More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Nov. 4, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, the new additions to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Walt Disney World Resort from the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” were unveiled here on the Disney Parks Blog – and many of you guessed correctly.

You Can Now See a Mermaid Skeleton in Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World Resort

The lovely (but also dangerous) Mermaids of Whitecap Bay made their debut at the attraction. You can spot them early on in the attraction’s grotto scene, where you can spy a mermaid skeleton and possibly even catch them swimming alongside your boat. Jennifer has more details in her original post.


And we continued our behind-the-scenes look at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland with some new photos of the suits of armor you’ll pass on your way into the lunchtime quick-service ordering area of the restaurant. There are several more images for you to check out this weekend.

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

Phineas and Ferb & YOU: Free Fun at Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort Now Through December 1 – Take a look at how the animated pair of Phineas & Ferb are coming to life in a new way at Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort.

Artisans Make Magic for Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort – With the holidays quickly approaching, here’s a quick look at some of the events, product releases and debuts taking place at Disneyland Resort over the next month.

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Bellhop – Disneyland Resort cast member Bryan Higashi tells you about his role hosting guests at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, whenever they drop in!

New Magic in the Making at Walt Disney World Resort – From flying over Never Land to taking a spin in a tea cup, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs shares just a few aspects of New Fantasyland that are sure to be a hit with guests.

Creating Holiday Traditions on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park – This Holiday season promises to be even brighter at Disneyland Resort as the happy, bustling community of Buena Vista Street celebrates its first Christmas with joyous new traditions.

French Market Restaurant in Disneyland Park Gets Extreme Menu Makeover – Here’s a look at the new dishes available at French Market Restaurant in Disneyland park, including Cajun meatloaf, po’boy sandwiches and more.


  • I have not had any luck in making a dinner reservation for Be Our Guest restaurant during the time I will be visiting so I plan to go for lunch. What parts of the restaurant are open for viewing during the lunch period? Thank you!

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