Couples Can Now Say ‘I Do’ at Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom is the newest venue available to couples looking to "tie the knot" at Walt Disney World. Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons calls the park icon "the picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding." Beyond Disney's well-known Wedding Pavilion, other possible settings for Disney World weddings include Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground with views of Seven Seas Lagoon, in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, and the Chinese Theatre at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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PhotoPass Back at Water Parks for Summer; Adds Special Shots for Independence Day

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Now through September 3, Disney PhotoPass photographers will be available at Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, both in the water and out. They will also be stationed at the water park Character Experience locations, some of which have special props. Disney PhotoPass has also added special photo opportunities celebrating Independence Day around the theme parks. -- At the Magic Kingdom's The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History a Disney PhotoPass photographer will be located near Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square at certain times on July 3 and 4, and will feature a Magic Shot featuring the stars of the show. There will also be a PhotoPass photographer near the replica of the Liberty Bell on July 4th. Cinderella's Coach will be in Fantasyland all day on July 3 and 4, and a Disney PhotoPass photographer will be there, while in the evenings, Ariel's Grotto will have its own PhotoPass photographer with a special photo op. -- The Disney PhotoPass Studio in the Disney Springs Marketplace is featuring special red, white and blue virtual backdrops now through July 7. -- At all four theme parks on the Fourth of July, select photographers will have a festive Stars and Stripes prop that you can include in your photos.
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Make your Disney cruise Incredible with these tips

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Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” just set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for an animated film — estimated at $183.2 million domestically, according to CNN.com. That, coupled with Walt Disney World’s summer event focusing on the movie, Incredible Tomorrowland Expo at Magic Kingdom, got me thinking about what Disney Cruise Line ships are doing … Continue reading "Make your Disney cruise Incredible with these tips"
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Recap: 2018 E3 Expo Offers Peek at Upcoming Disney, Star Wars Games and More

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Once again, E3 has come and gone, leaving a plethora of game announcements and trailers in its wake. This second year of the show opening up to paying fans featured increased programming, more virtual queues for demos, and a continued diaspora of companies headed offsite with individual installations. [Obviously, there were a million more announcements … Continue reading "Recap: 2018 E3 Expo Offers Peek at Upcoming Disney, Star Wars Games and More"
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First Look: Toy Story Land at Night! And More from Disney Parks Blog

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Disney Parks Blog has released a new episode of “Inside Disney Parks,” and it features a first NIGHTTIME look at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, along with an interview with Phil Holmes, the park’s vice president. The show also includes a special “unboxing” segment revealing new toys created for Toy Story Land that … Continue reading "First Look: Toy Story Land at Night! And More from Disney Parks Blog"
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Early Press Day for “Incredibles 2” Part Jack-Jack

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Earlier this year, Disney-Pixar invited AllEars down to Pixar Studios to take an early look at their upcoming “Incredibles 2” and its accompanying short “Bao.” [Unattributed photos and video provided by Disney] I recounted some of the presentations and press conferences held there in Part 1, Part 2, and Part “Bao.” The last segment was … Continue reading "Early Press Day for “Incredibles 2” Part Jack-Jack"
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Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2: A spoiler-free review

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The long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles is finally here! And although Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 doesn't feel like the ground-breaking movie that the original was 14 years ago, it is well-worth seeing -- maybe even multiple times. Writer-director Brad Bird takes us back what to what made The Incredibles super - telling a story about undervalued superheroes and their family dynamic while giving us beautiful animation, thrilling action sequences and so many laughs.
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Sneak Peek of the All-New Play Disney Parks App

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The Disney Parks Blog has shared a sneak peek of the all-new Play Disney Parks mobile app that is coming to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts this summer. Play Disney Parks will allow guests to play with family and friends while waiting in line for favorite attractions. Guests can also earn and share digital collectibles when they receive themed achievements, earned for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. The Play Disney Parks app is available now for preorder on the App Store and Google Play.
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D-Camp Contest Gives Away Ultimate Glamping Experience at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World Resort has announced a contest in which the grand prize includes the "Ultimate Glamping Experience." The grand prize winner of the Walt Disney World "D-Camp" will, with one guest, enjoy a 4-day/3-night WDW experience package that includes round-trip airfare and accommodations, a $250 gift card, two 4-day park-hoppers, access to Disney VIP tour guides, and the chance to go "glamping" (that's glamorous camping) for one night under the floating mountains of Pandora - the World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The winners will glamp in a special tent with all the comforts of the modern world. In addition to having VIP access to the attractions in Pandora - The World of Avatar, they will also have a number of other special experiences, including a bioluminescent night hike, special drum ceremonies, unique catered dishes and surprise guests. To enter the contest, submit a video telling why you want to win the ultimate "glamping" experience in Pandora. Check out disney.com/dcamp for prize details and information on how to enter.
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Disney-Designed Children’s Play Area Opens at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital

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The Disney Reef, a colorful, underwater-themed outdoor play area, has officially opened at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, England, where on June 6 it was revealed for the first time to patients and their families. The Disney Reef, positioned in the heart of the hospital, was designed by Walt Disney Imagineers, in collaboration … Continue reading "Disney-Designed Children’s Play Area Opens at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital"
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