Tagged with " Grand Floridian"

Dirk Wallen’s 2/11/13 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 2/11/13 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Monday and has a ton fo newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on Splash Mountain Splash Mountain will re-open in March Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train Pinocchio’s Village Haus has the Lemonade with Wil Berry Foam from Be Our Guest, but in a Pinocchio stein The Adventureland Veranda is behind tarps The roof is being replaced in this often neglected section of the building Another wall up in another section of the building The stage for Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial is being worked on The show is still being performed though The interactive queue is [...]

Feb 12, 2013     No Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and has some fantastic pictures of new progress on the Big Thunder Mountain interactive queue, A Pirate’s Life: Treasures of the Seven Seas, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and more, so let’s take a look: While the Main Street Bakery is closed, guests can head to the Tomorrowland Terrace Plenty of options at Tomorrowland Terrace, including beignets! The flowers in the hub have gone to Valentine’s Day colors and the ducks love it… Valentine’s Day cupcakes available at Big Top Treats I’ve heard of panning for gold… More props and interactive elements have been installed in the queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad The “exploding” crates are no longer under [...]

Feb 4, 2013     3 Comments
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Tom Corless’ 1/14-1/17/13 WDW Photo Report

Tom Corless’ 1/14-1/17/13 WDW Photo Report

I know it is a few days late, but I decided that I should share some newsworthy photos from my last trip to Walt Disney World with you, so let’s take a look at a couple of interesting things happening around the resort: The Epcot Center charm bracelet is now available The “Oz The Great and Powerful” playground fro the Flower and Garden Festival is being constructed near Imagination! The FastPass+ queue seems to be finished at the Seas with Nemo and Friends Yes, the cut a hole in the mural… The Main Street Bakery is closed until May to convert to Starbucks service Tomorrowland Terrace has breakfast for now FastPass+ scanners uncovered at Tomorrowland Speedway Also uncovered at the [...]

Jan 21, 2013     No Comments
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Walt Disney World 2013 – Coming Attractions

Walt Disney World 2013 – Coming Attractions

So, 2012 is coming to a close and you’re probably now asking, “Well, what is happening at Walt Disney World in 2013?” It’s going to be nearly impossible to top all the changes and additions we had in 2012 at the Vacation Kingdom of the World, but there will be a steady diet of exciting offerings coming in 2013: Princess Fairytale Hall Disney princesses including Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, Tiana and Rapunzel will have a new home for meeting their loyal subjects when Princess Fairytale Hall opens in 2013 in the shadows of Cinderella Castle. The castle-like entrance will feature walls of stone and stained glass windows leading to a large, high-ceilinged room where portraits of the princesses adorn [...]

Jan 9, 2013     3 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 12/17/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 12/17/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney on Monday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: RFID turnstiles are installed and being used at the Magic Kingdom Looks permanent this time More track has been installed for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Looks like WDW Resort Hotel carpet on the roof so workers don’t slip A lift hill now installed A lot of dirt… More rockwork is about to appear Something interesting happened to all the new screen-based wait times signs Yep, that’s there… Instead of being a generic font with a black background, all of them are themed and match in color now The Pete [...]

Dec 22, 2012     6 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 12/18/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 12/18/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort on Tuesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: IT’S ALMOST HERE! All of the Kodak picture spots will be removed soon as the sponsorship has come to an end The Cheshire Cafe sign is missing for some reason Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gaston’s Tavern now has hot cocoa The Gaston’s Tavern stein is available again at Bonjour Village Gifts 2013 merchandise can be found just about anywhere at WDW now 2013 Duffy! The Disney Afternoon pins are now available 2013 mystery pins were recently released as well Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure mystery pin set [...]

Dec 20, 2012     1 Comment
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Disney Takes Control of All Spas, New Spa Opens December 17th at Grand Floridian

Disney Takes Control of All Spas, New Spa Opens December 17th at Grand Floridian

From Michelle Baumann on the Disney Parks Blog: A soothing escape into a world of pampering and relaxation is just steps away from Disney theme park fun at the newly re-imagined Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. The fully remodeled spa, now owned and operated by Disney, is set to open December 17. I recently had a chance to duck in for a sneak peek and our Imagineers did a splendid job of blending Grand Floridian turn-of-the-century elegance with modern touches – plus a dash of Disney whimsy. Here are some of the highlights: Spa-goers first walk through the new Victorian style entryway and indulge in a relax, renew, or imagine journey that’s determined by your treatment [...]

Nov 14, 2012     2 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 10/22/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 10/22/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and the surrounding resorts on Monday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on RFID turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom Walls up on the other side too Holy… That’s more like it… That isn’t Osh Popham… These “black and white” plush have been out for a few months now We look at Wreck-It Ralph stuff for the 40th time Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts are selling well Still gross… Wow… Magic Carpets of Aladdin closed for refurbishment A lot of guests want to see mermaids! Walls still up at the Crow’s Nest Golden Oak Outpost closed I’d rather not… This [...]

Oct 24, 2012     3 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 10/19-10/21/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 10/19-10/21/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen did some park hopping this weekend, so let’s take a look at some newsworthy photos from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train construction Princess Fairytale Hall Work continues on the upper-level of Village Haus Work continues on the new restrooms coming to the former Skyway site Modifications are taking place at “it’s a small world” related to new guest flow for when stroller parking once again moves next door at the old Skyway site More metal guardrails are being installed on the Tomorrowland bridges Magic Carpets of Aladdin is closed for refurbishment Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing EVEN THE WALLS HAVE WALLS! Moving to Epcot, work continues [...]

Oct 23, 2012     2 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 10/12-14/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 10/12-14/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth has been all over the Disney Parks this weekend. Here are some assorted photos (that don’t include his 400 from New Fantasyland) he took at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot: Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts available at Sir Mickey’s Work continues on the restrooms going in at the old Skyway site Yankee Trader still behind tarps Weird… Rock-work appearing FastPass Plus still installed at Haunted Mansion The Magic Kingdom is getting ready for RFID park entry We believe that the purpose of the steel truss at the park entrance is a test for a new possible exit Cast members have been routing guests leaving the park through wider gates in the center and counting off [...]

Oct 15, 2012     3 Comments
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