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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap May 13, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Disney Photographer Gene Duncan Captures Shots of Disney's Animal Kingdom's Newest White Rhino

It’s Mother’s Day, so we’re featuring one of the newest moms at Disney Parks, Kendi and her new baby white rhino calf – a boy. Adorable, right? Blog author Matt told us that a rhino birth is a significant event because at one time the species was nearly extinct.

Disney Photographer Gene Duncan Captures Shots of Disney's Animal Kingdom's Newest White Rhino Disney Photographer Gene Duncan Captures Shots of Disney's Animal Kingdom's Newest White Rhino Disney Photographer Gene Duncan Captures Shots of Disney's Animal Kingdom's Newest White Rhino

Our new calf currently is bonding with mom in their backstage home and will join the other rhinos on the savanna of the Kilimanjaro Safaris in the coming weeks. Check our original post for more images.

Carbon-Freeze Me Experience Coming to Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney's Hollywood Studios

And the minute we saw this, we knew Disney Parks Blog readers would love it. Coming this year to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you will have the opportunity to relive a most memorable scene from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back with the Carbon-Freeze Me experience. Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, this new experience will cast your likeness as a three-dimensional, eight-inch figurine. If you missed it, go now and check Steven’s post for details.

Here are more stories we worked on this week.

Creating ‘Fantasmic!’ for Disneyland Park – This weekend the iconic show “Fantasmic!” marks its 20th anniversary. Check out how it all began in this post.

Disney Parks Authentic ‘ShowNo’ Perfect for Summer Fun – Get ready for summer with a Mickey or Minnie Mouse-inspired ShowNo, currently available at Walt Disney World Resort’s water parks.

We Direct Your Attention High on the Icy Slopes of the Matterhorn at Disneyland Park – Mountaineers will scale the Matterhorn slopes once again when the attraction re-opens starting June 15!

Where at Disney Parks Can You Find… – Test your Disney park knowledge to see if you can identify where this saw can be found.

Build Your Droid at the Droid Factory Coming to Tatooine Traders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – These are the droids you are looking for. Check them out at the Droid Factory!

Name That Disneyland Resort Costume – See if you can recognize what Erin is wearing this week in ‘Name That Disneyland Resort Costume’!