‘Inside Disney Parks’ Holiday Show – Toy Story Land Decorations, Roller Skiers of Arendelle, World of Disney and More

‘Inside Disney Parks’ Holiday Show – Toy Story Land Decorations, Roller Skiers of Arendelle, World of Disney and More

The one-and-only Mickey Mouse is helping us kick off the holidays with a special episode of “Inside Disney Parks” featuring favorites of the season at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. This time, we go backstage at Magic Kingdom Park with the skilled Roller Skiers of Arendelle before dropping by the newly decorated Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Also, we take a closer look at the reimagined World of Disney stores in Downtown Disney District in California and Disney Springs in Florida and even share some new gift ideas for the holidays.

Here’s a look at some of the topics covered during the show:

  • Holidays at Toy Story Land What would Andy do to spruce up his backyard for the holidays? Walt Disney Imagineering Assistant Producer Hannah Brennan takes us on a tour of the land decorated for the holidays with cranberry-and-popcorn garland, an oversized Hamm cookie and more.
  • Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade Disney Parks Live Entertainment Show Director Tara Anderson shares the inspiration behind the Roller Skiers at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • World of Disney Reimagined for Holidays Disney Parks Blog author Michael Ramirez visits the World of Disney at the Disneyland Resort and shows us how magic can be found throughout the store and Disney Springs Marketing and Sales Strategy Manager Darcy Clark highlights the new Mickey Mouse Club Collection and other great gifts at the Walt Disney World Resort location.
  • Mickey’s 90th Birthday Mickey Mouse co-hosts our holiday show in his new celebration outfit. Mickey’s birthday celebration will span across the globe with special in-park activations at all six Disney resorts around the world, bringing the party well into the New Year for all things Mickey Mouse. Stay tuned for more!

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Former Mouseketeers Celebrate the Opening of World of Disney in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

A few familiar faces joined us this morning for the grand reopening of the World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Former Mouseketeers Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Tommy Cole, Cubby O’Brien and Sherry van Meter were on hand to celebrate.

The original “Mickey Mouse Club” television series debuted in 1955, just a few months after Walt Disney’s biggest project to date, Disneyland park, opened to the public. The hour-long show featured an entertaining cast of kids, also known as Mouseketeers!

New 'Mickey Mouse Club'-inspired collection is now available at the World of Disney stores at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

As we revealed last week, a new “Mickey Mouse Club”-inspired collection is now available at the World of Disney stores at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Mickey Mouse is featured in this classic-yet-modern collection of fashionable apparel and Mouse-themed accessories.

“It’s an honor to be a part of this wonderful opening,” said Sherry van Meter (née Alberoni). “It’s exciting, it’s so nice to see so many fans; people that the Mickey Mouse Club meant so much to. I think [the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ collection] is terrific and beautiful. Everything is in such good taste and such good quality. I love it!”

This collection, along with an unmatched selection of other merchandise, await guests visiting World of Disney. Check out the flagship stores in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort!

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First Look Inside the Reimagined World of Disney Stores

Yesterday we shared a sneak peek of two new collections arriving at the reimagined World of Disney stores in Downtown Disney District in California and Disney Springs in Florida. As the projects near completion and the locations prepare for their grand re-openings next week, we want to provide you with a first glimpse of the World of Disney store at Downtown Disney. Check out the video below!

The reimagined World of Disney stores are being transformed into contemporary, distinctly Disney retail environments. The result will inspire guests with an unmatched selection of new products in a unique, dynamic setting. In addition to improved store layouts, new design elements will make guests feel like they are in an animator’s studio, paying tribute to Disney’s rich animation history.

World of Disney reimagined in Downtown Disney District

While exploring the shop, guests will discover classic draftsman desks with character animation sketches by Disney Legends. Photographs of animators, including Walt Disney’s original animators, known as the “Nine Old Men,” are displayed on large corkboards.

World of Disney reimagined in Downtown Disney District

It wouldn’t be a distinctly Disney creation without moments of Disney magic sprinkled throughout the shop. While guests have to wait until the grand reveal to experience the magic for themselves, these immersive surprises will spotlight classic Disney storytelling in new ways.

