"A Princess Royal Reception" will take place daily October 1 to November 1, 2016. When you arrive at the World of Disney, check in for the experience and a cast member will tell you the approximate wait time and return instructions. When it is time for you to return to the queue, you'll be moments away from meeting a Disney Princess.

Source: The Disney Parks Blog

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