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Disneyland After Dark!

Jan 18, 2018, kicks off the first ever Disneyland After Dark starting with a throwback to the ’50’s and ’60’s event, so dress your best to the resort and experience millions of twinkling lights, swinging tunes from the band and of course, riding your favorite attractions until 1am!

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There will be original attraction posters, commemorative special photo locations as well as a commemorative lanyard and to top it off a vintage park map that will highlight special experiences around the park!

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Tickets for throwback nite will be available on the Disneyland website beginning Nov. 30 for AP Holders and Dec. 7 for the general public! I don’t know about you, but this is a must go event for me which is why I bought my plane tickets already! Will you join the first ever Disneyland After Dark event? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

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Unwrap the Holiday Magic!

This Holiday season Disney Parks around the world will be bringing Holiday magic to the living room. There will be specials on Disney Channel, ABC and Freeform!

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Disney Channel:

From the new Disney Channel series ‘Ravens Home’ Raven Symone and Issac Brown will kick things off with the ‘Disney Parks Presents Disney Channel Holiday Celebration’ beginning Friday Nov. 24 in the DisneyNOW app, can experience the show before it officially appears December 1 8:30-9:30 on the Disney Channel.

There will be performances by Descendants 2 stars Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, along with Andi Mack star Asher Angel and stars from the upcoming DCOM “Zombies” Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly. While Booboo Stewart will give an exclusive tour of Toy Story Land opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios next summer.

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ABC:

Premiering Thursday, November 30th at 9-11pm ET ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’. Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will be hosting this years two hour special from Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

Co Host Jesse Palmer will kick off the holiday season in Disney Magic b showcasing incredible performances by: Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hanson, In Real Life, Jason Derulo, Lea Michele and More! While Disney Parks Christmas Celebrations will have performances by those artists, 98º, Telly Leung, and Arielle Jacobs from Broadway’s Aladdin.

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Freeform:

Disney Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic which will be premiering Dec. 11 at 8pm ET, the hour long special where we can go behind the scenes with the most magical weddings and engagements from a Frozen-inspired wedding at WDW to a surprise engagement at Aulani. Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic will premier December 18 at 8pm ET where we can take a glance at how Disney Parks and Hotels transform for the holiday season.

I am so excited about the holiday season, one of my traditions is watching the Wonderful World of Disney: Holiday Celebration! I get up make some tea, grab the pups and sit and watch! Its my favorite holiday tradition! What are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disneyland Candy Canes 2017!

The famous Disneyland Candy Canes are coming back, if you don’t know why they are so famous and hard to get clock Did You Know: Disneyland Candy Canes! to find out why! If you are interested in getting one of these magical treats here are the dates and places:

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Candy Palace (Disneyland):

  • November: 24, 29
  • December: 1,4,6,8,11,13,15,18,20,24

 

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Trolley Treats (DCA):

  • November: 25, 28
  • December: 2,5,7,9,12,14,16,19,21,25

I suggest getting to the parks early! The better chance to get a wristband and an earlier return time to pick up your candy cane. There is only one wristband per person, two candy canes per guest and your return time will be written on the band. If you do not return at the designated time there is a chance that your candy cane will be up for grabs!

The candy makers only make 3 batches of 40-45 candy canes a day so they will only be available while supplies last! Be sure to check out the history of the candy canes here or in the link above to find out what makes them so magical!

-Dezi

 

 

Disney Updates 2017!

Festival of the Holidays, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Candy Canes and runDisney events…oh my!

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Festival of the Holidays starts Nov. 10-Jan 7, 2018! There will be 12 market kiosks offering amazing holiday dishes from different cultures. There will also be live music, dance and holiday inspired performances like iViva Navida! and Princess Elena’s musical Grand Arrival. Over at Redwood Creek Challenge you can meet the one and only Santa Claus. Also returning is ‘Its a Small World’ Holiday, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, ‘Believe in the Holiday Magic’ Fireworks and World of Color-Season of Light which you can watch while eating some magical holiday treats!

festival-of-holidays-food-and-wine-33If you are an AP holder check out some of the special AP events like; Festival of Holiday Sip and Savor Pass and Specialty Photos at Sonoma Terrace. Along with the Holiday Season come the ever so famous and magical hand pulled Disneyland Candy Canes! They will be returning to Disneyland’s Candy Palace Nov. 24 and DCA’s Trolley Treats Nov. 25 click here for more info!

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Starting Nov. 9-Dec. 22, 2017 at the MK, is the one and only Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! My all time favorite event to attend at WDW. Guests can meet characters decked out for the holiday season. You can watch Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration on the main stage, A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, attend the Holiday Wishes Dessert Packages or fill up on the complimentary Holiday treats like: Snowman soft pretzel, sno-cone, ginger molasses cookie, eggnog, DOVE chocolate, sparkling apple cider, peppermint crunch cookie, Nestle Nesquik, snickerdoodle cookie, hot chocolate and a Santa Claus Cookie!

 

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So many options to choose from from this holiday season and I LOVE it! ON a different note the Superhero Half Marathon Weekend is approaching quickly! Nov. 9-12, 2017 to be exact, and if you have been following the blog you know that this is the last event for a while, during all the construction that is happening and will be happening for Disneyland and DCA. What are you most looking forward to this holiday season and are you participating in the last Disneyland runDisney event? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

13 Nights of Halloween: Haunted Mansion

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some spooky facts about The Haunted Mansion, so here we go!

  1. The Haunted Mansion is the only attraction located in four different lands in four different Disney parks: New Orleans Square at Disneyland, Liberty Square at Walt Disney World, Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland and Frontierland at Disneyland Paris.
  2. Disney legend Claude Coats briefly developed a water version of the Haunted Mansion which guests would float through the ruins of an old plantation house, partially submerged in a Louisiana Bayou.
  3. Imagineers produced the audio-animatronics figures, props and set pieces for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of the Haunted Mansion at the same time, knowing that the Florida attraction would open less than two years after its Anaheim predecessor.
  4. The Ghost Host was originally supposed to take the form of a crow, which was tossed out but you can still find the crow throughout the ride (Disneyland). Paul Frees, the voice of the Ghost Host also provided the voices for Ludwig von Drake, Boris Dadonov, the Pillsbury Doughboy and many of the POTC including the infamous auctioneer.
  5. The infamous mansion wallpaper was created by Imagineer Marc Davis. It was a collaboration between “Museum of the Weird” creator Rolly Crump and Claude Coats.

What is your favorite part about the Haunted Mansion? mine would have to be Haunted Mansion Holiday, it’s my favorite time to ride this amazing and spooky attraction!

-Dezi

13 Nights of Halloween: Disneyland Haul

This trip was well needed. Although it was a quick trip, it felt so long, magical and perfect! The only thing I wanted to do was spend all of my money and ride Haunted Mansion Holiday which I did. So here is everything I bought! I was so excited to get the glow cubes and nearly had a heart attack from the poison apple glow cube because EVERYONE  said it they ran out thankfully the Mint Julep bar and the Red Rose Tavern had some and I was able to collect it!

Aside from the clothes above, I also bought a t-shirt from Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017 and a hat that says ‘Ghost Host’ on the front, and I adore them so much I had them both on and forgot to take a picture of them…What are some things you like collecting when you visit the parks? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

 

13 Nights of Halloween: Disneyland?!

It’s time to hang up my adulting jacket and trade it in for my AP, which has been sitting nicely in my wallet collecting cobwebs.  If you haven’t guessed it, I booked a last minute trip to the one and only happiest place on earth Disneyland! All this school and homework is slowly nipping away at me, so why not pull out the old AP and take a spontaneous trip to Disneyland…it’s reasonable! So here are my top 5 things I can’t wait to get my hands on or do when I get there!

1.Glow Things

I am obsessed with glowy stuff, so I can’t wait to get a cars jack-o-lantern, the headless horseman straw clip, and the poison apple!

2.Buckets, Pins, and Steins! Oh MY! 

Oogie Boogie is one of my favorite characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas so I am going to try and get his popcorn bucket. I also would love to pick up some Halloween party pin of the headless horseman and some Nightmare before Christmas surprise packs. I would also love to bring home the poison apple stein because I have been wanting it for years!

3.Shirts

I want to get my hands on some Halloween park merch, so some t-shirts. Also even though it’s not Christmas I really want one of the Christmas shirts they just released because I fell in love.

4.Food

You cant go to Disneyland without a long list of holiday foods to try and even though I am not feeling the best, Disney food is magical! I would like to get the Mummy Maccarone, CARacchnoid pot pie, dreamsicle beignets, slow burnin’ mac and cheese, and green apple spell lemonade boba.

5.Rides

Holiday overlay rides for me are a must, so I’m looking forward to Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and of course GOTG: Monsters After Dark!

What is your favorite Holiday thing to do at the parks? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

 

DOGtober 2017: Day 13

Starting in two days on Oct. 15, dogs are welcomed at these four  Walt Disney World Hotels:

  • Art of Animation Resort $50/night
  • Port Orleans Riverside Resort $50/night
  • Yacht Club Resort $75/night
  • Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night

Guests are allowed a maximum of two dogs per room, and each guest will have access to pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas. During the dog lovers check in our furry friends will receive a Plutos Welcome Kit that includes:

  • A mat
  • Bowls
  • Pet ID tag
  • Plastic disposable bags
  • Puppy pads
  • Pluto’s “Do Not Disturb” sign to notify the staff that a pet is in the room.

Disney also has a partnership with Best Friends Petcare which is an on property full-service pet facility that assists with pet daycare and other pet services (fees apply). Pets will be allowed to stay in guests rooms but expected to be well behaved, on a leash in public resort areas and of course adequately vaccinated. Also, pet merchandise will soon be coming to the participating resorts!

Not being able to have a dog-friendly hotel was my only complaint about visiting WDW, and now I can go more often and not have to find a babysitter for my little love bugs because they will be with me in my hotel room! They have already experienced five years of Disneyland trips and now get to enjoy all of our WDW trips too! What are your thoughts about this new change? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Retirement: Oscar Martinez

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The longest working cast member at the Disneyland Resort announced he is retiring today Sept. 27, 2017. Oscar has been an outstanding cast member since 1956, 60 and half years of magic. He began his career at the Fantasyland quick service location and made his way to Carnation Cafe where he has been working for the past 50 years.

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Oscar is famous not only for his stories about working with Walt but for his potatoes which are named after him on the menu. Shortly after his 60th anniversary at the park, Oscar was presented with an award special for him. Thank you for bringing that little extra magic to the park, I hope your retirement brings you new adventures!

-Dezi

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