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Guests’ Favorite Disney Characters are the Inspiration for New Couture Makeovers at Walt Disney World Salons

From Ursula and Bambi to Cinderella and Minnie Mouse, guests are now indulging in an array of custom character-inspired makeovers at salons across Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s new Character Couture packages offer sophisticated hairstyles, as well as detailed makeup and nail designs inspired by Disney characters.

“This is all about creating a stylish, new way for guests to have fun and be creative,” said Joseph Motowidlak, guest experience manager at Walt Disney World Spas. “Our makeover experts consult with guests to create a character-inspired look that captures their personality and Disney style. It’s a salon experience only Disney could create.”

Makeovers are available for guests ages four and up. And with a little pixie dust, style options are limitless at a Disney salon. An out-of-this-world galactic transformation inspired by Star Wars characters, a regal style befitting a Disney Princess, or a spooky-yet-glamorous look inspired by a Disney Villain are just a few of the possibilities.

Packages and Locations
Whatever look guests choose, they get to step into the stories of their favorite characters with these transformative makeovers. That starts with choosing from three makeover options. Storybook Style features a character-inspired hairstyle, including fancy up-do. Magical Makeover compliments the hairstyle with intricate makeup. Rounding out the options, the Timeless Transformation includes hairstyle, makeup and nails.

Services are available at salons at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels including Ivy Trellis at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, La Vida Salon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and Salon by the Springs at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Experiencing a Character Couture makeover can be a fun day out for best friends, a great way to get dolled up before a birthday or anniversary celebration, or a unique way to express a guest’s individual style while on vacation.

More Ways to Feel and Look Your Best
Whether at one of Disney’s signature spas or full-service salons, Character Couture packages are just some of the pampering options available. Other services include manicures, pedicures, massages, facials and more.

Appointments are strongly recommended. To make a reservation, guests can call (407) WDW-SPAS, or (407) 939-7727.

Disney Unveils New Merchandise for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018

Mickey’s Not So-Scary Halloween Party returns tonight at Magic Kingdom park and features lots of spooky fun including trick or treating, meet and greets with your favorite Disney characters, eerie entertainment, special themed food and beverages and event exclusive merchandise.  Take a look at the new  specially designed merchandise including items inspired by the film “Hocus Pocus”.

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“Guests who grew up watching the Sanderson Sisters in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ every Halloween will love merchandise saluting the film’s 25th Anniversary,” explained Cathy Dawson, product developer for Walt Disney World events. “From apparel to a Passholder exclusive tote bag, these items are a great way to remember both the motion picture and the wonderful ‘Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular’ stage show hosted by the sisters during the party.”

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New this year, Cathy developed three T-shirts resembling outfits worn by the Sanderson Sisters.

“Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes at this event, so the T-shirts are an easy way to create an instant Halloween outfit,” continued Cathy.

Other “Hocus Pocus” products include a black-colored Spirit Jersey adorned with a phrase uttered by the mischievous siblings, a cauldron-shaped mug, and a light-up ornament complete with a sculpted image of the trio.

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Guests will also find returning favorites such as short and long-sleeved apparel, and a brightly colored ear hat ornament. Painted with orange, black and purple hues, each item shows Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse enjoying the festivities while dressed for the season.

Annual Passholders will discover several exclusively developed products, from a raglan top that has glow-in-the-dark printing to an Orange Bird collectible pin. These items will only be sold to Passholders, making them an extra special treat.

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Other pins this year showcase Disney characters enjoying sweet party treats such as popcorn, cupcakes and candy.

A villain-inspired boxed pin set adds an element of mystery to the evening. There are 12 pins in this collection and each box contains two randomly selected pin, which includes four limited edition chaser pins. Each box contains two randomly selected pins.

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Rounding out the event merchandise collection, guests will find a retail MagicBand with an edition size of 4,000. Presented in a decorative box with glow-in-the-dark ink, guests can use this MagicBand 2 design to unlock the magic of a Disney vacation, from going directly to their resort room after their arrival to effortless theme-park entry, FastPass+ redemption, Disney PhotoPass association and more.

The best locations to find these items during the event is Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. and Big Top Souvenirs in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland. Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland will also offer the event pins.


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Kicks Off Tonight at Magic Kingdom

It might still be summer across the land, but fall has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort with the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom park.

During the event, which takes place on select nights August through October, guests can trick-or-treat throughout the park, enjoy attractions, spy spooky decor and visit Disney characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes. Special event-exclusive entertainment includes “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks. Special fall and Halloween-themed treats also takeover.

This year, guests attending a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party can expect a few new “treats” during the event. The Mad Tea Party will offer a colorful ride as new lighting and effects give a new spin on the night.

At Pirates of the Caribbean, new pirates invade the classic attraction to interact with sailing guests who will join their search for “Gunpowder Pete.”

At Space Mountain, explorers will hurtle through deep space as a new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure.

And Storybook Circus will welcome the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more, visit MickeyHalloween.com. Guests visiting in August or September can take advantage of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room offer with discounts of up to 25%. For details visit DisneyWorld.com/enchanted-escape/. Guests visiting in October can take advantage of resort hotel discounts of up to 20%. For details visit DisneyWorld.com/magical-holidays-room/.

Mobile Order Expands to Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, is now available at Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to park guests.  Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

Mobile Order has already debuted at several other restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort including:

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Aloha Isle
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Lunching Pad
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (open seasonally)

Epcot:

  • Electric Umbrella
  • Liberty Inn
  • Sunshine Seasons

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Rosie’s All-American Café

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Market
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs:

  • D-Luxe Burger

Disney Resorts:

  • Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

 

Please note, Mobile Orders accepts credit cards, debit cards, and the Disney Dining Plan for payment.  The service is not currently able to offer Annual Passholder or Tables in Wonderland discounts.  These discounts can only be applied at the counter.

Reservations Now Open for ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The spectacular nighttime holiday fireworks show, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is returning once again as part of this year’s Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  And also returning is the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Dessert Party offering guests a unique holiday dining experience.

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First, step into the Chinese Theatre Courtyard to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While you’re taking part in the festivities, there will even be a special VIP character available for a meet and greet!

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Before the show, you’ll be escorted to a reserved viewing area where you’ll enjoy “Disney Movie Magic” – a beautiful projection show featuring your favorite cinematic moments and the magic of Disney – followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Reservations are now open for the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM” Dessert Party for bookings starting on November 6, 2018. This festive dining experience will occur nightly November 6, 2018 –January 6, 2019. The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night’s showtime. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.

  • Nov 6-Dec 22; Jan 2-6: Pricing is $79 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3-9) (tax and gratuity included)
  • Dec 23-Jan 1: Pricing is $89 per adult and $49 per child (ages 3-9) (tax and gratuity included)

Reservations can be made online at the Walt Disney World Resort Website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).