Sunday, October 26, 2008

News & Rumors 10/20/08 - 10/26/08

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.


  • Kim Possible is currently in the testing phase around World Showcase. Expect it to open to guests in the near future. It is being rumored that it will take 45 minutes to complete one assignment in one country. The full scale attraction is expected to open in Nov, possibly right before Thanksgiving.
  • At Cape May Cafe, the characters have indeed changed for Goofy's Beach Blast Breakfast. Instead of Chip and Dale, you can now see Donald Duck.
  • Dream Along with Mickey, in front of the Castle, will indeed be getting some work done to it. New costumes and some music changes appear to be on tap.
  • Now it's official! Pixie Hollow has officially opened to the public! Guests can now visit Tink and her friends in Toontown at the Toontown Hall of Fame. This is a very unique experience...unlike any other character meet. You are really brought into the story and it is rumored that the characters will interact by telling stories and playing games as well. It is supposedly a very entertaining experience.
  • Since Disney is currently updating their dining reservation system, it has been reported that things have been pushed back a now, all guests will be able to book ressies up until March 22, 2009. Normal bookings will return in Dec. 2008.
  • Blizzard Beach has re-opened and Typhoon Lagoon is down for it's annual refurbishment.


  • It appears that the American Idol Experience has been scaled back just a little least on the outside. In order to get the attraction open in time for the new season of American Idol, Disney had to make a few cuts to the exterior. It wasn't the economy that changed this though. Besides wanting to open in time for the new season of American Idol, Disney didn't want to have to find an alternate route for it's wildly popular Block Party Bash parade. The theater will officially be known as the Superstar Television Theater.
  • It's being said that the characters may also be going away from the Crystal Palace character buffet.
  • Night Kingdom, it appears, has been shelved, at least for the time being.
  • Monster's Inc. meet and greet will be moving to Pixar Place and construction has already started to update their new area.
  • Bolt, Mittens, and Rhino will be doing meets at the Studio in the near future.
  • Prince Caspian's meet is currently being covered, it will possibly reopen Nov. 2nd.
  • Next year, the castle lights may extend to Main Street.
  • Next year, during MNSSHP, during the Mix and Mingle, Hades might make an appearance.
  • There's apparently a new updates for MVMCP's parade this year. Chip and Dale on the ski slope float and Santa's float have been redone.
  • The Celebrate Dreams Come True parade begins rehearsals in January with Mickey's and the Princess floats redone. The Fantasia Brooms, Bridesmaids, and Chimney sweeps might not make it.
  • Marie the Cat is being phased out in France at Epcot.
  • In Pleasure Island, it's being said Disney has realized just how dead it is now...also, it's being said with the poor economy, that many 3rd party retailers are second guessing the project. It's possible, therefore, that Disney is considering re-opening some of these venues for the Holiday time period. Also, it's been said that since it's so dead, Disney is thinking about putting the DJ back in booth to breathe some life back into the area.

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