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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 1, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Chef Michael Deardorff of Be Our Guest Restaurant, Coming to New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

This week, Disney Parks Blog readers were first to see the amazing menu coming to the Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. Chef Michael Deardorff did the honors and even shared a few of his favorites.

You can start making reservations in late August. But until then, go check out Pam’s original post for the menu and to learn more about the chef. Let us know what looks good to you.
Mickey, Pluto, Donald and Goofy Pay Tribute to The Beatles on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park

And to honor the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, we asked Mickey, Pluto, Donald and Goofy to recreate one of the band’s most iconic photos for the Disney Parks Blog. (Click on the photo above in this post to take you to the wallpaper download page, and be sure to check out the terms of use for using the wallpapers before you download.)

Check out Gary’s original post to learn how our Yellow Shoes Creative Group and Photographer Matt Stroshane made it happen.

Now, here’s a list of other stories we worked on this week:

Celebrate Independence Day at the Disneyland Resort – If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate America’s independence with your family, check out these special nighttime spectaculars showing at the Disneyland Resort.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Is It a Zebra? Is It a Giraffe? No, It’s an Okapi – New Baby Welcomed to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Family – Here’s a first look at Nafuna, the newest arrival at Walt Disney World Resort.

Top Five Ways to Get Soaked on the Disney Fantasy – From the AquaLab to Satellite Falls, there’s no shortage of fun to be had getting soaked on the Disney Fantasy!

Stay on the Run at Walt Disney World Resort

 – Take a look at just a few of the ways to maintain your healthy and active lifestyle during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

Blue Sky Cellar: Imagineering Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park – Hear from Walt Disney Imagineers as they share the inspiration and history behind Buena Vista Street in this exclusive video.

Just Announced: Halloween Time and Mickey’s Halloween Party Dates at Disneyland Resort; Tickets on Sale Soon – It’s never too early to start planning your Halloween fun and Disneyland park will be the ultimate “neighborhood” for Trick-or-Treating during Mickey’s Halloween Party.