Sunday, March 17, 2013

News and Rumors 3/11/13 - 3/17/13

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


Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun and Disney Channel Rocks are set to end April 6th.  No replacement has been confirmed.  
  • A couple of celebrities have been announced for this year's Star Wars Weekends.  Ray Park (Darth Maul) will be on hand Weekends 1 and 2 and Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok) will be there for Weekends 2 and 3. 

General WDW News
  • Limited Time Magic event for this week is at Epcot and it is a Disney Character Easter "Egg" Hunt.  It will last from March 18th - 24th.  Guests will get to search for hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters. Then they will be able to mark them with stickers on a special eggs-perience park map that will be available for purchase.
  • Disney announced that Downtown Disney will be remodeled into a new area with a new name, Disney Springs.  See this post for more details.  
  • Annual Passholders will be able to get RFID passes starting on March 20th.  
  • The minimum age to enter the park is now changing.  Now guests under the age of 14 must now be accompanied by a guest age 14 or older.
  • New bus stops are being built at the Magic Kingdom to add for additional capacity as well as the articulated (bendy-style) buses.  

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