Sunday, July 18, 2010

News & Rumors 7/12/10 - 7/18/10


  • The Donald Duck meet and greet area is now done at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot.
  • Walls have come down for the Via Napoli restaurant in Italy.
  • Make sure to check the bottom of your receipts from Quick Service meals. Disney is including coupons again for discounts at certain merchandise locations during certain periods of the day.
  • The Kona Island Sushi Bar is a permanent addition now.
  • As I mentioned in the Bloggie Awards, Disney has announced they are working on a special experience that will be available at Kilimanjaro Safaris. See below for more details.
  • A new slogan has been trademarked for the Disney Parks. "Let the Memories Begin." No word on if that will be a tag line (Like Where the Magic Lives) or if it is more of an idea of what the next celebration will deal with.
  • Wishes Dessert Parties have been extended through December 29th.
  • Lots of Food and Wine stuff. First, the menu, as well as the different host countries for the 2010 International Food and Wine Festival can be found here.
  • Tim Rogerson, who created the artwork for the 2010 International Food and Wine Festival will be on hand for signings near the festival gift shop near Canada on October 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 and November 6, 7, 13, 14 between 11 am and 9 pm.
  • The Wine and Dine Half Marathon and Relay is now full.
  • On July 20th, you can start to register for special events for the 2010 International Food and Wine Festival. Call (407) WDW-FEST starting at 7 am.

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