Surprise! #ShareYourEars Continues Through November 27!

Surprise! #ShareYourEars Continues Through November 27!

EARS to you!

Yes, you! On behalf of The Walt Disney Company and Make-A-Wish®, thank you for showing off, posting and hashtagging your EAR-resistable “Mickey Mouse ears” and creative “ears” photos as part of this year’s #ShareYourEars campaign! Your incredible photos will help Make-A-Wish grant life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses around the world.

We are having fun watching the original and creative ways you’re sharing your Mickey-inspired ears in honor of Mickey’s 90th. So much fun in fact, that to keep Mickey’s 90th celebration going, Disney has added a second phase to the #ShareYourEars campaign!

“In 2018, we’ve taken our collaboration with Make-A-Wish to a new level. This year’s #ShareYourEars Campaign is our biggest, yet. This year, we’re giving up to $3 million – our largest donation, ever,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products.

From November 18 through Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2018, take a photo showing off your “Mickey Mouse ears” – or any creative “ears” – and upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For every public post with #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate US $5 to Make-A-Wish, up to US $1 million – for a total goal of US $3M – to grant even more wishes.

Don’t own a pair of Mickey ears? No problem! Get crafty and try two bagels, tennis balls or even plates as ears. If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort or Disneyland Paris, try to find all of the #ShareYourEars mural walls, exclusively designed for the campaign by Walt Disney Imagineering. Whether in your home or in front of Cinderella Castle, it’s never been easier to show your support, celebrate Mickey’s birthday and #ShareYourEars!

So grab your friends and family, post a picture of your finest pair of “ears” to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareYourEars and spread some chEAR!

Learn more at ShareYourEars.org.

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is Now Open at Disney Springs

Add another award-winning, celebrity chef-driven restaurant to the Disney Springs line-up! The highly anticipated new venue from celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, is now open in Town Center. Located next to the Coca-Cola Store and easily accessible from the Orange Garage and the Disney Springs Bus Loop, it’s the fourth “Bar & Grill” location from Puck.

Featuring approachable dining with a touch of California elegance, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill offers a dynamic setting inspired by traditional farmhouses and showcases a menu designed to suit every occasion – from casual, leisurely meals to lavish, celebratory gatherings.

Last week, I got a sneak-peek of the menu and I love the mix of options. Expect to find familiar signature dishes like the classic pizzas Puck is known for alongside some new additions. The Olive Oil Seared Red Snapper with mussels, clams and fennel is a noteworthy standout, but truly, everything sounds delicious! (Tip: Make sure you save room; the homemade gelato and desserts are the perfect ending to the perfect meal.)

In the coming weeks, my fellow Disney Parks Blog author Alex Dunlap will share more details on the menu (with photos!) so stay tuned. In the meantime, learn more and book an upcoming reservation for yourself here.

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Mickey Mouse Marks Milestone With 90-Character Gathering at Magic Kingdom Park on ABC’s Good Morning America

Earlier today, Mickey Mouse marked his 90th anniversary with a very special gathering in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which was televised live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“Good Morning America” personalities Sam Champion and Ginger Zee joined Mickey on the Castle Forecourt stage, with Mickey debuting his new celebration outfit inside Magic Kingdom Park for the very first time. Ginger then introduced a surprise planned for Mickey Mouse by none other than Minnie Mouse, herself: a special gathering of all their pals at the park.

A whopping total of 90 Disney characters then flooded in through Cinderella Castle to surprise Mickey to the tune of the new song, “It’s a Good Time.” Check out the video above to watch this historic moment.

Mickey and park members in birthday celebration photo

Also joining in on the celebration was Disney super fan Patrice Jenkins, whom “Good Morning America” had selected to accompany Ginger on a whirlwind trip to visit all six Disney theme park resorts around the world. The duo completed their journey arriving at Magic Kingdom Park, crossing the finish line for their epic journey on Main Street, U.S.A., just prior to Mickey’s celebration today.

Patrice, a longtime Disney fan and teacher from Chicago, held back tears as she described what the opportunity meant to her. Check out the video above to hear what Patrice and Ginger both had to say about their Disney travels.

Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on how you can celebrate Mickey Mouse at Disney Parks in the coming months.

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LIVE COVERAGE: Exciting Details on New Experiences Coming to Disney Parks Announced at D23’s Destination D Mickey Mouse Fan Celebration

Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 10:00 a.m. ET

Thank you for watching Disney Parks Blog LIVE coverage of D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World Resort.

We’ve wrapped our LIVE updates but there’s much more to share this morning and later today. Keep checking back today for the latest on all of the stories shared today and more!


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 9:53 a.m. ET

Artist Rendering of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

BREAKING: Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek just revealed the names of the two signature attractions set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at the Disneyland Resort next summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort in fall 2019.

Guests can take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. And on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests can join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren himself!

Check out one of the amazing videos shared with Destination D fans:

Check back soon to see amazing footage from the sky!

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He also shared a new look at the Star Wars resort that’s currently in development for the Walt Disney World Resort.

More details: Exciting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge news from Destination D


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Artist rendering of Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge

During his presentation, Chapek unveiled details about Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a deluxe, nature-inspired resort coming to Orlando that will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas.


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 9:30 a.m. ET

BREAKING: Bob just shared an exciting update on a new spectacular planned to open at Epcot in 2020 as part of the multi-year transformation of the park!

The new nighttime spectacular will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.

Artist rendering of Epcot Forever show at Epcot

MORE: Before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, called “Epcot Forever,” which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot tunes.

Artist rendering of France pavillion at Epcot

Also at Epcot, Bob just revealed that the Ratatouille experience coming to the France pavilion will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

And coming soon to the France pavilion at World Showcase: In addition to “Impressions de France,” : a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, is set to debut.

More details: New Nighttime Spectaculars & ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Sing-Along Announced for Epcot


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse: 9:25 a.m. ET

Artist rendering of Wonderful World of Animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In 2019, there are exciting new experiences coming to Disney Parks – all inspired by Mickey Mouse!

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek at D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event

Bob just unveiled news of an all-new cinematic nighttime experience, “Wonderful World of Animation,” which will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2019, as part of the park’s 30th anniversary celebration. The show will use state-of-the-art projection technology to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself.

And for the Disneyland Resort fans, he also shared that the beloved Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is set to return to Disneyland park in January 2019!

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway logo

Check back later this morning for a complete list of the experiences, including the first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse.

More details: New Mickey Mouse Experiences Will Delight Guests at Disney Parks & Beyond


There are new details about some highly-anticipated experiences coming soon to Disney Parks and we’re sharing updates LIVE during today’s D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek is announcing what’s new at Disney Parks beginning at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET. Destination D fans at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be the first to hear Bob’s announcements and we’ll be providing live updates as they happen!

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Exciting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge news from Destination D

Earlier today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared some exciting news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at D23’s Destination D event at Walt Disney World Resort. During his presentation, Bob shared two videos, which for the first time ever, revealed the names of the two major attractions that will be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on opening day at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The first, entitled Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts guests behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles.

Our second attraction, which puts guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, is called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. As you can see from this video, which was shot in the actual attraction, both the stakes, and the excitement are running high in this epic Star Wars cliffhanger!

These two new incredible experiences – paired with the land’s dynamic elements and optional interactive integration with the Play Disney Parks app – invite guests to become galactic travelers and live their own Star Wars stories in a galaxy far, far away.

But that’s not all! When you think about Star Wars, I’m sure that the iconic music of legendary composer John Williams comes to mind. Today, Bob shared more exciting news in that Oscar-winning composer John Williams is creating new and original Star Wars themes exclusively for the land! Bob shared a stirring preview of the all-new music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. You can listen to the preview as well in this new video, which showcases recent construction progress at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And there’s so much more to do at this exotic outpost. For example, you can visit a street market in Black Spire Outpost, shop at food stalls where you can enjoy delicacies like blue milk, or visit the Cantina where you can see an old friend Rex, as well as encounter creatures and characters that are hallmarks of the Star Wars universe. Guests from across the galaxy can experience this new larger-than-life land at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort beginning in 2019.

