Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 4, 2011
How about that! A double rainbow appeared over Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa this week just after we opened the doors to welcome our first guests. Disney Parks & Resort Chairman Tom Staggs helped celebrate the occasion and you can see more images from the day in our original post. Be sure and check the Disney Parks Blog as we prepare for its official Grand Opening celebration in September.
And while we’re talking amazing sights, did you see this week’s renderings of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park? We first spotted them while walking through the Carousel of Projects during the D23 Expo and Walt Disney Imagineering was kind enough to share a gallery of them for blog readers. Now, here’s a look at some other stories we worked on this week:
Two Princesses Meet at Magic Kingdom Park – Walt Disney World Resort photographer Gene Duncan captures a special moment, as one lucky little girl meets one of her favorite Disney princesses – Rapunzel.
Adventures by Disney Launches New Destinations – Adventures by Disney is adding some “extra spice” to current destinations and two new – often requested – additions are coming to the 2012 Adventures by Disney lineup: Greece and France.
Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Parade Performer – In the latest video of the “Every Role a Starring Role” series, you’ll meet Kelly Jean, one of more than 90 live performers who bring Mickey’s Soundsational Parade to life inside Disneyland park.
First Look: Inside Golden Oak Homes at Walt Disney World Resort – The first resort homes of the Golden Oak community are completed and we’re offering readers a look behind the residents’ front doors.
Vintage Walt Disney World: The Tencennial Celebration – As Walt Disney World Resort prepares for its 40th Anniversary, Disney Archivist Nate Rasmussen shares a look back at past anniversary celebrations.
Miss America Contestants Visit Walt Disney World Resort – Watch as all 53 Miss America contestants continue a Walt Disney World Resort tradition of walking down Main Street, U.S.A., and making some magical memories.
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