Category Archives: Disneyland Resort

Global Superstar Shakira Visits Disneyland Resort

This past weekend global superstar Shakira visited  Disneyland Resort during a break from her world tour!

During her visit, Shakira enjoyed many attractions at and met with Miguel of Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” at Disney California Adventure park.

Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning hit film “Coco,” is at the heart of Plaza de la Familia, a limited-time festivity at Paradise Gardens taking place through Nov. 4. It’s here that Miguel serenades guests daily during “A Musical Celebration of Coco.” In this beautiful show, Miguel joins the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia and the Grammy-award winning Mariachi Divas for a colorful retelling of young Miguel’s journey as seen in “Coco.”

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Families visiting Plaza de la Familia can also share meaningful memories of loved ones at the interactive Memory Wall, enjoy the iconic Mexican Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) photo location and take part in a new mask-making craft that depicts an alebrije (spirit guide) from the film “Coco.” You’ll find yourself drawn to the immersive art exhibit The World of “Coco,” the emotional Mariachi music performed on the bandstand and the delicious Mexican food menu at Paradise Gardens Grill.

The DisWorld Podcast – Episode 52 – Disney News for the Week of 9/9/2018

Episode 52 – Disney News for the Week of 9/9/2018

In Episode 52,  Justin and Michelle discuss all of the top news stories for the week of September 9, 2018 including new dates are revealed for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom, WonderFall Flavors event is announced for Disney Springs, and new dining enhancements are coming soon to the Disneyland Resort hotels.

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#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week!


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1.   A very merry un-birthday indeed!


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2.  Don’t Miss the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade live stream!


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3.  Look how WonderFall Disney Springs is!


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4.  Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is here!


5.  31 Nights of Halloween is much better than 13!

See you next week!

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News & Rumor Round Up for the Week of September 7, 2018

This week new dates are revealed for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom,  WonderFall Flavors event is announced for Disney Springs, and new dining enhancements are coming soon to the Disneyland Resort hotels.  Let’s take a look!


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Minnie Van Service at Walt Disney World to Change Pricing Structure

First Look at Vampirina Coming to Walt Disney World This Weekend

The Birthday Cake Milkshake Has Arrived at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza Restaurant

#DisneyParksLive to Stream Boo-to-You Parade on September 9

Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom to Begin Serving Breakfast

New Dates Announced for ‘Disney After Hours’ at Magic Kingdom Park

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Commemorative Merchandise

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 2019 Annual Refurbishment Scheduled

Experience Autumn with WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs


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Halloween Time Kicks Off at the Disneyland Resort

Disney Unveils Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House for 2018 

First Look at Vampirina Coming to Disneyland Resort This Weekend

New Dining Enhancements Coming Soon to Disneyland Resort Hotels



2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search Kicks Off Today

Shanghai Disney Resort to Participate in Shanghai Tourism Festival for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Hong Kong Children’s Hospital Team Up to Launch “Dress Well” Project

‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ 25th Anniversary Concert Screenings Announced for Hollywood Bowl

5 Disney Princess Movies Are Returning to the Big Screen at AMC Theaters This Fall

‘Incredibles 2’ is First Animated Film to Hit $600 Million Domestic

First Look at Marvel Studios’ ‘Captain Marvel’

Production Has Begun on Disney Channel’s ‘Sydney To The Max,’ an Intergenerational Daughter/Father Comedy

‘Muppet Babies,’ ‘Vampirina,’ ‘Puppy Dog Pals’ Renewed at Disney Junior

Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween 2018 Schedule

Freeform Greenlights Highly Anticipated ‘Party of Five’ Pilot From Original Series Creators

New Details for Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ TV Series

‘Incredibles 2’ Home Release Dates Officially Announced

VIDEO: Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Final Trailer

VIDEO: ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest’ Trailer

The Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House for 2018 Is…

Halloween Time has landed at Disneyland Resort and one of the favorite traditions at Disneyland park is the transformation of Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday.  For 18 years the popular attraction takes on the theme of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” and features a towering gingerbread house which changes each year.  This year, Disney has unveiled a creepy cool gingerbread display featuring a giant 5-foot spider.

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Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, has been involved with Haunted Mansion Holiday since the beginning in 2001, and took the creative lead on the gingerbread display again this year.

“We wanted to create a monster movie vibe, and a scary spider is a classic and iconic Halloween image. With that in mind, we designed a giant 5-foot spider with eerie glowing eyes and moving legs and mandibles. This multicolor spider is suspended above the Haunted Mansion’s Grand Hall table, attempting to pry the edible mansion from its foundation, revealing candy cane rebar and sparking lights. General chaos ensues as gingerbread zombies watch in astonishment and cocoon-wrapped gingerbread zombies wait to become spider snacks.”

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To turn this ginger-“dread” vision into something edible, Disneyland Central Bakery started baking gingerbread over a month ago. No less than 12 pastry chefs – led by Assistant Pastry Chef Christina Orejel – get involved, transforming gingerbread, icing, and fondant into this scary fun masterpiece.

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The creative team at Disneyland Resort Central Bakery uses quite an amount of ingredients.

  • 90 pounds gingerbread
  • 30 pounds of confectioner’s sugar
  • 10 pounds of white chocolate
  • 45 pounds of fondant
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Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park lasts through early January 2019.