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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 10, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

The Liberty Tree at Magic Kingdom Park The Liberty Tree at Magic Kingdom Park

You may have missed this to begin the week but we had a special treat on the Fourth of July – a special look at the Liberty Tree’s patriotic roots. The tree, which sits across from The Hall of Presidents in Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort, is actually modeled after a real symbol of American history and also has ties to the film that inspired Walt Disney to create a Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park. Check our original post for more of the story.

And did you know that we’re serving more than 1,000 corn dogs each day at the Corn Dog Castle at Disney California Adventure park? It’s true and this week we gave Disney Parks Blog readers a look at how we make these tasty treats.

Now, here’s a look at some of the other stories we worked on this week.

New Look, New Authentic Tastes at San Angel Inn at Epcot – Open daily for lunch and dinner, San Angel Inn at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion has a new look inspired by the original San Angel Inn in Mexico City.

Paddock Pool Opens in Time for Splashtacular Holiday Weekend at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – The long-awaited themed pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa opened just in time for folks to take a dip over the Fourth of July weekend.

Behind the Scenes: SHAG’s 40th Anniversary Art at Walt Disney World Resort – Watch as SHAG gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what inspired him to create his 40th Anniversary artwork.

Sights & Sounds at Disney Parks: More Movie Mirth on Main Street, U.S.A. – Take a look at how Walt Disney Imagineers go out of their way to create an infinite plethora of meticulous details and set the Disney Parks experience apart from anything else.

All Aboard Fort Wilderness Railroad for a Trip Down Memory Lane at Walt Disney World – Do you know the history of this once functioning train that shuttled guests around the resort?

Vintage Walt Disney World: Legend of the Lion King – Debuting at Magic Kingdom Park on July 8, 1994, the Legend of Lion King featured “Disney Humanimal” versions of the famous characters from the hit animated movie.