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Every Thought We Had While Watching Descendants 2

Every Thought We Had While Watching Descendants 2

General Disney

Descendants 2 is finally upon us, and we had a wicked good time watching it last night! Because this is…

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Brings Spooktacular Fun for the Entire Family to Magic Kingdom Park

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Brings Spooktacular Fun for the Entire Family to Magic Kingdom Park

Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – With trick-or-treating throughout the park, bewitching  fireworks under a pumpkin moon, costumed characters on parade,…

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Disney to launch two streaming services

Disney to launch two streaming services

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In early August, Disney announced it would end its distribution deal with Netflix, pull most of its content from the SVOD service…

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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars

Last year, Star Wars: Galactic Nights — a special event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrating Star Wars with celebrity appearances, fireworks,…

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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort has expanded to Disney California Adventure park, and so have the festive photo opportunities from Disney PhotoPass Service!

Through October 31, while you’re enjoying the spellbinding seasonal offerings during your visit, don’t forget to carve out time to find the limited-time Disney PhotoPass offerings lurking all around the park! Check them out below.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Roll the dice and visit a roaming PhotoPass photographer on Buena Vista Street to take an Oogie Boogie Magic Shot!* Chances are this sinister photo will raise your spirits! Just be sure to ask the photographer you visit for this Magic Shot.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Unearth some extra supernatural spook when you take a photo in front of the statue of the Headless Horseman with this haunting Magic Shot.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Gear up for gas-tly delightful photos in Cars Land! PhotoPass photographers are ready to capture you enjoying Haul-O-Ween with the spirited citizens of Radiator Screams.

Want to conjure all of your Disney PhotoPass photos from your one-day visit to Disney California Adventure park? If you’ve added the Disney MaxPass feature to your ticket, you can download, save and share all of your Disney PhotoPass photos captured from your one-day visit! With this feature, you can also reserve digital Disney FASTPASS selections by using the Disneyland app while you’re in the parks. Purchase Disney MaxPass today in the Disneyland app. Learn more about how you can maximize your visit with Disney MaxPass!

*Magic Shots cannot be taken at Character Experience locations.

Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms and expiration policy found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is used must be linked to your Disney account. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Guests are strongly advised to check the day’s FASTPASS ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass. Disney FASTPASS tickets for your preferred attractions may not be available at the time of Disney MaxPass purchase as FASTPASS tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. FASTPASS tickets may be obtained only while you are in the Parks and may not be available for entertainment through Disney MaxPass. An experience that does not have Disney FASTPASS® availability at a kiosk will not be available using Disney MaxPass. Disney MaxPass will expire at the end of the applicable day and is nonrefundable, nontransferable, may not be redeemed for cash. Other restrictions may apply. Price, terms, entitlements, attractions and entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice....

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This past weekend, dreams came true as runners crossed the finish line at Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend. The race weekend included the runDisney Kids Races, Disneyland Paris 5K, Disneyland Paris 10K and Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon. Here is a look at some of our favorite moments!

The weekend kicked off under the Parisian night sky as runners took to the streets of Walt Disney Studios Park during the Disneyland Paris 5K. Following the 5K, the park opened its doors for a special runDisney event, which included exclusive access to main attractions, Disney characters, commemorative photo opportunities and a DJ party.

Runners Experience Magic at Every Mile During Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

New to the race weekend this year, was the Disneyland Paris 10K. The 6.2-mile course ran through Disneyland Paris Resort and was filled with surprises and plenty of Disney entertainment. Runners also showed up in incredible outfits inspired by Disney characters – check out some of our favorites!

Runners Experience Magic at Every Mile During Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

Runners Experience Magic at Every Mile During Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

Runners Experience Magic at Every Mile During Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

With the addition of the Disneyland Paris 10K, the bravest runners conquered the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Challenge, combining the 10K and half marathon races.

On Sunday, runners from across the globe raced through the enchanting lands of Disneyland Paris Resort and the picturesque French countryside during the Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon – talk about running straight through a fairytale.

Runners Experience Magic at Every Mile During Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

Runners Experience Magic at Every Mile During Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

Félicitations, runners! Be sure to share your race photos with us using #DisneylandParisHalf and #runDisneyFrance. To learn more about runDisney events, please visit rundisney.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram....

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Monday, 25 September 2017 14:56

The Artist’s Palette Debuts Family Meal Kit

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The ability to prepare and enjoy a family meal in a spacious Disney Vacation Club villa has long been part of the magic of Membership … and a new meal kit at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is making it easier than ever to take advantage of a villa’s kitchen and dining area.

Priced at $49 plus tax and available for a limited time at the resort’s Artist’s Palette marketplace, the meal kit for four features Rigatoni Fiesolana (Rigatoni pasta with creamy tomato sauce, sausage, portabella mushrooms, parmesan and fresh basil) and comes with a large garden salad, garlic bread sticks and baking instructions.

Note that full kitchens are available in one-bedroom villas and larger accommodations at Disney Vacation Club Resorts. Deluxe Studios are not equipped to prepare this meal option....

