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Update for February 13 – 19, 2006

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News and Views

Big Mountain to visit the Big Apple

Walt Disney World will be taking Expedition Everest on the road, as "Everest in the City" visits New York City this Wednesday and Thursday. The show will feature a pair of billboards on two skyscrapers at Broadway and 47th Street in Times Square. The images will show a runaway train careening down a track, escaping an encounter with a Yeti.

Periodic shows will feature acrobats from Project Bandaloop flying through the sky, navigating the mountain image to an original musical score.


The Everest in the City event even has its own logo. Image (c) Disney.

The taller billboard features wording urging spectators to "Ride the Mountain" and "Face the Legend" with the Expedition Everest and Walt Disney World logos and the DisneyEverest.com Web site. The other billboard, on which the Yeti appears, tells those on the ground to "Dare to confront the Yeti" and to "TXT 'DISNEY' to '4YETI' (49384)."


The billboards for the Everest in the City event will rise 57 stories high. Computer-assisted rendering (c) Disney.

And why should people send that text message? Sending the word "DISNEY" to the short code "4YETI" will make the Yeti's eyes flash at a specific time. Those not able to visit New York City this week can view the video of the event on AOL CityGuide (link). Those visiting the site can also enter an online contest where 25 winners will win trips for four to Walt Disney World to experience an exclusive tour of Expedition Everest.

In other Everest news, we neglected to mention last week that all of the blue construction walls are down, and the attraction is definitely scheduled for soft openings through the official opening on April 7. Of course, soft openings do not guarantee that the attraction will be open every day, or all day on the days that it is open. But the downtime is expected to be limited, as things are working well right now.

Pirates will temporarily reopen during Easter peak week

We've received some additional information about the refurbishment of Pirates of the Caribbean, including some good news for those visiting during the peak weeks around Easter. When the attraction closes on March 1, work will begin on the first phase of the refurbishment, with upgrades to the ride system, pumps, flume walls, lights, speakers and some of the existing audio-animatronic figures.

Following the first phase of the work, which will not result in any major visible changes to most guests, the attraction will reopen in early April in time to soak up the spring break crowds. At the end of April, it will close again for the installation of the new Jack Sparrow and Barbossa animatronics, plus a projection-effect Davy Jones, which will reportedly be located in the "transition grotto."

For those who read last week's Park Update before we were able to correct it, the Siren's Cove enhancement that we reported was a hoax. Multiple people at MousePlanet were contacted by different sources, all claiming to be passing along artwork for a poster to be handed out to park visitors advertising a previously unannounced enhancement to the attraction. We have determined that it was not a piece of Disney artwork, and we removed it from the site before the end of the day on Monday. We apologize for allowing it to be published here.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to open April 5

If you read our brief description of the makeover of portions of the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney when we ran it back in September (link) and wondered when you would be able to shell out big bucks for your little princess to get a real makeover into a Disney princess, the time is approaching quickly, and you can make your reservations now.

Starting April 5, children ages 3 and up will be able to get makeovers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, with packages ranging from $35 to $175. The royal treatment will be applied by "fairy godmothers-in-training" seven days a week, between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Appointments are being taken now at 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895). While walk-ins are welcome, reservations are strongly encouraged, as Disney is not able to guarantee availability for walk-ins.


Young guests visiting the new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at can be magically transformed into their favorite Disney princess for a price, beginning April 5. Image (c) Disney.

Three packages are available:

  • The Coach Package ($35 plus tax) includes one of three different hair style options (Fairytale Princess, Disney Diva or Pop Princess) along with accessories including hair extensions and make-up.
  • The Crown Package ($45 plus tax) includes all of the offerings of the Coach package, plus fingernails.
  • The Castle Package (starting at $175 plus tax) includes all the offerings of the Crown Package, plus a complete costume of your choice, accessories and an imaging package (four 4x6 prints and one 6x8 print of the Disney Princess after her makeover). Note that the photos are not with a Disney princess.

Princess dress sizes run from XXS (child size 2/3 or 4/5) to L (child size 10/12).

