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Update for February 20 – 26, 2006

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News and Views

Timekeeper no longer open "From Time to Time"

The Timekeeper, the poorly attended attraction in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland, is no more. The attraction will officially switch from "seasonal" to "closed" on Sunday, though it will remain seasonally closed until then. There are many opinions on why the attraction (subtitled "From Time to Time") did not find a following. Probably, it was a combination of the most popular theories.

The first, and least likely, is that the attraction was forever mired in the year 2000. While the "current" year of the attraction was originally updated, the date became forever stuck after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, due to the appearance of the World Trade Center in one segment of the Circlevision movie.

Another theory is that, after walking around the Magic Kingdom for hours, people did not want to remain on their feet leaning on the "lean rails" for the entire show.

Most likely are these most popular theories. It was hard for the attraction to build much of a following because it was rarely open. Not only that, but it was not always publicized during the times that it was open. Finally, the theory is that the entrance to the attraction was not apparent to passersby, making it hard for it to draw a crowd.

Regardless of the reason, however, The Timekeeper has joined the annals of Yester World.

Thanks, Marty, and good luck!

It was announced last Wednesday that Imagineering legend Marty Sklar (named a Disney Legend in 2001) would be leaving his position as Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) to take on a newly created role as Parks and Resorts Imagineering Ambassador. This new position, which has yet to be defined, will take advantage of the 72-year-old Sklar's storytelling skills to bring the story of Imagineering to the public, and to encourage future generations of Imagineers.

However, it will also remove him from the WDI complex in Glendale, California, and move him over with the general Parks & Resorts team, so it looks like his 30-plus-year era of influence over Imagineering projects is at an end. It is uncertain whether this move is related to the creation of the Principal Creative Advisor position for Pixar's John Lasseter or if it has been in the works for a while.

In the meantime, the rest of the WDI creative leadership team is remaining intact. Tom Fitzgerald, Anne Hamburger, Bruce Vaughn and Wing Chao were singled out in a memo from Parks & Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo. Oddly, missing from the memo was mention of WDI President Don Goodman. It is unknown whether this was an unintentional slight, or just a reflection of Goodman's role on the business side, rather than the creative side.

In the meantime, Sklar will now start to define his new role, which he currently describes as a "blank piece of paper."

Sklar started at Disney in 1955, creating The Disneyland News, a 10-cent newspaper sold on Main Street, U.S.A. during the park's early days. After his senior year at UCLA and a brief position at a trade journal, he returned to Disney for good. Sklar worked on most of the park's publicity and marketing materials before jumping over to WED Enterprises (now known as Walt Disney Imagineering) in 1961.

Aside from his work on many Imagineering projects and his development of "Mickey's Ten Commandments" for development of attractions, Sklar was known for writing speeches and other public communications for Walt Disney, including letters to shareholders for the company's annual report and "Project Florida," also known as "The EPCOT Film" or "Walt's Last Film." It is this connection to Walt Disney, where he grew to know the man well enough to put words in his mouth, that earned Sklar his reputation to being "the closest thing to Walt that we have left."

Sklar, who has been honored many times by the themed entertainment industry, now appears at the end of his hands-on involvement and is moving to the cheerleader ranks. Here's hoping that he finds happiness and success in his new role, and thanks for all of the work that he's done to date.

Disney railroad foreman to retire

George Britton, the only foreman that the Walt Disney World steam train operations have ever had, will be retiring on April 6. Britton's work for Disney began in 1969, while he was a machinist at the Tampa Ship Repair & Dry Dock Company. Disney Imagineers Roger Broggie and Earl Vilmer convinced him to work on the refurbishment of four vintage Baldwin steam engines that had been purchased from the United Railway of Yucatan, Mexico.

While he had never worked with steam locomotives before, he was assured by the Imagineers that he would be taught everything that he needed to know. Making the switch from repairing huge oil tankers to narrow-gauge steam engines, Britton was part of a crew of five that rebuilt and restored the engines on time for the park opening, as well as building 20 passenger observation cars from scratch. (And they did it all under budget, too.)

As the Magic Kingdom neared its opening, Vilmer—superintendent of the railroad for Disneyland and Walt Disney World—recommended Britton for the foreman's position. The recommendation was approved by Broggie, and Britton took on the role that he still holds.

MousePlanet staff writer Brian Bennett's wrote a story last November about his experience with Britton (link).


George Britton, WDW Railroad roundhouse foremen, and Michael Broggie, son of the late Imagineer Roger Broggie, discuss the railroad in front of the roundhouse. Photo by Steve Burns.

When asked what message he would like to leave with his successors at the Magic Kingdom, Britton said, "When people look at those beautiful trains, they should see the pride of your work. If you take care of your work today, you will always have a job tomorrow."

A celebration of Britton's career will be held at the Central Largo Railroad Winter Meet on March 25, 2006. For information, please contact Jerry Smithson, the club's vice president, at (727) 841-9600, (727) 243-3692 or via e-mail (link), or visit the club's Web site (link).

Man injured while boarding Peter Pan attraction

At around 6:40 p.m. last Tuesday evening, a 70-year-old man was injured while boarding the Peter Pan's Flight attraction at the Magic Kingdom. The man, who was attempting to get into a pirate ship ride vehicle with his wife and granddaughter, apparently fell into the path of the next vehicle and was pinned there next to the conveyor belt. A ride operator immediately saw what happened and triggered an emergency stop of the attraction.


A view of the conveyor belt loading area where the accident occurred. Photo by Brian Bennett.

