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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 17, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Artist Rendering of Splitsville Coming to Downtown Disney

Did you see? Bowling is coming to Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort. Well, bowling and a lot more as we shared this week in our latest update on what’s planned for the future. A newly expanded Orlando Harley-Davidson store is now open too – it’s the largest and most interactive Harley merchandise experience of its kind. Check out more details in our original post.

Rendering Rendering of The Be Our Guest Restaurant at New Fantasyland at at Magic Kingdom park Rendering of the Enchanted Tales with Belle experience at New Fantasyland at at Magic Kingdom park

We also posted a fresh batch of images showing what’s planned for New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering shared renderings featuring the Great Goofini, The Be Our Guest Restaurant and the Enchanted Tales with Belle experience. Let us know what you’re excited about in the comments.

Here are a few of the other stories we worked on this week.

HGTV Joins the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Fun – Take a look at some of the top HGTV personalities appearing at this year’s Epcot International Food & WIne Festival every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Disney Magic Takes Guests ‘Under the Sea’ – See how Walt Disney Imagineers created the feeling of being submerged underwater on The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

A Taste of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa – Aulani’s Chef Patrick Callarec shares his secrets to making one of the signature dishes at the resort’s `AMA`AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking restaurant: tuna poke.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Forest Animals are Stars of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebration – Celebrate the International Year of Forests with Disney’s Animal Kingdom at a special celebration taking place July 27 at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

A Look Inside the D23 Expo Dream Store – With the D23 Expo at Disneyland Resort just around the corner, we preview some of the newest D23-themed merchandise and speciality items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise.

New Fantasyland Renderings of Beauty, Beast and Great Goofini – We share a fresh batch of images from our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering depicting attractions and experiences planned for New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.


  • Surprised you havent posted on this….
    The Salute and jet flyover you gave our men and women in the United States Armed Forces at the Magic Kingdom yesterday was just plain awesome…. Thank you for reminding us why the Walt Disney Company is a part of our American Culture that we can all be Proud of!!!!

    Mickey Mouse – President/Donald Duck- Vice president would have my vote in 2012 or anytime for that matter! 🙂

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