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Plant-Based Dining Expanding at Disney Parks Restaurants

For years, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has been industry leaders when it comes to special diets. Whether a dietary restriction, food allergy or even a lifestyle diet, the chefs go above and beyond to ensure your needs are met. Click here for more information on dietary restrictions.

Now, Disney Parks has announced that hundreds of plant-based dishes will be added to the menus at both Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts! These fun and flavorful options will be coming first to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida (Oct. 1 for quick service locations and Oct. 3 for table service locations) and later in spring 2020 at the Disneyland® Resort. All of the major Disney-owned quick service and table service restaurants will have at least one offering which will be easily identifiable by a new plant-based menu icon designation.

Not quite sure what a plant-based dish is? It’s a meal made with ingredients like vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains, nuts, and seeds – and made without animal meat, eggs, dairy, or honey! As just a taste of what’s to come, some of the upcoming dishes include Steamed Asian Dumplings, Shiriki Noodle Salad, Felucian Garden Spread, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl and Plant-Based Cashew Cheesecake.

For more information on dietary needs or requests, contact your Magic Maker®

Late 2019 Savings at Disneyland® Resort

Whether you’re looking for frightful fun or beloved holiday traditions, ’tis the season to visit the Disneyland® Resort! This year, Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort runs Sep. 6 to Oct. 31 followed by the Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort from Nov. 8, to Jan. 6. Regardless of which holiday you choose, you’ll find limited-time seasonal fun, food, and Instagram-worthy holiday décor throughout the entire resort.

Offer Details:

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room type at the same hotel for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights from Oct. 13 through Dec. 19, 2019. Book from Sep. 12 through Dec. 5, 2019; travel must be completed by Dec. 20, 2019. Room types included in this offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Disney Destinations News from the D23 Expo

Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, 25, 2019, fans of The Walt Disney Company flocked to the D23 Expo Anaheim Convention Center in beautiful Southern California to celebrate everything Disney – past, present and future!

During every D23 Expo, we find out additional details around yet-to-be-announced and highly-anticipated attractions and experiences coming to Disney Destinations! The Sneak Peek Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at the 2019 D23 Expo was no exception, providing us with many great details!

Below is the latest Disney Destinations news from the D23 Expo.

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Holidays Shine Bright at the Disneyland® Resort

It is almost that time of year again!  From November 9, 2019 to January 6, 2020, the Disneyland® Resort transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! Here is just some of the holiday fun you can expect this year at the Disneyland® Resort. We’ll keep you updated on any future holiday announcements!

At Disneyland® Park:

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular return to the holiday lineup.
  • Also returning is “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday!

At Disney California Adventure® Park:

  • Santa and his elves will greet guests at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • Residents of Cars Land get into the spirit of the holidays with special decorations and holiday overlay turning two of the land’s popular attractions into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Festival of the Holidays returns as a showcase of diverse cultural holiday celebrations like Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. In addition to the always popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! offerings, the festival will feature marketplaces serving internationally-inspired food and beverage.
  • As an ending to a perfect day in the park, “World of Color – Season of Light” will wow guests with this holiday-themed show.

Start planning your escape to the Disneyland® Resort for the holidays!

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Attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Late Summer 2019 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Make the most of the last days of Summer with a visit to the Disneyland® Resort! Live your adventure on the planet Batuu in a galaxy far, far away at the all-new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disneyland® Park. Explore Pixar Pier  at Disney California Adventure® Park where beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life and take a ride on its two new attractions – Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.

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Extend Your Summer Room Offer: Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sun. through Thu. nights from Jul. 23 through Sep. 26, 2019. Book now through Sep. 25, 2019; travel must be completed by Sep. 27, 2019. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens on January 17, 2020

By |2019-09-12T12:21:01-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Disney News, Disneyland News, Disneyland Specials|0 Comments

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Announced for Disney California Adventure® Park

Disneyland® Resort in Southern California has announced details for Halloween Time taking place Sep. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.

