More Walt Disney World Resort Stories

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Feb. 3, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week at Disney Parks, we celebrated a special milestone in Epcot history: the 25th anniversary of “IllumiNations.”


Our 12-minute show takes place on World Showcase Lagoon and tells the history of our planet through music, fireworks, lighted torches, and more. There are some great memories of the show shared in comments with Jennifer’s original post. Tell us your story.

Storytelling at the Royal Theatre in Fantasy Faire, Opening March 12 at Disneyland Park

And we shared first word of when the new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland park will officially open for guests – it’ll be March 12. There’s much to look forward to but one of the highlights of Fantasy Faire will be the Royal Theatre, where you’ll be treated to two unique shows relating the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled,” as told by a pair of Renaissance Storytellers, Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones. Shawn has more details in his original post.

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

‘Limited Time Magic’ Continues at Disneyland Resort When Happy Lunar New Year Celebration Begins February 8 – The Happy Lunar New Year Celebration is set to begin February 8 at Disney California Adventure park.

Disney Cruise Line Prepares for 2013 Summer in Alaska – Beginning in May, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for another summer season exploring the grandeur of America’s 49th state!

Rainbow Ridge Mining Town to be Refurbished During Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Update at Disneyland Park – Erin provides an update on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad refurbishment at Disneyland park.

Take a Sneak Peek at Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th Anniversary Fun – Here’s a first look at how Tokyo Disneyland will celebrate its 30th anniversary!

NFL Players and Families Treated to Paradise with a Touch of Disney Magic at Aulani Pro Bowl Reception – NFL players and their families were treated to paradise with a touch of Disney magic during a special Pro Bowl reception at Aulani last week.

A Sneak Peek at New California Grill Menu at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort – California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is set to reopen in late summer, with new décor, a new kitchen and a new menu. Get a peek now at the upcoming offerings.


  • We need a post letting us know what the ears are for February for they Year of the Ear 🙂 Pretty please.

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