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Adding to the galactic excitement, Bob shared new details about the currently in-development Star Wars resort coming to Walt Disney World. This groundbreaking experience is unlike any resort experience you’ve ever seen. From the moment you board your launch pod, it’s a fully-immersive, multi-day Star Wars adventure aboard a luxury starship complete with high-end dining, space-view cabins and all of the exciting action you would expect from an authentic Star Wars experience.

I can’t wait to share more details for both Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and this unique multi-day adventure as we get closer to launching these projects, but in the meantime, tell me which new piece of Star Wars news are you most excited about?

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New Nighttime Spectaculars & ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Sing-Along Announced for Epcot

Just moments ago at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared an exciting update on the multiyear transformation of Epcot, including details on new nighttime entertainment planned for the park and additions to World Showcase.

Among the announcements were updates on a new nighttime spectacular planned to open at the park in 2020. This new show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.

But before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, called “Epcot Forever,” which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot tunes. “Epcot Forever” will begin with a spark of imagination that swells into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.

Bob also announced the name of the “Ratatouille” experience coming to the France pavilion, which will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. He also shared that a new guest offering will soon debut at the France pavilion at World Showcase (in addition to “Impressions de France”) – a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films. And, the Canada pavilion is also in the process of updating the existing O Canada! 360-degree show!

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for future updates.

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New Mickey Mouse Experiences Will Delight Guests at Disney Parks & Beyond

At this morning’s D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared details of exciting new guest offerings inspired by none other than the legendary Mickey Mouse.

Here’s a roundup of what to expect:

Enjoy the New “Wonderful World of Animation” Nighttime Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Bob unveiled news of an all-new cinematic nighttime experience, “Wonderful World of Animation,” which will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2019 as part of the park’s 30th Anniversary celebration. The show will use state-of-the-art projection technology. to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself. (See rendering above).

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Experience Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Imagineers have been hard at work creating Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, using breakthrough technology to transform a two-dimensional cartoon into an amazing real-world experience. The first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts.

Get Your Ears On — A Mickey and Minnie Celebration

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Enjoy New Mickey Mouse Offerings at Disneyland park – The festivities will continue at the Disneyland Resort with Get Your Ears On — A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, which will feature new entertainment, food and merchandise. On January 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will light up the night at Disneyland park with all-new music, projections and lasers that set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park. The party will get even bigger when the fan-favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade returns to the resort in January 2019 featuring a new float with Mickey himself, who will lead the celebration down Main Street, U.S.A.

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

Join in on the Fun of Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park – From Jan. 18 to Sept. 30, 2019, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration will feature new food, merchandise and entertainment, including a new dance party with Mickey, Minnie and their friends.

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Celebrate Your Favorite Mouse with Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea Aboard Disney Cruise Line – Guests will enjoy an all-new high-energy deck party on the Disney Fantasy next summer.

In addition to new Mickey Mouse-inspired experiences at Disney Parks, Bob also shared a look at the recently opened Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. The exhibition provides visitors with an interactive experience inspired by Mickey’s impact on popular culture, from Instagram-worthy design elements to larger-than-life multimedia installations. That exhibition runs through Feb. 10, 2019, and tickets can be purchased at Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal.

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more information on each of these offerings.

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First Look: Disney Skyliner Gondola at Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier this week, we shared the exciting update that our new Disney Skyliner gondola system will be operating at the Walt Disney World Resort in fall of 2019. Today, we’ve got more to share – a first look at one of the actual gondolas!

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the gondola to Disney fans during D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event. And as you can see, Disney Skyliner will be fun and offer a new way to experience Walt Disney World Resort with amazing views only available from the sky.

Once operating, the gondola system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Disney Skyliner

And select gondolas will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more exciting details on Disney Skyliner.

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Ring In the New Year with Tasty Celebrations at Disney Parks

Looking for a great way to ring in the New Year? We’ve got you covered! From dancing and dining to midnight toasts and fireworks, there’s a whole host of celebrations happening at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

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New Year’s Eve at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

New Year’s Eve at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Welcome in 2019 in style at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with either an early dinner extravaganza or a late dinner and dance party. Book a reservation between 5 and 6:30pm on Dec. 31, 2018, bring the entire family for a memorable New Year’s Eve early dining experience complete with Chef Andrew Sutton’s fabulous, 4-course wine country feast. Pamper your palate and enjoy all kinds of festive décor during this early seating.

