More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 11, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Coming to Walt Disney World Resort

Did you hear? There’s a new role-playing adventure coming to Walt Disney World Resort and this week we shared a first peek at what’s to come when Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom debuts next year. Merlin the magician will recruit guests to become apprentice sorcerers and then help them with maps and clues that show where and how to defeat an army of Disney villains. Check our original post for more details.

Also this week, we celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the Disney Fantasy. The exterior portion of the ship is now complete and work will now focus on the interior portions of the ship. We’ll be sharing more updates in upcoming weeks so keep checking here on the Disney Parks Blog.

Now, here are a few of the other stories we’ve been working on.

Final Building Block Added to Disney Fantasy – Watch as the final building block is added to the Disney Fantasy, completing the exterior portion of the ship.

Race Report: Disneyland Half Marathon – From character-spotting at Disneyland Resort to crossing home plate at Angel Stadium, this year’s Disneyland Half Marathon was full of memorable moments.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Baby Elephant Joins Herd on Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – The newest resident of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has joined the herd, giving guests the opportunity to catch a glimpse of him during the Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Sneak Peek at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park – Can’t wait to experience Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park? Here’s a sneak peek at what guests have to look forward to at this year’s party.

You’ll Be ‘Drawn’ To Our Artist Sketch Program at the Disneyland Resort – Stop by Off the Page at Disney California Adventure park or The Disney Gallery at Disneyland park to uncover one of Disney’s most hidden treasures, the Artist Sketch Program.

Duffy The Disney Bear is Ready for Halloween at Disney Parks – The Halloween celebration doesn’t begin at Disney Parks until the end of the month but there’s one Disney character that already has his costumes picked out!