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Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – March 4th, 2010

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Downtown Disney Helium Balloon Ride

Sure, we broke the news that D Street is coming but there’s more happening at Downtown Disney you may have missed if you didn’t catch our @DisneyParks tweets. AMC Entertainment is upgrading auditorium one to be the first Enhanced Theater Experience (ETX) in the United States. The ETX auditorium will include a larger screen and 3D technology when it debuts tomorrow. Later this month (March 25), the RIDEMAKERZ store will open on the Westside of Downtown Disney for a limited engagement. You’ll be able to build and customize a radio-controlled vehicle at the store.

Here are a few other items of interest that didn’t make it to the blog.

Moms Panel: Best Theme Park for Young Children — The Walt Disney World Moms Panel answers the question, “What are the best parks for youngsters below the age of two aside from MK?”

Desktop wallpaper — Download the “Orange Bird” Disney pin desktop wallpaper here.

New Disney pin: “Butterfly” — This limited release commemorates the annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and features a magnificent butterfly in a unique stained glass inspired design.

Robert Olszewski Product Release & Signing — Renowned miniaturist Bob Olszewski will make a special appearance for the launch of some new pieces at Disneyland. Catch him on March 13th from 9 to 11 AM at Disneyana Shop, Main Street U.S.A., Disneyland Resort.

Flower & Garden Festival Guided Tours — Don’t miss guided tours designed for garden enthusiasts at this year’s Flower & Garden Festival.

Cinderella’s Royal Table — The Walt Disney World Moms Panel’s very own Diane L. gives tips on holding a reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Extra Magic Hours — Guests of select WDW hotels have the opportunity to enjoy additional time in the parks. Click the link for more details.

Disney Trading Nights — The next one is scheduled for March 19 from 6 – 9 pm at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Ballroom of the Americas

Happiest Memories on Earth Merchandise now available — This new retro-style program will feature a variety of items, including ladies and men’s apparel, limited-edition Mickey Mouse ear hats, souvenir items such as a photo album and autograph book, as well as plush, mugs, pins and stationery.


  • I am SO excited for this next year at Disney! We are passholders and even though I have been to the parks about 100 times I STILL find new things! Like the Gorilla who thinks he is a model and posses for pictures in Africa @ Animal Kingdom! I cant wait till Saturday to go again for our Passholder Anniversary with the kids!! (My hubby and I came up last month for our wedding anniv w. out the kids)!

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