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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on March 23rd, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, we invited the world to join a first-of-its-kind, online global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” – the classic Disney Parks attraction that opened as a tribute to UNICEF’s work for children around the world at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

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We’ll be celebrating the anniversary on April 10 but we’ve already kicked things off at Disney Parks. Visit our original post to learn how you can participate in the celebration and create virtual “it’s a small world” dolls to share with your friends. The Walt Disney Company will donate $150,000 to benefit UNICEF in honor of the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” plus $1 for every sing-along video recorded on SmallWorld50.com and another $1 for every virtual doll created on the website, up to $100,000.

Disney Parks Blog readers were also among the first to see a new trailer for Walt Disney Studios’ latest cinematic vision, “Maleficent.” And starting April 18, a special extended sneak peek will be playing daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney California Adventure park in the naturalistic “underground” setting of the Bug’s Life Theater.

“Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie in the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. “Maleficent” opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.

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

Vintage Disney Parks Video: Take a Trip Back to the Beginning of ‘it’s a small world’ – See some excellent historical footage from the debut of “it’s a small world” at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the attraction’s opening at Disneyland park in 1966.

The History of the Disneyland Monorail: Mark V, 1986-2008 – Our regular series on the Disneyland Monorail continues with the Mark V!

Disneyland Resort Hotels Earn California’s Top Environmental Certification – This certification represents the state’s top rating for traveler’s seeking green lodging. Fewer than 1% of Orange County hotels share this level of certification!

Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove Unveiled – Get a first look at Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates-themed land and a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction!

Behind the Sounds: Inside Audio Central at Disney California Adventure Park – Stage Technician Brian White gives an inside look on how the audio engineers at Disney California Adventure bring magic to the park every day.

Exciting News from Aulani for Fans of our Hawaiian Mele: Music of the Makaʻala Available for Download March 18 – Take the Aulani Hawaiian experience with you anywhere by downloading five special songs, written by Kealiʻi Reichel and Mark Mancina

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Available On Blu-ray Today – Get a sneak peek of one of the special features available on the new Blu-ray release!

A Mom’s Take: Magical Port Adventures in Venice – Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel shows us a few of the adventures your family can embark on in “The Floating City.”

Learn to Draw Disney Characters at Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Hone your illustration skills with instruction from one of our character artists. Take a look at the video after the jump!

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on March 16th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

The “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” officially arrived at Magic Kingdom Park and this week, we celebrated on the Disney Parks Blog with new images and video.

Jennifer shared some highlights you won’t want to miss including seeing Maleficent appear as a fire-breathing dragon, and an appearance by Anna, Elsa and Olaf (from “Frozen”) on the Princess Garden float.

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And did you hear? Anna and Elsa, from Disney’s Academy Award-winning film “Frozen,” will be moving from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park. We announced that starting on April 20, they’ll join some other Disney Royals at Princess Fairytale Hall, where Disney FastPass+ service will be available for this character greeting experience.

Elsa and Anna will appear together each day until the early evening, after which other visiting Disney Princesses will be available to greet guests.

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

Fun Times Are Blooming at the Springtime Roundup at Disneyland Park – Starting on March 28, Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland will be decorated with flowers and other springtime décor. Activities will include egg art demonstrations and a visit from Mr. Easter Bunny!

Today in Disney History: Fantasy Faire Opens at Disneyland Park, 2013 – See Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover meet with Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones of the Royal Theatre, at Fantasy Faire in Dinsneyland park.

Meet the Horses of the Disneyland Resort: Reggie and Brother – Get acquainted with Reggie and Brother, two shire draft horses that pull the Main Street Trolley at Disneyland Resort!

Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort Goes St. Patrick’s Day Green This Weekend – Everything’s Irish this weekend in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Enjoy Irish dancing, corned beef and cabbage and Guinness beer.

Starbucks Opens at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort – Check out this new Starbucks location near the World of Disney Store!

Disney Parks Blog Readers Enjoy the Show at the “Muppets Most Wanted” Meet-Up – See pictures and video from the latest Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up, this time at Walt Disney World to see the highly anticipated “Muppets Most Wanted.”

