Sunday, November 18, 2012

News and Rumors 11/12/12 - 11/18/12

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


Magic Kingdom

  • A new Streetmosphere troupe will be appearing in the New Fantasyland section called the Royal Majesty Makers.  The Makers will include Sir Sterling, a retired knight; Lady Llewellyn, the royal etiquette expert; Tobias, a squire; and Bridget, a flirtatious lady in waiting.
  • The Diamond Horseshoe will be open for a quick service lunch until Nov. 21st and also Nov. 23rd and Nov. 24th.  Dinner will be served on Nov. 22nd from 11 am - 9:30 pm.  


  • Some information has been released about the 2013 Flower and Garden Festival.  Daisy will be joining the main entrance topiary display.  Mike and Sulley will be featured in the walk way between Future World and World Showcase. Mater and Lightning McQueen will be able to be found by Test Track.  Also, there will be an entire section devoted to the upcoming movie Oz The Great and Powerful.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Last year, Disney offered a Taste of Hollywood To Go and it appears they are offering it again this year.  On Dec. 22nd and running through Jan. 5th, guests will be able to purchase boxed meals to go.  The cost of the meals are $15.99, including a drink for adults, and $5.49 for kids. The meal does include reserved seating for Fantasmic!  Menu options include:
    • Cold-cut roast beef with creamy horseradish, potato salad, grilled asparagus and chocolate cake
    • Tuna sushi roll with beet and apple salad, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and a spicy pecan chocolate cluster
    • Cajun shrimp salad with beet and apple salad, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and mandarin orange cheesecake
    • Cold fried chicken with roasted sweet potato and baby spinach, broccoli slaw and blueberry cheesecake
    • Veggie sandwich with tomato salad, tabbouleh and chocolate cake
    • Kids meal: Turkey and American cheese wrap with apples and carrots with Ranch dip, strawberry yogurt and a seven-layer cookie bar

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is now available at the park.

Disney Resorts

  • The Spa at the Grand Floridian has been closed for refurb and it finally has a reopening date of December 17th.  The Spa will reopen as a Disney owned property, now called Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian.
  • On January 16th, the Spa at Saratoga Springs will close for a refurbishment and will be closed until the Summer.  It will reopen as Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort.

General WDW News

  • Disney has been sneaking peeks at a Dragon.  It is rumored to be part of the New Fantasyland.
  • Santa is meeting guests at Downtown Disney's Marketplace through Dec. 24th.  From Dec. 25th - Dec. 27th, Santa Goofy will be meeting guests.


  • The Holiday Comedy Show that appeared at DHS last year, may in fact, be coming back this year, this time to the Premiere Theater. No start date has been rumored, but it is expected to end on Jan. 5th.
  • Still hearing rumors that a completely new afternoon parade is coming to the Magic Kingdom by late 2013. 

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