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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Feb. 28, 2016

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, we shared an exciting update out of Disney California Adventure park – Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, presented by Alamo, will open March 7.

In this all-new attraction, Luigi turns the tire storage yard behind his Casa Della Tires into a dance floor. Erin told us that each dancing car will have its own high-spirited personality and signature dance moves. Visit our original post for more details and photos.

Exploring Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Exploring Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Exploring Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Exploring Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

We also continued our exclusive “All in the Details” series with a special look at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The “Grog Grotto” is the second location founded by the Jungle Cruise’s famed “head salesman”, Trader Sam. You can see some of Sam’s treasures in our original story.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto welcomes all guests from opening until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., only guests age 21 and older may visit.

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

New Details Announced for Star Wars-Themed Lands for Disney Parks – During the “Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” special that aired last night on ABC-TV, we shared some exciting details about the Star Wars-themed lands planned for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

Recipe for Ring of Bubbles Cocktail at Pink on the Disney Dream – The Ring of Bubbles is an elegant sampling of two incredibly tasty bubbly concoctions paired to create one unforgettable cocktail. And there are five different mixing combinations for your Ring of Bubbles tasting experience, including the Pomegranate Passion and Blue Angel.

A Look at Star Wars Launch Bay Merchandise at Disneyland Park – Have you had the chance to check out Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland Expo Center at Disneyland park? Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller has given you a look at some of the unique Star Wars products available at Disney Parks, and here’s a closer look inside the new merchandise location at the Disneyland Resort along with a few special tips to check out on your next trip.

Celebrate ‘Zootopia’ with Specialty Offerings at Award Wieners in Disney California Adventure Park – At Disney California Adventure park, we’re going wild preparing for the new “Zootopia” movie, opening in theaters March 4.

Special Limited-Release Ear Hat Benefits Make-A-Wish ‘Share Your Ears’ Campaign at Disneyland Resort – Some of you may have seen fellow Disney Parks Blog author Kevin Rafferty’s recent post sharing the exciting news about the Make-A-Wish “Share Your Ears” campaign or even saw it featured on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” last night on ABC.

Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: February 2013 – This “Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule” is kind of a look back at looks back … in February 2013, we shared some fun vintage photos and revisited old friends. Take a look!


  • Went on Luigis today, so much fun those little cars sure know how to dance

  • So excited for Luigi’s

  • When will Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dates be announced? Was hoping we would have seen them this past week like last year. Looking forward to finding out if there will be a party during our trip dates!

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