Splash Mountain – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining Reviews and More! Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:27:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://chipandco-com.dydbvttjb4q.maxcdn-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Splash Mountain – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 Splash Mountain Closing End of Summer for Refurbishment http://www.chipandco.com/splash-mountain-closing-end-summer-refurbishment-266282/ http://www.chipandco.com/splash-mountain-closing-end-summer-refurbishment-266282/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:57:49 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266282 Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain will undergo a three month refurbishment at the end of this summer. The scheduled refurbishment is set to begin on August 28 and continue through November 16. The attraction is expected to reopen to guests on November 17. Click here for a listing of scheduled Walt Disney World refurbishments. Planning your […]

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Disney World Refurbishment

Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain will undergo a three month refurbishment at the end of this summer. The scheduled refurbishment is set to begin on August 28 and continue through November 16. The attraction is expected to reopen to guests on November 17.

Click here for a listing of scheduled Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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A 16 year old girl from California decided it was time to come out to her parents and brother. She knew for years she was gay and was never really worried about how her family reacted however wasn’t sure exactly how to come out.

The young lady, Gina, said she was never really the kind of girl who sat down and had a serious conversation so she had to come up with a fun way and then it came to her.

The responses were overwhelming and her parents and brother’s reaction was positive. Her brother and father said they knew for a while but weren’t sure. Gina said:

“I never expected it to blow up like this. This Twitter account was just my spam account where I posted random fangirl stuff but I decided it couldn’t hurt to post it and the result was absolutely amazing. People have responded saying I’ve inspired them to do the same thing, which I think is the coolest part of it all,”

What do you think about Gina’s way of coming out? Comment below! 

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Riders evacuated from Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom http://www.chipandco.com/riders-evacuated-magic-kingdoms-splash-mountain-239682/ Tue, 24 May 2016 03:02:49 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=239682 #HappeningNow: Splash Mountain ride stuck @WaltDisneyWorld MK, passengers evacuated, ride closed at the moment @WESH pic.twitter.com/VQeLJT4csx — Matt Grant (@MattGrantWESH) May 24, 2016 Reports are coming in that riders on Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom needed to evacuated earlier this evening. According to several news outlets a leaf fell on a sensor forcing the […]

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Reports are coming in that riders on Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom needed to evacuated earlier this evening. According to several news outlets a leaf fell on a sensor forcing the ride to stop.

Riders were then evacuated and the Reedy Creek Fire Department was called in to assist guest with disabilities.

A Disney spokesperson said nobody was injured and the safety measures did what they were programmed to do.

According to post on Twitter the ride is back up and running.

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Normally when people are at the Happiest place on Earth they are all smiles and happiness, expect one woman! Jordan Alexander was at Magic Kingdom with her husband, Steven when, even after endless promises to ride, he refused to go down Splash Mountain. So Jordan rode by herself and that’s when it happen.

“I thought it would kind of be funny if my husband had a memento of how mad he made me,” she said. “I practiced my face the whole ride. I wanted to get it right but I didn’t have a mirror, so I just had to frown my brow, make a face, and just hope for the best.”

So Jordan rode down the giant drop on splash mountain with the unhappiest face ever seen as the camera caught it!

They say humor like this ride is what has kept their marriage strong through the harder times.

Hilarious!

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Top 10 Disneyland Rides to Ride at Night http://www.chipandco.com/top-10-disneyland-rides-to-ride-at-night-227018/ Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:00:35 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=227018 Disneyland is a truly magical place, no matter what time of day it is, but the original Magic Kingdom becomes even more magical after dark. The music is louder, the scents are more fragrant, especially those of the turkey legs, the shimmering lights are brighter, and the tasty treats taste better. Many of the rides […]

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Disneyland is a truly magical place, no matter what time of day it is, but the original Magic Kingdom becomes even more magical after dark. The music is louder, the scents are more fragrant, especially those of the turkey legs, the shimmering lights are brighter, and the tasty treats taste better. Many of the rides are more magical at night, too. So, here are ten Disneyland rides that you should definitely check out at night on your next trip!

