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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Mar. 15, 2015

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared the exciting announcements that we’re kicking off the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort as well as the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration with 24-hour events at both locations during Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start to summer.

Giant Sand Castle in the Snow Announces 24-Hour Party, ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ at Walt Disney World Resort 24-Hour Event to Launch Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, May 22-23

To announce “Coolest Summer Ever” at the Walt Disney World Resort, we created a summer scene – inspired by Olaf’s “In Summer” dream – in winter-weary Boston that featured a 20-foot wide beach and a Cinderella Castle made of sand. Here’s a new behind the scenes look at how we did it.

At the Walt Disney World Resort, we’re hosting an all-night party at Magic Kingdom Park with 24 hours of nonstop fun from 6 a.m.-6 a.m. May 22-23. Guests are invited to dress to show their Disney Side while a selection of favorite attractions, entertainment, merchandise, food and beverages will be on tap all night long to celebrate the start of the “Coolest Summer Ever.”

  • Our original story has more details on the event and Coolest Summer Ever at the Walt Disney World Resort.

At Disneyland Resort, the all-day/all-night celebration will begin at 6 a.m. on May 22 and will conclude 24 hours later at 6 a.m. on May 23. The event will include dancing and special character encounters at locations in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, along with enchanting Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration décor throughout the resort and, of course, the shows and attractions that our guests love.

  • Our original story has more details on the event and the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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

Tastes of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos at ‘AMA‘AMA – Watch Chef Kevin from ‘AMA‘AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking, prepare the delicious Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos available during lunch. Then give these tasty tacos a try in your kitchen!

New Smokejumpers Grill Opens March 20, Part of Grizzly Peak Expansion at Disney California Adventure Park – The recent expansion of Disney California Adventure park gave us even more ways to immerse our guests in new stories, and we’re excited to continue this expanded storytelling this year with the addition of the Grizzly Peak Airfield.

Video Rewind: Disneyland Resort at Dawn – Disney Parks Blog author Shannon Swanson shows the parks in a way that many people have never seen before with the Disneyland Resort at Dawn series.

Students Harvest First Crop from Walt Disney Elementary School Teaching Garden Funded by Disneyland Resort – Disney VoluntEARS and more than 700 Walt Disney Elementary School students recently participated in the Teaching Garden’s first Heart Healthy Harvest Day!

Behind the Scenes: Three Michelin-Starred Chef Arnaud Lallement Discusses His Culinary Creations at Disney Cruise Line’s Remy – Chef Arnaud talks through some of what makes the cuisine at Remy so unique and exceptional. A word of warning before you watch … your mouth is about to begin watering!

‘Cinderella’-Inspired Products Receive a Royal Welcome at Disney Parks – Check out new apparel, drinkware, jewelry and more inspired by Disney’s, “Cinderella”, which hit theaters on March 13.