Teens and adults can also sign up for the Coach and Crown packages. (The Castle package is not available for teens and adults, likely due to unavailability of larger-sized princess costumes.)

Also opening April 5 will be the Princess Room and Adventure Room. In the Princess Room, girls can play dress-up in princess costumes (and then plead with you to buy the costume for them), while in the Adventure Room, boys can build their own pirate hat or skull, play the latest Disney video games and try on pirate, cowboy, superhero and space explorer costumes (and then plead with you to purchase them).

Pleasure Island and Raglan Road celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Now that Pleasure Island has a new Irish pub, where else should the St. Patrick's Day celebrations be centered but Raglan Road? The pub will be open from noon until 2 a.m. on March 17, with a cover charge of $15 per person starting at 4 p.m.

In addition to its regular complement of Irish food and drink, the pub will feature wall-to-wall Irish entertainment. Tuskar Rock, the pub's house band, will perform Irish music, while maitre'd Jay Shanahan will sing and tell stories. Champion Irish dancer Danielle Fitzpatrick will perform a repertoire of Irish dance steps, and Irish dance troupe Celtic Pulse will perform step dancing throughout the evening.

Pleasure Island itself will extend the celebration from March 16-18, with live music, leprechaun characters and other live and recorded entertainment. The festivities, which will run from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., will be available to all visitors. Visiting the Pleasure Island clubs will still require paid admission.

One Mighty Weekend to benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation

As plans firm up for Gay Days May 31 – June 4, the umbrella organization for the major weekend festivities has named a charity beneficiary for its events. One Mighty Weekend (link) producer Johnny Chisholm has announced that the Elton John AIDS Foundation (link) will receive a portion of the proceeds of the various events produced under the One Mighty Weekend name.

"That's why we selected a respected, nonprofit organization founded and chaired by Sir Elton John. In our twelfth year of this event, we are so proud to be able to support an organization that is effectively addressing one of the world's most serious public health problems," Chisholm said.

Gay Days, in its 16th year, is a gathering of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities at Walt Disney World. While the event is not sponsored or supported by Disney, neither is it barred. The One Mighty Weekend events have been a part of the festivities for 12 years, including after-hours parties at Disney and other area venues. The Gay Days events generate an estimated $150 million in revenue for the Orlando area.

Caribbean Beach newest site for bass fishing

Walt Disney World visitors will have yet another location to try their hand at bass fishing next month. In mid-March, Disney will begin running private fishing excursions on tournament-style Nitro bass boats on Barefoot Bay at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The boats can accommodate one or two guests, along with a Disney bass guide.

The catch-and-release excursions cost $200-$230, depending on the time of the trip, which includes the boat, guide and equipment for one or two guests. For information or reservations, you can call 407-WDW-BASS (407-939-2277).

Wide World of Sports to welcome inaugural World Baseball Classic next month

As we mentioned back in November (link), the World Baseball Classic (link) is coming to Walt Disney World next month. Six round-robin first-round games between the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Australia and Italy will take place between March 7 and March 10.

Marquee names playing in the games at The Ballpark at the Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex include the Dominican Republic's Albert Pujols, Pedro Martinez, Miguel Tejada, Vladimir Guerrero, and Manny Ramirez, Venezuela's Bobby Abreu, Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez, and Italy's Mike Piazza.

All four teams will be in action on March 7, with the Dominican Republic facing Venezuela during the afternoon and Italy taking on Australia at night. The next night, Italy will face Venezuela. All four teams will play on March 9, with Italy facing the Dominican Republic in the afternoon while Venezuela takes on Australia at night. The final game takes place in the evening of March 10, with Australia taking on the Dominican Republic. The official schedule is available in PDF format on Disney's Web site (link).

Tickets for all six games are available through Ticketmaster via Web (link) or phone (407-839-3900). Six-game ticket packages are available via phone at 407-WDW-GAME (407-939-4263) or online (link).

Wide World of Sports is again home of the Braves

Perennial National League East champion Atlanta Braves will return to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex for spring training this week, as pitchers and catcher report on Thursday. Position players are due by next Tuesday, and the first full workout is next Wednesday.

