Halloween at the Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on August 4th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, Disney Parks Blog readers decided the name for the first Masai giraffe calf born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – it’s “Mosi” (which means “first”).

Mosi, the First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Mosi, the First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Other name choices that received a large amount of votes were “Baraka” (which means “blessing”) and “Shingo” (which means “long neck”). Check out Jackie’s original story to see our first video of Mosi. Thank you to everyone who voted.

Real-life Griswolds Travel to Walt Disney World Resort in a Very Famous Automobile Real-life Griswolds Travel to Walt Disney World Resort in a Very Famous Automobile

And a real-life family of Griswolds hopped into a custom-made Wagon Queen Family Truckster this week and drove from their home in Canton, Georgia, to Walt Disney World Resort on the 30th anniversary of the motion picture “Vacation.” The Disney Parks Blog met up with the Griswolds and learned more about their experience and how they created the Family Truckster.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Experience Cars Land on the Go with Cars Land Racers Mobile Game – Take your fun on the go with the new Cars Land Racers mobile edition game available now.

D23 Expo 2013 Merchandise – From Dooney & Bourke to Vinylmation – Michelle Harker shares a closer look at some of the merchandise set to debut in the Dream Store for the D23 Expo, including: Dooney & Bourke, Vinylmation, Duffy the Disney Bear, a special artist sketch and more.

Enjoy a Late Summer/Early Fall Disneyland Resort Vacation With New Hotel Offer – Have you been planning a late summer/early fall visit to the Happiest Place on Earth? Here’s a new Disneyland Resort hotel offer you should know about.

Disney ‘Planes’ Merchandise Lands in Disney Parks Merchandise Locations – Have you seen the new “Planes” themed merchandise that recently landed in select merchandise shops at Disney Parks?

Join Me at the 23rd Annual CHOC Walk in the Park at the Disneyland Resort – Disneyland Resort President and new CHOC board member Michael Colglazier shares a quick look at this year’s CHOC Walk in the Park.

Vote Now to Decide Which Long-Lost Disney Friends Will Return to Disneyland Park for ‘Limited Time Magic’ –  Disneyland park guests have another chance to visit with some long-lost Disney friends as part of “Limited Time Magic.” Cast your vote now!

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