Disney Parks launched a new marketing promotion for 2013, Limited Time Magic. Limited Time Magic, which will take place throughout 2013 at both the Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
During 2013, each week at the Disney theme parks will be highlighted by a different surprise or guest enhancement for a one-week-only engagement. Each weekly surprise, many never-before-seen in the Disney Parks, will include entertainment, dining, character experiences and more. Each one will disappear after seven days and make way for the next week’s Limited Time Magic experience.
Each of the weekly experience will be announced in the parks and online both on Disney sites and social networks.
Some examples of Limited Time Magic given today:
- True Love: Celebrate romance and enchantment throughout Valentine’s Week with special moments and entertainment geared to lovebirds. Disney Princes join their Princesses to meet Park Guests in special settings, prix fixe menus turn up at select restaurants and Valentine’s collectibles will be offered for the week.
- 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 patriotic 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.
- Long Lost Friends Week: Lesser-known Disney characters will move from the shadows to the spotlight meet-and-greets on both coasts. Photo opportunities with characters that could include Flik, Clarabelle Cow, Remy, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will surprise and delight your Clients. And Disney Guests 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 the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts become pirate-palooza: pirate bands, pirate meet-and-greets and more.
- Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands: The Dapper Dans, the iconic quartet from Main Street, U.S.A., 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.
- Unleash the Villains: Friday the 13th in September 2013 is a special day, soDisneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park are staying open until the 13th hour (1 a.m.). Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar and other Disney Villains host a dance party, complete with limited-edition collectibles and other nighttime mischief.
- Golden Horseshoe Revue: The fabled Frontierland show returns to DisneylandPark for one month only, bringing back the corny jokes and enduring songs that were often enjoyed by Walt Disney himself.
In conjunction with the announcement, Disney Parks built a 25 foot tall castle made of ice in Time Square, New York to emphasize the limited time each surprise will be available.
What special week long Magic would you like to see?
Shonda Harris says
Villian Weeks. Several of them.
When will Pirate Week be?
Andrea – Disney has not announced any of the weeks or when they will be held yet.
My husband & I are celebrating our anniversary during the week of January 30th-Feb 4th. Is anything planned for that time period yet ??
Gina – Disney has not yet released any information on their plans. We are assuming we will see a calendar at some point soon.
We will be staying in Disney at the Coranado Springs from April 11th thru the 18th.
We will also be purchasing the dining plan. Do you know when any discounts of any kind may be released for this time frame, and do you have a guess as to what it might be?
Kellie – Probably not until early 2013, and honestly, no idea what we will see.
We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside when we go in March and being it is over Easter – I am lining up all my ADRs…….after a few days of the parks, we thought it would be nice to head back to the hotel and swim after spending the first half of the day at Animal Kingdom (I have heard this is more of a half-day adventure than a full day????) I am planning to do dinner at the hotel (Boatwrights) that night and just spend some time relaxing rather than heading out for another location just to eat. My question is looking over the menu – is this a place you know kids like or don’t like to eat? I know on the dining plan there is no substituting, but do restaurants ever just make a burger or something if there is nothing on the menu the older kids like? Or will they let them order off kid’s menu or go to the quick service and eat with a table service credit? I know none of these options are using the “best value” for a table service…….just wondering flexibility on this…….If it weren’t Easter I would “wing it”, but don’t feel I can with the crowds….Thanks!
Dawn – Boatwrights is ok, the food is actually pretty good, but it is just a restaurant, not much to do there. They are usually pretty flexible with the dining plan, and should accommodate you. Consider eating at one of the resorts that are near the parks, no ticket needed, and it might be fun to just go ride the monorail for a while, or rent a bike on the Boardwalk. I really like Kona Cafe in the Polynesian, or Kouzzina on the Boardwalk. You could also consider eating at Boma in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and spend some time walking around and seeing the animals.