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Disney Parks Moms Panelists are full of great advice for planning your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Check out some of their favorite tips to make the most of your next visit:

If you have a late night enjoying Extra Magic Hours, schedule a later breakfast the next day.

Make your stroller distinct, it will make spotting it in stroller parking much easier.

If you couldn’t get the dining reservation you were looking for, keep checking!

Let someone else take the photos with Memory Maker.

Plan a whole day to spend at Disney Springs.

For more videos, quick tips or to ask questions about planning your upcoming Disney vacation, be sure to visit DisneyParksMomsPanel.com for a personalized response from our knowledgeable panel....

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Earlier this month, the Disney Parks Blog team kicked off the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park by hosting a meet-up for 200 of our readers. This year, our team really wanted to up our costume game, so we enlisted the expertise of the team over at Special Events Costuming & Cosmetology.

Just a few hours before our event was to start, a team of six cosmetologists transformed us into residents of the Haunted Mansion, with looks ranging from the mansion’s butler, maid, organist, groundskeeper and more. Take a behind-the-scenes look at our ghostly transformations in the video below.

Want to create a Haunted Mansion-inspired look for your Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party visit? Check out the tutorials below for step-by-step instructions....

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Who knows their way around a dessert better than Carlo’s Bakery head and celebrated pastry Chef Buddy Valastro?

No one – that’s who!

And lucky for us, Buddy returns to this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival – with a sumptuous demo and discussion that is sure to be a taste- and crowd-pleaser.

Anyone who knows – or knows of – Buddy knows that family plays an integral part in everything he does. Carlo’s is a legendary family business and, as seen in its TV show, shines the spotlight on the warmth, heart – and, of course, sometimes craziness – of three generations of family working together.

We caught up with Chef Buddy at Carlo’s in Jersey City to get a sneak peek into his festival presentation and ask him about what he and his family love to do – and eat – while at Walt Disney World.

Chef Buddy will be appearing at the Festival as part of the “What’s Cookin’ With” series of celebrity chef demos and discussions. He will be at Epcot Sunday, Nov. 12.

To book a seat at Buddy’s appearance at the Festival or any of the other Special Dining Events, check out at EpcotFoodFestival.com, or call 407-939-3378.

Here are the links to book online:

And stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates and more!...

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For the last several weeks, we’ve been sharing can’t-miss experiences at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Today, we’re offering 100 winners of the Best of Epcot International Food & Wine Party Sweepstakes a special chance to join us in the park as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Epcot at our Disney Parks Blog party at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on September 27, 2017.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on September 27 and runs until 9 p.m. inside of Epcot. We are asking Winners of the Best of Epcot International Food & Wine Party Sweepstakes to begin arriving at 4:30 p.m. ET. Winners will receive admission to Epcot on September 27, 2017 and can enjoy a grand tasting event and learn more about some of the amazing dishes during a special Q&A session at World Showplace.

You can enter for a chance to win by clicking here and following the entry instructions to complete an official entry form. Your entry must state your valid email address and full name.

Also, here are a few things you should know:

  • All entrants must be 18 years or older and legal residents of, and physically located within, the state of Florida. However, guests of the winners do not need to be 18 or older (as long as the guest is the child or ward of the winner).
  • Limit one guest per winner.
  • We will send a notice, via email to the winning entrants.
  • It will be necessary for the winner and guest to check in at Epcot for access to the event. The notice will include those details.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable.

Hope to see you out there.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Starts 11:00 a.m. ET on 9/25/17, and ends 1:00 p.m. ET of same day. Open only to legal residents of Florida who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person. For full details including eligibility requirements, odds of winning and prize limitations, see Official Rules. Prize does not include accommodations or transportation between winner’s home and the event taking place on September 27, 2017. Void where prohibited....

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Last night we had a blast on our latest #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Mickey’s Boo-To-You” Parade. This ghostly procession, which is a highlight of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, celebrates the spirit of Halloween with characters in costumes, nods to The Haunted Mansion, a candy-filled finale and more!

Check out these photos from Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade at Magic Kingdom Park! #NotSoScary

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Click through the Instagram gallery above to see a ton of shots from the parade. (If you’re new to Instagram galleries, hover your mouse over the right side of the image and an arrow will appear that will help you click through).

You can also watch a replay of the entire live stream above....

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Our #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade,” a highlight of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, has just concluded. Be sure to check out the replay below!

Want to see “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade” in person, plus “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks, the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” and much more? Remaining party dates are: September 24, 26, 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 & November 1. Grab a ticket now for a party night right here....

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Last week, Karen McClintock gave you a first look at this year’s 17th annual Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house at Disneyland park. Now I’d like to show you how the creative teams at the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery came together with the talented techs in Entertainment Production to build the Oogie Boogie and bug-filled house. We installed two time-lapse cameras in the Grand Ballroom the Friday before it was finished and as you can see, it was a true team effort!

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