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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Nov. 11, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

If you haven’t heard, we’re now less than one month away from the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland. And to celebrate, we launched our largest “All in the Details” photo gallery yet.

And that’s not all. We also shared our first interactive timeline in honor of the New Fantasyland expansion. Click the image below and you’ll be able to scroll through the years.

Interactive Timeline: Explore the History of Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

The Fantasyland Timeline begins in 1965 and features some never-before-released photos from the beginning of Magic Kingdom Park. Let us know your favorite page.

'Love the Festival' Festival of the Masters Design by Will Gay Download Our 'it's a small world' Desktop Wallpaper

And this week, we unveiled two new wallpapers especially for Disney Parks Blog readers. Disney artist Will Gay shared a design called “Love the Festival” to kick off the Festival of the Masters presented by Michaels and Jennifer shared the new “it’s a small world” wallpaper. Take a look at our growing collection.

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

First Look: Mario Lopez, Backstreet Boys and More at Disneyland Park for Shooting of the 2012 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC – It felt a lot like Christmas at Disneyland park last weekend – take a look at just some of what you can expect when the 2012 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade airs next month.

Earl of Sandwich Now Open in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort – “Extra” host Mario Lopez, Earl of Sandwich co-founder Robert Earl, and the “big cheese” himself – Mickey Mouse – were on-hand to cut the ribbon on the first Earl of Sandwich restaurant in California.

Santa’s on His Way to the Jingle Jangle Jamboree at Disneyland Park – Celebrating the Holidays at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland at Disneyland park will be more fun than ever as Santa and Mrs. Claus play host to the Jingle Jangle Jamboree.

Discover Morocco at Epcot – No Passport Needed – Travel to Morocco with Walt Disney World Resort Photographer Gene Duncan.

First Look: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Take a look at the first renderings of what you can expect when Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in December.

Mad T Party Gets Merrier at Disney California Adventure Park – From fanciful garlands to special edition silver tokens at the Mad Arcade, the Mad Tea Party prepares to add a pinch of splendiferous spirit to each evening’s celebrations just in time for the Holidays.


  • Don’t click on the pictures. Click where it says Fantasyland Timeline and that should get you there!

  • I couldn’t get the Fantasyland Timeline link to work – it just keeps blinking on and off?

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