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The Candlelight Ceremony and Processional at Disneyland is an annual tradition that dates back to almost to the beginning of Disneyland itself. Through the years, as the story of the original Christmas is told, celebrity guests have joined a mass choir and orchestra for this special event. This year, the Disneyland Resort has confirmed the dates for the Candlelight Ceremony. It will be taking place on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th in front of the Main Street Station in Town Square. The news comes through the OC Register.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2019) – Holidays begin here at the Disneyland Resort, and no holiday celebration is complete without themed food and beverage. Adding to the seasonal storytelling this year are new items like the sugar cookie churro, and returning favorites like the holiday dinner pizza. There’s something for everyone to celebrate this Holiday season, from Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020.
Guests visiting Disneyland Resort can use the mobile ordering feature on the Disneyland app* to save time and order some of their favorite holiday treats, from the peppermint Mickey shake at Schmoozies! to the guest-favorite candy cane beignets at the Mint Julep Bar.
All around the resort, guests can make their hearts – and stomachs – happy this holiday season with sweet and savory menu items inspired by different holiday celebrations and favorite Disney characters. More information can be found in the holiday food guide on the Disneyland app and on the Disney Parks Blog.
Disneyland Park Churros
Outdoor Vending Carts
Outdoor Vending Carts
By Mr. DAPs|November 11th, 2019|Categories: DAPs Magic News, Disneyland Resort, Food News, Geek Eats, Guides, Parks, PRESS RELEASE|Tags: 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, Disney, Disney California Adventure, Disney Geek News, Disney News, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Food, Food news, Geek Eats, Press Release|Comments Off
The Walt Disney World Resort today announced the return of the 4-Park Magic Ticket. The ticket returned today and is available at Disneyworld.com/4ParkMagic.
The 4-Park Magic Ticket is $89 per day (plus tax), or $356 total (plus tax). The ticket allows guest to visit each of the four main parks at the Walt Disney World Resort once. It has proven to be quite popular over the years. This time around, guests can upgrade their tickets to include either Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, plus one admission to the new NBA Experience at Disney Springs. This is $40 more (plus tax). It should also be noted that there are lower prices that can be found by visiting Disneyworld.com/4ParkMagic and checking the calendar on that page.
4-Park Magic Ticket Details (per the Disney Parks Blog):
Guests must select a date to begin use of their 4-Park Magic Ticket by September 30, 2020. The ticket then expires 7 days after initial use.
Disneyland Paris gives guests the chance to experience big-screen adventure in real life with an unmissable celebration: Frozen Celebration starting on 11 January 2020.
A New Celebration of the Adventures of Frozen
When it came out in 2013, Frozen became an immediate global phenomenon and the most successful animation film of all time at the box office. The adventures of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven quickly reached Disneyland Paris, and the same will be true for Frozen 2. Fans of every age can take part in a brand-new experience all about their favourite Frozen characters at Disneyland Paris, from 11 to 3 May 2020. During Frozen Celebration at both Disney parks, guests can enjoy an interactive adventure with Anna and Elsa, meet Olaf and watch Frozen characters pass by on a new float.
“Frozen 2: An Enchanted Journey”
Anna and Elsa will wear their new outfits as seen by audiences in Frozen 2. A brand-new float will be unveiled for the occasion as it travels on the Parade Route. It will feature the silhouette of the mysterious Nokk, which audiences will have briefly glimpsed in the trailer. Olaf and Anna will be in an ice canoe and Sven will be at the rear of the float in this spectacular voyage inspired by Frozen 2. They will be surrounded by dazzling dancers and accompanied by the new music from the film.
Walt Disney Studios Park will put on a brand-new show all about the first Frozen film from 17 November 2019 called
“Frozen: A Musical Invitation”. It will be performed several times a day for the Animation Celebration at Walt Disney Studios Park.
Princess Anna will be delighted to invite the audience to celebrate a major premiere with her: Queen Elsa’s famous ice palace opens to everyone for the first time. But before that, she’ll make sure that everyone learns the magic moves for celebrating her sister’s powers.
This happens in Kristoff’s barn – with a typically Norwegian decor – where the characters of Frozen and the audience enjoy a bit of interactive fun. And they’ll also get the chance to see Sven the reindeer for the very first time on a stage at Disneyland Paris. Kristoff will even sing “Reindeers Are Better Than People” live.
Then comes the big moment when Anna invites adults and children to enter a new space opening directly onto a room in Elsa’s palace. When she sings the show-stopping “Let It Go”, Frozen fans are invited to do the moves they have just learned, demonstrating their love for Elsa and the powers that she was afraid to reveal. This shared moment is marked by the song – always sung live – “Love is an Open Door”.
Guests can even meet Olaf at Animation Celebration from 17 November 2019, taking pictures with the adorable snowman from the enchanted forest.
Production facts, figures and anecdotes:
Guests at Walt Disney Studios Park get an exclusive glimpse of the very first images from Frozen 2 from 4 November in Studio Theater. They will see a sneak peek from the new adventures of Anna and Elsa in an immersive environment featuring special effects in a theatre all decked out in the colours of the new film.
*Until 24 November 2019.
