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runDisney Reveals Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Bling

“So why do you run?” That is the question most often asked to runners by non-runners. “Why do you get up before dawn, oftentimes in miserable …

Through a Photographer’s Lens: Waterfalls of the Disneyland Resort

Picture this: You’re winding through Ornament Valley riding in a shiny, convertible race car. While taking in the desert scenery and after traveling …

Disney Parks After Dark: Fireworks at Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland

Just when you thought New Fantasyland couldn’t get any prettier, someone turns out the lights and adds fireworks.<p>This week’s Disney Parks After Dark …

Merida Crowned as the Eleventh Disney Princess at Magic Kingdom Park

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new official Disney Princess!<p>Merida, the heroine from the Disney●Pixar film, “Brave,” was officially welcomed into …

Disney Memories HD App Now Available For Android & iPhone

Have you tried the Disney Memories HD App yet?<p>This app offers a few great ways to add a Disney touch to your photos, whether it’s through posing …

runDisney Fuels Your Healthy, Active Lifestyle

How many of you are like me – running, leading a healthy, active lifestyle, but falling short when it comes to diet and nutrition? It’s no secret …

Good Afternoon from Disneyland Park

It’s a beautiful, if a bit warm, afternoon here at Disneyland park – a great day to find a shady spot and enjoy the sights and sounds all around you. …

Disney Parks After Dark: A Windy Night at Disney California Adventure Park

What do these three photos have in common, besides being taken at Disney California Adventure park? To me, they all show how wind can affect a photo. …

Disney Resort Icons Inspire New Merchandise Arriving This Summer at Disney Parks

I love staying at a Disney Resort hotel. I’ve stayed at nearly all of them in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The first Disney hotel my …

First Look: Mickey Mouse and Friends Onstage for ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ at Disneyland Park

It’s almost here! We’re just a few days away from the premiere of “Mickey and the Magical Map” in the newly refurbished Fantasyland Theatre at …

Creating Costumes for ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ at Disneyland Park

We’re just a few days away from the premiere of “Mickey and the Magical Map,” the spectacular new musical production being staged in the Fantasyland …

Behind the Scenes: Recording the Soundtrack for Test Track Presented by Chevrolet at Epcot

What are some of the sounds that make Epcot, well, Epcot for you? The laughter of Figment? The uplifting music of Soarin’? The narrator’s dim of the …

Let the Journey to Imagination Begin with ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ at Disneyland Park

It’s almost showtime! “Mickey and the Magical Map” opens this Saturday, May 25, at Disneyland park. Here’s a look at the nearly two-year-long journey …

Disney Parks After Dark: Making Wishes at Magic Kingdom Park

This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo was shot at Magic Kingdom Park during the Wishes nighttime spectacular. I just adore shots of fireworks …

The Magic of Disney Parks Storytelling: ‘The New Fantasyland’ at Disneyland Park

<i>“Here is the world of imagination, hopes and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic, and make-believe are reborn –</i> …

Disneyland Park Guests Share Their Fantasyland Favorites

<i>“Fantasyland is dedicated to the young-in-heart, to those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” – Walt Disney</i><p>In …

Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Mary Anne Mang

Throughout his career, Walt Disney received many letters from people asking for a job. But in 1960, he received one such letter that caught his eye. …

Could You Pass a ‘Monsters University’ Entrance Exam at Disney Parks?

Just in case you missed it on Friday, we posted this “Monsters University” Entrance Exam poster in honor of the kick-off of Monstrous Summer.<p>Can you …

Candy Magic in the Making at the Disneyland Resort

Something magical is happening in the Candy Kitchens at Disneyland park. What is it, you ask? Take a look!<p>Our candy makers have been hard at work …

Disney Style Snapshots: Making a Mickey Fashion Statement

Mickey Mouse’s fascination with flying goes back to his first film, created this month in 1928. The silent classic, “Plane Crazy,” was later …

Disneyland Resort Viewing Tips: ‘Magical’ Fireworks Spectacular

Summer is here, and that means warm weather, longer days and of course, later nights at the Disneyland Resort! One of the most popular nighttime …

New Star Tours Gift Preps Young Jedi for Departure at Disney Parks

If you enjoy <i>Star Wars</i> Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as much as I do, then you’ll love what our creative team at Disney Floral & Gifts has …

Every Role a Starring Role - Disney PhotoPass Photographer at the Disneyland Resort

In this “Every Role a Starring Role,” we’ll zoom in on Disney PhotoPass Photographer Savina Hernandez, who is on the other side of the lens to talk …

‘The Little Mermaid’ Actress Jodi Benson Leaves Her Mark on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which marks its first anniversary today, celebrates the making of some favorite Disney and Pixar films, including …

Disneyland Park Guests Share Their Favorite ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ Moments

During the premiere of “Mickey and the Magical Map” last week, we asked guests what they thought about the new production in the Fantasyland Theatre …

‘Limited Time Magic’ Comes to ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ at Disneyland Park

“Mickey and the Magical Map” is now open at Disneyland park, and we’re celebrating the all-new live show with some “Limited Time Magic!” From June …

This Week In Disney Parks Photos: New Summer Fun Arrives at Disney Parks

This week, our parks celebrated the start of a Monstrous Summer and the debut of a few new summer offerings. <br>Here at Magic Kingdom Park, the …

Noah's Ark theme park delayed due to very literal interpretations

The Biblical account of Noah and his Ark poses a lot of questions, even for believers like the creators of the controversial Creation Museum in …

Is Elon Musk's tube travel at 4,000 mph a pipe dream or the next big thing?

Traveling across the country or the world via any modern mode of transportation is a time-consuming affair. It can also be really annoying with the …

Hotel review site Oyster puts itself up for sale

Hotel review site Oyster, funded with more than $18 million by backers such as Bain and the Travel Channel, is shopping for a banker so it can put …