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Guests have a new way to â€œmake wavesâ€ across Walt Disney World Resort waterways aboard a personal Sea Raycer watercraft. These mini-powerboats can seat two people and are available for rent at any Magic Kingdom resort area marina. Guests can experience water adventures with a Sea Raycer as well as several other styles of watercraft at select Walt Disney World marinas located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. For more information, including prices, guests may call 407/WDW-PLAY.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — An outdoor adventure that has been a favorite with Walt Disney World guests since 1971 is receiving some enhancements. As part of a resort-wide renovation project, on now, changes are coming or already in place across the 700 acres of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. “Over the last 37 years, the average length of an RV has increased by 27 feet,” says Fort Wilderness spokesperson Darcy Cormier. “Many feature ‘slide outs’ that mechanically extend from the sides of the vehicle.” To address the needs of today’s larger vehicles, an intensive effort will widen and lengthen the concrete parking pads while maintaining privacy and tranquility provided by natural vegetation. A new “Premium” campsite will be [...]
After enjoying a fantastic weekend at The Central Jersey Disney Pin Traders’ “Trade Till You Fade” event along with staff members John Rick of The Disney Pincast, Jason Diffendal of WDWCelebrations, and Justin Heyman, we’re back with some news updates from around the Walt Disney World Resort: -Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, construction of the American Idol show has forced the new Block Party Bash parade to make it’s two show stops on Hollywood Blvd. and at the Sorcerer’s Hat and then go straight back down the street again into the gates through which it arrived. We expect this to be the parade’s route until construction of the attraction is completed this Fall. -Construction of the new north wing at Disney’s [...]
It has been a while, but staff photographer Jose Eber is back with a Walt Disney World photo update. This time, we’ll travel beyond the parks to some resorts and Downtown Disney: Work continues on the new pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Some very nice details of the new pool area have emerged. The construction siteÂ for the new pool is huge!!! A look from another side of the Caribbean BeachÂ Resort. The new north wing at Disney’s Contemporary Resort continues to rise higher and higher. How much longer can they deny the existence of this structure??? A daytime shot previews what will be a beautiful picture in the near future. This shot gives you an idea of just how big [...]
Our good friend Denise over at Mousesteps.comÂ has a new photo update from Walt Disney World featuring pictures of the newly remodeled Wolfgang Puck Express at Downtown Disney, Animal Kingdom Lodge construction, and much more. To see the full update, go HERE.
Sara K. Clarke | Jason Garcia and Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel The first phase of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Villas time share is complete. Disney last month wrapped up work on the last of 109 units that have been converted from hotel rooms to time shares on the upper levels of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Construction is continuing on the project’s much-larger second phase: A 340-unit annex next to the lodge that has been dubbed “Kidani Village.” Disney says the expansion will include a 120-seat sit-down restaurant, a 4,700-square-foot swimming pool with a water slide and two spas, plus tennis, shuffleboard and half-court basketball, among other amenities. Disney expects to complete the second phase during the spring of 2009. [...]
Staff member Jose Eber has provided us with some live updates from the Walt Disney World Resort: -Monorail Black returned from its refurbishment today. The monorail now has the four central handrails much like the other ten monorails which have already received the renovations. Monorail Red headed in for refurbishment today and is the last to recieve the modifications. -The Earful Tower at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has received a glossy black finish on its ears and should receive its finishing touches any day now. The Animation Archway at the studios should receive new signage around the same time. -The new marble tile at the Grand Floridian should be installed in the next 1-2 weeks. -In what has become a frequent [...]
Since news is a little slow today, I decided to pull out a new article by staff columnistÂ Collin Korb. This time around, Collin reports on his most recent visit to Boatright’s at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort hotel.Â Let me begin by saying that we have dined at Boatwrights one other time before our second visit. Our first visit was so positive, server so pleasant and accommodating, and management so responsive, that we booked a second dinner as soon as we knew we were to return to the Port Orleans Resort. The ambiance is very unique. Inside the restaurant you will find the â€œbonesâ€ of ship mounted in the center of the room surrounded by various tools, cogs, and saw [...]
The imagesÂ of the pins being released at the upcoming Expedition:PINS pin event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park on May 3, 2008Â Â are now online and available to viewÂ in the full merchandise catalog for the event. You can still register for the event here, while supplies last. (Warning: You need to be registered on www.disneypins.comÂ to sign up for the event.) Expedition:PINS Event logo The cost of an event ticket is $150 per guest and includes admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park from 7:30-10:30pm, first purchase oppurtunities for merchandise, a commemorative messenger pinÂ bag, private dinner inside the park, signings by Disney design artists, access to silent auctions, and a number of other surprises. There will also be daytime activities held at Disney’s [...]