Monday, October 25, 2010

News and Rumors 10/18/10 - 10/24/10

Hello all!!!  Welcome to another week's WDW News and Rumors update!  Enjoy and I hope you all have a great week this week!  


Magic Kingdom

  • It's a Small World reopened from it's refurb.  The only noticeable changes is that the entrance and the exit did indeed switch.  For a video of what it now looks like, click here.
  • The new Tangled play and greet has officially started in the former Storytime With Belle area. 
  • Pooh's Thoughtful Shop will be renamed to Hundred Acre Goods. 
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • The new Disney Channel Rocks show premiered.  It takes place in front of the Big Hat, right on Hollywood Boulevard.  Showtimes are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • DAK will be holding a special Halloween events from Oct. 29th - Oct. 31st.  Guests can meet characters in their Halloween costumes over in Camp Minnie-Mickey and also in the Discovery Landing Character Landing.  Also, guests will have the chance to do some trick or treating, mini pumpkin decorating, Halloween arts and crafts, and more over at Rafiki's Planet Watch.
General WDW News
  •  It finally appears that Pleasure Island is slated for redevelopment with the BET Soundstage and (my beloved) Adventurer's Club getting torn down. More information on Pleasure Island's refurb is likely to come out in the next few weeks. 
  • The feature pool at the Boardwalk (the Luna Pool) is currently closed for a few days for refurbishment.  The pool will be closed until Oct. 31st.  Guests may still use the quiet pools or they may use Stormalong Bay at the Beach and Yacht Clubs.
  • A new area in the Once Upon a Toy store has opened called the Wonderful World of Gaming. The store features Disney video games for sale and also allows you to play a few on Wii and Nintendo DS systems.
  • Over at Jiko, it appears the the fillet is no longer served with it's mac and cheese counterpart.  Now, instead Au Gratin Potatoes are served with the meal.  
  • Ocean Spray is now a sponsor of the WDW Resort.  Different Ocean Spray cranberry products will soon be for sale around the resort and the cranberries will now also be used in certain food items as well.  They will also be a sponsor for the 2011 Food and Wine Festival. 
  • The Disney Fantasy will set sail on April 7, 2012.  Bookings are available now. 


  • A new nautical themed restaurant may very well be included in the new Pleasure Island re-do.  It will be placed at the waterfront and is rumored right now to be called Mahogany Bay. 
News and Rumors are gathered from various different websites. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken as such.  

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