All posts by Bob Collins

Bob first visited Walt Disney World in 1975 when he was 6 years old. He went back with his wife and two daughters 37 years later in 2012. Since then, he and his family have visited WDW each year at Spring break or when school is out for the Summer. They currently have another trip planned for March 2016.

DisneyParksLIVE: Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks From Magic Kingdom Park December 31

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and the DisneyParksLIVE team is ready to ring the new year in right – with YOU, live from Magic Kingdom Park!

The next #DisneyParksLIVE stream will take place New Year’s Eve. The fun begins at 11:45 p.m. (EST), when we’ll begin the countdown to 2018 with a special performance of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks live from Magic Kingdom Park.

You’ll be able to watch the live stream from a link on the Disney Parks Blog website a few minutes before the coverage begins.

Have a Happy New Year from the WDW Pensieve!

VIDEO: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Walt Disney World’s Live Stream of “Rivers of Light”

Continuing their celebration of summer fun, the Disney Parks Blog hosted a special #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Rivers of Light” on Tuesday, August 22.

In case you haven’t seen this amazing nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, “Rivers of Light” celebrates animals and nature by combining floating set pieces, lanterns, a soaring musical score, fountains and more. The show’s storytellers “narrate” this emotionally moving show through a combination of dance, music, song and shadow puppetry.

If you missed the live stream, Disney Parks Blog has made it available on their YouTube channel.

Check it out here:

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

DisneyParksLIVE Stream of ‘Rivers Of Light’ August 22 at 8:40 P.M. EDT

Continuing their celebration of summer fun, the Disney Parks Blog will host a special #DisneyParksLIVE stream of “Rivers of Light” on Tuesday, August 22.

In case you haven’t seen this amazing nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, “Rivers of Light” celebrates animals and nature by combining floating set pieces, lanterns, a soaring musical score, fountains and more. The show’s storytellers “narrate” this emotionally moving show through a combination of dance, music, song and shadow puppetry.

The live stream of “Rivers of Light” will begin Tuesday, August 22 at 8:40 p.m. EDT. A fresh blog post with the live video will appear at the top of the Disney Parks Blog Tuesday night right before the show.

And as always, to follow along on Twitter, use the hashtags #DisneyParksLIVE.

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

VIDEO: In Case You Missed It: Disneyland’s Live Stream of Revised “Fantasmic”

The Disney Parks Blog live-streamed the recently revised “Fantasmic” from Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA on August 9.

There is so much to see this summer at Disneyland park, and the return of “Fantasmic!” cannot be missed. The iconic Disneyland park nighttime spectacular guests have loved for years is back with its original fanfare and theme song and now features new mist screens that combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before.

While the Maleficent dragon was “camera shy” on this particular night, the entire show was incredible. Don’t fret, the dragon is still part of the show, but just wasn’t running on this particular night for some reason.

In case you missed the live stream, the video is available on Disney Parks Blog’s YouTube channel, have a look:

 

 

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

VIDEO: In Case You Missed It: “Happily Ever After” Fireworks Debut Live Stream Recording

Last night, May 12, 2017, “Happily Ever After” presented by Pandora Jewelry became the third nighttime fireworks spectacular to ever blast off at Magic Kingdom Park.

The #DisneyParksLIVE stream of the show’s debut began at 8:55 p.m. ET. Disney kicked off the broadcast with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this amazing spectacular.

In case you missed the live stream, you can catch the replay below:

 

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

DisneyParksLIVE Will Stream “Happily Ever After” Debut May 12

This Friday, May 12, “Happily Ever After” presented by Pandora Jewelry will take its place in Disney theme park history by becoming the third nighttime fireworks spectacular to ever blast off at Magic Kingdom Park. Be sure you to tune in to see the show’s grand debut performance!

The Disney Parks Blog will host a #DisneyParksLIVE stream of the show’s debut for all of you to watch this Friday, starting at 8:55 p.m. ET. Be sure to join a few minutes early, as they will kick off the broadcast with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “Happily Ever After.”

A fresh blog post will appear at the top of the blog on that day/time for viewing.
To follow along on Twitter, use the hashtags #DisneyParksLIVE and #HappilyEverAfter.

 

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

Watch #DisneyParksLIVE Stream of Spaceship Earth’s Transformation Into Star Wars Death Star On Dec. 5

You may have seen the announcement earlier this week that Spaceship Earth at Epcot will be transformed to the Death Star in celebration for the upcoming release of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story.

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You will be able go watch this exclusive after-hours event on the Disney Parks Blog in the next #DisneyParksLIVE stream on Monday, December 5.

The #DisneyParksLIVE stream will begin at 10:25 p.m., Eastern. A fresh blog post will appear at the top of the blog at that time for viewing.

To follow along on Twitter, use the hashtags #DisneyParksLIVE and #RogueOne.

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

VIDEO: In Case You Missed It: “A Frozen Holiday Wish” Live Stream Recording

The “Inside Disney Parks” #DisneyParksLIVE stream series returned November 7th to kick off to the Christmas holiday season with “A Frozen Holiday Wish” to turn Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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“A Frozen Holiday Wish,” features the royal sisters Anna and Elsa. Along with their friends, Olaf and Kristoff, Queen Elsa uses her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom – transforming Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.

If you happened to miss the live stream, Disney Parks posted the recorded live stream on their YouTube channel.

Check out the video to start off your holiday season with a touch of “Frozen”!

DVR ALERT: Multiple Disney Parks Holiday TV Specials Nov. 24 & 25, Dec. 25

Disney Parks will officially kick off the holiday season on television earlier than ever this year, with three musical holiday specials set to air Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 25.

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Shot at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California, each of the three shows will feature special musical performances and celebrity appearances.

Here’s the schedule:

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” on ABC on Nov. 24, from 8-10 p.m. EST. Emmy Award-winners Julianne and Derek Hough will serve as hosts for this two-hour special from the Walt Disney World Resort, which will also feature “Descendants 2” star Sofia Carson, a duet by Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, and a performance by Kelly Clarkson.

“Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration” on Disney Channel on Nov. 25 from 8-9 p.m. EST. Musical performers include Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart, “Descendants 2” star China Anne McClain, Trisha Yearwood with Garth Brooks, and Kelly Clarkson. ABC stars and Disney Channel stars will also surprise philanthropic families around the country with once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort.

“The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” on the ABC on Dec. 25, from 9-11 a.m. EST. Join holiday hosts Julianne and Derek Hough for a magical ride down Main Street and beyond for a celebration that brings together the beloved Christmas day parade with magical musical performances, surprise celebrity guests and heart-warming family stories. Musical performers on tap are Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Sofia Carson and Jordan Fisher.

Additional performances will be announced for each of the three holiday specials over the next few weeks.

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

Disney to Live Stream “A Frozen Holiday Wish” Castle Lighting November 7

The holiday season officially kicks off at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Monday, November 7, with the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the nightly “A Frozen Holiday Wish” castle lighting.

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“A Frozen Holiday Wish,” features the royal sisters Anna and Elsa. Along with their friends, Olaf and Kristoff, Queen Elsa uses her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom – transforming Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.

Join the Disney Parks Blog as they live stream the first castle lighting of the season on the Disney Parks Blog at 6:25 p.m. EST on Monday, November 7. A fresh blog post will appear at the top of the blog at that time for viewing.

To follow along on Twitter, use the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

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