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December 3, 2012

Merry Christmas from Buena Vista Street





This June, Disney's California Adventure's former Sunshine Plaza opened its  newly themed land - Buena Vista Street -  Though named for the real-life Burbank thoroughfare that the Walt Disney Studios sits on, the central plaza represents Los Angeles in the 1920s, when Walt Disney first arrived there. I just have fallen in love with the Art Deco/Mission style atmosphere and even more so when the winter holidays have sprinkled their magic.






You feel transported to another time as you should, after all this is Disney. The Walt Disney Company has really pulled out the magic..







I finally saw and heard The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers, Santa Claus in the Elias & Co Jewelry department got an earful from me and I could not stop wanting to sing and dance around to the  beautifully decorated tree near Carthay Circle Theater. (The Nutcracker ballet still in my bones) 




I kept hearing  "You'll shoot your eye out!" in my head as I waited to see Santa. I feel I should tell Santa that I want a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock. I felt so out of place with my wardrobe. Everything is so polished and on que, the elves are  sweet,helpful  and what is even better - they give you a Candy Cane treat!  I am ready to shop now with the Holiday Spirit in the air - Thank goodness I can  have my purchases waiting for me at the entrance because I did some damage to the wallet. Now I must figure out where to hide the goodies from the family! 

Just wait and see what Sarge's Surplus has to offer when I report form Cars Land - Route 66 here I come!




November 11, 2012

DGTG Coverage of Disney Junior's Sofia the First Premiere Event


Disney Go To Girl was recently offered an invitation to attend Disney Junior's private screening event at Walt Disney Studios for our newest princess, Sofia!  Agent P, our Socal correspondent was there to capture every moment for my readers! Enjoy!

Ready for a new Disney princess?


Sofia the First is a pint-sized princess who will change your idea of how Disney presents their heroines. Sofia is a more realistic role model that all young girls can relate to.

She is shown experiencing the same social issues as your young lady or gent does -- learning how to fit in, making new friends, learning new skills and working on sibling relationships from diverse backgrounds. 

A bumbling wizard, jealous step-sibling, animals that understand  her and a Royal Steward who "makes it work", seem to help provide a breakthrough character who's kindness, generosity, honesty, grace and love shine through. 

Finally a Princess who does not deal with love and heartache of a prince! With the help of the three familiar fairies in charge of the Royal Training Academy — Flora, Fauna and Merryweather of Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty”, on occasion, classic Disney Princess characters including Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White and Ariel — Sofia learns that looking like a princess isn’t all that hard but behaving like one must come from the heart. 

Sofia the First is aimed at children aged  2 - 7 years of age. I had the opportunity to take my 3 year old the premiere on the Disney Studio lot and was sooo nervous about her attention span. Sofia the First does not wait to get into the meat of the story, my daughter was intrigued right from the start. Not only did she pretty much sit through the movie, she grabbed a wonderful young lady's hand each time music played and swayed to the beat. I was completely shocked that my little girl approached a total stranger and let her innocence and happiness shine through (teary eyed here)

Modern Family's Ariel Winter is joined by Sara Ramirez of Grey's Anatomy as her mom Queen Miranda, Wayne Brady is wise-talking Clover the Rabbit, Jennifer Hale as Cinderella and Tim Gunn as Baileywick the Royal Steward. It premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, on Disney Channel and at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, on sister channel Disney Junior and her own series spring 2013 on Disney and Disney Junior channels worldwide. 

Can't wait to follow her magical journey? - click here and download some Sofia the First invitations and other printables from Disney.com.

On a side note - I have had many run ins with Wayne Brady here in Burbank and on Southwest Airlines - but nothing is as memorable as him freaking me out when I thought he adopted the Maltese pup I was looking at getting. He adopted my little dog's sister 12 years ago. Still connected Wayne - still connected! 

