Little by little, remnants of the old EPCOT (or EPCOT Center for those who remember) seem to be slowly fading away. Many will remember attractions such as the World of Motion, Universe of Energy (before Ellen), Kitchen Kabaret, and other older attractions no longer there (if these don’t spark your memory, listen to Throwback Thursday on the radio station. Maybe it will jog your memory). And while we can all accept that things must and do change, it’s sad to think that one of EPCOT’s icons may end up being lost amidst the change. Of course, this is only conjecture at this point. However, Disney Dining tends to hear correct. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Walt Disney World frequently conducts research surveys to receive feedback and help guide new experiences and offerings that will be planned for the parks. Based on recent surveys to Epcot guests, it looks like Disney is trying to determine Figment’s overall popularity.
Source: Figment May Be Going Away Based on Walt Disney World Guest Survey – DisneyDining
We’re actually inclined to disagree, here. But click the link and read the article yourself. Most of the references are for the Disneyland attraction. However, the same falls true for the same attraction in the Magic Kingdom at WDW. Let us know what you think. Sound off, mates!
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The attraction has a timeless appeal, and its greatest strength was its lack of storyline. But then, Disney added Jack Sparrow to the ride in 2006. Sparrow’s inclusion, and the intrusive manner in which it was done, detracts from what made the ride special.
Source: Jack Sparrow Ruined Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride
So how do you feel about this one? There are rumors in the wind about a luxury Star Wars resort experience. It would be GREAT!! If you remove the word luxury. There seems to be a disturbing trend of offering luxury experiences like this to those who are willing to pay. And make no mistake, Disney knows that there are plenty who will pay. But will this resort experience fall under the deluxe umbrella of the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian? Does that mean that travelers who can’t afford to stay at that level will never be able to experience this Star Wars experience? We’re interested in hearing your thoughts about this. Let us know what you think.
Source: BREAKING: Star Wars Resort Experience Possibly Coming to Walt Disney World – DisneyDining
We’re a little late this year. But it it took us a little time to regain some of the music we had last year. Starting Monday, we’ll start playing some holiday music to get you through your work week. Some in the morning and some in the afternoon. Then all day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So you can have it on in the background of any holiday activities that you have going. And as always, have a very safe, warm, and happy holiday this season!
We recently reported that the Walt Disney World Resort had closed due to Hurricane Matthew. According to the Disney Parks Blog, they will reopen 8am Saturday morning. It does not appear as though there is any damage in the resort that is being reported but we’ll stay close to this as we get the information.
Walt Disney World Resort theme parks closed due to Hurricane Matthew will reopen on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Disney Springs, our miniature golf courses, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks will resume normal operations as well on Saturday.
Source: UPDATE: Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Disney Springs to Reopen Saturday | Disney Parks Blog
Well, a lot of us were speculating but it was made official. It seems as though Walt Disney World will close at 5 p.m,. today and will not open Friday due to Hurricane Matthew. This also means that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be canceled tonight. Disney Parks has already been in the process of moving guests from the Wilderness Lodge camp sites into resorts.
We wish all the guests and residents down there to be safe during this dangerous time.
Source: Disney World closing early today as Hurricane Matthew approaches – Orlando Sentinel
Some of you may have noticed that we’ve begun to insert music from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party into the music rotation. Not only that, there is also a block dedicated to just that music on Mondays and Fridays from 8PM – 10PM ET through Halloween night! Are we missing anything that you want to hear? Let us know!