Rumors persist that the Pirate and Princess parties at the Magic Kingdom were poorly attended and may not return, however that does make them a great opportunity to visit your favorite Magic Kingdom attractions with little to no wait plus see a different fireworks show and parade.
Signs like the one seen above have been posted at the entrances to Epcot, MGM, and Animal Kingdom in an attempt to lure guests to the parties.
Both the Tomorrowland Terrace and El Perita y El Perico restaurants at the Magic Kingdom have reopened breifly for peak crowds over Presidents Day weekend. It is expected they will continue to be utilized for peak days in the coming months.
Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot has reopened to guests. The attraction’s waiting area now occupies what was once a aquarium exhibit space, and a small section of rear wall has been removed to allow access to a large theater which seats several more people then before.
Above the waiting area is an opening to the second floor and this beautiful lighting effect which is visible from both the waiting area and that newly opened second floor exhibit.
Both levels now feature new interactive computer kiosks to pass the time between shows.
A few minor changes have recently occured at Spaceship Earth. Most importantly, if you wish to enter the attraction and transfer utilizing a wheelchair, rather then using rear entrance on the left side as you enter the park, you will now have to use the one on the right. The ride is now unloading exclusively to the ride side, through this lovely new hallway as the new postshow building progresses:
Second, workers have been spotted clearing out bushes and plants from around the base of the postshow building as it faces Innoventions Plaza and installing new lighting equipment. The system illuminates the building in a nice blue tone at night. Siemens is giving the whole building a nice cosmetic overhaul it seems, down to the smallest detail.
The “Lets Have a Ball” show behind Cinderella Castle featuring the Princes and Princesses has ended performances as of today. It is the second interactive character offering introduced at the Magic Kingdom as part of the Year of a Million Dreams to be removed. High School Musical Pep Rally was transplanted to the Disney-MGM Studios in January after a short run in Tomorrowland.