Archive for August, 2008

Minor updates to Least Expensive Ticket Calculator

by on August 26, 2008

We’ve made some minor price updates to the Least Expensive Ticket Calculator.

Villas at Wilderness Lodge refurb

by on August 23, 2008

The Villas at Wilderness Lodge will soon be receiving updated rooms with new soft goods and some other special touches.

Kim’s game is official

by on August 23, 2008

Disney has officially announced the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure. Here’s some highlights from the press release:

–As guests embark on this international adventure, they will receive an official “Kimmunicator,” at kiosks throughout Epcot. The interactive, handheld device is designed to help them maneuver through the mission. Using state-of-the-art technology, the interactive device connects guests with a variety of Kim Possible characters who provide clues to stop villains from taking over the world. The highly interactive devices also allow guests to control top-secret equipment hidden inside the World Showcase pavilions, creating an ultra-interactive adventure jam-packed with mystery and excitement.

–Guests can play Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure in seven of the World Showcase pavilions: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, France and United Kingdom. Each pavilion features a unique mission including distinctive visual events and a different super villain from the animated series.

The attraction should open late this fall. Distribution points for the Kimmunicators should be at the Odyssey Bridge (remember those kiosks that used to be for Epcot’s WorldKey Information systems?) and in Innoventions East and West.

Earth barge out for refurb finally

by on August 23, 2008

The earth barge from Illuminations finally went out for refurbishment after tropical storm Fay passed the area. It will be out for 3-4 weeks and is said to be receiving some nice upgrades. Thanks to the miracle of YouTube, we can all see what the show looks like without the barge:

Grab the tinfoil hats! (Temporary installation of Google Analytics on the site)

by on August 22, 2008

We’ve installed a small bit of code on most pages on the site so we can use Google Analytics to determine which pages y’all like the best. Rest assured that we’re not tracking or any of your personal information. As we say in our Privacy Policy, we have enough time keeping track of our own kids, let alone all of you. We do want to make the website better, and we hope this will help.

T-Rex Orlando to open in October – dining reservations not accepted until 2009

by on August 22, 2008

A minor update: We’ve confirmed that the T-REX restaurant being built at Downtown Disney is scheduled to open in mid-October. Dining will be on a walk-in basis for the rest of 2008, we’re told, with reservations being accepted sometime in 2009.

MNSSHP added on October 4th

by on August 19, 2008

After canceling the original October 3rd event, the Magic Kingdom will be hosting Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on October 4th.

Magic Kingdom hours change Tue Aug 19th

by on August 17, 2008

Due to possible further schedule changes due to Tropical Storm Fay (possibly Hurricane Fay in the future) the Disney theme parks will be opening tomorrow morning at 8am to all guests. DisneyQuest will open at 8 am and the AMC movie theaters will open at 9. A decision regarding an early closure Tuesday of the parks has not yet been made.

Food/Wine event booking window 8/25

by on August 15, 2008

The 13th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which starts Sept 26 will soon begin booking popular reservation-only events. The special events have proven to be extremely popular with Food & Wine Festival guests, and availability is limited.

Reservation bookings begin at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2008. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Event details will be posted on August 22nd at Reservation-only festival events start at $55 (plus tax, gratuity included) per person.

Additional Dining options

by on August 15, 2008

The Tommorowland Terrace Noodle Station will operate as the “Tomorrowland Terrace Cafe” August 24, 31 and September 7 and 14. The location will be serve a dinner buffet from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm . The buffet will feature Chimichurri Beef Loin, assorted salads, pasta, and assorted breads. The dinner buffet will be priced at $35 for Guests ages 10 and up and $18 for Guests 3 – 9. The meal will be redeemable for 1 Adult Table Service Credit for Guests ages 10 and up and redeemable for 1 Child Table Service Credit for Guests 3 – 9.

As in past promotional periods, the Diamond Horseshoe will be offering dinner on August 24 – 31 and September 13 – 25. During these periods a family style dinner will be served daily 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The meal will feature roast turkey, carved beef, pork loin, mashed potatoes served family style. The family style dinner will be priced at $28.99 for Guests ages 10 and up and $14.99 for Guests 3-9. The meal will be redeemable for 1 Adult Table Service Credit for Guests ages 10 and up and redeemable for 1 Child Table Service Credit for Guests 3 – 9.