During the late night dinner party beginning at 8:15pm, you can also partake in some unforgettable fun with a reception featuring live music and Champagne. Later, at 8:45pm, you’ll be invited to take a seat and treat your senses to an amazing Napa-style 5-course tasting menu. You can even pair your tasting experience with a flight of world-class wines! And for dessert, you’ll enjoy the unique Sugar Piñatas, served exclusively at Napa Rose! Once dinner comes to a close, pick up a party hat and party favors and hit the dance floor for a countdown to midnight, and dance the night away until 1am.

For more info and to make reservations for either of the above dining events, call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 or visit the Disneyland Resort website.

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New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk

New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk

If you’re looking for a night full of family, friends, and elegance, then Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk is the New Year’s event for you! Celebrate with a multi-course, prix fixe menu with dishes such as Aged Cognac Lobster Bisque, Wild Alaskan King Blue Crab, Chilean Sea Bass, and more. For dessert, you’ll love the Cocoa Beach (chocolate hazelnut cake with warm ganache) or the Florida Sunset (vanilla custard with lemon broth, segmented fruits, and white chocolate).

This event is available for booking via phone only. To book an available seating, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. And for more info on this event, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk

New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk

For tons of fun and a swinging late-night party, you should definitely come on out to Atlantic Dance Hall for the New Year’s Eve Bash! Kick off the brand-new year with rockin’ music, tasty treats, and a dash of Disney magic as you count down to midnight. This festive holiday celebration includes fabulous views of the Epcot fireworks, a live DJ, party hats and horns, a mouthwatering light-bite menu, two beverage vouchers, and a Champagne toast at midnight. On the menu is assorted antipasto and charcuterie, cheeseburger spring rolls, pork pot stickers, vegetable samosa, a create-your-own slider and taco bar, and a dip station including veggies, chips and salsa, pretzel bites, assorted flatbreads, and more. For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy a selection of desserts including mini-cupcakes and macarons.

Guests must be 21 and older with a valid ID to attend this event. This event is available for booking via phone only. To make reservations for this event, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. And for more info, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

Special New Year’s Eve Dining at Monsieur Paul at Epcot

Special New Year’s Eve Dining at Monsieur Paul at Epcot

Make a visit to the France pavilion at Epcot for an experience to remember at Monsieur Paul! This acclaimed gourmet restaurant will be open for lunch on Dec. 31, 2018. For this special lunch, Monsieur Paul presents braised ribs with bordelaise sauce, roasted halibut with beurre blanc sauce, roast turkey, and more. There is also still some limited availability for the 8:45pm and 9:45pm dinner seatings. This delectable dinner menu includes a fish course featuring roasted black bass with a lobster mousse or black halibut served with seared scallops in a Champagne sauce as well as a meat course that includes roasted venison loin or quail stuffed with truffles. Both lunch and dinner provide an array of delicious appetizers and side dishes as well as a special New Year’s Eve dessert that will give you sweet memories throughout 2019!

For more info, seating times, and to make reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 to book an available seating or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at World Show Place Pavilion at Epcot

On Dec. 31, bid adieu to 2018 at the World Show Place pavilion where a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner buffet awaits you. Start your meal with a selection of savory soups and a selection of salads, including an amazing antipasto salad with basil, grilled vegetable and bean salad, roasted Ruskin tomato basil soup, and creamy seafood-and-corn chowder. A smorgasbord of enticing entrees is guaranteed to please any palate – from seafood mac and cheese with butter-toasted panko and fried chicken breast with corn gravy to gluten-friendly options like oven baked cod with tomatoes, olives and peppers, demi braised beef with mushrooms and pearl onions and apple cider brined pork with roasted apples and cherries. Kids can dig into chicken fritters, meatballs with red sauce and other tasty plates. Don’t forget to save room for an incredible selection of desserts – fresh cut fruit with berries, key lime raspberry glitter tarts, snow-dusted hazelnut-stuffed chocolate Bundt cakes, assorted cookies, cheesecakes and macarons and much more. Enjoy every morsel while listening to classic Disney tunes, then strike a pose by any of the unique vignettes for a fun photo op commemorating the occasion!

