Sunday, August 10, 2014

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 8/4/14 - 8/10/14

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


Magic Kingdom
  • The refurbishment of Yankee Trader to the Haunted Mansion gift shop is going to last a little bit longer.  (Ok, a lot longer.) It was originally slated to debut around October 1, but now, it's looking like it won't debut until January 1, 2015. 
  • The Haunted Mansion will see a closure from December 1 through 19. 
  • The "Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It" street party will have an amended schedule for August 12, 13, 19, 20 and 29.  Performances will only take place at 5:40 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • The First Aid Center will be temporarily relocated to the lounge next to Space Mountain. until August 19. 
  • A new test of the Be Our Guest Restaurant is taking place, where standby guests are given a paper FastPass, with a return time when you will be able to dine at the restaurant.  This test is only taking place during the lunch period. Dinner will remain as a table service location.
  • Club Villain, a dance party, will be a new addition for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It will take place in the Diamond Horseshoe throughout the night.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • The Frozen Summer Fun event has been extended. It will now last until September 28, however the fireworks will only take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting Sept. 5. Also, the Premium Packages are back on sale, for the weekend events only.
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights to run from November 7 through January 4, 2015.

Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • It's Tough To Be A Bug's refurbishment has been extended. The attraction was originally supposed to reopen on August 11, but it will now be closed until September 27. 

General Walt Disney World News
  • Characters from the upcoming movie Big Hero 6, Hiro and Baymax, will be debuting at Walt Disney World this Fall.  They will likely be meeting at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Art of Disney Animation.


  • There will likely be a surprise character during the Villains Unleashed event. 
  • At this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party's "Boo To You Parade," expect some changes to characters represented. The Winnie the Pooh float may be removed and Vanellope may take over Goofy's Candy Float. 
  • The new version of the "Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It" street party could begin October 4. 
  • Could the Yeti be slated to be fixed soon? 

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Kev said...

Mickey Darth Vader would be a nice touch, especially when we can expect to see much more of Star Wars in the parks, but it doesn't quite seem to fit in to the traditional villains theme, hmmmm.......

Now you've gut us thinking!!!

JB Meier said...

Nice post - love me some bullet points. I wonder who the Big Hero 6 characters will replace?

Hadn't heard about the Club Villain dance party but surprised they didn't do it sooner; sounds like a good time.

Unknown said...

JB: Big Hero 6 characters will likely replace Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope at the Animation building. As for the villains dance party, I think they are just now realizing the draw the villains have. Surprised it took them so long too.

Kev: if you didn't see today, they did announce that Constantine would be appearing from Muppets Most Wanted. I'm not sure if that was the rumored character of there's still one more that will be the surprise.