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Update for November 14 – 20, 2005

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News and Views

MouseFest is just over two weeks away!

Just a reminder that MouseFest is scheduled for November 30 – December 5 (land) and December 4–8 (sea). MouseFest Gold Sponsor MousePlanet is organizing three events and officially participating in a fourth during the land portion. For more information and how to let us know that you're coming, visit our MouseFest events page (link). For more information on MouseFest, visit the MouseFest event site (link).

The pocket guide for MouseFest has been published (link). Two versions are available, one for viewing (pages are in order) and one for printing (page will be in order once you assemble the booklet.

Siemens signs on to sponsor Spaceship Earth, Illuminations, Osborne Lights and more

After a couple of years without a sponsor after AT&T dropped out in 2003, Spaceship Earth picked up new sponsorship last week when international technology giant Siemens AG signed a major 12-year deal with the Walt Disney Company. In addition to sponsoring Spaceship Earth, Siemens will also get sponsorship of the Iluminations fireworks show at Epcot, and new attractions at Innoventions in both Epcot and Disneyland. Also, Siemens' Sylvania lighting division will get sponsorship of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights at the Disney-MGM Studios, as well as Disney's Electrical Parade and Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams in California.

The deal also includes sponsorship of ABC's video board in New York City's Times Square and further joint technology ventures. This is another in a series of technology-focused deals made under Disney's technophile CEO Bob Iger. In a press release announcing the deal, Iger said, “Embracing new technology is a key strategic priority at Disney because it supports our commitment to creating an outstanding guest experience and drives growth for the entire Company.”

There is no word yet on future changes at Spaceship Earth to reflect Siemens' sponsorship, though the remaining AT&T logos have all disappeared.

Pleasure Island Update

Last week, we ran a rumor that all buildings on the lake side of Pleasure Island would be demolished and replaced by themed restaurants operated by outside participants, inadvertently setting off alarm bells across the Internet among fans of the Adventurer's Club. We have now received conflicting information from another source that indicates that the Adventurer's Club, at least, will not be going anywhere. Again, we do not have confirmation either way from those inside the Team Disney building, so there's no guarantee that this better-informed source is the final word, or whether it's just the Adventurer's Club or all of the endangered buildings that are safe. However, due to the conflicting information, we're now going to stand down from red alert and switch to wait-and-see mode until we get final confirmation one way or the other. The information about the West End Stage, the Hub Stage and the fireworks being done for, though, is still solid. They will all be gone.

We apologize for stirring up the hornet's nest, though in all fairness we did make sure that it was labeled as rumor and not fact due to the lack of confirmation.

Living Seas news

We've just received word that The Living Seas pavilion at Epcot is officially reopening on November 23. Sea Base Alpha is being renamed to simply “Sea Base,” with the entrance through the area that formerly housed the exit hydrolators. And yes, the rumor appears to be true—the entire pavilion is going to a Finding Nemo theme.

End date of Tarzan Rocks confirmed as early January

All you Tarzan Rocks fans out there might want to hurry up to get one last viewing of the show. In the November issue of the Mickey Monitor WDW passholder newsletter, Disney confirms that the show will be “ending its wild run in early January 2006 to make room for an exciting, new offering.” We've already noted (link) that the new show will be based upon Finding Nemo, and will debut in late 2006 or early 2007 after the Theater in the Wild undergoes a major renovation.

Submit your vacation videos for use on this year's Christmas Parade broadcast

Do you want to have your home videos of your Disney vacation appear on the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade telecast? Disney and show producer Harborlight Entertainment are accepting submissions of home videos for possible inclusion in the show. According to Disney, they're “looking for a variety of video clips—from funny to fun and heartwarming to heartfelt.” The only requirements are that it was shot in a Disney Theme Park and that it meets ABC broadcast guidelines.

Make sure that you submit a copy of your original, since they will not be returning your media. You can submit many formats, including VHS, 8mm, Super 8, Hi-8, Mini-DV and DVD, but must receive your submission by December 8. We suggest that you read the rules and procedures, available as a PDF file online (link), carefully.

Hotel Royal Plaza to reopen in January

The Hotel Royal Plaza on Hotel Plaza Boulevard near Downtown Disney closed last summer due to damage from Hurricane Charley, and took advantage of that time for repairs and refurbishment to the 394 guest rooms, meeting space and public areas. The Royal Plaza is now set to reopen in January (though their Web site is not accepting bookings before February 1), and has begun an effort to fill the 140 full-time positions needed to run the resort.

