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Disney's Tragical Express?

We're hearing more complaints about the early days of the Disney's Magical Express bus and luggage service, both from guests and cast members. Reported issues include:

  • Luggage failing to arrive for over a day
  • Luggage not making it back to the airport on time
  • People who had only room reservations not being in the system so that when they showed up no one knew what to do with them
  • 31 cast members quitting the first day.

On the first day alone, some reported 7,000 people throughout the resort did not receive their luggage, got the wrong luggage or had some other difficulties in obtaining it, while some people waited several hours for a bus to take them to a resort. It seems that all is not going swimmingly.

The program, which has already been nicknamed "Disney's Tragical Express" by several cast members, is a new guaranteed luggage delivery system that is supposed to "magically" transport the luggage that is checked by guests at their home airport to their resort room before they arrive, or at least shortly after they arrive.

We have heard several reports of guests not receiving their luggage for a day or more, with Disney having to reimburse them for the cost of items such as clothing and toiletries for them to use while waiting for their own belongings to arrive.

Cast members apparently also have their own headaches working with the system, with some guests taking their own luggage instead of leaving it to be picked up by the program, guests screaming at managers, inadequate training, lack of information and staffing (probably due to the 31 people who quit) and "more logistics problems than can be mentioned." There are also some hard feelings due to the many people who are losing all or part of their income due to the new system, from sky caps and cab drivers who are losing customers, to bellhops at the hotel who have fewer guests to carry bags for. Frustrations with the system are provoking un-Disneylike responses from many cast members, who are trying to do their best in the situation.

In the meantime, if you plan to use Disney's Magical Express in the near future, have some patience with the cast members involved, as they are doing their best to handle all of the issues that are arising with the new program. In addition, you probably want to make sure that you have at least one day's worth of clothing and toiletries (and all of any medication you may be carrying) in your carry-on baggage. That way, you'll be able to enjoy yourself, even if your luggage is still making its way to your room.

We'll bring you more updates on the system as we hear them.

Tarzan Rocks update

Those who want one last chance to see Tarzan Rocks before it closes for good will apparently have a little more time. We've received word that the show's closing has been moved back from September to January.

Some of the other items from Mike Scopa's note last week are already being updated. It appears that the entire show will not be exported to Hong Kong. Instead, Hong Kong will have a show featuring several small pieces of the Tarzan Rocks music and Tarzan, but it's a medley show featuring many Disney characters and music.

Back at Disney's Animal Kingdom, while the theater will be enclosed and air conditioned, the new show may not be based on The Jungle Book, contrary to what we had heard last week. The latest word that we've received indicates that money has been put into the beginning of a Finding Nemo show. Yes, Finding Nemo. In between Dinoland, U.S.A. and Asia. Go figure; I don't understand it.

Girl abused at WDW found, safe, in Pennsylvania

The search for a young girl who appeared in a series of sexually explicit photos taken, among other locations, at Walt Disney World's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter (link) has come to a successful conclusion. The girl, now 11 or 12 years old, was found in the Pittsburgh area after authorities found a match in one of several law enforcement databases of child pornography.

The girl, originally from Russia, had been adopted by a Pittsburgh-area woman from a foster home. The girl had been placed there after Matthew Mancuso, her previous adoptive father, was arrested in 2003 and convicted in 2004 of forcing a young girl to appear on pornographic photos found on a computer disk in his home. Mancuso was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in prison for the crime, and charges that he abused the girl are still pending. It is unknown at this time if the charges related to the same girl. He had adopted her when she was 5 years old.

Three weeks ago, the Orange County Sheriff's Office released a photo of another girl who appeared in other photos with the same background as those of the girl that they were searching for, stating that the second girl was not thought to have been molested and that she had not appeared in any pornographic photos (link). On Thursday, the FBI received information that linked this case to the Pennsylvania case.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has stated that they don't want to see Mancuso out of prison again, but will not press charges as long as Pennsylvania can guarantee his incarceration so as to avoid dragging the victim through another trial.

