5 Disney Parks Wallpapers That Add Thanksgiving Fun To Your Desktop

5 Disney Parks Wallpapers That Add Thanksgiving Fun To Your Desktop


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Foodie Guide to 2018 Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A feast of food is about to blow in for this year’s Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! From Nov. 8, 2018, to January 6, 2019, join us for this holly, jolly event and delight in festive shows, enchanting “snows,” holiday décor, Toy Story Land cheer, and yummy sweets and treats!

Watch as Sunset Boulevard becomes a winter wonderland and Hollywood Tower Hotel transforms with projections and laser effects depicting holiday stories of beloved Disney characters. And at the end of every night, experience Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!: a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Yule Log from Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You can also indulge in a flurry of sweets with the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party. This special event features an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as character greetings and reserved viewing for Disney Movie Magic and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! For more information and to make reservations, check out my recent blog with all of the details.

Additionally, throughout the park you’ll find festive treats that’ll have your taste buds singing “Tis the season!” From gingerbread pops and holiday popcorn to hot chocolate flights and specialty cocktails, there’s so much to celebrate! So, with that, here’s your official Foodie Guide to Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For more information about this special holiday celebration as well as holidays around Walt Disney World Resort, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

FOOD:

Festive Popcorn for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Festive Popcorn – This treat features caramel corn mixed with nuts, crispy pearls, candy-coated chocolates, and mini sugar cookies. Find it at BaseLine Tap House and various popcorn carts throughout the park.

Gingerbread Pops for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Gingerbread Pop – It’s SO CUTE and one of my favorite holiday snacks, the Gingerbread Pop comes on a stick for easy on-the-go deliciousness and is dipped in chocolate. You’ll find it at Anaheim Produce, the Churro Cart in front of the Chinese Theater, and the Main Entrance Coffee Cart.

Mini Shortbread Cookies for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mini Shortbread Cookies – Decorated with sugar pieces, these yummy cookies can be found at Grand Avenue Cart and Hollywood Scoops.

Large Shortbread Cookie for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Large Shortbread Cookie – This big shortbread cookie is filled with raspberry jam and decorated in frosting. Get it at Trolley Car Café!

Santa Belt Macarons for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Santa Belt Macarons – Ho ho ho! Have a Santa Macaron! These almond macarons with hazelnut filling have climbed down the chimneys at BaseLine Tap House and Oasis Canteen and come in packages of five.

Santa Belt Candy Apple – Dipped in chocolate and decorated with more chocolate and marshmallow ears, you’ll definitely want to take a bite out of these candy apples available at Trolley Car Café!

Olaf Cupcake for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Olaf Cupcake – You’ll be giving everyone a warm hug after trying this chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting available at ABC Commissary and Backlot Express

Strawberry Mint Verrine – Head to Fairfax Fare to try these marinated strawberries dipped in peppermint crème.

Spiced Cold Chocolate – This chocolate verrine is made with house-made cinnamon marshmallows and chocolate cake and can be found at Rosie’s All-American Café.

Chocolate Chestnut Cone for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Chocolate Chestnut Cone – Chow down on this chocolate treat served on a praline leaf offered at Backlot Express.

Chocolate Mousse Present – The tastiest present of all, this chocolate mousse dessert with chocolate ganache can be found at ABC Commissary.

Cranberry Mousse – Feast on this festive dome of chocolate-cranberry mousse available at Trolley Car Café!

Caramel Éclair – Find this tasty pastry filled with caramel at Dockside Diner.

Prep and Landing Cupcake for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Prep and Landing Cupcake – Get ready for some elven shenanigans with this gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese frosting offered at Rosie’s All-American Café and Dockside Diner.

Eggnog Panna Cotta – I LOVE anything eggnog, and this one is definitely on my list of favorites this year. This Eggnog Panna Cotta comes with raspberry and chocolate crème and can be found at Catalina Eddie’s.

Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Lunch Box Tart – You’ll find a friend in this yummy holiday Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Lunch Box Tart at Woody’s Lunch Box. It’s also topped with snowflakes and crispy pearls!

