Sunday, May 6, 2012

News and Rumors 4/30/12 - 5/6/12

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


Magic Kingdom

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates have been announced.  They are:  Sept. 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th & 30th; Oct. 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 28th, 30th and 31st; Nov. 2nd.  Tickets are on sale now. 
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates have been announced as well.  They are:  Nov. 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 25th, 27th, 29th, 30th; Dec. 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st.  Tickets are on sale now.
  • The Fantasy Faire Gift Shop in Fantasyland is expected to close for a short refurbishment May 7th through 17th. 


  • Tutto Italia and the new wine bar, Tutto Gusto, have now reopened after a lengthy refurb. 
  • Bistro de Paris will have a three month refurbishment starting from July 1st - Sept. 30th.
  • For those who are wanting to see a sneak peak of "Brave" princess Merida, she is doing random meet and greets throughout Epcot until her spot in the Magic Kingdom is ready for her to move in. 
  • The official line up for the Eat To The Beat concert series that takes place during Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival have been announced.  The acts include:  9/28-9/30: Night Ranger
    10/1-10/3: Sugar Ray
    10/4- 10/7: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
    10/8-10/10: Boyz II Men
    10/11-10/12: Smash Mouth
    10/13-10/14: Javier Colon, winner of “The Voice”
    10/15-10/17: Air Supply
    10/18-10/19: Gin Blossoms
    10/20-10/21: Survivor
    10/22-10/23: Hanson
    10/24-10/25: The Pointer Sisters
    10/26-10/28: Sister Hazel
    10/29-10/31: Billy Ocean
    11/1-11/2: 38 Special
    11/3-11/4: Howard Jones LIVE
    11/5-11/6: Blues Traveler
    11/7-11/8: Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX
    11/9-11/11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • A new attraction is set to debut in Fall, based off of Pirates of the Caribbean.  This attraction, called The Legend of Jack Sparrow is expected to take up residency in the former Narnia exhibit area.  It is expected to be a first of it's kind sensory experience with a chance to be enveloped in the four films.  This is not expected to be a simple, "walk through the sets," kind of attraction.  Instead, it's expected to be a sort of first-person experience. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • It's Tough To Be A Bug is now back open after a small limb fell from the Tree of Life, causing the attraction to temporarily close.   


  • This rumor has been around for a while, California Grill is still being rumored to have a major refurb in 2013.  
  • Also rumored to have a very lengthy refurb is Hoop de doo Revue.  This restaurant is expected to be down Oct., Nov. and part of Dec. 
  • Liberty Square Riverboat is expected to be down for a refurbishment from Aug. 4th - 10th.

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