• 20Apr

    Once Upon A Time…as every good story starts, the Disneyland Resort opened its doors to reveal a magical boutique where every little girl’s dream of becoming a Disney princess can come true. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened April 17, 2009, and in the past year, many magical moments have occurred in this enchanting location that’s nestled inside the corridors of Sleeping Beauty Castle. On a walk through Fantasyland one day, I had the chance to meet up with Store Operations Complex Manager, Stacey Gentz, who shared some of the stories from our cast and guests. Every now and then, it’s so nice to hear our guests say that no matter the age, it made them feel like a princess, says one of Fairy Godmothers-in-Training, who has been on hand since the opening. It’s why we’re here, and it’s what we do, every day, we create magical memories for our guests during their stay. Another cast member recalls, “Today when giving a Princess her big reveal, she was so happy that she shouted ‘I guess dreams really can come true.’” Click here to keep reading this article from the Disney Park Blog Photo credit disneyparks.disney.go.com The Inaugural Blog Carnival is now Live! … How to Spread the Disney Addiction … ‘Disney Premier Passport’ Unveiled … Disney Quick Hits – Mini News Feed for March 5th … Share this on del.icio.us Digg this! Buzz up! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on Technorati Post this to MySpace Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Email this to a friend? Subscribe to the comments for this post? Add this to Google Bookmarks Add this to Google Reader Post on Google Buzz Ping this on Ping.fm Blog this on Blogger Share this on Reddit Share this on Mixx Share this on PFBuzz

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  • 08Apr

    Article comes to us from Disney Park Blog : Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival is bringing back Sweet Sundays. The popular event is returning for the 2010 Festival and features a sparkling toast and light buffet breakfast on six Sunday mornings at the new Festival Showplace in Disney’s California Adventure park. You can see demonstrations and enjoy elegant desserts created by acclaimed pastry chefs, including Jean-Marc Viallet and Jorge Sotelo of the Disneyland Resort . To get an idea of what the event is like, check out this video from last year’s delicious event. If the video makes your sweet tooth ache for more, here are some details to help you decide which event will satisfy your craving. Date : Sundays, April 18, May 2, 16, 23 (other dates are sold out) Time : 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location : Festival Showplace, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, Disney’s California Adventure park Price : $70 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. You can book online and check the latest information at disneyland.com/foodandwine . **Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend; valid ID required. Advance reservations required. Space is limited. Admission to Disney’s California Adventure park is required for events held within the Park and is not included in the event price. Here’s the line-up of outstanding pastry chefs and bakers: April 18: Jean-Marc Viallet, Executive Pastry Chef May 2: Richard Ruskell, Montage Beverly Hills May 16: Jorge Sotelo, Executive Pastry Chef, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa May 23: Elaine Ardizzone & Donna Cellere, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. Let us know if you went last year and what you liked best about Sweet Sundays. Source Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – April 3rd, 2010 … Disneyland’s oldest entertainment – Disneyland Band … Disneyland opens new kiosks to buy park passes … Legendary Sherman Brothers Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A. … Share the Magic:

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  • 05Apr

    This news article comes your way from Orlando Sentinel: Ladies: Miss out on registration for the May 9, 2010, Danskin Triathlon at Walt Disney World ? Don’t fret. Another women’s-only triathlon event, the Trek Women Triathlon Series , has announced the date and opened registration for its Disney World race. The Trek Women Triathlon event at Walt Disney World will begin at 7 a.m. on September 5, 2010 , at Fort Wilderness Resort ’s Clementine Beach — also the location of the start of the Danskin Triathon Series race. The entry cost of the Trek race is $105 (plus $10 for a USATriathlon membership fee), and $180 for a relay team (plus $10 for a USAT membership fee). Click here for online registration for the Trek Women Triathlon Series Orlando race: http://www.active.com/triathlon/headquartered-in-ny/trek-women-series-registration-2010 A training session for triathletes is scheduled at the Orlando David’s World Cycle location at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 . The store address is 2517 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, 32804. Please call David’s World Cycle at 407-422-2458 for details. Source My Magical Disney Vacation … Another Walt Disney World Bus Crash … Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – April 3rd, 2010 … The Inaugural Blog Carnival is now Live! … Share the Magic:

