Sunday, April 25, 2010

News & Rumors 4/19/10 - 4/25/10

News and Rumors are gathered from various different websites. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken as such.


  • Liberty Tree Tavern, Peter Pan's Flight, and Casey's Corner at the MK are currently undergoing exterior refurbishments. In addition, the restrooms in Future World East near Guest Relations are being rehabbed.
  • At DAK, they are currently offering Fastpasses for the shows Festival of the Lion King, Flights of Wonder, and Finding Nemo: The Musical through May 29th. Fastpasses can be picked up at the former Tough to Be a Bug Fastpass machines. Guests may hold these Fastpasses and still pick up an additional one for another attraction.
  • Fantasmic! dining packages are now available at both Mama Melrose and the Brown Derby for lunch offerings. Guests who purchase the dining package will be provided with designated seating for the show.
  • Guests who are members of DVC have a new way of using points. Members can pay for a one time assignment of up to 24 points for $15 per point to help complete vacations that may need additional points. For more information, read KidaniKatie's blog, The DVC Life. Complete details can be found there.
  • Dine with an Imagineer is back, for dinner offerings at the Flying Fish. Upcoming dates are, May 4th, and 18th June 1st, 15th, and 29th. Cost is $85 person plus tax. Seating is limited to 10 people per night.
  • The Eat to the Beat Concert series acts have been announced. Performances will be nightly at 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at the American Gardens Theater. Performers include:
    10/1-10/3 — Taylor Dayne, “Tell It to My Heart”
    10/4-10/5 — Kool & The Gang, “Celebration”
    10/6-10/8 — Sugar Ray, “Fly”
    10/9-10/10 — Taylor Hicks, “Do I Make You Proud ”
    10/11-10/12 — Air Supply, “Lost in Love”
    10/13-10/15 — Sister Hazel, “All For You”
    10/16-10/17 — Howard Jones, “No One Is To Blame”
    10/18-10/19 — Exposé, “Seasons Change”
    10/20-10/21 — 38 Special, “Hold on Loosely ”
    10/22-10/24 — Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”
    10/25-10/27 — Billy Ocean, “Caribbean Queen”
    10/28-10/31 — Starship starring Mickey Thomas, “We Built This City”
    11/1 – 11/3 — Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”
    11/4-11/5 — Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp, “Give A Little Bit”
    11/6-11/7 — Jon Secada, “Just Another Day”
    11/8-11/9 — Hanson, “MMMBopEditor's note: Um, so my 13 year old self just exploded in glee...too bad I won't be able to see them! I hearted Hanson as a teenager! :(
    11/10-11/11 — Rick Springfield, “Jessie’s Girl”
    11/12-11/14 — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, “Go Daddy-O”
  • While MuppetVision 3D is down for refurb (which is currently now happening), Jessie from Toy Story 2 and Bolt will be doing meet and greets near the entrance of Muppets through May 14th.
  • The ever popular Disney Dooney and Burke purses are now making their way to the DCL. Special purses are showing up on the cruise line, just for purchase exclusively on the Disney Magic and Wonder.
  • Have you ever wanted to own those Travel Channel specials that frequently take up huge chunks of time on your DVR? Now you can! Starting June 1st, The Disney Parks DVD 6 Pack will be released. The cost will be $49.95 and include: Walt Disney World: Behind the Scenes — An exclusive look at the park that made Orlando the nation’s number one vacation destination. Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes — A journey through the incredible attractions and entertainment experiences at the original Disneyland Resort. Ultimate Walt Disney World — A close look at the exciting thrill rides that make Disney parks so exciting. Disney’s Animal Kingdom – A tour of Disney’s largest and most ambitious theme park to date! Disney Cruise Line – Exclusive access to Disney’s cruise ships and its private island, Castaway Cay. & Undiscovered Disney Parks — A unique guide to Disney sites “off the beaten path” including properties and locations in Anaheim frequented by Walt Disney himself. A Blue Ray version will cost $34.95 and include: Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes, Ultimate Walt Disney World, Undiscovered Disney Parks. Also, single DVDs will be available for $19.95 for Walt Disney World: Behind the Scenes and Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes

  • Free dining is expected to be offered to Disney Visa Card holders starting April 29th and May 2nd to the general public. No word on what type of plan will be offered. Some are saying it will be quick service for all resorts and some are saying quick service for value resorts and the regular dining plan for moderates and deluxes.
  • Rumors are still abounding that Captain EO may indeed be slated for the Honey I Shrunk The Audience theater at the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot by the end of the year.
  • With World of Color opening soon at DCA, many are speculating whether the show will make it's way to Walt Disney World. Many believe that it would work at Disney's Animal Kingdom, but I'm hearing that's a no go. However, I have heard that some of the effects may be worked into a revamped Illuminations or possibly a replacement.


Susie said...

I'm all about the Disney Travel Channel shows! Yay!

I'm disappointed that World of Color won't open at DCA until after my trip. :(

Thanks for keeping us abreast of Disney news/rumors, as always!

Anonymous said...

Love the blog today. Do you know when they are expecting the announcement about the dining package? How does that affect you if you're a season passholder?


Unknown said...

You mean about the free dining package? I would expect we should know a few days before it actually gets anytime now...which version of free dining will be offered.

If you're an AP holder, you will have to purchase a package to get the free dining...which means you'll have to at least purchase a 1 day park ticket. You can't just book room only rates and get free dining. It must be included in package form only.

Hope this helps and if I was unclear, let me know. :)