Disney expands events around Florida Classic

For the 26th time—the ninth since Walt Disney World's first involvement and the fifth since it took on name sponsorship—historically black schools Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M University meet on Saturday in the Walt Disney World Florida Classic football game. To tie in with the game, Walt Disney World will host events at the Coronado Springs Resort on Thursday and the Disney-MGM Studios on Friday.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Coronado Springs Resort, the Inaugural Florida Classic Symposium on Sports & Society will feature a discussion of the business of sports by college and professional athletics executives. Registration for this event is now closed.

On Friday, Florida Classic Fan Day kicks off at park opening of the Disney-MGM Studios, featuring marching bands from both schools leading the Hollywood Holly-Day Parade, a cheerleader squad competition, a step exhibition featuring various fraternities and sororities to be held on a stage in front of the Sorcerer's Hat, a special Florida Classic version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It and a “tailgate party” featuring music and entertainment.

The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, with a telecast on ESPNU.

Disney on Broadway news

In a press release last Thursday, Disney Theatrical announced some of its future plans. The Broadway production of The Lion King is moving in its entirety from the Disney-owned New Amsterdam Theatre to the Minskoff Theatre next June. The show closes at the New Amsterdam on June 4, and the cast and crew head three blocks uptown (from 42nd & Broadway to 45th & Broadway) to reopen the show in its new home on June 13.

After The Lion King vacates the New Amsterdam, load-in begins for the another Disney Theatrical production, with Mary Poppins opening at the theater in the fall. The Broadway edition of the collaboration between Disney Theatrical and Cameron Mackintosh begins preview performances on October 14, 2006, and has its official opening night on November 16. The show, which opened last December at the Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End, may surprise American theater-goers, as it is much darker than the popular Disney film.

Finishing out the theatrical round-up, while it was not listed in the press release, Tarzan begins preview performances at the Richard Rogers Theatre on March 24, 2006, and holds its grand opening on May 10. Visa cardholders and Walt Disney World Passholders may purchase their tickets now, while tickets go on sale to the general public this weekend.

Ears to the ground

…Victoria & Albert's restaurant at the Grand Floridian Resort has received its sixth straight Five Diamond rating from AAA. It is the only Disney restaurant to have received this designation from the AAA.

…On the subject of food, Epcot has just named Christine Weissman as its new executive chef. Weissman replaces Michael LaDuke, who left to join Darden Restaurants. Weissman moves to Epcot from her previous post as chef de cuisine of catering at the Contemporary Resort and Magic Kingdom.

…Disneyland has began a monthly official podcast (link) last week. Can Walt Disney World be far behind? Probably.


Don't keep it to yourself! Send us your news tips, rumors, and comments. Email Mark here.

Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress – refurbishment of seats and carpeting occurring on a rolling basis; the attraction remains open. However, the Carousel has been returned to the list of “seasonal” attractions, so its open status may change at any time.
  • Main Street Railroad Station – under refurbishment through December 20. Guests can still board the train at the station, though the entrance and exit may be relocated during the work. The locker rental stand area is being converted to stroller rental, with the lockers moving elsewhere. In addition, the curb in front of the station is disappearing to allow easier transit for newly rented strollers and those about to be returned. The station is also slated to receive new glass, canopies, paint, and so forth.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – is not operating due to refurbishment through April 1, 2006.
  • Haunted Mansion – is closed for minor mechanical refurbishment through November 15.
  • Donald's Boat – is closed for refurbishment through November 18.
  • Splash Mountain – is closing November 17–18 and January 23–27 for refurbishment.
  • Country Bear Jamboree – is closing January 3–7 for its return from the Christmas Special to its regular Jamboree show.
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – is closing January 4 – February 8 for refurbishment.
  • Timekeeper – open seasonally.
  • Cinderella's Surprise Celebration – reportedly returns after the 18-month “Happiest Celebration on Earth” festivities end.

Epcot

  • The Living Seas pavilion, including the popular Turtle Talk with Crush attraction, is closed for refurbishment through November 24. The entire pavilion has been rethemed to Finding Nemo, and Sea Base Alpha has been renamed simply “Sea Base.”
  • Ice Station Cool – closed through later this month for refurbishment. It will reopen as “Club Cool.” Latest word indicates that it may reopen November 17.
  • Norway's Stave Church – closed through November 14 for refurbishment. When it reopens, it will feature a gallery focusing on the Viking explorers.
  • Test Track – is closing for refurbishment January 9 – February 14, 2006.
  • 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, and has been removed from park maps. Its future is uncertain.

