Archive for Disney Parks

Here’s How to Have Thanksgiving Dinner at Disney World and Disneyland

These Thanksgiving buffets, dining events and special menus at Walt Disney World, in Florida, and Disneyland Resorts, in California, have the perfect makings for a new annual tradition, whether or not you dine with Mickey Mouse in tow.

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How my iPhone X fared at the Happiest Place on Earth

A full day trip at a theme park is often where the average person pushes their phone to its limits. We use it to take pictures and videos, find location-based apps to look up wait times, play games while waiting in line, and more.

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There Are More Than 200 Holiday Treats Coming to Disney Parks This Season — Here’s What You’re Going to Have to Try

Prepare your appetite for the world’s most delicious advent calendar, because there are hundreds of festive flavors descending upon Disney’s parks on both coasts.

Disneyland and Walt Disney World resort have added 200 festive foods to ring in the holiday season, and with favorites like praline cheesecake, spiced-rum punch, sticky toffee pudding, white chocolate hot cocoa, and pumpkin spice bread pudding among them, you’ll need a holiday miracle to make it through them all.

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This Is the Hottest Souvenir at Disney Parks This Christmas

Disney Parks are known for their over-the-top Christmas celebrations, but this year it’s not the sky-high trees or snow on Sunset Boulevard that has everyone talking.

It’s the reusable plastic popcorn bucket.

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Disney Parks Christmas specials start Nov. 30 on ABC

You’re getting two Christmas specials from Disney Parks, both will be on ABC, and the first arrives late this month.

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Give the Gift of a Disney Vacation this Holiday Season

This season, you can spread holiday magic by truly giving the best gift of the season: a Disney vacation.

With the Holidays right around the corner, you can give a gift filled with extraordinary moments that create memories to last a lifetime. Embrace the power of magic at Walt Disney World® Resort and discover the wonder and joy at Disneyland®Resort. Escape to an unforgettable Hawaiian paradise with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Set sail on an adventure-filled ocean voyage with Disney Cruise Line. Explore a world of unique cultures with Adventures by Disney®. When you purchase any of these Disney experiences for family and friends and they’ll create the most magical holiday gift ever! Because no matter what Disney experience is given, there’s sure to be magic around every corner.

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy Review

Disney Pixar CARS 3 is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and as a digital copy. The set comes with the feature film and tons of bonus features. Of course we all love watching Lightening McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and the whole gang in the feature film, but I especially enjoy all of the extras that are a part of the CARS 3 Blu-Ray. In the Behind the Scenes extras Let’s.Get.Crazy., you will learn about the hilarious demolition derby scene and how that came to be. The production crew goes into great detail in Generations: The Story of Cars 3 explaining how the story was developed and how it went from a racing movie to a mentor movie.  We all know what it feels like when that young person comes into the work place and seems to be better than us because they know the latest technology or techniques.  This is exactly what McQueen is feeling as the Next Gen High Tech Racers take over the track.  I am so entertained by the details that go into Pixar animation, so I was blown away by the bonus called World’s Fastest Billboard. That is my dream job now…to be part of the Pixar graphic design team.  Yes, most people don’t even notice all of their incredible work at first glance, but come on, where else can you design a car logo for Leakless Adult Drip Pans? I also love that they came up with a car dating service, they use the same insurance company that Bob Parr works at in The Incredibles, and there is even an ad on the porta-potty at the racetrack.  One of the graphic designers says you truly need to pause the movie to catch all of the amazing advertising in the Cars world. Don’t miss this bonus! I also was a big fan of Cars to Die(Cast) For. Did you know there are around 1000 diecast Cars toys? These cars are designed at a 1/55th scale so there is room for every detail from the movie version. Did you also know that some of these toys are named after people that worked on the Cars movies? Yet another reason why I want to work for Pixar!  In Legendary, the crew met with NASCAR historians to learn about those that paved the way for the modern drivers we all cheer for today.  I had no idea that NASCAR racing dates all the way back to moonshine runners in the South. I also had never heard of the struggles of Wendell Scott during segregation.  I loved learning how Louise Smith raced with the men and wasn’t afraid of racing hard. Talk about a trailblazer!  It is so cool how they worked this history into the movie. The CARS 3 Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital copy also comes with Deleted Scenes, Trailers, Promos and other surprises. As the weather gets cooler, watching CARS 3 is the perfect way to spend blustery fall day. Race on out to get yourself a copy.  Just don’t get caught by the sheriff!

