Sunday, August 17, 2008

News & Rumors 8/11/08 - 8/17/08

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.


  • The T-Rex Cafe is said to be ahead of schedule. They are saying it will open in the middle of October now.
  • The new quick service restaurant being built where the Concourse Steakhouse was is set to be called "Contempo Cafe."
  • Disney's water parks are closing earlier this year. Blizzard Beach will be closed Sept. 28-Oct. 26 and Typhoon Lagoon is set to close Oct. 26-March 22, 2009.


  • This fall, at the Cape May Cafe, Chip and Dale will no longer appear. Donald, will instead, take their place.
  • Some new rumors are coming out about Disney's 40th Celebration at WDW for Epcot and DHS. Of course, it's been rumored at DHS that Star Tours will be receiving a massive refurb, including updates to it's film, queue, story, and store. These are rumored to be done by 2011. Also rumored, Soarin in Epcot will be receiving a new film, focusing on touring the World. This is possibly set to debut in 2009.
  • Some are now saying that Space Mountain's refurb is being pushed back until April and will be much shorter than originally anticipated, reopening in November.
  • Splash Mountain will have their annual refurb again in January.
  • The Hall of Presidents are now being rumored to be out of commission through August of next year now...not July like originally reported.
  • Philharmagic will be down for refurb, the end of January-mid February.
  • As of Sept. 20, 4 For a Dollar, the group that performs before Beauty and the Beast the The Studios will be no more.

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