And We’re Back With Some News

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Sorry for my absence for the past few days as I was enjoying the lovely Walt Disney World Resort. Now to update you on all the news that we missed the last few days.

From Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:

Behind the Wall: Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

On Friday, Blue Sky Cellar re-opened at Disney California Adventure park with new looks inside the continuing development of Buena Vista Street and Cars Land. Among the behind-the-scenes peeks featured are these images, which show Cars Land in its current state of production.

Behind the Wall: Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

You can see Radiator Springs Racers continuing to take shape, with details like the bridge in the photo above beginning to peek through.

Behind the Wall: Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

In this photo, you can see the double track where cars will soon be speeding around this banked turn.

Behind the Wall: Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

Elsewhere in Radiator Springs, the round facade of Flo’s V8 Cafe is recognizable, and across the street (pictured below) Sally’s Cozy Cones are springing up.

Behind the Wall: Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

Check back here on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on Cars Land as we look forward to its Summer 2012 opening.

From Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:

Even more of your Disney friends will be meeting guests at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park. In addition to Mickey and his friends appearing in their own Halloween costumes and the Disney Villains scaring up fun around the park, there will be new friends joining the party:

  • Phineas and Ferb – The popular Disney Channel will meet-and-greet with their fans at the Carnation Plaza Gardens Stage.
  • Stormtroopers – Darth Vader’s menacing armored guards are landing in Tomorrowland, so be on the lookout!
  • Duffy the Disney Bear – Find Duffy dressed in his adorable pumpkin costume at Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A.

Are you as excited about Mickey’s Halloween Party as we are? Here’s a look back at some of the fun we had last year:

From Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:

Mickey's Soundsational Parade at Disneyland Park

UPDATE 10/5 4:30 pm: This event is now full on both dates, and RSVPs are no longer being accepted. The confirmation lists and emails will be available soon. We appreciate your patience! Remember that emails sent to the RSVP address will not be answered – if you have questions, please check the comments on this post. If we have not already responded to a question similar to yours, please leave your question in the comments and we will do our best to answer.

As a special “thank you,” the Disneyland Resort is inviting members of our Annual Passholder family to experience an exclusive evening of fun and magic in Disneyland park. Join us Wednesday, Oct. 12, or Monday, Oct. 17, from 8 p.m. until midnight for a special, private performance of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade featuring:

  • An up-close look at the parade floats.
  • Meet-and-greet photo opportunities with some favorite Disney Characters.
  • The chance to enjoy select attractions, stores and restaurants in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and Main Street, U.S.A.

Space is limited, so please RSVP now. To RSVP for you and up to three Annual Passholder guests, email [email protected] and follow these directions carefully:

  • All guests who RSVP for the event must be 18 years or older and active Annual Passholders on the day of the event. Additionally, your guests must also be active Passholders on the day of the event, but do not need to be 18 years or older.
  • Valid RSVPs must include:
    1. “RSVP” in the subject line
    2. In the body of the email:
      • Your first and last name
      • Preferred date (i.e., October 12, October 17 or “either night”)
      • 18-digit AP barcode
  • All RSVPs will be for the person who responded plus up to three guests.
  • Incomplete RSVPs will not be accepted.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.

We will send an email to those who send their valid RSVP before we reach capacity to confirm their attendance for October 12 or 17. Depending on your email settings, you may not receive the confirmation email, so we recommend that you also check the Disney Parks Blog to find the list of attendees. We will give an update at the top of this post that will include a link to the list of names of all confirmed attendees. If you do not receive an email from us confirming your reservation and your name does not appear on the list of attendees, your RSVP was not accepted.

Confirmed guests may arrive beginning at 12 p.m. to check in on the day of the event. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation.

You must be at least 18 years old to RSVP for this event, but your guests may be younger. You and each of your guests (up to 3) must be a valid Annual Passholder on the day of the event. Valid Photo I.D. may be required at check-in. Each event date has limited capacity and is subject to availability. The event is subject to change or cancellation.