All in the Details: Mining Props Inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park – Get another inside look in this regular series, featuring more from the new attraction, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Have You Found Your ‘Wilderness Explorers’ Side? – Get some practice in for the Wilderness Explorers challenge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, inspired by the Wilderness Explorers club featured in the Disney•Pixar film, “Up.”

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on March 9th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returned to the park this week, with new Muppet-themed topiaries, Outdoor Kitchens, and Flower Power concerts.

On opening day, the Disney Parks Blog showed how Kermit and Miss Piggy are appearing in topiary form with a special behind-the-scenes video. Both can be found between the Italy and the Germany pavilions with a display inspired by the new movie Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted.”

The Flower Power Concert Series also returned this weekend at Epcot. Upcoming acts include two bands making their debut Flower Power Concert performance: Gary Lewis and the Playboys (“This Diamond Ring”) and The Alan Parsons Live Project (“Eye in the Sky”). Performances are included in park admission and take place Friday through Sunday at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

We have more details, including how to find out what’s on the menu in our original post.

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And did you see the latest story in our exclusive “All in the Details” series? We featured some amazing images from the top of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. The photos are a first look at what the view will be like from atop the newest Disney “mountain.”

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open to guests later this spring. Be sure to keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more information.

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

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to Reopen March 17 at Disneyland Park – It’s back! After upgrading track and extensively restoring the historic Rainbow Ridge Mining Town, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland park will reopen on March 17!

Starbucks to Open March 10 in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort – A new Starbucks location is opening in the Downtown Disney District of Disneyland Resort, conveniently located near the World of Disney Store.

Disney Parks After Dark: ‘Disney in the Stars’ Fireworks at Hong Kong Disneyland – In this week’s “After Dark” photo, we visit Hong Kong Disneyland for the spectacular “Disney in the Stars” fireworks show.

First Look Inside Festival Center for 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Get this exclusive look at the gardening goodies and attire available inside the Festival Center at Epcot!

Under the Sea With Supplied-Air Snorkeling in Rainbow Reef at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – At Aulani Resort’s Rainbow Reef, you can get up-close to nearly 50 different types of sea life native to Hawai`i!

Carthay Circle Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park Named ‘Best Cocktail Bar’ – Nightclub & Bar Media group bestowed this honor upon Carthay Circle Lounge as one of “the best and brightest movers and shakers in nightlife.”

‘Frozen’ Shines at Oscars, Sisters to Debut in ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Sunday at Magic Kingdom Park – Anna and Elsa will celebrate their Oscars success during this spring parade, starting today, March 9 at Magic Kingdom Park!

The Magic of Disney Parks Storytelling: Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park – Have you braved The Temple of the Forbidden Eye? Learn the story behind this famous attraction at Disneyland park.

Celebrating Life at the Walt Disney World Half Marathon – I runDisney – Watch the story of Dominic Alexander, who recovered from a traumatic injury run along side his brother in a half-marathon.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


140 Characters Formed a Hashtag at Magic Kingdom Park and Invite You and Your Family to 'Rock Your Disney Side' During a 24-hour Party to Kick Off Summer

This week, we shared a tweet that truly featured 140 characters to officially announce our bicoastal, All-Night Disney Side Party to kick off summer. And we also gave Disney Parks Blog readers a look at how Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends gathered at Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort to form the familiar shape of a hashtag for our “Ultimate Tweet.”

The “Rock Your Disney Side Party” will be a fun-filled 24-hour event at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on May 23 where you’re invited to dress as a favorite hero or villain.

The Disney Side celebration on both coasts will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good-vs.-evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise and special food and beverage offerings.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog and rockyourdisneyside.com for more details and information as we get closer to the All-Night Party on May 23.

We also hosted the Disney Parks Blog’s all-time most popular live chat this week with Imagineer Dave Minichiello. Dave talked about Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland for nearly 60 minutes and shared new video comparing onboard footage of the attraction side-by-side with an original CGI onboard that was created early on in the attraction’s development.

If you missed the live chat, it’s available for replay in Jennifer’s story.

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

Runners Assemble – Super News From runDisney – Check out all the details on The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend!

Make Your Reservation Beginning March 12 for Mother’s Day at the Disneyland Resort – Make Mother’s Day extra special for her this year. Unique dishes are being served this year at Disneyland Resort restaurants.