Disney–MGM Studios

  • The Chronicles of Narnia movie sets – are officially scheduled to open on December 9.

Animal Kingdom

  • 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.
  • Tarzan Rocks – is scheduled to close in early January 2006. Its rumored replacement is a show based upon Finding Nemo, which would debut in late 2006 or early 2007 after the Theater in the Wild gets a complete makeover. The stage, lighting and sound system will all be gutted and the theater will be completely enclosed, as with the Lion King theater in Camp Minnie-Mickey.

Resorts

  • Polynesian Resort – Work is now underway on the complete refurbishment and upgrading of rooms and hallways in all buildings, which is expected to be completed by June, 2006.
  • Contemporary Resort – The South Garden Wing is closed for refurbishment through September, 2006. Rumors indicate that the buildings may be completely gutted and rebuilt as Disney Vacation Club villas. However, another rumor states that new DVC lodgings will be built on the current site of the Disney Tennis Center at the resort, and there is no confirmation of the either rumor yet. Renovations on the rest of the resort are also underway, with the tower building being done one floor at a time, and are expected to run through November, 2007.
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Phase I's four buildings and Phase II's eight units are complete, Vertical construction for Phase III's six units is underway, with the six units expected to open between June and December, 2006.
  • Disney's Vero Beach Resort (DVC Resort) – Roof repairs due to hurricane rehabilitation are ongoing and scheduled to run through late November.

Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach – Closed for its annual refurbishment through December 24.
  • Typhoon Lagoon – Will close for its annual refurbishment on December 25, and is expected to reopen on February 26, 2006.

Elsewhere

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays. Also dark November 13–15 and December 4–13. An additional performance will take place on November 20.

Park Events

November 2005

  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. Nov. 14 – Jan. 8, 2006. Millions of lights bombard the eyes at the Disney-MGM Studios (link).
  • Holidays Around the World. Nov. 25 – Dec. 30. Epcot celebrates the season, including the popular Candlelight Processional (link).
  • Festival of the Seasons. Nov. 19 – Dec. 24. Downtown Disney celebrates the season (link).
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Nov. 27, 29, Dec. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20. Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like? (link).
  • MouseFest 2005. November 30 – December 3. Meet your favorite Disney Internet and guidebook authors (including some of us!) at a gathering of the Disney Internet community around the World (link).

December 2005

  • MousePlanet presents a mini-MouseAdventure at MouseFest. Dec. 1. Meet at the outdoor seating area by Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom at 10:00 a.m. for this event. This is a shortened version of MousePlanet's signature event (link), and marks the first time that the event has been held in Florida.
  • MousePlanet presents the second annual Mike Scopa Dole Whip Meet at MouseFest. Dec. 1. Meet at the Aloha Isle take-out window in Adventureland at noon.
  • MousePlanet presents the first annual Shocolate Mousssse Meet at MouseFest. Dec 3. Meet at Boulangerie Patisserie at Epcot's France pavilion at 5:00 p.m. following the Mega Mouse Meet for this event. For more on the origin of the Shocolate Mousssse phenomenon among MousePlanet readers, please see this thread on our MousePad discussion forums.
  • Pop Warner Super Bowl. Dec. 4–10. Football players and cheerleaders descend on the resort for the annual championships (link).
  • Pleasure Island New Year's Eve. Dec. 31. Pleasure Island celebrates the actual New Year (link).
  • New Year's Eve at Cirque du Soleil. Dec. 31. Cirque puts on special New Year's performances (link).
  • Atlantic Dance Hall New Year's Eve. Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year at the BoardWalk's own dance club (link).

January 2006

  • Disney's Health and Fitness Expo. Jan. 5–7. Check in for the weekend's races and check out the vendors (link).
  • FamilyFun Magazine Family Fun Run. Jan. 7. The shortest run of the weekend (link).
  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon. Jan. 7. Registration closed (link). [Note: The full- and half-marathons are now held on separate days. Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]
  • Walt Disney World Marathon. Jan. 8. Registration closed (link).
  • College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship. January 13–16.

