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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jun. 10, 2012

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

It’s an exciting time at Disney Parks, and our team sure is keeping busy bringing you updates on everything Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, New Fantasyland, and more!

“Disneyland Resort Expansion Timeline

Earlier this week, Disney Parks Blog Author Erin Glover unveiled our fun new Disneyland Resort expansion timeline, which features a clickable interactive map, an addictive “Night & Day” photo feature, and behind-the-scenes looks at attractions coming soon to the area.

And speaking of openings, Disney California Adventure park celebrated a delicious debut on June 7, with the opening of Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Don’t miss Erin’s article, which has all the details.

At Walt Disney World Resort this week, we held our second live chat on the Disney Parks Blog, which featured Imagineer Jonathan Ackley discussing two popular interactive games – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. You can replay the chat anytime right here on the blog.

Don’t miss these other highlights:

Celebrations at Sea with Disney Cruise LineJonathan Frontado takes a look at gifts and amenities that are available for your next celebration on Disney Cruise Line cruise.

An Artful Surprise: Meeting Disney Legend Al Konetzni at Disney’s Art of Animation ResortDisney Legend Al Konetzni makes an appearance at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort!

Grizzly Gulch Grows Closer to Completion at Hong Kong Disneyland – We’ve got a great preview of Hong Kong Disneyland‘s newest attraction, Grizzly Gulch, under construction now!

Travel Back in Time with Mater – ‘Time Travel Mater’ to Premiere June 15 at Disney California Adventure Park and June 16 on ABC – If you’ve ever wondered how Radiator Springs came about, be sure to join ‘Time Travel Mater’ and find out!

Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure Park to Open with 92 SommeliersPam Brandon highlights Carthay Circle Restaurant, the first restaurant in the world to open its doors with 92 sommeliers.

Get Wild for Less on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – For a limited time, you can save $50 on treks at or after 11:45 a.m.


  • i attended the sunday nite cars land preview. watching the lites come on was amazing. cars land is beyond my imagination.
    this will be the new place you head to when you arrive at the park.
    buena vista street also was great. the street actors are a nice addtition.
    it has been worth the wait.
    at disneyland, was able to see the new bobsleds making practice runs. cant wait for my retrin visit june 22-24.

  • I am bringing my grand-daughters in November to Disney World and I want to know what part of the new area will be open?

  • Cars Land preview was awesome. Can’t wait to take more of my family back and show them the grat new CarsLand.
    Racers are fantastic, Mater Jamboree is fun and Luggi tires is up in the air. Had to play on all the rides several times.’Don;t forget to stop at the cones for your snacks. and watch out for mater and Lighting when you walk down the street.

  • Any updates on the new section with the Beast castle?

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