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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Aug. 18, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We’re less than a month away from the start of our Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom Park. And this week, we shared some exciting details about this year’s event, including first word of the debut appearance of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) at Magic Kingdom Park.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom Park Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom Park

Trick-or-treating will be enhanced this year with more than 220 tons of candy on order, and Phineas and Ferb will also take charge of the Creepa Crew this year. There’s much more in Jennifer’s original story.

Parties will take place from 7 p.m. – midnight on September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. Prices vary based on event night. Buy tickets here.

Disney Collection by Vera Bradley Coming to Walt Disney World Resort on September 21, 2013 Disney Collection by Vera Bradley Coming to Walt Disney World Resort on September 21, 2013

And Steven Miller answered the question many Disney Parks Blog readers have been asking since March – when will the new Disney collection by Vera Bradley be available? Mark your calendars for September 21, 2013, as this is the first day the new collection will be available at the Walt Disney World Resort!

For guests in Florida, we will be holding a special release party on Saturday, September 21, at the World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. In California, guests can find these new items starting Monday, September 23, in select locations at the Disneyland Resort. Check Steven’s story for more details.

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

New Chef at Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Spices Up Menu – Chef Mark Buan discusses the new flavors he’s bringing to Disney’s PCH Grill, including the delectable PCH Mesa Burger.

Walt Disney and the Disney Characters at Disneyland Park – Our look at rare photos of Walt Disney continues with this colorful behind-the-scenes “outtake” from a photo shoot in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Disney Conservation Heroes Dedicated to Nature and Their Communities – Learn more about some of the inspiring people whom the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) recognizes as Conservation Heroes.

Fun for Adults on the Reimagined Disney Magic – Watch this video for a peek at the new fun for grown-ups that will be available on the reimagined Disney Magic.

Long-Lost Disney Friends Return to Disneyland Park for ‘Limited Time Magic’ August 19-25 – Click through to find out a few of the long-lost friends who will be visiting Disneyland park this week.

Disney Parks After Dark: It’s a Good Night at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot – Our “Disney Parks After Dark” photography series continues with this stunning shot from World Showcase.

Starbucks Coming to Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort this Winter – It was announced this week that Starbucks will be coming to the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort!