Monday, December 12, 2011

News and Rumors 12/5/11 - 12/10/11

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


Magic Kingdom

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin will be down for refurbishment from Feb. 26th - March 10th.
  • While it was known that Dumbo would be open in February, it appears that Disney is planning to open the entire Circusland, including The Great Goofini and the new Fantasyland train station. 


  • Katsura Grill in Japan has finally opened.  The quick service restaurant offers much of it's old dishes in addition to a few new items like a panko-breaded chicken sandwich and a cold ramen noodle dish with shredded crab stick in a sweet soy dressing.
  • The RFID entry system has been removed.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • The Backlot Tour will be closed from  Feb.13th - March 10th.  
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playset will be closed from Feb. 13th - March 10th.
  • The Comedy Warehouse will be back for a limited engagement at the Sounds Dangerous Theater from Dec. 25th - Dec. 31st.  The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special will present the best in improvisational comedy. Show times (subject to change) are 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. daily.

General WDW News

  • 2012 will be known as the Year of More Magic.  According to Disney in their information:  From exciting seasonal events and brand-new attractions to immersive new experiences and a special surprise announcement on New Year's Eve…there's a lot more than just Leap Year to celebrate throughout Walt Disney World® Resort in 2012.  Rumors are circulating that this could mean that the Magic Kingdom will be open for 24 hours on Feb. 29th.
  • Disney has confirmed that DVC is being built at the Grand Floridian.


  • There's a possibility that SpectroMagic could return in October 2012. 
  • In additional parade news, it is rumored that the Magic Kingdom may see a new parade in 2012.
  • Avatar may end up opening a little early in 2015.
  • Frontierland will be getting repaved in February, which will result in the Disney Electrical Parade being down. 
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