  • Jungle Cruise – Take advantage of the unique opportunity to cruise through the great jungles of the world after dark. There isn’t a whole lot of artificial light here, like on other rides, most of it comes from the boats themselves, and this makes the attraction seem more authentic. It really adds to the attraction since it is, honestly, not entirely authentic during the day. You may also end up getting to hear a whole new, more adult, script if there aren’t many kids in the boat.
  • Dumbo – Soar high with Dumbo after dark and you’ll be in for a treat. The ride area itself is incredible, the fountains which are beautiful during the day are now lit up in varying colors. This attraction also allows for riders to take in views of the beautiful Fantasyland from new heights.
  • Astro Orbitor – Much like Dumbo, Astro Orbitor allows riders to take in amazing views from new heights. Enjoy your flight as you are surrounded by the shimmering lights of Tomorrowland, Main Street U.S.A. and Sleeping Beauty Castle!
  • Haunted Mansion – I know, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to include a ride that takes place complete inside, but there’s a reason behind this choice. Haunted Mansion is already slightly scary in the day time, after all it is haunted, but there is just something about walking into a “haunted” house after dark that makes it even scarier.
  • Splash Mountain – Most of Splash Mountain takes place inside, however there are quite a few out door portions, including the climax of the ride – the big drop. As you float by the homes of Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear be sure to take in the amazing views of the rest of the park. The drop is even more amazing or even more terrifying, in a good way, after dark as well!
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Board the runaway mine train for the wildest ride in the wilderness. If you’re a roller coaster fan, and you like this ride during the day, be sure to check it out after dark for a faster and scarier experience. The mountain all light up at night is also quite beautiful.
  • King Arthur Carrousel – Carousels are almost always better at night – the music seems louder and the ride itself seems faster. It also provides riders with the unique opportunity to take in the shimmering lights of Fantasyland as they whiz by.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats – If you like this attraction during the day you’ll love it at night. Sail through the lands of Aladdin, Anna and Elsa, Cinderella and their friends, just like in the day time, but now everything is beautifully light up. It is truly breathtaking.
  • It’s a Small World – Most of this attraction takes place inside, but the short time that you are outside is memorable. This is especially true during the winter holidays when the ride is lit up with thousands of sparkling multicolored lights.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – Much like Big Thunder Mountain, the Matterhorn has a higher thrill factor at night – the ride seems faster and the yeti is even scarier.

What’s your favorite Disneyland ride to ride at night? Let us know in the comments!

My name is Miriya Whitaker, I am a travel agent with World of Magic Travel, a writer for Chip and Co and Disney Addicts, and I love to experience Disneyland after dark! I would be happy to answer any Disneyland questions you might have and to help you plan and book your next magical vacation! Contact me at miriyawhitaker@worldofmagictravel.com to start planning and follow me on Facebook for more Disney and travel information!

 

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If you’re like me, whenever you have Disney gift cards it’s difficult to throw the empty ones away because the designs are just so cute! Well, get ready for more amazing designs! Disney recently released new gift card designs that are now on sale at Walt Disney World. Check them out!

Conjure up some magic with Sorcerer Mickey on these icon-themed cards. There’s one for Walt Disney World and one for Disneyland:

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Next, blast off with Mickey and friends on this Space Mountain-themed card:

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Have a Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah day with this Splash Mountain-themed gift card:

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For the first time in forever there are Frozen-themed gift cards!

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Join Mickey and friends on a swashbuckling adventure with these Pirates of the Caribbean cards:

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And finally there’s the 101 Dalmations gift card:

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Disney gift cards are a wonderful gift for any Disney Addict and they are a great way to pay off your Disney vacation!

Which design is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

If you’d like help planning your next Disney vacation, and using some of your gift cards to pay for it, email me at sarasolberg@worldofmagictravel.com or follow me on Facebook!

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for December 2015 http://www.chipandco.com/walt-disney-world-refurbishment-schedule-for-december-2015-224505/ Sun, 06 Dec 2015 00:00:36 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=224505 As big Disney fans, we all know that from time to time, our beloved rides go out for refurbishment so it can be even better the next time we experience them.  Hey, even Cinderella needs some help from her fairy godmother to get done up for the ball!  Here is our most updated list of […]

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As big Disney fans, we all know that from time to time, our beloved rides go out for refurbishment so it can be even better the next time we experience them.  Hey, even Cinderella needs some help from her fairy godmother to get done up for the ball!  Here is our most updated list of scheduled refurbishments as we close out 2015.  Hopefully this will help you in planning your upcoming trip to the World!

