Sunday, November 8, 2009

News & Rumors 11/2/09 - 11/8/09

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.


  • For the holidays this year, the New Year's Eve schedule has become official. Here's a look at the night's festivities for those who will be at WDW. At Epcot:
    • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth 7:30
    • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth special edition 11:40 p.m.
    • Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • At the Magic Kingdom:
    • Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! parade and street party (11 a.m., 12:30 and 5:40 p.m.)
    • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade (12 noon and 3:30 p.m.)
    • SpectroMagic parade of lights and music (7 and 10:30 p.m.)
    • Holiday Wishes fireworks (8:30 p.m.)
    • Fantasy in the Sky fireworks (11:50 p.m.)
    • Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • At DHS:
    • Fantasmic! nighttime musical special effects extravaganza (6:30 p.m.)
    • Live performances by in-park band “Mulch, Sweat and Shears,” back-to-back with a DJ at Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat. (Mulch, Sweat and Shears sets are 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.; DJ starts at 6:30 p.m.)
    • A special “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks show starring Mulch, Sweat and Shears (11:55 p.m.)
    • Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-midnight
  • At AK:

    • Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45 p.m.
    • Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Additional Fantasmic! showings have been added in both the months of November and December. Plus, many of the parks are extending their hours as well. Make sure to double check the schedule if you're going down during those two months.
  • Holiday decorations are now starting to appear at the parks.
  • Monorail Teal is now up and running.
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parties start this week!
  • You can get personalized Mouse Ears now at Mouse Gear.
  • The former Starbillias appears it is going to be reopening as a LittleMissMatched store.


  • It's being rumored that Space Mountain may be seeing previews as early as this week! Things have been seen running lately and the lights have been turned off.
  • The Lights of Winter, the canopy that can be found in the walkway to the World Showcase Plaza that's lights dance with holiday music, is rumored to not be included in this year's Christmas festivities.

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