New Twitter Service Joins Lineup of Benefits for Disneyland Annual Passholders
Attention Disneyland Annual Passholders! I've got an exciting new benefit to tell you about: a new Twitter service, @DisneylandAP, is now available for you. It's another great way to stay informed and up-to-date on all the AP happenings at the Disneyland Resort. Follow @DisneylandAP for special AP news and offers, and even answers to some of your Annual Passport questions! Of course, this service joins the official Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder Facebook page, Facebook.com/DisneylandPassholders, as another easy and fun way to stay connected to all the benefits of being an Annual Passholder.
Not a Disneyland AP yet? See what you're missing out on:
Disney Dining Discounts -- Annual Passholders enjoy the following discounts at many Disneyland Resort food locations:
Passports subject to the Annual Passport Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to Blockout Dates, other restrictions and change without notice. Subject to capacity constraints, and Passports do not guarantee admission during high attendance periods or other closures.
New Twitter Service Joins Lineup of Benefits for Disneyland Annual Passholders by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
Disneyland Resort - 'Most Instagrammed' Location in U.S. - Now on Instagram
Did you know that the Happiest Place on Earth is also the #1 most-Instagrammed place in the U.S.? It's true -- there have been more than 8 million photos posted on the photo sharing app from the Disneyland Resort to date.
That's why I'm excited to tell you that we've launched @Disneyland on Instagram, featuring 100 percent fan-sourced images! Our guests have always loved sharing their Disney memories from right here inside Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, and Instagram allows them to do that in a fun way.
Want in? Be sure to add #Disneyland or tag @Disneyland to your photos and you may be featured on our @Disneyland Instagram feed.
Disneyland Resort -- 'Most Instagrammed' Location in U.S. -- Now on Instagram by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks will open at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 24, and select attractions, entertainment and services will remain open until 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, with the following exceptions:
Other attractions may close early due to maintenance or other reasons. Please check the Entertainment Times Guide on the day of the event for a more complete listing of scheduled closures.
Queue Instructions for Park Opening on May 24
The early arrival queue will open to guests on Disneyland Resort property at 10 p.m. on May 23. Cast members will be available in the Disneyland Resort Esplanade to direct guests to queue location upon arrival.
Parking will initially be available in the Anaheim GardenWalk parking area with overflow parking at the Pumbaa Parking Lot, if necessary, and standard parking rates will apply. Please be aware that no shuttle service will be offered from the Anaheim GardenWalk or Pumbaa Parking areas prior to 8 a.m. on May 24.
All guests in line will be able to temporarily leave the line to use the restroom, purchase food or beverages, and return or retrieve items from their vehicles/hotel rooms.
Portions of the early arrival queue will be located beyond the guest screening checkpoints, beyond which certain items will not be permitted. Be sure to check the list of prohibited items here. Exceptions will be made for items such as large blankets and pillows, but all items must be able to be stored in a locker prior to entering either park. No tents, inflatable mattresses, coolers or heating equipment will be permitted in the queue.
Restrooms will be available to guests in the queue, and ticket purchases will be available beginning at 3:05 a.m. the morning of May 24.
Disneyland Resort Hotel guests who wish to enter either park at 6 a.m. on May 24 will be directed to the main queue in the Central Esplanade. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel gate into Disney California Adventure park will open to Disneyland Resort Hotel guests at 7 a.m. on May 24.
Annual Passholders and their guests who carpool to the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter at the Disneyland Resort can receive a special button, while supplies last. Here are the details:
There must be at least three (3) people in the vehicle and at least one (1) person must be a valid Annual Passholder. Valid Passport must be presented upon entry to the participating parking area. Photo ID may be required.
One (1) button will be given to each person who is legally seated in the qualifying vehicle. Supplies are limited and are not guaranteed.
Buttons will be available at the Mickey & Friends, Pumbaa, Simba, Toy Story, and Anaheim Convention Center parking areas. Buttons will not be available at the Anaheim GardenWalk parking location.
This special offer will be available from 5 a.m. 6 a.m. on May 24 to 6 a.m. on May 25, or while supplies last.
More information on the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter can be found here.
Valid Theme Park admission required, and admission will be subject to capacity constraints and other scheduled park events. Information and event and offer elements are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.
For Your Information: What You Need to Know for Monstrous Summer All-Nighter at Disneyland Resort by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
Look for classic Scottish dishes that are still in the development phase, but the cocktail of choice will be a Rusty Nail, a popular Scotch whisky martini that is simply Scotch and Drambuie. Scotland is just one of more than 25 ethnic and specialized marketplaces - and we're happy that Brazil returns this year, a crowd favorite that was missing in 2012.
Hawaii is back with the fab pork slider, as well as the vegan Terra Marketplace that debuted last year.
Favorite celeb chefs are back. Look for Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Gale Gand, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Bryan Voltaggio, Warren Brown and others to make appearances at special events and on stage in the Festival Center. Wine tastings, mixology seminars, cheese seminars, live entertainment and the engaging Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog give guests of all ages plenty to see and do. More than 270 chefs and culinary stars from the U.S. will be there.
The 46-day festival runs September 27-November 11. You can start making reservations in August at 407-WDW-FEST (date to be announced soon)! Keep an eye on www.epcotfoodfestival.com for updates.
Scotland, the Newest Marketplace for 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival by Pam Brandon: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
Walt Disney World Resort - June 2013 Merchandise Events
Summer will be here before you know it. So what will you do on your vacation? Well, if the Walt Disney World Resort is on your list for June, then here are a few merchandise special events you don't want to miss.
