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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Aug. 12, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

New Fantasyland Grand Opening Set For December 6 at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

This week, we shared the big news that the grand opening of New Fantasyland will take place on December 6, 2012. Attractions included in this opening are Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Ariel’s Grotto, Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.

Check Jenn’s original story for more as well as a look at some exclusive images from New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.

Royal Hall at the New Fantasy Faire Coming to Disneyland Park in 2013 Artist Rendering of the New Fantasy Faire Coming to Disneyland Park in 2013

And we had more from the all-new Fantasy Faire coming to Disneyland park. Walt Disney Imagineering gave blog readers a first glimpse inside the Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire, where you’ll be able to spend time meeting some of your favorite Disney Princesses. The new Fantasy Faire opens in spring 2013.

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

Treat Yourself to a Halloween Transformation at Disney Parks – Are you looking to scare up some fun this Halloween? Here’s a look at just some of the “spooktacular” goodies coming your way at Disneyland park.

Special Tickets, Room Rates for U.S. Military at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts – Have you heard the details of Disney Parks’ latest special theme park tickets and special pricing for accommodations for military and their families?

Which is Which? Disney Fantasy vs. Disney Dream – We’ve shared some of the differences between the Disney Fantasy and her sister ship, the Disney Dream, but can you identify which of these magical touches belong on which ship?

Meet the Authors Behind ‘Poster Art of the Disney Parks’ on August 18 at The Disney Gallery in Disneyland Park –  To celebrate the arrival of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks,” The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A., will be hosting a special event in Disneyland park and we’re sharing all the details!

Disneyland Resort Guided Tours: The New ‘Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps’ Tour – Learn about the challenges, excitement, inspiration, and fun that went into creating Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom in this new guided tour at Disneyland park.

Hakuna Matata: ‘Lion King’ Finds a Home at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort – Now officially open, here’s a closer look at the Lion King wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.


  • Do you happen to have any more details on when the Starbucks for walt disney world parks are going to open?

  • I could not have picked a better Date, December 6th is also my Son’s Birthday 😉

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