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Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: May 2010

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Big things were happening three years ago this month … counting down to the 55th anniversary of Disneyland park, getting our first look at the Radiator Springs Racers cars, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort announced, and even our very first Disney Parks Blog meet-up! Let’s take a look back at May 2010 in this “Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule.”

Counting Down the Days to the 55th Anniversary
In the weeks leading up to the 55th anniversary of Disneyland park, Heather shared a comprehensive look back at the first 55 years, beginning with this post.

Cars Land Welcomes First Test Vehicle at Disney California Adventure Park

First Look: Cars Land Welcomes the First Test Vehicle for Radiator Springs Racers
Two years before it would open for Disney California Adventure park guests, Radiator Springs Racers welcomed its first test vehicle at Cars Land.

Interactive Image: Sun Sets over Spaceship Earth
One of my favorite Disney Parks Blog stories was posted in May 2010, featuring this amazing day-to-night image of Spaceship Earth.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Unveiled
On May 12, 2010, we announced a new resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Now, three years later, it is already a fan favorite.

Behind the Scenes: 120-Ton Winnie the Pooh Tree Relocated at Walt Disney World
New Fantasyland was already taking shape way back in May 2010. Watch as the 120-ton Winnie the Pooh tree is relocated in the middle of the night at Magic Kingdom Park.

Signs of the Times That Have Welcomed Guests to the Disneyland Resort Since 1955

Signs of the Times
George gave a wonderful photo retrospective of the marquee signs that have welcomed guests to the Disneyland Resort since 1955.

Donald Being Donald at Disneyland Park

Donald Being Donald
Another favorite image of mine was posted by Paul in May 2010. What do you think Donald is saying here?

Art Linkletter at Disneyland Park in 2005

A Moment With Art
In remembrance of the late Art Linkletter, George shared one of his favorite photos of the Disney Legend here at Disneyland park.

First Look: New ‘World of Color’ TV Spot
We were getting pretty excited for the soon-to-debut “World of Color” back in May 2010! Here we gave Disney Parks Blog readers a first look at the TV spot showcasing this coming attraction.

Toy Story Mania! Meet-Up at the Disneyland Resort

Recap of Our First Meet-Up at the Disneyland Resort
We made Disney Parks Blog history on May 27, 2010, with our very first Disney Parks Blog meet-up! Were you there?


  • Would LOVE to attend the meetup as well! And really, I can’t even imagine New Fantasyland, Carsland or Art of Animation not existing now!!

  • Woo-hoo!! Can’t wait.

  • I was at the first meet-up! It was so fun, and I love the fact that this photo was taken. Great memory. 😀 Any chance of any meet-ups this year soon?

    • It was! And stay tuned – we’re working on something soon. 🙂

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