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Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: June 2012

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

June 2012 was a big month, especially here at the Disneyland Resort. Let’s take a look back at the month that gave us Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and much more – both here and at the Walt Disney World Resort.

“Disneyland Resort Expansion Timeline

Five Years of Expansion at the Disneyland Resort
We kicked off a month of news with this timeline microsite, detailing the previous five years of expansion at the Disneyland Resort.

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is Now Open at Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure park got a lot sweeter one year ago this month, with the opening of Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop.


‘Storytellers’ Statue Welcomes Dreamers to Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park
Many new icons appeared at Disney California Adventure park on June 14, 2012 – including the “Storytellers” statue on Buena Vista Street.

Celebrating the Culmination of a Five-Year Journey with the Grand Reopening of Disney California Adventure Park
Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shared his perspective on the June 2012 openings of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street – the culmination of the five-year expansion of Disney California Adventure park.

Ka-Chow! Lightning McQueen & Friends Bring Radiator Springs to Life at the ‘Cars’ Wing at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Cars Land wasn’t the only place to enter the world of “Cars” last June – the new “Cars” courtyard at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort officially opened to guests on June 18, 2012.

VIDEO: ‘Glow With the Show’ Ears Light Up the Audience During ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure Park
On June 18, 2012, we gave Disney Parks Blog readers their first glimpse at the new “Glow With the Show” Ears, which debuted the previous week at Disney California Adventure park.

River Country at Walt Disney World Resort

Vintage Walt Disney World: Looking Back at River Country
Last June, Nate took us back in time with a vintage look at River Country at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Mickey, Pluto, Donald and Goofy Pay Tribute to The Beatles on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park

A Golden Anniversary, from Abbey Road to Main Street, U.S.A.: Mickey and the Gang Pay Homage to The Beatles at Walt Disney World Resort
As a huge Beatles fan, I flipped my moptop over this post by Gary Buchanan.

Chef of Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland Shares His Favorites from the Menu
One year ago this month, Disney Parks Blog readers got a sneak peek at the soon-to-open Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park from Chef Michael Deardorff.


  • So much is added each time we visit. Coming from way up north of Disney it takes a great amount of planning and prep! So as Uncle Walt said Disneyland will never be complete. We are still in California and planning our next visit

  • Hi Erin!

    I really enjoyed this Time Capsule post and it brought back many memories from our December 2011 visit to Disneyland Resort. I just loved how all the details had such meaning and depth and I especially love the intimacy of Disneyland Resort.

    Disney Imagineers go the extra mile when it comes to accuracy, meaning and detailing. I love how the most remote corner even has detail, for nothing is overlooked.

    Thank you,
    Jacqueline (Jackie)

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