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Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: December 2011

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

With the end of 2012 just around the corner, many will take the time to look back and reflect on the past year. But what if we looked a bit further? Let’s rewind the clock to December 2011 and see what we were up to one year ago this month.

Ghirardelli is Coming to Disney California Adventure Park
Can you believe it’s only been one year since we announced that Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop was coming to Disney California Adventure park? I know I’ve enjoyed dozens of hot fudge sundaes since its June 7 opening – how about you?

Four Seasons Groundbreaking Ceremony, Which Included Mickey Mouse, Meg Crofton, President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, and Joint Venture Partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate

Four Seasons Breaks Ground at Walt Disney World Resort
In early December 2011, construction officially kicked off for the Four Seasons luxury resort at Walt Disney World Resort with a groundbreaking ceremony.


The Last Photo of Walt Disney at Disneyland Park
To mark the 45th anniversary of the passing of Walt Disney last December, George shared the now-iconic last photo of Walt here at Disneyland park.

A ‘Towering’ New Race Through the Night at Walt Disney World Resort
Last December, Darrell announced that The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend would take place this September at Walt Disney World Resort. Did you participate in this new race?

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Walt Disney World Resort
Of course, we were busy celebrating the holiday season last December – which brought the debut of this popular video, in which Mickey Mouse is joined by familiar faces from across the Walt Disney World Resort to recite “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”


  • Loved it <3

  • I think my favorite part would have to be the tower of terror crew, hahaha, and of course the Santa Mickey =]

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