Seventeen exhibition games are scheduled from March 1-30, before the Braves leave to play two final exhibition games at Turner Field in Atlanta on March 31 and April 1. The Braves will play road games March 7-10 while the World Baseball Classic's opening round is played at the Disney facility.

Tickets (priced from $13.50 to $22) are available through Ticketmaster at 407-839-9300 or online (link). Group tickets are available at 407-WDW-GAME (407-939-4263).

Ward, Bettis enjoy their parade following Super Bowl championship

Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward and veteran Pittsburgh runningback Jerome "The Bus" Bettis rode in convertible during a parade down Main Street, U.S.A. last Monday, the day after the Steelers won the Super Bowl and Ward filmed his traditional Disney commercial. Ward gave the commercial a twist, though, as he extended the trademark phrase. The 36th spot in the series had Ward exclaiming "I'm going to Disney World... and I'm taking The Bus!"


Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward gives a thumbs-up during a parade ride with Mickey Mouse the day after recording his "I'm going to Disney World" commercial following the Super Bowl. Photo (c) Disney.

Ward was pleased to ride in a red convertible with Mickey Mouse, because Ward has called Mickey his favorite character because "he's always happy." Bettis rode behind in another red convertible with Minnie Mouse. Behind the two Steelers stars was NFL all-time rushing leader and future Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, along with members of the NFL Youth Football program.


Apparently unaware of the Disney "two-finger point" policy, Jerome Bettis rides down Main Street, U.S.A. with Minnie Mouse in a procession following the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl win. Photo (c) Disney.

"Tomato tree" at Epcot passes world record, keeps going

The greenhouses at The Land pavilion in Epcot's Future World have long been producing food for consumption at Walt Disney World's restaurants. But one plant has produced more than any other of its kind in the world. A "tomato tree," which we had first mentioned last May (link) as producing thousands of tomatoes, is still at it.

The plant, which can be seen on the Living with the Land boat ride, has produced over 20,000 golf ball-sized fruits with a total weight of more than 850 pounds. The tomatoes are served in restaurants around the Walt Disney World resort. The only one of its kind in the United States, it was brought over from Beijing, China, and planted in the greenhouse in December 2004.

Ears to the ground

…In an earlier update about ticket price hikes, we missed a price hike for a la carte "plus" features. Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and DisneyQuest have all jumped their prices to $35 for adults and $29 for children ages 3-9.

…Refurbishment of the Liberty Belle is apparently more involved than expected, as the return date for the steamboat has been pushed back to July 1.

…Looks like they've done another minor redesign of the home page of the Walt Disney World Web site.


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Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress – has been returned to the list of "seasonal" attractions, so its open status may change at any time.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – is not operating due to refurbishment, and will return to service on July 1.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – will close from early March through July 6 for the addition of characters from the movie that was inspired by the ride. The attraction will reportedly reopen briefly for the peak Easter crowds before closing again to complete the refurbishment.
  • Timekeeper – open seasonally.
  • Cinderella's Surprise Celebration – reportedly returns after the 18-month “Happiest Celebration on Earth” festivities end.

Epcot

  • Test Track – will be closed for refurbishment through February 14.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – has closed again following its holiday 2005 season run, and is thought to be closed for good.

Disney–MGM Studios

  • No current refurbishments.

Animal Kingdom

  • Expedition Everest – is scheduled to officially open in Spring 2006. The official opening press event is scheduled for April 7, just before the peak season of the two weeks surrounding Easter. Soft openings for the general public are now underway.

Resorts

  • Wilderness Lodge – Roaring Forks Snacks will be closed through March 8 for refurbishment. Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artist Point will remain open, and grab-and-go items will be made available elsewhere during the refurbishment.
  • 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.
  • Contemporary Resort – The South Garden Wing is partially-open during refurbishment through September, 2006. Renovations on the rest of the resort are also underway, with the tower building being done one floor at a time and the North Garden Wing to follow, and are expected to run through October, 2007.
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Phase I's four buildings and Phase II's eight units are complete, Construction on Phase III is underway, with the six units expected to open between June and December, 2006.

