Sunday, October 23, 2011

News and Rumors 10/17/11 - 10/23/11



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

News


Magic Kingdom
  • The castle show Cinderella's Holiday Wish will begin on Nov. 4th and will run to Dec. 30th.  Showtimes will be at 7:15 pm on Nov. 4th and 5th and at 6:15 every other night. 
  • Disney is testing a Fastpass to guests for a reserved viewing area in the Hub for the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade.  These Fastpasses will be given out at random until early Nov.  (I've read Nov. 12th.)  No word on what this test may or may not lead to.
  • The Magic, The Memories, and You will have a Holiday themed addition starting on Nov. 8th.  It appears that this will be shown both for regular guests and for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights.  


Epcot
  • Chita Rivera is the final celebrity announced for Candlelight Processional.  She will perform on Dec. 16th - 18th. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • The Tropicals' last performance has been pushed back to Nov. 19th. 



Rumors  
  • Still hearing rumors that Test Track will be closed next year for a MAJOR rehaul.  The new piece of information, the queue will be updated as well and it will include a NextGen Queue.  
  • Also rumored to get a NextGen Queue, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. 
  • Still hearing that Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates is expected to come in Nov. for breakfast and lunch at Hollywood and Vine. 
  • The Winnie the Pooh meet and greet in the UK is expected to be themed after Christopher Robin's bedroom.  
  • Rapunzel is expected to get her own area in Italy.  (Of all places...)


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5 comments:

Dennis said...

Nice update as usual Rikki!

Kathy said...

I had no idea Rapunzel was Italian!!

Rikki said...

She's not. I'm pretty sure she's a German fairy tale. That's why it's kind of a strange place to put her.

curls said...

Yay! Next gen queue for Thunder mountain! Although I find the queue quite interesting as it is with all those nick naks dotted around :-)

Miguel R said...

On the topic of Thunder Mountain, I experienced it at night time as suggested on the BOGP. So worth the wait!