Disneyland – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining Reviews and More! Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:43:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Disneyland – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 7800472 Annual Passholders Could Win a Free Trip to China! http://www.chipandco.com/annual-passholders-win-free-trip-china-255226/ http://www.chipandco.com/annual-passholders-win-free-trip-china-255226/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:27:38 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=255226 In celebration of Adventures by Disney’s new 14-Day VIP China Theme Parks Guided Group Vacation,  Adventures by Disney are offering the chance for two lucky Annual Passholders and a guest to go on this epic guided tour for FREE through The Pass To China Sweepstakes. The tour, which wil $9,500 per person, offers 14 days/13 […]

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In celebration of Adventures by Disney’s new 14-Day VIP China Theme Parks Guided Group Vacation,  Adventures by Disney are offering the chance for two lucky Annual Passholders and a guest to go on this epic guided tour for FREE through The Pass To China Sweepstakes.

The tour, which wil $9,500 per person, offers 14 days/13 nights in China at Shanghai Disney Resort,  Disneyland Resort in California and at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.  The highlights include special access to attractions, behind the scenes tours, VIP guides as well as trips to amazing destinations like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square.  Sweepstakes winners will also be treated to a special pre-night Disneyland experience that will include surprise visits at Disneyland Resort, behind the scenes surprises and a very special trip to the Disneyland Dream Suite and Walt’s Private Apartment.

The sweepstakes are open to all Walt Disney World Annual Passholders as well as Disneyland Passholders and one entry will be drawn from each pool. Those interested in entering the sweepstakes should visit passtochina.com .  Only one entry per guest per day will be accepted.  The sweepstakes will run until February 28, 2017 with winners being drawn on March 1, 2017.

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Changes to Disneyland Transportation Options http://www.chipandco.com/changes-disneyland-transportation-options-255191/ http://www.chipandco.com/changes-disneyland-transportation-options-255191/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:43:15 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=255191 Guests planning to visit Disneyland in 2017 will want to be aware of two newly announced transportation changes at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. Disney has stated that Anaheim Gray Line will no longer provide transportation to attractions and/or tours for 2017. All existing bookings for tours and attraction transportation through 2016 will be […]

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Guests planning to visit Disneyland in 2017 will want to be aware of two newly announced transportation changes at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

Disney has stated that Anaheim Gray Line will no longer provide transportation to attractions and/or tours for 2017. All existing bookings for tours and attraction transportation through 2016 will be honored. Please note Disneyland Resort Express, which is run by Anaheim Gray Line, will continue to operate.

There will also be a new option for airport transportation in 2017, the Karmel Shuttle. Karmel Shuttle offers direct service by reservation via shared shuttle to the Anaheim resort area which will also provide service to all of Disneyland’s Good Neighbor Hotels. Karmel Shuttle is a reservation-based transportation provider, so you will need to provide them with your flight information prior to your trip.

What do you think of the new option available to guests?

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes Heading to Downtown Disney District in 2017 http://www.chipandco.com/splitsville-luxury-lanes-heading-downtown-disney-district-2017-255192/ http://www.chipandco.com/splitsville-luxury-lanes-heading-downtown-disney-district-2017-255192/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:01:57 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=255192 Hailed as a social experiences for all ages, Splitsville Luxury Lanes will be bringing good eats, live entertainment and bowling to Disneyland’s Downtown District when it opens during the second half of 2017. The first Splitsville in California, the venue will boast a 625 seat restaurant, large outdoor patio overlooking the Downtown Disney District, two […]

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Hailed as a social experiences for all ages, Splitsville Luxury Lanes will be bringing good eats, live entertainment and bowling to Disneyland’s Downtown District when it opens during the second half of 2017.

The first Splitsville in California, the venue will boast a 625 seat restaurant, large outdoor patio overlooking the Downtown Disney District, two full service bars and 20 luxurious bowling lanes.

Construction is slated to begin soon at Splitsville’s new location next to Tortilla Jo’s and will feature a a dramatic design with a 1950’s flare.  The menu will include an eclectic array of items from fresh-rolled sushi, and hand cut steaks to burgers, crinkle cut fries and hand-tossed pizzas.

Steps away from both theme parks, Splittsville will offer the perfect nighttime venue for families looking to unwind after a day a the theme parks. For more information on Splitsville please visit their official website at splitsvillelanes.com.

