Sunday, March 22, 2009

News & Rumors 3/16/09 - 3/22/09

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.


  • There's another new exhibit coming to Innoventions. The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, sponsored by T. Rowe Price will offer lessons in financial knowledge. This adventure will offer insight into 4 key financial themes: setting goals, saving and spending smartly, staying ahead of inflation, and diversifying your investments. This should be a great addition to the park and is something that I think everyone should take in, especially during the hard economic times.
  • The Village Fry Shop in Fantasyland is closed and word is that when it reopens it will have a new name. From now on, it will be known as the Friar's Nook and is rumored to sell tropical refreshments when it reopens.
  • Iron Chef, Cat Cora will be opening a new restaurant in Disney. The restaurant will be on Disney's Boardwalk in place of where Spoodles formally was. This new restaurant will be called Kouzzina and will feature Mediterranean style dishes. The restaurant is expected to open in Fall 2009.
  • Dates for some holiday events have been confirmed. Holidays Around the World at Epcot are expected to run from Nov. 27 - Dec. 30 and the Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be present from Nov. 30 - Jan 3.
  • The Refreshment Port at Epcot in World Showcase is currently down for refurbishment. It appears that it will have a new menu as all signs are down, so no McDonald's will be found here anymore. The restaurant is expected to reopen April 5.
  • Disney's Magical Express isn't going anywhere....for now. Disney renewed their contract with Orlando International Airport through 2016, with an option through 2021.
  • The Fountain of Nations, which has been under extensive refurbishment for the past 3 months is now, finally reopen.


  • It's being rumored that in the new Celebrate a Dream Come True parade, the Villian's float may be disappearing. They could be doing this in an effort to include more fur characters in a prade that has very few.
  • It's being rumored again that the Apple Store may be coming to Downtown Disney. Rumors are flying that it will be taking the place of the soon to be vacant Virgin MegaStore.
  • The dates for next year's Flower and Garden Festival are rumored to be March 3 - May 16 2010.

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