Sunday, December 23, 2012

News and Rumors 12/17/12 - 12/23/12

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


Magic Kingdom
  • The line up for the Night of Joy event has been announced: 
    Friday, September 6:
    • Steven Curtis Chapman & Michael W. Smith
    • Mercy Me
    • Skillet
    • Mandisa
    • Matthew West
    • Audio Adrenaline
    • Moriah Peters
    • We As Human
    • City Harbor
         Saturday, September 7:
    • TobyMac
    • Francesca Batistelli
    • Newsboys
    • Britt Nicole
    • Group 1 Crew
    • Building 429
    • For King and Country
    • Jamie Grace

  • A new exhibit is set to open in the American Adventure Pavilion called The Kinsey Collection.  This exhibit will feature personal treasures of African American history and art.  It will open March 9th. 

Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • New characters will be added to Disney Junior - Live on Stage when it emerges from it's refurb this winter.  (The refurb is scheduled from Jan. 14th - Feb. 14th.)  New to the line up will be Doc McStuffins and Sophia the First. 
  • Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage will have a refurb from Jan. 7th - Jan. 11th.

General WDW News
  • The Premium and Premier Annual Pass discount will be reduced from 20% to 10% starting on January 1st. 

  • It is being thrown around that a new waterside restaurant will be coming to the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot.  Tapaz Restaurant is expected to break ground in Jan. 2013. 
  • Pinocchio may be returning to meet guests at the Magic Kingdom soon.
  • SpectroMagic may not be coming back now, as it had been rumored to before.  The rumor is the floats needed extensive work, so Disney may just create a new parade instead.  
  • Festival of the Lion King is staying until at least September now. 
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