Tuesday, May 17, 2011

News and Rumors 5/9/11 - 5/15/11

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


Magic Kingdom

  •  Demolition walls has shown up around the Fantasyland Skyway building.
  • It has been confirmed!  With the refurbishment of The Enchanted Tiki Room underway, it's been announced officially that a show similar to the original will be returning in August.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Star Tours II is now in soft openings.  
  • On the official opening day of Star Tours II, the attraction will have a delayed opening.  Instead of opening at park open, it will open to guests midday. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • The Wild Africa Trek has proven to be quite popular.  Disney has increased the number or tours again.  Tours will start at 8 am and will run every 45 minutes until the park closes.  No word if this is a permanent change or just for the busy month of July. 

General WDW News

  • Wolfgang Puck Express in the Downtown Disney Marketplace will be closed for refurb this week.  It will reopen May 21st.


  • The Backlot Tour could go down for a refurb in August.  
  • Tinkerbell and Friends may be staying at Epcot even though the Flower and Garden Festival has ended, at least for the time being.  

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