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Our technical director Jose Castillo is currently at the Walt Disney World Resort and has provided us with these photos from his first day at the Resort yesterday, which took him to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: It was a very wet day yesterday. More photos including American Idol Experience and Toy Story Midway Mania after the jump…
Tom Corless, our man on the ground, called in with this report today about Dinoland at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As part of the tech rehearsals that have been going on for the American Idol Experience, the preshow in the queue area is operating and can be seen on the overhead monitors. However, CMs are stationed in the area politely asking guests not to look in through the windows from outside the building. Continuing with the removal of McDonald’s as a sponsor in the parks, all signs of McDonald’s have been removed from Dinoland. Dinosaur, which was formerly sponsored by McDonald’s, is now sponsorless with all traces of the golden arches removed [...]
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 [...]
Even though we are a few days removed from it, here are some interesting pictures taken from the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade of some new attractions on the way to WDW: Concept art of the “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party”, debuting in February 2009 The stage inside the Superstar Television Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Original Concept Art Original Concept Art Real stage under construction Theater and stage Completed stage with some rules at the bottom
You can now register for the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder previews of the new American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by going to this link. You must have a valid Annual Pass to register and attend the event anytime from February 5-8, 2009. Space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible for one of the open time slots on the preview dates mentioned above. Don’t worry if you can’t be there for these previews, random soft-previews will be occurring throughout the month of January. Stay tuned to WDW News Today as more information on previews of the American Idol Experience becomes available.
Chris Lastrapes from Disneyland News Today is now visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and has provided us with some photos from his trip, so let’s take a look: Tickets were available for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on that evening, but are sold out for tonight’s final party. The Magic Kingdom in it’s Holiday finest The Magic Kingdom tree, which has actually only been in place for a few days now The mystery food vendor that is replacing the old Frontierland Fry Cart continues to rise over the walls
WDWNT Videographer Jose Eber has provided us with a picture of what we may be seeing the cast members wearing at the upcoming American Idol Experience attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Jose has also provided us with a short video of the exterior of the Superstar Television Theater he took a few days ago in both normal definition below and high definition at this link:
Not only did the “Sounds Dangerous starring Drew Carey” show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios close for an unannounced refurbishment yesterday that will span through the 13th of December, it now seems the attraction will only be operating seasonally at the park. The most recent closure of the attraction is to allow some finishing touches on the American Idol Experience attraction that will be giving tours of its studio to Annual Passholders in just a few days. The Sounds Dangerous show has garnered horrible reviews and low attendance since it opened back in 1999, making it very surprising that it has lasted until now. However, it is expected that the attraction will not remain seasonal for long and will most likely be replaced [...]
Here is the final part of Jose Castillo’s photo update from his latest trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. On his last day, Jose visited two of the WDW parks with plenty to report: Beginning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the day The tree outside the park Some more decorations The Tree of Life
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