Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort join Snapchat

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort announced they have officially joined Snapchat.

Captfsfsfsure“Today, we’re excited to announce a new way to connect with us – on the photo-sharing service Snapchat,” Thomas Smith, Social Media Director for Disney Parks, posted on the Disney Parks Blog on Friday. “If you haven’t used it yet, it’s easy to get started. We’ve created a quick guide showing exactly how to add Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort to your list of Snapchat friends.”

To find Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort on Snapchat, click “add friends” in the app and search for “waldisneyworld” and “disneyland.”

Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings and send them to a controlled list of recipients. The “snaps” have a set time limit for how long they can be viewed.

 

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Report: MyMagic+, FastPass+ and MagicBands to be made available to offsite guests starting March 31

Untitled-9MyMagic+, FastPass+ and MagicBands will be made available to offsite guests beginning March 31, according to a report from WDWMAGIC.

Beginning March 31, offsite guests using single day or multi-day tickets will be able to make FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days before their visit. Walt Disney World Resort guests can make their FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance of their vacation.

Offsite guests will also have access to the My Disney Experience apps.

MagicBands will also be available for purchase, according to the report.

Annual passholders should now have their MagicBands and the ability to reserve attractions up to 30 days before their park visit.

Disney Parks launches Vine #DisneySideContest – and it’s a success

UntitledLast week, Disney launched a new Vine contest that encourages fans to create six-second videos to celebrate their love for Disney and their “Disney Side.” So far, it’s been a success.

Using the hashtag #DisneySideContest, fans can enter their Vine video for consideration and could receive $1,000 and a chance to win a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort. The winner could also receive $10,000 commission to make a series of “Disney Side” videos on Vine.

The contest runs through the end of October. You can view the most recent submissions here.

So far, the response has been impressive. It’s amazing how $1,000 will bring out the creativity and “Disney Side” in hundreds of Vine users. Continue reading

Disney releases ‘Where’s My Water? 2’ – and it’s “free”

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On Thursday, Disney released Where’s My Water? 2, a follow-up to their incredibly successful Where’s My Water? mobile game released in 2011.

New features include 100+ levels, “Challenge Modes,” “Duck Rush” levels and three new locations including the “Sewer,” the “Soap Factory” and the “Beach.”

The app also features improved graphics, better animations and sleeker transitions between levels. The sequel is a huge visual improvement over the original.

When it comes to gameplay, Where’s My Water? 2 uses energy as opposed to lives. No matter how skilled you are helping Swampy find the water, you will eventually run out of time. You can purchase energy boosts for as little as $.99 or extend your energy bar permanently for $17.99. Sounds a lot like Candy Crush, huh?

The “free” app is available now in the iOS app store and will be available soon for Windows Phone and in the Windows store.

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