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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror-13th Hour Dessert Party on January 1st at Disney California Adventure http://www.chipandco.com/twilight-zone-tower-terror-13th-hour-dessert-party-january-1st-disney-california-adventure-255149/ http://www.chipandco.com/twilight-zone-tower-terror-13th-hour-dessert-party-january-1st-disney-california-adventure-255149/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:42:35 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=255149 A special ticketed one-night farewell to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 10:00pm until 1:00am. Guests at the after hours Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 13th Hour dessert party will enjoy live music and a delicious dessert buffet followed by one […]

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A special ticketed one-night farewell to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 10:00pm until 1:00am. Guests at the after hours Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 13th Hour dessert party will enjoy live music and a delicious dessert buffet followed by one last ride into the Twilight Zone on its final day of operation.

The party will be a posh affair, so you’re encouraged to dress in your finest Hollywood Golden Age style. Fedoras for the gents and hats with veils for the ladies are welcome, but no masks please.

This elegant, after-hours party features:

  • Enjoyment of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in its original version for the duration of the party
  • Dessert buffet, coffee, soda and water
  • Entertainment provided by a debonair emcee and the plucky Silver Lake Sisters
  • Special photo locations
  • Signature non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails for an additional cost
  • Commemorative keepsake available for purchase
  • One of the last opportunities to purchase Twilight Zone Tower of Terror merchandise

Tickets to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 13th Hour party cost $95.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. They are currently available to purchase online or by calling (714) 781-DINE.

Event Admission and Check-In

  • Event ticket provides admission to a limited section of Disney California Adventure Park.
  • Event check-in begins at 8:00 PM at the Esplanade.
  • Guests may enter Disney California Adventure Park beginning at 10:00 PM.
  • Ticket prices do not include tax or gratuity.

Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older for the duration of the event. Guests must be 40″ (102 cm) or taller to enter the attraction. All prices, food options, services, age ranges, locations, dates, times and menus subject to change without notice. A 72-hour notice required for cancellation refund.

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All offerings and experiences are subject to change without notice. The Twilight Zone® is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc. and used with permission pursuant to a license with CBS, Inc.

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Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland http://www.chipandco.com/main-street-electrical-parade-returns-disneyland-255065/ http://www.chipandco.com/main-street-electrical-parade-returns-disneyland-255065/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:51:09 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=255065 As sad as we were to see Main Street Electrical Parade parade leave Walt Disney World, we’re excited to know that we can still see it at Disneyland Resort. Disney announced that the Main Street Electrical Parade will make it’s return to Disneyland Resort for a Limited Time engagement: This encore performance at Disneyland park […]

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As sad as we were to see Main Street Electrical Parade parade leave Walt Disney World, we’re excited to know that we can still see it at Disneyland Resort. Disney announced that the Main Street Electrical Parade will make it’s return to Disneyland Resort for a Limited Time engagement:

This encore performance at Disneyland park will run nightly until June 18 – that’s 45 years after it first lit up Main Street, U.S.A., in 1972! During this limited-time celebration, guests will also enjoy special merchandise and food offerings inspired by the Main Street Electrical Parade – we’ll have more to share on those very soon.

Want to celebrate the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade in style? Join us on January 19 for a special, after-hours premiere event and be among the first to experience the return of this beloved parade. After the park closes, premiere event ticket holders will enjoy a night of exclusive access to most Disneyland park attractions and select restaurants, featuring a special performance of the Main Street Electrical Parade ahead of its official debut to the public. Tickets go on sale for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders tomorrow, Dec. 6, and to the general public on December 13. Information will be available on Disneyland.com beginning tomorrow.

Join us in January as we welcome the Main Street Electrical Parade home to Disneyland park for a limited time!

Will you be making a trip to see MSEP while it’s at Disneyland?

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Additional Destinations to Be Added to Star Tours http://www.chipandco.com/additional-destinations-added-star-tours-254890/ http://www.chipandco.com/additional-destinations-added-star-tours-254890/#respond Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:06:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=254890 Last month during D23:Destination D, Disney shared with fan club members plans to add a new adventure to the Star Tours- The Adventure Continues attraction.  Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering are currently in production to add an exhilarating new mission that will coincide with the release of Star Wars Episode 8 next year. In the […]

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Last month during D23:Destination D, Disney shared with fan club members plans to add a new adventure to the Star Tours- The Adventure Continues attraction.  Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering are currently in production to add an exhilarating new mission that will coincide with the release of Star Wars Episode 8 next year.