One thing to note for those staying onsite – most of the Disney World pools will be closed for refurbishments due to the cold temperatures so be sure to check our list below to see if yours will be affected.

Monorail
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you are planning to use this form of transportation during your visit you should check to be sure of the best option available on your day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover: Dec. 7 – 10, 2015
  • Splash Mountain: Jan. 10 – 14, 2016
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: Jan. 18 – Feb. 11, 2016
  • Liberty Square Riverboat: Jan. 18 – 22, 2016
  • Mad Tea Party: Feb. 22 – 26, 2016

Epcot

  • Re-Imagination of Maelstrom: Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
  • Sum of All Thrills: Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015
  • Soarin’: Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Pizza Planet: Jan. 11 – Late 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Kali River Rapids: Jan. 4 – Feb. 11, 2016

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Annual Refurbishment: Jan. 3 – Mar. 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Annual Refurbishment: Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016

Walt Disney World Resorts

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Bay Cove Pool: Feb. 1 – Mar. 18, 2016

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • Surfboard Bay Pool: Jan. 25 – 28, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

  • Uzima Pool & Area: Dec. 14 – 16, 2015

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

  • Soft Goods Rehab: Jan. 22 – Aug. 17, 2016

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Exterior Repair and Painting: Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016
  • Luna Park Pool: Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, 2016
  • Flying Fish Restaurant: Feb. 1 – Sep. 30, 2016

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • Guest Villa Renovations through Spring 2016

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Old Port Royale – Path of Travel Impacts: Nov. 30 – Dec. 20, 2015
  • Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some construction noise: Jan. 3 – Feb. 28, 2016
  • Jamaica Pool: Jan. 6 – 8, 2016
  • Martinique Quiet Pool: Jan. 11 – 13, 2016
  • Fuentes del Morro Pool: Jan. 13 – 16, 2016
  • Trinidad North Quiet Pool: Jan. 27 – 29, 2016
  • Trinidad South Quiet Pool: Feb. 3 – 5, 2016

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Courtyard Pool: Jan. 16 – 19, 2016

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • Pool Slide: Feb. 1 – 17, 2016

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Sandcastle Pool: Jan. 4 – 6, 2016

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • General Construction: during this time, guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable – through early 2016
  • East Pool closed for enhancement; guests may see or hear work in progress from now through early 2016

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • French Quarter Kiddie Pool: Sep. 29 – Dec. 24, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Ol’ Man Island Pool: Jan. 11 – Feb. 29, 2016

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Grandstand Pool: Jan. 20 – 22, 2016

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Fitness Center: Dec. 7 – 19, 2015

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

  • Due to multiple general resort refurbishment projects, guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.  Refurbishment activities expected through 2017.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Concierge Lounge through early December

Buena Vista Palace

  • Due to multiple general resort refurbishment projects, guests will notice construction work in various areas.
  • Front Desk renovation – a temporary Front Desk will be functional – through Feb. 2016
  • Video arcade will close to make room for a new Grab and Go outlet – through Feb. 2016
  • Through June 2016, the pool will be unavailable. The spa pool, located in the main tower will remain open for all guests. Additionally, neighboring hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. will allow Buena Vista Palace guests to use their pools during this time. Watercress Café will be closed during this time, however, the one80 Sports Bar and Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • Guest room renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. Oct. 2015 – Dec. 21, 2015 and June 2016 – September 2016.

Disney Springs

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive – through March 2016.  Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from the parks and resorts to Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  • Planet Hollywood  Jan. 6 – Summer 2016

As always, this is the latest and greatest that we have, but information and dates are subject to change without notice.  Please check back here at Chip & Co for our regular refurb updates.

Hi there, I’m Myra and I’m a huge Disney nerd and addict!  I’m also an Independent Travel Agent at World of Magic Travel, the preferred agency of Chip and Co. and Disney Addicts.  As a travel agent, it is my job to be aware of refurbs that may affect your trip, as well as give you tips on how to make the most of your vacation.  I’m happy to help you plan your upcoming trip to Disney, at no cost to you!  Please visit my page or send me an email at myra@worldofmagictravel.com to get started!