David Wise Celebrates Gold at the Disneyland Resort – See pictures of gold medal winning halfpipe skier David Wise from his visit to Disneyland.

A Mom’s Take: A Wild Ride in the Great Alaskan Frontier with Disney Cruise Line – Nancy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel shows you how you can enjoy the great outdoors of Alaska with the family.

Which Disney Hat Represents Your ‘Disney Side’? – Have a favorite pair of Mickey ears? Find out which suits you best!

New Disney Movies Anywhere Service Launches – Check out this new way to enjoy all your favorite Disney movies on an internet browser, Apple TV or through a free app for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Debuts March 9 at Magic Kingdom Park – Parade time is nearly here! Find out all the details of this new daytime spectacular.

‘Countdown to the Oscars’ Special Airs Feb. 27 Featuring Military Heroes at Disneyland Resort – Earlier this month, dozens of military heroes visited Disneyland Resort in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the film, “Forrest Gump.”

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on February 23rd, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, we announced that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run a record 53 days, from September 19 – November 10. That’s a whole extra week to take in the marketplaces, cool concerts and some very special dinners.

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Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for Pam’s next Epcot International Food & Wine Festival update and the announcement of the lineup of celebrity and Disney chefs.

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And we’re continuing our popular series of New Fantasyland live chats here on the Disney Parks Blog. Tomorrow, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. EST, Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Dave Minichiello will join us to talk about the attraction and answer your questions.

During the chat, we’ll be sharing an exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train where you’ll get a sneak peek of the experience inside the attraction.

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

Cast Members Submit Photos of Their ‘Happy Place’ at Disneyland Resort – Disneyland Resort Line asked cast members to send a photograph of their ‘happy place’ at Disneyland Resort. See the finalists after the jump!

Laying Down Tracks for the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ at Magic Kingdom Park – Watch the process of putting together the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” original theme song, with Composer Mark Hammond.

March Merchandise Events at Disneyland Resort – Get a preview of some of the great events happening in March, including artwork, food tastings, and a book signing by author of the Kingdom Keepers saga, Ridley Pearson.

Newlyweds Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting Spend ‘Mini-Honeymoon’ at the Disneyland Resort – See some fun photos from TV Kaley Cuoco and professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting’s visit to Disneyland Resort on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Sights and Sounds of Disney Parks: Kermit Talks about Disney and the Muppets – Disney Parks Blog author Greg Ehrbar and Kermit discuss Walt Disney Studios, Disney Parks and the new Muppets movie, “Muppets Most Wanted,” coming to theaters March 21st!

All in the Details: Imagineers Create The Dwarfs Cottage at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – See the some of the extra effort put into the Dwarfs’ cottage at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disneyland Resort Viewing Tips: ‘Fantasmic!’ at Disneyland Park – Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover shares a few pointers for viewing the nighttime spectacular, “Fantasmic!”

A Mom’s Take: Making the Most of Your Time in European Ports – Watch as Disney Parks Moms Panelist Marcy shares some of the best ways to enjoy European Ports with Disney Cruise Line.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on February 16th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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This week, Disney Parks unveiled a new collection of amazing costume creations for “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” which debuts at Magic Kingdom Park in March.

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The costumes are some of the most extravagant and elaborate in Disney Parks history and took almost a year to complete. The creations transpired in 10 different costume houses across eight cities and two countries, with the Creative Costuming facilities in both Florida and California among the mix.

Check out Michelle’s original story from her Style Snapshots series to see a behind-the-scenes video featuring costume designer Mirena Rada.

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And did you hear? Captain America is set to arrive at Disneyland park next month. Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage, will be part of Innoventions at Disneyland park in Anaheim and he’ll be greeting friends and fans alike beginning on March 7. Let us know what you think in Shawn’s original story.

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

Cast Member Romance at the Disneyland Resort – In recognition of Valentine’s Day romance, meet cast members Danny and Sachiko.

The History of the Walt Disney World Monorail: Mark IV, 1971-1989 – A look back at the iconic Walt Disney World Monorail system, built for guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park.

Interactive Fun Awaits in the ESPN Zone Sports Arena at the Downtown Disney District – Watch as Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover takes you inside the ESPN Zone Sports Arena at the Disneyland Resort.

