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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 8, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

A Wall Mosaic in Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Did you see the latest sneak peek from inside New Fantasyland? Our exclusive “All in the Details” blog series continued this week with a look at how tile mosaics at the Be Our Guest Restaurant will tell Belle and Beast’s love story through colorful pictures. Walt Disney Imagineering even shared a look at the intricate doorway columns inside the restaurant in Jenn’s original post. Go check it out.

And regular readers of the Disney Parks Blog already know that guests can “Glow with the Show” at “World of Color,” but did you know the new “Glow with the Show” Ears will activate in other locations, too? Erin and Disney California Adventure park Vice President Mary Niven shared some new details on these special ears.

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

California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gets Ready for a New LookPam Brandon sits down with Chef Brian Piasecki to talk about upcoming plans for this popular Walt Disney World Resort restaurant.

A Magical Fourth of July for a WWII Purple Heart Recipient at Magic Kingdom Park – View heartwarming photos of Louis Lessure, a 93-year-year-old World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, participating in the flag retreat ceremony at Magic Kingdom Park.

D23 Reveals ‘Treasures’ from Disney Parks, Films and More in a Dazzling New Exhibit – A new exhibition, D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, covers almost 90 years of Disney history and boasts nearly 500 stunning artifacts from Disney movies, television, parks and the early years of the company.

A Look Ahead to the Disney Magic in Barcelona Next Summer

Barcelona is just one of the stunning European destinations Disney Cruise Line guests will get to visit in summer 2013.

Mediterranean Kabobs from Paradise Garden Grill at Disney California Adventure Park – Get the delectable recipe for the same Mediterranean kabobs you can enjoy at Paradise Garden Grill, complete with Moroccan chili sauce, rice pilaf, and cucumber salad.

Disneyland Resort Donates Lightning McQueen Power Wheels to Local Nonprofits – Remember the video in which kids raced Lightning McQueen Power Wheels to Cars Land? Since their donation, those Power Wheels are now being driven by children from local nonprofit organizations.


  • I this! This is so cool Are the glow with the show ears coming to DW as well? Also, how about a World of Color show at the Disney World park?!?!? You guys are the best. Love the blog. Keep up the good work. We sure enjoy the site and all the Disney parks.


  • I’m loving the “Glow with the Show” Ears! Seeing World of Color with a whole crowd wearing them was AMAZING!

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