Magic Over Lake Disney**: The Frozen Edition
End the day in spectacular fashion on the 24, 27 and 29 January 2020 with “Magic Over Lake Disney *: The Frozen Edition”. The new show is set to make Disneyland Paris sparkle. Head for the shores of Lake Disney to relive amazing, iconic scenes from the Frozen films.
Frozen Year-Round at Disneyland Paris
The beloved characters from the realm of Arendelle are celebrated throughout the day during Frozen Celebration. Every day, the famous Disney Stars on Parade ends on a high note with this blast of chilly air. Elsa uses her magic to make it snow as she passes by, with her sister Elsa and Olaf the adorable snowman looking on.
Any perfect day at Disneyland Paris has to include the Disney Illuminations evening show, performed every day when Disneyland Paris closes. The silhouette of Sleeping Beauty Castle becomes the backdrop for an incredible mapping show featuring favourite scenes from the biggest Disney films. Frozen is there too, with no less than two key sequences, including the epic moment when Elsa sings “Let it Go”. And the crowd often sings along together at this exact moment. How could you not be spellbound by it all?
Frozen also headlines in the Mickey and Magician show at Walt Disney Studios Park*. The audience follow Mickey as he learns magic spells from famous Disney Characters and are dazzled by breath-taking special effects. As they travel through this enchanting world of illusion, guests can meet Mickey and characters from Frozen, Aladdin, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and many more as part of a dream Disney experience.
*Available at Walt Disney Studios from 1 February to 6 September 2020
Shopping and “EATertainment” Experience
Disneyland Paris is the place where magic is real, but that doesn’t end with the attractions and shows. Shopping and eating out are an important part of the experience! Every effort is made to immerse guests in their favourite films, so they can enjoy the adventure to the full and take back memories that will make the magic last far beyond the bounds of our Disney parks.
A unique shopping experience dedicated to Frozen
Disneyland Paris is a shopping destination in its own right, with no fewer than 63 stores in all at the Parks, Disney Village and Hotels. Every store tells a story through the architecture, decor and obviously the product ranges on offer.
A special Frozen collection designed by Disneyland Paris artists
Disneyland Paris has its own product development chain with product manager and designers. They use their expertise to design a huge number of exclusive creations for the souvenir and lifestyle ranges, allowing everyone to prolong the Disneyland Paris experience by bringing home a souvenir of their visit.
Disneyland Paris has actually created its own Disneyland Paris Collection brand, a fashion and lifestyle brand featuring iconic characters from the world of Disney. We have Tinkerbell and Minnie, followed by Elsa, the Snow Queen, who inspired the latest collection on sale from autumn 2019 and on sale at the Disney Fashion store (Disney Village). It will be available from autumn 2019 from the Disney Fashion store in Disney Village.
Illustration is central to the collection, showing Elsa in a series of exclusive designs on cloaks, gloves, jumpers, t-shirts, crop-tops and skirts. There is also a series of accessories so that fans of Frozen can prolong the adventure with a whole range of stylish and magical items.
The Disneyland Paris shopping experience continues at shopDisney.co.uk, the digital shop window of the world of Disney.
Frozen EATertainment at Disneyland Paris
Frozen Celebration is coming to the restaurants at Disneyland Paris – all in the cause of entertainment. Hence the coining of the term “EATertainment”. The pastry and kitchen chefs at Disneyland Paris have put all their creativity and expertise together to create delicious specialities for adults and children.
Frozen will be part of the EATertainment offering at Disneyland Paris with a delicious new range full of fun available from 11 January 2020.
Downtown Disney District Introduces New ‘Let it Glow’ Trees to Light up the Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Experience
ANAHEIM, Calif. – This holiday season, the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is brimming with bold and brightly colored trees, tasty treats, holiday entertainment and unique shopping options for the entire family.
In Discovery Island, guests will find that all the decorations were handmade by the community of artists. At night, guests will find that the rooftops sparkle with dazzling white lights and animal-inspired decorations.
Over the weekend, Freeform gave viewers a sneak peek at the new ‘Rise of the Resistance’ attraction in a television special called ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits.’ The attraction is coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 5 and Disneyland on January 17. It is being billed as 4 rides in 1 will be at least 15 minutes long from start to finish, according to Disney theme park officials.
“Imagine being chased for 15 minutes by Kylo Ren and the First Order. Stormtroopers everywhere. Lightsabers coming at you,” Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said of Rise of the Resistance during a new TV special. “It’s going to be fantastic.”
The new attraction will have guests playing the part of new recruits in the middle of a battle between the villainous First Order and the heroic Resistance in a dangerous off-planet mission. Along the way, the recruits will be captured aboard a Star Destroyer, break out of a First Order detention cell, elude the clutches of Kylo Ren, and escape back to a secret base on the Star Wars planet of Batuu.
The attraction will feature videotaped, holographic and audio-animatronic appearances by some of the characters from the latest Star Wars trilogy. The TV special showed scenes being filmed for ‘Rise of the Resistance’ featuring Daisy Ridley (who plays Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Issac (Poe Dameron), and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).