In the meantime, WDW News Today is reporting upcoming changes to the Star Tours destinations visited during the ride.  Since The Force Awakens came out last year both Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s versions of Star Tours have been programmed so that every rider experiences both the Jakku and the BB-8 sequences during their ride.  However, reports are surfacing that the two sequences will be randomized like all of the others in the attraction.

In addition, beginning on December 18th, the Kashyk, Hoth and Tatooine sequences as well as the Admiral Ackbar, Yoda and Princess Leia hologram transmissions will once again be added into the mix.

Since opening in 1989, Star Tours has offered multiple random sequences during the space simulations so that guests, even those choosing to ride multiple times, have the feeling that they are on a new adventure every time.

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Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule for December 2016 http://www.chipandco.com/disneyland-refurbishment-schedule-december-2016-254799/ http://www.chipandco.com/disneyland-refurbishment-schedule-december-2016-254799/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:00:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=254799 In order to keep their rides running smoothly and safely, Disneyland often needs to close rides in order to perform maintenance on them, or even to give them a new look. As much as we don’t like it when our favorite rides aren’t running, it’s necessary to keep all the guests safe while on the […]

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In order to keep their rides running smoothly and safely, Disneyland often needs to close rides in order to perform maintenance on them, or even to give them a new look. As much as we don’t like it when our favorite rides aren’t running, it’s necessary to keep all the guests safe while on the rides. That being said, here is a list of rides and attractions at the Disneyland Resort undergoing refurbishment during December 2016.

Disneyland Resort:

  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes- Closed until Summer 2017
  • Disneyland Railroad – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Disneyland Railroad – Mickey’s Toontown – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Disneyland Railroad – New Orleans Square – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Disneyland Railroad – Tomorrowland – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Fantasmic! – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island – Closed until  Summer 2017
  • Sailing Ship Columbia – Closed until Summer 2017
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- Closed December 5-7

 

 

Disney’s Grand Californian Resort made the following statement about General refurbishments scheduled from Jan-Fall 2017:

General Resort Refurbishments
Guests may see and hear construction as we make improvements to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. To minimize any disruptions, activities that may create noise will not start earlier than 9:00 AM.

 

We hope these closures don’t affect your next Magical vacation to Disneyland!

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RunDisney 2017-2018 Race and Registration Dates Announced http://www.chipandco.com/rundisney-2017-2018-race-registration-dates-announced-254286/ http://www.chipandco.com/rundisney-2017-2018-race-registration-dates-announced-254286/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=254286 Race and registration dates for 2017 – 2018 runDisney events have been announced. Runners can register for a particular race at rundisney.com beginning at Noon EST on the dates below, which appear to be earlier than usual. Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in 2017 – on sale December 13, 2016 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend in […]

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Race and registration dates for 2017 – 2018 runDisney events have been announced. Runners can register for a particular race at rundisney.com beginning at Noon EST on the dates below, which appear to be earlier than usual.

  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in 2017 – on sale December 13, 2016
  • Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend in 2017 – packages now available
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in 2017 – on sale January 17, 2017
  • Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend in 2017 – on sale January 31, 2017
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in 2018 – on sale February 14, 2017
  • Star Wars Half Marathon – the Light Side in 2018 – on sale March 14, 2017
  • Virtual Running Shorts in 2017 – on sale April 11, 2017
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend in 2018 – on sale May 2, 2017
  • Star Wars Half Marathon in 2018 – The Dark Side – on sale  May 23, 2017
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in 2018 – on sale June 27, 2017

RunDisney events are a lot of fun and tend to sell out quickly. Be sure to mark your calendars and register as soon as possible if you plan to participate.

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Solar Panels Added to Cars Land Attraction at Disney California Adventure Park http://www.chipandco.com/solar-panels-added-cars-land-attraction-disney-california-adventure-park-254278/ http://www.chipandco.com/solar-panels-added-cars-land-attraction-disney-california-adventure-park-254278/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:56:54 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=254278 A new 40,000 square foot solar array system has been installed atop Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure park. It includes more than 1,400 high-efficiency solar panels that will use the power of the sun to help run the Cars Land attraction. The amount of electricity the system will generate for the theme park […]

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A new 40,000 square foot solar array system has been installed atop Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure park. It includes more than 1,400 high-efficiency solar panels that will use the power of the sun to help run the Cars Land attraction. The amount of electricity the system will generate for the theme park is equivalent to the energy used to power 100 homes in Anaheim each year.

