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22
Mar 14

Disney Parks Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’ with Special Invite

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In a historic, global event, guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the world will unite in song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” the classic Disney Parks attraction that opened as a tribute to peace and hope at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Fans from around the world can join the festivities in a first-of-its-kind, online global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com.

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, hundreds of voices from Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan, Disneyland Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will sing the unforgettable theme song of the “happiest cruise that ever sailed the seven seas.”

Fans around the world also are invited to join the global sing-along virtually. SmallWorld50.com launches today as a “global hub” of music and harmony where guests may record videos of themselves singing the classic song and create virtual “it’s a small world” dolls to benefit UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). UNICEF provides health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more to children around the world.

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” ‘it’s a small world’ has inspired hundreds of millions of people through its timeless theme,” said Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Every moment of every day there are Disney guests enjoying ‘it’s a small world’ somewhere around the globe. The 50th anniversary of this attraction represents a celebration of the shared optimism, hope, and humanity of people throughout the world.”

The Walt Disney Company will donate $150,000 to benefit UNICEF in honor of the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” plus $1 for every sing-along video recorded on SmallWorld50.com and another $1 for every virtual doll created on the website, up to $100,000.

Throughout the day, Disney Parks also will sponsor Google Hangouts that invite people from around the world to participate in the anniversary events. Fans are encouraged to visit SmallWorld50.com for details.


08
Mar 14

Party for 24 Hours Straight at the Disney Parks on May 23, 2014

140 Disney characters gathered at Walt Disney World Resort today creating the Ultimate Tweet to announce the latest Disney Parks bi-coastal, all-night extravaganza; and guests are invited to show their “Disney Side” by dressing as their favorite Disney hero or villain. *  Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends came together to trumpet the countdown to “Rock Your Disney Side: 24-Hours” this Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season, when guests of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California can enjoy select parks for 24 hours nonstop.  The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in California will be filled with great Disney heroes and villains from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time** marking the beginning of a summer of fun at Disney Parks. The celebration on both coasts will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good-vs.-evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise, and food and beverage offerings. Along with the entertainment guests have grown to love every day, they’ll discover surprise additions and special events throughout the 24 hours.  Mickey and pals announced the 24-hour party in their own inimitable style – with a 140-character-strong “Ultimate Tweet,” sending a #DisneySide message to all their fans on social media to come see them on May 23.  - See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2014/02/28/disney-parks-invites-guests-to-rock-your-disney-side-with-24-hour-kickoff-to-summer-on-both-coasts/#sthash.flXEphfY.dpuf

140 Disney characters gathered at Walt Disney World Resort creating the Ultimate Tweet to announce the latest Disney Parks bi-coastal, all-night extravaganza; and guests are invited to show their “Disney Side” by dressing as their favorite Disney hero or villain.

Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends came together to trumpet the countdown to “Rock Your Disney Side: 24-Hours” this Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season, when guests of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California can enjoy select parks for 24 hours nonstop.

The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in California will be filled with great Disney heroes and villains from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time marking the beginning of a summer of fun at Disney Parks. The celebration on both coasts will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good-vs-evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise, and food and beverage offerings. Along with the entertainment guests have grown to love every day, they’ll discover surprise additions and special events throughout the 24 hours.


25
Feb 14

runDisney Adds New MARVEL Avengers Half Marathon to its Race Roster in Disneyland

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Last month at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend rumors were flying about the addition of a Star Wars race and/or an Avengers race being added to the race roster at the Disneyland Resort in California.  Social media was a buzz with the use of the hash tag #SmashTheHalf which pointed more to the possibility of a MARVEL race rather than a Star Wars Race. Smash = Hulk

Today runDisney confirmed via their social media channels that there will in fact be a new race coming to the Disneyland Resort this November.


13
Feb 14

New Food Trucks Open Nightly at Downtown Disney

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Four new Disney Food Trucks will roll out at Downtown Disney serving delectable bites from around Disney Parks every Wednesday through Sunday from 5-11 p.m. Guests can sample from the many variations on hearty meatballs at Superstar Catering, such as a spinach and feta meatball sandwich or meatball sliders for kids. At Namaste Café, options include tasty butter chicken, tandoori spiced shrimp served with basmati rice, naan and pickled veggies and more. The Fantasy Fare truck lets guests try legendary hand-dipped corndogs from Disneyland Resort, among other dishes. Or, nosh on festival favorites such as lobster rolls or pierogies at World Showcase of Flavors truck. The Disney Food Trucks will be parked at Downtown Disney West Side near Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues.* Prices vary from $8.99 to $16.99.


04
Sep 13

Haunted Mansion Wallpaper Disney Dooney and Bourke Purse

What better day to release this new Disney Dooney and Bourke design than Friday the 13th!

Haunted Mansion Wallpaper Disney Dooney and Bourke Purse bagToday the Disney Parks Blog shared news that this Haunted Mansion Wallpaper design would be joining the Disney Dooney collection.

Disney Dooney and Bourke Haunted mansion PurseThe bag will have a retail of $330.00 (plus tax), and will be released at the following merchandise locations starting September 13, 2013.

Walt Disney World Resort:

Disneyland Resort:

  • Disney Vault 28 and World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District
  • Disney Clothiers at Disneyland park
  • Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park

The Disney Parks online store will also carry this bag later this fall.

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