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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Mar. 6, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, we unveiled some amazing new images by photographer Annie Leibovitz featuring celebrities transformed into the role of famous Disney characters. These latest Disney Dream Portraits are the first new images in the series since 2009.

Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and Alec Baldwin as the Spirit of the Magic Mirror from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges in the Final Scene from 'Beauty and the Beast' Queen Latifah as Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid'

George has more details in his original post and next week he’ll take use behind the scenes of some of the photo shoots for a chance to see just how Annie created these inspired images of Disney fantasy come to life. Be sure and let us know your favorite photo.

Fun with Mickey's Fun Wheel at Disney California Adventure Park

And speaking of spectacular images, we continued our “things that spin in the night” series this week by putting Mickey in the spotlight. Paul snapped this stunning photo at Disney California Adventure park just after sunset – notice the stunning blue and pink sky. There’s more to see in his original post.

Now, here are some of the other posts we featured on the blog to begin March.

Wild Africa Trek: You Can’t Feed the Animals, but You Get to Eat – You might not think of delicious food when you think of Wild Animal Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but take a look at the treats in store on this adventure.

Where at Disney Parks Can You Find… – Do you see stars at Disney Parks? Have you seen this one?

Disney Afternoon Comes To Vinylmation – If you’re a fan of shows like “TaleSpin,” “Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers” and “Ducktales,” this is the Vinylmation series for you.

Bring in March with a Milk Moustache and a PB&J Smile – Do you love the PB&J shake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Find out how to create this treat at home.

The Clam Shells Have Arrived at Disney California Adventure Park! – The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure is taking shape, and this week we got a glimpse of the new ride vehicles as they were installed.

Le Cellier Steakhouse Graduates to ‘Signature’ Dining Experience – Le Cellier Steakhouse has a new dinner menu that elevates the restaurant to the top tier of Disney dining. Here’s a peek at some of the new offerings.

On This Day in History: Indiana Jones Adventure Opening Ceremony 1995 – March 3 marked the 16th anniversary of the opening of Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland park. Take a look back at the attraction’s opening ceremony in this video.


  • I know this is off topic, but I have no idea where else to ask this. We are starting to look at dates for our trip in October. Do you have any idea about dates for the MNSSHP?

  • I love them all, but I like Ursula best!

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