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Sunset Over the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: August 2011

posted on August 21st, 2012 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

It’s time to take another look back on the Disney Parks Blog. Let’s see what some of our top stories were one year ago this month – August 2011!

Dumbo the Flying Elephant Desktop Wallpaper

Add Disney Parks to Your Desktop
One year ago, we launched our first Disney Parks Blog wallpaper – and it’s still one of my favorites!

Caption This: Vintage Jungle Cruise

Caption This: Vintage Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park
The first in a now-popular series on the Disney Parks Blog launched last year with the first “Caption This” from George Savvas.

First Look: Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney Parks Blog readers got the first look inside Disney Story Room family suites coming to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Main Street, U.S.A., Restaurants to Expand at Disneyland Park
It’s now one of my favorite places to eat, but one year ago we first announced Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe would be coming to Disneyland park as part of a major refurbishment on Main Street, U.S.A., which would include updates to Carnation Café, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and more.

Club 33 Main Dining Room

Inside Club 33 at Disneyland Park
We took you inside Club 33 at Disneyland park for a special look at the exclusive club.

New Fantasy Faire Experience Coming to Disneyland Park
During the 2011 D23 Expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis announced the new Fantasy Faire, coming to Disneyland park in spring 2013.

Radiator Springs Racers Begins Ride Testing Today
Disney California Adventure park guests are now racing through Ornament Valley on Radiator Springs Racers, but just one year ago it began the first stages of ride-testing.

Baby Elephant Receives Warm Welcome at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Baby Elephant Receives Warm Welcome at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
On August 24, 2011, the elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park welcomed a new member: the 311-pound male calf, Jabali.

It’s Here! Aulani Opens its Doors to the First Guests
On August 29, 2011, Walt Disney Parks & Resort Chairman Tom Staggs joined Goofy to welcome the very first guests to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina, Hawai`i.

Golden Oak Homes at Walt Disney World Resort

First Look: Inside Golden Oak Homes at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney Parks Blog readers got the first look inside one of the first luxury resort homes in the Golden Oak community at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Kyra on August 22nd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I remember all of these articles!

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