Animal Kingdom’s morning Extra Magic Hours have seen the addition of Kali River Rapids to the line-up, at least through August 22, 2009. Enjoy a drenching ride during these sweltering summer months in Florida.
The Tomorrowland Noodle Station in the Magic Kingdom has now opened for the summer. Their Asian noodle menu is still available for dinner, but they now server American-style fast food like burgers and chicken fingers for lunch (12:30 – 4:00pm). Additionally, the lunch menu also includes Feijoda, a popular Brazilian dish – perhaps catering to the large Brazilian tour groups that visit in the summer.
Snow White’s new meet-n-greet at the side of the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT is complete. Guests may now meet Snow White and have their photos taken with her in a more proper setting with fresh, new landscaping and a wishing well.
After only 2 months of performances, Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration – a combination live/interactive stage show in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom – has closed for a re-work of the show.
The final performance was on June 27, and there is no information regarding the return of the show at this time.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. –
A remarkably lifelike Audio-Animatronics figure of President Barack Obama enters the spotlight in a revised and refreshed Hall of Presidents show that reopens July 4 in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.
The recently installed figure of the country’s 44th chief executive – which comes to life with recognizable mannerisms and makes comments that were recorded recently at the White House – is only part of an eight-month makeover so significant that the iconic attraction in the park’s Liberty Square has been retitled Hall of Presidents: A Celebration of Liberty’s Leaders. Other updates to the “re-Imagineered” attraction which has been entertaining Magic Kingdom guests since 1971:
- A re-programmed Abraham Lincoln delivers arguably the greatest speech in the history of the presidency – the Gettysburg Address.
- For the first time in the attraction’s history, George Washington stands and delivers a stirring speech.
- Developed with the assistance of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the show now tells a moving story of the bond between the presidents and “We, the People,” focusing on the chief executives who
have guided America through trying, turbulent times.
Walt Disney World guests are invited to a new nightly celebration at the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station, which will include a dessert party and an exclusive VIP viewing of Wishes, the nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom.
This experience begins Tuesday, June 23 and will be available all summer through August 28, 2009. The Party will open nightly to guests 1-hour before the fireworks show and includes a self-service dessert buffet.
Guests are encouraged to call 407-WDW-DINE to make reservations, as space is limited. Reservations will be accepted starting June 22. They are not required, but highly recommended due to anticipated attendance. Seating for walk-ins will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The price for guests ages 10 and over is $17.99 (plus tax) and $9.99 for guests ages 3-9. Park admission is required, and the Disney Dining Plan does not include this event. Payment will be required in advance for reserved seating.
The much anticipated arrival of Online Dining Reservations is finally here!
Travel Agents have been able to use the system for some time now, but guests may now make their own dinner plans without calling a long-distance number only to be on hold for several minutes.
Go to http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/restaurants to book your dining experiences. Or, as always, Mouse Unlimited clients can call or e-mail us and we’ll take care of it for you.
Finally, after over two years in the rumor mill, the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT is getting a Tequilla Bar.
The area formerly known as Case Mexicana is now the Jewelry Shop, and what used to be the Jewelry Shop is now under construction. The Kid Cot space that used to be in Case Mexicana is currently in the lobby of the Mexico Pavilion.
Snow White is getting a new shelter for her meet-n-greets at the Germany pavilion in EPCOT.
The area to the left side of the pavilion is walled off for construction right now, while workers build a semi-permanent structure for Snow White and the Dwarfs.
Construction is slated to be complete by the end of June. Meanwhile, she’s meeting guests by the lagoon railing in Germany.
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