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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Oct. 21, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Giant Ice Castle in Times Square Kicks Off ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Disney Parks

We had great news to share this week – 52 weeks of magic surprises planned for you at Disney Parks. “Limited Time Magic,” will feature unexpected experiences with an extra sprinkle of Pixie Dust at Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort in 2013 that’ll appear, and then disappear.

As part of our announcement, we unveiled a three-story ice castle in the heart of Times Square in New York City. The fairytale castle was created with 45,000 pounds of ice and went up in just hours thanks to some great teamwork and talent. Check our original post to see what you can expect with “Limited Time Magic” when it begins in January.

The Rose Gallery in Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park The West Wing in Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park The West Wing in Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Also this week, we shared a first detailed look inside Be Our Guest Restaurant during a live chat with Imagineer Chris Beatty. If you missed it, we posted a must-see video tour of each of the three dining rooms in the Be Our Guest Restaurant. There are also more photos to check out in Jennifer’s original post.

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

Finding Nemo Merchandise in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort – Join Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller for a visit to the Ink & Paint Shop at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort for a look at some current (and upcoming) “Finding Nemo” merchandise offered at Disney Parks.

Disneyland Resort Guided Tours: Holiday Time at Disneyland Park Tour – Are the Holidays one of your favorite times of the year Disneyland Resort? If so, you won’t want to miss the Holiday Time at Disneyland Park Guided Tour offered November 12 through January 6.

See Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland Resort Through Our ‘Goat Cam’ – Take a look at Big Thunder Ranch in a way you’ve never seen it before – from the goats’ point of view!

A Cool Souvenir Glass for Be Our Guest Restaurant Beverages at Magic Kingdom Park – Here’s an exclusive look at the fun souvenir goblet to be served at Be Our Guest Restaurant when it opens in New Fantasyland. Will you be taking one of these home with you?

Top Five Reasons to Cruise with Disney to Alaska – From unique culinary offerings to signature Port Adventures, here are our top five reasons to explore Alaska with Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Parks After Dark: Flying High Above Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure Park – Take the ride of a lifetime over Disney California Adventure park and see Paradise Pier and Cars Land like you’ve never seen them before.