You can stay in the middle of the magic and save up to 25% on premium rooms at select stays at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa and Disneyland® Hotel, or up to 10% at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel on select Sunday-Thursday nights now-April 20, 2017 when you book by March 9, 2017.
Plus enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade, back at home in Disneyland Park.
Main Street Electrical Parade has officially returned to Disneyland® Park. You can check out this “spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination” now through June 18, 2017 at Disneyland Resort!
In 2018, you can celebrate Marvel Day at Sea on the Disney Magic during eight special voyages from Miami departing January through April. These new Marvel Day at Sea voyages from Miami follow the premiere of the epic event on seven special sailings from New York City in the fall of 2017. New character interactions and an immersive show with Doctor Strange take center stage in the lineup of entertainment throughout the day-long celebration on all Marvel Day at Sea cruises.
Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that is sure to empower you to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities as they assemble their own Super Hero community onboard the Disney Magic on this very special day. Highlights include:
Marvel Day at Sea from New York will be on seven- and eight-night Disney Magic Bahamian cruises departing on Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017. All will include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, Fla., with a day at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Marvel Day at Sea will be on one seven-night Canadian Coast cruise departing from New York on Oct. 21, 2017, with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax.
The first-ever Epcot® International Festival of the Arts – a showcase of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world – officially kicks off today at Walt Disney World® Resort.
This new event will be held Fridays through Mondays Jan. 13 – Feb. 20, 2017. And, it will feature new art each week, showcasing celebrated work by Disney historical artists like Mary Blair and Herb Ryman. The event will also feature art being created live by artists like Joe Kaminski and Costa Alavezos.
You can enjoy the performing arts thanks to Disney Theatrical Productions, which will bring an exciting showcase of favorite music and Broadway talent to the America Gardens Theatre stage. Performances will be at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday of each festival weekend. Guests can expect to hear some phenomenal Broadway talent live, performing songs from some of Disney on Broadway’s award-winning shows, like The Lion King, Newsies, and Aladdin.
New Food Studios will showcase culinary creations so delicious and intricate, you may not know if the menus are for admiring or eating.
Plus, there will be hands-on experiences for the whole family, favorite Disney characters channeling their favorite artists, seminars and more.
The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is included with regular Epcot admission.
When you book a Walt Disney World Resort vacation and elect to receive their MagicBands at home prior to arrival, they will receive a complimentary MagicBand 2. You will continue to have the option to choose from the current eight colors: pink, blue, red, green, orange, gray, yellow and purple.
Star Wars: Galactic Nights, a new Hollywood-inspired special event will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on April 14, 2017. You can come dressed as your favorite character and celebrate forty years of Star Wars milestones.
Star Wars fans can also get their tickets to Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center, April 13-16, 2017. Click here for more info: http://www.starwars.com/star-wars-celebration
Here’s a taste of what’s on tap for Star Wars: Galactic Nights:
•Rebel Base Activities – The Rebel Base will serve as the event hub with multiple events, hosted shows and more taking place in the center of the park. The Rebel Base is the stop to see “Celebrate the Saga,” a 40-year history of Star Wars that features rarely seen imagery; your Clients can join in on Star Wars dance parties and more.
•Watch “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show” – You can catch a celebrity chat show in Epic Theater to learn more about the making of Star Wars films.
•Can’t miss Star Wars photo ops – You can don your Star Wars finest and enjoy iconic Star Wars backdrops, including Han Solo cast in Carbonite, Jabba the Hutt’s Palace, the Hoth Wampa Cave and more.
•Galactic Nights Stars in Cars Motorcade – This procession will welcome in Star Wars celebrities down Hollywood Blvd.
•Imperial March & March of the First Order – Darth Vader will lead a battalion of Stormtroopers on a dramatic march down Hollywood Blvd to the Event Stage. Captain Phasma will also lead a unit of First Order Stormtroopers through the park, pausing to give a demonstration of power and strength.
•Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt – Event Guests are challenged to collect eight clues in the form of puzzle pieces, one for each Star Wars film, at the party’s various photo stops. Each piece can be affixed to the back of the event lanyard to reveal a surprise.
•“Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” – watch high-energy clips of the best moments from the film saga juxtaposed with character moments on stage, featuring Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and more.
•“Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” – The skies will come alive with the power of the Force, as the park’s popular Star Wars-themed nighttime spectacular lights up the night.
Additional offerings will include the chance to experience Star Tours-The Adventures Continue attraction, Star Wars Launch Bay, AWR Trooper sightings, roaming Droids, Star Wars-themed food and beverage, special merchandise and much more.
The event will be held at the park from 7 p.m.-midnight. The Star Wars: Galactic Nights ticket costs $129 plus tax for adults and $124 plus tax for children ages 9 and under.
In 2018, the epic day at sea returns to Disney Cruise Line with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April. Star Wars Day at Sea transports you to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga with Jedi, Wookiees, droids, Stormtroopers and others during the special day-long celebration.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy immersive entertainment and activities that are all a part of the galactic adventure – including interactions with Star Wars Characters, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, at-sea screenings of Star Wars films, unique food and beverage offerings, special merchandise and the “Summon the Force” deck party with a stunning fireworks finale.
Set sail with this great Disney Cruise Line offer! When they book a magical voyage by Feb. 15, 2017, enjoy 50% off* the deposit due at time of booking on any 7-night or longer cruise departing June 17-Dec. 30, 2017. Whether they choose a Caribbean, Bahamian, European or Alaskan sailing, you will discover something for every member of their crew!
As you know, Walt believed that Disneyland and World would always be changing, expanding, improving, etc... So in true Walt fashion, here are the new things to look forward to in 2017!!!
From the moment it made its debut back in 1972, this Parade was an instant classic, unlike any that came before. As day turns to night, anticipation turns to excitement as the parade’s thousands of sparkling lights and distinctive, unforgettable signature song – “Baroque Hoedown” – makes its way down Main Street USA and right into the hearts of millions of guests. With favorites like Cinderella’s Carriage, Pete’s Dragon and, of course, Mickey Mouse, it’s easy to see why this shimmering celebration has been beloved for decades.
So, whether you are seeing the Main Street Electrical Parade for the first or five hundredth time, make sure you don’t miss this rare and wonderful opportunity to experience this storied icon from Disneyland history before it goes away.
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