A Life Changing Experience – Why I runDisney – Watch the inspirational story of Laura Hall and learn about her reason to runDisney.

Disneyland Paris Resort Unveils Details Of Its New ‘Ratatouille’-Inspired Area – A sneak-peek at Disneyland Paris Resort’s most anticipated attraction, opening this summer.

D Street in Downtown Disney District Welcomes ‘Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story’ Filmmakers to the Disneyland Resort – See photos from the premiere of “Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story,” at The Walt Disney Studios lot at Disneyland Resort!

Window Shopping at Disney Parks Around the World: Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day with Special Merchandise – Check out the latest goodies from Hong Kong Disneyland with resident expert Fion Lai!

Remembering Shirley Temple at Disneyland Resort – In 1957 Shirley Temple oversaw the opening of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama alongside Walt Disney.

See ‘Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story’ at Premiere Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios from February 14-17, 2014 – This 39-minute, stop-motion, animated short tells the story of an unpainted Vinylmation figure on a journey which will change his world, and is showing this weekend at Walt Disney World Resort!

A Mom’s Take: Sailing the Mediterranean Without Kids on Disney Cruise Line – Marcy, from our Disney Parks Moms Panel give you the best tips for that romantic European getaway.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on February 9th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


We continued our popular “All in the Details” series this week with a look at some of the props you’ll see inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train when the attraction opens in New Fantasyland later this year.

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The props, including lanterns, ropes, pulleys and buckets of shiny jewels were inspired by items found in the mine scenes of the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Be sure to check Jennifer’s original story for more images and details on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Also, we shared some great video from our gala parade celebrating Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith after the big game. During the parade, Smith rode with Mickey Mouse in a shiny convertible as thousands of fans along Main Street, U.S.A., chanted his name. And as the convertible paused in front of Cinderella Castle, Smith once again was showered with confetti, ending his day in similar fashion to his victory only 16 hours earlier.

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

Showing Our ‘Disney Side’ at Disney California Adventure Park – To mark the 13th anniversary of Disney California Adventure Park, some of our California-based Disney Parks Blog authors share how they like to show their “Disney Side.”

A Mom’s Take: Immersing Your Family in the Culture and Cuisine of Alaska – Nancy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel offers the best tips for celebrating Alaskan culture … and of course, fresh seafood cuisine!

Count Down to Valentine’s Day With Our Cinderella Wallpaper – Looking for some new wallpaper for your desktop or mobile device? Check out this special Valentine’s Day-inspired Cinderella wallpaper and many more.

Celebrate 14 Days of Love at Disney Parks: Love is Creating Cherished Memories – Share some magic this Valentine’s Day by giving something special to a loved one. Disney Floral & Gifts has you covered.

Southern California Choirs to Raise Voices and Spirits During Fifth Annual Celebrate Gospel at Disneyland Resort – To recognize Black History Month, 15 Southern California choirs will perform during this annual festival. Details after the jump!

Find Sweets for Your Sweet at Ghirardelli this Valentine’s Season – See what delectable desserts and candy are being offered by Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop at Walt Disney World Resort.

Valentine’s Day Merchandise Gift Guide for Disneyland Resort – See what’s available for your Valentine at Disneyland park. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, look no further!

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on January 19th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


After a few hints, we unveiled the mysterious new float coming this spring to the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at Magic Kingdom Park. It’s an impressive float that represents Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” – in the form of an enormous, Steampunk-inspired dragon.

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The Maleficent Dragon has been designed in partnership with Tony Award-winner Michael Curry, whose previous collaborations with Disney Parks have included the “Tapestry of Nations” parade at Epcot and “Finding Nemo – The Musical” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Check Jennifer’s original story more more details about the Maleficent Dragon and what’s coming to Magic Kingdom Park.

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And we continued our blog-exclusive series on the history of the Disneyland Monorail with a look back at the Mark III. This model had nearly a twenty-year run on the rails above Disneyland park. Erin Glover has more on the history of the Disneyland Monorail Mark III.

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

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Returns March 5-May 18 – Topiaries for this year will include Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and more!

Join the Fun at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree Character Roundup at Disneyland Park – Open Fridays through Sundays, the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree Character Roundup features trick ropers, the famous Disneyland Resort horses and of course, your favorite Disney characters.