Agent "P"

September 18, 2012

DGTG VIP Coverage of the Disney Baby Store Grand Opening






Disney Consumer Products opened its first Disney Baby Store in Glendale at The Americana at Brand and launched a baby boutique online. Our Disneyland correspondent "Agent P" was there to report on the soft opening and what you can expect on your visit. The Disney Baby Store had a grand opening on Sept. 8 and specializes in infant products for playtime, bathtime, on-the-go, getting ready, mealtime, dressing and the nursery.


Whether you are expecting your first or third child, Disney Baby is there to help you through every stage.
Disney has partnered up with brand names that you know and trust. You know Disney would not just put their name out there on anything that they do not believe in. From Graco's Snugfit 30, Safety 1st and The First years higher end car seat/strollers - you will not be disappointed.


The Disney Baby Store has just doubled the joy and cute factor of shopping for the your bundle of joy. I had the opportunity to use their organic cotton onesies on my daughter last year when they debuted at D23. The soft cotton seem to keep her cooler and comfortable. The double row of snaps helped insure that she had a little more time to enjoy the current size she was in.


On the Disney Baby website you can find plenty of advice and great tips - just enough to keep you on your toes and information you never thought of or needed reminding for. It really is an informational site that is in no way biased on the information they want you to have. Yes it is a DISNEY site but they want you to have as much information at this special time. We think that is GREAT!
Just more magical memories to celebrate with each and every milestone for you and your child's life.


Disney will have a few dedicated specialty stores, but you will see little Disney Baby shops inside the Disney Stores over the next few months. The stores will have Bath Time, Feeding Time, Playtime, On the Go, Dressing Baby (which features all organic cotton) and In the Nursery.


The many choices of characters and the beautiful color palates will often leave you asking yourself - Which one will I go with? But with the affordable pricing you may just change with the season. (snicker snicker). I will look forward to possibly seeing a baby registry in the near future.

At the soft opening of the Disney Baby Store, Operation Shower was there to help celebrate and honor the families who hold it together while their spouses are deployed. Expectant families were there to share a unique experience of having an amazing baby shower given in cooperation with The Walt Disney Company. These families were not only surprised with a baby shower but also a $250.00 shopping spree in the new Disney Baby Flagship store. Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders performed "House at Pooh Corner" which was fitting as we got to see Winne the Pooh, Piglet and Eyeore help Allison Sweeny cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the store. So not to intrude on the special moments of these moms shopping for their bundles, I decided to walk the product lines and play with the Disney Baby website. As always, Disney partnered with trusted brands such as Graco and Safety First. You will soon see these in stores and you can order today most items from the Disney Store website.. 

**Thanks so much to Agent P for covering this fabulous event!  She rocked it!


May 29, 2012

Rev Up and KaChow-Down with a Cars Land Inspired Recipe: Ugly Pie



Ka-Chow Folks!  With the upcoming and highly anticipated opening of Cars Land drawing near, it's been hard to think about anything else!  I was recently blessed with the amazing opportunity to take a sneak peek at Cars Land…from within.  Radiator Springs is breathtaking, to say the very least…and I had HIGH expectations which were definitely exceeded!  Even if you've seen the media photos or renderings, or by some chance have peeked over the walls to see for yourself, you better believe that you WON'T believe your eyes when you first spy the red rocks of ornament valley.  Cars Land brings Radiator Springs to life and upon arrival, you'll be transported to that place Cars fans know and love so much!




Downtown Radiator Springs (Photo: Disneyland Media)
During the special sneak preview, I had the opportunity to sample many of the food offerings which will be available in Cars Land, and I must say I was extremely impressed!  You all know how much I love dining at Disney and getting that little "taste" at Flos V-8 cafe, made the excitement grow so much more!  



Ugly Pies and Cars Land Merchandise Display at Media Preview
(Photo: Disney Go To Girl)

I don't wanna ruin all the surprises for those of you who plan to visit Cars Land after it opens on June 15th, but as usual, I wanted to share a recipe with you that is sure to get your motor running!  Flo's will offer "Ugly Crust" Pies in several different flavors which were inspired by the yummy, but misshapen pies made famous by MidPoint Cafe, located on Route 66 in Adrian, Texas.  As someone who has visited Midpoint AND Flo's I have to say that both establishments come neck to neck when it comes to the tastiness of their "Ugly Pies."

