Month: October 2016

Disney Parks Best Bites: October 2016

Congratulations to Jorge Sotelo, Executive Pastry Chef for Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for winning the 2016 Golden Foodie award for Pastry Chef of the Year! The award, presented by the Orange County, California, Restaurant Association honors chefs, bartenders and dishes in chef-driven and independent restaurants in Orange County. Carthay Circle Restaurant has added a new dining package, which includes a three-course prix fixe lunch and preferred viewing for Frozen! Live at the Hyperion. The adult menu includes smoked salmon, soup and salad, choice of entrée and “Olaf’s Summer Dream Vacation” dessert, while the children’s...

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” As Told By Emoji

In time for Halloween, Disney released the newest episode of its As Told by Emoji series honoring Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – with emoji-fied versions of the pumpkin king Jack Skellington, Sally, Finklestein, Zero the ghost pup, the Mayor of Halloween Town and Oogie Boogie. The Nightmare Before Christmas is the 11th episode to debut in the As Told by Emoji series, created by the Content & Media team at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The series is translated into 25 languages and has reached more than 100 million views across platforms since debuting last year. Catch up on recent episodes featuring stories from Cinderella, Zootopia and Finding...

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Celebrating Halloween at Disney Parks Around the World

Halloween is here! To get in the spooky-spirit, here’s a look at how our Disney Parks around the world are celebrating this Halloween season. Disneyland Paris boasts a fun-filled Halloween ambiance throughout the park, with Disney characters in autumn attire who parade along Main Street, U.S.A., and there’s a new show, “It’s Good to Be Bad” featuring Disney Villains, that bewitches guests. At Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney characters are dressed up in new Halloween costumes for “Mickey & Friends Costume Party,” and younger guests can dress up, too! After dark, things get a little scarier when “Villain’s Night Out”...

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Merchandise Events Coming to WonderGround Gallery at Disneyland Resort in November 2016

WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is hosting several merchandise events in early November 2016. November 4-5 – Joey Chou is the Artist in Residence at the location in November. Look for him on the following dates from 7-10 p.m. – November 4-5, 11-12, and 27. November 5 – An Artist Showcase and Signing event featuring Joey Chou, Kristin Tercek, and Gregg Visintainer will be held at WonderGround Gallery from 7-10 p.m. November 5-6 – Artisan Kristin Tercek will appear at the location from 2-5 p.m. November 19 – We will host an Artist Showcase...

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The Sanderson Sisters Take Flight

In today’s Disney Doodle, artist Ashley Taylor imagines what the Sanderson Sisters – Winifred, Sarah and Mary – from “Hocus Pocus” would do if they had the chance to visit a Disney theme park. According to Ashley, the witches’ appearance in the “Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular” show at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, was terrific inspiration. This can’t-miss show follows along as the Sanderson Sisters return to the mortal world to throw one heck of a Halloween party, with the help of some Disney villains, of course. “I have always loved ‘Hocus Pocus’,” Ashley said. “And...

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This Day In History

  • 1930 Wild Waves (starring Mickey & Minnie) released
  • 1952 Let’s Stick Together (starring Donald) released
  • 2000 The Lion King stage show opened in Toronto
  • 2000 The Walt Disney World Marching band disbanded
  • 2003 It Runs In The Family released

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