Dis­ney Around The World

WDW Magazine - - Contents - BY STEPHANIE SHUS­TER

Walt Dis­ney World in Or­lando, Florida is the most mag­i­cal place on earth, and our fa­vorite Dis­ney Parks des­ti­na­tion! But there’s lots more go­ing on world­wide – let’s take a look at what Dis­ney is up to around the globe this month!

Dis­ney­land Re­sort: Ana­heim, Cal­i­for­nia

A new Dis­ney Ju­nior Dance Party will de­but at Dis­ney Cal­i­for­nia Ad­ven­ture, fea­tur­ing Doc, Sofia, The Lion Guard, and Mickey and the Road­ster Rac­ers.

Dis­ney’s Grand Cal­i­for­nian Ho­tel & Spa is un­der­go­ing a ren­o­va­tion pe­riod to re­fresh guest rooms, the lobby, the pool, and the concierge level lounge.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mis­sion: BREAK­OUT! Is set to open May 27 and will kick off the Sum­mer of He­roes event.

Dis­ney Cal­i­for­nia Ad­ven­ture Food & Wine Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues through April 16, 2017.

Dis­ney­land cel­e­brated the 50th an­niver­sary of Pi­rates of the Caribbean in style from March 16-18 with sou­venirs, spe­cial menu items – in­clud­ing gold-dusted chur­ros – and pi­rate theme entertainment.

Dis­ney­land Re­sort Paris: Paris, France

Dis­ney­land Paris and tele­vi­sion chan­nel TF1 have teamed up with char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion Se­cours pop­u­laire fran­cais to al­low un­der­priv­iledged chil­dren to vis­ited the theme parks. Guest are in­vited to share pic­tures of their eyes on so­cial me­dia through April 3 us­ing #sparkle­forall to sup­port the cam­paign (each post is worth a €5 do­na­tion).

Cinemag­ique closed on March 30, 2017.

Dis­ney Dreams! had it’s fi­nal per­for­mance on March 24, 2017.

Tokyo Dis­ney Re­sort: Tokyo, Ja­pan

The pop­u­lar Dis­ney’s Easter event will re­turn to both parks at Tokyo Dis­ney Re­sort this year, in­clud­ing a new pa­rade – Usa­tama on the Run – in­spired by new bunny eared egg char­ac­ters cre­ated just for the sea­son. An egg hunt trea­sure map, a Fash­ion­able Easter show, dec­o­ra­tions, sou­venirs, and a bunny eared Easter Bunny Bon­net round out the fes­tiv­i­ties!

A new Beauty and the Beast themed at­trac­tion is com­ing to Tokyo Dis­ney­land as part of the Fan­ta­sy­land Ex­pan­sion – guests will have the chance to ride on en­chanted dishes!

Hong Kong Dis­ney­land: Hong Kong, China

In honor of the re­lease of Beauty and the Beast, Hong Kong Dis­ney­land Ho­tel is of­fer­ing a themed af­ter­noon tea.

A new Dis­ney Friends Spring­time Carnival de­buts this year, fea­tur­ing en­coun­ters with over 100 char­ac­ters, an egg hunt, spe­cial snacks, and dec­o­ra­tions.

A new ho­tel, Dis­ney Ex­plor­ers Lodge, opens on April 30, 2017.

Shang­hai Dis­ney Re­sort: Shang­hai, China

The China As­so­ci­a­tion of Amuse­ment Parks and At­trac­tions has awarded Shang­hai Dis­ney Re­sort with awards for Pi­rates of the Caribbean: Bat­tle for the Sunken Trea­sure (In­no­va­tive Amuse­ment Fa­cil­i­ties in a China Theme Park), Soar­ing Over the Hori­zon (In­no­va­tive Cul­tural Prod­uct in a China Theme Park), Mickey’s Sto­ry­book Ex­press (Best Per­form­ing Arts Of­fer­ings in a China Theme Park), China Theme Park Over­all Plan­ning, and Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to China’s Amuse­ment In­dus­try.

Park ex­pan­sion is al­ready un­der­way, with Toy Story Land promised to open in 2018.

Au­lani – A Dis­ney Re­sort & Spa: Ko Olina, Hawaii

Im­age Cour­tesy of Dis­ney Ma­halo Mama Month is com­ing to Au­lani in May with spe­cial of­fer­ings like break­fast in bed, a Mama Spa pack­age, craft ac­tiv­i­ties for kids to make keep­sakes for mom, and 15% off fam­ily por­trait ses­sions.

Ad­ven­tures by Dis­ney

On board the Ad­ven­tures by Dis­ney Rhine River Cruise, guests will visit the real life town that in­spired Belle’s vil­lage, par­tic­i­pate in karaoke, at­tend cook­ing classes, and at­tend screen­ings of the an­i­mated and live ac­tion ver­sions of Beauty and the Beast.

Dis­ney Cruise Line

A mu­si­cal in­spired by the live-ac­tion Beauty and the Beast, will de­but on the Dis­ney Dream.

Dis­ney Fan­tasy is in­tro­duc­ing Star Wars: Com­mand Post, Marvel Su­per Hero Acad­emy, The new Sweet on You ice cream shop and lux­ury shop­ping op­tions.

Film, TV, and More

Beauty and the Beast took in an es­ti­mated $174 mil­lion open­ing week­end box of­fice.

The new Big Hero 6 tele­vi­sion se­ries has been picked up for a second sea­son.

Dis­ney­na­ture’s Born in China pre­miers this month.

Pixar has re­leased the first trail­ers for their new film, Coco.

Im­age Cour­tesy of Dis­ney

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