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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 7, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

It’s the final day of our “Limited Time Magic” Independence Week celebration. And during the week, we shared a series of stories, photos and videos on the Disney Parks Blog, including a look at Fourth of July fireworks from a new vantage point here at the Walt Disney World Resort.

We also shared a behind-the-scenes look at how a fireworks show is designed here at Disney Parks. It involves selecting music, playing with color, and choosing individual fireworks as carefully as if you’re choosing actors for a play – all to create one amazing story in the sky.

And did you hear? We announced that beginning on Friday the 13th in September, Disneyland Resort will get spookier again with the return of Halloween Time. And this year, Mickey’s Halloween Party, will expand to a spooky total of 13 nights at Disneyland park. Erin shared more Halloween dates and details in her original post, as well as a look at some of the fun waiting for you during Halloween Time.

Erin will be sharing more updates on Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort here on the Disney Parks Blog, and you can get even more information at Also, join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #HalloweenTime.

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

Sofia the First Has Arrived at Disney Parks – Sofia the First has arrived at Disney Parks! Find out how you can meet her at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

‘Tiki-rific’ Time at 50th Anniversary Event for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Resort – Steven Miller shares photos from last weekend’s 50th Anniversary event for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at the Disneyland Resort.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Celebrates 25 Years at Walt Disney World Resort – This week marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort.

Caption This: What’s On Casey’s Mind at Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom Park? – Ever wonder what the statue outside of Casey’s Corner is thinking? Jenn asks you to try this week’s Caption This!

runDisney Announces the Tinker Bell 10K at the Disneyland Resort – Check out the new Tinker Bell 10K that has been added to this year’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort.

A Chilly Bucket of Deliciousness at Disney Water Parks – Celebrate National Ice Cream Month and beat the heat this summer with this delicious ice cream treat available at the Disney Water Parks.


  • How did those lucky people get picked to ride in the parade as “Honorary Costume Party Guests” (Halloween Time video)? I guess I can’t actually expect a big reveal on here; I’m guessing they were randomly chosen. But wow do I wish my Madre and I could be picked this year. Best treat ever! °o°

  • Such an exciting week!!! Love the Tink Half!!!!

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