More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 31, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Partners Statue at Magic Kingdom Park

Creativity never sleeps at Disney Parks and this week, Kent’s post was a perfect example of how magic happens at any time around here. How about this? Kent grabbed a disco ball and a department fog machine and headed to the Magic Kingdom Park at 4 o’clock in the morning to create the amazing image above. Keep an eye out for more of Kent’s creative images here on the Disney Parks Blog.

And while we’re talking creativity, did you see Shannon’s latest “Disneyland Resort at Dawn” video featuring the natural sounds at Grizzly River Run? She captured the calm before the excitement at the attraction. Walking around the parks before opening is still one of my favorite things to do. Check out some of our other Disneyland Resort at Dawn videos:

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week:

New 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks – We share an exclusive look at the newest Vinylmation figures and pins inspired by this classic Disney Parks attraction.

A Mom’s Point of View: Dining Aboard the Disney Dream – From a whimsical garden inspired by Versailles to a lavish banquet hall fit for royalty, the dining options aboard the Disney Dream offer magical dining experiences for all guests.

Have a Soundsational Summer with New Disneyland Resort Special Offers – Now through September 24, enjoy one of these great offers for Disneyland Resort hotel stays.

Giant Disney Sleeping Beauty Sand Castle Created in Paris – Take a peek at some of the amazing Disneyland Paris artwork now on display in Paris Plages, a yearly summer event held in the heart of Paris.

Challenging the Kitchen Sink Dessert at Walt Disney World – Watch as our “confection correspondent” Gary tries to conquer this colossal Disney’s Beach Club Resort dessert.


  • Any chance in the future of having before or after hour tours of the parks?

  • I was surprised to see that all the lights seem to be on long before opening (also the castle was fully lit) – are the parks lit all night (for maintenance crews), or did they turn on the lights especially for your videos?

    • Hi Wolfgang, the lights stay on as Cast Members work overnight at the Disneyland Resort maintaining everything from attractions to flowers.

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