More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Oct. 7, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

My favorite way to kick off a week is with a celebration and that’s just what we did to begin October, as the second theme park built at the Walt Disney World Resort officially marked its 30th anniversary.


The big day at Epcot included an anniversary moment at the America Gardens Theatre and guests visiting the park received a commemorative button and 30th anniversary theme park map. Of course, we also launched a few surprises on the Disney Parks Blog.

Then & Now: The Monorail passes by the Imagination Pavilion

If you’re an Epcot fan, be sure and check back tomorrow for our new “Then and Now” image series featuring some great shots from the park. The “slider” photo above is a sneak peek of what’s to come on Monday.

Oh, and did you see our exclusive peeks inside the last few areas set to open in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland? Take a look at the details our Walt Disney Imagineers put into these new places in Jennifer’s original story.

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

The Beast’s Library Updated with New Characters and Questions at Disney California Adventure Park – Now you can discover even more about the character inside you at The Beast’s Library in the Disney Animation Building with updated questions and new characters just added to the library’s royal storybooks!

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Coming November 12 Through January 6 – Beginning November 12, the Happiest Place on Earth is about to get merrier! Here’s a look at what’s in store for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort this year.

Our Cast of Characters Put the ‘Cars’ in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park – Let Sr. Show Director Glenn Kelman introduce you to some of Cars Land’s favorite automotive residents – including Red, DJ, Mater and Lightning McQueen – in this exclusive video.

A Night at Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland Park – From spooky surprises to exclusive entertainment, Mickey’s Halloween Party is a one-of-a-kind experience at Disneyland park.

Disney Parks After Dark: Hollywood After Dark – Walt Disney World Resort Photographer Gene Duncan shares a closer look at the unique art deco details of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the latest edition of “Disney Parks After Dark.”

Exclusive Disney PhotoPass ‘Magic Shots’ Available During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park – Here’s a peek at the ghostly surprise Disney PhotoPass photographers have in store for guests attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park.