Monthly Events Updated for March/April 2013
Magic Kingdom: New Fantasyland adds to the fun for Disney Guests.
Downtown Disney: You’re in luck this St. Patrick’s Day with even more fun at Pleasure Island.
Epcot:Feel the flower power at a groovy concert series.
Resort Stays: Stay with Disney Royal Friends at new Story Book Rooms.
New 3D videos added
We have released the following videos in 3D:
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (2011) 3D,
Disney's Polynesian Resort (2011) 3D,
Epcot New Years Eve 2011 Fireworks 1080P 3D and
Disney's Boardwalk Resort and Villas (Xmas 2011) 3D.
New 3D videos added
We have stepped up to an all new 3D camcorder to continue taking all of those great Disney videos. We have released the following videos in 3D:
Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, New Fantasyland Construction Video Sept 2011, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2011, Main Street Electrical Parade 2011, Expedition Everest , Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Boo To You Parade 2011 and Happy HalloWishes 2011.
Monthly Events Updated for January/February 2012
Magic Kingdom: Calling all sorcerers for new interactive experience.
Disney Sports:Runners ready for marathon weekend; Speed seekers delight with new speedway offering.
Resort Stays: Stay with Disney Royal Friends at new Story Book Rooms.
Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
While at the MNSSHP, there was a storm brewing just east of the magic kingdom and the lighting can be seen in the distance. Not a big deal except when it hits the castle (or just behind it). I managed to catch a one in a life time lighting bolt hitting just behind the castle is a single frame of video. I have captured the frame in HD.
Monthly Events Updated for September/October 2011
Magic Kingdom: Night of Joy talent musically diverse and vastly talented. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns Sept. 13.
Epcot:Pre-Kickoff to Food & Wine Fest sets stage for lineup of ‘premium events. New fun cooking for 16th Food & Wine Festival. Eat to the Beat concerts serve up a heaping side dish for the ears.
Resort Stays: Select Magic Your Way vacation packages include dining ‘on the Mouse’.
Golden Oak - Live at Disney World
Golden Oak will initially consist of three types of single-family homes: Village, Estate and Grand Estate Homes. Village Homes will capture the romantic look of a Mediterranean village on homesites up to one-quarter acre. Estate Homes, on approximately one-half acre homesites, will offer a variety of architectural styles including Tuscan, Spanish Revival, Venetian, Italianate, Dutch Colonial and Island Colonial. At up to three-quarters acre in size, Grand Estate Homes will include architectural styles consistent with Estate Homes and will accommodate the needs of large families. Home prices start at $1.4 million.
Monthly Events Updated for July/August 2011
Art of Animation:Royal Rooms and new suites celebrating animation coming in 2012
Epcot:Foodies will be on the phone Aug. 16, 2011, to gobble up tickets for specialty events at 16th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival; Sounds Like Summer concert series heats up in July; Guests loving ‘British Revolution’.
Downtown Disney:LEGO Imagination Center adds space, ‘pizzazz’
Disney Dining Plan Price Increase
Just like the tickets, prices for the Disney Dining Plans are going up as well. The Quick Service Plans did not go up in price this year but they did drop the snacks from 2 to 1 per day. The most popular plan is the standard dining plan and has now been raised to $51.54 per night and no more peak vs non-peak pricing...now they rip you off all year long...;)
Resort prices updated -- Complete
Finally completed entering the rates into the database. Glad I dont have to do that for another year! Fixed the Resort Prices page as well.
Resort prices updated -- Part 2
Ok...so last week we updated the database to add in all of the prices for the various room levels. Well...these were 2011 prices...DOH!...well the 2012 prices are now in. Most of the resorts have been updated except Poly, GF, DVC resorts and YBC. Only thing I can say...Can Disney please add just a few more room types...I mean seriously how crazy...
Resort prices updated -- Part 1
Disney once again raises prices of their various room levels. We have started updating the prices and have updated the rates control to allow you to select room type. All value, all moderates, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness lodge have been updated.
June is price increase month at WDW
Disney once again raises prices of their various ticket options. A single day adult ticket with tax now tops $90.00. A single day adult ticket increased to $85.00, an increase of $3.00 (4%) and a child ticket increases $5.00 (7%) to 79.00 plus tax. Generally the are going up $3.00 per day for an adult and $5.00 per day for those 3-9. So a 5 day pass is increasing approx $15.00 per adult and $25.00 per child 3-9. Also, resort rates are increasing as well...we will have those uploaded to the database this weekeknd.
Monthly Events Updated for May/June 2011
Disney Studios: Star Wars Weekends return May 20-June 12, 2011; New character meet-and-greets coming in May and June.
