Walt Disney World Announces Entertainment & Attraction Schedules for ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ 24-Hour Event

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Walt Disney World Resort will be kicking off the ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ with a 24-hour event on May 22-23 at the Magic Kingdom, hosted by Olaf from Disney’s animated hit “Frozen.”

The Magic Kingdom will be open 24 hours to guests from 6 am to 6am, Friday May 22 to Saturday, May 23 2015. We’ve got a the full schedule of attraction operating hours, entertainment line-up and transportation timetables to help plan your trip.

Be sure to check with the times guide once inside the park for any last minute changes.

Coolest Summer Ever – Magic Kingdom 24 Hour Event Schedule

Entertainment

Welcome Show
Friday: 5:50am, Main Entrance

Flag Raising
Friday: 6:30am, Town Square

Flag Retreat
Friday: 5pm, Town Square

#INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty
Friday: 9:30am to 2:20pm, Tomorrowland

Disney’s Up All Night Dance Party
Saturday: 2am – 5:45am, Cinderella Castle hub

A Frozen Fantasy Pre-parade to the Main Street Electrical Parade
Friday: 10:45pm and Saturday: 12:45am

Frontierland Dance Party
Saturday: 2am – 5:30am, Frontierland

Disney Channel Club Chill 
Friday: 4:30pm to 11pm, Tomorrowland

Frozen Movie Screening
Saturday: 12am – 5am, Tomorrowland

Move It!, Shake It!, Dance and Play It!
Friday: 9:30am, 5:40pm, Main Street, U.S.A.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
Friday: 12pm and 3pm, Parade Route
Disney Channel Grand Marshals appearing in the 3pm parade.

Celebrate the Magic
Friday: 8:45pm, 9:45pm, Saturday 12:15am, Main Street, U.S.A.

Wishes
Friday: 9pm

Main Street Electrical Parade
Friday: 11pm
Saturday: 1am

Kiss Goodnight
Saturday: 5:45am Railroad Station Main Street, U.S.A.

Character Meet and Greets

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Pluto – Intermittently 7:00am–2:00pm
  • Snow White – Intermittently 7:00am–2:00pm
  • Marie – Intermittently 9:30am–2:00pm
  • Aurora – Intermittently12:30pm–6:30pm
  • Town Square Theater
    Mickey Mouse – 6:00am–6:00am
    Tinker Bell – 6:00am–6:00am

Adventureland

  • Aladdin and Jasmine – Intermittently 9:30am–6:00pm

Frontierland

  • Woody and Jessie from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” Exit of Splash Mountain – Intermittently 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale – Intermittently 8:30am–1:00pm Liberty Square
  • Characters from “The Princess and the Frog” Liberty Square bridge – Intermittently 6:30am–8:00pm

Fantasyland

  • Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto – 6:00am–6:00am
  • Gaston – Intermittently 10:00am–6:00pm
  • Merida from Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Fairytale Garden – Intermittently 9:15am–6:15pm
  • Pete’s Silly Sideshow – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy – 8:00am–11:00pm
  • Princess Fairytale Hall – Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” – 6:00am–6:00am, Cinderella and Rapunzel – 6:00am–6:00am

Tomorrowland

  • Buzz Lightyear – Intermittently 9:00am–5:45pm
  • Stitch – Intermittently 6:30am–2:15pm

Attraction Hours

FastPass+ will be available from 6am to 3am.

Adventureland

  • Jungle Cruise – 6am to 6am
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin – 6am to 6am
  • Pirates Adventure – 6am to 6am
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – 6am to 4:30am
  • Swiss Family Treehouse – 6am to 6am
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room – 6am to 6am

Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 6am to 6am
  • Country Bear Jamboree – 6am to 6am
  • Splash Mountain – 6am to 5am
  • Tom Sawyer Island – 8am to approx 7:30pm

