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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 2, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

New Marquee Art for Reimagined Test Track at Epcot

Did you see the new marquee art for our Reimagined Test Track? We shared it first with Disney Parks Blog readers during our exclusive live chat with Imagineer Melissa Jeselnick. Melissa is one of the lead Imagineers involved in the reshaping of Test Track at Epcot and you better believe she had lots to say. If you missed it, click “Replay” to review the questions and answers.

Thanks for the great questions and comments. Please keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for information about our next live chat.

And we continued our series of sneak peeks inside New Fantasyland with a first look at a whole new kind of character experience at Enchanted Tales with Belle. Enchanted Tales With Belle will open at Magic Kingdom Park in preview phase November 19, with a grand opening set for December 6.

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

Frankenweenie Merchandise Comes to Life at Disney California Adventure Park – From tees and limited-edition pins to plush and CDs, take a look at new “Frankenweenie”-inspired merchandise coming to Disney California Adventure park in September.

The Magic Behind Mickey’s 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Medal – David Brotherton, the creative force behind the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon medal, takes readers behind the scenes and shares details about the creative journey that led to this signature medal.

A Disney Cruise Through the Eyes of a Child – Experience Disney Cruise Line through the eyes of a five-year-old in this exclusive video.

Disneyland Resort Guided Tours: Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour – Halloween Time is just around the corner at Disneyland Resort – have you booked your spot on the Disney’s Happiest Haunts Guided Tour yet?

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders to Get a Sneak Peek of New Disney’s PCH Grill Menu – Beginning today through September 20, Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can get a special peek at the new menu at Disney’s PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel; here’s an early look at the new menu.

Shadows of Joy at Magic Kingdom Park – Walt Disney World Resort photographer Gene Duncan shares a moment two young star-struck youngsters will never forget.