Frozen Fever Continues with New Treats

If you’ve been in the Walt Disney World Parks this past weekend, then you’d have noticed the many spring sweet treats placed in multiple locations across the property. The Disney Parks Food and Beverage team has now created new treats inspired by the “Frozen Fever” short.

Treats such as, Anna’s Happy Birthday Cupcake, will be available at select quick-service locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. This vanilla cupcake has an icy blue butter-cream frosting, marshmallows and snowflake candies, topped with a white chocolate Olaf. The Frozen inspired goodies will be available April 8th.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Disney Nostalgia

1997 Magic Kingdom Park Map
1997 Magic Kingdom Park Map

The other evening I was going through my past receipts and paperwork preparing to file my taxes. It’s something we 20 and 30-somethings like to refer to as adulting.

It’s a term first coined on twitter which means doing the monotonous things that a responsible adult is supposed to do such as, paying bills, filing taxes, showing up for work, and many of the ridiculousness that comes with being an adult.

Basically it’s the opposite of everything you truly want to do, such as geeking out with friends of the same fandom (for me it’s Harry Potter), playing video games, drinking around Epcot’s World Showcase, or anything you may feel takes you away from the mundane requirements of adulthood.

Back to the original story…

It was a day of many adulting activities when I ran across a box full of park maps I used to collect and the main one that stood out was a Magic Kingdom guidemap from November 24th to 30th, 1997. It stopped me because it was my 14th birthday weekend during that year and going to Walt Disney World during any of my childhood was always like an early Christmas gift.

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New MagicBands released from Disney

Photo: Disney Parks Blog
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Walt Disney World will release some additional open edition retail MagicBands for $19.95 each (plus tax) on the following dates:

  • Ariel and Cinderella Castle – January 16th
  • Belle – January 23rd
  • Tinker Bell; Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear – January 30th

Look for these items in select Walt Disney World Resort merchandise locations. Select accessories and solid color retail MagicBands can also be found  at http://www.DisneyStore.com/MagicBands.

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Frozen Gingerbread Castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Photo: Disney Parks Blog
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

During this yuletide season Disney traditionally takes gingerbread house building to a new height, making Walt Disney World the premiere holiday must do for all things merry! Due to Frozen record breaking success, one would expect the Norwegian fairy tale to bring its artic chill across the parks.

Take a look at the amazing time-lapse video below of the all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, inspired by the film. The 17-foot-tall masterpiece is visible from the monorail as guests head to and from Magic Kingdom Park. The Frozen gingerbread castle took months to bake and five days to build. It is adorn with sugar snowflakes, gingerbread shingles and chocolate-coated trees with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more amongst the sugary creation.

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Walt Disney World News: Disney Christmas Decor Starts!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… well kind of. Walt Disney World Resort has started placing Disney Christmas decor all around the magical central Florida destination!

You can now see holiday displays throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. The Holiday Services team will be installing yuletide designs at Epcot after park hours on Nov. 13th-14th. The Holiday Services team will also be installing holiday decor at Disney’s Animal Kingdom after park hours on Nov. 17th-18th. This is definitely my favorite time of year at Disney.

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PhotoPass Photos Automatically Linked to MagicBands

Photo: Walt Disney World Co.
Photo: Walt Disney World Co.

New! PhotoPass Photos Automatically Linked to MagicBands: Are you a MagicBand wearer? Well if you are then you’re in for a treat…well it depends on if your definition of a treat is more on the creepy side. On select Walt Disney World Resort attractions, your photos will now be automatically associated with your My Disney Experience account. You don’t have to do anything… that’s kind of the creepy part.

If you’ve worn your MagicBand on one of the participating attractions in the last 45 days, you should be able to find that photo in your account now. If you don’t have a MagicBand you can use the new touch points at Magic Kingdom Park (Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain) and after you ride, simply find your photo on the preview wall and touch your park ticket or Memory Maker card to the touch point.

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