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Our good friend Jim Hill over at Jim Hill Media has a great article up today about the rooms currently being re-decorated to Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Nemo over at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. While the new movie themed rooms are very news-worthy, there is something towards the end of the article that is far more interesting and exciting. When mentioning tomorrow’s article for the site, Jim brought up the rumor that plans for Shanghai Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area have it completely themed to Disney-Pixar’s Wall-E film. I found this pretty exciting since I had been told about a month ago that the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland may be getting the same treatment. Current plans include having the fictional “Buy N Large” corporation from [...]
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are now being listed as a Moderate resort option on the official Walt Disney World Resort website. No reason for the option’s downgrade from Deluxe to Moderate has been made available at this time, but due to the overwhelming size of these accommodations, it is highly doubtful that a price change is going to happen anytime in the near future. The only rumored explanation for the change is that by listing it with the other Moderate resorts, Disney hopes bookings for the location will increase. WDW News Today will continue to update you on this story as more information becomes available.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg poses with Mickey Mouse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. June 20, 2008. Bloomberg was at Walt Disney World Resort taking part in the first annual “Excellence in Action” education reform summit, presented by The Foundation for Excellence in Education. The foundation was launched in January by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) — A manager at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge hotel was arrested Wednesday for charging $1,200 on a guests’ credit card. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies said 44 year old Patrick Noze stole a credit card out of a guest’s wallet and charged the card for auto repairs. The owner of the Orlando mechanic shop Noze went to said he told them he had permission to use the credit card. Noze was charged with credit card forgery, grand theft by hotel employee, fraudulent use of a credit card, and dealing in stolen property. A Disney Spokesperson said he has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the charges. Police are still investigating at [...]
Walt Disney World has put out a number of press releases today promoting new attractions and seasonal entertainment. The first talks about the great success of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The points are piling up and the spring-action shooters are getting a workout during the first month of operation at Toy Story Mania! — the new 4-D attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. An arcade-style tally at the ride’s conclusion heralds the high scores of the day as guests try their best to beat the top totals. During the first month of daily operation, daily high scores regularly topped 200,000+ points, while all-time highs have reached the 300,000+ point range. In Toy [...]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Wave, the new restaurant just opened at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is all about bold ideas, featuring modern American cooking with a dash of world flavors. And an unusual wine program with more than 50 choices by the glass matches the forward-thinking cuisine. “The Wave suggests a surge of new ideas,” said Master Sommelier John Blazon, manager of wine sales and standards, Walt Disney World Resort. “It’s a chance to have some fun with a wine list that balances New World flavors and a variety of price points.” Blazon put together a taste of the best New World wines with 95 cutting-edge choices that are all screw cap. The approachable list supports sustainable agriculture, he [...]
Staff member Jose Eber was lucky enough to be among the first guests of “The Wave”, a brand new restaurant that has replaced the old Food and Fun center near the lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here’s a quick look inside: A wave of American flavors, and former Concourse Steakhouse employees at this new eating establishment. A very stylish restaurant, that’s for sure. The bar. Enough said. A nice sized dining room, it will be interesting to see how much business this restaurant is going to get. The restaurant also features no windows, anywhere. Feels a lot like your parents basement in the 1970′s, according to Jose. One of the lounges, not fully furnished quite yet.
Hi everybody, John Corigliano here to provide you with some photo updates of my wild weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort, visiting both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Hope you enjoy it!!! Spaceship Earth’s wait time for 20 minutes today. Does that look like 20 minutes? They’ve added this sign to Pin Central at Epcot to tell guests how to trade pins. They’ve also a screen that will soon tell guests how much pins are just by scanning the UPC bar code. Here’s the new Price Pin Guide that’s being implemented at the Epcot’s Pin Central. Each color is represents a different price. Here’s what the UPC Bar Codes on the back of the pins look like. This pin has a blue sticker denoting that the [...]
From the Orlando Sentinel: Looks like Disney may have changed the name of the new time-share tower the company is building next to its Contemporary Resort. “Bay Lake Tower” has replaced “Kingdom Tower” as the name of the project, at least in filings with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. What’s more, earlier this month Disney filed paperwork to create a “Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Condominium Association,” presumably to manage the resort once it is sold off to individual owners. Disney had created a “Kingdom Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Condominium Association” in January. Disney still has not publicly announced its plans for the partially-built Contemporary addition, which now stands 14 stories and will be [...]
Scott Joseph | Orlando Sentinel Staff Writer When The Wave, a new full-service restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, opens next month, it will boast an unusual wine cellar. Besides stocking no California labels — those wines are available upstairs at the California Grill — the ground-floor restaurant will feature wines of the Southern Hemisphere, including vintages from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina. But that’s not the most unusual aspect. The Wave will offer only wines that have screw caps; no wines with corks will be available. One exception will be sparkling wines, which are not yet available with screw caps. John Blazon, master sommelier and manager of wine sales and standards for Walt Disney World Resort, said [...]