Archive for Disney Resorts

Video – Best Views From Walt Disney World Resorts – Contemporary Resort

We will be featuring suites at Walt Disney World Resort that have something special in common – a spectacular view.

Disney reveals plans to build a Toy Story hotel

Disney has unveiled plans to build a Toy Story themed hotel  – but you’ll have to travel to over 5,500 miles across the globe to stay there.

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Photo – “Frozen” Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle Graces Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World Resort guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” this year on the 4th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The 17-foot-tall culinary concoction is adorned with favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, 1,500 gingerbread shingles, snowflakes and chocolate-covered trees. “Frozen”-themed merchandise, desserts and gingerbread treats also are available for purchase at the ice castle kiosk. (Kent Phillips, photographer)
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Join the Disney Princesses for Breakfast and Brunch at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Disney Princesses will welcome Guests to Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Jan. 8 – March 2015 while Cinderella Royal Table at Magic Kingdom® Park is under refurbishment.

Cinderella will greet Guests as they arrive, and the Disney Princesses will visit each table for photos and autographs during the dining experience. Guests can even participate in a “Magical Wishing Ceremony” with the Disney Princesses during their meal.

Breakfast and brunch hours are 8 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. The cost is $49.99 per adult; $31.99 per child (ages 3-9). This Character dining experience is available on the Disney Dining Plan and requires two entitlements.

Guests can book this experience beginning Dec. 4, 2014 by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

Delicious Gingerbread Designs On Display at Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Pastry chefs throughout Walt Disney World Resort are making things a little sweeter with deliciously decorative holiday displays and sugar shacks made of edible ingredients. These candy-decked dwellings adorn the lobbies at various Walt Disney World Resort hotels. On the menu this holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort:

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle on the 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse. This culinary concoction is adorned with sugar, snowflakes, gingerbread shingles and chocolate-coated trees. Plus, favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff will be showcased on this 17-foot-tall ice castle. “Frozen” ice desserts, build-your-own snowman marshmallow kits, plus classic gingerbread treats are available for purchase.

Ingredient fun facts:

  • 423 lbs. of chocolate
  • 514 lbs. flour
  • 212 eggs
  • 67 lbs. spices
  • 35 lbs. sugar syrup
  • 311 lbs. of honey
  • 222 lbs. icing
  • 1,500 gingerbread shingles
  • 14 Hidden Olaf’s

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

The lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is the location of a new gingerbread display inspired by the Jersey Shore. This new “gingerbread stand” is reminiscent of New Jersey Boardwalk concession stands with wreaths made of ice cream cones, plus Disney whimsy with Mickey and Minnie shaped gingerbread heads surrounding the marshmallow dotted marquee.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

A fully detailed, life-sized carousel in the resort’s lobby is created from a recipe that uses gingerbread, chocolate, sugar paste and tons of enthusiasm, energy and talent. Guests who wish to take home a treat of their own can buy small gingerbread kits from the Beach Club Marketplace. Pastry chefs give demonstrations on select days to provide guests with tips on creating a gingerbread invention at home.

Carousel fun fact: There are seven hidden Mickey’s can be found on the carousel.

Ingredient fun facts:

  • 36 lbs. of honey
  • 96 lbs. of bread flour
  • 100 pints of eggs
  • 10 lbs. of spices
  • 10 quarts of simple syrup
  • 100 lbs. of icing
  • 50 lbs. of dark chocolate
  • 10 quarts of egg whites
  • 100 lbs. of confectioner sugar

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The lobby of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort becomes home to a delectable scene in motion: A miniature New England-style train races through a sugary rock mountain surrounded by a candy-coated model village in this don’t-miss, edible display.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This guest favorite gingerbread house is large enough that it doubles as a real bake shop in the Grand Floridian Resort lobby. Featuring a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe, the bake shop offers freshly baked items such as cookies, shingles and gingerbread ornaments. Other homemade items for sale include Stollen Bread, chocolate peppermint bark, truffles and miniature gingerbread houses. Demonstrations of how to decorate a gingerbread house take place in front of the gingerbread house several times per week.

Gingerbread house fun fact: Chefs spend 400 hours baking the gingerbread and 160 hours decorating the house.

Structure Composition:

  • 16 feet high by 17 feet wide
  • 1,000 board feet of trim
  • 60 sheets of plywood
  • 40 window panes
  • 80 square feet of retail space
  • 100 square feet of display
  • 10,000 pieces of gingerbread used

Gingerbread Ingredients:

  • 700 lbs. of chocolate
  • 1,050 lbs. honey
  • 600 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 35 lbs. spices
  • 800 lbs. flour
  • 140 pints egg whites
  • 180 lbs. apricot glaze

Video – A Look at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Step into the heart of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Immerse yourself in a safari adventure at this magnificent African-style lodge where you can observe hundreds of exotic creatures on a vast wildlife reserve.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Animated Video Tour

Experience a bird’s eye view of Walt Disney World Resort as you set out from Magic Kingdom park on a virtual tour of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Club Disney Offers Fun for Little Ones at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort just opened a brand-new children’s activity center called Club Disney, which is a great place to for little ones to play while their parents catch some alone time.

B-Roll: Club Disney at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The whimsical children’s activity center, Club Disney at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, is inspired by classic Disney Little Gold Books tales such as Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and Alice in Wonderland. While parents enjoy a night out, youngsters can delve into dress up, crafts, storytelling and other fun faves in themed areas alongside children’s activity coordinators. Club Disney is a part of an overall renovation of the iconic resort hotel that includes a re-imagined feature pool, new food and beverage offerings and an expansive new lobby area. Club Disney is for guests ages 3-12. For more information and bookings call 407-WDW-DINE.

B-Roll: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Known for its corny jokes, endless buckets of chicken and ribs, and upbeat energy, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue presents three shows nightly, seven days a week, at 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue can be seen nightly at Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. In 2014, Hoop-Dee-Doo celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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