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Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: December 2009

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Four years ago this month, we were celebrating our first holiday season here on the Disney Parks Blog. We also honored Walt Disney’s birthday, continued one of our most popular video series and more!

A Model Day at Epcot — Exclusive Disney Parks Tilt-Shift Video
The second in our popular tilt-shift video series was released on December 3, 2009, and featured one of my favorite Disney parks, Epcot!

Walt Disney on the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland Park

Honoring the King of Disneyland
On December 5, 2009, we celebrated Walt Disney’s birthday with this fantastic photo of him aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat. To quote Walt, “Why be a governor or senator when you can be king of Disneyland?”

Snow-Capped Mountains Behind Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
Snow-Capped Mountains Behind Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
In December 2009, Heather Hust Rivera shared one of my favorite Disney Parks Blog photos, showing Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle backed by the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains.

Roy E. Disney, Key Figure in Revitalizing The Walt Disney Company, Disney’s Animation Legacy, Dies at Age 79
On December 16, 2009, we mourned the passing of Roy E. Disney, son of Disney Studios co-founder Roy O. Disney, and nephew of Walt Disney.

Top 10 Proposal Ideas at Disney
Korri McFann shared her top 10 places to propose, prompting many guests to share their own favorites.

Disney Characters Decorate Disneyland Park Through the Years
In the days leading up to Christmas, we shared a look back at holiday decorations at Disneyland park from the 1960s through the 1980s.


  • Wow! I love the Epcot video on top! Please show more of these videos!

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