Downtown Disney to add Splitsville, delays Pleasure Island makeover

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On July 12, Disney Parks Blog announced two additions to Downtown Disney (DTD) at Walt Disney World. The dining, entertainment and retail district will be the future site of Splitsville, a venue that will feature billiards and bowling, and Apricot Lane Boutique, a specialty retail store.Splitsville at Downtown Disney West SideSplitsville is more than a bowling alley or billiards room. Billed as “an upscale entertainment center that combines bowling with billiards, dining, music and … [Read more...]




Celebrate the Haunted Mansion at ‘Room for 1 More’ Merchandise Event

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According to the Disney Parks Blog on September 30, 2011, the Walt Disney World Resort will honor the Haunted Mansion with a special merchandise event, called ‘Room for 1 More,’ at the Contemporary Resort.We invite you to step through the graveyard gates of the Haunted Mansion cemetery, recreated with “ghoulish delight” at the resort. Here you can dine in a mist-enshrouded banquet realm hidden among the crypts. While organ music plays, restless spirits will rise to entertain you during a … [Read more...]




Around the “Disney” World – Main Street, U.S.A.

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For many, Main Street, U.S.A. is simply the entrance into the Magic Kingdom and a walk way towards Cinderella Castle and the rides and attractions on the other side.  Main Street, U.S.A. is much more than that, though - it's a walkway through time.Unlike Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom represents more than Walt's home town of Marceline, Missouri - it represents Saratoga Springs, NY, to New Orleans, to New England all in one seamless street.  From the beginning of Main … [Read more...]




Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom Park

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Imagineer Chris Beatty offers new details, artwork, a glimpse at the model of the ride’s elaborate exterior - and a new name for the ride.Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, a major, all-new attraction during which guests will travel with Ariel and her friends through their exciting adventures above and below the waves – all against a musical backdrop of songs from the classic film.Related articles'The Little Mermaid' Attraction Opens June 3 in Disney California … [Read more...]




Downtown Disney Construction Update

In November, Disney shared plans to re-imagine Pleasure Island and bring other new and compelling experiences to life at Downtown Disney. Today Disney Park Blogs shares with us an update.First, we’re excited that some of the new experiences we announced are already becoming favorites, like the newly expanded LEGO Imagination Center and AMC’s first Dine-In Theatre in Florida. The great news is there is more on the way.Recently, Orlando Harley-Davidson opened its newly expanded … [Read more...]