Epcot:18th Flower & Garden Festival races to checkered-flag finish with "Cars 2" stars as event celebrates Pixar's 25th anniversary.
Magic Kingdom: Tickets for Night of Joy 2011 on sale in May
Let The Memories Begin
Disney guests will become the stars of a nightly spectacular when photos taken in the park during the day become larger-than-life projections on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort or “it’s a small world” at Disneyland Resort. This groundbreaking new experience will celebrate the family vacation memories created in Disney theme parks every day.
New Fresh A-Peel restaurant in Downtown Disney Marketplace.
Featuring a nutritious and delicious array of hot-off-the-grill items and chef-prepared salads and wraps, as well as gluten-free cupcakes and bakery treats. Check out the restaurant database for complete menu listing and prices
New Pollo Campero restaurant in Downtown Disney Marketplace.
A quick service restaurant that features fried chicken, salads, sandwiches and other selections...all with a latin influence. Check out the restaurant database for complete menu listing and prices
Newly remodeled La Cantina de San Angel restaurant in the Mexico Pavilion.
This lagoon-front cantina serves nachos, tacos and burritos - plus churros, flan and frozen margaritas. Check out the restaurant database for complete menu listing and prices
Newly remodeled La Hacienda de San Angel restaurant in the Mexico Pavilion.
Old World hospitality abounds at La Hacienda de San Angel. Indulge in the smoky flavors of southern Mexico while fireworks burst above World Showcase Lagoon. Check out the restaurant database for complete menu listing and prices
Downtown Disney Hyperion Wharf
Work will soon begin on a completely re-imagined Pleasure Island and other one-of-a-kind experiences as Walt Disney World Resort continues to bring new stories to life at Downtown Disney. Scheduled to be completed by late 2013/early 2014
Wild Animal Trek at Animal Kingdom - Opening 2011
A ravine of menacing-looking crocs, pools of hippos, bushwalks along untracked terrain and other thrills await guests on Wild Africa Trek, a unique wildlife experience scheduled to launch in early 2011 into the deepest, most-remote reaches of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Check out the information for pricing and other restrictions for the tour.
Disney raises prices on all 5 dining plans.
Disney has release the prices for the 5 Disney Dining plans for 2011. Just like the ticket prices at the beginning of the month, they are going up. Depending on the plan, it is anywhere form 4 to 10 dollars per day for an adult. Child prices are the same or just up slightly. When the plan first started, it was a bargin to use the dining plan, with these new level of prices, it is starting to be very questionable as to if the plans are worth it anymore. The quick service plan is almost the price on the standard dining plan just a few years ago. It almost seems as if the only reason to do the plan is out of convenience.
The Restaurant Database has been updated for 2011.
Disney removes various locations from the plan for 2011.
Updating the restaurant DB, the following have been added/removed from the plan: Seashore Sweets(QS), Crockett's Tavern(QS), Cap'n Jack's Restaurant(TS), Big River Grille & Brewing Works(TS), Garden Grill Restaurant(TS), Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe(QS), Le Cellier Steakhouse(becomes signature on 3/1), Kouzzina by Cat Cora(Added), Sommerfest(Added) .
Disney raises prices on all theme park admission tickets.
Disney announces rate hikes for all theme park admission tickets. For those keeping count, a single day ticket rose $3.00 to $82.00 per day plas tax. With tax $87.33. While all theme park tickets rose, the child ticket rose more than adults. Even annual passes got hiked as well.
New Via Napoli restaurant in Italy Pavilion.
The casual pizzeria will feature wood-burning ovens – and will import water from a source that most resembles the water in Naples, Italy, home of some of the world’s best pizza dough. The menu also will feature pastas, salads, sandwiches and Italian wines. Check out the restaurant database for complete menu listing and prices
Disney announces new Art Of Animation Resort.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be one-of-a-kind, featuring family suites designed around four themes: The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid.
Scheduled to open bt the end of 2012, this new value resort sits adjacent to the pop century resort across hourglass lake. This resort will have the same pricing structure as other value resorts in this category. Read the full press release here and Video as well.
Added menu for new Kouzzina Restaurant And Pics for TREX Cafe
Added new pics for the TREX cafe in downtown disney and added new menuitems for the Kouzzina by Cat Cora restaurant which replaced spoodles.
Chairman Jay Rasulo Unveils New Attractions and Experiences at First D23 Expo
Re-Imagined Star Tours Coming to Florida in 2011 and Major Fantasyland Expansion at Walt Disney World Scheduled for 2013.
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