Sunday, August 22, 2010

News & Rumors 8/16/10 - 8/22/10

  • The Best Friends Pet Care luxury pet facility's opening date has been pushed back to Sept. 1st.
  • The Mad Tea Party is going down for refurb from Sept. 26th - Nov. 10th.
  • Night of Joy, a Christian festival held at the Magic Kingdom will be taking place Sept. 10th and 11th. The list of performers is as follows:
    Friday Sept. 10, 2010:
    BarlowGirl, Galaxy Stage 10:45 p.m., 12:15 a.m.
    Casting Crowns, Castle Forecourt 9:45 p.m.
    David Crowder*Band, Castle Forecourt 7:45 p.m.
    Group 1 Crew, Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
    Sidewalk Prophets, Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:15 p.m.
    Tenth Avenue North, Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m.
    Thousand Foot Krutch, Rockettower Plaza Stage 11:30 p.m.
    Chris Tomlin, Castle Forecourt 11:45 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010
    Day of Fire, Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m., 11:20 p.m.
    Family Force 5, Castle Forecourt 7:45 p.m.
    Lecrae, Galaxy Stage 10:30 p.m.
    mercyme, Castle Forecourt 11:45 p.m.
    Britt Nicole, Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:20 p.m.
    Smokie Norful, Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
    Red, Galaxy Stage 12 midnight
    Third Day, Castle Forecourt 9:45 p.m.
  • La Hacienda de San Angel is expected to open in Mid-September, with ADRs beginning for Oct. 15th. Until Oct. 15th, the restaurant will be in soft-open mode, with no ADRs required. For more info, read Disney's official blog post about the new restaurant.
  • The crane will be onsite at the Magic Kingdom for the installation of the Castle Dream Lights from Sept. 13th - 23rd.
  • Spectator ChEAR packages are available for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. The three different levels are as follows: Bronze (Free) – Gets you an e-newsletter which includes advice and hints for the best viewing spots along the route Silver ($35) – Gets you the e-newsletter PLUS a ChEAR Squad gear kit which includes a bag, noise maker and tee-shirt Gold ($50) – Gets you all of the above PLUS reserved viewing at the start line and reserved viewing at the finish with bus transportation in-between. Click here for more info. Finish Line Party Tickets are available for $35.00 per person by calling 407-WDW-IRUN.

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