Monday, November 29, 2010

News and Rumors 11/22/10 - 11/29/10


Magic Kingdom

  • The Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for Dec. 19th is officially sold out.
  • The refurbishment of Astro Orbiter that was supposed to take place Dec. 5th - Dec. 9th has been canceled. 
  • Information has been released on the New Year's Eve Wishes Dessert Parties.  First there will be the traditional Dessert Parties which will take place on Dec. 30th at 7:30 pm  and 10:50 pm. and 31st at 10:30 pm.  The cost will be $39.99 for Adults (10 and up) and $21.99 for children (ages 3-9).  In addition, there will be a Dinner and Dessert Party available only on Dec. 31st and 6:15 pm. which includes artisan breads, fruit, cheeses, sushi, salads, seared tuna, beef short-ribs and carved pork. Dinner is followed by a wide range of desserts.  Cost for the meal and desserts will be $155.99 for Adults and $76.99 for kids. 
  • Speaking of being in the Magic Kingdom for the New Year's Holidays, we know what fireworks spectaculars will be shown.  On Dec. 31st, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season will take place at 8:30 pm.  In addition, at 11:50 pm, Fantasy in the Sky will be the fireworks grand finale for the evening. 

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • ESPN the Weekend dates are now official.  They are March 3rd - March 6th.  
  • It's official!  The new name for the new parade coming is going to be called the Pixar Pals Countdown To Fun!  This new parade is said to feature characters from A Bugs Life, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Ratatouille, Up, and Monster's Inc.  The new parade debuts Jan. 16th. 

General WDW News

  • A new section of the Mickey's Pantry store has opened, specializing in tea and spices.  The new section is called The Spice and Tea Exchange. 
  • During Kouzzina's refurb that will take place starting Nov. 29th and last through Dec. 14th, enhancements that will take place will include exterior themed signage and a new outdoor seating area, a Cat Cora merchandise area, and a functioning olive oil display. 


  • The new Tangled Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience at the Magic Kingdom has been delayed.  No additional information is known.  
  • Some additional rumors about some of the new enhancements to the new Hyperion Wharf area include five fountains that will have motion, a potential trolley line that may or may not eventually connect to Old Key West and Saratoga Springs, and a backyard BBQ themed around Orange County Choppers (which may move into the potentially vacated House Of Blues). 
News and Rumors are gathered from various different websites. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken as such.   


    Holly said...

    Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun sounds awfully similar to DCA's Pixar Play Parade... in fact, the theme song is Countdown to Fun.. hmmm...

    If it is the same or similar, I think it will be a much better fit for DHS. No show stops and water! Way better for the Florida heat :)

    Unknown said...

    I think I've heard that it is quite similar to the DCA similar, I think I may have heard they were bringing floats from DCA over.

    I did like the show stops though. I thought it was an interesting aspect to a parade. (Coming from a non-parade fan). But the water aspect sounds interesting. :)