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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Apr. 29, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We kicked off the week with some news that perked up many Disney Parks Blog readers – Starbucks is coming! In June, the first of six planned Starbucks locations is scheduled to open at Disney California Adventure park. And more locations are planned at Disneyland park and Walt Disney World Resort (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom). We’ve posted more details and answers to your questions in our original post. Let us know what you’ll be ordering.


And did you see that castle image? We shared a sneak peek at one new scene that’ll appear in the summer version of “The Magic, The Memories, and You!” nighttime show at Magic Kingdom Park. During the show, Cinderella Castle turns into a giant sandcastle. The summer version of the show begins May 25.

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

First Look: Cars Land Through a Photographer’s Lens at Disney California Adventure Park – Paul goes behind the construction walls of Cars Land and shows us some breathtaking snapshots in this post.

Opening Dates Announced for Beast’s Castle, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train & More – Opening dates for the New Fantasyland attractions and restaurants have finally been revealed! See what you can expect to unveil over the next couple of years.

Candy Palace, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Penny Arcade to Re-Open May 2 at Disneyland Park – If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be thrilled to hear that two Disneyland park favorites will re-open this May.

Vintage Walt Disney World: Filming ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – In this post, Mickey Mouse Club fans can take a special look back to when the hit show debuted in 1989.

So Good You Could Eat It! Rock Candy Mountain at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure Park – Trolley Treats, the new confectionery store on Buena Vista Street coming in June, will feature a model of Rock Candy Mountain. Yum!

New Renderings Depict a Reimagined Test Track at Epcot – Check out these new renderings of Test Track just released by Walt Disney Imagineering.


  • Thanks for working weekends Mr. Thomas so we can get our daily dose of Disney.

    Starbucks has great coffee, but when I’m on Disney property I want all things Mickeyfied; bringing in other stuff decreases the magic.

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