Sunday, June 3, 2012

News and Rumors 5/28/12 - 6/3/12

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


Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Square Riverboat will be down for another refurb from Aug. 4th - Aug 10th. 


  • New for this year's International Food and Wine Festival will be two booths, a Terra booth, featuring vegan food options including Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice and Chili Colorado with House-Made Chips and Cashew Cheese and a Florida booth featuring Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables and Crispy Plantains.  Also new for this year, on Wednesdays, Marketplace Chef Tours will be given with a walking and tasting tour where guests will be able to taste five marketplace dishes and 5 marketplace beverages, while learning tips and tricks from the chef's themselves.  Also, the Festival has been extended by 1 day, now lasting until Nov. 12th. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  •  Today began a party called the Sundowner Celebration.  This event is expected only last until June 30th, with events taking place in Harambe Village, Discovery Island, and Asia.  The party begins after the parade ends and will last until the park closes.  Events that will take place during the event include food demonstrations, a wine walk, games for kids, street parties, and DJ dance parties.  

Disney Resorts

  • After years and years of waiting for the Pop Century Legendary Years without them actually coming to fuition...Disney finally opened what is now known as the Disney's Art of Animation Resort.  This week, the Finding Nemo section opened, with the Cars section to open next on June 18th. 

General WDW News

  • Ticket prices have gone up at WDW.  A one day adult ticket will now cost $89, up from $85.  In addition, Disney is now offering a combined Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More option for $79.  Finally Annual Passes saw a large jump for adults and children making the total $574 for all.  For more info on this, check out my post with the specific details. 

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