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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Mar. 27, 2016

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Happy Easter Sunday. This week, we shared a special look at some of the delicious Easter offerings at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts and also looked ahead to one of our most popular fall celebrations – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Guests can experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom for 29 nights this year – beginning on September 2. Charles shared a list of this year’s dates:

  • September – 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
  • October – 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

And new this year, we have revised our costuming guidelines for special events in our theme parks. Check our original story for more details.

Catch Our ‘IllumiNations’ Live Stream Tonight; Download the Wallpaper Now

Also this week, we continued our series of #DisneyParksLIVE events with a special live stream of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” If you missed it, you can still download the special Disney Parks Blog wallpaper we shared before the event.

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

Want to check out other designs? Visit our complete gallery of wallpapers here.

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

Celebrate Mom During ‘Mahalo Mama Month’ at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Throughout the month of May, there are many ways to celebrate moms staying at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai`i. Here are five ways to say “mahalo” – or thank you – to moms:

Five Tools for Planning the Perfect Disneyland Resort Visit – Whether you’re looking for a spring break destination, summer retreat, fall getaway or winter-time warm up, a visit to the Disneyland Resort is always in season.

Artist Showcases Bring Unique Flair to Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – Just a few more days to go before the start of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at the Disneyland Resort! Are you excited? I am!

Meet the Cugini at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure Park – The party is going strong at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, the all-new attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park!

Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: March 2010 – Let’s get in our Disney Parks Blog time machine once again and travel back six years, to March 2010. We showed you special events, looks back in Disney history and even a quiet moment here and there …

Easter’s on its Way With Delicious Offerings at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts – If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to check out the beautiful chocolate eggs on display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The chocolate eggs, intricately decorated by the Grand Floridian pastry team are already on display in the lobby and will be until April 5.

#DisneyFamilia: Miguel Cabrera plays at Walt Disney World Resort like an All-Star! – Renowned baseball player Miguel Cabrera recently visited Walt Disney World Resort with his familia to have some well-deserved fun before starting Spring Training and his photo shoot for ESPN Magazine.


  • Wondering when they will announce the 24hour party?? They are announcing Halloween now, but not something in May??

  • It would be amazing if we could find out some updates about all of these wonderful events coming up at Animal Kingdom. The Rivers of Light is ‘suppose to’ debut in 25 days, but so far there’s no showtimes, no park hour extensions, nothing. As much as we love seeing night time photos of WDW, we’d love some relevant information even more.

  • Would really love an update on Animal Kingdom….updated park hours, showtimes for Rivers of Light, etc. Since we plan dining 180 days in advance and fast passes 60 days in advance, it would be really helpful to have an idea of what to expect at Animal Kingdom in the next few months.

  • Any word on if there will be another 24 hour day? I really enjoyed it last year and was looking forward to doing it again.

  • With all that’s new to disneyworld in Florida can you post more updates on closure of Disney attractions or the opening of new places more often so people can decide when to visit.

  • I’m not sure whether these Comments are actually read or not; I do notice how they are virtually never responded to. There was a lot of great stuff in this week’s Blogs but the information that is perhaps most desired is absent. Apr 22 is less than 4 weeks out and Animal Kingdom has no changes to hours, ADRs, FPs – in short, all the stuff we need to plan. Planning is supposed to alleviate our stress heading into a vacation, not add to it.

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