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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Aug. 19, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Artist Rendering of the Be Our Guest Restaurant Coming to New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Set your alarm. Early tomorrow, you’ll be able to make first reservations at our new Be Our Guest Restaurant in the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. We announced the big date this week and shared a look at what’s on the lunch and dinner menus.

As Pam told us, the first seating will be for dinner on November 19. Check out our original post for details on how to reserve your table and see some exclusive photos from inside the restaurant.


And this holiday season – for the first time in its history – the Candlelight Ceremony and Processional is being extended to a total of 20 nights at Disneyland park, with two performances each night.

The first two nights, December 1-2, will be invitation-only events. Performances from December 3-20 will be open to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders and guests booking special, to-be-announced dining packages for the 2012 holiday season. Check Erin’s post for more details.

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

Major Makeover for the France Pavilion at Epcot – Take a behind-the-scenes look at the changes being made to the Bistro de Paris in the France Pavilion at Epcot, which will have a whole new look and name come early December.

All in the Details: Imagineers Add Character to Belle’s Village in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – Our friends over at Walt Disney Imagineering share the detailed process it took to create the elaborate new bronze statue in Belle’s Village in New Fantasyland.

Disneyland Resort APs: Register Now for Your Chance to ‘Glow With the Show’ at ‘Fantasmic!’ on August 28 – Do you want to “Glow With The Show?” Exciting news for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders: You can RSVP for a private viewing of “Fantasmic!” on August 28.

‘Phineas and Ferb & YOU: A Brand New Reality’ Opens at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort September 1 – Beginning September 1, the “Phineas & Ferb” brothers will invade another area of Walt Disney World Resort, when “Phineas and Ferb & YOU: A Brand New Reality” opens at Downtown Disney.

New Signature Images Released of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – See how the newly released signature images of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park are putting the “fantasy” into New Fantasyland.

A Tasty Tour: Inside the Candy Kitchen on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park – Did someone say candy? Take a tour of the updated Candy Kitchen at Disneyland park with candy maker, Rob McHargue.