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News and Views

Extra Confusion Hour - A MousePad member reported that the schedule for Extra Magic Hours, a benefit which allows Disney resort hotel guests enter a selected theme park an hour early each morning, had been changed during their visit from the published schedule. This had other readers worried that their carefully-planned vacations would have to be reworked on short notice. Fortunately, this appears to have been a one-week test, and the schedule has returned to normal.

Another day, another Disney Store - Disney's EarPort has opened at Orlando International Airport. The 4,000-square foot shop sells Walt Disney World souvenirs and theme park tickets. Flights Fantastic in Delta's Airside
terminal will close later this spring.

The Crystal Palace has reopened - with a new chef, a new on-stage kitchen, and a new character parade. Tony's Town Square Restaurant returns to their daily lunch and dinner schedule, without appearances from Disney characters.


Current Refurbishments and Attraction Closures


Construction proceeds on the Saratoga Springs Resort.
Photo by Alex Stroup

The Polynesian Luau Show at Disney's Polynesian Resort is closed for refurbishment. A new show is scheduled to premiere on March 4, 2003.

"Ol' Man Island Pool" at Port Orleans is closed for refurbishment until Feb 7.


Construction continues around Epcot's Italy Pavilion.
Photo by Alex Stroup

Blizzard Beach is currently closed for refurbishment through March 2, 2003.

The Shipwreck Slide located at Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort will be closed for refurbishment January 3 through April 4, 2003. The pool areas at Stormalong Bay will remain open while the pool slide undergoes enhancement.


The Italy pavilion gets a facelift.
Photo by Alex Stroup

Voyage of the Little Mermaid is closed for refurbishment January 6 - March 1.


Park Events

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Mickey’s Parti Gras Pin Event – Saturday, February 1, 2003. $115 per person. Register online at the Disney Event Services Web site. Annual Passholders qualify for a 10% discount on the event package when they register by January 8. If you have already registered, you can still receive the discount by faxing a copy of your pass to Disney Event Services.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Mickey’s Parti Gras Pin Event Public Day – Sunday, February 2, 2003. Disney has just announced a public day to be held after the Parti Gras Pin Event. The public day will be held at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, at the Island Mercantile. Event guests will be able to purchase any remaining event merchandise from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. After 10:00 a.m., any remaining non-exclusive merchandise will made available to all park guests.

Upcoming events

Feb. 20 through 23 - Third annual Film Festival at Sea aboard the Disney Wonder

Feb 27 through March 28 – Atlanta Braves Spring Training exhibition games at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. Tickets go on sale January 4. Buy tickets in person at the Disney Wide World of Sports box office, or call Ticketmaster at 407-839-3900.

March 30 – First-ever Walt Disney World Inline Marathon. Get more information at the Disney Wide World of Sports Web site.

April 25 through June 8 - 10th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

June 3 through June 9 - Gay Days 2003. This unofficial event is not sponsored by Disney. Event information can be obtained from the event sponsor.

June 14, 2003 – “Mickey’s Toon Town of Pins” at the Magic Kingdom

September 19-21, 2003 – “Disney’s Pin Celebration” at Epcot

November 16-20, 2003 – Pin Trading Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder


Current Discounts & Promotions

Last Day to save - MouseSavers.com is reporting 25 - 40% hotel discounts for Florida residents and the general public. The discounts are valid for stays beginning February 17 through April 9, but must be booked by January 27, 2003.


Park Hours

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
1/27
1/28
1/29
1/30
1/31
2/1
  MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–7:30p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–6p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–9p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
2/2
2/3
2/4
2/5
2/6
2/7
2/8
MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–5p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p

MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p

EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p

MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–6p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
MK 9a–9p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p
2/9
2/10
  • MK = Magic Kingdom
  • EF = Epcot, Future World
  • EW = Epcot, World Showcase
  • MGM = Disney-MGM Studios
  • AK = Animal Kingdom
  • BB = Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • TL = Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p
EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–5p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p

MK 9a–7p
EF 9a–7p

EW 11a–9p
MGM 9a–7p
AK 9a–5p
BB Closed
TL 10a–5p


Entertainment Schedule

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 1/27

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

IllumiNations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Tuesday 1/28

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic 6:30p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

 

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Wednesday 1/29

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Thursday 1/30

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Friday 1/31

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Saturday 2/1

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic 7p, 9p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 8p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Sunday 2/2

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Monday 2/3

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Tuesday 2/4

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7:00p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

 

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Wednesday 2/5

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Thursday 2/6

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Friday 2/7

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Saturday 2/8

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic 7p, 9p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 8p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic! 7p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p
Sunday 2/9

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks 7p

Tapestry of Dreams 6:10p, 7:45p

Illuminations! 9p

Disney Stars & Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4p


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Mark (@MPMark) is a veteran of dozens of trips to Walt Disney World starting in 1972, with a few Disneyland trips thrown in for good measure. As a Disney stockholder and a Disney Vacation Club member, Mark is always in touch with what's going on with The Mouse. Mark serves as MousePlanet's Walt Disney World content coordinator. Mark is a senior information technology manager working for the State of New York. He lives in the suburbs outside Albany, New York, with his wife and son.