Via Napoli Restaurant, Italy Pavilion at Epcot

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Space Shuttle Endeavour soared over Magic Kingdom Park this week during a historic “ferry flight” atop a NASA-modified 747 airliner. And as it made its way over Walt Disney World Resort, early-rising guests got a special look at the historic flight. What a sight. If you missed it, here’s the fly over.

Endeavour could be seen from various points across property at Walt Disney World Resort during the flight. Check Gary’s original post for more details.

The Endeavour continued its journey, flying over the Disneyland Resort a couple days later, and treating park guests and cast members to a glimpse of the shuttle’s “ferry flight,” as it travels to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Take a look at Friday’s amazing moment of history above, and read Valarie’s original post for more details.

Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park

And we shared first word that something from the most recent film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” is about to be added to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction here at the Walt Disney World Resort. Can you guess what it is? Here’s what you’re saying.

Take a look at some of the other stories we worked on this week:

Disney Parks Blog Readers ‘Get Spookier’ at Our Halloween Meet-Up in Disneyland Park – On Monday night, Disney Parks Blog readers got to see how the Disneyland Resort gets spooky for Halloween Time at our “Get Spookier” Meet-Up!

All in the Details: The Theming of Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom Park – These photos show exactly how guests will become immersed in the tale of “The Little Mermaid” the instant they arrive at the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction.

Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort Hosting Frankenweenie Weekend – You’re invited to a special Frankenweenie celebration planned for Downtown Disney West Side from September 28-30.

Heading to the 30th Anniversary of Epcot on October 1? Here’s the Schedule of Events – Where will you be on October 1? Here’s a look at the special events taking place at Epcot for the 30th anniversary here at Walt Disney World Resort.

New Park Icon Sketch Collection Debuts at Disneyland Park – The Park Icon Collection of sketches is now available at The Disney Gallery, allowing you to fit your favorite Disney attractions inside your living room.

From Haunted Mansion to Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park – Watch this video to see the exterior of the Haunted Mansion transform into Haunted Mansion Holiday – a process that spans a few days – in just 36 seconds!

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