More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 20, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, we announced that the Wilderness Explorers adventure organization is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


When it opens this spring, you can become Wilderness Explorers and experience the entire park using their field guides, completing challenges and earning badges as you go. Jennifer has more details on the experience and badges in her original story.

Long-Lost Disney Friends Return for ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Walt Disney World

And we also announced our next “Limited Time Magic” surprise at the Walt Disney World Resort – long-lost Disney friends are returning to Magic Kingdom Park. For one week, January 21–27, be sure to have your camera ready for a rare chance to possibly brush shoulders with classic characters like Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, The Three Little Pigs, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. Our original post has more details on how you can follow future “Limited Time Magic” announcements.

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

A Visit to the Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire in Disneyland Park – Take a peek at the Royal Hall, part of the all-new Fantasy Faire opening at Disneyland park this spring.

Disney Style Snapshots: Dooney & Bourke Behind the Scenes – Here’s a look behind the scenes of one of the newest designs in the Disney & Bourke accessories line available at Disney Parks.

Relax, Rejuvenate & Unwind at Disney Resort Fitness Centers, Spas & Salons at Walt Disney World Resort – Sit back, relax and enjoy some “you time” at several salons and spas located on the Walt Disney World Resort property.

Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Imagineer Marty Sklar – Watch as Walt Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar is honored in a special window ceremony on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park.

Snow Transforms Tokyo Disney Resort Into a Winter Wonderland – See Tokyo Disney Resort through a photographer’s lens in these amazing winter photos.

Disney Memories Inspire New runDisney Shoe – Disney Parks Blog author Robert Hitchcock recently traveled to the New Balance offices in Boston to talk with the designers behind the runDisney shoe.


  • I will be there I’m so excited. Bit I also would love to see the Ninja Turtles, Launchpad Mcquack, Uncle Scrooge, Roger rabbit and Darkwing Duck.

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