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Top 10 Disney World Rides You Must Do Each Visit! http://www.chipandco.com/top-10-disney-world-rides-visit-97758/ http://www.chipandco.com/top-10-disney-world-rides-visit-97758/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:25:20 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=97758 When I was younger I was a big Disney World thrill seeker. I could ride Splash Mountain all day long, take the trek to the top of Everest every hour on the hour, and spend enough time on Rockin Roller Coaster to make Aerosmith question my sanity. As I got older and had kids my […]

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When I was younger I was a big Disney World thrill seeker. I could ride Splash Mountain all day long, take the trek to the top of Everest every hour on the hour, and spend enough time on Rockin Roller Coaster to make Aerosmith question my sanity. As I got older and had kids my ride choices changed. I would have to spend more time on family friendly rides and sneak off to ride Space Mountain when the little ones would be napping in the stroller. No matter what your situation the fact remains there are some rides you Must Do ever visit.

Here is a list of my Must Do Disney World Rides:

  1. Soarin’ – This virtual hang glider ride over California is located in the land pavilion at Epcot. The combination of sight, smell, and sensation will leave you breathless! Make sure as soon as you get off pick up a Fastpass to do again later. Did you hear it is going under Refurbishment soon?
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean – This classic ride located in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom will take you through a swash buckling tale that will make everyone in your group smile! You will also be guaranteed to be singing “Yo Ho Yo Ho, a pirate’s life for me” for the rest of the day! Now featuring mermaids!
  3. The Haunted Mansion – Head over to the Magic Kingdoms Liberty Square for this gem. The 999 happy haunts that live in this mansion are always happy to entertain! Make sure to spend a little time in the play area before you jump on the ride!
  4. It’s a Small World – This ride is a classic. Probably one of the most memorable rides at the Disney Parks.
  5. Kilimanjaro Safari: This scenic ride through the Animal Kingdoms menagerie is so incredibly awesome. Each time you ride it is a little different. You will see elephants, hippos, rhinos, lions, gazelle, giraffes, zebras, and so much more!
  6. Voyage of the Little Mermaid –  If you love the Little Mermaid your gonna love this ride. I have this on my list mainly because it is the newest ride in the Magic Kingdom. The ride itself is very similar to Nemo but with Little Mermaid Characters. Still a must do for little Disney Princesses!
  7. The Jungle Cruise – This ride is worth going on for the cast members alone. The scripts are hilarious. It is a great way to see some fun animatronics animals while you are entertained with a little stand up comedy! Watch out for Trader Joe… Did you hear about the Jingle Cruise going on now?
  8. Toy Story Midway Mania – Head over to Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios for this adventure through Andy’s room. Play interactive midway style games with your pals from the Toy Story movies. I can’t wait for the 3rd track to be complete!
  9. Space MountainNot much to say about this classic ride. For me it has stood the test of time and still kicks booty! Probably my second favorite ride in all of Walt Disney World next to…
  10. Expedition Everest: My favorite ride in all of WDW. Everytime I ride it I have to be in the front seat. The view from the top is breathtaking and when it goes backwards is my favorite part!

I have 2 honorable mentions. They reason why they are not in my Top 10 is because I didn’t want to load the list with all of the coasters. I still think they are something you Must Do every visit if you have time.

  • Star Tours – I liked Star Wars classic just fine but when they added the reboot I fell in love all over again. If you are prone to motion sickness I would avoid this ride.
  • Splash Mountain – One of the more perfect rides at the Magic Kingdom. Songs, Sights, and Sounds! Just a great ride. The only reason it is not in the top 10 is because it is closed and I am mad at Disney cause I will be at WDW in a few days.

