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 photo locations offering encounters with beloved Disney sweethearts – all for a limited-time only.
The weeklong event celebrates the love of friends and family, and invites couples to rekindle the flame. Here is the lineup:
- Romantic Setting: Guests will feel the romance at every turn, as heart-shaped signage and sweetheart-themed décor adorn Disneyland Park, making it an ideal place to celebrate Valentine’s week.
- Blushing Castle: At dusk, hues of red and pink will bathe Sleeping Beauty Castle, with projections of flowers and hearts.
- Floral Heart: A giant floral heart makes a sweet setting for a Valentine photo, in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland.
- Valentine Wishes: Flowers, garlands and decorative doves will create a second ideal location around Snow White Wishing Well near Sleeping Beauty Castle. At night, magical lighting adds a romantic touch to the wishing well and Snow White Grotto.
- Disneyland Sweethearts: Also near Town Square, guests will find a photo location with resident Disneyland sweethearts – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.
- Dinners for Two: Romantic dinners for two with prix fixe menus will be offered at select restaurants during the most romantic week of the year. Specially-created menus at Blue Bayou and Café Orleans in Disneyland, Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park, Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel or Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel make ideal choices for a romantic evening. To book call 714-781-DINE (714-781-3463).
- Cupcake Lovers: Chefs have prepared a specially themed Valentine’s dessert: a chocolate cupcake with raspberry mousse filling and dark chocolate mousse frosting. It will be available at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café and Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure, and Disneyland Hotel Coffee House.
- Valentine’s-themed Takeaways: Limited-edition pins, plush, newly-designed apparel and Vinylmations will be available at select merchandise locations.
- Ears for your Sweetheart: The classic Disneyland ear hat gets a total glitz makeover just in time for the most romantic time of the year. It will dazzle your Valentine and become the most sophisticated pair of ears in your collection.
- Royal Romance: Guests will enjoy a rare opportunity to get photos of Disney Princes as they escort their Princesses along The Royal Walk in Fantasyland. In New Orleans Square, guests will find another pair of sweethearts, Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.
- In Search of True Love: Guests may also encounter the Wandering Wallflowers, in search of “true love.”
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., will celebrate True Love week with similar in-park offerings. VisitDisneyworld.com for details.
For more information about “Limited Time Magic,” guests may visit www.LimitedTimeMagic.com or search for Twitter hashtag #LimitedTimeMagic.
For New Years Eve, I spent the day and the following few days at the Disneyland Resort and captured quite a bit of photos to share of all the festivities and much more…
Starting off this New Year celebration with a ride on the Fun Wheel but it was strangely down
YAY! An actual use for Maliboomer Park
Stage set up for NYE
Balloons in Paradise Gardens for NYE
Holy Corn Dogs!!!
Was playing with my camera so here are some nifty photos of this pretty bridge
Double the spotlights, double the celebration
It was a very foggy new years evening and the fog made for some really good pictures
Some neat foggy WOC shots
In our spot for midnight WOC, the fog kept rolling in
Now on our way out to the other park
The castle looks huge for some odd reason
Dance party still hopping by Small World
This is one of my favorite photos taken that night
Happy New Year, hoping on the monorail
Buena Vista Street pics from the monorail
New nerdy shirts in World of Disney
Though an awful hat, bleh
I wonder why Monsters doesn’t use the flick cards like all the other nice attractions.
How about some Cars Land Pics From The Fun Wheel
Disney Channel Rocks set pieces behind Screamin, unknown if the show is coming back
Random shot backstage
Bountiful valley cows celebrating the holidays
The junkyard jukebox
Look at that WDI stuff, How about the WDI stuff
Yikes, kinda faded
The Bugs Land bridge needs a little tlc
Besides the part that was smashed last summer
Cool wrought iron on the Carthay Circle Theater
Wonder how long these are staying
I hope this is gone soon
Over in Innoventions, a new exhibit has debuted, Nanooze
Here you can discover how to make real little stuff, look like big stuff with magnifying thingys
In all seriousness, it is a neat exhibit learning about atoms and molecules
Just look at how much fun Tom is having!
The Xbox 360 area also got a major facelift
Disneyland Kinect Adventures. Awesome
The stupid circle seat things are gone
The Honda exhibit is back
Down in the dream house, the walls have been turned into a giant screen where you can play…..
Thats right, Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Innoventions is still loading through the top floor, so that means Tom Morrow is no where to be found which is a shame because he was a very good AA.
Over at the Disneyland Hotel, some quick pictures around the grounds
Finally wrapping this up, it looks like the Soundsational Drummer were getting into the Holiday spirit
Thanks for reading
In between the hours of the D23 Expo, we did in fact take some time to visit the parks across the street. Photos include a Disneyland Hotel update, Cars Land, and much more…
Work continues on the Neverland Pool at the Disneyland Hotel
Our good friend Adam Roth from WDWCelebtations attended the D23 Expo but was also nice enough to take some photos from around the Disneyland Resort. We will have more coverage soon covering the D23 Expo and some updates from around the Disneyland Resort.
