Original Mouseketeers celebrate 60th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club at The Walt Disney Family Museum

October 3, marked an important date in Disney history as it was the 60th anniversary of the original Mickey Mouse Club, which debuted on the ABC television network in 1955. To commemorate the occasion, The Walt Disney Family Museum hosted a program and celebration with a number of the original Mouseketeers. They will be celebrating again at The Walt Disney Family Museum today, Sunday, October 4, 2015.

What: Mouseketeers celebrate 60th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club

Original Mouseketeers: Bobby Burgess, Sharon Baird, Sherry Alberoni, Tommy Cole, Darlene Gillespie, and Doreen Tracy.
Special guests Tim Considine and David Stollery, actors from Spin and Marty.

When: Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 4:30–8pm
Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

October 3, marks an important date in Disney history as it is the 60th anniversary of the original Mickey Mouse Club, which debuted on the ABC television network in 1955.

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion

Mouseketteers 60th Reunion



A new Disney Frozen Package is now available at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations at the Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts.

This new option includes a choice of the Anna hairstyling with costume or Elsa hairstyling with costume. Guests will also receive shimmering makeup, face gem, nail polish, a Princess sash, a Princess cinch bag, and a huggable 12-inch Olaf plush.

If Guests already have an Anna or Elsa dress, they may select the Disney Frozen Crown Package, which includes Anna or Elsa hairstyle with braided hairpiece and sparkling snowflake hair accessories. Guests will also receive other items featured in the Disney Frozen Package including the 12-inch Olaf plush.

For Guests visiting the Disneyland® Resort in California, this package will be offered at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland inside Disneyland Park. Please note separate theme park admission is required.

Guests visiting Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida can find this package at World of Disney at Disney Springs or inside Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom® Park. Please note separate theme park admission is required for the Magic KingdomPark location.

Book by calling 714-781-STYLE (714-781-7895) for Disneyland Resort or 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895) forWalt Disney World Resort.

Guests must be between 3-12 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older during the entire experience. Costume select and sizing may vary and certain accessories are sold separately. No discounts apply unless otherwise noted. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior arrival. A valid accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to such credit card for all no-shows or if reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of experience. Subject to restrictions. All prices, package components, costumes, accessories, hairstyles and information contained herein are subject to change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission may be required.


Beginning, Oct. 2, 2015, a reimagined menu, featuring tasty Tex-Mex cuisine, will debut at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café atMagic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

New menu items include rice bowls and burritos with a choice of beef, chicken or veggies; sizzling fajitas with steak or chicken; traditional tortilla chips and Chicken Enchilada Soup. And, for a lighter option, Guests can try the Southwest Chicken Salad.

Plus, the fixin’s bar will be back and better than ever with tasty sauces, salsas, peppers, onions, cheese and more.

Finally, mini churros with dipping chocolate and Sopapillas (a crispy, puffy, fried pastry) make for perfectly sweet ending to any meal.

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Sail Away to a Magical Winter Holiday with Disney Cruise Line

This holiday season, give a gift that’s both nautical and nice: a cruise on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all decked out with holiday cheer. Starting early November, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship during Very Merrytime Cruises, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and New Year’s Eve galas. But the best part might just be relaxing on deck instead of shoveling snow.

During these voyages through the new year, special stem-to-stern holiday events include:

  • “Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic” in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where Disney characters lead holiday carols and the lighting of the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • “Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball” in the atrium lobby, where Disney cruisers welcome the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a grand celebration featuring Broadway-style entertainment, favorite Disney characters and classic holiday tunes. This evening of enchantment is made complete when a special pair of royal sisters joins the party and causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium.
  • Holiday story time beneath the giant tree, where children gather to hear classic tales of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza, including a cozy and intimate storytelling with Mrs. Claus as she shares some of her favorite Christmas stories.
  • Dickens-inspired carolers carrying the spirit of the holidays throughout the ship while singing holiday classics, sometimes with the help of favorite Disney friends. At the end of the cruise, children will have the opportunity to join the carolers onstage for a special farewell show.
  • Family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses and meeting Santa Claus.
  • Youth holiday crafts such as decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” a tropical celebration with Disney friends leading games such as hula hooping and limbo under oversized candy canes, along with dances for the whole family like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.
  • A special holiday edition of the cheerful farewell celebration on the final night of each cruise, with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

On Thanksgiving Day, guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast, visits from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire. Also during the special Thanksgiving voyages, NFL football games will be broadcast live on the ships’ outdoor, jumbo LED screens – Funnel Vision – located near the family pool.

Christmas morning at the atrium lobby tree Santa Claus and his helpers will have a surprise for all the kids, and guests will delight in a special musical performance from the children. A traditional Christmas Dinner will be served that night in the dining rooms.

Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Hanukkah services will be held each day, Dec. 6 to Dec. 14.

When the ships stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, during the holidays, the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and holiday island music.

For an extra sprinkle of holiday joy, special amenities are available for stateroom delivery. Purchased in advance of sailing, these include holiday-themed gift packages and treat baskets and even mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, red berries, mini carnations and a bow topper. Plus, during the holiday cruises, the Disney Cruise Line holiday merchandise collection and ever-popular Disney Cruise Line ornaments will be available in the gift shops.

To ring in 2016, voyages include a special New Year’s Eve party, complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes and a midnight countdown.

To celebrate the holidays, the Disney Magic sails four- and five-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises departing Nov. 11 to Dec. 23; the Disney Wonder sails four-, six- and seven-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises departing Nov. 6 to Dec. 24; the Disney Dream sails three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing Nov. 9 to Dec. 24; and the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises departing Nov. 14 to Dec. 19.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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NOW That’s What I Call Music! And Walt Disney Records Team For ‘NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess’

NOW That’s What I Call Music! and Walt Disney Records have once again teamed up for a special NOW album collection showcasing beloved Disney music classics. NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess will be released on CD and digitally on October 30.

Building on the success of three previously released NOW That’s What I Call Disney volumes, NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess features 20 favorite musical moments that have been enchanting and entertaining audiences for generations, including “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Someday My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast, “Reflection” from Mulan, “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella, “Waiting for My Prince” from Disney Princess Tea Party, and many more.

NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess [CD, digital]

1. Kiss the Girl                       

The Little Mermaid

2. Colors of the Wind             


3. A Whole New World            


4. Part of Your World               

The Little Mermaid

5. That’s How You Know           


6. Reflection                             


7. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes


8. I See the Light                        


9. Beauty and the Beast           

Beauty and the Beast 

10. Main Title/Once Upon a Dream/Prologue

Sleeping Beauty

11. True Love’s Kiss                     


12. Almost There                        

The Princess and the Frog

13. So This Is Love                  


14. Belle                                   

Beauty and the Beast

15. Where Do I Go From Here       

Pocahontas II

16. I Wonder                                

Sleeping Beauty

17. Something There                    

Beauty and the Beast

18. Waiting for My Prince            

Disney Princess Tea Party

19. When Will My Life Begin?          


20. Someday My Prince Will Come      

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Photo Gallery #3 – Disney’s Hilton Head Resort

Take a look at photos from around Disney’s Hilton Head Resort in our photo gallery #3.

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