Sunday, July 6, 2008

News & Rumors 6/30/08 - 7/6/08

News and Rumors are gathered from various different websites. One particular website is not favored over another. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken with a grain of salt.


  • There is now a pastry cart at the Transportation and Ticket Center.
  • In response to Pleasure Island closing, the Disney Company has changed some things in the Water Park and More ticket that can be purchased. Instead of admission to Pleasure Island, after Sept. 27, guests who have purchased the Water Park and More package can instead get a round of golf at Disney's Oak Tree Golf Course (in addition to admission to both water parks and DisneyQuest). This golf course is a nine hole walking course. Tee times are required and subject to availability. For tee times, call (407) WDW-GOLF ( 407-939-4653 ) or visit
  • The round of golf has also been added to the Premium Annual Pass.
  • Disney has announced that a boy has been added to the family. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, a baby African elephant, who is unnamed, was born to mom Mayo, a 26 year old elephant.
  • The Concourse Steakhouse has totally been removed from the Contemporary and work is now beginning on a quick service restaurant.
  • It has now been pretty much confirmed that the Liberty Square bridge will be replaced in August. Because the bridge was used during the parades, SpectroMagic will not be shown during this time period. In it's place, Disney will run two showings of the Dreams Come True Parade, once at 3 pm and once at 7 pm. Since the parade path for this parade will also need to be altered, it appears the course the parade will take instead will be to remove one float. Then the parade will start at Town Square, go up Main Street, circle around the Hub, then go back down Main Street towards Town Square again.


  • Beginning this fall, Chip and Dale will no longer appear at Epcot's Character Spot in Innoventions. Donald Duck will be taking their place.
  • Some say Night Kingdom (Disney's 5th gate) is on, some say it's off. It's still unknown what exactly is going on with this recent rumor. Look for more news in the future.

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