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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jan. 3, 2016

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we rang in the New Year with a spectacular New Year’s Eve live stream here on the Disney Parks Blog featuring fireworks from Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort as well as our first, exclusive wallpaper of 2016.

Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen To Open at Magic Kingdom Park

In 2016, there’s plenty to look forward to at Disney Parks. Check our earlier stories to learn more about some of our top reasons to celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on to end 2015 and begin the New Year.

Pinterest Points to Family Fun During the Holidays or Any Time at Downtown Disney District – These vacation weeks are a perfect time for family fun, and Downtown Disney District is a perfect family fun addition to a day or a week’s vacation at the Disneyland Resort. Entertainment, shopping, food and play are all on tap at Downtown Disney District, and Pinterest offers some great suggestions for planning your visit.

Disney by Land and Sea: Top Ways for Adults to Relax and Have Fun – Adding a Disney cruise to the end of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is the perfect way to extend your family’s fun-filled adventures. We know the kids won’t run out of energy, but after all the fun you have in the parks, it’s likely the grownups will appreciate the many opportunities to recharge at sea.

Wildlife Wednesday: Take a Peek at Some of the Baby Animals Born This Year – What an amazing year it has been! Disney’s Animal Kingdom is seeing unprecedented growth – and I don’t mean the park expansion. I mean baby animals! We have enjoyed quite a baby boom at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during the last year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Seas with Nemo & Friends have also seen a number of births.

Top Five Most-Watched Disney Parks Blog Videos of 2015 – This year the Disney Parks Blog team got to cover so many amazing events on video – from Disney Parks Blog meet-ups, to exciting attraction announcements, to the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at Disney Springs – it’s impossible to pick our favorite.

Gourmet Treats Kick Off the New Year at the Disneyland Resort – Ring in the New Year with new gourmet treats from our Candy Kitchens! If you’re headed to the Disneyland Resort this January, here are a few quick tips on some of the special, hand-crafted items you’ll find.


  • Any chance of a post on ‘enjoying Disneyland in the rain’ coming up soon? We’re heading down in February and it look like this may be the first year we run into wet weather.

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