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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Nov. 25, 2012

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

What better way to wrap up Thanksgiving weekend than with a quick look at what happened at Disney Parks.

Experience New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park During the Area's Preview Period

This week, we officially began our New Fantasyland Preview Period. During this time, New Fantasyland is open to all Magic Kingdom Park guests. And if you check out our original story, you’ll find a nice list of new experiences. New Fantasyland’s official grand opening is on December 6.

A Statue of Gaston and LeFou in Front of Gaston's Tavern in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Our exclusive “All in the Details” series also featured one of the new areas you can explore during the Preview Period – Gaston’s Tavern in Belle’s Village. A centerpiece of the village is the spectacular fountain of Gaston and his sidekick, LeFou. Check out our original story to learn more about the storyline.

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

Moms Panel Monday: Happy Birthday Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa! – Walt Disney World Moms Panelist Jill Cooper shares some of her best tips for making your stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa even more memorable.

Top Toys at Disney Parks for the Holidays – From a Disney Parks Christmas Train Set to the Disney’s Polynesian Resort playset, here’s a look at just a few of our favorite toys available at Disney Parks this holiday season.

Jack and Sally Appear on Art at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort – The launch of a new collection by Noah themed to “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” kicks off December at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District; see what else the Art of Disney Parks has in store for next month.

Find New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park With Our New Interactive Website – Explore the lands, break the Curse and be the Hero with The Story of New Fantasyland, a new online experience for New Fantasyland.

Merchandise at Disney California Adventure Park is Definitely One For the Road – The holidays are officially in high gear at Disney California Adventure park – here’s a look at Cars Land-themed merchandise coming soon to stores.

The Holidays Are in Full Swing at Walt Disney World Resort – Take a look at the fun you can find at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom throughout the holiday season and tell us, which holiday offering is your favorite?