Monday, August 15, 2011

News and Rumors 8/8/11 - 8/14/11


For those who missed my announcement on Twitter...I am moving here in the next few weeks to Albuquerque, NM.  With that being said, blog posts may be not as regular as they normally are for a short while.  I apologize for the interruption in posting.  Hopefully, things will return to normal here by October, after I get back from my Epic October trip to the World.  Thank you all for your patience as I move on with the next chapter of my life.  (Next stop after Albuquerque...Florida!) 


News


Magic Kingdom
  • The Halloween decorations will begin to be installed Aug. 29th. 
  • Angelica will see her final day in the parks on Aug. 20th. 

Epcot
  • The Yakatori House in the Japan Pavilion will be closed for refurb until Nov. 15th. 


Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Tower of Terror is now a part of Disney's Photopass System.  The photo must be purchased to be added, much like it does at Space Mountain. 



General WDW News
  • Magnetron at Downtown Disney's Westside will be closing on Sept. 30th.  It will be replaced by BLINK by WetSeal.  The store will sell apparel and jeans for women, teens, and children.  
  • Also, Apricot Lane has officially opened on Pleasure Island.  
  • The new monorail color has been announced and it is Peach!  
  • The Sand Trap Bar and Grill at the Ospry Ridge Golf Club will be closed until the 21st for a brief refurb. 
  • The Grand Floridian Spa will be closed for an 18 month refurb starting Sept. 19th. 


Rumors 
  • Hearing rumors that Test Track may go down for an extensive refurbishment in January. 
  • A new musical stage show may be coming for the Studios.  It may be replacing an older stage show.  
  • Jake from The Neverland Pirates may be replacing the Little Einstein in October. 


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2 comments:

The Williamson Family said...

You said rumor is that Jake will be replacing the Little Einsteins. Is that at HOllywood and Vine or just in general?

Rikki said...

Not being 100% sure (because I don't have kids so I don't visit the area) but I believe that there is a meet and greet outside of Playhouse Disney with the Little Einstein characters. That seems to be the area that's being pointed to for the character replacement.