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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jun. 5, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure Opening Ceremony at Disneyland Park Star Tours Opening Ceremony at Disneyland Park

What a week at Disney Parks – we opened two new attractions this week: Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disneyland park and The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure park.

Star Tours Opening Ceremony at Disneyland Park

Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs cut the ribbon to officially open our new 3-D Star Tours attraction. It was quite a celebration as passengers gathered from across the galaxy to board one of the more than 50 possible trips aboard the attraction. Tom and Erin have some great photos in their posts.

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Opens at Disney California Adventure Park

And earlier, we celebrated the opening of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure with a special ceremony at Disney California Adventure park. Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, performed “Part of Your World,” one of the songs from the film’s Academy Award-winning score during the event.

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

Disney Cast Members Create Magic Every Day – Disney cast members have been known to perform unbelievable acts of kindness that surprise us, delight us, and keep us coming back to create new memories. What magical moment has a cast member created for you?

Fun Tips for Character Dining at the Disneyland Resort – From Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park at Disneyland park’s Plaza Inn to Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel, there’s a character dining experience to suit everyone at the Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Resort at Dawn: Pirate’s Lair – Take a look at some feathered friends just getting their sea legs in the latest video from the “Disneyland Resort at Dawn” series.

A Disneyland Resort Summer Ticket Deal for Southern California Residents: 3 Days for $139 (1 Park per Day) – Just in time for “Disney Soundsational Summer,” Disneyland Resort is offering a new ticket for residents of Southern California and Northern Baja.

Vintage Walt Disney World: This Typhoon Sweeps Guests Off Their Feet – In celebration of its opening day 22 years ago, Archivist Nate Rasmussen gives us a special look back at the construction progress of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Young Cruisers Can Receive Royal Treatment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Fantasy – In a Disney Cruise Line first, aspiring young princesses and pirates have a place to be pampered with pixie dust aboard the Disney Fantasy.


  • What an exciting week it was for CA! 🙂

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