Fantasyland

  • Ariel’s Grotto – 6am to 6am
  • Casey Jr Splash n Soak Station – 6am to 6am
  • Dumbo – 6am to 2am and 4:30am to 6am
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle – 6am to 6am
  • “it’s a small world” – 6am to 3:30am
  • Mad Tea Party – 6am to 11:15pm and 3am to 6am
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic – 6am to 6am
  • Peter Pan’s Flight – 6am to 5am
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel – 6am to 6am
  • Princess Fairytale Hall – 6am to 6am
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 6am to 6am
  • The Barnstormer – 6am to 10pm and 2:30am to 4:30am
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – 6am to 6am
  • Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid – 6am to 4:30am

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Riverboat – 10am to 8pm and 9:30pm to 12am
  • The Haunted Mansion – 6am to 4:30am
  • The Hall of Presidents – 6am to 6am

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom – 6am to 6am
  • Town Square Theater – 24 hours
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – 6am to 8pm and 9:30pm to 6am

Tomorrowland

  • Astro Orbiter – 6am to 6am
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – 6am to 5am
  • Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor – 9am to 6am
  • Space Mountain – 6am to 3:30am
  • Stitch’s Great Escape! – 6am to 6am
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – 6am to 6am
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – 6am to 6am
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress – 6am to 6am

Food and Beverage

Quick Service Restaurants

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant – 6:30am to 2:30pm
  • Casey’s Corner – 6am to 6am
  • Columbia Harbor House – 10am to 2am
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – 9am to 5:30am
  • The Diamond Horseshoe – 11am to 3pm
  • Tomorrowland Terrace – 11am to 3:30pm
  • Tortuga Tavern – 10am to 12am
  • Pinocchio Village Haus – 10am to 2:00am
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe – 9:30am to 3am

Table Service Restaurants

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant – 2:30pm to 12am
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table – 7am to 11:30pm
  • The Crystal Palace – 6:15am to 12am
  • The Diamond Horseshoe – 4:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Liberty Tree Tavern – 11:30am to 10:30pm
  • Plaza Restaurant – 11am to 3am
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant – 11:30am to 10:30pm

Snacks

  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – 11am to 3am
  • Aloha Isle – 9:30am to 3am
  • Cheshire Cafe – 6am to 5am
  • Cool Ship – 10am to 5am
  • Friar’s Nook – 6am to 5am
  • Gaston’s Tavern – 6am to 6:00am
  • Golden Oak Outpost – 10:30am to 3am
  • The Lunching Pad – 6am to 6am
  • Main Street Bakery – 6am to 6am
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – 6am to 6am
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market – 9am to 9pm
  • Sleepy Hollow – 6am to 6am
  • Storybook Treats – 11am to 6am
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace – 7am to 5am
  • Westward Ho – 6am to 6am

Breakfast Locations

Friday and Saturday

Main Street Bakery
Casey’s Corner
Cheshire Cafe
Sunshine Tree Terrace
Sleepy Hollow
Liberty Square Market
Westward Ho

Friday Only

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Saturday Only from 2am

Cosmic Ray’s – Hot breakfast sandwich
Friar’s Nook
Lunching Pad – Breakfast dog

Transportation

From Walt Disney World Resort hotels, bus transportation is set to begin at 5:15am on Friday, continuing through the entire 24 hour event.

Resort watercraft operation begins at 5:15am.

If you are arriving by car, the Transportation and Ticket Center parking lot will be opening at 4:30am on Friday, with Ferry service beginning at 5:15am.

The Resort monorail will be operating from 5:15am on Friday to 3am on Saturday, then from 5:30am on Saturday to 2am on Sunday

The Express monorail will be operating from 5:20am on Friday to 6:30am on Saturday.

The Epcot monorail will be operating from 8am on Friday to 6:30am on Saturday, then from 9:00am on Saturday to 11pm on Saturday.

A “Dream” Come True! The Dream Store Returns to D23 EXPO 2015

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Bursting with D23 EXPO 2015-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles, accessories, books, and more, the D23 EXPO 2015 Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true. Highlights include:

Official D23 EXPO Merchandise—Disney fans can take home a piece of the magic from this year’s Expo, with an assortment of official D23 EXPO 2015 merchandise including tees, fleece, baseball caps, novelty headwear, D-Tech, jewelry, drinkware, souvenirs, accessories, pins, and Vinylmation™. And for the first time, guests can bring home a selfie party-pack inspired by a few of our favorite Disney characters, as well as an “R4-D23″ droid and Princess Kneesaa the Ewok plush. D23 EXPO Tip: Look for a specially themed Walt’s Kingdom collection.

