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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Nov. 27, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Main Street Electrical Parade Desktop Wallpaper

To kick off the holiday week, we shared an early Thanksgiving treat on the Disney Parks Blog – our latest desktop wallpaper series. It’s a tribute to the “Alice in Wonderland” section of the parade, which features Alice, the Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar, as well as the famous spinning turtle and snail from the parade. Let us know what’s next? Something for the holidays?

Oh, and be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

Mickey Mouse Makes His Debut at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, 1934 (Courtesy of Getty Images) Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Appear Together in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1972 (Courtesy of Getty Images) Santa Goofy at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1992 (Courtesy of Getty Images) Bandleader Mickey Mouse Balloon in the 2000 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Courtesy of Getty Images)

And this week in Disney history, Mickey made his first appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the years since his grand debut, Mickey and other Disney characters have marked company milestones – many of them related to our theme parks – by appearing in the parade. You can see the rest of these fantastic images in Jenn’s original post.

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

Stitch Gets in on Gingerbread Fun at Walt Disney World Resort – Take a look at the fantabulous new creation joining the holiday line-up in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.

Waffle Sammie the Perfect Magic Kingdom Park ‘Street Food’ – We’ll be eating waffle sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner if we have our way at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom Park.

Bake it Yourself: Recipe for Disney Cruise Line’s Crispy Roasted Duck Breast with Marquise Potatoes – Ready for your holiday menu to consist of something other than turkey or ham this year? We’re sharing the recipe for one of Disney Cruise Line’s most popular dishes, the Crispy Roasted Duck Breast.

Download the Disney Theme Park Merchandise Holiday Guide – Take a look at some of the “must have” gifts found at Disney Parks in both California and Florida in this year’s downloadable Holiday Gift Guide.

Holiday Shopping Scoop at Disneyland Park – Ready to get a start on your holiday shopping? Here are some quick tips for shops to visit at the Disneyland Resort.

Sights & Sounds at Disney Parks: The Fabric of Holiday Storytelling at Epcot – Disney historian Jim Korkis, author of The Vault of Walt, takes you behind the scenes into the amazing realm of Disney Creative Costuming.