June 3-6: Greg McCullough will be on hand for a special artist showcase at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-6 p.m., each day. Learn more here.
June 13-16: Be sure to stop in and say hello to Larry Dotson, who will be showcasing some of the newest releases in his collection at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Not able to make it? That's okay! Larry will also be appearing at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park, June 27-30. Learn more here.
June 14: It's a "monstrous" job but someone's got to do it. Meet Disney Design Group artist Ron Cohee, who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of the new Monsters University Series 1 Vinylmation. Ron will appear at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side from 5-7 p.m. Learn more here.
June 15-16: Rev up those engines and make plans now to drive down to Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney West Side at the Walt Disney World Resort. Fellow author Steven Miller will have all the details on what you can expect to see, including details on a special signing with none other than Chip Foose, owner of Foose Design and star of TV's "Overhaulin'." Learn more here.
June 21: This one is a personal favorite, since I'm a huge fan of "Beauty and the Beast." Make your way over to D Street in Downtown Disney West Side and pick up the new Vinylmation releases from the "Beauty and the Beast" series designed by Maria Clapsis and Caley Hicks. Join us for a special signing on the day of release from 5-7 p.m. Learn more here.
June 22: If you are a fan of the limited edition Ink & Paint cels, then be sure to check this piece out. Hollywood & Dine is set to release on June 22 at Animation Gallery at Disney's Hollywood Studios and features Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they enjoy a star-filled evening at Hollywood Brown Derby, accompanied by an exquisitely hand-painted Goofy, who is sure to serve up only the best. Hollywood & Dine will be available in a variety of formats. If you are unable to attend, don't worry, Disney Events is taking pre-orders now through June 21. Call 407-827-7600. For those of you in the area, several of the Ink & Paint artists associated with this piece will be on hand for a special appearance and signing June 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. at Animation Gallery in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Learn more here.
June 27-July 3: Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace is pleased to welcome David Doss, who will be on hand to showcase some of his most recent releases. Learn more here.
June 28-July 7: Precious Moments doll maker Linda Rick will be on hand for special appearances at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park as we celebrate the release of her new collection. Learn more here.
Have you already attended Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios? Or have you signed up for the 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event? If not, there's still time. Don't miss out! Look for details on all of these events and more on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.
Walt Disney World Resort - June 2013 Merchandise Events by Michelle Harker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
During the 24 hours of fun, many of your usual favorite shows will be happening throughout the day, but we also have some extra things planned just for this event. Shawn has a wonderful rundown of what's happening at the Disney Parks Monstrous Summer All-Nighter.
Take a look at the list of scheduled celebrities for next weekend:
Weekend II (May 24-26)
Ray Park (Darth Maul - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok - Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
Jim Cummings (voice of Hondo Ohnaka - Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.
Good Afternoon from Disneyland Park - Erin shows us a great shady spot to enjoy the sights and sounds at Disneyland Resort, and asks what your favorite spot is to relax and cool off at the Disneyland Resort.
Join Us for a Monstrous Morning Meet-Up at Walt Disney World Resort
UPDATE: This event has filled to capacity. Please CLICK HERE to view a list of the accepted event attendees. If you are on the list and do not receive a confirmation email by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, please contact us at WDW.BlogMeetUps@disney.com.
Our Monstrous Morning Meet-Up begins at 4:30 a.m. on May 24, and it will include the opportunity to see an early preview screening of Disney•Pixar's new movie "Monsters University" before it opens in theatres in 3D on June 21. There will be plenty of fun, including a Monstrous donut bar and - like all Disney Parks Blog meet-ups - a surprise or two added on to what is already planned at Magic Kingdom Park.
Space is limited, so RSVP now by sending us an email with your name, address, and if you're inviting a guest to WDW.BlogMeetUps@disney.com.
Also, there are a few things you should know:
All participants who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older, but guests do not need to be 18 or older.
Limit one guest per registrant.
We will send an email to individuals whose valid RSVPs are received by us via email before we reach the planned capacity to confirm their attendance for the event.
If confirmed, it will be necessary for the registrant and guests to check in at the front entrance of Magic Kingdom Park for access to the event. The confirmation will include those details.
Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
Meet-up confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person plus their number of specified guests.
If you do not receive an email from us confirming your reservation, then your RSVP was not accepted.
The event and individual appearances are subject to change or cancellation.
This post will be updated when capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Hope to see you there.
Join Us for a Monstrous Morning Meet-Up at Walt Disney World Resort by Thomas Smith: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
Sign Up Now for the Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park
UPDATE: Confirmation emails for the Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up have been sent. All registered participants should receive a confirmation email.
UPDATE: The Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up has reached capacity, and confirmation emails will be sent shortly. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future events!
"Mickey and the Magical Map" is just around the corner at Disneyland park, so we're getting ready to celebrate here on the Disney Parks Blog. Join us May 31, 2013, for a private showing of the new Fantasyland Theatre show! And afterward, we'll hear from some of the people behind the scenes who are bringing the show to life.
Space for the event is limited and you must sign up here. Please remember the following:
All participants who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older, but guests do not need to be 18.
Limit one guest per registrant.
Meet-up confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person plus one guest.
Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
Park admission will be provided beginning at 4:30 p.m. for the event, but participants will be responsible for any parking fees.
I will give an update at the top of this post when capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Sign Up Now for the Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog