MouseStation 104 - MousePlanetWatch news
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Walt Disney World News
- Spaceship Earth has begun sneak previews, but there is still stuff that could be improved. (notes in the Park Update with photos)
- Interest-free financing was announced during the special meeting for DVC Old Key West owners considering the 15-year extension. There was a bunch of other information discussed there, as well.
- The Disney Cruise Line announced their plans for 2008 and 2009 while we await the new ships in 2011.
- Quick takes:
- A 63-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to enter the Magic Kingdom with a loaded handgun, a pair of scissors and a locked-blade knife.
- Adventures by Disney has cancelled the "Coasting the Golden State" tour for 2008.
- Disney is partnering with Best Friends Pet Care, Inc. to have the Connecticut-based company operate its existing five kennels, as well as create a themed resort for the pets, where each service entails an extra charge.
- We've finally heard rumblings of the dates for the closure of Nine Dragons for its refurbishment.
This and other news can be found in this week's Walt Disney World Park Update.
- Disneyland has filed for a liquor license; but it's only an umbrella for all special events.
- The River Belle Terrace refurbishment is almost done.
- Two hotel plans have been submitted for Anaheim GardenWalk.
- SunCal has asked for a new vote on resort housing plan opposed by Disney.
- AMTRAK is offering a free companion fare to military.
- The Carlsbad Planning Commission is backing some Legoland proposals.
- There's a new Breakfast with Santa promotion at Naples Ristorante in Downtown Disney.
This and other news can be found in this week's Disneyland Park Update.
The Walt Disney Company News
- Steamboat Ventures has invested in Scrapblog, in Intenet community and watchdog site.
- Steamboat also announced that it had acquired a stake in EdgeCast.
- Anne Sweeney was named Hollywood's most powerful woman for the year.
- Enchanted had another strong week at the box office.
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