By Roger Rabbit|October 1st, 2019 | Categories: DAPs Magic News, Disneyland Resort, Parks, Walt Disney World Resort|Tags: Disney, Disney News, Disneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Walt Disney Word|
Castle Transformation Reaches New Stage with Tower Additions Representing Beloved Disney Princess Stories
Castle Transformation Reaches New Stage with Tower Additions Representing Beloved Disney Princess Stories
HONG KONG, August 1, 2019 — The transformation of the iconic castle at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) is set to enter its most important stage yet. Starting today, towers and spires representing 13 stories of beloved Disney Princesses and heroines will be lifted onto the castle base.
Guests will witness the ongoing castle transformation progress on their coming visits to the park. The thematic towers, turrets and spires — each uniquely crafted with individual architectural designs — will appear on the castle, bolstering its historic presence and magical qualities at the very heart of the resort.
Each of these thematic architectural elements are inspired by the stories of our much-loved Disney Princesses — Tiana, Aurora, Ariel, Mulan, Jasmine, Snow White, Moana, Cinderella, Merida, Pocahontas, Belle, Rapunzel — along with Anna and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” — will all have their moment to shine in sequence throughout this summer.
With special attention to the iconic patterns, textures, colors and ornamentation, guests will be able to recognize the individual elements inspired by their favorite Disney heroines, celebrating a sense of diversity, inclusion and unity.
When fully transformed, the iconic castle will stand as a shining beacon of courage, hope and possibility, inspiring all who dare to dream big.
Extended magic with Disney Princess experiences throughout the resort
While the castle transformation is underway, guests will be able to find Disney Princess footprints scattered throughout the theme park. Guests are invited to follow the footsteps and immerse themselves in these beautifully captivating Disney Princess stories.
Storybook Shoppe — Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the castle area (July 1, 2019)
An immersive princess transformation experience awaits young guests as they step into the brand-new Storybook Shoppe — Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the castle area. With the help of a Fairy Godmother-in-Training, aspiring little guests can undergo a royal makeover that will help make their princess dreams come true!
A magical stay in the Cinderella Suite (July 22, 2019)
The fantasy world of Cinderella has come to life at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel with the newly-opened Cinderella Suite at Kingdom Club, featuring an interior decor heavily inspired by the classic tale. Just remember not to leave one of your glass slippers behind as you rush to book your stay at the new themed suite!
Disney Princess pin collection at merchandise shops (Now through December 2019)
Hong Kong Disneyland’s celebration of Disney Princesses is set to continue from now through December 2019, with the launch of two new character pins each month. These exclusive and truly one-of-a-kind pins make for fabulous keepsakes for the most passionate of Disney fans.
By Mr. DAPs| August 2nd, 2019|Categories: DAPs Magic News, Hong Kong Disneyland, Parks, PRESS RELEASE|Tags: Anna, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Castle, Castle Transformation, Cinderella, Disney, Disney News, Elsa, Frozen, Hong Kong Disneyland, Jasmine, Merida, Moana, Mulan, Pocahontas, Press Release, Princess, Rapunzel, reveal, Snow White, Spires, Tiana, Towers
We are just a few months away from all the fun of Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort! Of course, with Halloween Time comes the excitement of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park. When you attend this special ticketed event, you can see “Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade” which will have some exciting new additions to debut this Fall!
This classic parade showcases fan-favorite characters and attractions. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will debut their all-new Halloween costumes as they trick-or-treat their way down Main Street, U.S.A. Of course, what would Halloween be without the ghosts from the Haunted Mansion? See your favorite spooky attraction from Liberty Square represented with a few spirits who may have slipped out of the mansion for the parade!
This year, you can see an all-new unit dedicated to the futuristic fun in Tomorrowland! Designer Edna Mode has created some new looks for the Incredibles to show off as they make their way through the parade route. Following the supers will be Buzz Lightyear and Alien explorers discovering crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float.
Be sure not to miss this parade! There will also be chances to catch your friends from Wreck-it-Ralph, Pirates of the Carribean, and more! It is sure to be a truly spook-tacular event that you will want to see for yourself.
This year will also see the debut of the interactive treat trail in Tomorrowland! Halloween will take over Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and other attractions to make Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party even more magical! We can’t wait to see what it looks like once Halloween time comes around.
This year there will be some new holiday offerings coming to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! A first for the party, some attractions will be receiving some holiday magic for the parties. This should make for a merrier party experience than ever for the Disney guests in attendance. Here is a look at the new holiday offerings that will be coming:
Along with these new holiday attraction overlays, a new holiday fireworks spectacular will be offered at the party. Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks will light up the skies with holiday cheer during each party.
There will also be some returning favorites this year like A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, Club Tinsel, the Disney Junior Jingle Jam and of course Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Couple all of this with the beautiful decorations, complimentary treats, and snow coming down on Main Street, USA.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party begins on November 8 and continues to be offered on select nights through December 22, 2019. Purchase your tickets today for a Christmas in July surprise for those you care about!
**Treat someone you love to a Christmas in July surprise, and get tickets today for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – save $10 when you buy your tickets in advance! The party starts at Magic Kingdom Park on November 8 and is offered select nights through December 22, 2019.**
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