Archive for February, 2007

Peak Wait Times Magic Kingdom Attractions

by on February 28, 2007

More data from earlier this month:

Predicted Peak Wait Time at MK Headliner Attractions
Actual Peak Wait Time
Difference from Predicted Peak
Fri Feb 9 ’07
55 to 64 minutes
70 minutes
Sat Feb 10 ’07
55 to 64 minutes
60 minutes

Average difference for 2007 is +/- 13 minutes. Excluding weather, average difference is +/- 9 minutes.

Updated Live Entertainment Descriptions for Magic Kingdom

by on February 27, 2007

We’ve updated the Magic Kingdom touring plans to include new live entertainment offerings.

Magic Kindom Crowd Levels

by on February 25, 2007

Peak waits at the Magic Kingdom headliner attractions were 80 minutes today, with a predicted crowd level of 7. (Difference from peak = 6 minutes.)

Floundering Pirate and Princess Parties?

by on February 25, 2007

Rumors persist that the Pirate and Princess parties at the Magic Kingdom were poorly attended and may not return, however that does make them a great opportunity to visit your favorite Magic Kingdom attractions with little to no wait plus see a different fireworks show and parade.

Signs like the one seen above have been posted at the entrances to Epcot, MGM, and Animal Kingdom in an attempt to lure guests to the parties.

Tomorrowland Terrace and El Perita y el Perico operating again

by on February 25, 2007

Both the Tomorrowland Terrace and El Perita y El Perico restaurants at the Magic Kingdom have reopened breifly for peak crowds over Presidents Day weekend. It is expected they will continue to be utilized for peak days in the coming months.

Turtle Talk Reopens

by on February 25, 2007

Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot has reopened to guests. The attraction’s waiting area now occupies what was once a aquarium exhibit space, and a small section of rear wall has been removed to allow access to a large theater which seats several more people then before.

Above the waiting area is an opening to the second floor and this beautiful lighting effect which is visible from both the waiting area and that newly opened second floor exhibit.

Both levels now feature new interactive computer kiosks to pass the time between shows.

Spaceship Earth detours and lights up

by on February 25, 2007

A few minor changes have recently occured at Spaceship Earth. Most importantly, if you wish to enter the attraction and transfer utilizing a wheelchair, rather then using rear entrance on the left side as you enter the park, you will now have to use the one on the right. The ride is now unloading exclusively to the ride side, through this lovely new hallway as the new postshow building progresses:

Second, workers have been spotted clearing out bushes and plants from around the base of the postshow building as it faces Innoventions Plaza and installing new lighting equipment. The system illuminates the building in a nice blue tone at night. Siemens is giving the whole building a nice cosmetic overhaul it seems, down to the smallest detail.

Fountain of Nations gets fixed!

by on February 25, 2007

After a few weeks of downtime with sporadic half-hearted shows, the Fountain of Nations at Epcot has been repaired and is again doing shows every 15 minutes in the central plaza of the park.

Our team captured this video of a recent performance (Feb 24, 7:15pm) of the Cirque du Soleil Overture by the Foutain of Nations for your enjoyment (and to document that it was indeed working again.)

Toy Story Mania construction goes verticle

by on February 25, 2007

Construction on the site of Toy Story Mania, the upcoming Pixar-based hybrid darkride coming to Disney-MGM Studio, has begun verticle construction out into Mickey Avenue.

Lets Have a Ball ends shows

by on February 24, 2007

The “Lets Have a Ball” show behind Cinderella Castle featuring the Princes and Princesses has ended performances as of today. It is the second interactive character offering introduced at the Magic Kingdom as part of the Year of a Million Dreams to be removed. High School Musical Pep Rally was transplanted to the Disney-MGM Studios in January after a short run in Tomorrowland.