Disney Around The World
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.