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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Dec. 4, 2011

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

'The Muppets,' Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and Animal are Coming to the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

This week, we introduced some new stars on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship. That’s right, the Muppets will be featured in a new adventure game, “The Case of the Stolen Show,” which takes you on an interactive quest around the ship via more than a dozen pieces of Enchanted Art and physical clues. Be sure and check our original post for some behind-the-scenes shots from filming for the game.

Ghirardelli is Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

And for all of you with a sweet-tooth, we shared the exciting news that a new Ghirardelli location will open at the Pacific Wharf area inside Disney California Adventure park in late spring 2012. It’ll be similar to our soda fountain and chocolate shop at Downtown Disney in the Walt Disney World Resort featuring Ghirardelli’s world-famous hot fudge sundaes and chocolate products. We can’t wait!

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

A Showcase of Gifts from Around the World at Epcot – From Mexico to China and everywhere in between, we share unique gift ideas from around World Showcase at Epcot.

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Sommelier – Dondi Balisalisa, an advanced sommelier at the award-winning Napa Rose restaurant, tells us how his extensive wine knowledge helps create a magical experience for Disneyland Resort guests.

‘Dancing Lights’ Shine Bright at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – We share a closer look at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights with show director John Phelan.

Vintage Walt Disney World: The Trees of Christmas Past – These aren’t your every day Christmas trees. Take a look at how Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Contemporary Resort have celebrated the holidays in years past.

Peek Inside a Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park – Take a peek inside Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, one of the highlights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

Mele Kaliki Tiki at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Resort – Here’s a look at some of Sam’s new holiday surprises, including décor, music and some seasonal new drinks.