Feb 15

Another New Starbucks Location Officially Opens at Walt Disney World

Trolley Car Cafe Starbucks at Disneys Hollywood Studios

Themed to a classic trolley car station from early 20th century Hollywood, the new Starbucks location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios serves popular Disney baked goods, Starbucks La Boulange pastry items and Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages. Trolley Car Cafe is the third in-park location serving Starbucks products at Walt Disney World Resort, along with other locations at Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as Downtown Disney.

Feb 15

Video Walk Through of the New Interactive Queue at Peter Pan’s Flight in the Magic Kingdom

Interactive queue at Peter Pan's Flight in the Magic Kingdom

Inside the new interactive queue at Peter Pan’s Flight, Magic Kingdom guests are immersed in the storyline of ‘Peter Pan’ as they await their journey to Neverland. Accompanied by the mischief-causing Tinker Bell, guests can enter the home of the Darling family and tour the children’s nursery as the room comes to life.

Check out this video walk through from my friends Jeff and Denise.

Feb 15

New 2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Disney Dooney and Bourke Bags

2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Disney Princess Dooney and Bourke BagsThe 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is just around the corner with the runDisney expo starting on Thursday February 19th and the special design for the Princess Half Marathon Disney Dooney & Bourkes was just revealed.

2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Disney Princess Dooney and Bourke Bags

2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Disney Princess Dooney and Bourke Bags

2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Disney Princess Dooney and Bourke Bags

Select bags will contain a specially designed Princess Half Marathon 2015 hangtag.

2015 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Disney Princess Dooney and Bourke Bags

These items and more will be released at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Expo will be open during the following times:

  • Thursday, February 19 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 20 – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You can see more Disney Dooney & Bourke designs here.

Feb 15

2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Adds Special 10th Anniversary Party

disneyland half marathon

Registration for the 10th annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna at Disneyland Resort opened today and the race weekend will be highlighted by a unique 10th annual medal and a special Disneyland Half Marathon Annual party. This private, ticketed event, held Thursday evening September 3rd, will give guests access to select attractions, Disney entertainment and character meet & greets in Disneyland Park West Side.

As the event coincides with Disneyland’s newly-announced 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, the party will also offer runners exclusive viewing of Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” Parade which is part of the 60th anniversary celebration.

The Disneyland Half Marathon takes runners from Disney California Adventure Park to Disneyland Park before hitting the streets of Anaheim and winding through Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels. The flat, loop course concludes at the Disneyland Hotel.

Runners looking for an additional challenge can put their endurance to the test and compete in the Dumbo Double Dare, which involves running 19.3 miles over two days with the Disneyland 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday, earning another special finisher medal.

The weekend of events also includes the Disneyland 5K, runDisney Kids Races and the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. Runners can register for this year’s Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend events at www.runDisney.com and can access specially priced theme park tickets and room nights after registering for the event by calling (407) 939-iRun.

Event Schedule:

Disneyland Half Marathon Anniversary Party
Thursday, Sept. 3, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K
Friday, Sept. 4, 5:30 a.m.

Disneyland 10K
Saturday, Sept.5, 5:30 a.m.

runDisney Kids Races
Saturday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m.

Disneyland Half Marathon
Sunday, Sept. 6, 5:30 a.m.

Disneyland Health & Fitness Expo
Thursday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Feb 15

Construction Walls Down at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Reveal New Animals on Tree of Life

Tree of Life Animal Kingdom Buffalo

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park’s iconic Tree of Life has grown new roots. Featuring new animals that make up the circle of life, from tiny bugs to large crocodiles, the expanded roots also offer a widened walkway for guests visiting Discovery Island. The 145-foot tall structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves and debuted as the park’s icon at the park’s opening in 1998.