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Catch the ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ Finale July 30

posted on July 29th, 2011 by Tony Shepherd, Producer, Broadcast Marketing


If you’re a loyal viewer of “My Yard Goes Disney” – you know that our last family saw the back of their home magically transformed into a mini-Disneyland park, complete with an “it’s a small world” façade and a life-size, spinning tea cup inspired by The Mad Tea Party.

But, every reader of the Disney Parks Blog knows that a visit to the Disneyland Resort isn’t complete without a day at Disney California Adventure … and the designers at HGTV agree that the first season of the show should be topped off with a yard inspired by that very place!

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Tomorrow, you’ll meet the DeJesus family. Carlos and Meggan actually met for the first time in Orlando. As annual passholders, their favorite date was going to Epcot to watch Illuminations together. Now the parents of three energetic kids, they make frequent visits to the “Happiest Place on Earth” and Disney California Adventure has become their #1 family destination.

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Until this point, we’ve seen some pretty incredible creations show up in these back yards. But you’re not going to believe the extraordinary replica of the Silly Symphony Swings the designers created for this family. Utilizing the original animation art that the Imagineers used to crown the attraction, it feels like the ride was magically transported to their backyard. And my “boss” makes another very bright appearance on a pretty cool replica of Mickey’s Fun Wheel, too!

This family loves getting wet, so while we briefly thought about recreating “World of Color” behind their house, we decided it wasn’t quite big enough. (Plus, can you imagine THAT water bill?) Instead, kids Bella, Luci and Carlos got their own version of the Princess Puddle Park from the Park’s A Bug’s Life Land. It’s making quite a splash with their friends and neighbors!

Here are a couple more of those “behind-the-scenes” photos you’ve written to tell us you like so much. We try to make it look effortless on the air, but it takes a big crew to pull these things off.

Behind-the-Scenes of ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ Finale Behind-the-Scenes of ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ Finale Behind-the-Scenes of ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ Finale

Tonight’s episode airs at 8 p.m. EST on HGTV. It brings us to the end of our first season of “My Yard Goes Disney.” It’s been a blast bringing you pirates, fairies, trains, Mickey Mouse-shaped pools and a whole lot more!

Here’s a sneak peek from tomorrow night’s show:

Our fingers are crossed for more episodes soon. In the meantime, I’m working on a number of television projects at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. I even have a trip set to film at our sparkling new resort, Aulani – a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii to tell you about. So … see you real soon!

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Douglas on July 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I so totally love this show. Please develop more episodes in the future. Thanks so much for the episodes so far. keep up the great work

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Evan on July 30th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

This show needs to get on iTunes, or DVD. :P

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Tony from County Antrim on July 31st, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Is there any chance that this show will be shown in the UK?
maybe someone in the UK should have a Disney Yard!!

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Jackie from WA on July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Our family is REALLY enjoying this show! I just love how the Disney Company is bringing magic to people’s homes! Way to go!

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Dustin on August 2nd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

This is such a great show to watch, thanks Disney!! Please keep ‘em coming!

In fact– even other, similar shows would be just as great, useful, and plain ole fun, like how’s about My House Goes Disney? Or My Family Goes Disney? Or even My Life Goes Disney!

Thanks for all you do Disney!!

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