Posts Tagged ‘Priority Medium’

FL Resident 2-day ticket offer

by on February 8, 2009

Florida Residents can now buy a 2 Day Magic your Way base ticket for $99 plus tax for guests 10 and over, $83 plus tax for Guests 3-9. This offer is good from Feb. 1, 2009 through May 20, 2009. You can purchase the Water Park Fun and More for an additional $25 plus tax on each ticket. These tickets are valid 14 days from first use and must be used by May 21, 2009.
Blackout: Tickets are not valid from Apr. 4, 2009 – April 18, 2009.

Wall Land!

by on February 8, 2009

Numerous non-attraction refurbishments are underway right now at Walt Disney World. The Innoventions Plaza fountain is getting a much needed overhaul.

And more repairs are being done in Japan.

Numerous other small projects are scattered around the resort as well, including renovations at the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary, and Grand Floridian. You can’t hop on a monorail without seeing some refurbishment walls right now.

Fantasmic 3x a week

by on February 8, 2009

A quick note, Disney is bumping Fantasmic at the Studios up to 3 nights of showings per week – up from the 2 nights a week they’ve been trying since the New Year. Guest complaints are apparently getting pretty bad.

New IBM exhibit in Innoventions

by on February 8, 2009

A portion of a much larger overall IBM exhibit has opened in Innoventions West. The new offering is not really advertised or explained as it seems to be part of a bigger area that is yet to be revealed – but it is fun.

Guests enter an station with a backdrop and are asked to perform various movements to be captured on video by a nearby camera. Guests are asked to run, jump, and do a celebration dance.

They can then choose to accept their videos or have them retaken. Once confirmed, guests videos are uploaded and guests move to another station to see what they’ve created.

At the next station, guests get to play a video game with themself as the main character. They run through worlds that resemble retro side-scroller games such as Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog. Each level moves forward in the history of computer technology and features nods to Epcot and it’s technological savvy.

Celebrate a Dream Come True parade begins at Magic Kingdom

by on January 25, 2009

The newly rethought parade has now opened at the Magic Kingdom. The parade uses the same floats as previous daytime parades but features new music, new dancers, and enw choreography.

Kim Possible has a date…

by on January 10, 2009

The Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure goes live January 28th.

WDW Today Episode 511 – Wines of the (Disney) World

by on January 10, 2009

Episode 511 of the WDWToday podcast is available. This episode features the return of Disney cookbook author Pam Brandon, who discusses wine drinking at Disney’s resort and theme park restaurants. Pam also has some great tips if you’ve not yet tried wine with dinner in WDW.Click here to download the episode.

The WDWToday podcast team includes the Unofficial Guide’s Len Testa, who provides crowd calendar, touring plan and restaurant advice (along with the occasional smart remark). Blogger Mike Scopa from AllEars.Net provides attraction and touring advice; Host Matt Hochberg runs and focuses on what’s happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; and Mouse World Radio’s Mike Newell answers Disney Vacation Club and other travel questions.

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Electric Umbrella Closure?

by on January 9, 2009

We don’t have any dates, but the Electric Umbrella restaurant in Epcot now has permits for a kitchen rebuild including walls, service stations, and electrical. We suspect the venue would need to close during such work. More details as they become available.

Fort Wilderness additions

by on January 9, 2009

Two interesting bits have come up regarding Fort Wilderness. First, the 600 loop will be expanded – to what extent we really don’t know, but we expect it to be minor. Second, there has been a filing to place several trailers (13) on the property to house some sort of “visual display.” Is it a DVC preview center?

AED’s in the parks

by on January 9, 2009

Disney will soon begin installing several AED’s (automated external defibrillator) in the theme parks near major attractions. This is an apparent generalized safety upgrade that will cover all of the major theme parks with several such installations in each.