World of Disney reimagined in Downtown Disney District

Amid these enhancements, one thing remains the same: the unparalleled guest service provided by Disney cast members. The World of Disney cast will be sporting new looks consisting of modern-fit jeans and plaid shirts with iconic Mickey Mouse silhouettes.

Reusable merchandise bags at World of Disney

In addition to the design elements, the shops will feature a new way to bring home treasured souvenirs and memories from Disney vacations—in specially designed, reusable merchandise bags featuring classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck. The World of Disney stores are the first merchandise locations throughout Disney Parks to offer these bags for $1, which are also environmentally friendly—made from 80% recycled materials. They will help contribute to the company’s broader goal of significantly reducing its use of single-use plastics by mid-2019.

While both World of Disney shops are currently open for guests, the grand reopenings are slated for October 26 in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort and October 27 in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.

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A Walk in the Park: Autumn at Disneyland Resort

I love when summer transitions to autumn at the Disneyland Resort. It’s a beautiful time of year.

I often set out to refresh our collection of Sleeping Beauty Castle photography as the seasons change. One morning I found myself on the Mark Twain Riverboat’s top-deck at sunrise and was transfixed as the sky morphed from deep blue to orange. The Matterhorn mountain became bathed in a golden glow and the sun’s rays kissed the spires of Sleeping Beauty Castle, which created a lovely rim-light effect.

Mickey Mouse Jack-o-lantern on Main Street, U.S.A.

Autumn at Disneyland Resort

With the arrival of autumn comes Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. I think our visitors are attracted to big seasonal changes like the Mickey Mouse Jack-o-lantern on Main Street, U.S.A., but I love all of the little details, like the horticulture treatments in Town Square at Disneyland park and throughout Downtown Disney District—orange flowers and real pumpkins abound.

Sleeping Beauty Castle

I can’t wait for Sleeping Beauty Castle to be covered in snow come November, but those spires really are picturesque year-round.

Autumn at Disneyland Resort

Amidst all of the changes, the Southern California days are still warm enough to enjoy short-sleeve shirts and a scoop (or three) of ice cream.

Now is the perfect time to pack-up the family for a little fun at this magical place. We want to see ya’ real soon!

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That’s Amore! Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria Unveils New Upstairs Dining at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

A beautiful new dining space is now open in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort! As part of a larger phased renovation, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria is pleased to unveil an upstairs restaurant with a quaint walkout patio.

Twinkling chandeliers give the celestial atmosphere a warm and inviting glow. Inside, guests are welcome to comfortably lounge in plush booth seating while looking on as their meals are being expertly prepared in the open concept kitchen.

Pizza from Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria at Disneyland Resort

Guests can order Napolini’s famous fresh-baked pizzas from the recently opened ground-level patio at Naples. Customers can grab an individual 10-inch Neapolitan pie to enjoy by themselves on the go or share a large 20-inch amongst friends and family for a delicious meal on the go. See the full list of drool-worthy pizza to-go options below:

  • Margherita
  • Pepperoni
  • Marinara E. Capperi
  • Capricciosa
  • Porchetta
  • Pesto E Gamberi
  • Pollo
  • Melanzane
  • Quattro Formaggi

The third and final phase of renovations are slated to be complete later this year. These dynamic developments are part of the ongoing Downtown Disney District promenade-wide transformation. Multiple new venues — such as Salt & Straw scoop shop, Ballast Point and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes and the reimagining of the World of Disney store — will all be introduced over the next few months while Downtown Disney remains open to guests. There is so much to enjoy — we invite you to come sip, savor and shop!

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  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. NOVEMBERFEST 2018

    November 14 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
  3. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  4. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Run The Race 5K -Christian Fun Run & Walk

    November 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
  6. Day of Thanks – Community Food Give Away

    November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  7. Xtreme Sports Festival

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  8. SWFLORIDA CON

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  9. DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 2018

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  3. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

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