For more info and to make reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 to book an available seating or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Beach Dessert Party

There’s a party goin’ on at Clementine’s Beach on New Year’s Eve, and you won’t want to miss it! Kick off your evening at the beach with delectable sweets and eats including an assortment of yummy desserts, seasonal fruits, flavorful cheese, and refreshments including beer and wine. You’ll also have to opportunity to watch the stunning Magic Kingdom fireworks display from across Seven Seas Lagoon and toast to the New Year at midnight.

For more info and to make reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

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Here’s a Peek at the 2018 Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series

There’s something magical about waking up one morning to find that your yard has turned into a winter wonderland. Growing up, you’d often find me putting a spoon under my pillow and wearing my pajamas backwards in the hopes of a snow day. So, this year, we wanted to capture a little of that childhood wonder in our 2018 Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series. Whether you are an avid Disney Trading Pin collector, or you want to gift Disney holiday magic to someone you love, this set is the only way you can get one of this year’s four limited-edition Disney Trading Pins.

2018 Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series

The Holiday Pin Series has been a Disney Gift Card tradition since 2009 and the ninth iteration’s designs feature Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy with some special guests. Mickey has called on his pal Pluto to help decorate the tree. Minnie and Figaro are wrapping presents. Goofy and his son, Max, are getting ready to deliver some Christmas cheer and Donald struggles to wrap presents with no help from the rambunctious Chip and Dale while Daisy supervises the chaos. Each of these Disney Gift Card designs are treated with a holiday sparkle that really captures the feeling of the season. Activate your favorite design with $100 redeemable for practically all things Disney and receive the coordinating pin at no additional cost. The Disney Trading Pins feature a “stained-glass” treatment that makes the windows translucent and can only be obtained as part of this limited-edition Disney Gift Card holiday series: now available at select merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

2018 Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series

Whether you’re shopping for our Holiday Pin Series or choosing any of our other designs at Disney Parks or on DisneyGiftCard.com, Disney Gift Cards are simple for you and perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list! A Disney Gift Card can be used for practically all things Disney at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney store locations in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as online at shopDisney.com and on the Shop Disney Parks app. So, whether you’re shopping for yourself, or spreading Disney holiday cheer far and wide, celebrate the season with our full assortment of holiday offerings. For more information on the Disney Gift Card and for even more festive designs, please visit DisneyGiftCard.com.

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Limited-Time Holiday Sips, Sweets, and Snacks at Disney Springs

If you’re doing your holiday shopping at Disney Springs this year, I’ve got a yummy list of eats and treats to keep you full while you’re out looking for that perfect gift! Recently, I visited Disney Springs with some of my besties, and we had so much fun shopping and snacking. I still have visions of macaron lollipops and gingerbread cookies in my head!

Check out this fun and festive video we made and while you’re at it, why not make a trip to Disney Springs to try these yummy sweets for yourself?

Holiday Ganache Squares from The Ganachery at Disney Springs

The Ganachery

  • Hot Ganache – hot drinking chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate crispies (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Santa Mickey Piñata – dark chocolate Mickey sphere filled with marshmallow treats
  • Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cottage – chocolate cottage filled with peppermint bark
  • Peppermint Bark – layers of milk chocolate and dark chocolate swirled with peppermint pieces
  • Eggnog Ganache Square
  • Candy Cane Ganache Square

Planet Hollywood

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Naughty (alcoholic) and Nice (non-alcoholic) Frozen Cocktails – mint chocolate frozen beverage garnished with brownie and candy cane

Holiday Sandwiches from Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs

Earl of Sandwich

  • Holiday Ham Sandwich – ham, cheddar, yams, and cranberry sauce on freshly-toasted artisan bread
  • Holiday Turkey Sandwich – turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise on freshly-toasted artisan bread

