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Remembering Dave Smith

Remembering Dave Smith 1 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith passed away in Burbank, California, on February 15, 2019. He was 78. Dave dedicated his four-decade career at The Walt Disney Company to preserving Disney’s precious treasures from film, television, theme parks, and beyond. Named a Disney Legend in 2007, Dave was beloved by fans around the world for his wide knowledge Continue Reading

Surfs Up: Ron Jon Surf Shop is Coming Soon to Disney Springs

Surfs Up: Ron Jon Surf Shop is Coming Soon to Disney Springs 2 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kelsey Noland One of the many reasons I love working at Disney Springs is that there’s always something new and exciting happening especially for all of us shoppers! Whether you’re looking for the latest Disney fashion (I’m currently obsessing over the Disney D-Lish collection!) or fashion trends that tie to the season, you’re bound to find it all here. Today, I Continue Reading

Step Into the Internet with Ralph and Vanellope at Epcot

Step Into the Internet with Ralph and Vanellope at Epcot 3 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Shawn Slater Ralph and Vanellope from Disney’s animated adventure “Ralph Breaks the Internet” have been meeting their fans at Disney Parks since last fall, when their movie debuted in theaters. Starting this week, you can find these best friends in an all-new location at Epcot. The staff of the Imagination Institute is now conducting a new experiment, creating a por Continue Reading

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Cruise Vacation

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Cruise Vacation 4 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jonathan Frontado Growing up, family vacation was something I looked forward to every year. And now as an adult, it’s still one of my favorite parts of the year. Trips are a special way for families to make memories and grow closer together, so it’s no wonder we all want to squeeze every ounce of fun and relaxation out of our vacation time. In this video, travel exper Continue Reading

Foodie Guide to Valentine’s Day 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort

Foodie Guide to Valentine’s Day 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort 5 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Alex Dunlap Love is in the air at Walt Disney World Resort and so is the smell of some sweet, sweet treats (and even a savory dish or two!). Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, family, or great friends, there are plenty of ways to celebrate with specialty Valentine’s Day offerings throughout the resort. Share a cupcake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, or even Continue Reading

New Disney Parks Merchandise Perfect for Villaintine’s Day

New Disney Parks Merchandise Perfect for Villaintine’s Day 6 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jennifer Fickley-Baker It’s February 13th, also known as Villaintine’s Day here on the Disney Parks Blog. Why celebrate Disney Villains? Because without them, there would be no Disney heroes! Can you imagine Peter Pan without Captain Hook? What Ariel’s adventure have been without Ursula? To celebrate your favorite Disney Villain, we’ve pulled together this roundup Continue Reading

Mobile Ordering – A Game Changer for Quick Service Dining at Disney Parks

Mobile Ordering – A Game Changer for Quick Service Dining at Disney Parks 7 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Lisa Mendillo If you ask the Disney Parks Moms Panelists how they feel about mobile food and beverage ordering at select guest service locations at Walt Disney World Resort, chances are they will quickly reply, “it’s a game changer,” and panelist Missy could not agree more! “Mobile ordering is great for anyone, but for families with kiddos, it’s a HUGE help. Gon Continue Reading

Disney Skyliner Gondolas Make First Test Runs Between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Skyliner Gondolas Make First Test Runs Between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios 8 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith We’re beginning the week with another exciting Disney Skyliner milestone – the first guest cabins to make test runs back-and-forth between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! As many of you know, our state-of-the-art gondola system will begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning later this fall. T Continue Reading

Sightings of Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ Reported at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sightings of Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ Reported at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 9 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Shawn Slater Last month, we told you the large and exotic bird known as “Kevin,” from Disney•Pixar’s “Up!,” appeared to be migrating north from Paradise Falls in the direction of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As you can see from this exclusive footage, it looks like she’s been spotted on the park’s Discovery Island! Did you know that one out of five birds – Continue Reading

Reusable Shopping Bags Introduced at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

Reusable Shopping Bags Introduced at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort 10 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Steven Miller Disney Parks is a shopper’s paradise with hundreds of unique stores that offer unforgettable souvenirs and memorable gifts for loved ones. Guests visiting Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort now have a new option for carrying home purchases with the release of colorful reusable shopping bags. Available for a nominal fee and offered in three size Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Resort Sweet Treats: February 2019

Walt Disney World Resort Sweet Treats: February 2019 11 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Alex Dunlap Sweets, sweets, and more sweets are bringing sugary happiness Walt Disney World Resort this month, and I can’t wait to take a bite out of all these treats. Want to get in on the sweetness yourself? If so, I’ve got all the info you need right here with the February edition of Walt Disney World Resort Sweet Treats. First up, we’re trekking to Disney’s A Continue Reading