February 2006

  • National Dance Team Championship. February 3–6.
  • National High School Cheerleading Championship. February 10–13.
  • Atlanta Braves Training Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex (link). Dates in February ? March TBA.
  • Twirlmania. February 17–20. Twirlers, auxiliary guard, pom, and dancers descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).
  • Cheer & Dance National Championships. February 25–26. School & Youth Rec Cheer February 25, All-Star Cheer & Dance February 26 (link).

March 2006

  • Cheer & Dance National Championships. March 3–5. All Star/Studio March 3, School Dance March 3–5 (link).
  • ESPN The Weekend. March 3–5. Corporate synergy brings the cable channel back to the Studios for its third go-round (link).
  • National All Star Cheerleading Championship. March 10–13.

April 2006

  • Disney's All-Star Kids Classic. April 1. Registration is now open for the kids' inline race (link).
  • Walt Disney World Inline Marathon. April 2. Registration is now open (link).
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. April 21 – June 11. Epcot comes alive with topiaries, other floral displays, gardening demonstrations and the “Flower Power” concert series (link).

May 2006

  • Disney's Minnie Marathon Weekend 5K and 1 Mile (link). May 6. The short runs of the ladies-only running weekend take place at and near Downtown Disney.
  • Women Run the World 15 K (link). May 7. The ladies-only run starts at Animal Kingdom, goes through the Studios and ends at Epcot.
  • Star Wars Weekends. Dates TBA. The popular event is slated to return to the Studios in 2006 (link).
  • Epcot Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend. May 18–21. Collectible bears and dolls at Epcot (link).

September 2006

  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion. Dates TBA. The annual gathering hopes not to be cancelled by hurricane again this year (link).
  • Night of Joy. Dates TBA. Disney's annual Christian music festival (link).
  • Walt Disney World Triathlon. Sept. 24. Athletes compete in a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike ride, and a 10K run (link).
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Sept. 29 – Nov. 12. The annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series (link).

October 2006

  • Disney's Race for the Taste 10K. Oct. 8. The annual Disney 10K race continues its association with the Epcot Food & Wine Festival (link).

January 2007

  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon. Jan. 6. Registration now open (link). [Note: The full- and half-marathons are now held on separate days. Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]
  • Walt Disney World Marathon. Jan. 5. Registration now open (link).

Current Discounts & Promotions

Passholder Best Rate Program extended through April 13

The Passholder Best Rate program is now accepting reservations, online only, through April 13, 2006. In addition, some rates have dropped even lower, with value resorts going for $49 most nights from January 16 - February 4, 2006.

Radisson Resort Parkway releases rates through the end of 2006

Radisson Resort Parkway, a MousePlanet sponsor, has announced their rates through the end of 2006. Note that the resort has allocated some rooms as low as $77.00 weekdays and $87.00 weekends now through December 22.

 
Standard View
Pool View
Bed & Breakfast Package
Sleep Number - Standard View
Sleep Number - Pool View
2005
     Through Nov 17
$97 (M-F)
$107 (S,S)
$107 (M-F)
$117 (S,S)
$116 (M-F)
$126 (S,S)
N/A
N/A
     Nov 18 – 26
$107
$117
$126
N/A
N/A
     Nov 27 – Dec 3
$97
$107
$116
N/A
N/A
     Dec 4 – 22
$87
$97
$106
N/A
N/A
     Dec 23 – 27
$133
$143
$152
N/A
N/A
     Dec 28 – 31
$175
$185
$194
N/A
N/A
2006
     Jan 1 – 10
$95 (M-F)
$105 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$114 (M-F)
$124 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
     Jan 11 – 14
$125
$135
$144
$135
$145
     Jan 15 – Feb 2
$95 (M-F)
$105 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$114 (M-F)
$124 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
     Feb 3 – 15
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
$134 (M-F)
$144 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
$135 (M-F)
$145 (S,S)
     Feb 16 – 19
$175
$185
$194
$185
$195
     Feb 20 – Apr 6
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
$134 (M-F)
$144 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
$135 (M-F)
$145 (S,S)
     Apr 7 – 12
$145
$155
$164
$155
$165
     Apr 13 – 16
$175
$185
$194
$185
$195
     Apr 17 – 22
$145
$155
$164
$155
$165
     Apr 23 – 29
$115
$125
$134
$125
$135
     Apr 30 – May 24
$95 (M-F)
$105 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$114 (M-F)
$124 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
     May 25 – 29
$125
$135
$144
$135
$145
     May 30 – June 8
$95 (M-F)
$105 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$114 (M-F)
$124 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
     June 9 – 29
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$124 (M-F)
$134 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
     June 30 – July 8
$125
$135
$144
$135
$145
     July 9 – Aug 19
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$124 (M-F)
$134 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
     Aug 20 – Oct 5
$95 (M-F)
$105 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$114 (M-F)
$124 (S,S)
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
     Oct 6 – Nov 4
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
$134 (M-F)
$144 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
$135 (M-F)
$145 (S,S)
     Nov 5 – 25
$105 (M-F)
$115 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$124 (M-F)
$134 (S,S)
$115 (M-F)
$125 (S,S)
$125 (M-F)
$135 (S,S)
     Nov 26 – Dec 19
$95
$105
$114
$105
$115
     Dec 20 – 25
$115
$125
$134
$125
$135
     Dec 26 – 31
$175
$185
$194
$185
$195

