Archive for May, 2008

American Idol build out

by on May 4, 2008

The American Idol attraction (said to open this fall) has begun extending its construction walls.

The walls have moved out into the central plaza of the park leaving only the adjacent restroom barely accessible. Behind the building, the walls extend the entire length, even behind the currently operating Sounds Dangerous show.

The walls even wrap around the side to the old Disney radio station. It’s an interesting prospect to consider how different this whole area might look in the future.

Toy Story Midway Mania soft opens

by on May 4, 2008

Toy Story Midway Mania has begun soft opening and previews for Cast Members. Early reviews are positive, though the attraction is not an e-ticket extravaganza that some marketing is trying to make it out to be.

In an interestingly related side note, the character figures atop Toy Story Piza Planet restuartant in Disney Hollywood Studios have been removed.

This apparent consolidation and relocation of theme elements should come as no surprise as those same characters were once in Tomorrowland in Disneyland (California) as part of a display when Toy Story first came out.

Wether new figures were created and the old merely tossed out, or if they used both new and old is unknown, but you’re see to see familar faces around the rooftops of Toy Story Midway Mania at the studios.

Mickey party tickets on sale

by on May 4, 2008

Tickets for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party have gone on sale. They may be purchased online or by calling Disney World directly.

Contemporary New Tower update

by on May 4, 2008

The new tower at the Contemporary Resort continues to grow.

Construction has begun for the bridge which will connect the two buildings. It will be a cable-stay (similar to suspension) bridge once it is completed.

Ariel’s Grotto Refurbishment

by on May 4, 2008

Ariel’s grotto meet and greet location in the Magic Kingdom will be closed for rennovation May 12-23, 2008. No further information on changes or enhancements is available at this time.