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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Dec. 13, 2009

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, the Disney Parks Blog featured several holiday-related posts, including video highlighting the lost art of candy cane making. If you missed it, we showed how the team at Disneyland park creates the treats. Here’s a look at the candy cane tradition dating back to 1968:

We also featured several unique images this week. A favorite was the earliest official Candlelight photo at Disneyland park from 1959 and an announcement from Disney Cruise Line that the Disney Villains are setting sail in 2010:

Earliest Official Candlelight Photo from 1959 — Candlelight started in 1958 at Disneyland park, but the first photo we have of the ceremony is from 1959.

Announcement: Disney Villains Set Sail with Disney Cruise Line — “Villains Tonight!” is the first full-scale musical production dedicated to the Disney villains.

Decorate Your Home with Lights like a Disney Expert — We shared some tips for bringing a touch of Disney to your home this holiday season.

How to Make a Disney-Themed Christmas Tree — We launched a how-to video on decorating Christmas trees with princess and pirate themes.

Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun) — Walt Disney Photographer Gene Duncan shares another image from Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney Volunteers Donate Hundreds of One-of-a-Kind Teddy Bears During ‘Season of Sharing’ — Cast members who create costumes collected, dressed and donated an all-time-high number of teddy bears this holiday season for the Salvation Army of Central Florida.

Disney Ornaments Created from Ostrich Eggs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — This month, you can create mosaic-like ornaments out of ostrich eggs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.