Below is a time lapse video if the installation process:

The solar array system is the first of its kind at the Disneyland Resort and part of an ongoing commitment to develop and implement environmentally responsible practices.

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Fuel Rod Charging Kiosks Coming to Disneyland http://www.chipandco.com/fuel-rod-charging-kiosks-coming-disneyland-254201/ http://www.chipandco.com/fuel-rod-charging-kiosks-coming-disneyland-254201/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:16:07 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=254201 A while back we had mentioned that with the growing popularity of Fuel Rod chargers, that Walt Disney World was beginning to add Fuel Rod Kiosks in the resorts. It was only a matter of time before Disneyland hopped on the Fuel Rod trend as well! Fuel Rod Charging stations are now available at the […]

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A while back we had mentioned that with the growing popularity of Fuel Rod chargers, that Walt Disney World was beginning to add Fuel Rod Kiosks in the resorts. It was only a matter of time before Disneyland hopped on the Fuel Rod trend as well! Fuel Rod Charging stations are now available at the following locations in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA:

 

Disneyland Park:

  • Main Street Locker Rental & Storage
  • Starcade (near ATM)
  • “it’s a small world” Toy Shop
  • Hungry Bear (lower level)

Disney California Adventure Park:

  • Kingswell Camera
  • Treasures in Paradise

*Downtown Disney District:

  • ESPN Zone

*Disneyland Hotel:

  • Outside Business Center (Fantasy Tower)

*Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa:

  • Convention Area

*Paradise Pier Hotel:

  • Hotel Lobby Area

*Locations in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are available now, kiosks at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney District will be installed in early December 2016.

You can learn more about Fuel Rod here.

Have you tried the new portable charger while at Disney Parks yet?

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Hong Kong Disneyland Changing Castle and Adding Frozen & Marvel Lands http://www.chipandco.com/hong-kong-disneyland-changing-castle-adding-frozen-marvel-lands-254126/ http://www.chipandco.com/hong-kong-disneyland-changing-castle-adding-frozen-marvel-lands-254126/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:21:08 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=254126 Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) announced a multi-year development plan to take the park to a new level of excitement, leveraging some of the most beloved and successful franchises of The Walt Disney Company. Plans include new themed areas, attractions and entertainment, launching almost every year from 2018 through 2023. Guests will experience Marvel and […]

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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) announced a multi-year development plan to take the park to a new level of excitement, leveraging some of the most beloved and successful franchises of The Walt Disney Company. Plans include new themed areas, attractions and entertainment, launching almost every year from 2018 through 2023.

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Guests will experience Marvel and “Frozen” like never before as HKDL leverages the best of Disney to bring both these world-renowned franchises to life in their own immersive areas. The centerpiece of the park and the gateway to Fantasyland – the castle – will also be transformed to create spectacular entertainment experiences for guests.

“We are more excited than ever about the future of Hong Kong Disneyland,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are bringing the best of The Walt Disney Company to this wonderful tourist destination, giving guests from around the world an experience only Disney can deliver and an experience they can only have with us at Hong Kong Disneyland.”

(see all the photos from the Press Release below)

Some highlights of the new experiences that will delight Disney fans and guests from around the world include*:

* Please refer to Annex for the program of development by year.

  • An epicenter of Marvel Super Heroes that will continue to unfold. From the launch of Iron Man Experience, the Marvel universe continues to grow at HKDL. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters will be reimagined into a brand new experience for guests to fight alongside the icons of the Marvel Universe. Further, another thrilling attraction dedicated to one of the most popular Marvel franchises will be added to expand the epicenter of Marvel Super Heroes as exciting events unfold in phases.
  • An exciting new “Frozen” themed area where characters and stories from the kingdom of Arendelle will come to life in ways guests have never experienced before at a Disney park. Guests will enjoy two new attractions and be immersed in Arendelle with uniquely themed dining, shopping, and entertainment.
  • A completely transformed Castle and Hub area to showcase brand new daytime and nighttime shows and entertainment offerings that will celebrate every prince and princess who ever wished upon a star and dared to follow a dream. An “Adventureland Show Place,” which invites guests to “Moana’s Village Festival” through a series of daytime entertainment offerings anchored around a lively stage show in a new interactive entertainment environment. In addition to experiencing live shows and immersive Disney storytelling, guests can meet Moana, heroine of the new Disney animated film that will be released globally starting November 2016.

