Monday, November 17, 2008

News & Rumors 11/10/08 - 11/16/08

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's something interesting going on in the way of new hotel rooms. Disney filed a permit to build a mock-up room for something called "Disney's Animation Inn and Suites." Some are saying there's a possibility that Disney could then be re-branding Pop Century to this new hotel. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
  • Disney has inked a deal with Verizon Wireless. This will then allow guests to access special features on their phone, only from the Disney parks that will help to enhance your Disney visit. Also, Verizon will partner with Disney for the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure.
  • Disney is testing out a new dining deal. If you pay $15, you get one all you can eat Counter Service meal. If you pay $25, you get two all you can eat Counter Service meals. This is apparently being tested at AK and the offer is apparently being solicited by email. We'll see if this goes any further, or if it's just a test.
  • Bolt characters should be doing meet & greets at the Studios in the Magic of Disney Animation. Bolt & Mittens should be appearing and Rhino the Hamster will be making special appearances.
  • Pecos Bill's will be going down for refurb in January. From January 11 - February 13, 2009.
  • The new quick service restaurant, Contempo Cafe, in the Grand Canyon Concourse at the Contemporary is open.


  • The American Idol experience is set to have full AP previews in January 2009, with the actual show hopefully opening the next month.
  • It's being rumored that Disney may release two new specials during the annual Christmas Day Parade this year, in case the Buy 4, Get 3 free promotion doesn't work.
  • I've heard that the Little Mermaid ride is apparently a go, for right now. The rest of the Fantasyland refurb is on yellow though.

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