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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Feb. 12, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning with Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom Park

Just hours after Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning shouted those famous words – “I’m going to Disney World!” he was here at the Walt Disney World Resort joining Mickey for a grand parade down Main Street, U.S.A. And during his visit to Magic Kingdom Park, Eli answered some questions submitted by Disney Parks Blog readers and fans on Twitter. Check it out.

And did you hear, there are some new and exciting things coming to Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, including a new Earl of Sandwich. The new restaurant, which continues to have historical ties to the inventor of the sandwich, the Sandwich family, will be located adjacent to AMC Theatres.

Earl of Sandwich Restaurant Coming to Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

When the restaurant opens, it’ll be the only Earl of Sandwich in California. Check out our original story this week for more details.

Here are a few of the other stories we worked on:

Disney Parks Blog Fans Paaarty Like Pirates at Our ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirate Band’ Meet-Up – Here’s the recap from a special performance by Sharky and Bones – the Never Land Pirate Band from the Disney Channel hit series, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

Moms Panel Monday: Meet a Mom Who’s in on Disney’s Best Kept Secret, Disney Vacation Club – We shared advice from Walt Disney World Moms Panelist Andrea Houston-Lingman on ways to plan the perfect pixie-dusted vacation.

Eight Lands to Explore at the Expanded Disney California Adventure Park This Summer – With the celebration of the 11th anniversary of Disney California Adventure park earlier this week, we shared information about the park’s expansion. Here are the details!

Look for These New Kids’ Menu Items Starting Feb. 15 in Magic Kingdom Park – We shared updates on four Magic Kingdom Park table-service restaurants that are adding some delicious new dishes just for kids ages 3 to 9.

Disney Fantasy Delivery Ceremony Holds Special Meaning – On Thursday Disney officially took possession of our fourth ship during a traditional maritime delivery ceremony onboard the Disney Fantasy.

First Look at Merchandise for Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Here’s a first look at some merchandise the Disney Design Group is creating for Star Wars Weekends 2012.

Historic Relationship Continues with $5 Million Donation from the Disneyland Resort to Children’s Hospital of Orange County – Fifty-two years after Walt helped secure donations for the hospital’s first building, the Disneyland Resort announced a charitable contribution of $5 million toward CHOC Children’s fundraising goals for their newest building!


  • this might be the wrong place to ask this but i dont see another to ask questions…so
    i was wondering- when the disneys new place to stay (art of animation) is up & running; will they share a bus to the parks with the pop century resort since they’re close to each other?? because i was wanting to stay at pop century resort because they have their own but- but now im thinking they may share with this new place. thanks for your help, Rachel G

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