Archive for May, 2006

Living Seas shows progress 5-30-06

by on May 29, 2006

Preparation work for the new “Nemo and Friends” ride at the Living Seas is finally reaching the exterior of the pavilion. All of the old folliage, except one lonely tree, has been removed.

This includes the “Mother in Law’s Tongue” that adorned the planter just below the dramatic mural. No more picking on relatives for its accurate name and sharp pointy stalks.

Also, Dory has finally reappeared after months missing from the photo-op just outside the building.

The new ride is scheduled to open sometime this fall.

Golden Knights to Jump at Epcot

by on May 29, 2006

The Golden Knights Army Parachute Team will perform a jump at Epcot on May 29th, 2006. The jump will occur between 12:00 noon and 12:30pm. During the jump, audio from one of the parachute jumpers will be broadcast throughout the park. The team will land in Epcot then meet with guests in World Showcase Plaza. The following is a publicity photo from the Golden Knights.

A early morning test jump will occur between 7 and 7:30 am. If you’re staying at an Epcot resort or just in the area, you might want to check it out.

New article: Top 10 Snacks in Walt Disney World

by on May 27, 2006

The attractions, the walking, and the heat can sure build up an appetite. To keep your energy levels high, we’ve identified the ten tastiest treats in Walt Disney World. Click here to read our list.

Boys Makeover now offered at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

by on May 22, 2006

Not just the girls can have fun at Downtown Disney Marketplace’s new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, as now the boys can get a makeover to be a “Cool Dude.”

“Cool Dude” offers hair style, colored gels / sparkles and Mickey stencils for boys age 3+. The male makeover lasts approximately 20 minutes and cost $10.00 plus tax.

Reservations are available by calling 407-WDW-STYLE for both the boys and girls offerings.

Cap’n Jacks at Marketplace now accepting Reservations

by on May 22, 2006

For dining reservations starting June 1, 2006, Cap’n Jacks Restaurant at Downtown Disney Marketplace is now accepting reservations. Previously the location was walk-up seating only.

Super Soap Weekend Dates

by on May 22, 2006

ABC Super Soap Weekend will again be held at Disney MGM Studios this year, the dates for the event have been announced as Nov 11-12, 2006. More information on celebrity appearances should be available as the event approaches.

Christmas event dates set.

by on May 22, 2006

Various Holiday event dates at WDW have now been announced.

The Osbourne Family Spectacle of Lights will begin Nov 13, 2006, and run through Jan 7, 2007.

The Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World at Epcot will run Nov 24 – Dec 30, 2006.

Typhoon Lagoon offers evening EMH over Summer

by on May 22, 2006

Typhoon Lagoon water park will again be offering evening Extra Magic Hours to Disney resort guests every Saturday night May 27 – Aug 12.

Little Ones Magic Hour Offering

by on May 21, 2006

As part of Magical Beginnings (a program designed to increase guest traffic during Aug/Sept by appealing to families with young children) Walt Disney World will offer the “Little Ones Magic Hour” at the Magic Kingdom theme park for Disney resort guests.

During the Magic Hour period, guests of Disney Resorts can enjoy Fantasyland attractions for 1 hour prior to regular park opening, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This will run from Aug 13 to Sept 30.

UPDATED – Mission: SPACE spinless started May 19th 2006

by on May 21, 2006

Mission: SPACE at Epcot has begun offering spin-free versions of the ride for those unable or unwilling to ride the current high intensity spinning version. The new version is available of May 19th, 2006.

The ride will continue to offer the original unaltered high intensity version as well, with the queue for each version clearly marked with appropriate warning signage. Currently, Green denotes the less intense version while Orange is used for the intense version. Guest will recieve a colored “boarding pass” before entering the building, to be surrendered just before they board a ride vehicle to avoid any confusion.

Fastpass will be allowed to choose which line they wish to enter at a merge-point shortly before vehicle boarding.

The following insert is being included in Epcot maps to alert guests to the changes: