More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 31, 2010

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

I admit to being part of the “can’t wait” crowd after learning more about a new pizzeria coming to the Italy Pavilion at Epcot. We posted the news first on the blog this week along with several other announcements. But a favorite entry was the introduction of the newest member of the family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom — an adorable baby white rhino. The female baby is the eighth white rhino born at the park. And if you missed it, here’s an amazing photo — captured by Gene Duncan:

Baby White Rhino at Disney's Animal Kingdom
We also shared some unique images from around Walt Disney World and Disney’s California Adventure park. Here’s the list:

Authentic Pizzeria to Open at Epcot’s Italy Pavilion — The new 300-seat restaurant will have traditional Florentine architecture, vaulted-ceilings and outside dining.

Disneyland Tips for Moms (and Dads) — Your next visit to Disneyland Resort can be much easier with tips shared on the blog.

Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse Voicemails at Walt Disney World — There are three different messages…and it’s hard not to smile when you get one.

World of Color – Behind the H2O – The Abbey Road Sessions — An orchestra of over a hundred players performed the score for World of Color. Even more exciting, we recorded it at the famous Abbey Road studio in London.

Walt Disney World Photography: Cinderella — A sequence shot on a Holga camera (a $10 device).

World-Renowned Juggler Joins La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil — World-Renowned juggler Anthony Gatto is permanently joining the team of La Nouba artists at Downtown Disney in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Special Valentine’s Day Menus Available at Disneyland Resort Restaurants — For those of you who might be looking to eat at a restaurant at the Disneyland Resort, here are two restaurants that have Valentine’s Day menus available: Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel and Carnation Cafe, located on Main Street, U.S.A in Disneyland park.

Disney Weddings Groom’s Cakes — Disney pastry chefs create and decorate any type of cake imaginable. We shared some favorites on the blog.

Fun in the Sun Aboard the Disney Dream — Can you believe in just one year the Disney Dream will take its maiden voyage? We posted announced more details on the blog.

A Rainbow of Colors at Disney’s California Adventure Park — A true sense of the world of colors took shape over the Paradise Bay lagoon, the future home of “World of Color,” at Disney’s California Adventure park earlier this week.