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Haunted Mansion Report

The Haunted Mansion reopened today, unfortunately we were unable to attain any coverage, but here is the great coverage WDWmagic had about the new additions and re-opening of the Haunted Mansion: SPOILERS BELOW Highlights of the Haunted Mansion refurbishment The whole of the exterior has been repainted and looks wonderful. A new red colored canopy has been installed... Continue Reading

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Now Open

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is now open for buisness inside Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. The just for children beauty parlor is accepting reservations now at (407) WDW-DINE, and reservations fill up very fast! Continue Reading

Two New Pin Events

Disney Pin Traders will be happy to know that WDW will host two pin trading events next year. The first event, Expedition:PINS, will take place at Animal Kingdom on May 3, 2008. The second event will be the annual event for Epcot from September 5-7, 2008. The theme for the event will be PTU: School... Continue Reading

Nine Dragons Refurbishment

The Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China pavillion of World Showcase is closing for refurbishment and a complete overhaul from 1/6- 7/31/2008. The restaurant will be changed, including menu and building changes during that time, but it remains unclear if the name will remain. We will have more on this as it becomes available. Continue Reading

Laugh Floor Update

It seems the new changes in the look and scripting of The Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor at the Magic Kingdom is finally getting some attention. I first noticed the adapted script and the smoother runiing animation at the Pirate and Princess party on August 15th. The revised show is a vast improvement and now makes the... Continue Reading

Haunted Mansion Press Release

Making the Haunts Even Happier That old, creepy, uninhabited mansion — you know, the one where you sometimes hear mysterious sounds and see eerie apparitions? I think something’s going on up there. Ever since June, I seem to hear weird noises in the dead of night … noises suspiciously like hammering and sawing. But none... Continue Reading

Make Way, VMK!!!

Virtual Magic Kingdom central insode the Main Street Cinema at the Magic Kingdom is about to be a thing of the past. Permits have been filed to remove certain pieces of the interior, but it remains unclear just what is leaving. One thing is for sure, the VMK will no longer have a home on... Continue Reading

Mystery Pin Machine

Mickey’s Mystery Pin Machine makes its debut on Thursday, Sept. 6 at MouseGear located at Epcot®. More than a year in the making, this new pin machine will feature three, open edition pin collections – Puzzle, Pirate and Disney-Pixar. Each mini-collection will contain five pins each. Play is $5.00 per game which includes tax. Guests... Continue Reading

HM Spoiler Report

Some lucky guests were able to ride the Haunted Mansion last night, here are the now confirmed changes: -The stretching room has recieved some big upgrades. The Gargoyles in the room now turn their heads, and when the lights go out, it appears that bats are flying around the room. Bursts of air are now... Continue Reading

Fastpass for a Price

In a new article on Jim Hill Media, it has been reported that Disney has patented a new fastpass system. The new system would work with mobile devices and Disney distributed devices to do away with the use of paper and park passes in the system. Guests would electronically recieve their fastpass tickets and just... Continue Reading

The End Of Originality

Recent additions to WDW theme parks such as Stich’s Great Escape, Turtle Talk with Cruch, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, and The Grand Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros are stirring up controversy because they are all based on Disney characters and movies.  In this week’s issue, Tom Corless takes a look at this recent imagineering trend... Continue Reading

We All Scream For…

The new Fountainview Ice Cream location at Epcot has been doing so well that it’s hours of operation have been increased to 12:30pm-8:30pm. We may never see breakfast at the Fountainview again unless the sometimes cold winter months slow buisness down at the Ice Cream Parlor. Continue Reading

O! pening

The new version of O Canada! opened over the weekend at Epcot’s Canada Pavillion. The new version is hosted by Martin Short and is much funnier, entertaining, and contemporary according to reviews and my own personal assesment. For those of you who loved it, the theme song has remained, although it is now a pop... Continue Reading

New Hat Effects

The new lighting effects have finally debuted at the Sorcerer’s Hat in the Disney MGM Studios. New strobe lights have appeared on the large stars on the hat and twinkle in patterns after the day turns to night. The new effects are a great addition, look great, and most certainly prove that the Sorcerer’s Hat... Continue Reading

Goodbye Alfredo’s

Today is the last day of operation at Alfredo’s Di Roma in Epcot’s World Showcase. The Italy pavillion’s only eatery has been serving guests since October 1st, 1982. The restaurant opens tomorrow under a new name after almost 25 years of operation. Continue Reading

Another Character Buffet

Today at Animal Kingdom, the Tusker House closed to begin it’s major dining changes. The location is being changed over to a character buffet and is scheduled to open once again about the same time the new Yak and Yeti Restaurant opens in the park in November. The buffet will be open for three meals... Continue Reading

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