The major development plans extend the excitement and amazing growth at HKDL, as the resort is set to open the eagerly anticipated Iron Man Experience officially on January 11, 2017 and the richly themed Disney Explorers Lodge resort hotel later in the first half of the year.

HKDL has continued to grow since its opening in 2005 and has broadened its appeal to families and young adults as well as diverse markets, including local, mainland China and overseas guests.

The three themed areas launched between 2011 and 2013, Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point, have enhanced the park’s attractions and entertainment offerings and boosted the park’s attractiveness to different market segments. In 2013, Mystic Manor was awarded the prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction, the equivalent of the Oscar in the theme park industry. In the following year, the nighttime parade “Disney Paint the Night” was launched and subsequently honored with a Thea Award.

In celebration of HKDL’s 10th Anniversary in 2015, the new stage show “Mickey and the Wondrous Book” and a new walk-through experience “Fairy Tale Forest” were introduced. This past summer, “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover” presented attractions and offerings themed after another classic Disney franchise.

“The all-new developments will further reinforce HKDL’s position as a world-class tourist destination for everyone, including families and young adults, and help build lifelong memories across generations of families,” said Samuel Lau, executive vice president and managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland.

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HKDL’s two shareholders – The Walt Disney Company and the Hong Kong Government – have agreed on the development plans, subject to funding approval by the Company’s Board of Directors and Legislative Council for their respective share of investment.

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Disneyland Resort is testing a new preferred parking option at its Mickey & Friends Parking Structure. Guests can pay $35 versus the regular $18 parking fee in order to be closer to the elevators and escalators. If your annual pass already includes theme park parking then you can upgrade to preferred parking by paying an extra $17. The preferred parking option began November 21st and is expected to continue throughout the holiday season and perhaps beyond.

The preferred parking option is only available at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure and not at the Toy Story parking area, Downtown Disney District or at hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

Parking structures for the theme parks open one hour prior to the published and scheduled Disneyland Park opening time. On days featuring Magic Morning Early Admission, the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure opens 90 minutes before the published Disneyland Park opening time.

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Walt Disney Imagineering released a stunning new image of the Star Wars-themed land planned for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The brand new land will be located in the southwest corner of the park and is the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Walt Disney World Resort.

Work is already underway at both Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park to bring the stories to life inside the parks from a galaxy far, far away. The land will take on a whole new dimension after dark and feature adventures and surprises around every corner. Guests will even be able to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapaek also shared during a D23: Destination D presentation today that a new adventure will be added to the Star Tours – the Adventure Continues attraction. Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm teams are currently in production to add an exciting new mission to the attraction based on elements from Star Wars Episode 8.

Stay tuned for more information on the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park as well as the new mission at Star Tours – the Adventures Continue.

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Roundup of New Festivities this Holiday Season at Disney Parks http://www.chipandco.com/roundup-new-festivities-holiday-season-disney-parks-253786/ http://www.chipandco.com/roundup-new-festivities-holiday-season-disney-parks-253786/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:08:39 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=253786 Exciting new entertainment, holiday treats and holiday-themed parties are taking place at Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line. Below is a roundup of the new festivities taking place that will have Disney guests “Jingling All the Way” this holiday season. Walt Disney World Resort MAGIC KINGDOM Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration: New to the Cinderella Castle […]

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Exciting new entertainment, holiday treats and holiday-themed parties are taking place at Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line. Below is a roundup of the new festivities taking place that will have Disney guests “Jingling All the Way” this holiday season.

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MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration: New to the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage at Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Mickey and his pals host some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas soiree filled with medleys of delightful classic and contemporary holiday songs, and magical holiday projections on Cinderella Castle building to a sensational, snowy finale. (Also available Dec. 23 – 31 during regular park operating hours).

