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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap May 20, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Mandy the Disneyland Monorail

Did you see the new faces on the Disneyland Monorail line? Mandy and Mona Monorails began making trips around the resort this week – and they’ll soon be joined by a third friend, Manny Monorail. All three are welcoming their “Cars” friends to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. How do you tell them apart? Check Erin’s original post.

New Fantasyland Model Goes On Display At One Man’s Dream May 16

Also this week, a really cool model for the New Fantasyland expansion was placed into the One Man’s Dream exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Jennifer shared the first images of the model in its new location – check them out.

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

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Merchandise Comes to Life – Steven sat down with Disney Design Group Artist Bob Holden to review some of the fun new merchandise created for the opening of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

RSVP Now for Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park – Find out all the details on the Cars Land meet-up, where Imagineers will take 66 participants (yes, 66) for a walking tour of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park.

Caption This: Don’t Feed The Animals at Magic Kingdom Park – Check out this vintage shot of Mickey Mouse with some of Magic Kingdom Park’s first topiaries, and “Caption This!”

‘Poster Art of the Disney Parks’ Arriving Soon at Disney Parks – Imagineers have created a book for Disney Editions called “Poster Art of the Disney Parks,” coming to Disney Parks at the end of May.

Today in Disney History: First Mickey Mouse Short Previews – Check out “Plane Crazy” and “Steamboat Willie,” the first Mickey Mouse cartoons produced back in 1928 in this post.

Carnation Café Reopens June 13 at Disneyland Park – Finally, Carnation Café is preparing for its debut June 13 on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park. Make your reservations now!


  • Is there a comprehensive list of attractions/restaurants for the new fantasyland and what is open and the dates of the expected openings for the remaining attractions? What is out now Is terribly confusing and not very informative, and I know it must be difficult to accurately time a construction project, but is there any clarification on what fall and holidays means?

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