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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jun. 17, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences


This week, we officially celebrated the Grand Reopening of Disney California Adventure park. And if you couldn’t make it out, the Disney Parks Blog was the place to turn. We kicked things off with live coverage from the Cars Land red carpet and opening celebration, and then shared images and video from the park’s Grand Reopening ceremony. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs also gave us a look at how it all happened, including a special video of the five-year journey

Also, don’t miss our gallery of additional images from the Cars Land red carpet and opening celebration.


And at the Walt Disney World Resort, we continued our exclusive series “All in the Details” this week with a glimpse inside Maurice’s Cottage, which is the room that welcomes guests to the Enchanted Tales With Belle meet-and-greet experience. Jennifer Fickley-Baker has photos and the most updated information concerning openings at New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park in her original post.

Here’s a list of other stories we worked on this week:

The Second Chance to Get Your Tinker Bell Wings at Disneyland Resort Begins at Noon TodayDarrell Fry revisits last year’s Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and also shares that the 2013 race is now open for registration.

From ‘Cars’ to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park – Watch how Imagineers brought Radiator Springs into reality from ‘Cars.’

Vintage Walt Disney World: A Salute to Flag Day – This week, we celebrated Flag Day as Nate took us back to the Corridor of Flags at American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

‘My Yard Goes Disney’: An Escape to Castaway Cay – This week on ‘My Yard Goes Disney,’ the We family’s yard was transformed into their very own Castaway Cay.

Victoria & Albert’s Receives Coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award for 13th Consecutive YearVictoria & Albert’s Chef Scott Hunnel, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maître d’Hôtel Israel Perez wow guests every night and it has earned them their 13th AAA Five-Diamond Award!

Favorite Veggie Burger from Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – It doesn’t hurt to go vegetarian at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Pam even shared a recipe for their Vegetable Burger with Fried Green Tomatoes and Creole Remoulade!