Vivoli il Gelato

  • Candy Cane Sundae – cheesecake, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, ginger, and salted caramel gelatos with caramel sauce, graham cracker, and whipped cream

Gobble Gobble Sliders and Holiday Cocktail at Splitsville Dining Room at Disney Springs

Splitsville Dining Room

  • Gobble Gobble Sliders (available Nov. 22–Dec. 26) – three sliders stacked with hand-carved roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, and crispy fried onions dressed with rich turkey gravy and sweet-sour cranberry sauce
  • Getting Figgy With It (available Nov. 22–Dec. 26) – fig-infused vodka, fig jam, ginger liqueur, all spice, and rhubarb bitters

Gingerbread Churro Balls from 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck at Disney Springs

4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck

  • Gingerbread Churro Balls – bite-sized gingerbread tossed in spiced sugar and served with cream cheese frosting for dipping

Turkey Burger and Peppermint Cookies and Cream Shake from D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs

D-Luxe Burger

  • Peppermint Cookies and Cream Shake
  • Turkey Burger – signature turkey burger with fried butternut squash risotto, fresh mozzarella, bacon-cranberry jam, lettuce, and tomato

Holiday Cocktails at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Jock Frost – a Floridian tropical treat with cinnamon cream liqueur, coconut rum, blue liqueur, pineapple, and lemon juice garnished with an orange
  • Jock’s Holiday Nog – a simple holiday eggnog with vodka, cinnamon cream liqueur, vanilla syrup, and mint candies

Holiday Items from Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Gingerbread Hat Cookie Ornaments
    • Goofy Hat Cookie – Nov. 25-Dec. 1
    • Donald Hat Cookie – Dec. 2-9
    • Pluto Hat Cookie – Dec. 10-17
    • Minnie Hat Cookie – Dec. 18-24
    • Mickey Hat Cookie – Dec. 25-30
  • Orange Cranberry Chardonnay Wine Slushy
  • Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake – topped with whipped cream and served with a paper straw coated in crushed peppermint
  • Pear Mousse – with poached pear wine reduction and fresh pears
  • Santa Mickey Macaron Lollipop – filled with eggnog ganache
  • Snowman Macaron Lollipop – hot-chocolate-flavored macarons filled with milk chocolate ganache and a marshmallow cream center
  • Spiced Plum Petite Cake – 5 spice chiffon cake with plum pâté de fruit and honey mousse
  • Winter Wonderland Petite Cake – cinnamon nutmeg chiffon cake with cranberry cherry pâté de fruit and salted caramel calvados mousse
  • Gingerbread Mickey Dome Cake
  • Santa Mickey Dome Cake

The Daily Poutine

  • Turkey Poutine with Cranberry Chutney

Holiday Candy Apples from Goofy’s Candy Company and Disney’s Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs

Goofy’s Candy Company and Disney’s Candy Cauldron

  • Assorted Holiday Crispy Treats
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Candy Apples
  • Sandy Claws Candy Apples
  • Snowflake Candy Apples
  • Assorted Holiday Cake Pops

Select Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Mickey Pretzels topped with Holiday Sprinkles

Tree Trail

  • Frozen Eggnog (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Holiday Sugar Cookies
  • Holiday Crispy Treat
  • Holiday Cotton Candy – available in gingerbread, eggnog, or peppermint flavors

I can personally vouch that everything on this list is DELICIOUS! And if you’re looking for a handy, dandy, shopping guide to accompany this festive Foodie Guide, check out Darcy Clark’s recent post.

For more information on all of these restaurants as well as even MORE holiday experiences throughout property, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

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Disney Doodle: Tiana & Lottie Find Delicious Inspiration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

In today’s Disney Doodle, artist Ashley Taylor imagines what Princess Tiana and her bestie, Lottie, would do if they had the chance to visit Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa during this time of year, right when the resort’s beloved gingerbread house appears.

“Tiana is always cooking and baking,” Ashley said. “It’s easy to imagine her and Lottie baking the delicious gingerbread treats for the Grand Floridian’s life size gingerbread house!”

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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
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  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
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    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
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    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
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  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

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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. 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