The investigation had involved the FBI, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Elephant who lost calf in childbirth dies of infection

Disney's Animal Kingdom lost another elephant on Saturday, as Ibala, the 26-year-old elephant who had lost her calf in childbirth three weeks earlier (link) died of a severe infection of the uterus and abdominal cavity. Disney veterinarians had planned to wait for Ibala to naturally expel the calf, but decided to remove it after finding that Ibala was still having contractions. Ibala died hours later. Our condolences again go out to all those involved in the elephant program at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Contemporary Resort refurbishment news

We've heard from another insider about the refurbishment at the Contemporary Resort. It seems that there is indeed a plan in place to convert the South Garden Wing in the a Disney Vacation Club resort, but no one is certain until the first worker knocks down the first wall. However, construction delays are occurring because of a lack of labor due to continuing hurricane repairs in Central Florida. Renovations will continue through the rest of the resort (which is current expected to remain a regular hotel) with an overall completion date of June 2007 for the entire resort.

Our source was able to view one of the two showrooms already completed at the resort, and describes the room:

The rooms are done in beiges and browns, with a matching bedding and carpeting. There are two separate double sinks with a very modern feel to them. There is a 16-inch by 9-inch format High Definition TV (looks to be flat panel) mounted in the wall. This is accompanied by a sophisticated remote. The marble flooring in the bathroom and toilet are the same, but the door to the toilet been replaced with a sliding door. It all has a very modern, Pier One feel to it. If you look up to the sixth floor from the Portico at the far right you will see two rooms with new brown railings replacing the old green ones. These are the showrooms. From the outside hallway you can see samples of the new carpet.

I was very impressed with the look of the new rooms. Gone are all of the garish art deco features and feel. While I am sure many will miss the feel of the old rooms, the new decor is far superior. The only downside I see is that the Contemporary will once again become a hot ticket and I will not be able to stay there at a reasonable price.

As we receive any further information on the transformation of the Contemporary, we'll let you know.

Disney Magic on its way to California

On Saturday, the Disney Magic left Port Canaveral on its first-ever, transcanal voyage. The 4,997 nautical mile repositioning cruise brings the ship from Florida to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on May 28. The 14-night cruise stops at Castaway Cay, as well as Curacao, Acapulco, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, along the way. After its arrival in Los Angeles, it saila on 12 seven-night voyages before returning to Florida via another two-week repositioning cruise.

Advance reservations for shipboard dining and services now available for Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Cruise Line is now allowing guests to make reservations for shipboard dining and services, instead of having to make that mad rush upon boarding. Guests who are registered at disneycruise.com and whose cruise is paid in full may make advance reservations for dining at Palo, shore excursions, spa services and children's babysitting and youth activities. Reservations may be made online at disneycruise.com or by calling the Disney Cruise Line at at 800-951-3532.

There are preferred classes of guests here, so be aware that some things may be sold out before you even get the chance to register. Concierge-level cruisers may make reservations up to 105 days before embarkation. Castaway Club members (those who have sailed on the Disney Cruise Line before) may make reservations up to 90 days prior to embarkation. All other cruisers may start making their reservations 75 days prior to embarkation.

Disney to outsource 1,000 IT jobs; 230 of the jobs in Florida

One day after announcing a 30 percent increase in profit and two months after the appointment of Tony Scott as the company's new Chief Information Officer, The Walt Disney Company announced that 1,000 technology jobs would be outsourced. The positions, 230 of which are located at Walt Disney World, will be outsourced to two companies, IBM and Affiliated Computer Services, with IBM (based in Armonk, New York) taking on the data center and applications jobs, and Dallas-based ACS handling client-service and telecom positions.

The news was broken to staff at two meetings last Thursday by Disney Vice President of Human Resources Megan Barnett and Vice President of Client Services Don Mattox, who attempted to portray the arrangement as a positive change. "You are in the IT business, but Disney is not," employees were told by Mattox. Added Barnett, "Disney is an entertainment and hospitality company. These are technology companies. They offer training that we couldn't possibly supply."

While IBM and ACS will likely hire those already in the positions, keeping them on in their current capacities, non-technical employees in the division may be offered positions elsewhere at Disney or may even be laid off. Most of the employees provide technical and network support to the other employees at all of Disney's locations.

For those employees who will be transitioning, meetings with the new employers will be scheduled for June. Their last day of work for Disney will be July 16, and their employment with IBM or ACS will begin July 17.

Contract negotiations with IBM and ACS are still in progress, but Disney said that their goal is to negotiate comparable packages in salaries, benefits and vacation time for the affected employees.

