No, Cinderella’s Castle cannot be dropped into the ground during a hurricane. Check out this myth and 9 other common Disney theme park myths in this video.
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color premiered on October 27, 1954 and is the second longest running prime time program, right behind Hallmark Hall of Fame. Shown weekly on the big three networks, it has had only two hosts, Walt Disney and Michael Eisner. During one of the shows, Walt introduced us the his amazing dream called Disneyland.
Ever wonder how Disney’s Tower of Terror works? Step inside for a behind the scenes tour of the ride.
- How Tower of Terror has changed over the years
- How Tower of Terror is different at the different parks
- The technology used to keep you safe on the ride
- How elevator technology is used to give you an intense immersive experience
Disney World and Disneyland have announced plans to place limits on the size of strollers permitted in their parks. According to a post on the Disney Parks Blog, starting May 1, 2019, strollers wider than 31 inches (79 cm) or longer than 52 inches (132 cm) will not be permitted in any of their theme parks. In addition, the ban on wagons/stroller wagons has been put in place permanently.
This announcement will come to the joy of many guests and to the dismay of others.
While guests with large families will be forced to split their family into more strollers, the overall guest experience will be improved. Large strollers are extremely hard to navigate through large crowds, causing drivers to accidentially run into other guests and causing injuries. I have heard many stories of guest being severly injured due to someone running into the back of their leg with a stroller. These strollers also cause traffic jams after parades and in other high traffic areas.
In addition to limiting the size of strollers, Disney is eliminating smoking within the parks and loose ice in coolers.
“Also beginning May 1, smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex or Downtown Disney District in California.”
“Beginning today, if you plan to bring a cooler or cooler bag to store snacks and drinks for theme park or water park adventures, it’s important to know that loose or dry ice are no longer permitted in our parks.”
Yesterday the official @DisneylandToday Twitter account gave us the first look at a Piston Cup sipper, available now at the Cozy Cone Motel and Flo’s V8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure! As always, we expect these awesome souvenir cups to sell out quickly, as they are only available while supplies last. The coolest part about these new cups is that the name plate on the bottom of the cup is interchangeable! No price for the cup or name plates have been given yet, but we will update this story when we know more.
“The Avengers are setting up new Headquarters and training facilities around the globe to inspire all potential recruits willing to step up and become something more. As part of this global initiative, Tony Stark has founded the Worldwide Engineering Brigade — or WEB for short— to develop advancements in super-powered technology, including new enhancements to Spider-Man’s suit as their debut project. By bringing together the world’s brightest young inventors, the WEB is creating new interfaces that will empower all of us to join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest.”
Walt Disney Imagineering and Marvel have teamed up to bring new Marvel experiences to Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. A blend of never-before-seen technology and practical effects will allow guests to experience for themselves what it’s like to have the abilities of a Super Hero.
To blend the story seamlessly with your favorite Marvel movies, a new organization, the Worldwide Engineering Brigade (WEB for short), has been founded by Tony Stark. WEB’s mission is to develop advancements in super-powered tech, and as stated above Spider-Man’s suit is their first project. This new suit is already in Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, and will soon be at Disney California Adventure. Featuring the WEB logo prominently on his chest and back, Marvel fans are sure to enjoy this new super suit that elevates the story.
A Bug’s Land in Disney California Adventure closed September 2018 to make way for an upcoming Marvel expansion. In Paris, “Armageddon: les Effets Spéciaux” and most of the Backlot area is closing shortly for their expansion. More details will be coming soon so keep your spidey sense on high alert!
Last night the Disney Parks Blog live-streamed ‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’ live from the Disneyland Resort. ‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’ is Disneyland’s newest, high-energy show celebrating Disney’s legendary duo Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
Check out the replay of the live-stream in HD with source audio below! The show starts around the 10:30 mark and ends around 21:05. Check out the rest of the video to see what else is going on around the Disneyland Resort!
This weekend is an exciting time for all things Disney. This weekend is the 2017 D23 Expo where all things Disney are discussed, including big announcements (we hope). One of the subjects sure to be on everyone’s mind is Star Wars Land.
As part of the D23 Expo, Disney has created a model of Star Wars Land.
Star Wars Land will feature two different signature attractions: one where guests will be able to use an interactive screen to take flight on the Millennium Falcon, and an adventure where guests will be placed in the middle of the last great battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
According to the Disney Parks Blog “Both Star Wars-inspired lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.”
Stay tuned this weekend to Behind The Mouse for continued coverage of the D23 Expo.
All photos courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog.
Starting July 19th Disneyland day guests as well as Disneyland Passholders will be able to purchase MaxPass. The MaxPass is very similar to what is offered currently at Walt Disney World through the My Disney Experience app. MaxPass will allow guests to save all of their PhotoPass pictures taken during the term of their MaxPass, plus it will allow them to make digital FASTPASS reservations.
Disney MaxPass is available to day guests at an introductory price of $10 per day. Disneyland Annual Passholders can purchase MaxPass for $75 per year. Signature Plus Passholders will receive MaxPass as part of their benefits.
Bookings for FASTPASS can be made through the Disneyland App. Once the guest opens the app they must link their ticket/pass and their MaxPass in order to use the service. There are a total of 16 attractions that currently allow you to make reservations.
The terms and conditions on the Disneyland website for MaxPass :
Guests are strongly advised to check the day’s FASTPASS ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass or using a Park ticket with Disney MaxPass as FASTPASS tickets for your preferred attractions may not be available at the time of purchase or use. FASTPASS tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. FASTPASS tickets may be obtained only while you are in the Parks and may not be available for entertainment through Disney MaxPass. An experience that does not have Disney FASTPASS availability at a kiosk will not be available using Disney MaxPass. The Disney MaxPass benefit will expire at the end of the day or when the Passport it is associated with expires, as applicable. Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable, nontransferable, may not be redeemed for cash and is subject to other restrictions. Price, terms, entitlements, attractions and entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Passholders who purchase the Disney MaxPass benefit may not use the value of any separate ticket media toward the purchase price of Disney MaxPass.
Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is used or during the validity dates of your Passport, as applicable, must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy/. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.
According to a recent update in the Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules, Disney World is now permitting guests to bring horses into the park. Yes, you heard that right, you can now bring your horse with you to any Disney park. In addition, you can also bring your horse with you on rides where permitted.
This makes me think “which rides could you safely bring a horse onto?” I guess she would feel at home on the Prince Charming Regal Carousel in the Magic Kingdom, but surely, she would not be excited to go on Space Mountain. And where exactly do you take your horse to do its business? What happens if she does her business in the middle of a store. Can you bring your horse into your resort hotel? So many questions come to mind that bringing a horse to Disney not only brings its own set of challenges, but seems to be something that could potentially be a safety hazard to both other guests as well as the horse itself.
Diving a little deeper into the Park Rules, it further clarifies that you can bring Service Animals that are not just horses, but Miniature Horses. Miniature Horses range in size, but are normally around the size of a German Sheppard. Many people keep miniature horses as house pets as they can be house trained and do not grow to be very large.
According to The Guide Horse Foundation, miniature horses makes excellent service animals for the blind. They are not only great for those with a love for horses, they also can help those who have a phobia or an allergy to dogs. With their natural ability to guide others, they tend to perform better than dogs. With a shortage and high cost of training guide dogs, Miniature Guide Horses are a welcome addition to the Service Animal family.
So, the next time you are out at one of the parks, don’t be shocked to see a small horse leading someone around. And most importantly, this horse in working, so like any other service animals, do not let your kids go up and pet the horse.
To learn more about Miniature Guide Horses, visit The Guide Horse Foundation’s website at www.guidehorse.com.