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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Nov. 8, 2015

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared an update out of D23 Expo Japan, where Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shared more on the expansion of Pandora – The World of AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Pandora – The World of AVATAR will bring a variety of new experiences to the Park, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. You can read more about the expansion in our original story.

Na’vi River Journey will open with Pandora – The World of AVATAR in 2017.

And we also announced that we’re celebrating the return of the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort with a special live stream of a performance of one of our most popular holiday offerings, the “A Frozen Holiday Wish” stage show and castle lighting, right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

To join us for the live stream, visit the Disney Parks Blog main page tonight, November 8 at 6:15 p.m. EST. The live stream will appear in a new blog post at the very top of our site.

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

Next Wave of Hidden Mickey Pins Releasing at Disney Parks in November 2015 – The next wave of Hidden Mickey pins for 2015 will soon be arriving at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

Reservations Now Open for New Year’s Eve Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort – What better way to ring in 2016 than a delicious meal or swanky party at Walt Disney World Resort?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Holidays at the Disneyland Resort? – Holidays at the Disneyland Resort begins November 13! With this special season just around the corner, let’s test your knowledge of the most wonderful time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth!

Ghirardelli’s Comin’ to (Down)Town Disney District at the Disneyland Resort for the Holidays – If you’re looking for holiday treats, the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort offers a new opportunity. Beginning today – Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Ghirardelli will have a seasonal holiday store, located next to the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center across from Rainforest Café.

Closer Look at New PANDORA Jewelry Coming to Disney Parks in Fall 2015 – Almost one year ago, we introduced the Disney Parks | PANDORA Jewelry Collection at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. This original collection of hand-finished .925 sterling silver and 14K gold charms were inspired by some of Disney’s most beloved characters.

Last Call to Submit Applications for First Class of Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers; Applications Due by November 20 – Are you an exemplary Orange County, Calif., high school student driving positive change in your home, school or community? Now is the time to be selected as part of the first class of Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers and have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 grant for your school, or be selected to receive a Disneyland Resort weekend package to enjoy!