Flo's V-8 Cafe Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
(Photo: Disneyland Media)

So Warm Up The Engines and Get in Gear to enjoy a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie right at home…Remember…the uglier the better…make Flo proud!



UGLY CRUST:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening (or butter)
1/2 tsp sea salt
6-8 Tbsp Icy Cold Water

UGLY Strawberry Rhubarb Filling:

4 1/2 cups Thinly sliced Rhubarb (Be sure to peel off stringy skins and trim the ends)
2 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. Quick Cooking Tapioca
2 Tsp. grated orange zest





In a Medium-sized bowl, combine All filling ingredients and mix well.  Set aside.
Combine flour and salt in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened. 

Divide dough in half; shape each half into ball. Flatten slightly. Wrap 1 ball in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

For 1-crust pie, roll out 1 ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Flatten to the best of your ability and THROW it a greased 9" pie plate.  Just make sure it completely covers the plate…then press the dough down around the edges of the plate.  REmember..the goal here is UGLY!

NOW, Add the Pie filling one scoop at a time!

For 2-crust pie (which I always make), roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface and place over the top…you can get creative here, by cutting out lattice strips, or leaving the entire crust in tact.  just be sure to add a couple of slits for the steam to billow!

My version!  Topped with homemade Whipped Cream.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly!  Now…yell Ka-CHOW and dig in!


April 4, 2012

Julie Andrews, Target and Disney Host National Princess Week @Disneyliving



First annual event celebrated at Target stores nationwide April 22-28


Beloved Academy Award®-winning actress, singer and bestselling children's book author Julie Andrews, in collaboration with Target and The Walt Disney Company, introduce the first annual National Princess Week. During this enchanting week-long event, taking place April 22-28, children across the country are invited to celebrate the sparkle and wonder of every princess - real, aspiring or imagined.

THE PRINCESS DIARIES 10TH ANNIVERSARY 2-MOVIE COLLECTION BLU-WAY COMBO PACK

SRP: $29.99
Retailers: Target
Available: April 15, 2012

"Throughout my career as an actress and author, I've encouraged children to use their imaginations and dream big," said Julie Andrews. "Joining Disney and Target to create National Princess Week is an extension of my work - a moment in time for children to celebrate their individuality and let their inner sparkle shine."
Throughout National Princess Week, Target will showcase a variety of products designed to engage every princess, including:
  • 10th Anniversary release of a very special two-movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, "The Princess Diaries" and "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" – starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, and available for the first time ever on Blu-ray™.
  • Target guests will also find Julie Andrews' "The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!" co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. It is the latest publication in their critically-acclaimed No. 1 New York Times best-selling "The Very Fairy Princess" children's franchise. The book follows a little girl, Geraldine, through her adventures readying for her aunt's wedding and the magic that happens when she helps others.
  • Fans of Disney's beloved princess characters will find an array of themed merchandise at Target stores and Target.com. Items include Blu-rays, books, toys, bedroom d├ęcor, games and more, inspired by Disney's classic animated films including "Beauty and The Beast," "The Princess and The Frog," and "Tangled,"starting at just $5. Guests can view the full selection of products by visiting Target.com/Princess.
"Disney and Julie Andrews have inspired the imaginations of generations of children and families," said Casey Carl, Target's senior vice president. "We're excited to bring that magic to Target guests everywhere and offer them an opportunity to create a princess experience through rereleased Blu-rays, books, toys and other merchandise."

New Retro Disneyland-Inspired Doone and Bourke Handbags hit The Vault





Hi guys!  Just a quick post to share some exciting news I just received from the Disney Parks Blog. A fabulous new retro Disneyland-inspired Dooney and Bourke series will be hitting Disneyland's "Vault 28" on May 12.  The series will feature several collections, printed with fun and whimsical designs, the first release being the Retro collection which features nostalgic images of Disneyland attractions and icons.

Image courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog

The Disneyland line will be available in several of the more popular "Dooney" silhouettes as well as a new iPad case (which REALLY excites me).  Prices will range from $78-$268.