Water Parks

  • Typhoon Lagoon – Closed for its annual refurbishment through February 25.

Elsewhere

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays.

Park Events

February 2006

  • National High School Cheerleading Championship. February 10–12.
  • Atlanta Braves Training Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex (link). February 17 ? March 30.
  • Twirlmania. February 17–20. Twirlers, auxiliary guard, pom, and dancers descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).
  • Parti Gras. February 24, 25, 28. Pleasure Island's annual celebration of Mardi Gras includes special decor and live entertainment.
  • 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).
  • World Baseball Classic. March 3-11. Baseball's best players from Australia, Domincan Republic, Italy and Venezuela square off in the first round of the international tournament (link).
  • National All Star Cheerleading Championship. March 10–12 (link).
  • National Kidney Foundation of Florida Gift of Life 5K Run/Walk. March 19. The seventh annual event to raise money and promote organ and tissue donation awareness (link).

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).
  • Grad Nite. April 28-29, May 5-6. High school seniors take over the Magic Kingdom after an early closing and party all night (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 course starts at Animal Kingdom, goes through the Studios and ends at Epcot.
  • Danskin Women's Triathlon. May 13-14. Athletes compete in a 400 yard swim, a 9 mile bike ride, and a 2 mile run (link).
  • Epcot Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend. May 18–21. Collectible bears and dolls at Epcot (link).
  • Star Wars Weekends. May 19-21 and 26-28, and June 2-4 and 9-11. The popular event is slated to return to the Studios in 2006 (link).
  • Gay Days 2006. May 31 - June 4. The 16th annual gathering of the GLBT community at Walt Disney World (link1 | link2).

July 2006

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex (link). July 29 – August 17. The NFC South champions prepare for the 2006 campaign, with practices open to the public.

September 2006

  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion. Sept. 1–4. The radio host's annual gathering returns for another 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

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Dates TBA. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs. (link).
  • Disney's Race for the Taste 10K. Oct. 8. The annual Disney 10K race continues its association with the Epcot Food & Wine Festival (link).
  • ABC Super Soap Weekend. Dates TBA. Your favorite ABC soap opera starts converge on the Disney-MGM Studios (link).
  • Funai Classic at Walt Disney World. Oct. 16–22. Lucas Glover will try to defend his title at the 36th annual fall golf classic on the Palm and Magnolia courses (link).

November-December 2006

  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Dates TBA. Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like? (link).

December 2006

  • 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 2007

  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon. Jan. 6. Registration now open (link). [Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]
  • Walt Disney World Marathon. Jan. 7. Registration now open (link).

Current Discounts & Promotions

Passholder Best Rate Program gone, regular passholder discounts return

The Passholder Best Rate program apparently received a cold reception from annual passholders that like to plan their trips on the spur of the moment. The program has been discontinued and been replaced by straight discounts available up until the last minute. Passholders can see discounts for multiple months in advance on the passholder Web site (link). Currently, discounts are available through April 8.

Radisson announces exclusive Disney Fan Rate specials

The Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration (formerly the Radisson Resort Parkway), a MousePlanet sponsor, has announced special exclusive rates for MousePlanet readers through the end of February. These rates are lower than those that you'll receive through Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Radisson.com, or anywhere else on the Internet.

The rates are as follows:

Now through February 26 - $105.00 weekdays / $115.00 weekends (EXCEPTION: 2/16 - 2/21 at $135.00 due to Daytona 500 Race)

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

Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration releases rates through the end of 2006

The Radisson Resort Parkway is now the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration! The resort, a MousePlanet sponsor, has announced their standard rates through the end of 2006. Note that the nightly rates do not include a $7 per night resort fee.

 
Standard View
Pool View
Bed & Breakfast Package
Sleep Number - Standard View
Sleep Number - Pool View
2006
     Through – Feb 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.

Magic Your Way ticket price guide

Walt Disney World's entire ticket price structure changed as of January 2, 2005, to the new “Magic Your Way” passes, and prices increased on January 1, 2006.. Advance purchase discounts are only available on tickets above the base ticket of at least 4 days, with higher discounts on those tickets with both options.

