Category Archives: Walt Disney World

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

Happy 45th Birthday to Walt Disney World!

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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It’s the place that turns kids into pirates, princesses, fairies and knights. It’s where children – of all ages – come face-to-face with their heroes. It’s where romances began, where engagements happen, and here family “firsts” and milestones are celebrated. It’s charming and thrilling, adventurous and romantic, and full of heart all at the same time. In short, Magic Kingdom Park is the place that so many Disney fans consider…home. And on Saturday, October 1, this magical place will officially celebrate 45 years of creating unforgettable experiences like this for thousands of families from around the world.

Plans to build a Disney theme park in Central Florida were first announced by Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney at a press conference in Winter Park, FL, in 1965. Six years later, Walt’s “Florida Project” had grown into a full-blown multiproperty vacation destination – the Walt Disney World Resort, which on opening day 1971 included Magic Kingdom Park, Contemporary Hotel and Polynesian Village Hotel. (Check out the video above for some amazing construction footage of the park before it opened).

Magic Kingdom Park opened to feature lands and attractions similar to those at Disneyland park, but with a few striking differences, including the addition of a Liberty Square section and new park-specific attractions like Country Bear Jamboree. One of the biggest differences to debut at Magic Kingdom Park was the park’s castle, a towering 189-foot-tall Cinderella Castle that served as the focal point of the park.

Constructing a property of this size was no small task – and neither was celebrating the accomplishment of opening the world’s largest Disney property to-date. To celebrate, the resort held a three-day series of grand opening festivities that culminated on October 25 with the grand opening of Magic Kingdom Park. In the video above, which we shared for the park’s 40th anniversary, opening day cast member Forrest Bahruth shares his memories of this massive celebration, which featured a 1,076-piece marching band, 50,000 balloons and more.

In the 45 years since that magical opening day, Walt Disney World Resort has grown to welcome three more theme parks, two water parks, more than two dozen resort hotels, the dedicated shopping and dining area of Disney Springs, plus countless recreation opportunities. But we’re not stopping there. The next few years will welcome even more exciting experiences than ever, with the debut of new lands at two of our parks, as well as innovative attractions and exciting entertainment.

What else will the future hold for Walt Disney World Resort? One guarantee is that whatever it is … it will be simply magical.

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SOURCE: The Disney Parks Blog

VIDEO: In Case You Missed Them, July’s Disney Parks Live Streams Videos

In case you forgot about or otherwise missed one of July’s Disney Parks Live Streams from Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we have you covered.

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We’ve scoured the Internet and found links to captures of the live streams on YouTube! To save you the trouble, we’ve collected them all here in one place for you.

The “Awaken Summer” Disney Parks event kicked off with a live stream of the “Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Independence Day fireworks show from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on July 4th.


Video Courtesy of: Disneyland Experience and Disney Parks Blog

Next, on July 11th, was “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” show in front of Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Video Courtesy of: WML95 and Disney Parks Blog

The following Monday, July 18th, took us to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a viewing of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular”.

Video Courtesy of: WML95 and Disney Parks Blog

The “Awaken Summer” experience concluded Monday, July 25th with a live stream of Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” parade.

Video Courtesy of: Magical Soundtracks and Disney Parks Blog

We hope you enjoy catching up with this month’s live streams. Be sure to check out the video providers’ other Disney video offerings!

Watch Live Stream Of “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” On July 11

As part of the Disney Parks Blog series of live-stream events every Monday in July, the next #DisneyParksLIVE stream will showcase the brand new stage show, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” live from Magic Kingdom Park on July 11.

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If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, the stage show brings beloved Disney stories to life in a spectacular performance that features an original song, memorable music, dancing, delightful costumes and magical special effects.

You can expect to see favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, plus a wonderful cast of characters from some of Disney’s newest classics, including “Frozen,” “Tangled” and “The Princess and the Frog.”

The live stream will begin at 4:10 p.m. ET. Join the stream minutes before the show starts to learn more about how new shows and entertainment are created for Walt Disney World Resort. (A fresh blog post containing the live stream feed will be ready and waiting at the top of the blog on July 11).

The next live-stream event will be Monday, July 18. Be sure to check back with The WDW Pensieve for details.

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

VIDEO: In Case You Missed It: WDW’s “Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Fireworks

We have found a recording of the live stream of last night’s WDW “Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks show.

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YouTube channel Disneyland Experience has posted the video and graciously gave us permission to share the link with you.

So take a look at it here and be sure to visit Disneyland Experience‘sYouTube channel for more Disney Parks videos.

Walt Disney World To Live Stream Independence Day Fireworks!

The Disney Parks Blog will live stream the Walt Disney World Resort’s Independence Day castle fireworks show Monday, July 4!
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Although not heavily advertised on the blog, we managed to find a mention of the live stream towards the end of the Disney Parks Blog’s “Inside Disney Parks” video featurette located here.

According to the video, the Independence Day castle fireworks show will be live streamed on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 8:50pm EDT.

Be sure to set an alarm of some kind to make sure you don’t miss it!

The WDW Pensieve Helps Out The DIStracted Life Podcast

This week, the owner and host of The DIStracted Life Podcast, Kim Slusher, needed to care of her son so she used a phone-a-friend to help her out with her latest podcast episode.

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Being a part of the Disney podcast community means watching out for and helping each other spread the Disney magic, so The WDW Pensieve shared some of our park audio with her and her podcast’s listeners.  Kim also has a listener question and her weekly DIStractions segments in addition to the binaural audio we supplied to her.

Take a listen to Kim’s podcast (click the banner):

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You can find more information about The DIStracted Life podcast at:
Twitter   @Kim_Slusher
Website    The DIStracted Life
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Disney Parks to Live Stream ‘IllumiNations’ Monday, March 21!

The WDW Pensieve is happy to share that the next in the Disney Parks Blog series of #DisneyParksLIVE events – a live stream of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” – will take place Monday, March 21.

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Thelive stream will start on the Disney Parks Blog at 8:50 p.m. EDT. While “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” starts at 9 p.m. EST, you can join them beforehand for a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of this nighttime favorite. (A fresh blog post containing the live stream feed will be ready and waiting at the top of the blog on March 21).

In case you aren’t familiar, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” is Epcot’s nighttime spectacular that celebrates the spirit of humanity through fireworks, lighting effects, moving music and more. The centerpiece of the show is a 350,000-lb “Earth Globe” that serves as a spherical video display system, around which, all of the action takes place.

SOURCE: Disney Parks Blog

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