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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 29, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Join Mickey Mouse and Disney Cruise Line in Athens, Greece in 2013

This week, Disney Cruise Line announced the 2013 itineraries for the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder and we shared all of those new destinations and ports right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

The Disney Magic Sails to Venice, Italy  The Disney Magic Sails to Ephesus, Turkey  The Disney Magic Sails to Athens, Greece

The Disney Magic is headed back to Europe and Athens, Greece, is just one of the new destinations listed in our original post. Also, beginning in December, the Disney Wonder will depart from Miami for the first time – sailing from the Port of Miami to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean. Check Jonathan’s story for more ports of call and news about Alaska.

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park Will Feature Romantic Moments in Disney Animation Beginning Feb. 1 as Part of 'The Magic, The Memories and You!'

And did you see what our Creative Entertainment team has planned for next month? A new show segment is set to debut February 1, inspired by some of the most romantic moments in Disney animation. Cinderella Castle and “it’s a small world” will be covered in red roses for one sequence and turned into a beautiful, star-filled sky for another. Be sure and check Shawn’s original post for more details and information about some amazing stained glass windows.

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

Exclusive Interview: Lesley Ann Warren Celebrates Her Disney Roots at Disneyland Park – Check out this interview with Lesley Ann Warren during her recent visit to Disneyland park.

Disneyland Paris Turns 20 with Exclusive High-Tech Show, Parade – Disneyland Paris is turning 20 in a few months and they’ve got a special celebration in the works, including a new show with never-before-seen special effects.

New Tastes at Crossroads at House of Blues in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort – Here’s the scoop on new menu items at Crossroads at House of Blues in Downtown Disney from our resident food critic.

New Disney’s Premier Visa Card Launches with 8 Exclusive Designs – We shared a first look at the newest Disney’s Premier Visa Credit Card from Chase, which offers a rewards program and special perks that many Disney Parks Blog readers will just love.

Behind the Scenes: Flying With Cirque du Soleil Aerialists at ‘La Nouba’ at Downtown Disney – Check out this video when we went backstage to learn more about the performers in “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil at Downtown Disney.

Disney Cruise Line Top Five: Kid Activities on a Disney Ship – Continuing with the Disney Cruise Line “Top Five” video series, we shared some of the favorite things that young cruisers like to do on a Disney ship.


  • Dear Mr. Smith,

    As we begin on a new week and reflect on the past one, one can only feel hope and excitement for new activities and events on the horizon.

    Thank you for sharing all of this information with us all. What a wonderful blog!


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