Sunday, January 25, 2009

News & Rumors 1/19/09 - 1/25/09

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 Concourse Sundries and Spirits in the Contemporary has closed and will be replaced by Fantasia Market. This new location will offer more food offerings, in preparation for the new Bay Lake Towers.
  • Tricaratop Spin is currently down for refurb and will be down through Feb. 6.
  • Restaurantosaurus will be down for refurb starting March 3 - March 12.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat will be refurbed from Feb. 19 - Feb. 28.
  • The feature pool at Port Orleans Riverside will be refurbed from Feb. 2 - Feb 28.
  • Disney's Online check-in service has been pushed back a little. Rumors are now reporting it to be starting Feb. 1. This new service will allow you to check in online up to 10 days before your check in date. A packet will be available and waiting for you when you get to the hotel.
  • The Walt Disney Company is apparently feeling some tough times too. Disney announced that they are offering a buyout to 600 executives in the theme park and resorts division. All have until Feb. 6 to decide. If not enough people take the buyout, there may be some additional layoffs.
  • The Golden Oaks Outpost is now open! Menu offerings include: Chicken Nuggets, Fried Chicken Breast sandwich, a Vegetarian Flat Bread Wrap, Fries, and bottled drinks.
  • The Outer Rim bar at the Contemporary has been reopened after a refurb, in the same place where it was located.
  • Chef Mickey's is currently being refurbed, however, it will remain open through the refurb, as it is being fixed up in sections.

  • It's been rumored that the Stitch in the Stitch's SuperSonic Celebration will be like the characters that are found in Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor or Turtle Talk. Stitch will be part of the living character initiative.
  • Apparently, work may not be as halted as we thought on the new Monster's Inc family coaster that is supposed to be built in Soundstage One at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Survey teams were spotted there within the past week.
  • The Buy 4 Get 7 offer which was supposed to expire on Jan 24 should be extended until March 2009.

1 comment:

vgsmom said...

I would love to see a family coaster in DHS. I remember sitting in that movie thinking (as was everyone)what a great ride the door scene would make. Here's to hoping.