'Limited Time Magic' Planned for Disney Parks in 2013

Got plans to visit Walt Disney World in 2013? You may want to take note of this: Disney recently announced (with a huge ice castle in New York City's Time Square) they will be adding something called "Limited Time Magic" to their parks next year. Disney describes this new bit of magic as "unexpected experiences with an extra sprinkle of Pixie Dust . . . that'll appear, then disappear when the next debuts."

Here are just a few of the things Disney has in store for next year:

  • 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 opps with characters that could include Flik, Clarabelle Cow, Remy, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will surprise and delight guests. 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 Disneyland and Walt Disney World 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, so Disneyland park and Disney's Hollywood Studios 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 Disneyland park for one month only, bringing back the corny jokes and enduring songs that were often enjoyed by Walt Disney himself.

"Limited Time Magic" is set to begin January 2013; we'll keep our eyes out for more specific news pertaining to the "Magic."

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 13:45:

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Long Lost Friends Week sounds awesome! I would love to meet Clarabelle Cow.

Barbara wrote on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 21:45:

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Sign me up for Pirate Week!

Kelley wrote on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 20:38:

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I hope they have something going on during the two weeks we are there in October. Would love to see some of the older known charachters then as well as the current and new ones. We are bringing some first timers with us.

Yslenis wrote on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 22:47:

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It's called Remember the Magic and was the 25th Anniversary theme. They used it in the Magic Kingdom padrae for a bunch of years, just changing some words around to where the referenced 25 years. In fact, Brian McKnight recorded a ballad version´╗┐ of the song.

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