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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jul. 31, 2016

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared exciting news that the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America will reopen summer 2017 at Disneyland park. This includes all attractions along the Rivers of America:

Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland Park

As Erin shared, history will be made next year on the Rivers of America with a new riverbank and an elevated trestle over which the iconic Disneyland Railroad will travel. Visit our original story for more details.

The Muppets Are Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Fall in an All-New Show

And Disney Parks Blog readers were among the first to learn that the Muppets will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”

Featuring an original song and plenty of wacky Muppets humor, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” will make its debut in October 2016. Visit Shawn’s original story for more information on the show.

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

  • Walt Disney Records Teams Up with runDisney to Create Training Playlists – I’m excited to introduce a new way to get prepared for your next runDisney race – themed running playlists! We’ve teamed up with Walt Disney Records to compile songs for Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.
  • Enter The Disney Family Movies Land & Sea Sweepstakes Now Through August 1 – Are you dreaming of a family getaway? Then you don’t want to miss this opportunity – The Disney Family Movies Land & Sea Sweepstakes. You can enter now through August 1, 2016, for your chance to win a four-night cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line and a three-night stay at the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Inaugural Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend Medal Reveal – Bonjour from runDisney! We’re less than 80 days from the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend and couldn’t be more excited! This fairytale event will take place September 23-25, and we have four brand new medal designs to share.
  • A Fabulous 45th: The Walt Disney World Railroad – As Magic Kingdom Park’s 45th anniversary approaches this fall, this new weekly series will take a look at one of the park’s opening day attractions that can still be enjoyed today. This week, we’ll focus on the Walt Disney World Railroad.
  • August 2016 Walt Disney World Resort Merchandise Event Snapshot – Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort in August will find several merchandise events. These special activities will be held in select locations throughout Disney Springs Marketplace and Epcot.
  • Disney Pin Scavenger Hunt Starts at Disneyland Park on August 4, 2016 – Get ready for fun, adventure and a little bit of magic at Disneyland park with the release of a pin scavenger hunt called “Disney PinQuest.” You may recall a few weeks ago that we introduced a similar Disney PinQuest at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. Guests at the Happiest Place on Earth can enjoy this new Disney pin adventure beginning August 4, 2016.