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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Aug. 7, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to experience a Disneyland park parade with Darth Vader? This week, Disney Parks Blog readers got a look with the release of some extended video scenes from “Darth Vader Goes to Disneyland.” If you missed the series, here you go:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant Desktop Wallpaper

And now you can add a touch of Disney Parks to the screen of your favorite device with new art created especially for our blog readers. Click on Dumbo for a list of resolutions that fit your desktop, iPad or smart phone. And be sure to check out our terms of service prior to download. Dumbo the Flying Elephant is our first wallpaper but many others are planned. Let us know what you think.

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

Have a Wild Time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – We’ve shared plenty of details on the Disney Parks Blog about the new Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but did you know there are two other tours available to park guests?

Disney Cruise Line Merchandise is Now Sailing Online – For the first time ever, you can now shop for Disney Cruise Line merchandise from the comfort of your home!

Famous Funnyman Sinbad Gets ‘Goofy’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – See what happens when actor and comedian Sinbad meets one of Disney Parks’ funniest friends.

Discover Lotus Blossoms at Epcot’s China Pavilion – Disney Parks Photographer Gene Duncan gives Disney Parks Blog readers a close-up look at the transformation of Epcot’s lotus blossoms.

This Week in Disney History: Disneyland Paris Marks Castle Milestone – Take a video look back at the topping off of one of Disneyland Paris’ most notable landmarks.

Popular Special Offer Returns to Walt Disney World Resort – Get a free dining plan when you buy a new non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Co. room and ticket package for four nights/five days at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for arrivals on select dates from October 2011 to March 2012.


  • I think I’d be sort of scared to see Darth Vader walking around.

  • When will the next Desktop Background be online????

    • Hi Dean, working on the next one. Hoping to release it this month.

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