Month: June 2017

he Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend’s Fairytale-Inspired Medals Are Here

Salut les coureurs! Just a couple of weeks ago we told you about all the new events coming to Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend. Today we’re thrilled to share even more exciting details with a first-look at this year’s race medals! First up we have the runDisney Kids Races medallion, featuring Mickey Mouse! Followed by the 5K medal, inspired by everyone’s favorite maître d’, Lumière from “Beauty and the Beast.” Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – the three fairy godmothers from “Sleeping Beauty” – can be seen flying around the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park...

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Disneyland Resort Horses at Home in New Circle D Ranch

On Saturday, June 10, Disney celebrated the opening of the new Circle D Ranch. This 5.5-acre facility is the permanent home to the “Happiest Horses on Earth,” the horses of the Disneyland Resort. The ranch amenities include a state-of-the-art barn with comfortable stalls for each equine resident, a large exercise arena and turn-outs for the horses to “play” in. Disneyland Resort Ambassador Mikey Trujillo was the emcee for the opening festivities, which included a visit from Mickey Mouse and a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Disneyland Resort Senior Vice President Mary Niven. Check out the video below for a look...

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Pongu Lumpia from Pongu Pongu at Pandora – The World of Avatar

It’s no secret that my favorite snack from Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Pongu Lumpia, from Pongu Pongu. Today, I’m excited to share a recipe for Pongu Lumpia which has been adapted to be made at home. On Earth, lumpia is a spring roll of Chinese origin, commonly found as a popular street food snack in Indonesia and the Philippines. It is traditionally a mixture of savory vegetables and chopped meat filling rolled in a spring roll wrapper. However, the Disney Culinary Team developed the version sold at Pandora – The World of...

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Rescued Dog Helping Us Reverse the Decline of Sea Turtles

Last weeke was World Sea Turtle Day, and we are thrilled to introduce a very special new member of our conservation team whose amazing sense of smell is actually saving sea turtles. Meet Dory! She is a shelter-rescued pup we are training to locate rare sea turtle eggs in nests on the beach. Dory is following in the paw prints of Captain Ron, expert dog trainer Pepe Peruyero’s adorable beagle who has worked with us for the last three years. Captain Ron has helped the Animals, Science and Environment Team find nearly 100 turtle nests from three species of...

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Discover Curaçao with Disney Cruise Line

The recently enhanced Disney Fantasy departs on her first-ever Southern Caribbean cruise, with back-to-back 10- and 11-night cruises from Port Canaveral. In honor of these special voyages, last week I shared highlights of sun-soaked adventures in Aruba, and today I’ll give you suggestions for fun in Curaçao. Like Aruba, the island of Curaçao is located in the Southern Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. It is a vibrant oasis famous for its beaches, pristine diving and snorkeling, rich culture and European architecture. Whether you choose to have a beach day or stretch your legs exploring other parts of...

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