Monday, February 7, 2011

News and Rumors 1/31/11 - 2/6/11


Magic Kingdom

  • Mickey's Toontown Fair officially closes on Friday.  
  • As a reminder, Mickey and Minnie will be able to meet guests in Tomorrowland near Space Mountain.  Also, the Princesses will be moving to the Adventureland Veranda.
  • El Pirata Y El Perico...that's the last time I will officially get to say it, because the name has now changed.  The restaurant has been seeing a little refurb and has now been named Tortuga Tavern.  The menu will remain the same, but there will new decor and theming.
  • The Superbowl Motercade will take place on Monday at 2:15, featuring Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers.  
  • Looks like Rumors may be true.  The Enchanted Tiki Room--Under New Management will reopen on March 27th.  

  • The Fairies will be making their new home here starting Feb. 12th.  Guests can meet Tink and her friends in her new Pixie Hollow area near Mouse Gear in Future World. 
  • The Yong Feng Shangdian shop in the China Pavilion has closed for a lengthy refurbishment.  The store will be closed through April 1st.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars Weekend dates have been announced.  The event will begin the weekend of May 20th and will also take place during the weekends of May 27 - 29, June 3 - 5 and June 10 - 12.  A few celebrities have been confirmed.  First is Anthony Daniels who will be there for the first 2 weekends and Ashley Eckstein who will be back once again as the host of the event for all four weekends. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Expedition Everest will be celebrating it's 5th birthday with a special party for Passholders on Saturday March 5th.  AP holders who want to attend the special after hours party must sign up.  The event will last from 6 pm - 9 pm and registration opens Feb. 18th.


  • Angelica (the character Penelope Cruz is playing) will be doing meet and greets with Captain Jack Sparrow in the Summer 
  • Angel (Experiment 624) from Lilo and Stitch: The Series could be coming to the AK for a meet and greet opportunity with Stitch, replacing Lilo there.

    1 comment:

    BooToYou7 said...

    Rikki- Do you know whether Elizabeth Swann or William Turner ever made appearances in the park?