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It’s In The Details…

animal-kingdom-tree-of-lifeHave you stopped to look at all the carving in the Tree of Life? The detail and work put into the animals is unbelievable. Next time you are rushing to It's Tough To Be a Bug, take a few minutes to visit with the aminals.

 

Watching Wishes With FastPass+

wishes-fastpass-plus-viewingWith the addition of FastPass+ came new options for using your FP selections.  One of these is Wishes. You can now reserve a spot for you and your party at Wishes! If you have tried to grab a prime spot for Wishes, you know the hassle!  You need to be there early and hold that spot--sometimes with personal security guards. Now you can use your FP+ and walk up to your viewing location with no wait.  Even better, the spot for FP+ viewing is very large with tons of room to spread out.  The night we watched Wishes from there, there was no on standing within 10 feet of us.  Not the same experience you get on Main Street! The map below shows the ...

 

WDW Pics 2 – Walt Disney World Wallpapers

largePictures and wallpaper from Walt Disney World on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch. Enjoy the Magic of Disney World everyday! WDW Pics 2 is an update to the popular WDW Pics Wallpaper App with more features and all new wallpapers. WDW Pics 2 brings over 50 high quality photos to your device to use as backgrounds and wallpapers. Wallpapers from Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, Epcot and the Disney Resorts. Photographers: Paul Gowder Matt Pasant WDW Pics 2 include many great new features! --Over 50 new images to use as wallpapers on your device. --Share those images on Facebook, Twitter, or Email. --Mark your favorites for quick access. --Edit the images to add your own style. --Create photo collages with ...

 

DCL Pics – Disney Cruise Line Wallpaper App

iTunesArtworkPictures from Disney Cruise Line on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch. Enjoy the Magic of Disney everyday! DCL Pics brings over 20 high quality photos to your device to use as backgrounds and wallpapers. Edit and personalize all the photos using our built in photo editor. And create custom collages with our frames. Use the wallpaper photos or your own photos. Disney Cruise images right on your iPhone or iPad!

 

LeFou’s Brew, Quite a Treat for You!

Cheers to Le Fou's Brew at Gaston's TavernThis week New Fantasyland reached a milestone, selling 100,000 orders of Gaston’s Tavern’s signature drink, “LeFou’s Brew.” To celebrate this milestone, I ventured to the cozy cottage like restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park with my friends Kelly and Betsy (pictured below) to try it for the first time. It was the perfect treat for a sunny day!     Pictured below, I’m enjoying a frothy mug in Gaston’s chair, a centerpiece of Gaston’s Tavern.  It’s one of my absolute favorite places for a souvenir photo.  To find the famous chair, enter the Tavern and head to the room on the right.  You’ll spot it ...

 

Belle & Beast Hunt for a New Castle – House Hunters

house-hunters-belle-beastHave you ever wondered how a Disney Princess would choose the home just right for her? Disney Parks Blog walks us through Belle and Beast’s journey to finding their perfect castle. With all the new real estate we’ve added to Magic Kingdom Park with the New Fantasyland expansion, new castles are popping up and Disney royalty is about to move in. Check out this video, in which Belle and Beast enlist the help of HGTV’s “House Hunters International” to find them a new castle home. On Belle’s wish list is a library, of course, but with three lovely castles in the Fantasyland area, how can a girl choose?

 

Fireworks on the Fantasy

fireworks-disney-fantasy Pirate Party Fireworks on the Disney Fantasy January 15, 2013 Shooting fireworks on the DCL proved to be a challenge. It's not like Wishes where I've seen the show dozens of times and know the scenes. I didn't even know where the bursts would be! Thankfully a few cast members helped me find a great position for the show. The next challenge was the all the bursts happen in about the same spot in the sky. For us that like long exposures of fireworks, this is a problem. They were just piling up on top of each other. So this show is a composite of 3 different bursts. I moved them around a little ...

 

Year of the Ear – New Mouse Ear Hats Every Month!

mouse-earsAs part of “Limited Time Magic” this year, Disney Parks will release new ear hats every month in 2013. The fun kicks off in January with the limited release of Disney Couture Ear Hats. There will be new designs each month to celebrate the “Year of the Ear”.  

 

Time-Lapse Video: Holiday Transformation at Magic Kingdom Park

santa-265x144Have you ever wondered how Disney is able to transform the parks for the holidays? Our pals at the Disney Parks Blog show us how Magic Kingdom Park is able to transform from festive fall decor to a winter wonderland. Can you believe this all happens in hours? Watch this video — you might not believe your eyes. Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort is decorated for the holiday season. And today, we have a fun look at how it happened this year.

 

Find New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park With a New Interactive Website

fantasyland-265x144Like many of you, I am very excited about the grand opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort.  But did you know there is a rich story surrounding New Fantasyland? Yellow Shoes Creative Group, one of the creative arms for Disney Parks, is now sharing this story through a new online experience. Will Gay of Yellow Shoes Creative Group recently shared this exciting online adventure with us on the Disney Parks Blog.   Find New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park With Our New Interactive Website   By Will Gay, Creative Director, Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group   I am very happy to share with you today something really exciting that we have been working on here at Disney ...