Sunday, July 21, 2013

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 7/15/13 - 7/21/13

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


Magic Kingdom

  • The Enchanted Tiki Room's refurbishment has been removed from the schedule. 


  • The Hat Lady will no longer be performing her show any longer.  She will continue to appear as a piano songstress.  
  • Sigourney Weaver has been added to the Candlelight Processional line up.  She will be performing on Dec. 8th - 10th.  
  • Spaceship Earth's refurbishment has been pushed back to Aug. 22nd - 27th. 

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Part of Sid Cahuenga's will be transformed into a MyMagic+ portal.  It appears that the front porch and lobby area will be converted to the service center, but the rest of the shop will remain will offering merchandise.  

Downtown Disney

  • Apricot Lane has now closed in Pleasure Island.  

General WDW News

  • Ospry Ridge Golf Course will be closing Aug. 11th to make way for the Golden Oak development.  
  • This week's Limited Time Magic will surround Christmas in July.  Guests will be able to buy Ear Hat Christmas Ornaments.  In addition, guests will get to purchase a special dessert at Tony's Town Square, a Santa Mickey Demitasse.  Or you will be able to get a holiday cupcake at the Main Street Bakery or gingerbread cones at the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor.  
  • Puma is now the official sponsor of youth soccer equipment for the ESPN Wide World of Sports. 
  • Some refrigerators at some of the Disney resorts could potentially have a defect in a handful of guest rooms.  These refrigerators have either been unplugged or removed all together.  It could take several months for the new replacements to be delivered.  (Side note:  I witnessed this firsthand, as my room at Pop had it's refrigerator turned off when staying there this weekend.) 

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K said...

Was all of Pop affected? I was going to call next week to find out if we were going to not have one for sure. It affects what food I pack for the kids!

Rikki Niblett said...

I believe it is. They are slowly replacing them, but the rumor is that it could take 4 months total.