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Walt Disney World News
In news that didn't make it into the Update, Walt Disney World is testing
DS-based interactive park guide called Disney Magic Connection. No word
yet on when it might be rolled out to the general public, or whether it
might be rolled out in a form factor that will allow guests to get it as
a cartridge to run in their own DS.
In conjunction with with nationally syndicated radio personality Steve
Harvey, Walt Disney World hosted its first-ever Disney's Dreamers Academy
this past weekend. You can check out some of the events through daily
Last week, we told you about the new Toy Story ? The Musical coming this
April to the Disney Wonder. Disney has provided us with some behind-the-scenes
video from rehearsals. Check it out:
Registration is now open for the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon, Half
Marathon and Goofy's Race-and-a-Half Challenge. If you're interested in
the Goofy, though, you'd better act fast. A note on the registration
page notes that the event is already 65 percent sold out. You should
have plenty of time to register for the marathon
individually, though. Meanwhile, for a look back at the 2008 Marathon, check
out the recap video put out by Walt Disney World:
MousePad poster Mousellaneous found out about a planned
renovation for the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
Disney has launched their Walt Disney World Moms Panel, an attempt to
have "official" folks answering questions from trip planners on the Walt
Disney World web site. Of course, there's also a lot of great information
to be gleaned from elsewhere on the Internet, and we highly recommend
the knowledgeable and helpful members of our MousePad
discussion forum community.
This week's construction
update includes more work on Mickey Avenues at Disney's Hollywood Studios,
a walkway replacement project at the Contemporary's South Garden Wing and
more work at the Kilimanjaro Safaris load area 3.
registration opens January 29. There will be three levels of play this time
Disneyland has changed the days on which Magic Mornings (previously Early
Entry) is offered.
A private party for the employees of search engine Google will take place
inside Disneyland on February 5. In addition to the private party, Google
employees will likely be at the resort February 4, 5 and 6.
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