More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 24, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Topping Out Ceremony at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Look at that. This week, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort hit a major construction milestone when Walt Disney Imagineers and crews working on the project held a “topping out” ceremony for the resort. The special moment is a tradition in the construction and engineering fields and takes place when the highest piece of steel is placed on a building’s frame. There’s more in the original post and keep an eye out for some new video coming soon.

And we also shared new video of the “Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party” now jamming at Disney California Adventure park. The Disney Channel stars appear throughout the day at Paradise Pier to perform some of their biggest hits. But the real star of the show is you! Tell us about your favorite part.

Now, here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Ear Hats Off to the Holidays at Disney Parks – Steven Miller gives readers an exclusive preview of some of the holiday ornaments coming to Disney Parks this fall.

First Look: Jasmine’s Flying Carpets Makes Royal Debut at Tokyo DisneySea – Take a magic carpet ride on Tokyo DisneySea’s newest attraction, Jasmine’s Flying Carpets.

It’s a ‘Carousel of Projects’ from Disney Parks at the D23 Expo – From the “Carousel of Projects” pavilion to must-see presentations, take a look at the out-of-this-(Disney)-world line-up for this year’s D23 Expo at Disneyland Resort.

Tips for Visiting Disneyland Resort This Summer – What’s the best way to enjoy a visit to the parks? Watch as cast members and guests share their top tips.

Goofy Jams On Drums at Walt Disney World Resort – If you liked “Dancing Mickey,” you’ll love watching Goofy show off his unique drumming skills during the 2011 Vex Robotics World Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Inside Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel – You might have tasted some of Trader Sam’s famous concoctions, but do you know the story behind this adventurer, entrepreneur and jungle legend?