BEVERAGES:

Hot Chocolate Flight for Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hot Chocolate Flight – Warm up with Hot Chocolate Flights featuring hot chocolate with Irish liqueur, hot chocolate with vanilla vodka, and hot chocolate with cherry bourbon. The flight can be found at Fairfax Fare.

Frozen Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) – Cool down with some Frozen Hot Cocoa offered at ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, and Rosie’s All-American Café.

Gumdrop – You’ll be dreaming of sugarplums and gumdrops with this special holiday cocktail made with raspberry liqueur, raspberry vodka, pineapple and cranberry juices, and Sprite available at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and mobile bars near Echo Lake and Hollywood Scoops.

Holiday Mule – There’s nothing like a good mule with vodka, lemon liqueur, cranberry juice, and ginger beer. You’ll find it at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and mobile bars near Echo Lake and Hollywood Scoops.

Christmas on the Beach – Wishing you were on the beach this holiday season? Well you can make your wishes come true with this tropical cocktail! Made with blue liqueur, Caribbean rum, and pineapple and cranberry juices, you’ll find it at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and mobile bars near Echo Lake and Hollywood Scoops.

Frosted Gingerbread Martini – If you love gingerbread cookies, you’ll love this gingerbread cocktail with vodka, Irish liqueur, coffee liqueur, gingerbread syrup, and ice cream mix available at Backlot Express.

Frostbite Cocktail – Get your freeze on with this cold cocktail made with vodka, blue liqueur, cranberry juice, and sour offered at Dockside Diner and Backlot Express.

Winterberry Margarita – Everyone loves a good marg, and we have the perfect seasonal margarita just waiting for you! Made with silver tequila, orange liqueur, sour, cranberry juice, and wildberry syrup. Find it at ABC Commissary and Rosie’s All-American Café.

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#DisneyParksLIVE to Stream the First Castle Lighting During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 8

We’re happy to share with all of you that the Disney Parks Blog will officially kick off the holiday season by streaming this year’s first “A Frozen Holiday Wish” castle lighting during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, live from Magic Kingdom Park, right here on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:10 p.m. EST.

In the park’s nightly castle lighting show, “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” royal sisters Anna and Elsa join their friends Olaf and Kristoff for some holiday fun. Queen Elsa decides to use her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom by transforming Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace, perfect for the holiday season. Trust me, this must-see show will give you chills!

To tune in, simply bookmark this page or visit the Disney Parks Blog at 6:10 p.m. EST, on Nov. 8. The live stream will be at the top of the site.

During our broadcast, we’d love to share some of your best Disney holiday vacation photos. Share them with us now on Twitter with the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.

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Better Hurry…Last Chance for Sips and Bites at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

If you have not yet attended Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this year or have been thinking of returning to explore the over 30 global marketplaces, you better hurry and make plans because the festival ends Nov. 12.

This fall Florida weather is perfect for strolling through the Festival, so get out there and ENJOY! Here’s a quick video to remind you of all the Festival has to offer.

Thanks to photographer David Roark, producer Mark Drennen, and the Yellow Shoes Team for creating this fun and fast-paced video … and Bryan Smoker for his clever editing!

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5 Ways to Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday Aboard a Disney Cruise

Oh boy! Mickey’s birthday month has arrived. If you’re as excited as I am to start celebrating, then read on for ways to show your favorite mouse some extra birthday love during your next Disney cruise.

Mickey and friends aboard a Disney cruise

Watch “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” on Funnel Vision. The world is coming together to celebrate Mickey Mouse with a star-studded event airing Sunday, November 4 at 8|7c on ABC, and we’re bringing the party to you on the big screen! Head to the upper decks to enjoy the dazzling show while surrounded by fellow fans. Catch the premiere this weekend, and then the replay during cruises throughout the month.

Pirate Night on a Disney cruise

Take a photo with the big cheese and post it with #Mickey90. Check your Navigator to find out when and where you can meet Mickey each day, both onboard and at Castaway Cay. Bonus points if you dress to match whichever stylish outfit he’s sporting, whether it’s his captain uniform, pirate garb, formal wear or tropical attire.