New Happiest Celebration glow medallion available; Pal Mickey pin

The new Happiest Celebration on Earth interactive glow medallions are now on sale for $15.02 ($16.00 including tax) at all locations that carry Happiest Celebration merchandise. The medallion, which matches the one embedded in the palm of Pal Mickey version 2.0, is a large, gold three-circle Mickey head logo pin with the gold-on-blue castle logo in the "head" circle. It also comes with a lanyard that it can be clipped on to. There are red, green and blue LEDs outlining the medallion, which can do 10 different light shows. They do shows in various attractions, when in the presence of parades, or when you push Pal Mickey's hand in the general vicinity.

In addition, if you're thinking of getting a Pal Mickey version 2.0 in the parks, go to the Pal Mickey page (link) of the Walt Disney World Web site. There is a game where the winner's certificate will allow you to get a free Pal Mickey pin with the purchase of any Happiest Celebration on Earth edition Pal Mickey. The online game and certificate are available through Septmber 30, 2005. You must redeem certificates by September 30, 2006.

Vero Beach Resort update

As reported earlier, roof work due to hurricane rehabilitation is continuing at Disney's Vero Beach Resort, and is expected to last through November. According to the Disney Vacation Club, while those staying at the resort "may hear limited amounts of noise during daylight hours and see scaffolding in affected areas throughout the day, the work isn't creating tar odors or other disturbances."

In the meantime, Eb and Flo's Rentals has created a new menu of massage options:

  • Swedish Relaxation Massage ($40 half session, $60 full session)
  • Pregnancy Massage ($40 half session, $60 full session)
  • Sports Massage ($45 half session, $70 full session)
  • Deep Tissue Massage ($50 half session, $75 full session)
  • Chair Massage ($25 for 15 minutes)
  • Any massage treatment may be enhanced with Aromatherapy (an additional $10 fee)

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Eb and Flo's Rentals.

The resort also recently changed the operating hours for its food and beverage operations.

  • Sonya's restaurant is open for dinner 6–10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. A la carte breakfast will be served 7–11 a.m. on Saturdays. Brunch will be served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Shutters restaurant serves breakfast 7–11 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner 5–10 p.m. daily.
  • Inn-Room Dining is available 7–10 a.m. and 5–10 p.m. daily.
  • Bleachers is open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
  • The Green Cabin Lounge also is open from noon to midnight daily.

Orlando airport to test eye-scan security for staff; frequent fliers next?

Orlando International Airport will shortly begin a pilot test of new security equipment that uses biometric technology to identify and grant access to authorized areas for certain employees and vendors. The equipment takes a picture of the irises (the colored parts of the eye) of individuals, compares more than 250 unique characteristics with a database of known authorized individuals, and verifies the identity of those who should be granted access. The pilot will involve approximately 500 of the airport's 15,000 employees and vendors.

Reportedly, the scanning equipment will work even if the user is wearing glasses or contact lenses. A portion of the test will likely revolve around the use of sunglasses. The test will be conducted outdoors at a vehicle access point into secure areas of the airport. The test will be utilize the biometric scanners in parallel with existing security measures.

The test is part of a nationwide field test of the iris-scanning equipment this summer being conducted by the Federal Aviation Authority. San Francisco International Airport is already using biometric authentication, where employees have the shape of their hand scanned before they are granted access to ramps.

Orlando International will soon begin their live test of the "Private Sector Known Traveler Program," which was announced in February. This optional program will allow frequent fliers to provide some personal data – along with biometric measurements – on an application, and pass a security assessment which includes checks with federal law enforcement and intelligence data sources. The traveler will then be able to have quicker passage through airport security checkpoints. It is possible that this program will include similar iris-scanning technology. This program could begin as soon as later this month.

Ears to the ground

…Star Wars Weekends kick off this week with special guests Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett) and John Goodson (Concept Model Maker - Episode III). One new feature this year allows guests to "choose their path and fulfill their destiny" in two distinct zones—The Rebel Base, celebrating the "good guys" of the Rebellion in a themed area near the Star Tours attraction, and The Imperial Sector, presenting elements themed to the evil Empire on Mickey Avenue.

