Starting Today – Animal Kingdom’s Sundowner Celebration

According to WDW Magic Disney has renamed the Taste of Africa Event held in the past in the Animal Kingdom to Animal Kingdom’s Sundowner Celebration.Taking place from June 3 to June 30 2012, you will be able to find special events throughout most areas of the park.  The special offerings will begin after the afternoon parade, running through to park close.Here are some more details from WDW Magic:Royal Anandapur Tea Company will offer specialty food and beverages, tea brewing and … [Read more...]

Disney to Begin Testing Next Generation FASTPASS System

Disney is set to begin tests on portions of their next generation FASTPASS system according to WDW Magic. From May 1 to May 15 random guests will be selected to participate upon their arrival to Walt Disney World.  Guests participating will be able to choose their itinerary and FASTPASS windows for the Magic Kingdom prior to their arrival at the park. Their itinerary will then be e-mailed to them and they will be given an FASTPASS card embedded with a RFID chip that they will use to gain … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: Spreading the Magic

Walt Disney once said, "You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." It has been said that Walt Disney would continually tell his cast members, "The customer is king" and "every cast member is responsible for the impression we make." He also encouraged them to  "take five minutes a day to make a magical memory for one of our guests." Former cast members have stated that Walt would walk around Disneyland with a … [Read more...]

Construction walls go up in Fantasyland

WDW Magic is reporting that the construction walls are going up in Fantasyland as first stages of massive expansion construction begins. Construction walls running along the boundry of the Fantasyland expansion area are now visible from guest areas within the current Fantasyland. These photos from this morning show the wall that begins by Mickey's Toontown Fair and then runs along the edge of the current Fantasyland behind Pooh's Playful Spot along to Ariel's Grotto.In another sign of work … [Read more...]

Current Disneyworld Construction Projects – from WDW Magic

Disney has been really busy trying to refurbish their rides in the so called slow season. It was quite busy when we were there so I hope the unusually heavy volume is not interfering with these refurbs.WDW Magic is reporting on 3 Disney World Construction projects today.First one is Peter Pan's Flight exterior refurbishment. The ride is open but who can miss that scaffolding.Next is Construction walls starting to come down on the Crystal Palace refurbishment. Which was a big eye sore … [Read more...]

2010 Annual Passholder benefits now available

WDW Magic is reporting the new 2010 Annual Passholder benefits. It includes dining & shopping discounts along with pricing. It is a looooong list so be prepared for some reading. The new 2010 Annual Passholder benefits are now available. The benefits for passholders include discounts on dining, merchandise and tours. New for this year are discounts on several new restaurants, including T-Rex, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Sanaa, and Paradiso 37. You can view the full list here. … [Read more...]