More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 16, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


This week, we kicked off some favorite celebrations at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. First, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returned to Magic Kingdom Park on September 11.

And Halloween Time began on Friday at the Disneyland Resort. This season, fans of Haunted Mansion Holiday and the upcoming film “Frankenweenie” should keep an eye out for a new, special surprise in the Haunted Mansion pet cemetery.


Erin also shared a few of the many experiences in store at this year’s Halloween Time event:

A Scene in Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom Park

And we had several New Fantasyland stories this week, including the very first photos from inside the Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction. When it opens in December, you’ll follow Ariel on her journey as she meets Prince Eric, falls in love, and makes a deal with Ursula, the evil Sea Witch. Jennifer has more details and photos to see in her original post.

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

Vintage Epcot: Introducing Dreamfinder – Epcot, which opened almost thirty years ago, is responsible for creating one of the most iconic theme park characters, beloved by Disney fans: Dreamfinder.

Special Robert Olszewski Collector Appreciation Event at Disney Parks – From September 21-23, Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will host a special Robert Olszewski Collector Appreciation Event, with discounts and artist signings.

Storytelling Through Dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland – When it opens at Magic Kingdom Park on November 19, Be Our Guest Restaurant will magically drop guests into the world of Belle and the Beast with a whole new level of theming for a Disney restaurant.

Mickey’s Halloween Party Merchandise is a ‘Scream’ at the Disneyland Resort – Get ready for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort with some frighteningly fun tees.

Disney Cruise Line Honored As #1 for Families – Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have named Disney Cruise Line the No. 1 Large-Ship Cruise Line for Families for the fourth consecutive year.

Top 10 Disney Wedding Cakes – Fondant, frosting and floral – oh my! Take a look at these top 10 Disney Wedding cakes.