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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Dec. 6, 2009

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we celebrated Walt Disney’s birthday with the release of our second Disney Parks tilt-shift video. It’s a never-before-seen “miniature scale” look at Epcot. If you missed it, our celebration begins at Spaceship Earth and then covers the park. Check it out:

We also celebrated Walt Disney’s birthday with several other posts, including a look at his fascination with the railroad and an interesting image from the Mark Twain in Disneyland park in July 1955, just days before the park officially opened to the public. Here’s the list of the week’s most popular posts:

Steam Trains Remain Unique Experience at Disney Parks — When it came time to dream up a new kind of theme park, steam trains were top of mind for Walt Disney.

Honoring the King of Disneyland — Walt Disney on the Mark Twain in Disneyland park in July 1955.

Time-Lapse Video: Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House — A look at how Disney Parks created the life-sized Gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Just for Fun – Walt Disney World Photography — Another unique image from Walt Disney Photographer Gene Duncan.

Disney Experience Offered in Multiple Languages — Disneyland Resort offers a new way to experience select shows in Spanish or Japanese.

Holidays at Sea — Disney Cruise Line featured video showing how they celebrate the holidays.

Top 10 Disney Stocking Stuffers — Holiday shoppers are offered some top stocking stuffer ideas.

Perspective — Walt Disney Photographer Garth Vaughan offered his first image on the Disney Parks Blog.


  • Mr. Smith,

    I need you help. I’m looking for the website that posted pictures from Epcot Candlelight for Tuesday, Dec. 8th. I couldn’t attend but my daughter represent her school “Gaither High School” in Tampa, FL.

    Any help you can give me is appreciated.

    Happy Holidays!!

  • Since the beginning this blog has been amazing. I really enjoy the tilt videos. Will the blog ever do an informational weekly feature? I would enjoy seeing info, pics, and videos that pertain to specific resorts/park rides. Thanks! Keep up the good work, and have a magical day.

  • I enjoyed the videos this week, especially the EPCOT Tilt-Shift video. 🙂

    A suggestion for a future video would be to show how The Kitchen Sink is made at Beaches & Cream. That would be very cool to watch. 😉

    • Thanks for the suggestion — yes, that would be great video.

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