Image courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog


If you happen to stop by The Vault on the release day, Dooney and Bourke creative designer, Ian Ray will be in-store between 2 and 5 pm for photos and signings.

Image courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog


As a huge fan of the Disney-themed Dooney and Bourke handbags, I must say that I will being doing my very best to snag one of these babies before they're sold out!

March 25, 2012

CLOSED: Disney Store 25th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway


As all of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of all things Disney, so you can imagine my surprise when I discovered a box of Disney Store goodies waiting on my porch recently.  Disney Go To Girl was given the opportunity to review several of the brand new items which were unveiled by Disney Store in celebration of their 25th Anniversary and one lucky DGTG reader will win a fabulous Disney Store Prize Pack! WOW!  25 years of pure magic...Congrats, and Happy Anniversary to the Disney Store!  Be sure to scroll down to enter the special 25th Anniversary Prize Pack giveaway.


So...back to the celebration... 25 years is a long time, so an ordinary celebration just wouldn't do...PLUS...this is Disney and they are known for taking celebrations to the next level.  For the entire month,  Disney Stores all over the country will be celebrating this momentous milestone with numerous in store events and opportunities, not to mention, the roll out of exclusive 25th anniversary merchandise, some of which I had the opportunity to check out first-hand, thanks to the friendly folks at the Disney Store!

Be sure to check out the Disney Store blog for the latest information regarding Disney Store 25th Anniversary Events happening in your area, and be sure to check out Disney Store's 25th Anniversary merchandise page to stock up on exclusive Disney Store 25th Anniversary goodies and enter below for a chance to win a prize pack courtesy of the Disney Store!

Check out these exclusive 25th Anniversary items from Disney Store.  I had the opportunity to try them out first-hand thanks to Disney Store and I must say they are all fabulous:
World of Disney Ball Point Pen $4.50
25th Anniversary Mickey and MInnie Picture Frame $24.50
World of Disney Hard-bound Journal $10.50
World of Disney Reusable Tote $3.50

15" Mickey Mouse Plush Toy $16.50


Would you like to win a 25th Anniversary Prize Pack courtesy of Disney Store??? (Plush, Frame, Pen, Journal and Tote)

All you need to do, is leave a comment below describing your favorite Disney character and why they are your favorite!

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is sponsored by the Disney Store and I received a free prize pack containing the items above.  Disney Store will also provide a prize pack for the winner.  No other compensation was given. Contest will end at 11:59 PM on April 4th.  Winner will be chosen using Random.com number randomizer. Giveaway open to US Residents 21+ only. Winner must respond to email notification within 48 hours or DGTG reserves the right to redraw.


February 16, 2012

Gospel Choirs to Perform at Disney California Adventure This Saturday

Being from the South, I have always had an affinity for Gospel Music.  It's sooo soothing and no matter where I may be, just listening to Gospel Music can transport me home.  Well, with that being said, you can imagine my excitement when I heard (via The Disney Parks Blog) that gospel musicians from across Southern California will be performing live at California Adventure, this Saturday, in honor of Black History Month!

Photo courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog
If you'll be in the area, be sure to swing by California Adventure's Stage 17 which is located in Hollywood Studios Backlot, as 17 gospel choirs fill the air with their heavenly voices!  Performances will take place at 11AM, 1:30PM, and 4:30PM.  See ya there!

New Series: Where in Disney Am I? Music Edition

While listening to some Disney Parks audio last night, I came up with a fun idea which I am excited to share with you!  Starting today, Thursdays at DGTG will be dubbed "Where in Disney Am I?" Day..but I'm switching things up a bit... Instead of trying to figure out "Where I am" by looking at a photo, you'll have to guess my location by listening to the music track from a particular attraction, queue, or other area in either Disneyland or Walt Disney World!

To guess, just leave a comment below, or send me an email!  I will keep the comments hidden until tomorrow when I will update the post with the answer!  Winner gets bragging rights until next week ;)

I have started this series off with an easy one!  Here goes...hope you enjoy!




