Archive for September, 2008

What will you celebrate?

by on September 19, 2008

This is a tale of two clips. One, the charming new advertisement that sparks the 2009 “What will you Celebrate?” with Disney offering free birthday admission, and the second is a long boring speech by Jay Rasulo, showing how easy it is to suck the fun right out of something. We recommend replaying the first one after watching the second if you want to live in a gumdrop world of happy balloons.

Deevy See’s report on BLT (yummy!) and Treehouse Villas

by on September 19, 2008

Amid all the fresh hoopla (Hoopla!) of next years promotion, let’s not forget about the new tower next to the Contemporary and the Treehouse Villas. Special Correspondent (that means we don’t pay her) Deevy See reports.

Updated crowd calendar and attraction ratings

by on September 16, 2008

We’ve updated the crowd calendar for March 2009. We’ve also updated all the WDW attraction ratings based on our latest reader surveys, as well as the Jim Hill comments for each ride.

Free dining rumor for October – December

by on September 16, 2008

Word is that Disney will announce an unprecedented free dining offer for Disney Visa cardholders on Thursday, September 18. Travel dates are said to be early October through mid-December. No word yet on specifics or whether a general public offer will follow.

Rumor roundup – The coming week for WDW parks

by on September 13, 2008

Among the gossip floating in to our mailbox over the weekend:

The next Disney marketing campaign theme will be something like “Celebrate Today” with the idea that families can celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. at a Disney theme park. New merchandise and food tie-ins will be created specifically for the campaign.

There’s going to be a new parade or “street party” debuting at the Magic Kingdom, similar to the Studios’ Block Party Bash. This new event should be staged several times per day.

A new Castle forecourt stage performance will replace the current “Dreams Come True” show.

Minor updates to Least Expensive Ticket Calculator

by on September 9, 2008

Looks like Undercover Tourist is having a sale on base 4, 5 and 6-day MYW tickets. Buy one of those and they’re automatically upgraded to a 7-day base at no charge. Least-Expensive Ticket Calculator

New survey: How do you get the family excited for a WDW trip?

by on September 9, 2008

Hey folks,

We’re interested in hearing how you get your family excited while planning an upcoming trip to WDW. What books, websites, DVDs and magazines do you use? What planning activities are the most fun for kids? Who do you know that’s an expert in making the planning process fun? Take the survey and let us know!

T-Rex opens Oct 14th

by on September 3, 2008

While examining what to do with all those Disney Reward Dollars we earn from our Disney Visa, we came across an official date for T-Rex’s opening: October 14th. Maybe there is a real perk to having the card besides one free character photo per trip to Epcot?