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  • 05Apr

    Collection of articles talking about the Earthquake at Disneyland this evening. Earthquake at Disneyland: What happens after the ground shakes at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ from the Examiner : Whenever there is an earthquake at the Happiest Place on Earth there is anything but chaos. Even after the 7.1 today that was felt all the way at the Mouse House, precautions are put in place. The Walt Disney Corporation takes the safety of the guests very seriously and without a doubt has a plan in place to help their guests be safe and get home safely. One of the few places to be concerned, there is plenty of cast member training to make sure every kid is safe. What happens after an earthquake shakes the Disneyland Resort? First, there is the immediate concern of getting the guests out of the rides safely. Bringing in security along with the help of cast members, people on the rides are removed and moved to a safe location. Any immediate injuries are addressed (thankfully there were none to report today.) Also anyone waiting for a ride will be asked to return at a later time as the ride will be closed to the public immediately. As safety is important, the ride must be inspected to make sure the attraction is safe for everyone to continue. An inspector then must look over the ride for any issues and make sure it is safe for use. One by one the attraction rides will be checked and made sure they are safe and once the inspection passes, the guests are allowed to return and will reopen. This process is done fairly quickly as the inspectors know what they are looking for and the designs of the attractions cater to earthquakes movements. Source Disneyland feels Baja California earthquake of 7.2 from The Disney Blog : A 6.9 7.2 (just revised) strength earthquake hit just south of the US border in Baja California. At least five after-shocks have been recorded in the following minutes including one ranking 5.1. Meanwhile a 4.1 earthquake struck in the Sacramento area. I’m happy my wife and kid returned from SoCal last night, hopefully there are no injuries and property damage is light from this quake. Twin 6.9 quakes struck Northridge, CA in 1994 causing severe damage to a number of properties, 72 deaths, and thousands of injuries. That was the largest quake I ever experienced and the one that caused the most damage to Disneyland. After the Northridge earthquake Disneyland revised their policies regarding quakes. They now conduct mandatory evacuations of every attraction until they can be inspected for damage. That’s precisely what happened today after this quake. There have been conflicting reports of guests caught in elevators at the Disneyland hotel. Some are reporting that Disneyland Security called it in and others say that Disney denies reporting that. Click here to keep reading BREAKING NEWS: 6.9 earthquake hits Baja California, felt in Los Angeles from Gather.com: A 6.9 Richter Scale earthquake erupted, its epicenter about 108 miles east/southeast of Tijuana, Mexico, in Baja California. The quake shook about half an hour ago on this Sunday afternoon and could be felt in Southern California, in both Los Angeles and San Diego. Skyscrapers in both cities gyrated as the shaker took aim, while its aftershocks did even more rocking. The original earthquake lasted a full minute. No injuries have been reported as of this report, but KABC in Los Angeles did broadcast that the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim was affected because guests were stuck in one of their elevators that had stopped when the quake struck. Disneyland has been closed for security purposes. The LA Fire Department is on alert. Earthquake magnitude 7.2 hits Mexico and southern California from the Guardian.co.uk A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck last night just south of the US-Mexico border, rattling buildings as far away as Los Angeles and closing rides at Disneyland. The earthquake struck at 3.40pm (10.40pm GMT) in Baja California , Mexico, about 19 miles (30km) south-east of Mexicali, according to the US Geological Survey. The area has been hit by magnitude 3.0 quakes all week. It was felt for about 40 seconds in Tijuana, Mexico, causing buildings to sway and knocking out power in parts of the city. Tremors were felt across Southern California and Arizona, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage. Strong tremors were reported in the Coachella Valley and Riverside, California. The earthquake shook buildings on the west side of Los Angeles and in the San Fernando valley. The LA fire department began checking buildings and bridges for possible structural damage and checking reports of people stuck in lifts, but no damage has been reported. Rides were temporarily closed at Disneyland in Anaheim, Orange County. Across the western US, dozens of people reported feeling the quake on the US Geological Survey Did you feel it? website . It was felt as far north as Santa Barbara, USGS seismologist Susan Potter said. “I’m shaking like a leaf … the pool water was going everywhere,” Jean Nelson in Indio, near Palm Springs, told Reuters. Click here to keep reading. Photo credit http://twitpic.com/1daagw Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – April 3rd, 2010 … The Inaugural Blog Carnival is now

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  • 02Apr

    Wanted to let everyone know that the first Disney Blog Carnival is now live over at Dismarks! What is a blog carnival you might ask? A blog carnival is simply an online “event” to which bloggers in the same topic area submit a post. The carnival then provides a link to all of those blogs that should be of interest to carnival readers. It provides some good exposure to all participating blogs. A bunch of great Disney Websites have come together to supply you with a ton of great information all in one convenient location. Go here and check it out..there is something for everyone! Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – April 3rd, 2010 … How to Spread the Disney Addiction … How to make your own Dole Whip desserts … ‘Disney Premier Passport’ Unveiled … Share the Magic:

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  • 02Apr

    If you bumped into me this week, chances are we talked pizza. The new pizzeria coming to Epcot has been on my mind since we launched our “ first look ” post on Monday. But there’s more happening at Epcot that didn’t make it to the blog — like a new merchandise kiosk now open in front of the China Pavilion . The posted image shows a few unique items currently available at Good Fortune Gifts. We also tweeted out news that Givenchy will be opening a 300 sq. ft. shop at the France pavilion at Epcot by September. It’ll be the only retail location in the United States to offer the full line of Givenchy make-up and skincare products. Also this week, we’re hiring Disney Reservation Center Cast Members at the Walt Disney World Resort . If you’re the vacation planner of the family, this may be for you. Visit WaltDisneyWorld.jobs to apply. And for all you Tinker Bell fans, there’s a special event happening at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this weekend. The filmmakers of “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue” will be greeting guests and signing autographs at Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden on April 3. Details are posted at facebook.com/waltdisneyworld . Here are a few other items of interest this week that didn’t make it to the blog . Environmentally Friendly Gardening — Learn how to create an environmentally friendly garden at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World — The Walt Disney World Moms Panel answers the question, “When is the best time to go to Walt Disney World and where to stay?” Givenchy Opening at Epcot — Givenchy is opening a new 300 sq. ft. shop at the France pavilion at Epcot later this year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Did you know? It takes about four tons of food each day to feed the 1,000 animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Mine! Mine! Mine! — This new pin featuring infamous seagulls from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and their iconic phrase, “Mine! Mine! Mine!” is available now.

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