These data scientists are disrupting Disney World’s long wait times

Out there, beyond the anthropomorphic mice and never-ending queues is a man who is quietly trying to disrupt your next vacation to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. His name is Len Testa and his annual subscription-based service, Touring Plans, will predict how long you’ll wait at any ride, any time of day, any day of the year for $14.95—less than the price of a giant turkey leg and a Dole Whip.

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Mini Babybel Announced as the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line

 Mini Babybel®, the creamy, red-wax-wrapped cheese, has been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Cruise Line. This announcement kicks off a multi-year strategic alliance between the two family-focused brands.

As part of the alliance, Mini Babybel will be prominently featured at a quick-service window within the new Toy Story Land scheduled to open in 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Because even toys need a bite or two every now and again, Andy has taken a vintage Woody-themed lunch box and propped it open with a thermos to turn it into Woody’s Lunch Box that dishes out all sorts of tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. He completed the area with a classic book and toys strewn about, along with items from his lunch box.

Disney’s collaboration with Mini Babybel provides appealing, on-the-go snack options for millions of families enjoying Disney’s U.S. parks and cruise ships each day. Both brands focus on fun and aim to surprise and delight their audiences; Mini Babybel with its delicious cheese and playful personality, and Disney Parks with magical moments that create lasting memories.

“At Bel Brands USA, we are all about sharing smiles and we are delighted to bring that to life through our alliance with Disney,” said Francis Perrin, chief marketing officer of Bel Brands USA, makers of Mini Babybel cheese. “We believe Mini Babybel makes snack time an adventure in deliciousness for the whole family every day and now we can share that fun and great taste with even more families as they enjoy adventures of their own at Disney Parks.”

Set to open in the summer of 2018, Toy Story Land will invite guests to step into the whimsical world of Pixar Animation Studios’ blockbuster films where playtime stretches longer than a Slinky® Dog. Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk to the size of a toy as they play in Andy’s backyard with their favorite Toy Story pals.

“We can’t wait for our guests to experience Toy Story Land, and the new quick-service window located within the land will surely delight hungry toys and people alike,” said Carlos Castro, vice president of Disney Corporate Alliances. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Mini Babybel and introduce additional snack offerings in Toy Story Land and throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.”

Mini Babybel is 100% real cheese with a rich and creamy taste enjoyed by cheese lovers of all ages. Each round delivers at least four grams of protein, 15 percent of an individual’s daily calcium needs, and is playfully portable for lunchtime, snack time or anytime.

Disney Pixar CARS 3 Digital Movie Review

Disney Pixar CARS 3 is now available as a digital movie that can literally go where ever you go with Disney Movies Anywhere. The digital movie comes with the feature film and tons of bonus features. Of course we all love watching Lightening McQueen and the whole gang, but I especially enjoy all of the extras that are a part of the CARS 3 Digital Movie. In the Making Of extras, you will learn about the hilarious demolition derby scene and how that came to be. The production crew goes into great detail explaining how the story was developed and how it went from a racing movie to a mentor movie.  We all know what it feels like when that young person comes into the work place and seems to be better than us because they know the latest technology or techniques.  This is exactly what McQueen is feeling as the Next Gen High Tech Racers take over the track.  I am so entertained by the details that go into Pixar animation, so I was blown away by the bonus called World’s Fastest Billboard. That is my dream job now…to be part of the Pixar graphic design team.  Yes, most people don’t even notice all of their incredible work at first glance, but come on, where else can you design a car logo for Leakless Adult Drip Pans? I also love that they came up with a car dating service, they use the same insurance company that Bob Parr works at in The Incredibles, and there is even an ad on the porta-potty at the racetrack.  One of the graphic designers says you truly need to pause the movie to catch all of the amazing advertising in the Cars world.  Don’t miss this bonus! I also was a big fan of Cars to Die(Cast) For. Did you know there are around 1000 diecast Cars toys? These cars are designed at a 1/55th scale so there is room for every detail from the movie version. Did you also know that some of these toys are named after people that worked on the Cars movies? Yet another reason why I want to work for Pixar!  The CARS 3 Digital Movie also comes with Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes, Trailers and Shorts.  This is the perfect way to occupy your time while you are looking forward to for November 7, 2017 when the Blu-Ray is released. Disney Pixar CARS 3 digital movie is perfect for the kids on the go or for mom and dad when they are waiting for the kids to finish one of the many practices, rehearsals, or lessons that kids have today.  While you are waiting in the car, why not watch the CARS 3 Digital Movie?  You won’t be disappointed.