So that is my Top 10 Disney World Must Do Rides. Would you agree with my list or did I miss something? Let me know in the comment box below.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for November 2015 http://www.chipandco.com/walt-disney-world-refurbishment-schedule-for-november-2015-222923/ http://www.chipandco.com/walt-disney-world-refurbishment-schedule-for-november-2015-222923/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:04 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=222923 Refurbishments at Walt Disney World are unfortunately a necessary evil. Hopefully, this Refurb list will help you plan your trip and make sure you will get to experience your favorite attractions! In case you missed the news Soarin’ is on the list of rides that will be down starting in January. Also Colortopia is now open in […]

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Refurbishments at Walt Disney World are unfortunately a necessary evil. Hopefully, this Refurb list will help you plan your trip and make sure you will get to experience your favorite attractions! In case you missed the news Soarin’ is on the list of rides that will be down starting in January. Also Colortopia is now open in Innoventions East in Epcot! Be sure to check it out!

Magic Kingdom Park

Monorail
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Now – December 2015
Liberty Tree Tavern – Jul. 6 – Nov. 21, 2015
The Diamond Horseshoe – Aug. 2 – Nov. 19, 2015
Walt Disney World Railroad – Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour – Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Dec. 7 – Dec. 10, 2015
Splash Mountain – Jan. 10 – 14, 2016
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – Jan. 18 – Feb. 11, 2016
Liberty Square Riverboat – Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2016

Epcot

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom – Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
Sum of all Thrills – Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015
Soarin’ – Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jedi Training Academy – Oct. 4 – Nov. 30, 2015
Catalina Eddie’s – Oct. 11 – Nov. 19, 2015
Rosie’s All-American Café – Oct. 11 – Nov. 19, 2015
ABC Sound Studio – Nov. 11 – 17, 2015

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Primeval Whirl – Aug. 17 – Nov. 12, 2015
Pizzafari – Aug. 23 – Nov. 17, 2015

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment – Jan. 3 – Mar. 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Refurbishment – Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016

Disney World Resorts

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Bay Cove Pool – Feb. 1 – March 18, 2016

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Surfboard Bay Pool – Jan. 25 – 28, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Uzima Pool & Area – Dec. 14 – 16, 2015

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Exterior Repair and Painting – Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016

Luna Park Pool – Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, 2016

Flying Fish Restaurant  – Feb. 1 – Sep. 30, 2016

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Guest Villa Renovations  Through Spring 2016

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Bridge Closure
The main bridge going from Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale will be closed. Guests may take a shuttle, internal van, or boat from Aruba to Bike Works.

Aug. 3 – Nov. 12, 2015

Old Port Royale – Path of Travel Impacts
Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some contruction noise.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 20, 2015
Jan. 3 – Feb. 28, 2016

Jamaica Pool  – Jan. 6 – 8, 2016

Martinique Quiet Pool – Jan. 11 – 13, 2016

Fuentes del Morro Pool  – Jan. 13 – 16, 2016

Trinidad North Quiet Pool  – Jan. 27 – 29, 2016

Trinidad South Quiet Pool – Feb. 3 – 5, 2016

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Courtyard Pool  – Jan. 16 – 19, 2016

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Sandcastle Pool – Jan. 4 – 6, 2016

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction – Through Early 2016
During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.

East Pool  Now – Early 2016

Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Computer Pool – Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2015

Bowling Pin Pool  – Dec. 7 – 10, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

French Quarter Kiddie Pool  – Sep. 29 – Dec. 24, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Ol’ Man Island Pool – Jan. 11 – Feb. 29, 2016

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Grandstand Pool  – Jan. 20 – 22, 2016

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

General Resort Refurbishments – Oct. 2, 2015 – 2017
Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.

Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable.

The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable. – Nov. 1, 2015 – 2017

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Concierge Lounge  – Through Early December

Buena Vista Palace

General Resort Refurbishments  – Through February 2016

Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas.

Front Desk renovation; a temporary Front Desk will be functional. Video arcade will close to make room for a new Grab and Go outlet. – Through June 2016

The pool will be unavailable. The spa pool, located in the main tower will remain open for all guests. Additionally, neighboring hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. will allow Buena Vista Palace guests to use their pools during this time. Watercress Café will be closed during this time, however, the one80 Sports Bar and Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Guest Room Renovations – Oct. 2015 – Dec. 21, 2015
Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. – June 2016 – September 2016

Disney Springs

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive – Through March 2016
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Planet Hollywood

Jan. 6 – Summer 2016
Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

None

Information and dates subject to change without notice.

