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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 1, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared a sneak peek at the next seasonal update for “Celebrate the Magic” – the amazing nighttime projection show at Magic Kingdom Park. If you haven’t seen it, the show transforms Cinderella Castle with memorable moments of Disney imagination and storytelling.

Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid' in 'Celebrate the Magic' at Magic Kingdom Park Chernabog from Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' in 'Celebrate the Magic' at Magic Kingdom Park

The new segment of “Celebrate the Magic” places the Disney Villains center stage. The Disney villains sequence makes its debut tonight, September 1, during performances of “Celebrate the Magic,” and will be part of the show for a limited time, through November 1, 2013. Check Shawn’s post for more details.

Pumpkin Antenna Topper

And Steven traveled around the World of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace in Florida to get a first look at popular Halloween merchandise returning to Disney Parks. If you are headed to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom Park starting September 10, be sure to look for new pins created especially for this annual event. Check out our original blog post to see what other Halloween items will be available at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

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

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer with Bolt, Dug, Pluto & Stitch at Magic Kingdom Park – Tomorrow is your last chance to come celebrate man’s best friend and the “dog days” of summer with a fun “Limited Time Magic” dance party at Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney Cruise Line Alaska Voyage Report – The Disney Cruise Line’s summer in Alaska is coming to an end, but not without first taking you for a special look inside their exciting itinerary!

Harbour Galley Streamlines Menu, Adds New Tastes at Disneyland Park – Visit the Harbour Galley at Disneyland park to try some of the new and delicious menu items. Which one are you most excited to try?

Dress Like a Dowager Countess in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot – Stop by the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot to pick up merchandise based on “Downton Abbey,” “Doctor Who” and more British television favorites.

Disneyland Half Marathon Kicks Off New Season For Runners – Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of a new season of runDisney events, kicking off with the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!

Disneyland Resort Honors Medal of Honor Recipient Jay R. Vargas – The Disneyland Resort honored Medal of Honor recipient Jay R. Vargas this week during the flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park.