Category Archives: DisneyLand

Disney Characters Surprise Deaf Child with Sign Language

This deaf boy’s special moment at Disneyland will make your day!

Olive Crest, a nonprofit that provides safe homes, counseling, and education for abused, neglected, and at-risk children, took a trip to Disneyland and discovered that magic is real. In the video above, you see a 2-year-old boy communicate with Pluto in sign language. Pluto responds, followed by Minnie and Mickey, in sign language.

The characters were not informed of the child’s condition prior, but responded in the best way possible!

GET READY: PARK CLASSICS FANTASMIC!, RIVERS OF AMERICA, AND DISNEYLAND RAILROAD ARE RETURNING TO DISNEYLAND

It’s going to be a magical summer for celebrating at the Happiest Place on Earth. Not only will we soon be celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Disneyland, but beloved, classic attractions like Fantasmic!, the Rivers of America, and the Disneyland Railroad are returning to the Park better than ever! We’re over the moon about this! Here are the details:

FANTASMIC!

We were excited to learn that this fantastic nighttime spectacular is returningwith its original fanfare and iconic theme song. And now we’re thrilled to share that Fantasmic! will officially make its return on July 17, the same day as Disneyland’s 62nd anniversary. What an amazing day it will be! As we previously learned, there will be magical new scenes to experience, including a scene inspired by Aladdin. Remember this whimsical image we were treated to?

What an unbelievable sight! And now we’re learning that there will be a scene inspired by The Lion King, too! Ahhh! This is phenomenal news. Our current expression:

Yes, yes, YES! We just can’t wait for the return of Fantasmic! With displays that will be brighter and more vibrant than ever thanks to new state-of-the-art projection technology, this will truly be a spectacular show. We’ll be counting down the days until July 17.

RIVERS OF AMERICA

This epic adventure through majestic landscapes inspired by four of America’s rivers—the Mississippi, the Columbia, the Missouri, and the Rio Grande—will delight guests once again with enhanced experiences through inspiring landscapes. Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island will make its return on Friday June 16. And on July 29, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes will sail back into action! Excuse us while we go sing “Just Around the Riverbend” in excitement!

Pocahontas Riverbend

With new adventures to see and enhanced features, including 5 dazzling waterfalls in a new Columbia Gorge section, the Rivers of America will be the place to see this summer. There will even be a beautiful new waterfront on the north bank. Courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering, here’s a look at an artist’s rendering of the new riverbank we’re looking forward to gliding along:

What a glorious view. And as you can see in this image, the Disneyland Railroad will travel along the new elevated trestles of the Rivers of America attraction. Which brings us to …

THE DISNEYLAND RAILROAD

Also making a return on July 29, the Disneyland Railroad will once again travel on a grand circular tour of Disneyland. For the first time ever, the railroad will veer left to continue around the park, showcasing restored and enhanced dioramas of the Grand Canyon and Primeval World. It will be a splendid sight to behold, and we are so ready to go on this scenic adventure!

This summer at Disneyland is going to be so epic, so legendary, so … classic. We can’t wait for the return of these amazing attractions! Are you excited, too? Tell us in the comments!

Music and lyrics for “Just Around the Riverbend” were written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.

Gelatoni Merchandise Arrives at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

We have some exciting news for fans who love to collect all-things Duffy the Disney Bear and his friends! Tomorrow, Gelatoni, a Disney friend of Duffy, will arrive at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai‘i. Guests who have visited Tokyo Disney Resort may recognize Gelatoni as the cool cat with an artistic flair for creating new masterpieces.

At Aulani Resort, guests can pick up an array of Gelatoni items created exclusively for Aulani—from adorable plush sporting Hawaiian vacation attire to must-have souvenirs and accessories. In total, there are 13 new items to discover. In fact, Aulani Resort is the only Disney Resort in the U.S. to offer Gelatoni merchandise!

Gelatoni Merchandise Arrives at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Also available exclusively at Aulani Resort are plush of Duffy the Disney Bear and his best friend ShellieMay. Duffy is ready for a relaxing Hawaiian vacation, dressed in his aloha shirt, and ShellieMay is wearing a coordinating dress. The Tori Richard-designed outfits depict various Aulani iconography in the tropical print designs, including the mischievous Menehune found throughout the resort.

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