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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 ...

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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?

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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”.  

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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.

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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 ...

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Take a Peek at Renderings of the New Test Track Chevrolet Design Center

rtt440139SMALL1Test Track- Presented by Chevrolet will offer high-octane thrills when it re-opens at Epcot on Dec. 6, 2012. Jennifer Fickley-Baker of Disney Parks Blog walks us through the attraction’s new pre-show, where you can actually design your own virtual custom concept vehicle at design kiosks. Check out her post and some of the pictures to get revved up for this exciting new attraction experience. First Look: Renderings of the New Test Track Chevrolet Design Center Pre-Show Released While the reimagined Test Track – Presented by Chevrolet is still a few weeks away from opening at Epcot, we have a sneak peek of the attraction’s new pre-show to share with you today.   Upon ...

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Splitsville Almost Ready to ‘Roll In and Rock Out’ at Walt Disney World Resort

splitsvilleThe Downtown Disney area at Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite weekend hangouts. I love eating at the restaurants, seeing the latest films at AMC Downtown Disney 24 (especially in one of the Fork & Screen Dine-In Theatres), having some high-tech gaming fun at DisneyQuest and shopping at Downtown Disney Marketplace. And soon, I’ll be able to add bowling to my list of favorite Downtown Disney activities. One of the country’s most popular family experiences, bowling, comes to Downtown Disney West Side with the Grand Opening of Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Splitsville is a 50,000-square-foot bowling and fine dining complex constructed in the former Virgin Megastore location. Darrell Fry from the Disney Parks Blog gives us an inside ...

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InsidEAR Look Into Maurice’s Cottage

maurice-cottageWe’ve hinted before on InsidEARS and the Disney Parks Blog that Enchanted Tales with Belle, in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park, will be no ordinary character greeting. Today, we’re excited to share more details about this special experience. As you’ll see from the video below – provided by Walt Disney Imagineering – the goal of this attraction is not just to give you a place to meet a Disney character, but to completely transport you into the world of “Beauty and The Beast.” The journey begins at Maurice’s Cottage, where they’ll walk through the whimsical garden and find inventions created by Belle’s tinkerer father, Maurice. Inside are books, pictures and other symbols that define the home of Belle and Maurice and ...

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New ‘Celebrate the Magic’ Images and Expanded Seating for Fantasmic!

celebrate-the-magic2When the sun sets here at Disney Parks, it’s time for our nighttime spectaculars. And tonight, we’re sharing a few updates on what’s to come this year at the Walt Disney World Resort, including plans to expand seating for Fantasmic! shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Beginning in November, “Celebrate the Magic” at Magic Kingdom Park will transform Cinderella Castle with spectacular new projection effects. Here are some of the newest sneak peek images. When shows begin, “Celebrate the Magic” will feature all-new music, storytelling and special effects. It’ll be a journey to the heart of the most beloved Disney stories and characters, according to show director Katy Harris. Also, one of my favorite nighttime ...

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Ready for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

epcot-food-and-wineThe Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort Friday, Sept. 28, and we’re counting down the days. As always, Disney Parks likes to add a little character into everything we do. Take a look at the fun (and hilarious) preparations for the Food & Wine Festival going on behind the scenes!

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