Sunday, April 12, 2009

News & Rumors 4/6/09 - 4/12/09

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.


  • Animal Kingdom has a new lunch option. See Wednesday's post for a description and my opinion of the new way of dining.
  • Paridiso 37 will be opening in May.
  • The Star Wars Weekend celebrity list has now come out. As always, it is subject to change. The celebrity host for each weekend will be Jay Laga'aia (Captain Typho and the Clones Wars: Behind the Force will be hosted by Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka). May 22-24: Ray Park, Warwick Davis and James Arnold. May 29-31: Peter Mayhew and Matthew Wood. June 5-7: Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse, and Matt Lanter. June 12-14: Dave Filoni and Temuera Morrison. For more information, visit
  • There should be new live entertainment coming soon in Pleasure Island, unfortunately, not in the way of clubs. Celebrate Tonight! is coming and it will be a high-energy street party with DJs as party hosts, stilt walkers, and a party crew. All there to help celebrate birthdays, family gatherings, anniversaries, basically, whatever guests want to celebrate. It is slated to run from 5 pm until 11 pm, Sun. through Thurs. and 6 pm until Midnight, Fri. and Sat. It will be located in the West End Plaza.
  • Stitch's SuperSonic Celebration is expect to open May 10th.
  • Tren-D has officially opened, holding it's official grand opening on the 10th and it appears that the Characters in Flight balloon ride is supposed to open any day, after being pushed back to a date of April 10th.


  • The recent rumor that an IMAX theater might go into the Virgin MegaStore is just that...a rumor. Apparently, now it appears that it might be headed to some of the AMC theaters in Downtown Disney.
  • Raytheon is possibly developing a new exhibit to go into the former Fantastic Plastic Works area in Innoventions.
  • Now I'm hearing that the characters will not be returning to Liberty Tree Tavern in the near future.

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