Throw It Back to the ’70s with New Wear It Proud Collection, Available Now at Disney Parks and Online at shopDisney.com

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Are you a dancing queen or a disco king? This new Disney Parks Wear It Proud Collection will take you right back to the ’70s, whether you were around in that decade or not! The wide assortment of apparel in fun, vibrant colors has something for every hippie at heart!

 

Get a groovy Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort spirit jersey at your next park visit, and you’ll be boogieing down all night long!

Perfect for the beach, a day at Disney Parks, or a dance party, these colorful Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort tank tops will keep you cool as a cucumber.

When the sun goes down, you’ll stay warm in these far-out hoodies and jogger pants. There’s no better way to run around Disney Parks in style!

Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort can wear their ’70s pride on their wrists with a limited-edition Wear It Proud MagicBand.

Carry your modern belongings in retro style with an adjustable crossbody bag, perfect for a day at the parks!

Hey, Sunshine! Don’t let the rays get in the way of your fun. Sport an out-of-sight Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort baseball hat. Can you dig it?

Complete any of these looks with these psychedelic platform Crocs, and you’ll be stepping out in style!

Already excited for this new collection? At select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you can take part in a Mickey Tie Dye recreational activity that lets you join in on all the retro fun! Visit Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort for this exciting offering. Check your Recreation Guide or ask a recreation cast member for specific days and times of offering.

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If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, check out some of the top locations that carry this groovy collection:

Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Star Traders (Magic Kingdom Park)
  • MouseGear (Epcot)
  • Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Once Upon a Time (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • World of Disney (Disney Springs)

Disneyland Resort:

  • Pioneer Mercantile (Disneyland park)
  • Bonanza Outfitters (Disneyland park)
  • Elias & Co. (Disney California Adventure park)
  • World of Disney (Downtown Disney District)

Of course, if you can’t make it to Disney Parks, you can find an assortment of both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort items such as jackets, spirit jerseys, t-shirts, tanks and more online at shopDisney.com.

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Disney Cruise Line and Captain Minnie Mouse Inspire Next Generation of Female Ship Captains

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With a collection of new initiatives, Disney Cruise Line is making a splash to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. The debut of Captain Minnie Mouse, new nautical youth programs and new scholarships are designed to empower girls and young women to pursue careers in the cruise industry and chart a course for success.

Introducing Captain Minnie Mouse

We know how Disney characters have a unique ability to inspire and connect with children. Now at Disney Cruise Line, Captain Minnie Mouse will encourage young girls around the world to consider a career in the maritime industry. She will spread the message of exploring new horizons, both by land and by sea.

Captain Minnie Mouse, in her crisp new uniform with smart white trousers or skirt and a bold red jacket emblazoned with captain’s insignia, will make the rounds on all Disney ships starting in April.

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Empowering Women through Maritime Scholarships

This year, Disney Cruise Line will sponsor four scholarships at the LJM Maritime Academy in The Bahamas for female cadets who aspire to be ship captains and shipboard leaders. The scholarships, one for each of the ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, include two years of study at the academy and one year of service aboard a Disney ship.

Nautical Fun for Children at Sea

Onboard Disney Cruise Line ships later this year, Captain Minnie Mouse will appear in an all-new youth activity where young captain hopefuls practice STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills in a fun maritime-themed activity. Children will hone their STEM and problem-solving abilities – skills that play an important role in the maritime industry – in a series of engaging, hands-on activities.

The interactive experience will be a journey of discovery, exploration and imagination that will be offered in Disney’s Oceaneer Lab aboard all Disney ships.

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Why Knot – Taking Nautical Fun Ashore

As part of a commitment to encourage future generations to pursue careers in the maritime industry, Captain Minnie Mouse will visit children in some of Disney Cruise Line’s homeports and ports of call. Children will have an opportunity to meet Captain Minnie Mouse and be inspired by her “can do” qualities and ability to tackle any goal she sets her mind to.

As part of these local community visits, Captain Minnie Mouse will be accompanied by a female Disney Cruise Line officer or crew member to showcase their roles in the maritime industry and raise awareness about career choices for women aboard a cruise ship.

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Exclusive Captain Minnie Mouse Merchandise

To celebrate the excitement of Captain Minnie Mouse at the helm, Disney Cruise Line is unveiling a special line of merchandise, exclusive to the Disney fleet. Items in the nautical-themed collection of apparel and gifts tout the tagline, “You Can Call Me Captain.” A brand-new Captain Minnie Mouse plush will be introduced this summer.

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Captain Minnie Mouse also takes the spotlight on a new PANDORA Jewelry charm, available for purchase exclusively onboard.

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*Information and Photos from the Disney Parks Blog

All the Disney Food!!!! February Edition!

With Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration in full swing and Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, there’s a whole host of new eats and treats coming to Magic Kingdom Park. For all you Disney Parks Foodies out there, you won’t want to skip out on these offerings!

 

If you’re a fan of taking cute pics with character-themed treats, then you’ll be excited to learn that there are three brand-new cones coming to the park. They’ll be available starting February 24th and definitely make for a cute insta pic. The first cone is inspired by everyone’s favorite feathery sidekick – the Hei Hei Cone features a blue sugar cone topped with raspberry soft-serve, pineapple Dole Whip, sugar eyes, and sour candy. You’ll find it at Aloha Isle in Adventureland!

