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Walt Disney World News
- Updated information about
the death at Expedition Everest confirms that Jeffery Chalmers Reeb (not
"Reed", as reported last week) died of natural causes related to a an enlarged
heart and an irregular heartbeat.
- Additional dining options
have been added through the New Year's holiday at the Magic Kingdom to help
feed the huge crowds.
- The Atlanta Braves return
to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in February for their 11th spring
- Walt Disney World was named the World's
Leading Theme Park/Attraction in the World
- There's been lots of construction
is going on around the resort, including prep work on the Kim Possible Interactive
Adventure at Epcot, rebuilding of the bus stops at loops 1100, 1200 and
1300 at Fort Wilderness, the load/unload walkway at Kali River Rapids and
a designation of the site for the Best Friends Pet Resort.
- Quick Takes:
- The midnight showings of the special New Year's edition of Fantasy
in the Sky fireworks has picked up an extra night, and is now scheduled
for December 29, 30 and 31.
- We've now got a stronger rumor of extra Pirate & Princess Party dates,
though we still don't have official confirmation from Disney.
- The changeover from Disney-MGM Studios to Disney's Hollywood Studios
is underway, as the Walt Disney World web site now shows the new name
and old signage is coming down.
- 11-year Disney veteran Ken Potrock has been named to take over the
Disney Sports leadership, replacing the recently-retired Reggie Williams.
- Walt Disney World International Program participants from Spain and
Germany visited foreign language students at Rollins College to participate
in a cultural exchange.
This and other news can be found in this week's Walt
Disney World Park Update.
- Disneyland's first new monorail
has arrived, and MousePlanet was the first to have photos
of the monorail being lifted onto the track. If you're curious about
how the monorails actually work, MousePlanet's Doc Krock wrote an article
back in 2001 describing the mechanics behind
the monorails. (Yes, the article didn't get converted with the rest
of the site, so you'll have to put up with our old color scheme to read
the article.) For more on the design of the Mark V monorails that will be
replaced by the new Mark VII including a photo of the Mark III, to
which the Mark VII bears more than a passing resemblance check out
George McGinnis' guest article
from 2004 (in our current color scheme).
- The winners of MousePlanet's holiday photo
contest have been selected, and the winning photos
have been posted with commentary by MousePlanet staff photographer Frank
- The showing of Enchanted
at the El Capitan with the added attraction of "Disney's Enchanted
Experience" has been extended through January 13. You can buy tickets
- NFFC's annual "Strictly Disneyana"
show and sale will take place on January 20, 2008. You can get a $1 discount off the $6 admission price
by using the coupon on the show flyer here.
- Vons is selling SoCal 1-day
Park Hopper tickets for $86 adults/$76 children.
- For a preview of what's going on over New
Year's Eve , there's information on the LA Times travel blog. Check
it out for information on New Years Eve at SoCal
theme parks and a 2008 Theme Park Preview
- Eden Espinosa, who plays
Elphaba in "Wicked" at the Pantages Theater, got her start at
Disney.l Check out the story in the LA
- There are even
more new hotels coming to the Disneyland area. Check out the story in
- The River Belle Terrace
is now, indeed, officially open.
- 627 Tuba players may have set a new
world record in Downtown Disney. Check out the story in the Orange
This and other news can be found in this week's Disneyland
The Walt Disney Company News
"Bud" Albers has been named Chief Technology Officer of the Walt Disney
- Disney-ABC International Television has made
a deal with Channel One, the Russian state television broadcaster to
put many Disney films on the small screens of millions of viewers in Russia.
Wagner, who served as the first president of the Disney Channel, died
last Tuesday in Manhattan.
- Based on both the 3-day
weekend numbers, National Treasure: Book of Secrets was easily the
number one movie for the weekend. Meanwhile, after the 5-day weekend, Enchanted
topped the $100 million mark.
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