Disney Theme Park Merchandise: Showcasing some of its newest releases and exclusive offerings from ACME Archives Limited, ALEX AND ANI, Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Stephen Cargile, Bob Elias, Collector’s Choice, Disney Design Group, Disney Dream Collection, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Disney Parks│PANDORA, Dooney & Bourke, HARVEYS, Ink & Paint Artists, Rob Kaz, Jerrod Maruyama, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, James Mulligan, Rick O’Brien, Robert Olszewski, Maggie Parr, Mike Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Tim Rogerson, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Michelle St.Laurent, Yakovetic, and more.

ALEX AND ANI will debut several new styles at D23 EXPO 2015. Fans can expect a variety of jewelry designs featuring everyone’s favorite, Mickey Mouse, and a very special “Celebrate” wrap.

Disney Dream Collection and D23 EXPO-Exclusive Jewelry: Guests can enjoy a sparkling selection of fine jewelry created for the Disneyland Resort Celebration.

HARVEYS—Created especially for D23 EXPO 2015, this new collection features historical “A, B, and C Ticket Media” on some of their most popular silhouettes.

Dream Store Autograph Sessions—Disney fans will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors, artists, Disney Legends, and other notable celebrities inside the Dream Store. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 EXPO Mobile App (available later this summer) and daily at the D23 EXPO Dream Store.

Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23EXPO.comwww.DisneyParksBlog.comwww.DisneyParksMerchandise.com and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23.”

D23 Launches the First Fanniverary Home Edition – Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Lady and the Tramp

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 D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing its popular Fanniversary event into the homes of members and Disney fans around the world, with Fanniversary Home Edition. This year’s inaugural home event celebrates the 60th anniversary of Disney’s classic canine love story Lady and the Tramp. Fans can join the fun by visiting D23.com/D23Fanniversary.

Starting May 29, guests can begin preparing for the party by downloading invitations, decorations, crafts, games, and even a traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe provided by the talented chefs of The Chew.

Then from June 12–14 it’s time to party! Throughout the weekend, D23 will unveil new and classic content on D23.com about the animated favorite, including:

  • A new video featuring original artwork from the Animation Research Library
  • A series of the original “Scamp” comics
  • A gallery of Lady and the Tramp items from the Walt Disney Archives
  • Features full of fun facts about the film, including a piece by Disney music historian Randy Thornton looking at the development of the movie’s beloved songs
  • A story on Walt Disney’s own dogs and how they influenced some of his movies

Plus, fans are encouraged to join the conversation on D23’s social media using the hashtag #D23Fanniversary (follow “DisneyD23” on all platforms). One of the many downloadables will be a “selfie station” where fans can pose as the film’s canine couple enjoying a plate of pasta at Tony’s Restaurant, and then upload their shots on social media. Throughout the weekend, D23 also invites fans to post “Dogglegangers”—photos of their own pooches who look like the dynamic dogs from the film—and share stories of dogs they have adopted.

Fans are encouraged to watch the beloved film all weekend long. And for those who would like to watch as one big group, at 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 13, D23 encourages fans around the world to hit “play” on their DVD, Blu-ray, or digital device to kick off the largest Lady and the Tramp viewing party ever. Follow on Twitter, as D23 will be live tweeting out fun facts, commentary, and questions for the audience.

Lady and the Tramp, which had its premiere on June 16, 1955, tells the story of Lady, a young cocker spaniel from a “respectable” home, who falls in love with Tramp, a mutt who lives in the railroad yards. The idea for the film came from a short story by Ward Greene entitled “Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog.” The film stars such voice talents as Barbara Luddy as Lady; Larry Roberts as Tramp; and Peggy Lee as Darling, the Siamese cats, and Peg, the show dog.