Poolside on a Disney cruise

Explore the ship for Hidden Mickeys. Our ships are filled with subtle nods to the timeless icon of Mickey Mouse. Make a game out of it with your family to see who can find the most. Hint: grab your snorkel and you might even discover hidden treasures under the sea at our private island paradise, Castaway Cay.

Mickey waffles onboard a Disney cruise

Show off your Mickey-shaped snacks. Be sure to snap your Instagram-worthy photos before taking a big bite of your Mickey ice cream bar – or my personal favorite, Mickey waffles! Of course holding up your yummy food and drinks in front of the funnel or turquoise tropical waters will leave all of your followers craving their own celebration on Disney Cruise Line.

Shows onboard a Disney cruise

Soak up the entertainment. Mickey takes the stage all throughout the cruise, and there’s no better way to pay tribute to the true original than letting him bring a smile to your face. Dance with him at deck parties, play swashbuckling games with him on Pirate Night and give him the standing ovation he deserves after our Broadway-style shows.

Let the party begin!

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2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns in January with 39 Days of Artful Fun

Guests can kick off 2019 with the return of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts – a 39-day celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world. Beginning Jan. 18 and running through Feb. 25, the festival offers artful activities for the entire family, from special entertainment and interactive workshops to immersive art experiences and world-class cuisine.

New in 2019, guests can now sing along to their favorite Disney Broadway tunes seven days a week during the popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series, with daily showings at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. The lineup will rotate regularly, featuring music from shows such as “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast”:

  • Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

The concert series is included with park admission; reserved seating is available by booking a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package, which allows guests to make a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation at a participating Epcot restaurant and later enjoy priority seating at a show. Dining package reservations open Nov. 8, and for more information, visit Disneyworld.com or call 407-939-3463.

Speaking of food … Epcot International Festival of the Arts will feature 13 Food Studios, plus other creative (and savory!) offerings around Epcot with an expanded menu of tastes and sips. Drop by The Artist’s Table for beef wellington with mushroom bordelaise, fennel cream and roasted baby vegetables, or enjoy smoked salmon and cream gâteau with egg yolk cream, paddlefish caviar and micro-herbs at The Painter’s Palate. Pop Eats! will serve up almond frangipane cake with raspberry and chocolate, while red wine-braised short rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes and aged balsamic will be available at Cuisine Classique.

Guests will also find activities to the inspire artists of all ages. Here are a few fun highlights:

  • Everyone’s invited to grab a paintbrush and help create a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • At the Artful Photo Opportunities, you can step inside masterworks of art and take photos with friends.
  • The Paint with a Disney Artist program invites guests to learn under the tutelage of a professional (offered select Fridays and Sundays, including continental breakfast, for an additional fee).
  • Performing artists are scheduled throughout the festival, demonstrating gravity-defying feats of strength, acrobatics and many other skills.
  • International musical and variety acts will share their talents with guests, including the return of Bodh’aktan to the Canada stage and Delta Q, a new group performing in Germany.
  • Guests can join in the fun of Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a map at select merchandise locations.
  • A variety of workshops led by professionals will teach different artistic techniques, such as floral design, ink and paint, mixed-media art and more (offered Friday-Monday for an additional fee). As a memento of what they learn, guests will take their creations home with them. Details on workshop registration
    will be released soon.
  • Complimentary 30-minute seminars will give guests helpful instruction for producing their own artwork at home.

Now, more than ever is the time to start planning your visit to the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more updates!

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Foodie Guide to the 2018 Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

It’s BACK – Disney Festival of Holidays returns to Disney California Adventure park on Nov. 9 with music, dance, and diverse cultural festivities. You can also enjoy the Festive Foods Marketplace featuring 12 delicious destinations and lots of good cheer!

I’ve put together this Foodie Guide with everything you need to know about this year’s marketplaces. If you’re like me, you’ll want to try every single one! You can even grab a Disney Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport at any of the marketplaces to guide you on your yummy holiday journey. As you visit each marketplace, get your passport stamped and when you’ve filled your passport, you’ll get a special completion stamp! How cool is that?