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This next cone will have you seeing the light at Storybook Treats. The Lost Princess Cone is a purple one and comes topped with lemon soft-serve and a beautiful display of edible flowers. And the third and final cone can be found at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies and will have you flying through Tomorrowland to try it. The “Adventure is Out There” Cone is a blue sugar cone topped with mango soft-serve and a candy balloon piece.

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Looking for a way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Then we’ve got just the treat for you! For a limited time, hop on over to Liberty Square Market to indulge in the Frog Prince Whoopie Pie. This cinnamon whoopie pie comes with graham cracker icing, sprinkles, and a chocolate frog.

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At Casey’s Corner, hot dog-lovers will love March’s Hot Dog of the Month – Casey’s Corn Beef Hash Dog. This hot dog is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long! It’s topped with crispy potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and a Blarney sauce drizzle.

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There are also a few new treats joining the party for Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration, like the Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow! This adorable delight comes with Mickey and Minnie-shaped waffles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.

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Speaking of sundaes, a couple of fun Minnie Mouse-themed sundaes will also be available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. The Minnie Sundae features two scoops of ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow. The Main Street Split comes with ice-cream and a banana topped with strawberry and pineapple sauces, hot fudge, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow.

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If you’re dining at either Columbia Harbour House or Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, you’ll find some delectable Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies. These red velvet whoopie pies come filled with cream cheese icing and are topped with chocolate decorations. And the Mickey Confetti Pretzel is coming back, too! It’s dipped in marshmallow fluff and topped with confetti sprinkles, and can be found at Tortuga Tavern.

And don’t forget, all three sundaes, the Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies, and the Mickey Confetti Pretzel are all available starting on March 1.

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In addition to all of these yummy offerings, did you know that we now have new ice cream containers featuring our favorite pals? That’s right – you can now get your ice cream in fun Mickey and Minnie-themed cups at various locations throughout the park!

So, what are you waiting for? Now More Than Ever is the time to get snackin’ at Magic Kingdom Park!

Contact a Mad Hatter Travel Adviser TODAY to BOOK your Magical Vacation and experience NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!!!

 

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*Information from the Disney Parks Blog

First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion, New Park Entrance Part of Epcot’s Historic Transformation

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As you may have heard, Disney has got BIG plans for its multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that’ll “Wow!” you while keeping true to the original vision of the park. Today, we excited to share even more of what’s to come.

The ongoing evolution of Epcot includes plans for a play pavilion that’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at the park. This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!

“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we have ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”

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There will also be exciting changes to the way you come and go at Epcot! As you can see above, changes are coming to the Epcot main entrance, where the plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain. This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements.

As part of the new entry experience, Leave A Legacy photos will be moving into a beautiful setting just outside the park’s gateway. Additional significant redevelopment will begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade. More details about the transformation of this area will be announced at a later date.

And if you’re as excited as we are about these upcoming projects, you’ll soon be able to look into the future with us at a new Experience Center coming to Epcot later this year. The Experience Center will be located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion and feature interactive exhibits to help visualize park projects throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.

 

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Good Morning America Visits Every Disney Resort Next Week for Mickey’s Birthday and #ShareYourEars

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It’s Mickey’s Worldwide Birthday Bash! Ginger Zee is bringing a Disney super-fan on the adventure of a lifetime as “Good Morning America” surprises viewers from a different Disney resort around the world each day, from November 12-16!

Along the way, they will share photos of themselves with Mickey ears from spectacular locations within the parks for #ShareYourEars – Disney’s campaign to donate $5, up to a total of $2 million, to Make-A-Wish for every public photo posted showing off Mickey Mouse ears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ShareYourEars.

They will also celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse as they count down to his big November 18th birthday. Throughout this journey, Ginger and the gang will experience what’s new and unique at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort.

Join Good Morning America 7-9 a.m. each day from November 12-16 on ABC as we celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse with Disney Parks and #ShareYourEars!

 

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Thats me and my Mom on a trip earlier this year.  Its our #shareyourears photo!

Which will you chose?

 

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Toy Story Land Media Event COMING SOON!

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One Week!  In one week, I will board a plane and head to Orlando and attend Disney’s Toy Story Land Media Event!  I will get to be there BEFORE it opens to the public.  Excited is an understatement!

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I will check out the new Slinky Dog Coaster as well as the Alien Swirling Saucers.  If the saucers are anything like Maters Junkyard Jamboree in Disneyland, then its sure to be a blast and great for families!

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I am honored to be invited to this prestigious event!  I will be staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!  I will be checking out Disney’s Incredible Summer Events!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for LIVE videos and lots of photos of the event!

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The Journey Begins

I love to travel and I am delightful!  It doesn’t matter to where or how we get there.  I love a good road trip as much as I love getting on a plane.  But one thing I know for sure is that I LOVE the airport.  I love the people and the hustle and the bustle.  I love the goodbyes and the hellos.  I love the hope and possibilities that await.  I could do without TSA and lines but I can appreciate the job that they do to keep us all safe.  One of the best investments I made last year was getting my TSA precheck card.  Luckily I can skip most of those lines.  Which is probably why I like the airport more than most people.  Besides that, I mean where else is it acceptable to have a cocktail at 8am?

I leave in 2 weeks for my next adventure.  I am heading to Florida to run in my first 5K.  Why you ask?  I have no idea.  Well the only answer I have is that I love my friends.  So running is a stretch but I will walk quickly!  Stay tuned for more updates!

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