February 15, 2012

Disney Unveils Brand New Disney Junior Toy Line...Take a Peek!

Last week at the American International Toy Fair, Disney Consumer Products unveiled some fabulous new products which will hit the markets in the near future!  These toys are all inspired by the characters of Disney Junior and the release comes at the perfect time, as Disney Junior will soon become a 24 hour channel due to increased popularity among households with children between the ages of 2 and 7!

Two girls play with toys inspired by Minnie's Bow-Toons, part of a new line of more than 130 toys inspired by Disney Junior series
Celebrities including Sharon Osbourne and David Arquette were on hand as Disney unveiled over 130 new toys, several of which were inspired by Disney Junior top series, Jake and the Neverland Pirates...which happens to be one of my daughter's favorites!  Osbourne and Arquette were each presented with custom-made toys inspired by their characters while guests enjoyed a sneak preview of Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns, a primetime special premiering tonight at 7 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Channel. In this highly anticipated episode, Peter Pan makes his first-ever appearance on the series, returning to Pirate Island to enlist Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully in finding his lost shadow.


Sharon Osbourne, voice of Mama Hook, and David Arquette, voice of lookout parrot Skully, on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, play with toys inspired by their series, at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, where Disney unveiled an assortment of more than 130 toys inspired by four series on Disney Junior, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012


My daughter had a blast looking through the new toys and helped me pick out a few to showcase here on DGTG!  We can't wait to get our hands on these!!!  Which is your favorite???


Jake's Pirate Ship (MSRP $44.99, national retailers, June 2012)— Designed after Bucky, Jake's ship featured in the series, this swashbuckling pirate ship rocks and rolls when pushed along a surface, with Skully smartly perched on the lookout. Kids can join Jake and his crew to live a pirate's life through multiple pirate-themed phrases and songs. To really bring the adventure home, kids can fire water out of the cannon or stage a surprise croc attack.











Minnie's Kitchen (MSRP $74.99, national retailers, Aug. 2012) – This colorful, multi-level play set has everything girls need to cook up their own kitchen adventures. Featuring multiple 'flipping' functions to maximize the play experience and creativity in the kitchen, the set includes a sink that flips to a hidden cutting board and dish rack that flips to a hidden blender. Girls can cook up their own treats with a frying pan to flip a Minnie-shaped pancake and flipping recipe book for inspiring new ideas. The kitchen includes Minnie's voice and realistic kitchen sounds.










Mickey's Farm Play Set (MSRP $44.99, national retailers, Aug. 2012)— Kids can create their own fun farm stories with Mickey Mouse and his friends with this new play set that features realistic animal sounds and fun farm music. Character figures and animals can go for a spin on the dance floor, and a silly hand moves between the silo and windmill.

Michelle Obama gets down "Disney Style" VIDEO


Disney’s TV show Phineas and Ferb has grown into a global phenomenon - the show has featured celebrity guest stars including David Beckham, Jamie Oliver, Michael Douglas and Selena Gomez and nearly one in two kids are tuning in! The show has proved so popular that even Michelle Obama was seen performing a Phineas and Ferb inspired dance at a healthy living event designed to inspire kids and families to lead healthier and active lifestyles.





First Lady Michelle Obama joined kids and families – along with favorite Disney Channel and Disney XD stars, and the hugely popular "Phineas and Ferb" character, Perry the Platypus – at an event to get kids moving, during Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living & "Let's Move!" celebration at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort. 

Disney Channel stars Debby Ryan ("Jessie"), Roshon Fegan ("Shake It Up"), and Disney XD stars Doc Shaw and Kelsey Chow ("Pair of Kings") and Olivia Holt ("Kickin' It") inspired kids to get active with the new dance "The Platypus Walk."

The event marks the second anniversary of "Let’s Move!," the First Lady's initiative to fight childhood obesity, and Disney Magic of Healthy Living, a Company-wide initiative designed to inspire kids and families to lead healthier and active lifestyles.



THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY opens in theaters this Friday, February 17th

The trailers and commercials for The Secret World of Arrietty have definitely won me over and I must say I am very excited to see this film!  What do you think?  Do you have plans to see this film?

