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Disney Parks Blog Recap

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we announced some new entertainment and experiences for Disney Wonder guests after the ship is transformed this fall.

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As Jonathan told us, headlining the enhancements are imaginative spaces for children, a jazzy restaurant and an English pub. Check our original story for a complete look at what’s to come after the Disney Wonder undergoes dry dock September 9 to October 23, 2016, in Cadiz, Spain.

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And this week we were back at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a new “All in the Details” story from Tiffins and an updated gallery of images from “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic,” the new musical inspired by the blockbuster live-action film “The Jungle Book.”

We also shared two new Disney’s Animal Kingdom “nighttime”-inspired wallpapers created especially for Disney Parks Blog readers.

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

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

Summer Excitement Heating Up at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort – What’s your favorite summer night hangout? If you’ve spent some evenings in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, that may be an easy answer.

Remembering Wally Boag and Betty Taylor at Disneyland Park – Five years ago this week, we marked the loss of two iconic Disneyland performers – first Wally Boag, who starred as Pecos Bill in the “Golden Horseshoe Revue” and then the very next day, his longtime Disneyland co-star, Betty Taylor.

ALEX AND ANI ‘Words Are Powerful’ Collection Gets the Royal Touch at Disney Parks – On June 13, ALEX AND ANI will debut new “Words Are Powerful” color infusion bangles inspired by Disney sayings and attributes of some of our most beloved Disney characters.

Casting Talented Performers for ‘Frozen – Live at the Hyperion’ at Disney California Adventure Park – “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” made its grand debut over the weekend at Disney California Adventure park. This all-new theatrical interpretation for the stage adapts the story of Anna and Elsa from Disney’s blockbuster hit, “Frozen.”

Disney Parks After Dark: Tokyo’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ Fireworks – This week’s Disney Parks After Dark image was snapped at Tokyo Disneyland, where “Once Upon A Time” fireworks light up the night’s sky. The show transforms the park’s Cinderella Castle into a huge storybook for a show that includes projections of Disney characters, favorite songs, fireworks and more.

NFL Pro Bowl Week Activities Coming to Walt Disney World Resort – After several weeks of anticipation, the NFL officially announced at a press conference today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort that the 2017 Pro Bowl is coming to Orlando and will be played at Camping World Stadium near downtown.