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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Aug. 11, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, Disney Parks Blog readers got an early look at dates and experiences for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. The Happiest Place on Earth will get merrier from November 12, 2013, through January 6, 2014.
Cars Land Gets Gussied Up for the Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

If you’re making holiday plans for the Disneyland Resort, be sure to check out Erin’s original story. You don’t want to miss the all-new “World of Color – Winter Dreams” and other great experiences this season.
Walt Disney Takes a Photo with Disney Characters in Front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park in 1965

And the Disney Parks Blog will be featuring some great photos of Disney characters standing with the man who brought them to life – Walt Disney. George shared the first photo this week, taken in the fall of 1965 at Sleeping Beauty Castle. Visit George’s original blog story and let him know which character is your favorite.

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

Guests Ages 6-13 Can Take Center Stage During ‘American Idol Experience Juniors Edition’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Mark your calendars for the next “Limited Time Magic” event happening August 12-18, 2013, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Vintage Walt Disney World: Dog Days of Summer, 1973 – Step back in time while looking at this Vintage Walt Disney World shot of Pluto and Goofy.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Mom of 22 Among Cotton-Top Tamarins Celebrated This Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed its newest residents this week. These photos of Tamara the tamarin are too cute to miss!

Top 5: Fun for Teens at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Watch this video to see why teens are loving Aulani!

Disneyland Resort Canoe Races Celebrate 50 Years of Cast Camaraderie – Cast members, Imagineers and employees from The Walt Disney Company competed this summer in the Canoe Race tradition!

Florida Residents Get Great Rates on Walt Disney World Resort Stays in Late Summer, Early Fall – If you’re a Florida resident, you don’t want to miss this chance to get great rates at Walt Disney World Resort.


  • I love the vintage character photos! Keep ’em coming! I’d love to see how many actual retired characters there are or ones that we never knew even existed!

  • I am so excited! I am going to be in Disneyland for the first part of the holiday celebration. I have never been to Disneyland for the holidays. Will all the decorations be up, the shows start, and it’s a small world be ready to go on 11/12 or is that when all the magic just starts to trickle in? I hope I get to participate in full blown holidays, not just get a taste and miss out.

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