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Cafe Orleans at Disneyland Park is THE Place for ‘Fantasmic’ Dining!

If you are looking to experience a “Fantasmic!” Dining Package at Disneyland® Park, Cafe Orleans is the place to do it. While River Belle Terrace is under refurbishment, you can make reservations beginning Aug. 15, 2017 for the Cafe Orleans dining package. These packages are available Sept. 5 – Nov. 16, 2017. In addition to the dining packages available at Blue Bayou Restaurant and Hungry Bear Restaurant, these are delicious ways to reserve viewing for “Fantasmic!,” the classic nighttime spectacular.

 

Cafe Orleans “Fantasmic!” Dining Package:

  • Package includes one three-course meal (starter, entrée and dessert) 
  • Includes a “Fantasmic!” reserved viewing area voucher
  • Dining package reservations available from 11:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Same day reservations based on availability
  • Cafe Orleans “Fantasmic!” Dining Package Pricing:
    • $45.00 – Adult
    • $25.00 – Children (ages 3-9)

“Fantasmic!” is a beloved 25-year tradition. The treasured Disneyland Park experience has returned, complete with its original fanfare and theme song, and now features new mist screens with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before. 

“Fantasmic!” and food – a veritable power couple!

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An All NEW Star Wars Hyper-Reality Experience is Coming to Downtown Disney and Disney Springs!

The VOID’s new, groundbreaking hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland® Resort and Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Beginning this holiday season, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport you to a galaxy far, far away where you’ll be able to engage with friends, family and Star Wars characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. It’ll even allow environmental effects to be felt using Haptic feedback – melding the physical and digital worlds together. So, you don’t just see the Star Wars universe, you’re part of it at Disney Parks.

Plans for this first-of-its-kind experience were just unveiled by THE VOID, an entertainment company that combines the magic of illusions and advanced technology to create immersive social experiences that take visitors to new worlds. Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are collaborating to help develop this one-of-a-kind experience at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs.

We’ll have many more details to share in the future. Stay tuned for more details as work begins on Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

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Cruz Ramirez Meet and Greet coming to Disney Parks this Summer!

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This summer, when you and your family head on down the highway to Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort, you’ll be able to meet one of the newest stars from Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Cruz Ramirez. Cruz is joining Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land, starting today. She’ll also be taking a summer road trip down to the Sunshine State, stopping in on Pixar Place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort.

In Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Cruz Ramirez is a top-notch technician at the Rusteze Racing Center where she’s assigned to train the team’s talented rookies. Cruz always had racing dreams of her own, but it isn’t until she meets Lightning McQueen that she realizes her passion to compete is still there. Now she’ll finally get the chance to see if she’s got what it takes to win. You can race out to catch “Cars 3” in theaters in 3D today, and look for Cruz Ramirez this summer as she pays a visit toDisney California Adventure Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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NEW Pool Deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa!

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa at the Disneyland® Resort is currently undergoing an exciting hotel-wide renovation—the most extensive refurbishment since the hotel’s 2001 opening. Guests have already been enjoying some of the updates—with many new Guest rooms already available and the redesigned pool area now open for summer fun! Here’s a look at some of the details found at our refreshed pool deck.

Each pool area was designed with a variety of natural stones and brick to not only create a warm and welcoming environment, but also define three distinct pool settings. In keeping with the Arts and Crafts style of the hotel, the stone work was hand-laid by master stone mason

The Redwood Pool, with its irregular shape, features earthy, organic-feeling materials, including rustic brown flagstone and multicolored brick bands and slide accents. Situated just behind the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure park, the 90-foot-long waterslide curves around a giant Redwood tree stump!

Golden flagstone is used throughout the Fountain Pool. The new urn-shaped fountain serves as the pool area’s centerpiece. Our original turtle fountain can now been seen nestled in the garden as a fun addition to the Craftsman-inspired landscape.

