Tuesday, May 29, 2012

News and Rumors 5/21/12 - 5/27/12

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


Magic Kingdom

  • With Snow White's Scary Adventures closing on the 31st of this month, Disney has released the opening timeline for the upcoming Princess Fairytale Hall.  This meet and greet is expected to open in late 2013. 
  • The Magic, The Memories, and You Summer Edition officially started this week. 
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has reopened from it's refurbishment.  Not a lot has changed except for wider pathways, a little air conditioning, and some boxes that are expected to be used when Next Gen comes into play.  Also, the track appears to have been smoothed a bit. 
  • The Country Bear Jamboree will go down for a refurb from Sept. 1st - Oct. 17th. 


  • A new exciting adventure surrounding the upcoming hit movie Brave will be heading to Epcot.  Starting June 1st and ending July 8th, the park will be hosting Brave - The Highland Games Tournament which will be located on the pathway between Future World and World Showcase.  The games will include a Haggis Flip, a Cake Toss, archery, and sand castle display, a playground area, free wi-fi and more.  It will be open from 11 am - 7 pm. 
  • A new vegan marketplace is expected to debut for this year's Food and Wine Festival. 
  • The Food and Wine Festival's end date has changed, now ending one day later, Nov. 12th. 

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • The American Idol Experience will have a short refurb from June 14th - 15th. 


  • Fort Langhorn on Tom Sawyer Island is expected to have a refurb from June 1st - 29th. 
  • Fantasmic could be seeing a major redo in the near future.  If it does happen, expect it to go down for at least a year. (This rumor has been on and off for a while now, so take it with a huge grain of salt.) 
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