Sunday, November 22, 2009

News & Rumors 11/16/09 - 11/22/09


  • There will be two Wishes Dessert Parties on New Year's Eve. The first will be a Dinner and Dessert Party. This one will take place at the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm and will include an all you can eat buffet. The menu will include things such as breads, fruits, cheeses, sushi, salads, pork, and beef short ribs. This party will run $139.99 for adults and $69.99 for kids. The second dessert party will be the Fantasy in the Sky party and is basically a regular dessert party in the same location starting at 9:50 pm. It will have desserts, beverages, and non-alcoholic sparkling drinks. The cost will be $35.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids.
  • Locker Rental prices have increased across the board. For the theme parks, the cost for a locker will be $7 for a small locker and $9 for a large with a $5 deposit that will be returned when the key is returned. (Which remains the same price as before.) At the water parks, the cost for a small locker is now $8 and $10 for a large, with a $5 deposit that will be returned once again for bringing back the key.
  • Wheelchairs and EVCs have also seen a price increase. For a wheelchair it's a $12 per day cost with no deposit in the theme parks, but a $100 deposit in DTD. For a length of stay rental, it's $10 per day with no deposit but a $10 deposit at DTD. For ECV rentals, the cost is $50 per day with a $20 refundable deposit.
  • Some restaurants are going to open up in the Magic Kingdom with the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays approaching. First, the Diamond Horseshoe will be open for a counter service lunch from Nov. 20th - Nov. 28th from 11 am until 4 pm and from Nov. 25th - Nov. 28th for a Table Service dinner from 5 pm until 9 pm.
  • El Pirata Y el Perico will be open from Nov. 22nd to Nov. 28th with operating hours from 11 am - 3 pm.
  • Finally, the Tomrrowland Noodle Station will be open from Nov. 22nd to Nov. 28th. This counter service restaurant will have a split menu. From 11 am until 4 pm it will serve American food and from 5 pm until 10pm it will serve up Asian cuisine.
  • Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian has once again been awarded the AAA 5 Diamond Award. This is the 10th consecutive year.
  • Disney is doing some construction/demolition work in Pleasure Island.

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