Tuesday, May 19, 2009

News From Around The World

WDW Magic is reporting that water park admission, for Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, has gone up $5 to $45/39 for adults and children respectively.

WDW Magic and All Ears Net are reporting that beginning Memorial Day weekend through July 11 a number of Walt Disney World dining establishments will increase prices to "holiday" levels. This includes most buffets and family style meals involving characters.

WDW Magic is reporting that Disney has begun to push harder for auditions for The American Idol Experience. I'm sure I'm not the first to say "I told you so" but I'm saying it anyway.

John Frost at the Disney Blog has information on the "Up" characters debuting at Hollywood Studios.

WDW Magic is reporting that a number of changes are set to take place at Spoodles as it transitions to the new Kat Cora inspired Kouzzina. Breakfast is moving to the Flying Fish, dinner is being replaced with a buffet in July, and in August the restaurant closes entirely.

WDW Magic is reporting that the official logo for Star Wars Weekends is out. This is an update to the previous report on StarWars.com.

Remember, Cirque du Soleil went dark Sunday until June 1. The Saratoga springs/Treehouse Villas dock opens May 21. Also, the Pleasure Island boat dock is once again open for the shuttles from Old Key West and Saratoga.

Finally, if you were wondering about the "shine on" billboards in central Florida, Disney's new website for the project is up. It's kind of like a Year of a Million Dreams giveaway for community leaders.

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