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  • New Holidays Around the World Marketplaces – Explore what the Holidays Around the World at Epcot taste like around the globe at five new marketplaces: indulge in duck confit and dumplings from the Alpine Haus Marketplace, celebrate with the shredded beef tamale from the Three Kings Feast Marketplace, toast with Williams Punch from the Germany Marketplace, and more.

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DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! – An all-new nighttime spectacular premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 14-Dec. 31, sending beloved Disney animated characters on a spirited yuletide adventure to get Santa back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” combines state-of-the-art projections, fireworks, special effects and Christmas music to create a dazzling, one-of-a-kind holiday experience for guests – capped by a special message from Santa himself.
  • “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Holiday Party – Also a new dessert party themed to the show will be offered nightly, one hour prior to each performance, in the courtyard of the Chinese Theater. Guests who book the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Holiday Party enjoy holiday snacks, decadent desserts and specialty beverages.
    •Santa Claus – New for 2016 is the opportunity to meet Santa Claus at the Once Upon a Time The beautiful, vintage setting reflects the bygone days of Santa’s visits to the great department stores of the U.S.

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DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration: Watch as hundreds of lighted show drones take to the nighttime sky at Disney Springs with remarkable new technology.
  • Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail: To capture the spirit of the holidays, Marketplace guests can stroll among 15 custom decorated holiday trees, each dedicated to a popular Disney theme.
  • Once Upon a Toy Fountain – At the “Once Upon a Toy” Fountain (Marketplace), toys have magically come alive for an interactive holiday dance party nightly on the plaza. There’s pin trading, a nightly tree lighting ceremony and more.

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DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

  • Festival of Holidays– The new Festival of Holidays celebrates time-honored traditions and heartwarming experiences inspired by holiday festivals around the world. Guests at the Festival of Holidays will discover something fun around every corner – from delicious, internationally inspired food and beverages at 14 themed festival marketplaces to music, dance and diverse cultural holiday celebrations, including the popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! The global sounds of special guest musical groups will ring throughout the festival, and the young and young-at-heart will celebrate with some of their favorite Disney characters.
  • “World of Color – Season of Light”– The all-new nighttime spectacular, “World of Color – Season of Light,” immerses guests in the warmth and heartfelt spirit of the holidays. Powerful fountains shoot water up to 200 feet high, creating massive water screens to take guests through a sparkling winter fantasy. The brilliant show combines classic holiday songs, humor and memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films to entertain the entire family.
  • Princess Elena – Princess Elena, the first Disney Princess inspired by diverse Latin American cultures, will make her Disneyland Resort debut in a colorful cavalcade during the Festival of Holidays. The brave teenager from the Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor” will perform musical numbers and also meet with guests in a character greeting area in the park.

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DISNEYLAND PARK

  • Guests return to Disneyland park year after year to experience beloved Holiday traditions, from “A Christmas Fantasy” parade to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats and holiday entertainment. Guests also enjoy the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday, Jingle Cruise and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
  • This year, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle returns for the first time since 2014, with magical nighttime snowfall moments that conclude with “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks and its stirring snowfall finale.

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Disney Cruise Line

VERY MERRY-TIME CRUISES

This holiday season, give a gift that’s both nautical and nice: a cruise on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all decked out with holiday cheer. Starting early November, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship during Very Merrytime Cruises, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and New Year’s Eve galas. But the best part might just be relaxing on deck instead of shoveling snow. During these voyages, special stem-to-stern events include:

  • “Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic”in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where Disney characters lead holiday carols and the lighting of the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • “Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball” in the atrium lobby, where Disney cruisers welcome the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a grand celebration featuring Broadway-style entertainment, favorite Disney characters and classic holiday tunes. This evening of enchantment is made complete when a special pair of royal sisters joins the party and causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium.
  • Dickens-inspired carolers carrying the spirit of the holidays throughout the ship while singing holiday classics, sometimes with the help of favorite Disney friends. At the end of the cruise, children will have the opportunity to join the carolers onstage for a special farewell show.
  • Family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses and meeting Santa Claus.
  • Youth holiday crafts such as decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” a tropical celebration with Disney friends leading games such as hula hooping and limbo under oversized candy canes, along with dances for the whole family like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.
  • A special holiday edition of the cheerful farewell celebration on the final night of the cruise, with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

Contact lbourget@mickeytravels.com or visit my Facebook page here to start planning your Disney vacation during the 2016 or 2017 holiday season.  All of my planning services are 100% FREE and can help save you both time and money! 

