Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lego Arrives at Disneyland Paris

Lego_Store_Disneyland_Paris_1Early in 2013, a French employment website posted online an advert for Assistant Managers for a Lego-branded retail store to be opened at Disneyland Paris. The posting, which originally said that the store would be the biggest Lego-branded shop in Europe, was later changed to be much vaguer regarding both the brand and the location. However, this sparked much rumor and speculation throughout the European Disney community as to what this store would be like and when it would open.

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Winter Nights at Sam’s 3 Brings Another Season of TPA Gatherings to an End

Winter_Nights_3_2014 256On Sunday, March 16th, Theme Park Adventure held its final Winter Nights gathering at Trader Sam’s in Anaheim. Approximately 80 TPAers showed up for the final mixer of the season – a respectable-sized crowd that mingled under the tiki torches for several hours at the popular Disneyland Resort bar/restaurant!

In attendance were theme park fans, themed entertainment industry professionals, and of course – oodles of haunters and haunt fans representing some of the best haunted attractions in the world! It was also fantastic to see many new faces – first-timers that came alone or with friends to join the TPA family; we love that, and always encourage it – it’s naturally a bit awkward at first to jump into a large group that seems to know each other well. However, as we say time and again, newcomers instantly are made to feel welcome, and find themselves conversing with like-minded individuals over delicious tiki drinks until late in the evening!

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Discovery Cove Offers Florida Residents Getaway Rate

Dolphin Interaction at Discovery CoveDiscovery Cove, located in the heart of Orlando, is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays and tropical fish and hand-feed exotic birds. Discovery Cove was ranked #1 in the 2013 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards under “Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in The World” category.

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Port Adventures Immerse Disney Cruise Line Guests in Splendor and Culture of Alaska during 2014 Season

Disney Cruise Line Sails to AlaskaDuring 2014 Alaska sailings, Disney Cruise Line invites guests to explore the grandeur of America’s 49th state with a wide variety of fun and exciting Port Adventures.

In preparation for the three-month season of Alaska cruises, Disney Cruise Line worked with local tour operators to create family-friendly excursions that entertain and inspire both children and adults amid Alaska’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

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Adventures by Disney Announces New Film-Inspired Norway Itinerary for 2014

Adventures by Disney Travels to NorwayThe trip-planning specialists at Adventures by Disney, masters of creating family vacations, have teamed up with the pioneers of storytelling on the silver screen – Walt Disney Animation Studios – to offer a new, epic adventure to the land that inspired the look of the upcoming animated feature film Frozen. This tour of Norway allows adventure-seeking families to immerse themselves in the activities that inspired the comedic adventure of Anna, the film’s fearless and optimistic protagonist who sets off on a heroic journey to find her sister Elsa and save her kingdom from eternal winter.

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Disney Parks Invites Guests to ‘Rock Your Disney Side’ With 24-Hour Kickoff to Summer on Both Coasts

140-Disney Character "Ultimate Tweet" Announces All-Night Party140 Disney characters gathered at Walt Disney World Resort today creating the Ultimate Tweet to announce the latest Disney Parks bi-coastal, all-night extravaganza; and guests are invited to show their “Disney Side” by dressing as their favorite Disney hero or villain.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends came together to trumpet the countdown to “Rock Your Disney Side: 24-Hours” this Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of the family travel season, when guests of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California can enjoy select parks for 24 hours nonstop.

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Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend to Swoop into Disneyland Resort in California this Fall

runDisney is expanding its portfolio of race weekends, adding a new Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA to debut November 14-16, 2014.

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Lion Country Safari Adds 2 New Water Slides

After 5 months of construction, two brand new water slides are now open at Lion Country Safari.  A 108-foot-long freefall water slide and 214-foot-long loop water slide will be the 3rd water activity/addition to the walk-through portion of the 320-acre theme park.

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