Turkey and Stuffing Tamale, Lox and Everything Bagel Nachos, Hot Cocoa Macaron, and Holiday Punch from Merry Mashups Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Merry Mashups
Food:

  • Turkey & Stuffing Tamale with Cranberry Relish
  • Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos
  • “Hot Cocoa” Marshmallow Macaron

Beverages:

  • Sparkling Wine Punch with Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine and Lime Sherbet
  • Holiday Punch with Lime Sherbet and Sprite (non-alcoholic)

Pumpkin Soup, Chana Masala, Vanilla and Cranberry Trifle, and Pomegranate Lemonade from Winter Wonders Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Winter Wonders
Food:

  • Pumpkin Soup with Maple Cashew Cream
  • Chana Masala with Grilled Garlic Naan
  • Vanilla and Cranberry Trifle

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Lemonade (non-alcoholic)

Chorizo Queso Fundido from Brews & Bites Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Brews & Bites
Food:

  • Chorizo Queso Fundido with House-made Tortilla Chips

Beverages:

  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Paradise Rd, Pilsner
  • North Coast Brewing Co., Blue Star, Wheat
  • Brewery Ommegang, Rosetta, Aged Cherry Ale
  • Deschutes Brewery, Mirror Pond, Pale Ale
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boont, Amber Ale
  • Aftershock Brewing Co., Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Isomerizer, IPA
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Accumulation, White IPA
  • Cigar City Brewing, Maduro, Brown Ale
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 9 Bonfires Blazing, Golden Stout
  • Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore, Chocolate Cookie Milk Stout

Festive Progressive Flight:

  • Figueroa Mountain Paradise Rd Pilsner
  • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
  • Karl Strauss Isomerizer IPA
  • Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale

Flavors of the Season Flight

  • Ommegang Rosetta Cherry Ale
  • Aftershock Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale
  • Karl Strauss 9 Bonfires Blazing Golden Stout
  • Legends Cookies Galore Milk Stout

Holiday Ham Shanks, Reuben Potato Tots, and Cranberry Sangria from Favorite Things Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Favorite Things
Food:

  • Holiday Ham Shanks with Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze
  • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast

Beverages:

  • Cranberry Sangria with Lime Garnish
  • Eggnog Cocktail with Whipped Cream and Nutmeg Dusting

Curry Cauliflower Soup, Shrimp and Grits, Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies, and Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float from Holiday Duets Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Holiday Duets
Food:

  • Curry Cauliflower Soup with Braised Lamb and Mintchurri
  • Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies

Beverages:

  • Ballast Point Brewing Company, Spruce Tip Sculpin, IPA
  • Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float with Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Crumbles

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding, White Chocolate Cranberry Brownie, Eggnog Wreath Éclair, and S’mores Frozen Chocolate Milk from Visions of Sugarplums Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Visions of Sugarplums
Special Offering:

  • Sweet Dreams and Milk – Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk and Choice of Dessert

Food:

  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Blondie
  • Eggnog Wreath Éclair with White Chocolate Icing
  • Horchata Fudge

Beverages:

  • Warm Bourbon Cider with House-made Bourbon-infused Marshmallow
  • S’mores Frozen Chocolate Milk with House-made Toasted Marshmallow-infused Whipped Cream, Graham Cracker Crumble and Chocolate Drizzle (non-alcoholic)
  • Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk

Braised Pork Bell Adobo, Cornbread Cakes, and Blood Orange Ginger Mule from Blissfully Braised Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Blissfully Braised
Food:

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice
  • Cornbread Cakes with Braised Collard Greens and Smoked Bacon Gravy

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Ginger Mule with a Rosemary Sprig

Beef Pot Roast, Candied Yams, Gingerbread Mickey, and Merry Cherry Pineapple Punch from Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Grandma’s Recipes
Food:

  • Beef Pot Roast on a Potato Roll with Horseradish Cream
  • Candied Yams with Marshmallow Cream and Toasted Pecans
  • Gingerbread Mickey

Beverages:

