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01
Jan 14

New Disney Parade Coming to the Magic Kingdom in 2014

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New Fantasyland inspires a new daytime parade, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, scheduled to march into Magic Kingdom in spring 2014. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will bring the magical stories of New Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A. through fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes and an original soundtrack that will feature beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song. There will be no shortage of fantasy, either, according to the float-makers. Ariel and friends will grace a larger-than-life music box showcasing a colorful musical party “Under the Sea” while Scottish dancers and a float shaped like an enormous bagpipe announce the arrival of Merida. Other floats celebrate Disney Princesses; Peter Pan and Wendy soar above a pirate galleon; Rapunzel and Flynn Rider appear on a longship in search of another “Best Day. Ever.”

See more of the parade floats here: Sneak Peek at the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade


19
Nov 13

Pictures from Our Trip to the 2013 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom

2013 mickeys very merry christmas party main street usaMy family and I attended the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Friday, November 8th.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect night as far as the weather was concerned. Upper 60′s. Not cold enough for a jacket but just cool enough to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.

The party coincided with Veteran’s Day Weekend so it was sold out.

2013 mickeys very merry christmas party sold out sign

2013 mickeys very merry christmas party main street usa cinderella castleWe were hungry so we headed over to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe to grab a bite to eat. The weather was perfect for dining out on the terrace. So I grabbed a platter of fries and plastic cheese and took in the music from the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

cosmic rays french fries plastic cheese disney magic kingdomNot a bad view eh?

Cinderella Castle Pin disney magic KingdomAnd then magically…Castle Dream Lights!

Cinderella Castle Pin disney magic Kingdom dream lights christmasSo nice of the Imagineers to put my initial in the castle lights! Can you spot the Hidden Mickey as well?

Cinderella Castle Pin disney magic Kingdom dream lights christmasWe finished up our dinner as we sat and waited for the start of Celebrate the Magic at 9:15pm.

Free cocoa and snickerdoodle cookies? Don’t mind if I do.

2013 mickey's very merry christmas party map cocoa cookiesAfter we had satisfied our sweet tooth, it was time to take our places center stage at Cinderella Castle.

disney magic kingdom cinderella castle dream lights christmasHey look ma…I’m glowing with the show!

amanda tinney glow with the show ears disneyThe “Frozen” overlay hadn’t been added into the show yet, but the Christmas tag had been added to the end.

Gratuitous Cheshire Cat shot.

disney magic kingdom cinderella castle celebrate the magic cheshire catAnd you know we just had to stay put for Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season. Only the second time of the year you’re graced with the awesomeness of perimeter fireworks.

holiday wishes disney 2013 mickey very merry christmas partyAfter the fireworks my mini me wanted to head over to ride the Jingle Cruise.

magic kingdom disney 2013 mickey very merry christmas party jingle jungle cruiseThe line was too long so we headed deeper into Adventureland to try and locate some pirates friends of ours.

magic kingdom disney 2013 mickey very merry christmas party pirates of the caribbeanLove all the special lighting and projections they have set up for Mickley’s Very Merry Christmas Party!  This one was on the ground outside of Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe near Splash Mountain.

magic kingdom disney 2013 mickey very merry christmas party amanda tinneyAfter a quick trip on the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness we made a trek over to Tomorrowland.

disney magic kingdom tomorrowland nightMore fantastic Christmas Party lighting.

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disney magic kingdom tomorrowland night christmas mickeys very merry party lighting space mountainQuick jam session with Buzz Lightyear at A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show before we took a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority to rest the puppies. We were starting to wind down by this point in the evening.

disney magic kingdom tomorrowland night christmas mickeys very merry party showI had to make one more stop for cookies and hot cocoa before we left. This time we stopped at the Tomorrowland Terrace, which was one of seven “Holiday Treat” stations located throughout the Magic Kingdom that evening.

disney magic kingdom christmas mickeys very merry party cookiesdisney magic kingdom christmas mickeys very merry party cookiesThe treat stations are clearly marked with these gigantic candy cane blow ups.

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party candy caneYou may be tempted to steal one for your yard. Don’t. Disney Security will make you put them back where you found them. Not that I would know that from a personal standpoint. And they are really hard to plug back in. Not that I would have any experience with that either. =)

Want a healthier option? Apple juice and apple slices are also available. And did I mention that all of these snacks were free? Unlike the candy cane blow up.

disney magic kingdom christmas mickeys very merry party cocoadisney magic kingdom christmas mickeys very merry partyOK honey. I get the hint. You’re tired. I’ll take me and my sad panda self back down to Main Street USA. But first…a peek inside Starbucks to see what holiday noms are available.

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party cupcakedisney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party cupcakeLet is snow…tiny bubbles…let it snow…

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party main street snowSo pretty (and terrifying) at the same time. #ihaveaballoonphobia #dontjudge

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party balloonsMain Street Confectionary window.

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party confectionary window daisy duckThis year’s event logo T-Shirt design.

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party shirtAnd don’t forget to pick up your Limited Edition Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card made especially for the 2013 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

mickey's very merry christmas party 2013 sorcerers of the magic kingdom cardBut I really don’t wanna go!…

disney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party snow flake lightingdisney magic kingdom mickey's very merry christmas party main street train stationMickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs through December 20th, 2013. Future Dates for 2013 are:

Nov. 21, 22
Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enjoy all the holiday splendor we experienced. Hint: You can get in as early as 5:00pm with your ticket…

NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Disclosure: My family and I were provided with complementary admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I was not required to write this post and all opinions are my own.


18
Nov 13

New “Frozen” Overlay Added to the Celebrate the Magic Castle Show at the Magic Kingdom

Celebrate the Magic Frozen Disney Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle“Celebrate the Magic” now commemorates Disney’s latest animated comedy film “Frozen” with a new sequence for the holiday season. A special nighttime spectacular for Walt Disney World Resort guests, “Celebrate the Magic” uses projections to transform Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom into a kaleidoscope of Disney characters and stories set to all-new music and special effects.


30
Oct 13

Disney Dapper Dans Get Morbid as Part of Limited Time Magic Halloween Week

Dapper Dans Halloween Limited Time Magic Kingdom Disney CadaverHalloween week brings haunting harmonies and more to Walt Disney World Resort guests during the special Limited Time Magic offering — The Happy Haunted Horseshoe. Now until November 1st from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, there will be non-stop entertainment as Dearly Departed Stan the piano player and morbid magician Abner Cadaver join the barbershop quartet, the Cadaver Dans, for some ghostly fun inside the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom. Limited Time Magic features 52 weeks of special entertainment, surprises and delights at Disney Parks throughout 2013.


22
Sep 13

A Detailed Look Around the All New Disney Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom

Snow White may have been evicted from her “Scary Adventure” in the heart of Fantasyland but Imagineers have resurrected the ashes into a princess house where she and her closest royal friends…(can do what they want to…this is our house…this is our rules…and we can’t stop…)

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Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom cinderella glass slipper

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Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom

Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom fairytale story book

Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom fairytale book on table
Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom royal flag exit hallway

Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom royal exit hallway

Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Magic Kingdom royal exit sign