Sunday, May 3, 2009

News & Rumors 4/27/09 - 5/3/09

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 Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station is closed once again, until the summer. It's supposed to possibly open again in June.
  • The official opening for Stitch's SuperSonic Celebration is set now for May 6th! Previews have been going on periodically now.
  • The fireworks schedule has come out for the Fourth of July holidays and as of right now, it looks like this: Magic Kingdom will host it's Disney's Celebrate America fireworks spectacular at 9 pm on the 4th. (It is rumored that a possible show may be added for the 3rd.) Illuminations at Epcot will be held at 10 pm on July 4th. And while the Studios hasn't yet scheduled a fireworks show yet for the 4th, it is rumored that there should be one.
  • The penguins from Club Penguin are currently doing meet and greets in the old Sorcerer Mickey location.
  • Legendary Imagineer Marty Sklar is officially retiring from the Walt Disney Company. I would personally like to thank Marty for all the amazing work that he has done in his career and life and wish him a very happy retirement!
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Celebration tickets are now on sale! The dates for the MNSSHP are as follows Sep 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29; and Oct 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31 2009. Advance purchase tickets cost $55.38 for ages 10 and up and $48.99 ages 3-9 (including tax). These prices are good for all dates with the exception of October 9, 15, 23 and 31. These dates of the 9, 15, and 23 will cost $62.84 for ages 10 and up, $56.45 for ages 3-9 and Halloween will run $68.16 for ages 10 and up, $61.77 ages 3-9. AP discounts are good for all of the September dates and October 1 and 6 and will run $52.19 for ages 10 & up and $45.80 for ages 3-9.
  • For MVMCP, advance purchase tickets will cost $55.38 for ages 10 and up, and $48.99 ages 3-9 (including tax). With the exception of the dates of Nov. 29, Dec. 4, 11, 17 and 18th. These dates will cost the full amount of $62.84 for adults and $56.45 for kids. AP discounts will be available for this event as well and will be available for the dates of November 10, 12, 13, 17 and 19 and December 6 and 8. These will cost $52.19 for ages 10 & up and $45.80 for ages 3-9.
  • Kidani Village at AKL is officially open! As is Sanaa, the new sit down restaurant.


  • The Prince Caspian meet at the Studios may be going away soon, maybe temporarily.
  • The JoJo and Goliath meet at the Studios may also be going away.
  • Up characters are rumored to be out around May 24th at the Studios.
  • There is a possible revamp coming to the Magic Kingdom afternoon parade. Recently I mentioned how Anastasia, Drizella, and Lady Tremaine will be joining in on the fun. Now it also appears that Jafar, Abu, and the Genie will be appearing. However, disappearing will be the Winnie the Pooh characters. The never version of the parade is supposed to launch any day now.
  • It's rumored that you might have to find your Imaginations elsewhere, at least temporarily, starting sometime before next summer.
  • It was rumored at the 20th Birthday Bash at DHS that the Sorcerer's Hat may be a thing of the past, at least that's what the Imagineers would like.
  • Some new rumors are coming out about Star Tours 2. It has been rumored that they may have begun filming some new footage recently. Stay here to keep posted as more may come out shortly!

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