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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Oct. 9, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we shared first word of a special event created especially for members of our Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder family. It’s an evening of fun at the park that’ll include a private performance of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and other experiences you should check out in Erin’s original post.

Mickey's Soundsational Parade at Disneyland Park

Yes, it’s a “thank you” to our Annual Passholders and we’ve posted a list of confirmed attendees for the October 12 event. The list of attendees for the event on October 17 will be posted soon so keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates during the week.

Haunted Mansion Desktop Wallpaper

And did you see our latest Disney Parks Blog wallpaper? It features The Haunted Mansion and I think it’s my favorite of the series. If you attended our Trick-or-Meet-Up, you’ll recognize this image, designed by Senior Graphic Designer Tom May.

Here are a few other stories we worked on this week:

Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – A tradition that dates back to 1988, the Parasol Parade at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa features over fifty parasol-toting housekeepers on Mondays and Fridays.

A Birds-Eye View of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – Take a look at the amazing progress that’s been made so far on the New Fantasyland expansion in this exclusive time-lapse video from Walt Disney Imagineering.

They Ate, They Drank and They Ran at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon – Several runners got the experience of a lifetime during our “Meet Up, Eat Up,” featuring Olympic track coach Brooks Johnson, runDisney training consultant Jeff Galloway and Disney Chef Gary Jones.

Turkey Day Reservations Open at Disneyland Resort – With more than a dozen spots for Thanksgiving eats, Disneyland Resort offers Turkey Day fun for everyone.

Disneyland Resort Cast Member Ray Sidejas Retires After 46 Years in Custodial Guest Services – We celebrate operations manager of custodial guest services Ray Sidejas’ 46 years of service at Disneyland Resort.

Create Your Own Disney Halloween Pumpkins – Have you ever wished you could create magical Halloween pumpkins of your own? With these pumpkin-carving templates, now you can!


  • I love the Wallpaper!

  • I love this picture of the wall paper for the Haunted Mansion. I notice people are selling these pictures on eBay. Are these pictures from the Disney Blog of the Hitchhiking Ghosts available to purchase from Disney and how? Thank you.

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