…Commemorative Disney Dollars were released May 5. Dumbo ($1), Donald ($5) and Stitch ($10) appear on the new Disney Dollars created for the Happiest Celebration on Earth, along with Mickey Mouse on the first-ever $50 bill. The reverse side of every bill features the original Sleeping Beauty Castle from Disneyland Park flanked by the years 1955 and 2005. A second series of uniquely designed $1, $5 and $10 bills will debut on Feb. 5, 2006, which will be the halfway point of the Celebration.

…Disney is currently testing a lunch buffet at the Coronado Springs Resort's Maya Grill, daily from noon until 2 p.m for $17.95 per person. That price is valid for adults and children.

…A new shop featuring a variety of kitchen gadgets named Mickey's Pantry recently opened adjacent to the Earl of Sandwich Restaurant at Downtown Disney Marketplace, on the site of the old Goofy's Candy Co. (which is now located further east, on the former site of Disney at Home).

…Prices at the Disney Vacation Club are going up again on June 19, when the Member Vacation Point price increases from $95 to $98 per point.

…The Haunted Mansion is expected to go down for refurbishment in the near future.

…Fans of Kryssa, who hosted the countdown of Top 7 Things to Do at WDW on resort TV, will be disappointed to hear that the program has changed and now features a new hostess. Stacey hosts a new Top 7, which includes all of the new attractions that were opened for the Happiest Celebration on Earth.


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Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Peter Pan's Flight – closed for refurbishment from May 22–26.
  • 20,000 League Under the Sea lagoon – most of the area has reopened, featuring corral–type planters and more walkway space. The remainder is transforming into a Hundred Acre Wood–themed children's play area featuring slides, climbing structures, and interactive pop-jet fountains. The area, to be called “Pooh's Playful Spot,” is expected to open around September..
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress – refurbishment planned, date uncertain.
  • Timekeeper – opens seasonally. The attraction is currently closed.
  • Jungle Cruise, the Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management, the Hall of Presidents and the Country Bear Jamboree – open at 10 a.m. every day.
  • Stitch's Great Escape – is running at half-capacity while the show is upgraded. Work on the first theater has been completed. We do not have an expected completion date on the second theater yet.
  • Cinderella's Surprise Celebration –reportedly returns after the 18-month “Happiest Celebration on Earth” festivities end.

Epcot

  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – open seasonally. The Pure and Simple eatery and the Well and Goods Limited shop have been removed, while the Body Wars, Cranium Command, and The Making of Me attractions now open when the pavilion is open. The pavilion is currently closed.

Disney–MGM Studios

  • No current refurbishments.

Animal Kingdom

  • Lucky the Dinosaur – is scheduled to appear in May – July, 2005.
  • Expedition Everest – is scheduled to open in Spring 2006. The likely official opening date is April 22, which is both Earth Day and the park's birthday, but previews may start as early as February 2006.

Resorts

  • Polynesian Resort – nearing completion of the refurbishment of longhouses: Tahiti April 24 – August 17; Tokelau May – September. Work on the Great Ceremonial House also appears to be underway: stores moving to the main lobby area; Captain Cook's Snack Company expanding to fill the rest of the rear of the building.
  • Contemporary Resort – The South Garden Wing will be closed for refurbishment from May 30 – October 31. Rumors indicate that the buildings may be completely gutted and rebuilt as Disney Vacation Club villas. No confirmation of the conversion yet. After the South Garden Wing is complete, renovations will continue through the rest of the resort, which will run through June, 2007.
  • BoardWalk Resort – Conversion of the previous Disney Vacation Club sales center into 19 additional villa-style accommodations through June, and the second floor villas located directly above the project area not available for booking during the construction. Major pipe replacement project underway in corridors outside guest rooms daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through summer 2005. No work scheduled inside guest rooms.
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Phase I's construction of four buildings complete; Phase II's eight units are opening one each month, through October 2005; Phase III's the six units due in 2007, involves razing the old Fairway Villas.
  • Yacht Club Resort – Siding renovation project to continue through mid-2005.
  • Disney's Vero Beach Resort (DVC Resort) – Roof repairs due to hurricane rehabilitation are ongoing and scheduled to run through late November.
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel – Repainting of the building's exterior is underway. Regular hotel operations are not affected.

Water Parks

  • No current refurbishments.

Elsewhere

  • Magnolia Golf Course – Closed for major renovation from May 9 – September 10.
  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays. There will be no performances Jun 5–20.

Park Events

Ongoing

  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (link). April 15 – June 5.