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for October 2015 http://www.chipandco.com/updated-walt-disney-world-refurbishment-schedule-october-2015-221107/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 23:00:48 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=221107 Refurbishments at Walt Disney World are unfortunately a necessary evil. Hopefully, this updated list will help you plan your trip and make sure you will get to experience your favorite attractions! Yes, Disney has added Soarin’ to the list of rides that will be down starting in January. This will cause a lot of heartache […]

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Refurb Soarin

Refurbishments at Walt Disney World are unfortunately a necessary evil. Hopefully, this updated list will help you plan your trip and make sure you will get to experience your favorite attractions! Yes, Disney has added Soarin’ to the list of rides that will be down starting in January. This will cause a lot of heartache for those planning to travel in early 2016! Hopefully, it will return bigger and better than ever!

Monorail

Now- December 2015
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

MAGIC KINGDOM:

Liberty Tree Tavern  Re-opening November 19, 2015
The Diamond Horseshoe Re-opening November 19,2015
Walt Disney World® Railroad October 12-November 20, 2015
Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour October 12-November 20, 2015
Peter Pan’s Flight  November 2-7, 2015
Splash Mountain January 10-14, 2016
Tomorrowland Transit People Mover  December 7-11,2015

EPCOT:

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom Now-April 30th, 2016

Soarin’ January 4-Early Summer 2016

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS:

Jedi Training Academy October 4,-November 30, 2015
Catalina Eddie’s October 11-November 19, 2015
Rosie’s All-American Café October 4- November 19, 2015

ANIMAL KINGDOM:

Primeval Whirl Now-November 12, 2015
Pizzafari Now- November 14, 2015

Disney Water Parks:

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Annual refurbishment:  January 3-March 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park:  Annual Refurbishment:    October 4, 2015- January 2

RESORTS:

All Star Sports:    Grand Slam Pool    October 26-December 18,2015

Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House: Uzima Pool  December 14-16,2015

Boardwalk Inn:  Exterior Painting and repair: Now- May 5, 2016

Caribbean Beach Resort:       

Bridge Closure: Now- November 26, 2015

The main bridge going from Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale will be closed. Guests may take a shuttle, internal van, or boat from Aruba to Bike Works.

Jamaica Pool  January 6-8, 2016

Travel Paths  January 3-Feb 28, 2016

Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some construction noise.

Old Key West Resort:   Sandcastle Pool     January 4-6, 2016

Polynesian Village Resort: East pool and general construction : Through early 2016

POP Century Resort:

Computer Pool:  November 30-December 3, 2015

Bowling Pin Pool: December 7-10,2015

Port Orleans French Quarter:  Kiddie Pool: Now through December 24, 2015

Wilderness Lodge and Villas:

General Resort Refurbishments

Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.

Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable.  October 2 through 2017

The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.October 26 through 2017

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel :

Guest Room Renovations  Now through December 21, 2015

Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.   June-September 2016

Disney Springs:  Now – March 2016

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Planet Hollywood:  January 1-June 1, 2016 closed

I know that these announcements make some of us quite sad, and hopefully they do not ruin your magical vacation! Just remember that they are making things better for all of us to enjoy!

For more information and updates, contact me at kristenfuentes@worldofmagictravel.com and follow Chip and Co.!

Will any of you be affected by the closing of Soarin’? Let us know! This is probably the most upsetting of the refurbishments to date!

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Disney World Gets Even Tougher on Selfie Sticks http://www.chipandco.com/disney-world-tougher-selfie-sticks-212697/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-world-tougher-selfie-sticks-212697/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 15:30:58 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=212697 Not that long ago we told you about Disney World cracking down on the use of Selfie Sticks on the rides. Well, they have taken it a step further, there are now a sign posted outside of Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. There are similar signs posted outside of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and […]

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No selfie sticks

Not that long ago we told you about Disney World cracking down on the use of Selfie Sticks on the rides. Well, they have taken it a step further, there are now a sign posted outside of Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. There are similar signs posted outside of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain at Disneyland as well.

Disney has had to stop the ride because people are not following the rules. These Selfie Sticks can extend up to 30 feet. You can bring the Selfie Stick on the ride but you can NOT use it.

What do you think?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie dust

Maria

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