Sunday, November 1, 2009

News & Rumors 10/26/09 - 11/1/09

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 Friar's Nook counter service restaurant in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is now going to be open seasonally, only opening when the park is busy enough to warrant it being open.
  • Typhoon Lagoon has started it's annual refurbishment a little earlier than originally thought, closing late last week for the season due to some in park malfunctions.
  • Some Epcot Flower and Garden Festival information has been released. Next year's festivities will start March 3rd and last through May 16th. This year's main front topiary will feature the characters camping. For more detailed information on what's new and other highlights, check out this link.
  • Last week, all heck broke loose as WDW returned their dining reservations back to 180 days. They are also supposed to be releasing park hours 180 days in advance as well again.
  • The meet & greet area for Princess Tiana is located behind the Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe under a gazebo.
  • Facinating new info was announced about the Disney Dream. For more information, visit here.


  • It's likely that there will be a special New Year's Eve Wishes Dessert party available at the Magic Kingdom. Dinner is likely to be included in the price.
  • I'm hearing that not a lot that's noticeable has changed in the Space Mountain refurb. What was once supposed to be a complete overhaul was affected greatly by budget cuts. The track has only been replaced in certain worn spots, the entrance queue and load area have been enhanced and there will be on-ride photo opportunities. Other than that, many who were expecting a great change will likely be disappointed. (Although those who didn't want much to change will likely be thrilled.)
  • It's being said that the rumor I had reported about new fleet of boats being added at Living with the Land may be true. It's being rumored that the attraction may go down again around the beginning of next year to fix the attraction and the boats so that they will work together in the ride.

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