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Come and experience our musical gem nestled inside Fantasyland’s Fantasy Faire at Disneyland park: Clopin’s Music Box.

Did you know that April Fools’ Day was not the only day when silly things could happen? In the Gothic, Old-World setting of Disney’s animated film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” the Feast of Fools was a satirical French celebration on January 1 that parodied low and high officials switching roles for the day and other frivolous activities.

Clopin’s Music Box inside Disneyland park

In honor of celebrating our favorite fool, Clopin, turn the wheel at the music box and watch as the scenery comes to life and showcases the Feast of Fools scene from the movie. A music box rendition of the popular song “Topsy Turvy” plays as Clopin dances and Quasimodo views longingly from the Notre Dame Cathedral’s bell tower.

Who is your favorite Disney trickster?

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The Grim Grinning Ghosts are ready for their photo. Are you?

Beginning today, Disney PhotoPass Service will capture a spirited photo of you as your Doom Buggy journeys through a labyrinth of haunted chambers in the Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World Resort! You might even notice a few silly spooks that fill in the dead space of your photo.

Disney PhotoPass Service’s 13th Attraction Photo Opportunity at Walt Disney World Resort Materializes at the Haunted Mansion

This is the 13th attraction photo capture opportunity in Florida and joins more than 100 places where Disney PhotoPass Service captures memories throughout Walt Disney World Resort. At Character Experiences, participating dining locations, and the most scenic locations around the parks, Disney PhotoPass Service is committed to ensuring you have photos of your favorite vacation moments to treasure long after you’ve departed.  

To preview, purchase and download this attraction photo, you must be wearing a MagicBand or MagicBand 2 Icon in a MagicKeeper that’s linked to your Disney account. When you do, your photo will be automatically linked to your account, where it can be previewed at Disneyworld.com/PhotoPass or in the My Disney Experience app.

And with Memory Maker, all of these Disney PhotoPass photos will follow you home! Make final arrangements to purchase Memory Maker at least three days prior to your vacation at the advance purchase price of $169. Purchase Memory Maker after your vacation for $199.*

In celebration of the launch of our 13th attraction with photo capture at Walt Disney World Resort, we’ll be offering a few special opportunities around the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park on April 13! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and Disney PhotoPass Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more details.

Hop aboard your Doom Buggy and share your Haunted Mansion attraction photos using #HauntedPhotoPass!

*Disney PhotoPass Service and Memory Maker are subject to the applicable terms and policies. Includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker Window as defined in such terms (generally, photos taken (i) within one day for Memory Maker One Day or (ii) within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker). If Memory Maker is purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within 3 days of the date Memory Maker is purchased are not included and must be purchased separately. A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations....

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Disney After Hours has been a huge success with guests looking for the opportunity to experience the magic at Magic Kingdom Park after the sun goes down. Today, I’m excited to share a new reason to delve into the delights of Disney After Hours this summer – Disney Villains will add a wicked twist to Disney After Hours event nights June 6-August 8!

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours is a special event that’s open to a limited number of guests and offers low wait times at more than 20 attractions and experiences after the park closes to day guests, from classics like the Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain, to newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. Event tickets also allow entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives you time to enjoy fireworks before heading off to the attractions. Ice cream novelties, popcorn and select bottled beverages are also included in the cost of admission.

‘Disney After Hours’ at Magic Kingdom Park

This summer, Disney Villains After Hours will take on a wickedly fun villains theme, with exclusive entertainment, food & beverage, merchandise and more.

Here’s a taste of what new elements to expect:

  • A Brand-New Disney Villains Stage Show – Hades and Meg from “Hercules” will set the castle stage ablaze in this all-new stage show, Villains Unite the Night, which will also feature appearances by Jafar, The Queen, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent.
  • Spot Maleficent the Dragon Maleficent the Dragon, with her Steampunk style and signature wicked grin, will be let loose for the first time at night – breathing fire as she creeps through the park as a one-of-a-kind experience for party guests.
  • Villanous Enhancements: Discover surprising, villain-inspired additions at Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.
  • Wickedly Good Food & Beverage -A variety of special food & beverage offerings will also be available for purchase, including tasty desserts, drinks and dishes inspired by The Queen, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Hades, Dr. Facilier and even Emperor Zurg.
  • Event Merchandise – Event attendees can also purchase new logo merchandise, as well as items from a curated collection of the best Disney Villains merchandise available.
  • One Notorious Item to Note: Ever driven to stand out in their unpredictable and audacious fashion, while the Villains will be entertaining guests in the new stage show, they will not be participating in character greetings during the event.

If you really wanna get in on the action, feel free to show off your sinister side by dressing in attire inspired by your favorite baddie.

Disney Villains After Hours tickets cost $139 plus tax in advance, $144 plus tax on the event night. Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog in the coming weeks for booking details! Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $30 discount and purchase tickets for $109. Tickets for these specific Disney Villains After Hours event nights will go on sale April 29.

Joining us for this year’s event? Be sure to share your experience with us using #VillainsAfterHours....

