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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 22, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We certainly had a busy week here on the Disney Parks Blog – with celebrity visits, special celebrations, and project updates to talk about.

One update came from George Kalogridis, President of the Disneyland Resort, who shared a look ahead for 2012, which included the much-anticipated debut of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park.

Disney Cruise Line posted a great video of the “Top Five” family activities guests can enjoy aboard our cruise ships.

Caption This: Tea Croc-kery at Disneyland Park - Mad Tea Party in 1961

And speaking of fun, quite a few of you had a good time submitting captions for this week’s “Caption This” photo, a 1961 shot of Mad Tea Party at Disneyland park.

Check out some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Our Hollywood Yard of Fame at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Check out the completely authentic Hollywood Yard of Fame, which lies just outside the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Everything is Just Ducky for Uma Thurman at Walt Disney World Resort – Here’s a photo of award-winning actress Uma Thurman with Donald Duck while visiting Magic Kingdom Park.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Disneyland Park – From from January 20-29, we’ll be celebrating the Lunar New Year at Disneyland Park. Check out this post for the details!

Vintage Walt Disney World: Epcot’s Imaginative Disney Dragon – Since 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and Monday marks the Chinese New Year, we shared some cool photos of the Disney dragon Figment, who has been the mascot of the Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot since 1982.

Disneyland Resort Favorites for National Pie Day – Did you know tomorrow is National Pie Day? Take a look at all the delectable pies available at the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the fun holiday!

Disney Parks Merchandise on the Horizon – Here’s a look at fun, new Disney Parks merchandise scheduled to hit the shelves later this year. Don’t miss out!


  • Me and my family are coming in august of 2012, what attractions will NOT be open for us to enjoy in the new Fantasyland and in any other parts for the Magic Kingdom and the other parks including the water parks?

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