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The Enchanted Tiki Room is Returning Soon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Sunshine Pavilion, featuring a show variously known as “Tropical Serenade” and “The Enchanted Tiki Birds,” debuted on Oct. 1, 1971, in Magic Kingdom. In 1998, following substantial refurbishment, it re-launched as The Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management, with two famous Disney birds – Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from…
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Monorail Service Ending for Evening Magic Hours

In an effort to reduce the workload on their aging monorail trains, Walt Disney World is shortening the time in which the trains will run.  Having been on the rail for over 20 years, the trains are starting to see some serious wear and tear – with several recent failures between stations, with guests on…
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Official Party Dates and Ticket Prices

Disney has released the official dates and rates for their 2011 holiday parties at Walt Disney World. They’ve changed their pricing scheme a bit, with many nights not offering Advance Purchase discounts. So, to take advantage of the pricing shown below, be sure to order your tickets now. Besides, many nights sell out far in…
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Enchanted Tiki Room to Re-Open in July?

It’s being reported now that the Enchanted Tiki Room, at the Magic Kingdom, will re-open in July, 2011. On January 12, there was a small fire in the attic, but it was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system.  There was little fire damage, but significant water damage (choose your poison). Fortunately, nobody was injured and…
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New Tour Now Being Offered at the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom has launched a new walking tour called “Walt Disney – Marceline to Magic Kingdom”. Explore how events in Walt Disney’s life helped shape the Walt Disney World Resort and the attractions within it. As one of Walt’s final visions, the Magic Kingdom Park shares many similarities and likenesses to the storyline of…
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Unofficial 2011 WDW Party Dates

We have obtained the unofficial dates for the 2011 holiday parties at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. These will become official once Disney posts their updated park hours and issues a press release. For now, they’re rumored. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 October 2, 6, 7, 10,…
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Enchanted Tiki Room to Re-Open After Fire Damage

It’s being reported now that the Enchanted Tiki Room, at the Magic Kingdom, will re-open June 1, 2011. On January 12, there was a small fire in the attic, but it was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system.  There was little fire damage, but significant water damage (choose your poison). Fortunately, nobody was injured and…
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Mickey and Minnie Have Moved!

Since the closing of Mickey’s Toontown Fair on February 11, Mickey and Minnie have been relocated! Guests can now meet Mickey in Tomorrowland, Liberty Square and Frontierland (not at the same time, of course. Mickey can’t be everywhere at once). The Tomorrowland location is next to Space Mountain, just left of the restrooms in the…
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Toontown Removed from Park Maps

It’s official – Mickey’s Toontown Fair is officially gone. As of park closing on Friday, February 11, 2011, the newest land at the Magic Kingdom closed for good, along with its Railroad Station. The closing of Toontown is to make way for the expanded Fantasyland, which is scheduled to open in phases in 2012 and…
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“El Pirate Y el Perico” has Changed its Name

“El Pirate Y el Perico Restaurante” in the Magic Kingdom has changed its name to “Tortuga Tavern”. The newly named restaurant offers pretty much the same menu as before (Mexican food), and is operating daily from 11:00am until 4:00pm.  This restaurant has often remained closed, except during days of peak attendance. But, since it’s open…
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Adventureland Bridge – Out of Service

Just a quick heads up to anyone visiting the Magic Kingdom in the coming months…you will need to take a slightly alternate route to get to Adventureland from Main Street. They’re completely replacing the current bridge, which has been there since 1971 (we think).  There is a temporary bridge beside it, which is very narrow…
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Splash Mountain Re-Opens with Changes

Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom re-opened on January 31 after its annual month-long refurbishment. While the ride is exactly like it was before – except for a new coat of paint and a deep cleaning – there is one major change guests will notice. They’ve modified the logs to include lap bars, similar to…
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‘The Magic, The Memories and You!’ Starts Soon

The brand new castle projection show, called “The Magic, The Memories and You!”, will begin its nightly presentation on January 19, 2011. The show, which is part of the “Let the Memories Begin” campaign, will begin 20 minutes prior to Wishes each night, and will play for approximately 10 minutes.  Up to 500 Disney PhotoPass…
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Fire at Tiki Room Forces Attraction to Close

The Enchanted Tiki Room attraction at the Magic Kingom will remain closed for an unknown period of time, following a fire on January 12. According to local media, a small fire in the attic of the attraction was extinguished by fire sprinklers at around 5:30pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.  Disney and firemen evacuated the…
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Lane Closures Coming to the Tomorrowland Speedway

Some of the lanes at the Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom will be closed in the near future. This is to facilitate the construction of new barrier walls, and then the new Dumbo ride at the north end of the Speedway. We don’t know how long this change will be in effect, but expect…
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