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For any of our friends on the West Coast that may have had cupcake envy, your day has come! Sprinkles Bakery has finally arrived at Disneyland and is serving up a wide assortment of freshly baked cupcakes and cookies from its new home in Downtown Disney.

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Hailed by the Food Network as the World’s first cupcake bakery, Sprinkles has been winning over fans with delicious delicacies in a wide array of mouth watering flavors like banana, red velvet,  and salty caramel.  Cookies range from much-loved classics like the snickerdoodle to exciting new varieties like Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip.

There is also truly something for everyone as Sprinkles’ Menu also includes vegan, gluten free, and sugar free options.

The cupcakes will set visitors back $4.95 a cake or $52.00 for a dozen.

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and head on over to Sprinkles next time you’re strolling through Downtown Disney.  The shop is open Sunday – Wednesday from 9-12 and 9 – 1 Thursday – Saturday.  For more information check out Sprinkles website.

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Purchase a Disneyland annual passport now through February 11, 2017 and receive 13 months for the price of 12. This offer is not valid on previously purchased annual passes and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Guests are able to visit both Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park on the same day most days of the year with an annual pass. The usual blockout dates apply.

Below are the annual passport categories eligible for this offer:

  • Disney Deluxe Passport – Prices from $599.00
  • Disney Signature Passport – Prices from $849.00
  • Disney  Signature Plus Passport – Prices from $1,049.00

Passes are 13 consecutive months and are nontransferable and nonrefundable. The Southern California Select Passport or the Disney Southern California Passport are not eligible for this offer.

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Meet Moana at Disney Parks and Resorts http://www.chipandco.com/meet-moana-disney-parks-resorts-253744/ http://www.chipandco.com/meet-moana-disney-parks-resorts-253744/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:10:50 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=253744 Moana from the new animated feature film “Moana” is now available for meet and greets at select Disney destinations. She was spotted at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort today, November 17th, greeting guests and recounting tales of adventure. No formal announcement has been made by Disney yet as to where her official meet and greet location […]

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Moana from the new animated feature film “Moana” is now available for meet and greets at select Disney destinations. She was spotted at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort today, November 17th, greeting guests and recounting tales of adventure.

No formal announcement has been made by Disney yet as to where her official meet and greet location or when available times will be at Walt Disney World Resort. Although it is interesting to note that the merchandise store on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House at Polynesian Village Resort is now called “Moana Mercantile.”

Moana also began meeting with guests earlier this week at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii. She is expected to arrive at Disneyland later this month. Disney’s “Moana” sails into theaters on November 23, 2016.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Moana” is the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to guide her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought – her own identity.

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Sending a Disney Gift Card just became a whole lot more convenient! The new Disney Gift Card eGift is available to purchase online at disneystore.com and can be sent to any valid email address within hours. It is redeemable anywhere Disney Gift cards are accepted by simply scanning it directly from a mobile device or providing a printed copy of the eGift. The Disney Gift Card eGift is available in $25 increments up to $150, plus denominations of $200, $250, $300 and $500.

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Keep in mind that the Disney Gift Card eGift is an emailed version of a Disney Gift Card and the recipient will not receive a hard plastic card in the mail. Traditional gift cards with hundreds of designs will still be available for purchase at DisneyGiftCard.com.

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The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ Cast and Airing Dates http://www.chipandco.com/wonderful-world-disney-magical-holiday-celebration-cast-airing-dates-253599/ http://www.chipandco.com/wonderful-world-disney-magical-holiday-celebration-cast-airing-dates-253599/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:33:00 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=253599 If you visited the Disney Resorts recently you may have seen, or even been part of, the Disney Holiday Specials’ filming. Disney now gives us more information on when you can view these new specials on ABC this holiday season: Disney kicks off the holidays with three musical specials originating from Walt Disney World Resort […]

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If you visited the Disney Resorts recently you may have seen, or even been part of, the Disney Holiday Specials’ filming. Disney now gives us more information on when you can view these new specials on ABC this holiday season:

Disney kicks off the holidays with three musical specials originating from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The shows will be presented on Disney|ABC Television Group platforms, including ABC Television Network, Disney Channel, the ABC and Disney Channel apps and VOD, among other branded digital platforms. The holiday specials will include performances by some of the world’s most popular recording artists, celebrity hosts, Disney character appearances and heartwarming wish-come-true moments for three lucky families from across the country.

