Archive for July, 2006

Studios Catering Company Refurbishment 9/14-19

by on July 12, 2006

The Studios Catering Company in Disney-MGM Studios will be closed for refurbishment September 14th-19th, 2006.

Seas stays open until 9pm

by on July 12, 2006

In what appears to be a permanent change in the operation schedule, The Living Seas is now operating daily from 9am until 9pm at Epcot. This is an extension from its 7pm closing time.

WDW Hurricane Policy

by on July 11, 2006

Walt Disney World Park and Resorts has now posted their Hurricane Policy on their website. A direct link may be followed here.

This policy covers reservations and deposits, rescheduling policies, and other concerns. We recommend reading and understanding this policy thoroughly.

Living Seas has Omnimovement

by on July 11, 2006

As mentioned in an update below, work on the new ride in the Living Seas pavilion, Nemo’s Undersea Adventure, is sometimes visible from the 2nd floor observation areas.

A small milestone has been recently achieved, as the vehicles have been spotted moving along the track in the tunnels. The vehicles are an omnimover style, like that of the Haunted Mansion, and move all together in a chain. The anticipation is growing for this new attaction.

Pin Trading Nights – No more

by on July 11, 2006

July will be the final month for Mickey’s Pin Trading Nights at the Walt Disney World Resort. The final nights, per venue, are as follows:

July 27th, All Star Sports, 7-10pm.
July 28th, Contemporary, 7-10pm.
August 5th, Pop Century, 4-7pm.

Pin Trading Nights allowed pin fans to come together for trading with each other and Cast Members. There is no word on any replacement for these events.

Soarin’ – we have giftshop!

by on July 9, 2006

Due to demand for Soarin’ merchandise at Epcot, a small shop has opened at the exit of the attraction. It’s literally a single shelving unit tucked away in the corner of the Fastpass distribution area, but it has all your merchandise including T-shirt and keychains. It even has Mickey Mini Gardens which were very popular items sold at the Land’s old store prior to rennovation.

The image above shows the t-shirt style being sold at the new giftshop.

Kennel Prices go up 7/9/06

by on July 8, 2006

As of July 9th, pricing for kennel use at the Walt Disney World Resort has been increased.

Daily – $10 (was $6)
Overnight (day guests) – $15 ($11)
Overnight (resort guests) – $13 ($9)

Wilderness Lodge room updates ending soon

by on July 8, 2006

The process of updating the rooms at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort is winding down. The final room rennovations are expected to be complete by July 28th, 2006.

The freshly appointed rooms feature the new flat screen televisions seen in the Polynesian and Contemporary makeovers, as well as new linens, furniture, and carpeting.

The resort maintains its overall rustic feel and theme through the refurbishment.

Captain Cooks at Polynesian Refurbishment

by on July 8, 2006

Captain Cooks at the Polynesian Resort is under refurbishment until August 15th, 2006.

The location serves as a counter/quick service food stop at the Polynesian, and thus a temporary location is being used the Tangaroa Terrace in the meantime. Go out the Great Ceremonial House doors toward the pool (aka: not the main entrance) and then turn right. The temporary location is a short walk down the path.

There will be no refillable mugs available during this refurbishment. The work will extend Captain Cooks into the surrounding sections (previously shops) and expand its seating area.

Update: Pirate and Princess parties official dates

by on July 8, 2006

The following 2007 dates for the Pirates and Princess parties at the Magic Kingdom are official. The parties will feature special parades, fireworks, and events.

January: 22, 26, 29
Febuary: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 23, 26
March: 2, 5, 8

The parties will run from 7:30 to 12:30pm. Tickets on sale now!

This is the link to Disney’s Pirates and Princess page.