All-Night Extravaganza Party Returns to Magic Kingdom Memorial Day Weekend 2014

One of the most popular Walt Disney World events of 2013 was when the Magic Kingdom stayed open for 24 hours, and Disney Parks has announced they will be doing it again this Memorial Day Weekend.

They made the announcement via a tweet that really did contain 140 characters…Disney characters, that is.

Disney Character Hashtag

Billed as the “Rock Your Disney Side Party,” both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Resort in California will be open from 6am on Friday, May 23 to 6am on Saturday, May 24 (local park time).

Guests attending are encouraged to “show their Disney side” by dressing for event as their favorite Disney hero or villain. The celebration on both coasts will also showcase the good vs. evil of classic Disney stories, including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise and special food and beverage offerings.

Last year’s event drew a lot of people to the parks, so be prepared for the crowds if you go.

Are you looking forward to attending? If so, will you dress up and what character will you embody?

As a bonus, here is a video of the Disney characters gathering for the announcement, courtesy of Disney Parks:

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Walt Disney World Will Be Getting ‘Frozen’ This November

Frozen at EpcotStarting this November, guests will be able to meet the fearless heroine Anna and her sister Elsa from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated film Frozen in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.

Nearby, a new gallery exhibit will explore how the culture and beauty of Norway inspired the film’s creators. The characters from Frozen will also appear in “Celebrate the Magic,” the nighttime projection show that transforms Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.

In the movie, fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Contributing voices to the film are Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel.

Frozen, from the creators of Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, arrives in theaters on November 27.

True Love Week Arrives at Walt Disney World for Limited Time Magic Event February 11-17, 2013

As its fifth Limited Time Magic event, Walt Disney World will bring True Love Week to its parks from February 11 through 17, 2013.

mk-truelovelmtdtimemgcLove is in the air at Walt Disney World Resort as fairytale princesses find true love with their princes, and “happily ever after” becomes reality.

Special sweetheart-themed decor will adorn the Magic Kingdom, and at dusk, hues of pink, red, lavender, and blue will bathe Cinderella Castle, with themed lighting synced to musical melodies, adding to the ambiance.

Guests can enjoy a romantic dinner with specially-created menus at:

  • Artist Point (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort)
  • The Wave…of American Flavors (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • Hollywood Brown Derby (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)

To book visit Disneyworld.com or call 407-WDW-DINE.

There will also be opportunities to have photos taken with famous Disney couples. In Town Square Theater you may find Mickey and Minnie, Aurora with Phillip or Rapunzel and Flynn. Mary Poppins joins Bert in Fantasyland, while Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana meet guests in the Enchanted Glade in Liberty Square.

Even without the characters, romantic photo ops will abound, from Cinderella’s Glass Coach in New Fantasyland to The Rose Garden in Central Plaza.

And let’s not forget all the Valentine’s-themed merchandise that will be on sale all over the park.

For more information on Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World, visit LimitedTimeMagic.com.

[Photo courtesy Walt Disney World/David Roark, photographer]

Magic Kingdom Hosts Countdown to Super Sunday Limited Time Magic Event February 1-9

mk-supersundayIn honor of Super Bowl weekend, Walt Disney World’s fourth Limited Time Magic event will be Countdown to Super Sunday, running from Feb 1 through 9, 2013.

Starting today (Feb 1), you’ll be able to se a pre-parade celebration, just prior to the daily “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade at the Magic Kingdom. It features Disney football star Goofy, cheerleaders, Central Florida youth football champions, and other character favorites. This will happen through Sunday, February 3.

On Feb 4, Magic Kingdom will host the annual ticker-tape parade down Main Street, U.S.A., featuring a member of the winning Super Bowl team.

Cosmic Ray’s in the park will also have special Super Sunday menu items from February 1 through 9, including “Soup-er Bowls” of lobster bisque and tomato basil bisque.

For more information on Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World, visit LimitedTimeMagic.com.

Long Lost Friends Week Comes to Magic Kingdom During Limited Time Magic Event January 21 – 27, 2013

disney-robinhoodWalt Disney World has announced their third Limited Time Magic event for 2013, and it will be a Long Lost Friends Week at Magic Kingdom.

From January 21 through 27, rare classic Disney characters will return to the park.

You’ll be able to have photo ops with characters not often seen at Walt Disney World, like Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, and the Three Little Pigs.

For more information on Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World, visit LimitedTimeMagic.com.

Today Show Hosts Run 2011 Walt Disney World Half-Marathon

So what do you do if you’ve run the New York City Marathon? If you’re Today Show’s Al Roker and Meredith Vieira, you come to Orlando to run in the 2011 Walt Disney World Half-Marathon.

The two got up in the early morning hours yesterday, and were joined by their co-worker, Today Show’s Natalie Morales, to run the annual 13.1-mile race.

Here the trio are pre-race with a few Disney characters to cheer them on.


[Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World/Matt Stroshane]

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