The American Idol Experience will have a “world premiere” this Thursday and a grand opening on Valentine’s day. To tide everyone over until that happens – here’s a time lapse of the construction within the theater.
Florida Residents can now buy a 2 Day Magic your Way base ticket for $99 plus tax for guests 10 and over, $83 plus tax for Guests 3-9. This offer is good from Feb. 1, 2009 through May 20, 2009. You can purchase the Water Park Fun and More for an additional $25 plus tax on each ticket. These tickets are valid 14 days from first use and must be used by May 21, 2009.
Blackout: Tickets are not valid from Apr. 4, 2009 – April 18, 2009.
Numerous non-attraction refurbishments are underway right now at Walt Disney World. The Innoventions Plaza fountain is getting a much needed overhaul.
And more repairs are being done in Japan.
Numerous other small projects are scattered around the resort as well, including renovations at the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary, and Grand Floridian. You can’t hop on a monorail without seeing some refurbishment walls right now.
Episode 511 of the WDWToday podcast is available. This episode features the return of Disney cookbook author Pam Brandon, who discusses wine drinking at Disney’s resort and theme park restaurants. Pam also has some great tips if you’ve not yet tried wine with dinner in WDW.Click here to download the episode.
The WDWToday podcast team includes the Unofficial Guide’s Len Testa, who provides crowd calendar, touring plan and restaurant advice (along with the occasional smart remark). Blogger Mike Scopa from AllEars.Net provides attraction and touring advice; Host Matt Hochberg runs StudiosCentral.com and focuses on what’s happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; and Mouse World Radio’s Mike Newell answers Disney Vacation Club and other travel questions.
Disney will soon begin installing several AED’s (automated external defibrillator) in the theme parks near major attractions. This is an apparent generalized safety upgrade that will cover all of the major theme parks with several such installations in each.
A few details from the refurbishment of Philharmagic reveal it will be getting new carpeting and the floor deck itself will be getting an overhaul. We suppose a solid foundation is a good thing for a theatrical experience.