Monday, December 26, 2011

News and Rumors 12/19/11 - 12/25/11

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


Magic Kingdom

  • The full menu has returned to the Golden Oak Outpost in Frontierland.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • From now until Dec. 31st, Disney will be running Animated Shorts at the Premiere Theater at the Streets of America.  Showtimes run from 11 am - 8 pm. 

Resort News

  •  The Samawati Springs Pool Slide at Kidani Village will be closed from Jan. 9th - Feb. 3rd.  The rest of the pool will remain open. 

General WDW News
  • A new race has been announced!  The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend will take place the weekend of Sept. 29th.  This is the first 10 mile race.  In addition, it will be another nighttime race and will host an after party for you as well as family and friends.  To make way for this race, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon has been moved to Nov. 9th and 10th, which will be the final weekend of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.  
  • A new teaser page has been introduced for the 2012 Campaign called the Year of More Magic.  The new campaign's full details will be announced on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve.  For the teaser page, visit  Strong rumors are indicating that it may culminate in an extra 24 Hour long day on Feb. 29th, for Leap Day, while I've seen others not so strongly indicate that it may be another year of sharing memories on the Disney Parks website.  (Like last year's Let the Memories Begin.)  Maybe it's a combination of both!  We'll find out soon for sure! 


  • Four new attractions may be slated for NextGen work at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  These could include Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Toy Story Midway Mania, the Fantasmic Amphitheater, and the Theater of the Stars (where Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage is performed. 
  • The latest rumor I've seen about Test Track is that the refurbishment will last from April to September and that it's new sponsor will be Chevrolet. 

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