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First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Has a Name Thanks to Disney Parks Blog Fans

Earlier this summer a baby giraffe was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom - the very first Masai giraffe born at the park - and of course he needed a name. Not just any name would suit this little guy, so the Disney Parks Blog set up a contest to have the fans pick a name.

There was a list of names chosen by the animal care team and readers of the blog had a few days to make their picks.

Disney Fine Art Photography & Video Announces Disney Letter Art Portraits

If you're looking for a unique souvenir on your next Disney trip, Disney Fine Art Photography & Video is now providing one-of-a-kind Disney Letter Art Portraits.

Disney Quest Celebrates 15 Years at Downtown Disney

Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park in Downtown Disney is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

The building houses five stories of interactive fun and high tech adventure including Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold, Virtual Jungle Cruise, CyberSpace Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters, Animation Academy, Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, Ride the Comix, and Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride.

Disney Partners with Vera Bradley on a New Colletcion

Disney fashionistas have another reason to squeal in delight with the announcement yesterday on the Disney Parks Blog that Disney is partnering with Vera Bradley to release a collection of quilted cotton duffel bags, totes, cosmetic bags and more incorporating Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse into Bradley's familiar bright and colorful style.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 5

This week's Limited Time Magic may not be going on in Walt Disney World, but it's something that we can all have fun participating in! The Disney Design Group wants fans to help select the artwork design to be used in 2014!

Two New Interactive Games Launching This Spring at Walt Disney World

Get ready for a swashbuckling good time at the Magic Kingdom, because according to the Disney Parks Blog Pirates are taking over Adventureland this spring with a new interactive entertainment adventure.

Dragon Spotted Over The New Fantasyland

After weeks of speculation, the Great Dragon has finally made his appearance in the night time opening ceremony for the New Fantasyland. He was magnificent.

Ten Villains to Catch at WDW This Fall

Halloween fast approaches, and with it comes a surge of popularity for Disney villains. The Disney Parks Blog put together a top ten list of sorts - ten villains for guests to catch up with during this season at the parks. See how many of your favorites made the list!

  1. Headless Horseman: no head, a glowing jack-o-latern atop a huge, galloping horse? Check, check and check. Catch this classic villain during special appearances during the Magic Kingdom after-hours Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Chat With Disney Imagineer Reveals Reimagined Test Track Details

Today over at the Disney Parks Blog, a live chat was held with Imagineer Melissa Jeselnick. The Imagineer revealed some details about the currently-being-revamped Test Track in Epcot.

First off, Jeselnick said guests can expect a totally different queue area, noting it "will look like nothing guests are used to seeing it look." The design aspect of automotives will dominate the queue; look for "items, sketches, cars and models from GM that have never been seen outside the Chevrolet family."

Legend of Captain Jack Coming To Hollywood Studios

Those of you out there wanting to see something fresh at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be happy to learn plans for a new attraction at that park are in the works. Disney Parks Blog confirmed recently there are plans to bring a little "Pirates of the Caribbean" to DHS this fall with the new attraction, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow.

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The Beautiful Venetian Masks of Epcot's La Gemma Elegante

One of the most beautiful little shops located on the Piazza at Epcot's Italy has got to be the elegant little gem showcasing the art of the Venetian Mask. Brad's covered it here before in a stunning photo post. I wanted to take a closer look, and share some information about just what these exquisite pieces of functional artwork are.

Disney Celebrates “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” at the 124th Rose Parade

The 124th Rose Parade on January 1, 2013, marks 75 years of the Walt Disney Company's involvement with the Pasadena, California New Year's Day institution.