The quiet Mariposa Pool features serene bluestone laid in an ashlar (or rectangular) pattern creating a sleek look. For Guests who wish to stretch out and relax, private cabanas line the edge and are available for half-day or full-day rentals.

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Summer of Heroes: Walt Disney Travel Company Vacation Package Value Addition

This summer you have a chance to receive a special edition Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Comic Book. All YOU have to do is book a Disneyland Resort Vacation Package for the vacation dates of  July 1 – September 9, 2017.

You Disneyland Vacation Package must include the following to receive this offer:

  • A stay at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels or nearby Good Neighbor Hotels
  • A 3-day or longer Disneyland resort ticket
  • Disney Photo Memory attraction photo

 

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HOLIDAYS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT RETURNS NOV. 13-JAN. 6!

A dazzling holiday season is in store for you sand your family when Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns Nov. 13, 2015-Jan. 6-, 2016. Here’s a look at what’s in store this year!

At Disneyland Park, “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each evening. “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season.

And, also each night, the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues. Please note “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.

Over at Disney California Adventure Park, “World of Color – Celebrate!” continues throughout the season, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

Santa Claus will also be on hand to greet Guests at a new location in Critter Country at Disneyland Park, as well as Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park.

You and your family can also enjoy some of these returning favorites during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort: 

Disneyland Park

  • Jingle Cruise

  • “it’s a small world” Holiday

  • Haunted Mansion Holiday

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

  • Holiday décor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street

  • Olaf’s Snow Fest

  • Buena Vista Street Community Choir

Downtown Disney District

  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

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MYSTICAL SPIRITS OF THE BLUE BAYOU – NEW PREMIUM DINING EXPERIENCE DURING MICKEY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY AT DISNEYLAND PARK

During this fall’s Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort, you will be able to take part in a new premium dining experience – Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou.

The evening begins with an intimate, spooky dinner featuring a themed three-course menu. During dinner, Dr. Facilier, from the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” will conjure his friends from the other side, bringing them to life in Blue Bayou Restaurant for a wickedly good time.

After dinner, you will receive a limited-edition custom lithograph featuring art from a Disney Animator. Finally, the Shadow Man bids his guests adieu as they are escorted to a special viewing area for the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular.

Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou will run from 7-9:45 p.m. during Mickey’s Halloween Party nights Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2015. The cost is $150 per person for adults and children (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included. Admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party is not included and must be purchased separately.

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NEW “FROZEN”-INSPIRED STAGE MUSICAL COMING TO DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

In summer 2016 at Disneyland Resort, “Frozen” comes to life in an all-new theatrical production at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. This new show will immerse you and your family in the world of “Frozen” as never before, with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.

With a new show set to open at the Hyperion Theater, the award-winning “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” will prepare to take its final curtain call on Jan. 10, 2016.

Stay tuned to Get The Magic Started for additional details about this transition.

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STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DISNEYLAND RESORT DIAMOND CELEBRATION THIS SEASON AND SAVE

You can save up to 20% on Premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel, or up to 10% at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on select Sunday-Thursday nights Oct. 25-Dec. 17, 2015 when you book through Nov. 18, 2015.

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HALLOWEEN TIME AT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT

The Diamond Celebration takes a wickedly fun turn with the arrival of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 11 through November 1. Creep on over and meet up with the Disney villains—plus Mickey Mouse and some of his Disney Character friends, all dressed up in their Halloween best. And be sure to check out special fun in Disneyland Park like Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy and, on select nights, Mickey’s Halloween Party*. For even more “treats,” head over to Disney California Adventure Park where the staff of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ is positively dying for you to drop in.

Of course, that’s all in addition to the dazzling entertainment created especially for the Diamond Celebration—including the electrifying Paint the Night Parade, unforgettable Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular and the all-new World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney. So don’t miss Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort this year—it’s a frightfully delightful way to celebrate 60 years of The Happiest Place on Earth!

Event Dates: September 11 – November 1, 2015

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