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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap May 18, 2014

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we celebrated the launch of Star Wars Weekends 2014 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with new themed header images as well as stories featuring this year’s artwork, gift cards and merchandise at Darth’s Mall. We also shared a special look at a Darth Vader cupcake consumed by the dark side in the pastry display case.

If you enjoyed our Darth Vader cupcake video, check out the behind-the-scenes look at how we did it.

Star Wars Weekends takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 16 – June 15, 2014. Most event activities are included in regular theme park admission.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets On Sale Now Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Also this week, tickets for our holiday parties went on sale at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a hard-ticket event that allows you to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park attractions, special Halloween-themed entertainment (parade and fireworks), the Disney Villains Mix & Mingle stage show, special character meet and greets, trick-or-treating throughout the park and much more.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties offer up holiday cheer in November and December, including lights on Cinderella Castle and other amazing holiday decor, a special holiday parade and fireworks, exclusive entertainment, Santa Claus sightings and more.

You can purchase tickets now for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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

Handy-Dandy Guide to Disneyland Resort Eats You’ll Only Find at Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Event on May 23 – Learn about all the special food offerings available during the Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Event at Disneyland Resort.

More ‘Frozen’ Fun at Disneyland Park This Summer – Look for Olaf, Anna and Elsa in a special pre-parade each day at Disneyland park, appearing just ahead of performances of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade!

Five Things You Might Have Missed in Adventureland at Disneyland Park – See some of often overlooked parts of Adventureland at Disneyland park. Do you have a favorite hidden detail?

Goofy’s Glaciers Climb to the Top of Frozen Treats at Disneyland Resort – Cool off with this frozen treat, available in Cherry or Blue Raspberry flavor!

Creating Art for Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Take a look at these fun photos created for Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

PHOTOS – Darth’s Mall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends 2014 – Check out some of the intergalactic merchandise now available during Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Five Hawaiian Expressions to Know for Your Visit to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Ready for your trip to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa? Here are five useful phrases to use during your stay.

Experience Majestic Views of the Grand Canyon with Adventures by Disney – Discover the beauty of Grand Canyon National Park and Arches National Park, raft the Colorado River or take a four-wheel drive adventure. Click through for details!


  • I love the teaser video! It makes me want to have a cupcake right now! 🙂 Great blog! Adding the links to where we can find the other merchandise was a great touch.
    What inspired you to add a Darth themed cupcake? Has it been successful thus far compared to the other cupcake designs, in terms of how the kids or kids at heart react? I think it’s a wonderful concept, just want to know how you decide what to make. Like for example, why not a Darth cookie?

  • I LOVED the Darth Vader takes cupcakes to the dark side video! That was great! How fun! I wish my family could be there for Star Wars Weekends 2014, but appreciate Disney Parks Blog sharing the magic through videos, pictures and blogs! Thanks Disney!

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