Sunday, October 12, 2008

News & Rumors 10/6/08 - 10/12/08

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.

  • Pal Mickey is going away. He has officially been discontinued. Supplies will be available until they run out. If you currently have a Pal Mickey, he will still function as he once did, but they will not be releasing updated versions.
  • The Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex will be seeing a name change. It will now be known as the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
  • The toy guns sold in Frontierland will be changing colors. They are now going to be blue, so they won't get confused for real firearms.
  • The 2009 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will take place March 18-May 31. The theme this year will revolve around the princesses
  • Information about Bay Lake Tower has been added to the Monorail spiel.
  • Information about New Year's Eve festivities are coming out. At Epcot, Illuminations will be running two shows, 7:40 pm and 11:50 pm. Epcot's park hours will be from 8 am - 1 am. At DHS, Fantasmic will be showing at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Also, Mulch, Sweat, and Shears will be performing in front of the Hat. Also, a special fireworks show titled "Lights, Camera, Happy New Year" will show at 11:50 pm. Park hours will run from 9 am - midnight. The Magic Kingdom will have two showings of the "Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade." One showing will be at noon and the other at 3 pm. "SpectroMagic" will show at 7 pm and 10:30 pm. "Holiday Wishes" will show at 8:30 pm and then at 11:50 pm, "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks will be shown. The Magic Kingdom's park hours will be 8 am - 1 am. Animal Kingdom will have "Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade at 3:45 pm. Park Hours will be from 8 am - 8 pm.
  • The Atlanta Braves will be returning to the Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • As was originally mis-reported last week, Pixie Hollow is not open...I apologize for the misinformation. Now there are rumors that it may even have trouble opening on the Oct. 28th date. I'll keep you posted on further information!

  • It's been rumored the Fantasyland refurb that was suppose to happen in the future has been postponed. This is supposedly due to the economic forecast. It has not been taken out of contention totally though.
  • Rumors are still saying that Space could be going down in January. It's a will they-won't they game...guess we'll soon find out.

1 comment:

Jennifer H. Selke said...

As always Mulch, Sweat, and Shears, the cover band that plays year 'round on the Streets of America at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios is playing New Year's Eve shows. These shows are very popular so arrive early.

Show times are 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, and 11:00pm with the fireworks show beginning as close to Midnight as possible. Yes - they are playing a show with the fireworks! It's going to be awesome. There are a few new surprises this year including a bigger band and some new material.

Mulch has a big following including a large number of video on YouTube, a facebook fan page, and their own CD under the name Los Lawn Boys.