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It’s almost race weekend again at Walt Disney World Resort as we gear up for the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend presented by Otterbox! If you’re a seasoned runDisney fan or first-timer, Disney Springs is the best spot to start your big weekend—and with complimentary transportation directly from the expo, it’s so easy to get here! All you have to bring is your race bib or medal to unlock savings and offers just for you April 4-7, 2019.

Not sure where to start? No problem! If you’re a diehard Star Wars fan, here are a few you won’t want to miss:

Kipling: Save 25% off one full price item including their special edition capsule collection inspired by a galaxy far, far away; Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company: Save 20% off your purchase* plus complimentary ripple art featuring the race logo (*exclusions apply); Spiltsville Luxury Lanes: Save 20% off food and non-alcoholic beverages including bowling (perfect for a little friendly competition.); Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers: Save 10% off your purchase (Ask a team member about the Darth Vader statue covered in Swarovski Crystals!) UGG: Save 10% off your purchase including their collection of Star Wars personalization patches.

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company ripple art featuring the race logo

Speaking of personalization, the Marketplace is the ultimate destination filled with merchandise to commemorate your race victory.  New this year at Disney’s Days of Christmas are Star Wars personalized ear hats—pair them with a light or dark side ornament to add to this year’s Christmas tree. Across the way at The Art of Disney, you can purchase a specialty character sketch from one of our talented Disney artists or even a custom medal frame design to show off your new bling. Looking to carry the magic with you on your cell phone? Swing by D-Tech on Demand at Marketplace Co-Op for complimentary personalization with a purchase of a phone case or MagicBand.

R2-D2 and BB-8 Ear Hats

Other can’t miss spots include our new Mac and Cheese Food Truck at Exposition Park serving up 5 gourmet cheesy dishes perfect for a pre-race meal. I recommend the Lobster and Shrimp Mac and Cheese but you can’t go wrong! (Hours vary each day. Check the schedule here.) After you’re done carbing up, step into The VOID—Hyper-Reality Experience and recover Imperial intelligence vital to the Rebellion at Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. (Purchase tickets here.)

There are over 60 special discounts and offers for runDisney race participants to take advantage of this weekend. Be sure to stop by the Disney Springs booth at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo and pick up a guide to see the whole list or look for it in your virtual goody bag. Good luck to all our race participants this weekend!

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At Animator’s Palate restaurant aboard all Disney ships, guests see Disney characters come to life before their eyes during a unique dinner show…and now, you can bring home the magic of Disney animation with the new Animator’s Palate merchandise collection!

Plates and coasters from the Animator’s Palate merchandise collection aboard Disney Cruise Line ships

New in 2019, the whimsical Animator’s Palate home collection is inspired by the themed restaurant where guests see sketches of beloved characters materialize throughout the beginning of their meal. The collection features 14 different home dining items designed with a “learn to draw” art style, including plates, bowls, cups, coffee mugs, wine glasses, coasters and more. 

Just like the sketches on the walls of the restaurant magically come alive with color throughout your meal, so can this dining collection! To make mealtime even more creative, several sets include four drawing markers, encouraging all ages to bring out their inner artist…and the markers wash off with soap and water, so it is continuous fun!

Apron from the Animator’s Palate merchandise collection aboard Disney Cruise Line ships

Other playful items in the collection include matching child- and adult-sized aprons, an interactive placement set for little ones, and an ice pop set that lets you make popsicles in the shape of your favorite characters. Plus, a kids meal set makes your child the ultimate artist with a palate plate, cup and paintbrush utensils.

Ready to experience the animation magic? Grab the new Animator’s Palate collection on your next Disney cruise, and learn more about the Animator’s Palate dining experience here....

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Here at Walt Disney World Resort there’s so much to see and do that you can experience something new each time you visit, especially when you’re a Florida Resident.  This new blog series will highlight some under-the-radar gems at different locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

In this edition, we’ll be focusing on special discoveries at Magic Kingdom Park that Florida Residents can experience for only $49 per day with a 4-day Discover Disney theme park ticket!

  • Before flying past shooting stars on Space Mountain, join a few of your fellow cadets as you prepare a rocket for blast off using the Disney Parks Play App while you wait in line.  
  • At Town Square Theater, take a picture with Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse in their snazzy party outfits during the limited-time Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration.  Plus don’t miss other limited-time magic during the celebration!
  • Dive deeper into the storyline of Haunted Mansion with some easy-to-spot but easy-to-miss clues that give insights into the happy haunts you might encounter inside.
  • Live a Pirate’s life with Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas a complimentary game in Adventureland that turns you into one of Captain Jack’s pirate recruits and lets you embark on one of five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland.
  • End your night by viewing the Happily Ever After fireworks from a unique perspective behind the castle in Fantasyland (try viewing it from near Gaston’s Tavern or Be Our Guest Restaurant). This 18-minute fireworks extravaganza is the perfect way to end your day at Magic Kingdom Park!
  • Plus, enjoy some of your favorite Magic Kingdom Park attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, Dumbo The Flying Elephant, and more.  
‘Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas’ at Magic Kingdom Park

Florida Residents can discover Magic Kingdom Park like never before with the limited-time Discover Disney ticket.  For less than $49 per day plus tax ($195 Total plus tax), Residents can visit ANY 4 DAYS through June 30, 2019.  Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and can only be purchased through June 27, 2019.