Big Fun on the Big Screen at AMC Downtown Disney 24 – 24 screens show all the latest movies, including “Frozen” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” at this theater at Walt Disney World Resort.

Happy Lunar New Year Celebration Returns to Disney California Adventure Park – Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a Lunar New Year event taking place at Disney California Adventure Park!

VIDEO: Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz – Behind the Scenes with Jessica Chastain as Merida – Watch the making of this “Brave”-inspired portrait and a conversation with Jessica Chastain on all things Disney!

Magic Kingdom Park Says ‘Good Knight’ to the UCF Football Team with Gala Hometown Parade – Take in the highlights of this hometown team celebration of the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl champs!

A Mom’s Take: Exploring the Wonders of Dubrovnik with Disney Cruise Line – Marcy, a Disney Cruise Line specialist on the Disney Parks Moms Panel, tours the port of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on January 12th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, we unveiled an exciting behind-the-scenes look at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train that’s set to debut at Magic Kingdom Park in 2014.

Walt Disney Imagineers Ben VanBeusekon and Mary Mac Eachin explained the creative process behind designing and producing themed cars for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and shared how the train cars are painted and aged in a way that contributes to the storyline of the attraction. Check Jennifer’s original blog story for more.

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And did you see, leaders from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Lightstorm Entertainment kicked off the largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom history with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the park’s new AVATAR-inspired land with blue, Na’vi-inspired shovels.

In our photo illustration, the group was joined by a Na’vi, showing the scale of characters from the “AVATAR” film. Check our original story for more details about the area and some great video from the ceremony.

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

Exclusive First Look: New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Featuring Jessica Chastain as Merida – This stunning new portrait can be seen in the February issue of O – The Oprah Magazine, available on newsstands later this month.

Meet Captain America from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ This Spring at Disneyland Park in Anaheim – Meet the first avenger in person at Disneyland park!

Disney Parks After Dark: A Fun Night at Gaston’s Tavern at Magic Kingdom Park – See this snap of the fountain outside Gaston’s Tavern after sundown.

A Mom’s Take: Cruising with Disney to Alaska – Thinking about an Alaskan cruise? Get all the best tips here to make your vacation extra special!

Ten Things You May Not Know About Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Learn more about this fantastic Victorian-era inspired resort.

Save Up to 30% on Select Rooms at Walt Disney World Resort This Spring – Enjoy the return of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Star Wars Weekends and more this spring at Walt Disney World Resort.

Southern California Residents Can Show Their ‘Disney Side’ with New Disneyland Resort Ticket Offers – Consider these exciting 2-day and 3-day ticket offers for Disneyland Resort.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on January 5th, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


We kicked off the New Year with a look ahead at some great reasons to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in 2014, including the debut of Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park.

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Visit Jennifer’s original story to see more reasons why you should be planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort this year.

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And we continued our previews on the Disney Parks Blog with a preview of new merchandise coming to Disney Parks in 2014. Check out Steven Miller’s early look at what’s ahead.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on to begin the year.

Stellar Wine Cellar at Napa Rose at Disneyland Resort – Ryland Brown, Sommelier at Napa Rose presents the restaurant’s excellent wine cellar.

Three Kings Day Celebration Moves to Disney California Adventure Park, January 3-6 – Disney ¡Viva Navidad! came to a close with a Three Kings Day celebration this week at Disney California Adventure park.

My Parting Shot At Disney Parks – See one of Gene Duncan’s favorite shots, as he signs off after a nearly 40 year career.

Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Cicely Rigdon – Read about Disney Legend Cicely Rigdon, a true part of Disneyland Resort history.

Year in Review: Disneyland Resort Through the Lens – Look at some of our favorite photos of Disneyland park from 2013, courtesy of Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer.

We’re Giving Away a Vacation-a-Day Through January 31, 2014 During the Family Time Resolutions Sweepstakes! – See this exciting opportunity to win a 5-day/4-night vacation for four to either the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

13 Disney Cruise Line Highlights of 2013 – A look back at the best moments for Disney Cruise Line in 2013.

A Year in Dining: The Top Five Milestones at Walt Disney World Resort – Five standout achievements in food at Walt Disney World Resort in 2013.

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