Sunday, May 1, 2011

News and Rumors 4/25/2011 - 5/1/11

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


Magic Kingdom

  • The official dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party have been announced.  They are:  September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
    November 1 
  • The official dates have also been announced for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  They are:  November 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29, and 30
    December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, and 18


  • The British Invasion is going to be replaced by a new group starting May 3rd.  This new group is said to play all flavors of British music, not just Beatles-centric tunes.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • The official line up for Star Wars Weekends has been announced.  Here is who you can look forward to seeing if you'll be traveling down for this event. 
MAY 20-22
• Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
• The Clone Wars Special Guest: Dave Filoni (Supervising Director)

MAY 27-29
• Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
• Bruce Spence (Tion Medon)
• The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex)

JUNE 3-5
• Ray Park (Darth Maul)
• Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
• The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Matt Lanter (Anakin)

JUNE 10-12
• Ray Park (Darth Maul)
• Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
• The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Tom Kane (Yoda)

General WDW News

  •  Cirque du Soleil will be dark from May 15th - May 30th.
  • 512 Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside are going to be rethemed to become Royal Rooms.  Themed after the Disney Princesses, these rooms will include references to movies like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog.  These rooms are expected to open in the Spring of 2012. 

  •  Also, Disney announced this week that over at the Contemporary, this Fall they will be introducing Health and Wellness Suites.  These suites will include bamboo flooring, 100% cotton linens, non-allergenic wrapped mattresses, rainwater showers, and tea tree oils.  In addition, these rooms will be outfitted with cardio equipment and guests will have access to seasonal and organic fresh foods at the concierge lounge, can partake in yoga sessions and spa treatments in the wellness studio.This area will be located on the 14th floor and there will be 23 rooms in all.


  • Rumors I've head this week about Pleasure Island indicate that the remaining clubs may not be torn down.  These clubs may get the chance to reopen, leased under the specification that the club cannot reopen as what it originally was, but could reopen as something similar. 

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