Archive for September, 2008

Pecos adopts more self-order kiosks

by on September 27, 2008

Disney has filed permits to install more self-service order kiosks at the Pecos Bills restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. Apparently the four original kiosks were doing quite well and the system is being expanded.

Backlot Express switching to self-serve drinks

by on September 27, 2008

Following in the footsteps of the Electric Umbrella at Epcot, the Backlot Express at the Studios park will soon feature self-service beverages.

Coronado Springs room refurbishment

by on September 27, 2008

The rooms at the Coronado Springs resort will soon be getting an overhaul with new a look, decor, and linens. Expect a spiffy new look for the resort in the coming months.

Crowd calendar updated through September 2009

by on September 26, 2008

The disney crowd calendar has been updated with predictions through September 2009.

New fall 2008 discount announced

by on September 25, 2008

General Public Room only – FXW
Travel Dates – October 19 – December 23
Booking Dates – September 25 – October 18

Room Only Code – NYB
Room Only Code “Broad Offer” – FXW
Room Only Online Code – UWF

Phone Bookings
MYW + Dine – UWI
MYW + Dlx Dine – KCF

Internet Bookings ( Disney may ask for these codes in order to modify reservations that were booked online.)

MYW + Dine – FXR
MYW + Dlx Dine – DLJ

Thanks to Small World Vacations for the information.

Swiss Family Treehouse Rehab

by on September 22, 2008

The Magic Kingdom’s Swiss Family Treehouse will be closed for a short refurbishment from September 23-30, 2008.

Backlot to lose guides?

by on September 19, 2008

An interesting rumor keeps persisting around the net: The Studio Backlot Tram Tour could completely lose its tour guides and see them replaced with an automated spiel. Some reports even suggest the ride closing in early 2009 to make the change. Similarly, the Living with the Land attraction recently underwent the same alteration and became a high capacity attraction (as all vehicle could be run at once) without many complaints about the lack of a live guide.

Cars Meet-n-Greet reopens at DHS

by on September 19, 2008

A newly themed Cars meet-n-greet opens this weekend at the Studios park. the area once known as Al’s Toy Barn has been retooled to be Luigi’s Cassa Della Tires.

Energy facelift

by on September 19, 2008

Disney is currently in the process of replacing some (possibly all) of the mirrored tiles on the fascade of the Universe of Energy at Epcot with a metal sheeting. Previously large portions of the mirrored walls (the sides of the building essentially) were removed as the pavilion underwent an overhaul to become the current attraction. Could this be the end of the mirror tiles forever? We’re not sure, but there’s certainly going to be fewer of them.

Shiny new LEDs for Illuminations

by on September 19, 2008

The Earth Barge has finished its refurbishment and is back in the show at Epcot’s Illuminations. The quality of the globe is much improved and we can actually make out the images now. Video is from via youtube.