Go on an Adventure with Mickey Mouse and the Mapmakers When ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ Comes to Disneyland Park This Summer

Go on an Adventure with Mickey Mouse and the Mapmakers When ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ Comes to Disneyland Park This Summer

By Shawn Slater on the Disney Parks Blog: The all-new, live stage production, “Mickey and the Magical Map,” debuts this summer at Disneyland park, and today I’m excited to be able to tell you a little more about the show and what you can expect to see when it opens! The show begins with the timeless character of Yen Sid, the wise sorcerer from Disney’s classic “Fantasia,” who appears within his mysterious workshop to tell us of a wondrous map with the power to take dreamers to any place imaginable. Yen Sid sets his mapmakers to work painting the enormous map – a map so large it covers the entire breadth of [...]

Feb 1, 2013     No Comments
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Fantasy Faire set to open March 12th!

Fantasy Faire set to open March 12th!

By Shawn Slater on the Disney Parks Blog: We’ve been giving you peeks into the new Fantasy Faire coming to Disneyland park here on the Disney Parks Blog, and today, I’m pleased to let you know that this area will officially open for guests on March 12. One of the highlights of Fantasy Faire will be the Royal Theatre, where you’ll be treated to two unique shows relating the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled,” as told by a pair of Renaissance Storytellers, Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones. Messieurs Smythe and Jones are men of the theatre and lovers of legend and lore. The storytellers present the tale as old as time and [...]

Jan 31, 2013     No Comments
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Rainbow Ridge Mining Town to be Refurbished During Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Update at Disneyland Park

Rainbow Ridge Mining Town to be Refurbished During Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Update at Disneyland Park

By Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog: Earlier this month, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland park closed for a major refurbishment that includes all-new track and updates to the mountain itself as well as other visual elements. One area receiving an update will be the Rainbow Ridge Mining Town. Dating back to 1956 and the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction, Rainbow Ridge Mining Town is a classic feature of Frontierland. When the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad refurbishment is complete this fall, Rainbow Ridge Mining Town will look very much the same as it always has. It is being refurbished with new materials, but many items from the original area will be reused such as [...]

Jan 31, 2013     No Comments
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Celebrate Gospel at Disney’s California Adventure Feb 16th!

Celebrate Gospel at Disney’s California Adventure Feb 16th!

Southland Choirs Perform at Disney California Adventure Park Come celebrate the spirit and history of gospel music during a special one-day event that features many Southland choirs. Date Saturday, February 16, 2013 Location Stage 17 in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park Event Times 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Choir Performance Times 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featured Choirs Amazing Grace Conservatory Christian Community Cathedral Choir Cross Word Christian Church First AME Church – Voices of Gospel Friendship Baptist Church – Voices of Joy Friendship Baptist Church – Inspirational Voices Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir Greater Zion-Voices of Destiny New Creation Church Mass Choir [...]

Jan 30, 2013     No Comments
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Celebrate the Seasons with New Duffy the Disney Bear Items

Celebrate the Seasons with New Duffy the Disney Bear Items

By Steven Miller on the Disney Parks Blog: The start of a New Year brings many reasons to celebrate. This year, there are two months of back-to-back holidays including Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. I caught up with Monty Maldovan, long-time artist with Disney Design Group, about some of the new merchandise coming for Mickey Mouse’s bear, Duffy the Disney Bear. Monty recently celebrated the release of three original art pieces, including one featuring Mickey and Duffy, at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. “I had a lot of fun designing some of the seasonal outfits for Duffy the Disney Bear this year,” said Monty. “We have some new [...]

Jan 30, 2013     No Comments
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Disneyland Resort Turns Up the Romance During ‘True Love’ Week, All Part of ‘Limited Time Magic’

Disneyland Resort Turns Up the Romance During ‘True Love’ Week, All Part of ‘Limited Time Magic’

ANAHEIM, Ca., Jan. 28, 2012 – Love is in the air at Disneyland Resort as fairy tale princesses find true love with their princes, and “happily ever after” becomes a reality. It all happens during True Love Week February 11-17, 2013 at Disneyland Resort. The weeklong love fest is part of “Limited Time Magic” at Disney Parks, where each week in 2013 guests will be treated to a sprinkling of Disney magic, with fun and surprises that enhance their vacation memories. During True Love Week, a tapestry of romance is woven throughout the resort — from special entertainment and limited-edition Valentine’s merchandise to candlelit dinners for two and new, themed [...]

Jan 29, 2013     2 Comments
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Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea to Perform Grammy-Nominated Album ‘Oye’ at Downtown Disney District, February 5

Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea to Perform Grammy-Nominated Album ‘Oye’ at Downtown Disney District, February 5

By Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:   Grammy winners and Disneyland Resort favorite Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea have been nominated for a 2013 Grammy award for their eighth album, “Oye,” in the category of Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano). To celebrate, the full ensemble will appear in the Downtown Disney District on February 5 at 1 p.m. They will share their history, answer questions about their experience and perform a medley of songs from their Grammy-nominated album as well as favorites from their past albums. Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, the Mariachi Divas are well known in the national and international music scene. With four Grammy [...]

Jan 29, 2013     No Comments
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Fantasy Faire Architecture to Extend Fantasyland at Disneyland Park

Fantasy Faire Architecture to Extend Fantasyland at Disneyland Park

By Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog: If you’ve visited Disneyland park recently, you may have noticed that Fantasy Faire is quickly taking shape next toSleeping Beauty Castle. Opening this spring, Fantasy Faire will not only be a home for Disney princesses, but it will also be a natural extension of Fantasyland. To find out how the look and architecture of this new area will be designed to flow with Sleeping Beauty Castle and Fantasyland, I went to the creative lead for the project: Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering. “My goal,” he said, “was that the new Fantasy Faire would meld over into the existing Fantasyland naturally.” He said that his [...]

Jan 29, 2013     No Comments
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