Archive for December, 2006

Crowd Calendar Update

by on December 25, 2006

Crowd calendar for May and June 2007 have been updated. Note that Disney’s not yet posted the Extra Magic Hours schedule for June ’07. We’ll updated the calendar as soon as those are available.

Also, we’ve verified that the media events scheduled for January 24-26, 2007, don’t conflict with the crowd calendar recommendations.

Animal Kingdom Capacity Closure 12/17/06

by on December 24, 2006

The Animal Kingdom park closed its gates after reaching capacity at roughly 1pm on December 17th, 2006. The park has since reopened its gates but remains very crowded.

Update 24 Dec 2006: We’ve heard that the Animal Kingdom was closed because of a lack of employees to staff carts, restaurants, and some rides, not necessarily crowds. Peak wait times at Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris were 40-50 minutes, even when the park was closed to new visitors.

Epcot and Animal Kingdom cheat sheets updated

by on December 18, 2006

Epcot and Animal Kingdom cheat sheets have been updated.

Updated Magic Kingdom cheat sheets

by on December 18, 2006

Magic Kingdom cheat sheets have been updated to include the Laugh Floor Comedy Club. Click here to view the Magic Kingdom cheat sheets.

Pirates Invade Epcot

by on December 15, 2006

To coincide with the launch of the Pirates of the Carribbean 2 DVD release, a new kiosk opened in the Future World West breezeway recently. Now guests at Epcot can stop as they head to Soarin’ and Nemo and purchase a “stuff it yourself” skull filled with pirates related goodies. What this has to do with Epcot (or the Land, Seas, etc…) we’re not really sure, but it is kind of fun and they did make the kiosks atleast look sort of like the other Epcot kiosks, just with some pirate themed panels.

Epcot Tipboard Updates

by on December 15, 2006

The Epcot tipboard has recieved some attention recently. Long-time missing attraction Living with the Land has found its way back onto the Epcot tipboard, and long shuttered attractions from the Wonders of Life are also now featured on the Main Epcot Tipboard.

The phrase “Main Epcot Tipboard” is now used because a second Tipboard is in the process of being installed in Future World East. A popcorn cart was recently removed and foundations poured for the new secondary tipboard which will present similiar information to guests as they aporach Mission: SPACE and Test Track.

A temporary tipboard was installed nearby last holiday season, so wether or not this tipboard will be permanent remains to be seen.

Le Cellier Refurbishment

by on December 15, 2006

Le Cellier at Epcot will be closed for refurbishment from May 14 – 18, 2007.

Coral Reef Closure

by on December 15, 2006

The Coral Reef restaurant in Epcot will not serve dinner on Janaury 24th, 2007. This is probably related to special events involving the grand opening of the Seas with Nemo and Friends ride scheduled for that period.

Rose and Crown refurbishment

by on December 15, 2006

The Rose and Crown restaurant at Epcot will be closed for refurbishment Febuary 21 – March 14, 2007.

The connecting pub will serve drinks but not food during the closure.

MVMCP Sold Out 12/22/06

by on December 15, 2006

The Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for December 22nd, 2006, is Sold Out.