I’m thrilled to share with you this Disney Update right now. I know that as of right now the Parks are temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean (at all) that the magic isn’t still as magical as ever! I’ve been a Disney lover and Disney fan for as long as I can remember. I’ll never forget going the very first time when I was a kid. My parents had saved up for 2 years to bring us (there’s 6 of us in our family!) and it truly was the most magical and memorable trip of all.
DISNEY UPDATE: Keeping the Disney Love Alive Right Now
If you’ve followed me over the last 12 years online, you know that Disney has had a pretty BIG presence on my blog. I love to do Disney Updates on my blog being it’s wonderful and fun for me to share about the Parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Disneyland), the Disney hotels, the restaurants, the transportation, the shopping (OH, the SHOPPING!), the Disney fashion, runDisney, Disney lore, Disney books, Disney movies, Disney costumes, Disneybounding… my goodness, I share it ALL here.
Disney is magical for so many, many, many people. Everyone has their memories. Everyone has their stories. Everyone has their favorite must-dos and must-sees. Right now with the current state of everything going on, I need Disney more than ever right now!
The best part?
Disney is here for US right now and they are offering and doing some pretty incredible thing for their fans.
Excited to share this Disney update for you on what you can experience from Disney right now.
First up? You can Learn More About Your Favorite Majestic Disney Animals right now with Disney.
We’re excited to share an educational and informative look at some of the majestic animals in our care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From a behind-the-scenes look at the hippopotamus, to fun facts about beautiful creatures like the magnificent meerkat, check out Disney Animals on DisneyNOW for videos that are sure to delight and inspire.
To learn more about the many species we are working to protect, visit DisneyAnimals.com. With so many families at home together right now, we look forward to sharing more stories and insights about our animals and amazing Cast who are caring for them. Keep an eye out for more #bettertogether learning opportunities soon.
Next up! Have you ever wanted to Draw Mickey? Disney is offering #BetterTogether: Draw Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist! How cool is that, right?
Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum has been drawing Mickey at Disney Parks for years and has expert tips for artists of all skill levels. While the parks remain temporarily closed, we’ve combined Stephen’s best Mickey tutorials and the collection includes learning to draw a vintage 1920’s Mickey as well as lessons on creating more contemporary and whimsical “pied-eyed” versions you’ll want to show your friends and family.
How about the possibility to Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience from Disney Imagineers?
Imagineering in a Box is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process. It combines 32 videos of actual Imagineers, real-world case studies, and lots of interactive activities to give you the opportunity to dream and design your very own theme park experience!
With so many families at home together right now, we thought this would be an especially useful time to share this program with you. It’s available to all and completely free.
I also want to end this Disney update with an incredible thing that they’re doing right now that I feel is very important to share with everyone. Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Donating Surplus Food to Help Local Communities. Pretty amazing, right? Read ALL about it here!
For continued Disney updates and make sure to keep checking out the Disney Parks Blog for everything.