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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 27, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared an exclusive first look at the latest image in the ongoing Disney Dream Portrait series.

New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Featuring Taylor Swift as Rapunzel

The portrait, created by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, is captioned, “Where adventure awaits,” and it features six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift as Rapunzel. Don’t miss our behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot featured in George’s follow-up blog post.

Artist Rendering of A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas by Walt Disney Imagineering

We also announced that a new interactive quest called A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas will debut in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park in spring.

When it opens, you’ll use a pirate map and magic talisman to complete five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. The goal is to help locate different Treasures of the Seven Seas and fight off pirate enemies like the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa, among others. Check Jenn’s story for more details.

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

A Bi-Coastal runDisney Meet-Up Recap at Disney Parks – Check out these photo galleries from the bi-coastal runDisney Meet-Ups at the Walt Disney World Marathon and Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

Disney Time: World-Renowned DJ Steve Porter Creates a Walt Disney World Resort ‘Magical Mashup’ Featuring Guests, Cast Members and (of course) Mickey Mouse – DisneyTime DJ Steve Porter creates a “mashup of magical proportions” for Walt Disney World Resort.

A Look Back: Mickey’s Toontown Grand Opening Celebration at Disneyland Park – Twenty years ago this past week, Mickey’s Toontown first opened its gates at Disneyland park. Take a look back at the grand opening celebrations!

Attend ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ Tapings at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort – Mickey Mouse stopped by “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” this week to extend a very special invitation.

‘A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue’ is a Hit with Disneyland Park Guests – The reviews are in, and “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue” is a hit with Disneyland park guests! See what they had to say about this “Limited Time Magic” show.

Vote and Help Choose Our 2014 Disney Art Design – We need your help choosing our 2014 Disney art design. Vote for your favorite!


  • Please bring back The Orange Bird for meet and greets, even if only for LTM, MNSSHP or MVMCP.

  • The Annie Leibovitz photos are always amazing. Is there any plans to bring these photos together in one coffee table book? Thanks!

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