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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Feb. 16, 2014

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


This week, Disney Parks unveiled a new collection of amazing costume creations for “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” which debuts at Magic Kingdom Park in March.

'Seashell Girl' from 'The Little Mermaid' Unit in 'Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade' 'Cha Cha Girl' from Storybook Circus Unit in 'Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade'

The costumes are some of the most extravagant and elaborate in Disney Parks history and took almost a year to complete. The creations transpired in 10 different costume houses across eight cities and two countries, with the Creative Costuming facilities in both Florida and California among the mix.

Check out Michelle’s original story from her Style Snapshots series to see a behind-the-scenes video featuring costume designer Mirena Rada.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

And did you hear? Captain America is set to arrive at Disneyland park next month. Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage, will be part of Innoventions at Disneyland park in Anaheim and he’ll be greeting friends and fans alike beginning on March 7. Let us know what you think in Shawn’s original story.

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

Cast Member Romance at the Disneyland Resort – In recognition of Valentine’s Day romance, meet cast members Danny and Sachiko.

The History of the Walt Disney World Monorail: Mark IV, 1971-1989 – A look back at the iconic Walt Disney World Monorail system, built for guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park.

Interactive Fun Awaits in the ESPN Zone Sports Arena at the Downtown Disney District – Watch as Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover takes you inside the ESPN Zone Sports Arena at the Disneyland Resort.

A Life Changing Experience – Why I runDisney – Watch the inspirational story of Laura Hall and learn about her reason to runDisney.

Disneyland Paris Resort Unveils Details Of Its New ‘Ratatouille’-Inspired Area – A sneak-peek at Disneyland Paris Resort’s most anticipated attraction, opening this summer.

D Street in Downtown Disney District Welcomes ‘Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story’ Filmmakers to the Disneyland Resort – See photos from the premiere of “Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story,” at The Walt Disney Studios lot at Disneyland Resort!

Window Shopping at Disney Parks Around the World: Hong Kong Disneyland Celebrates Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day with Special Merchandise – Check out the latest goodies from Hong Kong Disneyland with resident expert Fion Lai!

Remembering Shirley Temple at Disneyland Resort – In 1957 Shirley Temple oversaw the opening of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama alongside Walt Disney.

See ‘Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story’ at Premiere Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios from February 14-17, 2014 – This 39-minute, stop-motion, animated short tells the story of an unpainted Vinylmation figure on a journey which will change his world, and is showing this weekend at Walt Disney World Resort!

A Mom’s Take: Sailing the Mediterranean Without Kids on Disney Cruise Line – Marcy, from our Disney Parks Moms Panel give you the best tips for that romantic European getaway.


  • My husband and I are going to WDW in April and can’t wait to see the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade!

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