They erected ice sculptures in front of the Marriott Marquis. There I am in front of Cinderlla's ice castle, a 25 foot tall, 9 feet deep and 15 feet wide. They used 45,000 pounds of ice to assemble it, brick by brick. There were also other ice vignettes representing precious moments in life. Of course Cinderella needs her carriage to head to the ball.
Next year visitors can expect "Limited Time Magic" throughout the park for a limited time only. Each week will be a different magical experience. Here's a sampling of what is expected:
- Independence Week: It's red, white and blue as Disney Parks salutes America with a 4th of July Fireworks Party for an entire week, with patirotic lighting bathing the Disney castles on both coasts. Mickey Mouse appears in his patriotic finest and guests will find special USA shirts, Ear hats and other limited edition souvenirs.
- During "Long Lost Friends Week" lesser known Disney characters will move from the shadows to the spotlight with meet and greets on both coasts. Photo opsps with characters include Flik, Clarabelle Cow, Remy, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will surprise and delight guests. And Disney guests will even have the chance to vote online for which characters they want to see.
- Pirate Week: Why talk like a pirate one day when you could celebrate these scalawags all week long? The adventures of Jack Sparrow come to life like never before during a bicoastal buccaneer bash in which Disneyland and Walt Disney World become pirate palooza; pirate bands, pirate meet and greets and more.
- Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands: Dapper Dans, the iconic quartet from Main Street, USA will add a special finale to their show, claiming the title of the "Original Boy Band" and delivering a medley of hits from One Direction, NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.
There are so many more surprises that Disney has in store for you. In to keep up to date with announcements you can follow along at Disneyworld.com, or Disneyland.com
Disclosure: I was invited to attend a breakfast. All opinions are 100% my own.