During Halloween Time, the entire Disneyland® Resort area is decorated for the most be-witching time of the year. Several attractions are slated to receive their always popular holiday overlays, including The Haunted Mansion, Guardians of the Galaxy, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Halloween Screams nighttime spectacular will return nightly to Disneyland® Park, with fireworks added to the show on select nights. In Disney California Adventure® Park, Plaza de la Familia will return to Paradise Gardens Park to celebrate the spirit of Día de los Muertos.  And throughout the resorts, you’ll find creepy keepsakes and witch-worthy snacks to celebrate the season.

New for 2019 to the Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort offerings is Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. This special-ticketed event allows guests young and old to don a costume and trick-or-treat in Anaheim’s ultimate neighborhood, the Disney California Adventure® Park! You’ll even see the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow make his spooky ride through the park each night of the party! Highlights of the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party include:

  • A new World of Color show called “Villainous!”
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail transformation by Disney villains
  • Immersive Treat Trails
  • A new DescenDance dance party inspired by Disney Channel’s “Descendants”
  • The guest-favorite “Frightfully Fun Parade”
  • A new Mickey’s Trick and Treat show that’s perfect for young guests
  • Character encounters of beloved Disney characters ­and villains, too.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be held on the following dates from 6p-11p:

  • Tue. Sep. 17 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Sep. 19 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Sep. 22 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Sep. 24 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Sep. 26 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Sep. 29 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 1 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 3 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 6 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 8 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 10 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 13 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 15 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 17 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 20 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 22 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 24 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 27 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 29 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Thu. Oct. 31 (entry beginning at 2p)

Tickets are on sale with pricing start at $110 per person and vary depending on party dates with some discounts available for Annual Passholders on select dates. Due to popularity, some of the parties do sell out, so contact your Magic Maker® now for more details on this spooktacular event!

Spring 2019 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Get ready to celebrate a brand new year by staying right in the middle of the can’t-miss fun of the Disneyland® Resort! Celebrate your favorite Disney•Pixar stories and characters at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, find your inner child as you enjoy a mix of nostalgic attractions, world-class entertainment, and visits from beloved Disney friends.

Explore one of these two offers:

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – What We Know About Batuu

Back in August of 2015, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that a brand-new, 14-acre Star Wars-themed land was coming to Disneyland® Park in Southern California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida. Since then, anticipation has reached galactic proportions as construction and details of the largest single-themed land expansion at both parks has progressed.

Let’s take a look at what we know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We’ll keep the page updated as more details emerge.

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Upcoming runDisney Event and Registration Dates

If you aren’t familiar with runDisney races, they are family-friendly running events that are held at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. Ranging from 5K to marathons and even kids runs, the races are a creative way to bring new runners to the sport by utilizing the popularity of Disney Parks. It’s a perfect match! So perfect, in fact, that runDisney has become one of the largest race organizers in the United States – both in terms of the number of races and runners. Each year more than 200,000 runners participate in a runDisney event!

NOTE: Due to construction, all runDisney race weekends at the Disneyland® Resort have been placed on hiatus beginning in 2018 – including the associated Coast to Coast Race Challenges.

Below is a listing of the upcoming runDisney events. Planning for registration is just as important as planning for the event itself as some races sell out within hours!

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 9 – 13, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 21 – 24, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 4 – 7, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Mar. 19, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 8 – 12, 2020 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Apr. 16, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 20 – 23, 2020 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Jun. 4, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 16 – 19, 2020 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Jul. 16, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Contact your Magic Maker® travel professional for additional information!

19 Reasons to Visit a Disney destination in 2019

The one constant at Disney destinations is change! In the early days of Disneyland® Park, Walt was famously quoted talking about the future of the park:

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

Walt Disney

2019 will be no different for Disney destinations –  adding new and limited-time shows, parties, experiences, resorts, restaurants and lands across their properties! We’re excited about what’s to come in 2019 and wanted to share some of our favorites.

In no particular order, here’s our 19 Reasons to visit Disney destinations in 2019!

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