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Behind the Scenes: Making of the Jingle Cruise at Disneyland Park

Behind the Scenes: Making of the Jingle Cruise at Disneyland Park 1 From Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Photo courtesy of Eddison Esteban The Disneyland Resort Entertainment team’s elves have been at it again, this time they’ve turned the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland park into the Jingle Cruise. I recently took a tour to capture the team’s latest yuletide tradition of decking the jungle with all things merry Continue Reading

Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Aladdin Behind the Scenes Footage

Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Aladdin Behind the Scenes Footage 2 From the Disney Insider One of our favorite panels from this year’s D23 Expo was the presentation devoted to the timeless wonders of animated classic Aladdin. During the panel (which was stocked with appearances by members of the film’s voice cast as well as key creative principles including visionary directors Ron Clements and John Musker) rare behind-the-scenes footage of the film was showcased, including a Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Backstage at Rehearsals for ‘Tangled: The Musical’

Behind the Scenes: Backstage at Rehearsals for ‘Tangled: The Musical’ 3 From Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. As development is in full swing to produce brand-new music, stunning costumes, storybook sets and more for “Tangled: The Musical,” the incredible Disney Magic cast is putting the finishing touches on the show to get it ready for audiences this November. We asked two of the key creative players to “take 5” during rehearsals an Continue Reading

6 Bizarre Behind-the-Scenes Star Wars Facts

6 Bizarre Behind-the-Scenes Star Wars Facts 4 From Steve Romano and posted on the Official Star Wars blog. Sometimes more fun than watching the Star Wars films themselves — of course there’s nothing better than the movies, we’re just trying to set the mood here — is discovering a fascinating anecdote or informative morsel about the series’ production, enriching our experience even further. But the best obscure factoids are the weird ones, the kind th Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: ‘Operation Disneyland’ Shows How ABC Made TV History

walt disneyland grand opening From Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. I am constantly in awe of the documentation I come across in the Walt Disney Company‘s archival footage. If you have seen the live telecast of opening day at Disneyland park, which originally aired on ABC on July, 17 1955, you may have thought – like me – “How did they do that?” This video shows highli Continue Reading

Walk on the Wild Side of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with Backstage Tales

Walk on the Wild Side of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with Backstage Tales 5 From Russ J. Stacey, Writer, Yellow Shoes Creative Group and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Ever wanted to see what happens backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Backstage Tales is an immersive experience that lets you do just that! Led by enthusiastic guides who pepper their presentations with lots of personality, history and anecdotes, this new tour gives you unprecedented access to the ways Disney studies, Continue Reading

8 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Production of The Lion King

8 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Production of The Lion King 6 From the Oh My Disney blog Once upon a time there was a movie called The Lion King, and during that movie’s production something magical happened. And no, we aren’t talking about the coming together of the world’s top animators, the perfect verisimilitude of filmmakers, musicians, and actors, or even the wonder that was young Jonathan Taylor Thomas. We are talking about the day that real-live lions paid a vis Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, Coming for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Behind the Scenes of ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, Coming for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 7 From Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Opening May 22 as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the spectacular new “Paint the Night” parade will feature some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at Disneyl Continue Reading

A Rare Behind the Scenes Look at ‘La Nouba’ by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort

A Rare Behind the Scenes Look at ‘La Nouba’ by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort 8 From Darcy Clark, Marketing Manager, Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. As a longtime fan of “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil, I’ve always wondered what happens behind the scenes. How much practice do the performers need? What time do they start doing make-up? Who helps them with their costumes? I never dreamed I’d get the chance to peek behind the curtain, but Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Making Sleeping Beauty Castle Sparkle for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Behind the Scenes: Making Sleeping Beauty Castle Sparkle for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 41 From Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park now dazzles in diamonds, part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration officially kicking off on Friday, May 22. A few months ago, we went behind the scenes for a glimpse at what it took to create this sparkling look with Imagineer David Caranci. In the video below, Continue Reading

Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of the New Muppet Shorts

Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of the New Muppet Shorts 42 From the Disney Insider Disney Insider here, with a major announcement about your favorite Muppets: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and others are set to star in Disney Junior’s “Muppet Moments” beginning Friday, April 3! The short-form series features funny conversations—and outrageously adorable moments—between Muppets and young kids about everyday topics like apologies, favorite foods, and manners. Bu Continue Reading