  • Wyder’s Cider, Hard Pear Cider
  • Towne Park Brew Co, Gose Fresca
  • Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
  • Smog City Brewing Co., Snugglebug, Sour Blonde Ale
  • Merry Cherry Pineapple Punch with Red Maraschino Cherries (non-alcoholic)

Tart & Fruity Flight:

  • Pear – Wyder’s Cider, Hard Pear Cider
  • Watermelon, Lime, Hibiscus & Cayenne – Towne Park Brew Co, Gose Fresca
  • Orange – Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
  • Boysenberry & Raspberry – Smog City Brewing Co., Snugglebug, Sour Blonde Ale

Chocolate Chipotle Pot De Crème and Jalapeño Latkes from Spicy Celebrations Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Spicy Celebrations
Food:

  • Nashville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickles
  • Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Crema
  • Chocolate Chipotle Pot de Crème

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Margarita with Chipotle-smoked Sea Salt Half-Rim

Pozole Rojo Beef, Chicken-less Mole, and Black Forest Yule Log from A Twist on Tradition Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

A Twist on Tradition
Food:

  • Pozole Rojo Beef with Hominy Polenta
  • “Chicken-less” Mole with Spanish Rice
  • Black Forest Yule Log

Beverages:

  • Winter Michelada with Modelo Negra and Brown Sugar Rim
  • Modelo Negra, Dark Lager

Holiday Stuffing Mac and Cheese from Winter Sliderland Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Winter Sliderland
Food:

  • Roasted Turkey Slider with Cranberry Sauce
  • Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese
  • Milk Chocolate Candy Cane Pot de Crème

Beverages:

  • Frosty Frosé with Fleurs de Prairie Rosé, Blue Curaçao, and White Cranberry Juice served frozen with Mint Sprig
  • Oskar Blues Brewery, Old Chub, Scotch Ale

Mimosa Flight from Making Spirits Bright Marketplace at Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Making Spirits Bright
Beverages:

  • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Baileyana, Firepeak, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
  • Bartenura, Moscato, Italy
  • MacMurray Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Joel Gott, Zinfandel, California
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
  • Chandon, Sparkling Wine, Brut, California

Mimosa Flight:

  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Pear Mimosa
  • White Cranberry Mimosa

White Wine Flight:

  • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Baileyana, Firepeak, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
  • Bartenura, Moscato, Italy

Red Wine Flight:

  • MacMurray Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Joel Gott, Zinfandel, California
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

In addition, available for all guests is the Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you the opportunity to taste your way through your choice of eight different dishes or non-alcoholic beverages from participating Festive Food Marketplaces. This pass can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including Festival Merchandise Carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters.

This special holiday festival runs through Jan. 8. For more information on Disney Festival of Holidays as well as Holidays at Disneyland Resort, check out the Disneyland Resort website.

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2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend Themes Revealed

Earlier this year, we announced that for the fourth year of our Star Wars race weekend at Walt Disney World Resort we will be celebrating the epic rivalries of the saga.

As you prepare for this weekend full of galactic fun, we’re excited to share with you the individual race themes, each featuring a light side and dark side rivalry:

  • Star Wars Rival Run 5K | Finn and Captain Phasma
  • Star Wars Rival Run 10K | Han Solo and Boba Fett
  • Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon | Rey and Kylo Ren
  • Star Wars Rival Run Challenge | Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader
  • runDisney Kids Races | BB-8 and BB-9E

Taking your Star Wars race journey to the next level? Those mastering the runDisney Kessel Run Challenge can fulfill their running destiny when they finish both the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort and the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon. This year’s Virtual Half Marathon theme will be featuring one of our favorite droids, R2-D2!

Themes for 2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

“Do what must be done” and choose which side of the Force you will run for! Participants of the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Challenge who register by January 15, 2019, will have the opportunity to choose their side, which will be revealed through the design of their race bib during the event weekend! For those who register after that date, the Force will choose your fate. So who will you run for? VOTE below:

Regardless of which side you choose, you won’t want to miss your chance to be a part of this immersive event where you’ll encounter some of your favorite Star Wars characters along the course as you journey to the finish line to earn one-of-a-kind medals. Spots remain for both the 2019 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend events as well as the 2019 Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.

