More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Oct. 30, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

The Haunted Mansion While it was Still Under Construction on February 24, 1971

This week we shared a few early Halloween surprises before the big day tomorrow but one of our favorites was a unique look at The Haunted Mansion while it was still under construction on February 24, 1971. That’s cool. Is this attraction a “must-do” for you? If it is, we’ve got a video for you.

As a Halloween treat, we shared video featuring our not-so-scary specters and a little optical illusion fun. By building the trio out of cardstock-style paper and adding a few well-placed folds, cuts and pieces of transparent tape, the Hitchhiking Ghosts’ heads seem to turn with their eyes following the camera as it moves left and right. Create your own from the original post.

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

Three Tips for Making the Most of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – As we approach the final two weeks of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Chef Gregg Hannon from the Epcot culinary team shares his top three tips for making the most of your festival experience.

From the Galley: A Look at Remy’s Newest Gourmet Dish Aboard the Disney Dream – The savory Tomato Ratatouille appetizer is just one of the many new menu items at Remy on the Disney Dream; watch as Chef Scott Hunnell gives you a closer look at this gourmet dish.

Finding Your Zen: Favorite Quiet Spots at the Disneyland Resort – We shared a few of our favorite places to relax at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks – what spots would you add to the list?

Muppets Mayhem on D Street at the Downtown Disney District – In celebration of Disney “The Muppets” release on November 23, artists Noah, Dez Einswell and Jon Chase are bringing some of your favorite characters to life in an array of clothing, original and limited edition artwork, skate decks and Vinylmation figures.

Walt Disney World Resort Cosmetology Shares Halloween Makeup Tips – Bring your Halloween costume to life this year with exclusive makeup tips from the Walt Disney World Resort Cosmetology team.

Behind the Scenes: Mickey Pumpkin Magic at Disneyland Paris – There’s a new addition to the Halloween season at Disneyland Paris – take a look at how these specially-designed Mickey Mouse silhouette pumpkins were created in this behind-the-scenes video.