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“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” will air THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. “Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration” will air FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel. “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” will air SUNDAY DECEMBER 25 (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Sofia Carson, Jordan Fisher, Forever in Your Mind, China Anne McClain, Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart.

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The holiday specials are a collaboration by Disney Parks, Disney|ABC Television Group and IMG.

The multi-platform programming schedule is:

THANKSGIVING – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” premieres on the ABC Television Network (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST) and on the ABC app. Join Emmy Award-winners Julianne and Derek Hough as they host the magical two-hour special from the Walt Disney World Resort. They join “Descendants 2” star Sofia Carson to kick off the holiday season in a way only Disney can, showcasing extraordinary music performances, special appearances and some unforgettable Disney magic moments.

Musical performances include:

  • Boyz II Men, joined by JoJo, will sing a holiday favorite from the steps of Cinderella Castle
  • Alessia Cara will sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s animated feature film, “Moana” (in theaters November 23) for the very first time on broadcast television.
  • Kelly Clarkson will perform “Underneath the Tree” and “Stronger.”
  • Flo Rida performs two of his smash hits.
  • From Disney’s Hollywood Studios, OneRepublic performs one of their hit songs.
  • Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks will perform “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Ugly Christmas Sweater” and “Marshmallow World,” all from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

Additional performances to be announced.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

“Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration” premieres on Disney Channel (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST) and on the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST. The special will be available on-demand and will be featured in encore presentations on Disney Channel through Tuesday, December 20.

Musical performances include:

  • “Jolly to the Core,” performed by Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart.
  • “Silent Night,” performed by Hollywood Records and Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson.
  • Kelly Clarkson performing a song from her 2013 holiday album “Wrapped in Red.”
  • “Descendants 2” star China Anne McClain performing “This Christmas.”
  • Forever In Your Mind performing “Celebrate.”
  • Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks perform a holiday duet from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

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CHRISTMAS – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

“The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” will air on the ABC Television Network (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST; airtimes vary, check listings) and on the ABC and Disney Channel apps. This Christmas, Disney Parks celebrate the joy of the holiday season as hosts Julianne and Derek Hough take viewers on a magical ride down Main Street and beyond. The Christmas Day celebration will be bigger and brighter than ever before, bringing together the beloved Christmas day parade, magical musical performances, surprise celebrity guests and heart-warming family stories to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Musical performances include:

  • Alessia Cara will perform a holiday favorite.
  • Sofia Carson performs “Silent Night” featuring an alternate musical arrangement from her performance on Disney Channel and also hosts from backstage.
  • Kelly Clarkson performing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  • In front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Gavin DeGraw sings a Christmas classic.
  • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” performed by Jordan Fisher who will also make his Broadway debut in “Hamilton” on November 22.
  • OneRepublic performs from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Solo and duet performances by Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

Additional performances to be announced.

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Will you be watching the Wonderful World of Disney Specials when they air?

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If you’ve been following along during Mickey’s recent world wide adventures to celebrate his birthday, then you’ll want to know that the big day is officially this coming Friday. Mickey will be turning 88 years old, and will be celebrating at each of the Disney resorts worldwide!

This Friday, Disney Parks around the world will celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday, and we want you to join in the fun! Take a look at what’s in store for you at each resort.

At the Disneyland Resort, you can sing “Happy Birthday” to Mickey in a special pre-parade moment before enjoying “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade on Main Street, U.S.A. Over at Walt Disney World Resort, you can join some of your favorite characters for a special birthday-themed edition of the “Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” Street Party. Commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons will also be available at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

If you’re at Shanghai Disney Resort this Friday, celebrate Mickey’s birthday along Mickey Avenue with a special Grand-Marshal pre-parade. You can even visit Disneyland Paris for a birthday sing-along, a special photo booth at ImagiNations and commemorative stickers. At Hong Kong Disneyland, you just might find commemorative birthday stickers and pins and the chance to share a magical moment with Mickey.

And to celebrate no matter where you are in the world, keep an eye out for Mickey’s new music video highlighting his trip around the world to the new hit song “What We Got,” premiering this Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickey on Twitter to show us how you joined in the celebration!

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