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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Oct. 14, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, we were thrilled to share an update many of you have been waiting for – Test Track Presented by Chevrolet at Epcot will officially reopen to guests on December 6.

Test Track - Presented by Chevrolet Will Reopen at Epcot December 6

The reengineered attraction will allow you to experience the world of automotive design firsthand. Jennifer has details in her original post and if you haven’t seen it yet, we also shared a sneak peek at what a SimCar will look like when the attraction reopens.

Be Our Guest Restaurant, Part of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

And along with our usual weekly New Fantasyland posts, we announced a special opportunity for Disney Parks Blog readers. On October 15 at 2 p.m., Creative Director with Walt Disney Imagineering Chris Beatty will join us here on the Disney Parks Blog to answer your questions. And during the chat, we’ll be sharing something New Fantasyland-related that you’ve never seen before.

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

Epcot Images: Then and Now – Take a look back to see how much some Epcot attractions have changed over the years in our latest image series, “Then and Now.”

Oooey-Gooey Ghoulish Delights from the Disneyland Resort Candy Kitchens – With Halloween just around the corner, see what tricks…er, “treats”…the Disneyland Resort candy makers have a few tricks up their sleeves to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Returns One Month From Today at Magic Kingdom Park – We’re not far away from the beginning of the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort. Here’s a look at what to expect with the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

Disneyland Resort Names 2013-2014 Ambassador Team – Congratulations to Disneyland Resort cast members Sachiko White and Megan Navarette, selected to represent the Resort and its 23,000 cast members as the 2013-2014 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team!

Fifteen Minutes in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot – Let Walt Disney World Resort Photographer Gene Duncan take you on a peaceful stroll through the piazza at Italy Pavilion.

Take a Pit Stop at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park – Come along for a tour of the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land, where there is a CONE-ucopia of unique snacks and drinks for hungry travelers!

Celebrate Disney California Adventure Park Expansion with a New Disney Parks Blog Wallpaper – Take a look at the newest Disney Parks Blog wallpaper from artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett celebrating the Disney California Adventure park expansion.