May 2005

  • Star Wars Weekends (link). Fridays – Sundays, May 20 – June 12.
  • Florida Half Ironman at Walt Disney World (link) May 22.

June 2005

  • Gay and Lesbian Day at Walt Disney World (link1 | link2). June 2–5.
  • National Kidney Foundation 5K (link) June 11.

July 2005

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp (link). July 29 – August 17.

September 2005

  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion (link). Sept. 2–4.
  • Night of Joy (link). Sept. 9–10.
  • Walt Disney World Triathlon (link) Sept. 23–25.
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (link). Sept. 30 – Nov. 13.
  • Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (link). Sept. 30, Oct. 2, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31.

October 2005

  • Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure 5K (link) Oct. 8.
  • Disney's Race for the Taste 10K (link) Oct. 9.
  • Funai Classic at Walt Disney World (link). Oct. 20–23.

November 2005

  • Festival of the Masters (link). Nov. 11–13.
  • Super Soap Weekend (link). Nov. 12–13.
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights (link). Nov. 23 - Jan. 8, 2006
  • Holidays Around the World (link). Nov. 25 – Dec. 30.
  • Festival of the Seasons (link). Dates TBA.
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (link). Nov. 27, 29, Dec. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20.

December 2005

  • Pop Warner Super Bowl (link). Dec. 4–10.
  • Pleasure Island New Year's Eve (link). Dec. 31.
  • New Year's Eve at Cirque du Soleil (link). Dec. 31.
  • Atlantic Dance Hall New Year's Eve (link). Dec. 31.

January 2006

  • Disney's Health and Fitness Expo (link). Jan. 6 & 7.
  • FamilyFun Magazine Family Fun Run (link). Jan. 7.
  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon (link). Registration now open. Jan. 7. [Note: The full- and half-marathons are now held on separate days. Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]
  • Walt Disney World Marathon (link). Registration now open. Jan. 8.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Late-summer Passholder and Florida resident rates are out

Annual Passholder and Florida Resident discounts have been released for July 5 through August 27, with rates starting at $74 per night for value resorts and $99 per night for moderate resorts. Discount codes are EXE for passholders and EXF for Florida residents. See the Passholder web site (link) or MouseSavers (link) for more information.

Radisson Resort Parkway announces rates through 2005

Radisson Resort Parkway, a MousePlanet sponsor, has announced their rates through the end of 2005.

 
Courtyard View
Deluxe Pool View
2005
     Through June 30
$87
$97
     July 1 – July 4
$117
$127
     July 5 – Aug 13
$87
$97
     Aug 14 – Sept 29
$83
$93
     Sept 30 – Oct 22
$107
$117
     Oct 23 – Nov 22
$87
$97
     Nov 23 – Nov 26
$107
$117
     Nov 27 – Dec 22
$87
$97
     Dec 23 – 27
$133
$143
     Dec 28 – 31
$179
$189

Click here for more information, or here to make reservations now.

Disney's Summer Price Slice discount returns to golf courses

Summer Price Slice is back with reduced-price greens fees on tee times after 10 a.m. daily from May 2 through Sept. 29 on Disney's five 18-hole golf courses.

Golfers can play the premier Osprey Ridge course after 10 a.m. for $60 (compared to a normal seasonal greens fee of $119) or Eagle Pines for $50 (compared to a normal seasonal fee of $109). Post-10 a.m. rounds on the Magnolia, Palm or Lake Buena Vista courses are $45 (compared to a normal seasonal fee of $89-$94). Prices include golf cart rental.

Disney's Summer Price Slice also gives golfers the opportunity to play afternoon rounds late into the day. Golfers can take on Osprey Ridge after 3 p.m. for $35 ($30 after 5 p.m.). Eagle Pines, Magnolia and Palm start at $30 after 3 p.m. ($25 after 5 p.m.). Rounds at Lake Buena Vista start at $25 after 3 p.m. ($20 after 5 p.m.).

For tee times, call 407-WDW-GOLF (407-939-4653) or go to the Walt Disney World Golf web site (link).

Plan ahead and save a few bucks

The entire ticket price structure changed as of January 2, 2005, to the new “Magic Your Way” passes. Advance purchase discounts are only available on tickets above the base ticket of at least 5 days.

