The year of 2012 was especially busy at Walt Disney World. Between a new Disney Resort Hotel, a vastly updated land in the Magic Kingdom, and many other experiences and upgrades big and small, there was plenty of Disney news to report and photographs to take.
I’m sure I’m missing some items from my list, but here are some of the big events of 2012 as I remember them:
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
On February 22, 2012 Disney formally launched a new interactive game called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Get your spell cards and follow a map to look for carefully hidden (integrated?) stations around the park.
Plenty happened at Disney World in 2012.
One More Disney Day
On February 29, 2012 Disney held One More Disney Day on leap year, where you could spend a full 24 hours enjoying the Disney parks. And it seems that many brave, and ultimately tired, folks took advantage of the event.
On October 1, 2012, Disney celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Epcot with presentations, anniversary merchandise, and a special park map. Perhaps wary of celebrating too many anniversaries too often, the event was relatively low key from a marketing perspective but was great fun for die-hard Disney fans.
December 6, 2012 (obviously a big day) also saw the opening of the upgraded Test Track, now sponsored by Chevrolet instead of GM. Looking very modern and like stepping into the world of Tron, you can design and test your own car.