Disney Cruise Line Returning to New York, Miami and Galveston in 2016

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In the fall of 2016, Disney Cruise Line will return to New York for a limited time with sailings to the Bahamas that include a visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. New seven-night Caribbean cruises from Miami and a return to Galveston, Texas round out the season.

Bookings for the new itineraries open to the public on May 20, 2015. More details can be found on the Itineraries and Ports for 2016 page of disneycruise.com.

Return to New York

On Oct. 7, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on an eight-night Bahamian cruise that includes stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay; Nassau, Bahamas; and Port Canaveral, Florida, which is located just one hour from the Walt Disney World Resort.

On Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on seven-night cruises that stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral.

Adding to the magic on each of these Bahamian cruises will be the opportunity to visit the Walt Disney World Resort when the ship stops at nearby Port Canaveral. Each guest on these sailings will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation for the short trip between the ship and the resort.

On Oct. 2, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on a five-night cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. In these charming Canadian ports, guests can soak in splendid natural vistas, explore historic sites, visit quaint cafes and shops, and browse Canada’s oldest farmer’s market.

New Seven-night Cruises from Miami

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to enjoy a season of seven-night voyages from Miami to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. On Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from Miami to the Western Caribbean including Key WestGrand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay.

On Nov. 27 and Dec. 11, the Disney Magic will sail to the Eastern Caribbean including Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay. On Dec. 23, the Disney Magic will sail to Tortola, San Juan and Castaway Cay.

Additional Miami sailings include a four-night Bahamas cruise departing on Nov. 16, a five-night Bahamas cruise departing on Dec. 18, and a six-night Western Caribbean cruise departing on Dec. 30, 2016. Each sailing will include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Return to Galveston

In late 2016, Disney Cruise Line returns to Texas with a line up of seven-night itineraries, including Bahamian sailings that stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. On Nov. 18Nov. 25Dec. 9Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, 2016, the Disney Wonder will sail on a seven-night Bahamian itinerary from Galveston to Key West, Castaway Cay and Nassau.

On Dec. 2, the Disney Wonder will sail on a seven-night Caribbean itinerary from Galveston to FalmouthGrand Cayman and Cozumel. On Dec. 16, the Disney Wonder will sail from Galveston on a seven-night cruise to Cozumel, Costa Maya and Grand Cayman. Two four-night sailings to Cozumel on Nov. 10 and Nov. 14, round up the sailings from Galveston.

Most of the late 2016 cruises include either Halloween or winter-holiday events that bring special entertainment, activities and decor to the Disney Cruise Line ships.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

New Wilderness Lodge Bay Lake DVC Cabins Being Planned

From DVCNews.com

Disney’s filings with the South Florida Water Management District continue to provide early insight into construction work planned at Walt Disney World–specifically additions coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

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Shoreline diagram with cabins marked in red

The latest filings show what appear to be 26 cabin-like structures positioned along the shore of Bay Lake.  Similar to the new bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, these appear to be elite, stand-alone buildings with plush accommodations…and likely high point requirements to boot.

The northernost grouping of 12 cabins will face in the general direction of the Magic Kingdom and have some view of the late night fireworks display.

For months rumors have been swirling that Disney Vacation Club was prepared to expand its presence at the Wilderness Lodge.  The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge debuted in 2001 as the third timehsare property at Walt Disney World and fifth location overall.  Today it remains the smallest DVC resort within the Central Florida theme park complex.

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These filings seemingly confirm the addition of bungalow-like structures at the Wilderness Lodge, along with an expansion of the quiet pool located near the villa wing.  Documentation also suggest that additional food and beverage outlets are planned along with other recreation facilities.

Numerous permits have been filed for work throughout the Wilderness Lodge property,  Dates included on that paperwork indicates the renovations will run into 2018.

