Sunday, July 7, 2013

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 7/1/13 - 7/7/13

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


Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad will be down for a refurbishment from Sept. 30th - Oct. 20th.
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room will be closed from July 31st - Aug. 29th.  

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Play Area will be closed from Sept. 3rd - Nov. 20th.
  • Sofia the First has officially been announced as a meet and greet character.  She will be meeting later this summer over by Disney Junior - Live on Stage. 

General WDW News

  • This week's Limited Time Magic will feature Mickey's America Streetbeat.  From July 8 - 14, guests who visit the American Gardens Theater in Epcot will get to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy alongside a group of young performers in a display of display of hip hop, acrobatics, and percussion.  Showtimes are 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.


  • SpectroMagic appears to be no more as substantial rumors indicate that the parade has been junked and trashed, with a few floats remaining for training.  Rumors indicated the floats had not been stored properly from the Florida elements, causing significant damage. 
  • Rumors are indicating that the testing of the resort mugs with RFID chips may have gone well, because they are supposedly coming back, full scale.  
  • The California Grill is expected to reopen on Aug. 25th.  
  • Long Lost Friends Week 2 is expected to start on July 15th.  Rumored characters include Chicken Little and Abby Mallard, Brer Bear, Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, Robin Hood and gang, and Louis and Dr Facilier

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