Adult/Child Total Cost 1-day 2-day 3-day 4-day 5-day 6-day 7-day 8-day 9-day 10-day
Base Ticket $59.75 / $48 $119 / $96 $171 / $137 $185 / $148 $193 / $155 $196 / $157 $199 / $160 $202 / $162 $205 / $164 $209 / $167
W/ Park Hopper $94.75 / $83 $154 / $131 $206 / $172 $220 / $183 $228 / $190 $231 / $192 $234 / $195 $237 / $197 $240 / $199 $244 / $202
W/ Plus Pack $104.75 / $93 $164 / $141 $216 / $182 $230 / $193 $238 / $200 $241 / $202 $244 / $205 $247 / $207 $250 / $209 $254 / $212
  (plus 2) (plus 2) (plus 2) (plus 3) (plus 3) (plus 4) (plus 5) (plus 5) (plus 5) (plus 5)
Premium Ticket $139.75 / $128 $199 / $176 $251 / $217 $265 / $228 $273 / $235 $276 / $237 $279 / $240 $282 / $242 $285 / $245 $289 / $247
Premium, No Expiration N/A $209 / $186 $261 / $227 $280 / $243 $308 / $270 $321 / $282 $334 / $295 $382 / $342 $392 / $395 $399 / $347
Advance Purchase Discount N/A N/A N/A N/A $7/$6 $9/$7 $11/$9 $11/$9 $11/$9 $12/$9

Annual Passholders

Receive 10 percent off the price of their lunch meal at selected Walt Disney World Resort hotel restaurants, and the discount is good for up to three guests. The offer is valid Mondays through Fridays. Call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) for locations and reservations.


Park Hours

Hours and entertainment schedules are currently available through July 2005.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
5/21
 

MK 9a-10p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-5p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

MK 9a-9p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-5p
BB 9a-6p
TL 9a-6p

MK 9a-9p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-5p
BB 9a-6p
TL 9a-6p

MK 9a-9p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p

MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-5p
BB 9a-6p
TL 9a-6p

MK 9a-10p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-5p
BB 9a-6p
TL 9a-6p

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-7p
BB 9a-6p
TL 9a-6p

5/22
5/23
  • 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
  • Italics = Morning Extra Magic Hours
  • Bold = Evening Extra Magic Hours

MK 9a-10p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-9p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p


Entertainment Schedule

Hours and entertainment schedules are currently available through July 2005.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 5/16

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Disney Gardening @ Home: "Tropical Treasures" 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Gary Puckett 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 5/17

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Disney Gardening @ Home: "Tropical Treasures" 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Gary Puckett 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 5/18

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Disney Gardening @ Home: "Tropical Treasures" 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Orleans 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 5/19

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Disney Gardening @ Home: "Tropical Treasures" 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Orleans 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 5/20

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Great American Gardeners Series: Tom Turpin 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Orleans 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Star Wars Weekends celebrity guests: Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett), John Goodson (Concept Model Maker - Episode III)

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 5/21

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Great American Gardeners Series: Tom Turpin 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Rare Earth 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Star Wars Weekends celebrity guests: Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett), John Goodson (Concept Model Maker - Episode III)

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 5/22

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Great American Gardeners Series: Tom Turpin 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Rare Earth 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Star Wars Weekends celebrity guests: Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett), John Goodson (Concept Model Maker - Episode III)

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 5/23

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Disney Gardening @ Home: "Treemendous Trees" 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: Rare Earth 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
West End Stage
House of Blues
Monday 5/16

Scott Jeffrey's Band

 

 

Tuesday 5/17

Scott Jeffrey's Band

 

The Machine with TBA (main room), $12.50; 8 p.m.

Wednesday 5/18

Scott Jeffrey's Band

 

 

Thursday 5/19

Scott Jeffrey's Band

 

Mastodon with Death By Stereo and Cult of Luna (main room), $12 advance/$14 day of show; 8 p.m.

Scott Holt (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Friday 5/20

Stormbringer

 

Pocket Change (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Saturday 5/21

Stormbringer

 

Junkie XL Live with TBA (main room), $15 advance/$17.50 day of show; 9 p.m.

Charlie Morris (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Sunday 5/22

Stormbringer

 

Paula Stevens and Ambassadors for Christ (gospel brunch), $30 adult, $15 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

Monday 5/23

Stormbringer

 

 



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