Monday, April 4, 2011

News and Rumors 3/28/11 - 4/3/11

News and Rumors are gathered from various different sources. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken as such.


Magic Kingdom

  • The Tomorrowland Terrace is open for the busy Spring Break crowds.  It will be open from 11am - 4pm until April 26th.
  • A new walking tour has been introduced to the Magic Kingdom.  Called Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom, the tour it will explore how events in Walt Disney’s life helped shape the Walt Disney World Resort and the attractions within it.
  • Casey's Corner is now serving specialty hot dogs in addition to their regular menu items.  New items include a Chicago-Style Dog -topped with Tomato Slices, Dill Pickle, Chicago-style Relish and Banana Peppers, a Chili Cheese Dog-topped with Chili and Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and a Barbecue Slaw Dog-topped with Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, and Barbecue Sauce.
  • The meet and greet area in the Town Square Theater is now open.  Guests may meet with Magician Mickey and also the Princesses in this location. 


  • The Sounds Like Summer Concert series artists have been announced.  The concerts take place at 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m.  Artists include:  Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles, 6/12-18/11 Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees, 6/19-25/11 Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute, 6/26-7/2/11 Little Queen – The Music of Heart, 7/3-9/11 Frontiers – A Tribute to Journey, 7/10-16/11 Karin Lawson – A Tribute to Janet Jackson, 7/17-23/11 2U – A Tribute to U2, 7/24-30/11

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • New destinations have been announced for Star Tours II.  Of course Tatooine and Coruscant have already been announced. Additional destinations include a visit to Naboo, the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk, the planet Geonosis, and also Hoth.

General WDW News

  • Disney will once again be offering a discount for off peak dining hours at counter service restaurants at all four theme parks during the hours of before 11:30am or between 3pm and 4:30pm.  Between April 17 and April 23 guests can redeem a voucher for 25% off their bill with the purchase of any entrĂ©e.  The discount vouchers can be found on The Times Guide available in the parks and resorts, online at, the bottom of select merchandise receipts or the bottom of select resort quick-service receipt.


  • During Disney’s Social Media Moms event, a character of Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates appeared.  It’s rumored that Jake may indeed be meeting guests in the park soon.
  • Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca will be attending Weekend 4 of Star Wars Weekends  and Jeremy Bulloch, the actor behind Boba Fett will be there for Weekend 3.  

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