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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap May 4, 2014

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs announced the date many of you have been waiting for – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park officially opens on May 28.


Tom made the announcement during a special dedication ceremony in New Fantasyland where he was joined by Disney Princess Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to celebrate the addition of the final component to New Fantasyland.

And if you just can’t wait to take a trip aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, then check out this week’s full ride-through video of the attraction.

You can learn more about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and see more images from the ceremony in our original blog story.

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

The Magic of Disney Parks Storytelling: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park – Learn the legend of Big Thunder Mountain, and don’t forget to ride the newly reopened Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland park!

The Doc is In! Doc McStuffins Visits Disney California Adventure Park Starting May 5 – Meet Doc McStuffins in Hollywood Land near “Disney Junior Live on Stage!” for a limited time, starting tomorrow.

Little Ones Enjoy Makeovers at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Spa Director Lucia Rodriguez gives a tour of the luxurious Laniwai Spa and what’s offered for the little ones in your family.

A Shopper’s Guide to Mother’s Day at Disneyland Resort – Have you gotten your Mother’s Day gift yet? Get some suggestions from of our resident experts at Disneyland park.

Time-lapse Video of Disney Cruise Line in Europe – See some spectacular sights that are part of Disney Cruise Line Destinations in the Mediterranean.

‘Festival of The Lion King’ To Return To Disney’s Animal Kingdom in June – This show-stopping production is returning to a new location in Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom this June.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Marks 25 Years – Check out how we celebrated Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ silver anniversary earlier this week!

– Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders: Enter for Chance to Attend Advance Screening of Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders! This is your last day to enter for a chance to win two tickets to a special advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” Click through for details.