Sunday, October 5, 2008

News & Rumors 9/29/08 - 10/5/08

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.

News
  • This year is the last year for the Super Soap weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Next year, they will embark on a national tour.
  • The price to rent a towel at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon has increased to $2.00 per towel.
  • La Marina at Coronado Springs Resort has now gone to seasonal status.
  • Epcot's 25th Anniversary exibit has now closed. No word on if it is a temporary thing or a permanant move.
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin will be closed December 14-20, 2008
  • The Frontierland Fry Cart is closed for refurb from now until January 11, 2009. Word is it will have a new menu when opened.
  • Petrifries in Disney's Animal Kingdom is set to be closed Nov. 2-21. It will reopen with a new name, (Trilobites) and a new menu.
  • Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club will be closed from Jan. 5-April 15, 2009.
  • The Pixie Hollow meet & greet in Toontown is close to being open. It opens at the end of this month. (Edited for the right date 10/7)
Rumors
  • Epcot's 25th Anniversary exibit has now closed. No word on if it is a temporary thing or a permanant move.
  • Sounds Dangerous is supposedly not opening with the park. It is apparently opening 6 hours before the park's close.
  • Along those lines, One Man's Dream is also closing at 3 pm each day now.

5 comments:

Bret Caldwell said...

Is Pixie Hollow officially open, or in soft opening? I have only read about a late October opening.

Rikki said...

Hmm...it might be available for soft opening or was only open for the preview of the new Tinkerbell movie...I have seen a picture or two of the fairies though. I'll check around to see what I can find out.

Rikki said...

Yeah...so, I can't read. lol!

Pixie Hollow is scheduled to open Oct. 21, tying in with the movie...like I'd originally talked about. I thought it was early for it to be opening.

Rikki said...

Make that the 24th...geez...it seems like no one knows what date this thing opens.

Let's just go with it opens at the end of this month. lol!

Bret Caldwell said...

Thanks for looking into that. I really like your list of news and rumors -- very helpful.

You are right that there already have been sneak previews of the movie and the fairies. I was fortunate to see a sneak preview of the video a week ago. I feared the worst, but was pleasantly surprised. Definitely a cute movie with a fun storyline about Tinker Bell's history before Peter Pan.