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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 26, 2014

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared a special behind-the-scenes look at the work being done on the amazing floats of the upcoming “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.”

Each float in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will bring a classic Fantasyland story to the streets of Magic Kingdom Park. Check Jennifer’s original story and let us know which float you’re most excited to see when the parade debuts this spring.

Spice Road Table Soft Opens – Official Opening Date Coming Soon

And did you hear that Spice Road Table officially opened at the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot this week? Along with the new eatery, there’s live entertainment from Mo Rockin’ Band, henna tattoos, a “juice” bar and a shop stocked with great Mediterranean flavors to carry home (from olives to spicy harissa and mint tea). Check Pam’s original post for more details and photos.

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

Southern California Runner Earns Her Tinker Bell Wings at the Disneyland Resort – Read about this year’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon winner Melissa Hernandez!

Sneak Peek of Disney 365 Live Video Shoot at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with Disney Channel Star Jake Short – The star of the Disney Channel Original Series “A.N.T. Farm” plays at the Disney 3v3 Soccer Championships, with former pro and guest coach Eddie Rodriguez.

A Mom’s Take: Experiencing the Magic of Venice with Disney Cruise Line – Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel gives a tour of “The Floating City.”

Enjoy a Spring Vacation to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa with a Special New Offer – Bring your family to enjoy the home-like amenities of Aulani’s villas and the sunnier climes of Hawaiʻi.

February Merchandise Events at Disneyland Resort – Meet artists Yakovetic, Linda Rick, Katie Kelly and more at these upcoming events!

Ride a Train into Disney History at Walt Disney World Resort – Learn about the role of steam trains at Magic Kingdom park, which still runs four – the Walter E. Disney, Lilly Belle, Roy O. Disney and Roger E. Broggie.

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Chef de Cuisine Bill Orton – Chef de Cuisine Bill Orton explains his Culinary Apprentice Program in the newest entry of this recurring series.

The Mauro’s Magical Disney Vacations Airs on Food Network – Jeff Mauro, the Food Network’s Sandwich King, visits Walt Disney World Resort with his family.