Sunday, February 22, 2009

News & Rumors 2/16/09 - 2/22/09

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.

  • Pinocchio will have a new meet and greet area. Catch him at the front of the Magic Kingdom by City Hall. The meet runs from 9 am
  • The Electric Umbrella will be down for refurb from Feb. 23 - April 7.
  • Animal Kingdom has lost some performers. Pipa the talking recycling bin and Smear, Splat, and Dip had their last performances on Feb. 7.
  • Disney's Magical Express will cease delivering luggage for arrivals after 10 pm. If you arrive after 10 pm, collect your luggage yourself and then take it to the Magical Express area where it will be transported on the bus with you. Flights arriving from 5 am - 10 pm will be able to use DME in the normal way.
  • Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival musical acts have been announced. They are: March 20-22 – Davy Jones March 27-March 29 – Paul Revere & The Raiders April 3-April 5 – The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie April 10-April 12 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone April 17-April 19 – The Ventures April 24-April 26 – Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. Concerts start at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. except on March 20, March 27 and April 3, when the curtain rises at 4:45, 6 and 7:15 p.m.
  • Spoodles at Disney's Boardwalk will be down for refurb from May 11 - 23.


  • San Angel Inn is rumored to go down for refurb starting May 10th. No word on the scope of the refurb yet.
  • Epcot is rumored the be getting some new acts. Viva Venezia will be a new act inside Tutto Italia beginning Feb. 23 and it's been said that Remy the Rat will be appearing in the France pavilion at Chefs du France starting March 1st in a kind of Living Character Initative capacity, much like at Disneyland Paris.
  • The online check in service is still supposed to go live at the end of this month.

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