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 $63 / $52 $125 / $103 $181 / $149 $195 / $160 $199 / $162 $202 / $164 $204 / $165 $206 / $167 $208 / $169 $210 / $171
w/ Park Hopper option $103 / $92 $165 / $143 $221 / $189 $235 / $200 $239 / $202 $242 / $204 $244 / $205 $246 / $207 $248 / $209 $250 / $211
w/ Water Park Fun & More option $113 / $102 $175 / $153 $231 / $199 $245 / $210 $249 / $212 $252 / $214 $254 / $215 $256 / $217 $258 / $219 $260 / $221
  (plus 3) (plus 3) (plus 3) (plus 4) (plus 4) (plus 5) (plus 6) (plus 6) (plus 6) (plus 6)
w/ both options $153 / $142 $215 / $193 $271 / $239 $285 / $250 $289 / $252 $292 / $254 $294 / $255 $296 / $257 $298 / $259 $300 / $261
w/ both options, no Expiration N/A $225 / $203 $281 / $249 $305 / $270 $329 / $292 $342 / $304 $359 / $320 $406 / $367 $428 / $389 $435 / $396
Advance Purchase Discount - 1 option N/A N/A N/A $2/$2 $5/$3 $7/$4 $8/$4 $8/$4 $8/$4 $8/$4
Advance Purchase Discount - 2 options N/A N/A N/A $12/$10 $15/$11 $17/$12 $18/$12 $18/$12 $18/$12 $18/$12

Park Hours

Hours and entertainment schedules are currently available through August 2006.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
2/13
2/14
2/15
2/16
2/17
2/18
 

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

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

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

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

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

MGM 9a-7p
AK 9a-5p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

2/19
2/20
2/21
2/22
2/23
2/24
2/25

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p

AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 9a-6p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 9a-6p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

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

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

MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 9a-5p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

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

  • 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 August 2006.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 2/13

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 2/14

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 2/15

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 2/16

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 2/17

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 2/18

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 2/19

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 2/20

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 2/21

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 2/22

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 2/23

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 2/24

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 2/25

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 2/13

Stormbringer

Jagermeister Music Tour Featuring Disturbed with bloodsimple (main room), $32.50 advance/$35 day of show; 8 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 2/14

Big Idea (Leonard Brothers at West End Stage.)

Jagermeister Music Tour Featuring Disturbed with bloodsimple (main room), $32.50 advance/$35 day of show; 8 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 2/15

Frankie & the West End Boys

 

Thursday 2/16

Stormbringer

Motor City Josh (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Friday 2/17

Stormbringer

XBOX 360 Presents The Academy Is? with Special Guests Acceptance and Panic! At The Disco (main room), $14 advance/$16 day of show; 7 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Albert Castiglia (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Saturday 2/18

Stormbringer

Solo Entertainment Presents Fin De Semana Del Amor Y Amistad (Weekend Of Love and Friendship) Featuring Wisin Y Yandel Y DJ RicoSanchez Y DJ Lemo (main room), $40 advance/$50 day of show; 8 p.m.

Roger "Hurricane" Wilson (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Sunday 2/19

Frankie & the West End Boys

The Turner Brothers (gospel brunch), $30 adult, $15 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

Monday 2/20

Frankie & the West End Boys

 

Tuesday 2/21

Leonard Brothers

 

Wednesday 2/22

Leonard Brothers

NOFX with Special Guests The Loved Ones and The Lawrence Arms (main room), $20; 8 p.m.

Thursday 2/23

Leonard Brothers

An Evening With Dark Star Orchestra (main room), $15 advance/$17.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

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

Friday 2/24

Leonard Brothers (Crawdaddio at the West End Stage)

Guinness Presents The Green 17 Tour 2006 Featuring Flogging Molly with Special Guests Scotch Green and Rolling Blackout (main room), $17.50 advance/$19.50 day of show; 8:30 p.m., 21 and older only

Nick Moss & The Fliptops (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.



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