More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Mar. 25, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared a unique sneak peek. A camera was mounted on the driver’s side of a Radiator Springs Racers car during a recent test run in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. You’ll get to see the track for yourself when the attraction opens on June 15.


And at the Walt Disney World Resort, we shared a wonderful update on the Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The wings dedicated to popular films “Cars,” “The Lion King,” and “The Little Mermaid” will be opening sooner than you can imagine after the grand opening of the “Finding Nemo”-themed wing on May 31.

  • Finding Nemo (Grand opening) – Opens May 31
  • Cars – Opens June 18
  • Lion King – Opens August 10
  • Little Mermaid – Opens September 15

You can now book rooms for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Here’s a look at some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Finally, the Dole Whip Shirt Has Arrived at Disney Parks – The Disney Design Group has been busy creating new T-shirts with some of your favorite classic treats, including Dole Whip, churro, and turkey leg tees!

Coming to Aulani This Summer – Have a Bite at Mama’s Snack Stop – Check out Mama’s Snack Stop, a quick-service food location premiering this June that will serve mouthwatering hot dogs, chicken tenders and more.

Imagineer Alice Davis to be Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park – On May 10, Imagineer and Disney Legend Alice Davis will be honored with her own window on Main Street, U.S.A.! Known for her costume design work and styling characters at Disney Parks, she will receive one of the highest honors at the Walt Disney Company.

Let The Disney Fantasy Cruise To Your Desktop – This week, we revealed the latest addition to our desktop wallpapers – the Disney Fantasy!

See DIY Network’s Jason Cameron at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 23-25 – DIY Network’s Jason Cameron visted Epcot this weekend and gave the scoop on his seminar called “Working Makeover Magic for Desperate Landscapes” in this video.

VIDEO RECAP: SIGNin’ in the Street at Disneyland Resort Celebrates Creativity in the Deaf Community – Take a look back at how the Disneyland Resort hosted the first SIGNin’ in the Street at the Downtown Disney District!