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Complete List of Special Eats for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-Hour Event

The countdown is on for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-Hour event, May 22-23. In addition to the cupcakes and drinks I recently shared on the Disney Parks Blog, I’ve compiled the ultimate foodie guide to specialty food offerings during the 24-Hour event at the Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland park

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

  • Disneyland Diamond Celebration Cupcake

DL Carnation Country Fried Chicken

Carnation Café

  • Country-fried Chicken Sandwich with honey-mustard coleslaw on brioche bun

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Diamond Anniversary Ice Cream Sandwich: choice of ice cream between two sugar cookies
  • Ice cream sundae served in a souvenir kitchen sink

Plaza Inn

  • Fried Chicken and Waffles

Village Haus Restaurant

  • Flatbread Special with buffalo chicken, Serrano chile slices and chipotle aioli

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port

  • Supernova Pizza Special with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, salami, chorizo, chicken sausage, bacon, pepperoncini and seasoned parmesan

Stage Door Café

  • Mocha Chip Funnel Cake

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

  • Street Taco Trio – three street-style tacos with beef, chicken or carnitas on soft corn tortillas garnished with cilantro and onion, topped with salsa verde served with rice and beans

French Market Restaurant

  • Creamy Corn Chowder – garnished with roasted corn and black eyed peas, maque choux in a sourdough bread boule
  • Slow-Roasted Louisiana Beef Stew – simmered with seasoned carrots, peas, red potatoes and mushrooms in a sourdough bread boule
  • Market French Dip – thinly-sliced slow-roasted beef with crispy onion straws on a potato roll with a side of handmade Cajun chips and au jus
  • N’Awlins Salad – lettuce medley, julienned yams, Granny Smith apples, caramelized pecans, lentils, tart cherries and a sweet citrus vinaigrette
  • Royal Street Chicken Caesar Salad – crispy romaine lettuce, citrus chicken, parmesan cheese, croutons with a traditional Caesar dressing
  • Shrimp Po’Boy – popcorn shrimp, mayonnaise, sliced tomato, shredded lettuce seasoned with vinegar and oil, served on a toasted potato roll with house-made potato chips and fruit

Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • Creole-brined Bone-in Pork Chop served with roasted garlic Boursin-mashed potatoes, sautéed baby spinach, champagne pear coulis and tomato relish

Café Orleans

  • Bananas Foster French Toast – thick-cut brioche bread battered and grilled then topped with fresh caramelized bananas and rich caramel sauce, served with bacon

Tomorrowland Terrace

  • Breakfast Burrito (available from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.)

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Pulled Pork Hot Dog with citrus slaw, fried jalapenos and fresh cilantro

Disney California Adventure park

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café

  • Disneyland Diamond Celebration Cupcake

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • S’mores Bar – vanilla or chocolate ice cream bar dipped in milk or dark chocolate with fluff drizzle and graham cracker crumbs

Award Wieners

  • “The Insomniac” – bacon, egg and sausage dog with pepper jack cheese, topped with a maple crunch

Wine Country Trattoria

  • Surf & Turf – roasted lobster tail and grilled sirloin, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and demi-glace
    Special two-course, prix fixe breakfast menu from 12-1:45 a.m. with reserved seating for a special 3 a.m. showing of “World of Color.”

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • Steamed chicken and vegetable dumpling bowl served with rice, vegetables and rice wine vinegar dipping sauce

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Barbecued pulled pork and slaw cone

Ariel’s Grotto

  • Special 2-course, prix fixe breakfast menu from 12-1:45 a.m. with reserved seating for a special 3 a.m. showing of “World of Color.”

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Mac and cheese pizza – crispy pizza topped with sun-dried tomato sauce, crispy bacon, mozzarella and creamy mac and cheese, topped with bacon pesto

For reservations, visit Disneyland.com/dine or call 714-781-DINE.

Walt Disney World Announces New Retail and Dining Experiences Coming to Disney Springs

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Since unveiling plans for Disney Springs, Disney has been sharing regular updates as they reimagine and reinvent this corner of the Walt Disney World Resort. Today, they share the names of 13 new high-profile tenants coming to the area, including fashion retailers Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and UNIQLO.

