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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 22, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Celebrating 57 Years of Magic at Disneyland Park

This week, we celebrated 57 years of magic at the Disneyland Resort. For the occasion, Disney characters filled Town Square and sang “Happy Birthday To You” with guests. There are some great thoughts from cast members about why they love Disneyland park in Erin’s original post – go check it out.
This Portrait of Beast Will Adorn the Walls of the Be Our Guest Restaurant at New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

And how about that look? Our exclusive “All in the Details” series shared a first peek at a few of the portraits you’ll be able to see inside New Fantasyland when it opens at Magic Kingdom Park. This portrait of Beast will adorn the walls of the Be Our Guest Restaurant. Jenn’s original post contains another portrait.

Now, take a look at some of the other stories we worked on this week:

An Update About Merchandise for the 30th Anniversary of Epcot – Steven Miller gives the latest scoop on the apparel, pins and more that will celebrate Epcot’s 30th anniversary on October 1.

Imagineer Q&A: Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park – Imagineers share their insights on the inspirations of Buena Vista Street and their favorite parts of this new land at Disney California Adventure park.

Today in Disney History: Splash Mountain Marks 20 Years – Learn some little-known facts about the attraction that forever changed the landscape of Frontierland in Magic Kingdom Park.

A Sight Unseen: The Night Stars at Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay – Disney Parks Blog Author Jonathan Frontado had the rare opportunity to visit Castaway Cay at night, so he was sure to bring along Mickey, Goofy and his camera.

Grizzly Gulch Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort – Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, writes about the opening of this spectacular new area at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Disney Parks After Dark: Fireworks at the Castle at Magic Kingdom Park – This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” showcases a stunning view of the nighttime fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.


  • i need to go there it look like fun

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