Proof of Florida residency required. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Tickets exclude activities and events separately priced.  For more information and to buy tickets visit DisneyWorld.com/DiscoverDisney  

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From the music of Main Street, U.S.A at Disneyland Park to the soundtrack of Future World at Epcot, Disney Parks are filled with amazing music and magical experiences. Since its debut last June, the Play Disney Parks app has been featuring these terrific songs in Disney Parks playlists, specially curated by Disney, within the Apple Music®* app for your enjoyment whether you’re at home, on your way or in the middle of your visit.

Today we’re excited to share that these playlists in the Play Disney Parks app are now available on AndroidTM devices! Simply download the Apple Music app through Google Play to enjoy! Did you know that new users can sign up for a free three-month trial? And Apple Music subscribers can add their favorite Disney playlists to their library today!

With more than 35 unique playlists available, the Play Disney Parks library features songs that celebrate the history and heritage of Disney Parks, and there’s something for everyone! Fans of “Happily Ever After” can find music from the show in this playlist at Magic Kingdom Park, while at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park guests can find tracks from fan favorite Pixar films. Of course, these are just a few examples – download the Play Disney Parks app from the App Store or Google Play today to explore all of the featured Disney Parks playlists through Apple Music!

Play Disney Parks app

Have you streamed any of these exciting playlists? Tell us if you have a favorite!

Available for iPhone® and smartphones for Android™.

Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. Music streaming feature requires an Apple Music subscription. Separate Apple Music terms and conditions apply. Subscription plan renews automatically after trial. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Some features require separate theme park admission.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC.

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Freeform star Sofia Carson recently stopped by Walt Disney World Resort to spend time visiting Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She even met Minnie and Mickey Mouse in their new celebration outfits!

Actress Sofia Carson poses with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Magic Kingdom Park

Sofia was joined by fellow “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist’s” Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.

The talented Latina (did you know her parents are from Colombia and that she grew up in Miami?)  looks very pretty with Mickey and Minnie, verdad? Tune in every Wednesday at 8pm/7c to see Sofia in “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” on Freeform. No se la pierdan!...

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The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has returned for its 26th year of connecting guests to the magic of nature, with interactive gardens and exhibits bursting with the beauty of spring. If you’ve had a chance to visit, you may have noticed a special addition to this year’s displays – a giant penguin sculpture created out of marine debris celebrating the upcoming release of Disneynature Penguins.

The film, which opens April 17, is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.

The larger-than-life sculpture, located between The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends,  depicts an adult and baby Adélie penguin resting on a pebble nest. The installation is more than initially meets the eye – it’s made entirely out of recycled marine debris such as bottle caps, toothbrushes and even discarded toys, all recovered from oceans and waterways! The artwork was created by the nonprofit organization WashedAshore.org, whose mission is to produce powerful works of art that are designed to help inspire a global audience to keep oceans and waterways clear of plastic pollution. Epcot guests can start making a conservation impact of their own by pledging to reduce the amount of single-use plastics they use each day, choosing reusable bags and skipping the straw when consuming beverages.

Disneynature “Penguins” carries forward a legacy of conservation and the work of the Disney Conservation Fund. Since 2000, the Disney Conservation Fund has donated $1 million to support penguin conservation projects around the world. If you can’t visit the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, you can still make a difference for penguins. For every ticket sold during the film’s opening week April 17-23, Disneynature, via the Disney Conservation Fund, will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network to help protect penguins around the globe.

Disneynature Penguins sculpture at Disney's Animal Kingdom created by WashedAshore.org

Guests can also see another enormous penguin sculpture at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park in celebration of Earth Month, April 1 – 30. For an exclusive peek into “Penguins,” download your free copy of the Disneynature “Penguins” Educator’s Guide and Activity Packet, available online at disney.com/nature....

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Attention vacation planners – new details were just revealed this morning for two guest-favorite festivals at Epcot: the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.

The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run August 29-November 23 making it the longest Food & Wine Festival in the park’s history at 87 days! The festival’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series will run August 29-November 19 and will feature a lineup of pop, rock, R&B, country, Christian, swing and Latin artists. (NOTE: The concert series will conclude a few days earlier than the festival in order to set the stage for the return of the park’s beloved Candlelight Processional).

This year’s festival will continue its tradition of offering tasty dishes, fine dining events, and appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs.

Keep your eye on TasteEpcot.com and the Disney Parks Blog for updates on this year’s celebrity chef appearances, Eat to the Beat artists, dining packages, special events and more.

The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays also returns November 29-December 30. The park’s seasonal celebration invites guests to discover holiday cheer across all 11 World Showcase pavilions and throughout the park. Special entertainment, storytellers, seasonal favorites at Holiday Kitchens and eye-catching holiday decor are all part of the fun. The Candlelight Processional, a holiday must-do for many Epcot guests, will feature nightly retellings of the traditional Christmas story read by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra.  

Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for more information as it’s released.

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