Here’s a list of the 13 new retail and dining experiences announced for Disney Springs:

RETAIL

  • Zara
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • UNIQLO
  • PANDORA
  • UGG
  • L’Occitaine en Provence
  • Edward Beiner

DINING

  • Edison
  • Sprinkles
  • Blaze Pizza
  • Vivoli Gelateria
  • Tea Traders by Joffrey’s Tea

When work is completed in 2016, Disney Springs will have expanded to more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The area will include four distinct, outdoor neighborhoods with a high-quality, diverse mix of retailers – including premium, affordable luxury and fast fashion options – and sophisticated restaurants.

Walt Disney World Announces Entertainment Experiences for “Coolest Summer Ever” 24-Hour Event

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Next week, Magic Kingdom Park is going to stay open from 6 a.m. Friday, May 22, to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 23, to celebrate the beginning of the “Coolest Summer Ever!” And everyone’s favorite snowman Olaf is inviting you to “Snow Your Disney Side” with a whole day (and night) full of magic.

In addition to all your usual favorite characters and shows at the park, our Creative Entertainment team is also pulling together a full roster of amazing, unique entertainment experiences that will definitely make this day one of the coolest ever!

  • The extravaganza kicks off with some very special appearances in the Welcome Show as Anna, Elsa, Kristoffand Olaf join the rest of the gang welcoming everyone into the park.
  • A Flag Raising ceremony will be held at dawn in Town Square, featuring the Reedy Creek Honor Guard.
  • Some of your favorite stars from Disney Channel will be joining us as Grand Marshals for the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at 3 p.m.
  • Over in Tomorrowland, Disney Channel Club Chill takes over Rockettower Plaza Stage from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with DJ Frost leading a dance party with music videos from Disney Channel stars and sneak peeks of upcoming Disney Channel Original Movies “Teen Beach 2” and “Descendants.”
  • Once things cool down in Tomorrowland, Rockettower Plaza switches gears for sing-along screenings of Disney’s “Frozen” from midnight – 4 a.m.
  • There’s even more “Frozen” fun in store, when Olaf, Kristoff, Anna and Elsa put Magic Kingdom Park “on ice” with pre-parade appearances just ahead of the 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. performances of the Main Street Electrical Parade.
  • Looking to dance the night away? You can join some of your Disney pals – all dressed in their PJs – at one of two late-night dance parties. Kick up your heels at the Frontierland Dance Party, near Country Bear Jamboree, from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. At Cinderella Castle, Disney’s “Up All Night” Dance Party keeps things hopping from 2:00 a.m. – 5:45 a.m. with awesome DJ, stiltwalkers and lots of fun party people!
  • As that 24th hour comes to a close, make your way to Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A., for a special finale moment with Mickey and the gang that you won’t want to miss.

Live Magic Cam Feed Returns for 24 Hour ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ Event at the Magic Kingdom

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Walt Disney World will again be letting guests at home join in the fun from this year’s 24 hour Magic Kingdom event with a live Magic Cam feed.

The live cam, usually is positioned on the Main Street U.S.A. train station balcony, providing a live video feed of the day’s events and entertainment.

The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ 24 hour event takes place from 6 am to 6am Friday May 22 to Saturday May 23 2015.

Adventures by Disney Adds More Danube River Cruises

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Last month Adventures by Disney launched all-new river cruise itineraries for 2016. These itineraries were so popular with our guests that now we’re excited to announce two additional river cruise vacations on the Danube river in Europe, sailing on August 4, 2016, as well as a special holiday-themed departure on December 15, 2016!

Sailing with AmaWaterways, the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise vacation offers families the opportunity to discover Europe in a unique and immersive way, while visiting iconic locations and wondrous sites in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

On these 8-day, 7-night vacations, guests will experience the captivating culture and authenticity each European country and city has to offer, while only having to unpack once. Whether sliding down a mineshaft in Salzburg, sipping wine from local vineyards in Melk or even learning a traditional Austrian dance, guests will be in awe of the beauty and adventures each destination offers. With countless activities and sights to see, these river cruise vacations offer maximum port time for exploration.

For more information on Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise itineraries, visit AdventuresbyDisney.com.