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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Mar. 20, 2016

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, we shared a first behind-the-scenes look at the production of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion.” If you missed our story, “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” is a new musical based on Disney’s blockbuster animated film set to open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park on May 27, 2016.

As Shawn showed us, “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” will immerse audiences in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all the excitement of live theater, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and a few surprises.

Keep checking Disney Parks Blog for more peeks behind the curtain, as we get closer to the world premiere of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” on May 27.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

And did you see that our series of #DisneyParksLIVE events continues tomorrow with a live stream of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

The stream begins at 8:50 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 21, right here on the Disney Parks Blog. While “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” starts at 9 p.m. EDT, you can join us beforehand for a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of this nighttime favorite.

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

MercyMe, Casting Crowns, newsboys Among 15 Top Christian Music Performers at Disney’s Night of Joy Sept. 9-10, 2016 – It’s only March, but Disney’s Night of Joy 2016 will be here before we know it; and we wanted to give you an update, including the exciting lineup of talent coming to this year’s event.

Disney Parks Blog Unboxed – New PANDORA Jewelry at Disney Parks in Spring 2016 – In this edition of Disney Parks Blog Unboxed, I visit Magic Kingdom Park in search of a very special gift. While at Uptown Jewelers on Main Street, U.S.A., I found a few extra surprises courtesy of Rob, the Disney Delivery Guy.

Video Rewind: Hidden Gems at Disneyland Park – On your next visit to Disneyland park, I encourage you to slow down and take a look at all the details and hidden surprises that await you in the most unexpected places. Here is a look back at some of the hidden gems we have uncovered and shared with you here on the Disney Parks Blog over the years.

A Look Back: Disney Afternoon – Live! at Disneyland Park – On March 15, 1991, stars from television’s four “Disney Afternoon” animated series began delighting Disneyland park guests along “Afternoon Avenue,” a festive themed area in Fantasyland near “it’s a small world.”

Edible Gardens Feature Fruits, Veggies Served at Outdoor Kitchens at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – The 13 Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival are serving delightful bites for the run of the festival through May 30, from Smoked Pork Ribs with Roasted Corn Salad at THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecues & Brews to a Lemon Scone with Crème Fraiche and Mixed Berries at Cider House.