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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 28, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week’s celebration of “Christmas in July” on the Disney Parks Blog included a special announcement – a new show coming to “World of Color” for the holiday season. The show will feature new animation and effects. Steve Davison, vice president of Parades and Spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, shared more details in Erin’s original story.

“World of Color – Winter Dreams” will begin November 15, 2013, at Disney California Adventure park.

Vote To Name the First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

And we asked for your help this week to pick a name for our first Masai giraffe calf born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We’re still taking votes today so check the list below and make your choice.

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog to find out what name gets the most votes. Jackie will post the results on Wednesday (July 31).

Here are some of the other stories we worked on.

Behind the Scenes: Stunt Driving at Lights, Motors, Action! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Hop into the driver’s seat of the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at the Walt Disney World Resort in this behind-the-scenes video.

Top 5: Fun for Kids at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – It’s already been a fantastic summer at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; Disney Parks Blog author Todd Apo shares a closer look at some of the top activities for kids around the resort.

More Than 30 Years of Handmade Memories at Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort – From belts to buckles, necklaces and more – have you seen Dave Biebel’s unique, personalized and in many cases, one-of-a-kind goods at Downtown Disney Marketplace?

Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Opens Today – Relax, kick back and enjoy a look inside the newly remodeled Senses – A Disney Spa, now open at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Exclusive Debut: ‘Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks’ Official Poster – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures gave the Disney Parks Blog the chance to show you the exclusive debut of their “Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks” official poster; take a look!

‘Limited Time Magic’ Features Monstrous ‘Eye Scream’ Sundaes at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts – Here’s a preview of some of the “Monstrous” sweets available at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts for a limited time as part of “Limited Time Magic.”