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Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is scheduled to open on Aug. 4, 2009. The Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort are scheduled to open this summer, but no date has been released. All 60 “treehouses” are scheduled to open simultaneously. Members with ownership interests in Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort may begin making reservations for their new home resort on Feb. 8. On that same date, Members with ownership interests at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort may begin making reservations for the resort’s new Treehouse Villas accommodations. All Disney Vacation Club Members may book reservations for Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the Treehouse Villas accommodations at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa beginning on [...]
Tom Corless' 1/5-1/16 WDW Photo Report (Includes American Idol Experience and Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure Coverage)
I’ve finally returned from my 12 day excursion to the Walt Disney World with a ton of photos to share of the latest happenings around the vacation kingdom, including an in-depth look at the two biggest new attractions of 2009. With so much to see, let’s get started: These photos are not in chronological order, but are ordered by location, so let’s start in the Magic Kingdom.
Disney Vacation Club Member Previews for The American Idol Experience and Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure have been announced. DVC Members must register in advance at this link for The American Idol Experience previews. The Kim Possible Challenge is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Disney Vacation Club Members have a special opportunity to sign up to be part of a sneak preview of The American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ at the Walt Disney World® Resort before it opens officially to Guests. The sneak previews have limited availability, so sign up today to watch one of the live shows. Dates: Feb. 5-8 Duration: Show will last approximately 30 minutes Location: Superstar Television Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios [...]
It’s finally here!!! The Year of a Million Dreams has just ended after over 2 years and now Disney Parks wants to know “What Will You Celebrate?” in 2009. Here’s some of what we have to look forward to (even though WDWNT has reported most of this already): New immersive fun in theme parks Disney Parks’ initiative to create more immersive experiences continues in 2009 at Walt Disney World Resort with premieres in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Here’s what’s in store: “The American Idol Experience” (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) – Starry-eyed Disney guests will get a taste of TV’s pop culture phenomenon – up close and personal – when Disney’s Hollywood Studios grand opens this “American Idol” attraction in mid-February. It’s [...]
-While it comes as no surprise that the Magic Kingdom closed it’s gates to all but Annual Passholders and Disney Resort guests at 12:00 PM today, another more interesting closure took place. It seems a pipe of some kind burst in the Frontierland area of the park earlier today, closing the entire area off to guests. A large vehicle was then actually brought into that section of the park to fix the problem. The only downtime we can confirm thus far was for Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain which guests could not reach at this point. Stay tuned for more details on this story as it becomes available, as well as pictures sometime tomorrow. -In a follow-up to yesterday’s DVC [...]
Everyone’s favorite photographer, Jose Eber, has returned with some photos of construction of the two latest DVC Resorts at Walt Disney World: Construction continues on the Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Matt Paul has provided us with more pictures from his latest trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Let’s see what happening at the world: Guest Relations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is decked out for the season Since I always get yelled at by High School Musical fans for a lack of coverage… we will fill our annual quota in two pictures
Here is another fantastic photo (and video) report by WDWNT Photographer Jose Eber from his latest trip to the world: Refurbishments on the Fantasyland facades has now moved on to Pinnocchio’s Village Haus Work is now 100% complete on the new Liberty Square Bridge, no more work in the waterways Christmas has now taken over Main Street U.S.A. Tinker Bell movie merchandise has taken over some of the windows This window that was full of Year of a Million Dreams merchandise has been changed, the first piece of the celebration to disappear with just about a month and a half left in it. Fresh paint going on another facade on Main Street Moving over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Contempo [...]
DVC members received an email this morning from “Deevy See, the First Lady of Disney Vacation Club,” with “the big announcement” including a link to this YouTube video. The email also mentions that viewers will see the new resort on an upcoming Travel Channel special “Season of Disney: Disney’s Best Kept Secret” to be aired on September 18 at 8:00 pm EDT. The Orlando Sentinel also published a full article this morning: The Walt Disney Co.‘s rapidly growing time-share division takes an aggressive step forward today when it unveils plans for two new resorts in Orlando — even as Disney Vacation Club battles some of the strongest financial headwinds it has ever faced. Disney this morning will formally reveal plans [...]
Paperwork was filed by Disney that officially christens the new north wing of the Contemporary Resort as “The Bay Lake Tower”, and home to the Disney Vacation Club “Villas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort”. A formal announcement should be made within a month, and then sales should begin sometime shortly thereafter. Until that time, you can peruse the paperwork filed by going HERE. For more details on this project as it becomes available, stay tuned to WDW News Today.