1 million followers anywhere is a big number. So Disney decided to celebrate when it’s @DisneyParks Twitter account reached that milestone. They gathered some of your favorite Disney characters for a special stop-motion surprise: Now go behind the scenes with Walt Disney World photographer Chloe… Read More »Disney Parks Twitter account celebrates reaching 1 Million Followers
The Disney Blog family is close to reaching some incredible landmarks this week. We are so close, we need your help to cross these milestones. We’re 80 away from reaching 10,000 fans on Facebook Fewer than 200 away from 2,000 followers on Instagram Less than… Read More »The Disney Blog closes in on fan community landmarks
Today Disneyland marked the 59th anniversary of its opening with a ceremony attended by 59 of Walt’s most famous characters. At the ceremony they announced yearlong Diamond Celebration that salutes 60 years of magic at Walt’s park. “It’s an incredible time at the Disneyland Resort… Read More »Disneyland marks 59th Anniversary, announces yearlong promotion for 60th.
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Disney Parks kicked off a new campaign this week asking for people (and a few animals) to share their Disney Side—that’s your magic, your wonder. Disney invited a bunch of “Social Media All-Stars” to the Disneyland Resort in order to launch #DisneySide (see how it… Read More »What’s Your Disney Side?
Only one of the big three parks in Orlando offers a Halloween party that’s free with the price of admission. The family friendly Halloween Spooktacular is full of spooky fun. During this daytime event, families will be immersed in an underwater “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish and sea-themed arts and crafts. My family and I enjoy the party-like atmosphere as much as the bigger pay events at the other parks in town.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends in October: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, from 12 to 8 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for all of the fun-filled activities. When you’re there, make sure you take advantage of this social media promotion, you could end up with some cool VIP treats.
Spooktacular Highlights below the jump:
Last night I was invited to attend a gala party to re-open the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. In addition to a revamped menu, they remodeled the dining area with a mid-century modern look inspired by Disney artist Mary Blair, added a new show kitchen, even upgraded the exterior with new windows and allowed easy access to the south observation deck for the first time. On both observation decks they added new lights and a new sound system that delivers the fireworks soundtrack clearer than ever before.
After dinner we were all invited outside to watch Wishes performed in the air over the Magic Kingdom. We choose the new south observation deck which allows a better view of the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle. You’re able to see the front of the castle, which if you have great vision or a zoom lens, lets you get the digital projection show too and I’m sure will be spectacular when it’s lit up for Christmas season.
Below is a video of Wishes taken from the very end of the deck.Read More »California Grill: A New View for Magic Kingdom Fireworks
Walt Disney World had added another social media platform to their quiver of digital arrows. It looks like they plan to feature the best photos of the parks and resort taken by their fans. You can follow them at @WaltDisneyWorld and use the hashtag #WaltDisneyWorld… Read More »Walt Disney World opens Instagram Account