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[15 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
March Magic Returns for 2017

It’s that time of year again – time to vote for your favorite team inspired by Disney Parks attraction during the annual March Magic!
Voting takes place March 14 through April 3 on the official Walt Disney World Facebook page.
Fans will find returning favorites including the Future World Phoenicians and the Hollywood Tower Hotel Bellhops along with new additions including the Electrical Water Pageant Sea Serpents and the Carousel of Progress Rovers.
You can download the bracket to keep track of your favorite teams throughout the contest.
And fans can show their team …

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[2 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Announce New Ambassadors for 2017

Disney Parks and Resorts has officially welcomed the new class of ambassadors for 2017-28.
Disney Parks Ambassadors are a tradition that goes back to Walt Disney.
The ambassadors act as spokespeople for the Disney Parks, lead community outreach and volunteer opportunities, and and act as ambassadors of goodwill representing the 135,000 cast members around the world.
The new Disney Parks Ambassadors for 2017-18 are:

Manako Tanaka, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Michael Giordano and Laura Janice Gedigk, Disneyland Paris
Nozomi Fukumoto, Tokyo Disneyland
Brandon Peters and Ken Facey, Walt Disney World Resort
Alexa Garcia and Mikey Trujillo, …

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[29 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
New 2017 Merchandise Coming to the Disney Parks

If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in 2017 there is a new slate of dated merchandise items arriving very soon.
Some of the new 2017 dated merchandise items feature artwork inspired by the nighttime skies at the Disney Parks. The merchandise features a cosmic theme with patterns, colors inspired by distant galaxies, mixed with Disney characters.
Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice also makes an appearance throughout the art.
Some of the merchandise items include a tote bag with Cinderella Castle, men’s apparel, moon calendar-inspired items featuring Mickey Mouse, and more.
Other …

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[24 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Alex and Ani Bracelets for 2017

Several new bangles are being released as part of the 2017 Alex and Ani line at the Disney Parks.
The first collection – part of the Words are Powerful Color Infusion line – includes three bangles voted on by readers of the Disney Parks Blog.
These new bracelets feature Merida (Be Forever Brave), Pocahontas (Make Your Own Path), and Jasmine (Unlock the Magic).
The Words are Powerful line will debut in the spring.
Other new 2017 bracelets include designs features Spaceship Earth, Cinderella Castle, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and more. These new designs will arrive …

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[14 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate ‘Walt Week’ at Disney Parks Around the World

On December 15, Disney Parks around the world will celebrate Walt Disney on the 50th anniversary of his death.
‘Walt Week: Celebrating a Legacy of Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation’ is a collaboration between D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and Disney Parks.
Fans can visit D23’s website to check out features honoring Walt Disney.
Guests at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort can join in the celebration by sharing a message on Memory Boards on December 15. The boards will be located at each Disney Park …

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[21 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
MagicBand 2 Coming to the Walt Disney World Resort

At last weekend’s D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures, attendees were among the first guests to receive the new MagicBand 2.
The brand new MagicBand 2 is set to be rolled out at the Walt Disney World Resort very soon.
The technology in the new MagicBand will make the MagicBands more customizable and versatile for guests. And the actual band has gone through a makeover too.
As is the case with the current MagicBands, the new version will be able to link to your My Disney Experience account, serve as your theme park tickets, …

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[16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Celebrating Mickey Mouse’s Birthday on November 18

Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday on Friday, November 18, and the Disney Parks are getting in on the celebration.
Guests at Walt Disney World can enjoy a special birthday-themed edition of the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party. And, commemorative Happy Birthday, Mickey buttons will also be available.
In Disneyland guests can sing “Happy Birthday” to Mickey just before A Christmas Fantasy Parade.
Special birthday-themed treats will be available at select locations in the theme parks and at several resort hotels. There are also a couple birthday treats …

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[4 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney and ABC Announce a Trio of Holiday Television Specials

The Disney Parks are kicking off the holiday season with three musical holiday specials – the first of which airs on Thanksgiving night.
The specials will feature footage shot at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in addition to celebrity hosts and appearances.
On November 24, fans can enjoy ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ on ABC from 8-10 p.m. This special is hosted by Julianne and Derek Hough and will feature Sofia Carson (Descendants 2), a duet from Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and a performance from Kelly Clarkson.
On Friday, …

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[7 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort to Reopen Saturday, October 8

As Hurricane Matthew continues its trek up the southeast coast, it appears that the Orlando area was spared the full force of the hurricane overnight.
The Walt Disney World Resort was closed all day Friday, October 7 – the fourth time in the resort’s history that it closed – but all theme parks and Disney Springs will reopen on Saturday, October 8.
All four parks will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Disney Springs, the water parks, and the mini golf courses will resume normal operating hours.
Other details:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will have …

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[11 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: runDisney Race Season Starts, Food and Wine Festival Merchandise, and More

Happy weekend! We’re just a couple days away from the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! But first, let’s recap the biggest Disney news stories of the week.
Applications opened for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel. The global application process is for moms, dads, grandparents, and Disney vacation planning experts who want to serve on the panel that makes up the online trip-planning forum. Applications close on September 14 at noon.
The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival opens on September 14 and runs through November 14. Disney gave guests a …