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

Plan ahead and save a few bucks

Walt Disney World's 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 option $94.75 / $83 $154 / $131 $206 / $172 $220 / $183 $228 / $190 $231 / $192 $234 / $195 $237 / $197 $240 / $199 $244 / $202
w/ Water Park Fun & More option $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)
w/ both options $139.75 / $128 $199 / $176 $251 / $217 $265 / $228 $273 / $235 $276 / $237 $279 / $240 $282 / $242 $285 / $245 $289 / $247
w/ both options, 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 April 2006.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
11/14
11/15
11/16
11/17
11/18
11/19
 

MK 9a-8p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-5p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-8p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-5p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-8p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-5p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-8p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-5p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-8p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-5p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-10p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-5p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

11/20
11/21
11/22
11/23
11/24
11/25
11/26

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-6p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-6p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

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

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

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

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7:30p
EW 11a-9:30p
MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-7p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7:30p
EW 11a-9:30p
MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-8p
BB closed
TL 10a-5p

  • 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

Entertainment Schedule

Hours and entertainment schedules are currently available through April 2006.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 11/14

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Tuesday 11/15

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Wednesday 11/16

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Thursday 11/17

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Friday 11/18

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Saturday 11/19

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Sunday 11/20

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Monday 11/21

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Tuesday 11/22

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-10p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Wednesday 11/23

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-10p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Thursday 11/24

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-10p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Friday 11/25

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-10p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Saturday 11/19

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-10p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
West End Stage
House of Blues
Monday 11/14

Frankie & The West End Boys

 

(main room), $26.50 advance/$29.50 day of show; 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11/15

Leonard Brothers

 

 

Wednesday 11/16

Leonard Brothers

 

Fear Factory and Soilwork with Strapping Young Lad (main room), $17 advance/$19 day of show; 8 p.m.

Thursday 11/17

Stormbringer

 

Hawthorne Heights w/ Silverstein, Bayside and Alden (main room), $15; 8 p.m.

Jimmy Griswald (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Friday 11/18

Stormbringer

 

Buddy Guy with Indigenous (main room), $28.50 advance/$31.50 day of show; 8:30 p.m.

Damon Fowler Band (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Saturday 11/19

Stormbringer

 

Frontline Promotions Presents The 9th Annual Official FL Classic After Party Grown Folks Night with Kid Capri (main room), $45 advance/$50 day of show; 9 p.m.

Blue Sky Mission Club (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Sunday 11/20

Stormbringer

 

Apostle JL Cash & Praise (gospel brunch), $30 adult, $15 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

Fantasma & HOB Present An Evening With Bob Weir and Rat Dog (main room), $28.50; 7 p.m.

Monday 11/21

Stormbringer

 

 

Tuesday 11/22

The Big Idea

 

Marc Broussard with Special Guests David Ryan Harris and Mosaic (main room), $12 advance/$14 day of show; 7 p.m.

Wednesday 11/23

The Big Idea

 

 

Thursday 11/24

The Big Idea

 

Playstation Presents The Breed Love Odyssey Tour Featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli with Special Guests Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae (main room), $32 advance/$35 day of show; 9 p.m.

Friday 11/25

Frankie & The West End Boys

 

Bauhaus with TBA (main room), $36.50 advance/$39.50 day of show; 8:30 p.m.

Bird Dog Bobby (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.



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