Cast Members: Amy Poehler, Bridgit Mendler and Carol Burnett in Los Angeles to promote the film.

Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”) comes “The Secret World of Arrietty,” an animated adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.”

Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger. The English language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom. The film hits theaters Feb. 17, 2012.


The Secret World of Arrietty - Film Clip "Captured"





Be sure to check out the official Facebook page for this film:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/SecretWorldofArrietty

And don't forget... The Secret World of Arrietty hits theaters this Friday!

DGTG Wordless Wednesday: Have a "Dapperiffic" Day

Disneyland's Dapper Dans Quartet serenades guests on Main Street USA with tunes from the Good Old Days

February 10, 2012

New Orleans Bayou Bash Marches into Disneyland Park

New Orleans Square has to be one of my favorite areas of Disneyland Park!  I have been to New Orleans several times and I must say that the Imagineers did a fabulous job of bringing the sights and sounds of the Big Easy to the West Coast!  I absolutely love walking through the shop-lined streets of New Orleans Square, sipping on a Mint Julep and tapping my toes to the beat of the Jambalaya Jazz Band! (Be sure to check out my review of Disneyland's signature Mint Julep, and a recipe!)

Ari, (Disneyland Dad on the Moms Panel) and I hanging out on the Dream Suite Balcony,
overlooking New Orleans Square
I am excited to share with you news of a very special New Orleans-style event taking place right now at Disneyland!  If you're looking to experience a family-friendly rendition of New Orleans' famed Mardi Gras, be sure to stop by Disneyland Park's New Orleans Square on weekends starting today and through March 11 (plus Feb. 20th and 21st) for a Disney-style Mardi Gras celebration unlike any other, the New Orleans Bayou Bash.





During the New Orleans Bayou Bash guests can expect have blast as the high-energy tunes of live Jazz bands fill the air in New Orleans Square.  Princess Tiana and her friends from Princess and the Frog wouldn't dare miss such an occasion, and you will find them dancing and parading through the streets while interacting with guests during this Bayou-inspired celebration!  And that's only the beginning!

Mickey and Minnie Will Celebrate "New Orleans Bayou Bash!" in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park
Here's some information direct from Disneyland... sounds like an event you won't wanna miss:


  • Dates for “New Orleans Bayou Bash!” will be Fridays through Sundays,Feb. 10-12, 24-26, March 2-4 and 9-11, and Friday through Tuesday, Feb. 17-21 (Presidents’ Day weekend). Entertainment is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • New Orleans Square and the adjoining banks of the Rivers of America will be adorned with masks, beads, feathers and colorful celebration banners in bright shades of purple, green and gold.
  • A stage along the Rivers of America will provide a performance area for a variety of “New Orleans Bayou Bash!” talent, including “Tiana’s Mardi Gras Procession” and the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band.
  • In “Tiana’s Mardi Gras Procession,” Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis the alligator and a crew of colorfully costumed dancers burst into New Orleans Square in a musical celebration taking place six times a day. They sing lively tunes from “The Princess and the Frog” as they make their way through the streets and down to the Rivers of America stage.
  • The New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band will appear five times per day in a rousing Mardi Gras procession through New Orleans Square. In traditional “second line” style, an umbrella dancer leads the mash-up of musicians and colorful street performers. Guests are asked to join the procession, which travels through the streets and down to the river stage.
  • Additional “New Orleans Bayou Bash!” entertainment will include performances by Jambalaya Jazz Band and the bluesy Royal Street Bachelors on the stage at the French Market restaurant in New Orleans Square.
  • In the Court of Angels Photo Location in New Orleans Square, guests celebrating the New Orleans Bayou Bash can pose for pictures with an ever-changing lineup of beloved Disney characters in Mardi Gras attire:  Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen. Mickey Mouse, Minnie MouseGoofyChip and Dale.
“New Orleans Bayou Bash!” fills New Orleans Square with vibrant excitement, jazzy music, street performers and the sensational food of New Orleans. Guests can savor a celebration seasoned with Southern hospitality.