Disneyland Resort Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers

From our Mailbox: Last week, we were honored to have with us representatives from the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Association of the Buffalo Soldiers. The Disneyland Resort and SALUTE, a cast member-led diversity resource group that enhances the guest and cast experience by providing a perspective of men and women who have served in the military, held a special flag retreat ceremony to recognize them. The United States Army Buffalo Soldiers are proudly commemorating a…

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Gourmet Treats Return to the Disneyland Resort

From our Mailbox: Peanut Butter and Pretzel gourmet treats are back! One of my favorite combinations, I’ve been waiting for this particular treat to return. If you have, too, mark your calendars—starting September 1, you’ll find them at candy kitchens throughout the Disneyland Resort. Our gourmet apple is enrobed in caramel and sweet milk chocolate and is covered with crunchy, salty, bite-size pretzels, finished with a creamy peanut butter and milk chocolate drizzle. The crispy…

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#DisneyFamilia: The Details of Princess Elena’s Ballgown

From our Mailbox: Since we announced that Princess Elena was making her debut at Walt Disney World Resort, the excitement over her arrival was overwhelming. As you know, Elena of Avalor has been very happy to travel to a new kingdom and meet the resident royalty, including Cinderella and Prince Charming that welcome her at Magic Kingdom Park every day. And Elena wears a very special gown for the occasion: the exact dress she wore…

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#DisneyFamilia: The Details of Princess Elena’s Ballgown

From our Mailbox: Since we announced that Princess Elena was making her debut at Walt Disney World Resort, the excitement over her arrival was overwhelming. As you know, Elena of Avalor has been very happy to travel to a new kingdom and meet the resident royalty, including Cinderella and Prince Charming that welcome her at Magic Kingdom Park every day. And Elena wears a very special gown for the occasion: the exact dress she wore…

"#DisneyFamilia: The Details of Princess Elena’s Ballgown"

A World Showcase of Unforgettable Shopping at Epcot – Germany Pavilion

From our Mailbox: I journeyed to Germany Pavilion in World Showcase for this month’s article about unique shopping opportunities found at Epcot. I’ve visited this pavilion numerous times throughout the years as both a guest and a Cast Member. It was on this trip that I marveled at the architectural beauty of this incredibly detailed pavilion. The architecture found in Germany Pavilion contains a mix of styles from various German regions. From quaint wooden cottages…

"A World Showcase of Unforgettable Shopping at Epcot – Germany Pavilion"

Wildlife Wednesday: Help ‘Reverse the Decline’ of Butterflies

From our Mailbox: Butterflies have always intrigued me with their bright colors and unique patterns. Butterflies are one of the 10 at-risk animals that the Disney Conservation Fund and Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team is protecting through its “Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time” initiative. Unlike many of the “Reverse the Decline” species, you can spot butterflies in your own backyard. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, and there are around 20,000…

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Five Ways to Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

From our Mailbox: It’s hard to believe that Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, turns five this week. It’s been five magical years of aloha, and we look forward to welcoming more guests in the years that follow. In honor of the occasion, here are five ways to celebrate next time you’re at the resort: 1. Celebrate with favorite Disney friends. As you stroll the Waikolohe Valley, you may encounter a few new faces. Joining…

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QUIZ: Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom Park

From our Mailbox: Continuing our series of quizzes focused on Magic Kingdom Park attractions that debuted on the park’s opening day, we’re looking at the fun and colorful Mad Tea Party. How well do you know this attraction? Put your knowledge to the test below. Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom Park Who periodically pops out of the oversized tea pot in the middle of the attraction? Mad Hatter Dormouse White Rabbit What special occasion…

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45th Anniversary Wallpaper: Mad Tea Party

From our Mailbox: This week the Disney Parks Blog is celebrating Mad Tea Party, one of Magic Kingdom Park’s original attractions. To help celebrate, Disney artist Brittany Ungvarsky poured all of the color, wackiness and fun of the Mad Hatter’s party into this custom wallpaper. I have a feeling a little caffeine might have been involved, too. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.…

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A Fabulous 45th: Mad Tea Party

From our Mailbox: As Magic Kingdom Park’s 45th anniversary approaches this fall, this new weekly series will take a look at one of the park’s opening day attractions that can still be enjoyed today. This week, we’ll focus on Mad Tea Party. One of Magic Kingdom Park’s original attractions that I’ve always thought offered one of the most charming ride vehicles is Mad Tea Party. Inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party in the 1951…

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