More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap May 8, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, we were thrilled to share some unique opportunities to celebrate the opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” on both coasts. At the Walt Disney World Resort, we invited you to a special “after hours” Meet-Up and at Disneyland Resort we offered the chance for 1,200 of you (and a guest) to attend “Star Tours Early Departure.”

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Sign-up is closed for our Meet-Up at Walt Disney World but you can still enter to be among the first in the galaxy to experience the new 3-D attraction at Disneyland park on May 20. Check our original post and enter now.

'The Mouse' Airplane

And did you see this? We featured “The Mouse” – a small plane that played a big role in Disney History. As the tour says, it was used by Walt Disney on secret scouting missions over Central Florida when he was looking for a spot to build a second theme park. Check it out if you missed it.

Now, here are a some other stories we worked on this week:

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Available Now – The wait is finally over! Tickets for two of Magic Kingdom Park’s favorite annual events, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas, went on sale this week. Will you be attending?

What’s on the Menu at New Disneyland Hotel Restaurants, Opening May 25 – Can’t wait to try out the menu at Disneyland Hotel’s two newest restaurants? Opening May 25, Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining and Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar are offering up some tasty new menu items.

Disney Wonder Sets Sail for First-Ever Alaskan Voyage Today – We share some exclusive photos as the Disney Wonder embarked on her inaugural voyage from Vancouver to Alaska earlier this week.

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Time Lapse – Watch as one of the newest attractions at Disney California Adventure park comes to life right before your very eyes.

Vintage Walt Disney World: Epcot 1982 – In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Walt Disney World Archivist Nate Rasmussen shares a vintage photo from the April 1982 construction of Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion.

Paradise Pier Transformation to be Complete July 1 – Summertime is coming to the Disneyland Resort and that can only mean one thing – it’s almost time for Disney Soundsational Summer. With the addition of two new dining locations, the completion of Paradise Pier and brand new attractions, there’s no shortage of things to look forward to!


  • I cannot wait to ride the new Star Tours! (And the Little Mermaid ride!) 🙂

  • Can’t wait for all the NEW attractions at Disneyland.

  • Are they going to do any early openings for the little mermaid ride? Like they are for star tours?

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