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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Aug. 25, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, Disney Parks Blog readers enjoyed a first look at the newest addition to Disney Parks’ Disney Dream Portrait Series.

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz with Jennifer Hudson as Tiana Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz with Jennifer Hudson as Tiana Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz with Jennifer Hudson as Tiana

Created by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz and featuring Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson as Tiana, our latest portrait is entitled, “Where you always follow your heart.” It’ll be seen in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, O – The Oprah Magazine, and People. Check out the portrait in George’s post!

George also shared an amazing behind the scenes look at the portrait. If you missed it, check it out this weekend. And here’s the collection.

Encounter Thor from ‘Thor: The Dark World’ This Fall at Disneyland Park

And did you see? We also announced that guests at Disneyland park will be able to visit Asgard this fall and come face-to-face with the Mighty Avenger, Thor. The experience is in celebration of “Thor: The Dark World” coming to theaters November 8. Be sure to check back here on the Disney Parks Blog next month to learn more details about how you’ll be able to visit with Thor at Disneyland park.

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

Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure Park Gives a Peek Inside Market House and Aulani Expansions – Check out this first look at what the new Market House will look like after it expands!

Main Street Style: Trendy in Black – Don’t miss the latest fashion trends being sported at Disney Parks this summer!

Wildlife Wednesdays: A Tour de Turtles First! Sea Turtle Returns to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to Nest Again in the Same Year – Keep track of Disney-sponsored sea turtles in the 2013 Tour de Turtles online.

Bright New Tastes at Germany Pavilion Biergarten Restaurant, Sommerfest at Epcot – Take a trip to Germany by trying these delicious, traditional, and healthy inspired dishes being served now.

Ten Things You May Not Know About Disney’s Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World Resort – Watch to learn new fun facts about this tropical Disney destination.

This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Sneak Peeks at New Merchandise – Did you miss the new merchandise that’s coming soon to Disney Parks? Take a look now!


  • So EXCITED!!! California Grill is open for reservations..GOT MINE!!!!! Happy 25th anniversary to hubby and me!!

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