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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Dec. 15, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

If you haven’t visited Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year, we shared the next best thing to being there – beautiful new video from the park. This year’s collection of dancing lights has been enhanced with Glow Ears, which allow park guests to become a part of the show as their ear hats light up.

Ear hats can also currently be used during performances of “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.


Also this week, Pam shared some ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Disney Parks. From a New Year’s Cupcake at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland park to the Napa Rose New Year’s Eve Bash, the Disneyland Resort is ringing in 2014 with something fun for everyone. See our original story for some Disneyland Resort options.

We also shared opportunities at the Walt Disney World Resort at Epcot and even Disney’s Boardwalk. Check Pam’s post for New Year’s Eve ideas or you can call 407-WDW-DINE.

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

Disney Parks After Dark: Bridge to Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland – See this amazing shot of the bridge to Beast’s Castle, taken just as the sun went down.

The Making of ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday Clock Show at Disneyland Park – Learn about the creation of ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday Clock Show, and watch the lights change the décor of this famous attraction for the holidays.

Shanghai Disney Resort VoluntEARS Give Back to Local Community – Read about a Disney VoluntEARS visit to the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center.

Disney Parks Blog Presents the ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Practically Perfect Preview at the Disneyland Resort See how nearly 500 Disney Parks Blog readers enjoyed the screening of the upcoming Disney film “Saving Mr. Banks”!

First Holiday at Sea for the Re-Imagined Disney Magic – Photos of the Disney Magic Cruise Ship, all decked out for the holidays.

Recreating 1961 Disneyland for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Read this story straight from the Disneyland Line, a magazine distributed exclusively to Disneyland Resort cast members.

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park to Close for Refurbishment January 6 Read up on how this underwater attraction will be closing for refurbishment in January, to reopen in late 2014.

Sights & Sounds of Disney Parks: Disney’s Songwriting Mom & Dad – Read this special interview with the songwriters of Disney’s “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.