To learn more about other runDisney events, visit us at www.runDisney.com/about/.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap – Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package, Mickey & Minnie’s New Celebration Outfits and More…

If you’re looking for a magical way to celebrate the holiday season, we kicked off the week with an update that you can now book this year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package.

Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper Option and some exclusive experiences at Walt Disney World Resort during their stay.

Check out our original Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package story for a detailed look at the experiences included in the holiday package.

You can book today by calling 407-939-7723.

Mickey & Minnie’s Fun New Celebration Outfits

And Disney Parks Blog readers were among the first to see the fancy fashions Mickey and Minnie will wear as Disney parks around the world celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with special surprises and events.

The new outfits will be seen at Walt Disney World Resort in “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party,” opening January 18 during Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park – a limited-time celebration that will include new entertainment, merchandise and specialty food and beverage. Visit our original First Look: Mickey & Minnie’s New Celebration Outfits story for details and to learn where else the new outfits can be seen around the world.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

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Have a Holly, Jolly Good Time at the new Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a festive and joyous experience for guests of all ages, and now I’m going to share with you a way to make it even more magical –Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party!

Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party Food Offerings Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party Food Offerings

At this new and special experience beginning at 9:30 p.m., you can pop in and out at your leisure and indulge in savory hors d’oeuvres including a selection of artisanal meats and cheeses as well as Tony’s famous meatballs, mini hand-tossed pizzas, boursin-stuffed artichoke and more! And if you’re wanting to satisfy that sweet tooth, then you can snack on pumpkin tartlets, Yule Logs, cannoli, Christmas cookies, and red velvet cupcakes.

To go along with this festive array of dishes, raise a glass to the spirit of the season with a selection of complementary beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. While you eat, enjoy a holiday atmosphere and views of Town Square and Main Street, U.S.A

The party doesn’t stop there! At 11:00 p.m., you’ll have access to a special reserved viewing area for the truly enchanting Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade as it makes its way down Main Street, U.S.A. The festive procession includes dancing gingerbread men, marching toy soldiers and beloved Disney characters in their holiday finery. And the party continues until 12:30 a.m., ever longer than Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party is available for $99 per person (plus tax) every Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event night at Magic Kingdom Park. Admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is required to attend. Plus, we have great news for our Annual Passholders and DVC Members – you will be able to enjoy a 1-day exclusive early booking window on October 29 by calling 407-827-7348.

Reservations will be available to everyone beginning October 30 online or by calling 407-827-7348. Space is limited and will fill up fast, so book your reservation soon!

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Get a Taste of the 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

The 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT makes its delicious return to the Walt Disney World Resort November 1-4, 2018. Full of a delectable slate of exciting events, top off your weekend celebration with commemorative merchandise. Get a ‘taste’ of what offerings will be making their way to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo:

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

This year’s event merchandise collection will whisk you away with romantic, Tuscan themes featuring artwork celebrating some of our favorite culinary characters. Runners participating in the weekend’s events will find a variety of logo performance apparel and “I Did It!” products including shirts in multiple styles and jackets.

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Event weekend hat and assorted headbands

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - TERVIS glassware 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Car magnets
2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Limited release Disney pins 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Special ear hat designed for the runDisney Kids Races

Other products include an event weekend hat and assorted headbands as well as limited release Disney pins. Guests will also find collectible items such as various TERVIS glassware, car magnets and more. Don’t miss the special ear hat designed for the runDisney Kids Races, perfect for your littlest runner.

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

Look for these commemorative items and more during the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. All Guests are invited to attend during the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2, 2018: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn more about other runDisney events here.

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Watch the Disney Parks Blog Team Transform for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Earlier this fall, the Disney Parks Blog team hosted a group of our readers at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – and if there’s one thing our team loves to do, it’s to dress up in costume.

This year, we chose a pirate theme for our group costume. Our looks were inspired by the new pirates who interact with guests sailing through Pirates of the Caribbean exclusively during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Check out the video above for a look inside our adventurous transformations.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0