Archive for February, 2008

Expanded Magic Kingdom EMH for March

by on February 29, 2008

According to the WDW Website, the Magic Kingdom now has Extra Magic Hours every day from March 16-31.

Jungle Cruise Refurb

by on February 29, 2008

The Jungle Cruise will be closed for refurbishment May 11 – 24, 2008.

Magic Kingdom Parade Route Issues

by on February 28, 2008

The bridge that connects Liberty Square to the hub will soon be undergoing unscheduled maintenance to repair major structural issues. This bridge is part of the regular parade route in the Magic Kingdom. We’ve heard that the parades will be rerouted at the central hub to out past the Teacups through Toon Town as a compromise, but could be canceled entirely for a brief period while repairs are made if this new route proves overly complicated.

We’ll keep you updated if other plans or further details emerge.

Minor updates to crowd calendar for June, August 2008

by on February 26, 2008

Disney’s posted minor updates to its Extra Magic Hour schedule for June and August 2008, so we’ve updated the crowd calendar accordingly. No parks were removed from the “best days” list.

Least Expensive Ticket Calculator Updated

by on February 24, 2008

We’ve added to our Least Expensive Ticket Calculator page, and made the recommendations much easier to read.

The Calculator asks you some basic questions about how many days you’ll be visiting Disney’s theme parks, water parks, and other attractions, and tells you the least-expensive set of tickets to buy, and where to buy them, to see everything you want.

The average family can save around $10 per person per trip using the Calculator, according to our estimates.

Access to the Least Expensive Ticket Calculator is free.

New look of a million dreams

by on February 23, 2008

Realizing the swirly “pixie-dust locust” look wasn’t exactly a fan favorite (to say the least) the Year of a Million Dreams banners and decor have taken on a whole new look for 2008.

These banners are showing up everywhere at the four parks in large numbers, lest we forget the Year of a Million Dreams has been going on since last year and will continue for the foreseeable future.

Sorcery in the Sky no more

by on February 23, 2008

As part of the upcoming renovation to open Toy Story Mania, the Sorcery in the Sky fireworks launching platforms behind the Great Movie Ride have been removed. This makes the future of fireworks shows at Disney Hollywood Studios very uncertain.

Tomorrowland Terrace reopens

by on February 23, 2008

The Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station has resumed operation for the summer through August.

Circus Wagon in Fantasyland?

by on February 23, 2008

A permit has been filed to install a Circus Wagon in Fantasyland which may be the facade for an upcoming DVC kiosk, or something entirely different. We’re not sure. Once we know, we’ll tell you all the details. It could be a churro cart.

Velcro opens – but is it funny?

by on February 23, 2008

The Velcro area of Innoventions West has opened, but rumors linger of show tweaking and script changes to the comedy-show format.

Apparently the current format isn’t going over 100% with audiences, but usually these sorts of scripts aren’t home runs until they test with audiences for a few weeks.

If anything, the building itself is impressive and makes a nice visual addition to Innoventions. Should the show works the kinks out, it should make a nice addition to the area.