Author Archives: Guest Blog

#DisneyMagicMoments: A Virtual Tour of Walt Disney Imagineering: Part 1

#DisneyMagicMoments: A Virtual Tour of Walt Disney Imagineering: Part 1 1 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kevin Rafferty, Jr. Walt Disney Imagineering is known for making the impossible possible. That’s why—despite our offices being closed—we are opening up our headquarters virtually for a tour on the Disney Parks Blog. Tours of Walt Disney Imagineering are rare. So rare, in fact, we are excited to bring you this video series to show you some of the unique spaces where Continue Reading

#DisneyMagicMoments: Let’s Stay Sharp: Disney, Pixar, National Geographic Activity Sheets

#DisneyMagicMoments: Let’s Stay Sharp: Disney, Pixar, National Geographic Activity Sheets 2 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Allison Citino Calling all parents, teachers and newly appointed teachers! Looking for ways to ensure your kids’ minds stay active? Check out this series of Learning & Activity Sheets from Disney, Pixar and National Geographic. These make reading fun, and teaching easy! Crafted to use alongside your favorite books, the worksheets and guides engage kids in ways that Continue Reading

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! By Guest Blogger Sarah Cooley

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! By Guest Blogger Sarah Cooley 6 What does a Disney fan with a leap year milestone birthday do to make it even more special? Plan a trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate of course! When I realized that my special double-digit “10th” birthday was happening in 2020 and it was on a Saturday, I knew it was my chance! Since I was a little girl, my family has owned a motorhome. This allowed us to take many trips to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgr Continue Reading

#DisneyMagicMoments: Virtual Viewing of ‘Magic Happens’ at Disneyland Park

#DisneyMagicMoments: Virtual Viewing of ‘Magic Happens’ at Disneyland Park 10 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michael Ramirez We know Disney fans are searching for ways to bring magic and joy into their everyday lives and we’ve loved seeing some of you recreate your favorite Disney Parks experiences in your very own living rooms! In fact, you’ve inspired us to share #DisneyMagicMoments for you and your family, to enjoy at home. Today, we are pleased to present a special virtu Continue Reading

#VoicesFromHome: Dapper Dans Share Disney Magic, Take Requests

#VoicesFromHome: Dapper Dans Share Disney Magic, Take Requests 11 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith With their happy harmonizing, the Dapper Dans are an iconic part of the Main Street, U.S.A., experience at Disneyland Resort.  Today, in a first-of-its-kind performance, the famed Dapper Dans are using their #VoicesFromHome to share a touch of Disney magic with everyone at home. From Burbank, California to Houston Texas, the Disneyland Dapper Dans jumped on Continue Reading

Baby News: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Zebra Foal

Baby News: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Zebra Foal 12 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning Although Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed, Disney’s Animal Care team is continuing to provide top-notch care to thousands of animals, including the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom that’s black and white and cute all over. A Hartmann’s Zebra foal was born early Saturday morning (Mar. 21) to first-time-mom, Heidi… and we Continue Reading

Caring for Animals: Dr. Mark Penning Shares Appreciation for Dedicated Team

Caring for Animals: Dr. Mark Penning Shares Appreciation for Dedicated Team 15 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning Hello, Disney Parks Blog readers! I wanted to share an update on our beloved wildlife. Although Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed, Disney’s Animal Care team is continuing to provide top-notch care to the thousands of animals who roam our savanna and seas. We are diligently following state and federal guidelines to ensure the health and safe Continue Reading

Give Kids the World Village by Guest Blogger Claire Bryson

Give Kids the World Village by Guest Blogger Claire Bryson 16 Give Kids the world is a magical village in Kissimmee that families who are receiving their wish trip can stay at. Michele and Scott visited the village in September for a media event and participated in a very successful and fun, one day live stream, raising over $15,000 for the village.  A few Main streeters, myself included, joined them at Hollywood studios for their segment in the stream. I first read about GK Continue Reading

#BetterTogether: Draw Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist

#BetterTogether: Draw Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist 19 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith If you’re looking for a fun, creative way to add some Disney magic to your day, we’re sharing something special – a complete series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse through the years. Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum has been drawing Mickey at Disney Parks for years and has expert tips for artists of all skill levels. While the parks remai Continue Reading

Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience from Disney Imagineers

Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience from Disney Imagineers 20 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Josh Gorin Hi, I’m Josh Gorin, a creative development executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, and one of the hosts and contributors to Imagineering in a Box –  a free online program created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar. Imagineering in a Box is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scene Continue Reading

Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Donating Surplus Food to Help Local Communities

Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Donating Surplus Food to Help Local Communities 21 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith As you may have seen earlier on Good Morning America, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort started donations of surplus food to help the local communities we call home during our temporary closures.  Since making the important decisions to close Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts through the end of the month, our focus has been on the we Continue Reading
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