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Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – December 17th, 2009

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Did you know that award-winning pastry chef Jeff Barnes has joined the culinary team at Disney’s Contemporary Resort? Here’s our “Quick Hits” list of items you may have missed:

“First Visit” Disney buttons — Moms Panelist Cathy shared information about how to find Disney buttons.

Disney DeeBees collection unveiled this week — A limited release series that includes ten randomly assorted DeeBees pins sold in boxes of two.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort opened this week in 2003 — Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a 2,880-room hotel featuring giant icons that salute many of the 20th-century popular culture crazes.

Magic Kingdom leaders host the grand opening of Pirates of the Caribbean this week in 1973 — Pirates of the Caribbean, a classic attraction in Magic Kingdom theme park, features a 14-foot drop over a waterfall into pirate caves.

Orange Bird pin collection — There’s a special signing on Dec. 17 at the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this week in 1983 — Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event held each winter on select nights at Magic Kingdom theme park.

New “Scoop on Trolley” pin released at Walt Disney World — In this Limited Edition pin, Mickey takes a ride aboard the Horse-Drawn Streetcar down Main Street, U.S.A.

Towels at Disney water parks — Moms Panel advice on bringing your own towels to the water parks.

New Pastry Chef Joins Disney Team Award-winning pastry chef Jeff Barnes has joined the culinary team at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.