Cars Land. Notice the framework for the Courthouse has been placed
DLNT Podcaster Jae Brattian stayed at the Disneyland Hotel recently and was nice enough to give us a tour around his suite and around the hotel grounds including Trader Sam’s.
Last Thursday, Soundsational had a soft-rehearsal before the grand premiere yesterday. Well you can watch a full video of the parade HERE, but I also took photos of the parade. Also in this report are photos of the new Tangeroa Terrace, Seaside Souvenirs, and more…
From the Disney Parks Blog:
We’ve been sharing details here on the Disney Parks Blog about the new Disneyland Hotel restaurants, Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining and Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar, and today we’ve got even more to share with you. The biggest news is that both restaurants will open on May 25!
Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining will feature a tropical setting complete with tiki torches and island music setting the stage for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can start the day with signature breakfast items such as French toast with bacon and warm banana-caramel sauce and grilled cinnamon-spice oatmeal with island fruit.
For lunch and dinner, Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining will offer a 1/3-pound Angus Hawaiian cheeseburger with teriyaki sauce, bacon, grilled pineapple, Havarti, tomato and lettuce burger on a multi-grain bun. (Can you imagine taking the first messy bite?) For the health conscious, the Asian chicken salad has lots of greens (lettuce, cabbage, carrots, sweet peppers and cucumbers) with chicken breast, cashews and rice noodles in a sesame vinaigrette. The Kalua pork flatbread is topped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, red onion and fresh cilantro.
Every evening, a different “Island Plate Dinner” will be on the menu. Look for miso-crusted salmon, tamarind-glazed pork shanks or panko-crusted chicken, each served with jasmine rice, panko-crusted long beans and green papaya slaw.
If you’re in a hurry, a “Grab ‘n Go” selection includes yogurt parfait with tropical fruits and house-made granola, a tropical fruit plate, house-made pastries, sandwiches, veggie with dips, a sweet potato cake with guava cream cheese icing, pineapple-lilikoi pie, and “Trader Sam’s Dessert Flight” with pineapple upside-down cake, layered passion fruit with pineapple-coconut crème and chocolate coffee cake.
Trader Sam’s—Enchanted Tiki Bar is adjacent to Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining, with substantial “bar food” – sweet ‘n spicy Asian wings, chicken lettuce wraps, panko-crusted Chinese long beans with Sriracha mayo, tamarind-glazed pork shanks with green papaya slaw and ahi poke (sushi-grade tuna) with avocado, green onion and crispy wontons.
But it’s the vintage island cocktails in kitschy glassware that we can’t wait to try. How about Krakatoa Punch with reserve aged rum, light rum, tropical juices, almond syrup and hibiscus grenadine? Or Uh Oa!, with light rum, spiced rum, guava, orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, fresh lime juice and cinnamon? Serious rum lovers will want to try the HippopotoMai Tai with two shots of light and dark rums, orange curacao, almond syrup, organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice.
The non-alcoholic Schweitzer Falls is a refreshing blend of pineapple, guava, orange and passion fruit juices with all-spice syrup and a splash of Sprite.
Now we’re dreaming of vacation time!
Jason Diffendal was at The Disneyland Resort for the past week and stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. Not a lot of pictures of the new rooms have surfaced so Jason was nice enough to take us on a photo tour through his room.
I was at Disneyland yesterday to have a look all the construction around the resort and captured a plethora of newsworthy photos to share. Photos include Buena Vista Street, Little Mermaid, Goofy’s Sky School, and much more…
Time to Let the Memories Begin
From the Disney Parks Blog:
Many of you may remember our announcement last spring about the ongoing Disneyland Hotel renovation. This exciting project gives the hotel a retro theme with a contemporary twist and adds historic and nostalgic elements of Disneyland park, circa the 1950s.
In keeping with that spirit, we are excited to announce that this spring Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s will open. The tiki-inspired design and storyline for this restaurant and bar were a perfect fit, as they tie in thematically with the mid-century modern architecture of the Disneyland Hotel and the adjacent Dream Tower, soon to be renamed Adventure Tower.
Inspired by Adventurelands from Disney Parks worldwide and the nostalgic Tahitian Terrace restaurant, located in Adventureland from 1962-1993, Tangaroa Terrace will immerse guests in a tropical setting with tiki torches and themed music. The name of the restaurant was borrowed from one of the tiki gods at the Enchanted Tiki Room. The fast-casual dining experience will include island-inspired food and beverages. The new bar, named after Trader Sam, the infamous Jungle Cruise “head” salesman, will open adjacent to Tangaroa Terrace. Trader Sam’s unique lounge experience will include interactive experiences with a bit of Disney magic you won’t want to miss.
These new locations are in addition to the new in-room décor and exterior of the hotel, as well as the new pool, immersive water play area and redesign of the Never Land Pool that will be completed later this year. Check back soon for more details on the Disneyland Hotel renovation project!
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