Sunday, August 19, 2012

News and Rumors 8/13/12 - 8/19/12


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


News


Epcot
  • The Bistro de Paris will reopen with a brand new look, a new name, a new menu, along with a new, less formal feel. The restaurant is expected to be less stuffy with true French cuisine. 
  • The Boulangerie P√Ętisserie will reopen in a new area with seating for 90 and will also now feature salads and sandwiches.  Taking over the space of the Boulangerie Patisserie will be the brand new Glacier ice cream parlor.  The restaurant is expected to open in December.
  • Disney has released more of the Narrators for the Candlelight Processional: 
    Nov 23-25 — Geena Davis
    Nov 26-29 — Neil Patrick Harris
    Nov 30-Dec 1 — Whoopi Goldberg
    Dec 2-4 — Andy Garcia
    Dec 5-7 — TBA
    Dec 8-9 — James Denton
    Dec 10-13 — Jodi Benson
    Dec 14-16 — Olivia Newton John
    Dec 17-19 — TBA
    Dec 20-22 — Trace Adkins
    Dec 23-25 — Gary Sinise
    Dec 26-28 — Amy Grant
    Dec 29-30 — Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason

Disney Resorts
  •  Bay Lake Tower check-in is to be moved from the Contemporary to Bay Lake Towers. 

General WDW News
  •  The new experience, called Phineas and Ferb & YOU: A Brand New Reality, is going to be opening September 1 at Downtown Disney. The complimentary adventure will take place near Bongos Cuban Cafe and will allow as many as three guests to virtually interact with the characters on a screen, getting the opportunity to take part in one of 20 different interactions. This experience is expected to take place daily from 2 pm – 9:30 pm and will last until Dec. 1st.

Rumors
  •  The Magic, The Memories, and You is rumored to have a refurb starting Sept. 3rd.  The show is expected to be reworked into a new show and is expected to debut around the Holidays. 
  • The Character Spot at Epcot's Innoventions will be receiving a major redo.
  • The Winnie the Pooh characters are rumored to possibly be going inside the new meet and greet location that will be found in the former Beastly Bazaar. 
  • Stitch could be leaving Epcot
  • Mrs. Incredible could be leaving DHS

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