The man was taken out by an ambulance, then flown to the Orlando Regional Medical Center by helicopter. His injuries were originally thought to be life-threatening, spurring an investigation by the Orlando County Sheriff's Office. However, the Sheriff's Office called off the investigation when it quickly became apparent that the man's life was in no danger. By the next day, the man's condition had been upgraded to good.

Due to the need to get emergency personnel safely in and out of the area, Fantasyland was evacuated for about an hour following the accident. The Peter Pan's Flight attraction remained closed for the rest of the night. Following a complete inspection by mechanics, the ride was deemed safe, and it opened with the rest of the park on Wednesday morning.

"Everest in the City" event flies high over Times Square

Last Wednesday, Disney magic came to New York's Times Square in the form of "Everest in the City," an aerial performance by Project Bandaloop on two huge billboards at Broadway and 47th Street. The acrobatic ballet hanging from ropes hundreds of feet in the air attracted a large crowd of onlookers. The event was another promotion for the new Expedition Everest attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom.


Project Bandaloop acrobats perform on the Everest billboards. Photo by Brad Kaplan.


A rock wall was available for amateur climbers. Photo by Brad Kaplan.


Imagineer Joe Rohde was in attendance for the event. Photo by Brad Kaplan.

Crowds were also able to meet Mountain Climber Mickey and Sherpa Goofy and try a small rock-climbing wall. Mickey and friends later headed over to the World of Disney store on Fifth Avenue.


Mountain Climber Mickey poses for a photo with a baby Yeti doll at the World of Disney store. Photo by Brad Kaplan.


Sherpa Goofy poses at the World of Disney store. Photo by Brad Kaplan.

You can see the complete aerial performance by downloading the video podcast from the official Walt Disney World podcast site (link).

Disney Gallery returns to World of Disney with "Grand Gala" event

Visitors to the World of Disney store in New York City have bemoaned the loss of the Disney Gallery space in the renovation from the former Disney Store floor plan. Well, the Gallery is returning! The Disney Gallery is hosting "Grand Gala Celebration and Auction" this Friday at 8:00 p.m., featuring Michael J. Fox, performance artists Trevor Carlton and Stephen Reis, and silent and live auctions of Disney artwork from Eric Robison, Carl Barks and others. Admission to this semi-formal attired event is $50. Make your reservations at the Disney Gallery Web site (link).


The Disney Gallery at New York City's World of Disney store is having a gala grand reopening. Image © Disney.

The next morning at 9:30 a.m., American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo is appearing at the formal ribbon-cutting event for the gallery, which will feature another live performance art piece created by Carlton and Reis. Robison, Carlton and Reis will also be signing autographs and artwork on Saturday. Saturday's events are free and open to the public.

Mickey's got a new favorite marker

Another sponsor has signed on at Walt Disney World, with Sharpie inking a five-year deal with the resort. Sharpie takes on the title sponsorship of Epcot's Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids use markers to decorate masks, among other activities. The markers will also be the title sponsor for the annual "Festival of the Masters" art event at Downtown Disney.

In addition, Sharpie will be one of many sponsors for events such as the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, ESPN The Weekend, ABC Super Soap Weekend, the Funai Golf Classic, Grad Nite and Disney's Magic Music Days. The markers will also get special displays at the Wide World of Sports Complex.

There will be other promotions appearing in the future, including a Sharpie-sponsored contest to win a vacation to Walt Disney World.

Quick takes

…Disney Event Services is quietly beginning to hype something called "Pirates of the Caribbean: Legend of the Golden Pins" (link) to take place this summer. It will apparently be a pin quest, most likely linked to the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and the reopening of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

…This week's MouseSurplus auctions (link) include not only the mailbox from Mickey's House at Toontown Fair and a Snow White ride vehicle (which sells just before noon today), but also one of the sea cabs from The Living Seas.

…Last weekend was busy politically at Walt Disney World, as President Bush spoke at a $500-a-plate Republican fundraiser at the Contemporary Resort on Friday, while on Saturday Florida Democrats held a large strategy meeting.

…Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure have announced that they are officially discontinuing the free Universal Express ride reservations system, but continuing the Express Plus pay system, where guests who pay ($15-$50, depending on season) can go to the front of the line every time.


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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 March 1 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 – closed for good.
  • Cinderella's Surprise Celebration – reportedly returns after the 18-month “Happiest Celebration on Earth” festivities end.

Epcot

  • 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

  • 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).
  • Pleasure Island St. Patrick's Day Celebration. March 16–18. Raglan Road leads the festivities as the Island turns green to celebrate the holiday.
  • 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).
  • Disney's Pin Celebration. Sept. 8 – 10. This year's event is themed as "It All Started With … Walt" (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).
  • Disney Pin Cruise. Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. This year's cruise is themed as "Cruisin' Through Time" (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 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
 
2/20
2/21
2/22
2/23
2/24
2/25
 

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

2/26
2/27
2/28
3/1
3/2
3/3
3/4

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

MK 9a-10p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-7p

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

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

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

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

MK 9a-8p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p

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

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 9a-5p
BB 10a-5p
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 August 2006.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
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

Sunday 2/26

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 2/27

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 2/28

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 3/1

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 3/2

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3:30p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 3/3

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

Saturday 3/4

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 2/20

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

Harrydash (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.

Saturday 2/25

Frankie & the West End Boys (Crawdaddio at the West End Stage)

7th annual Hannah's Buddies Charity Classic featuring John Bell of Widespread Panic and Friends with Special Guests Col. Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers, Jo Jo's Marti Gras band, Michael Nichol (main room), $39.50; 9 p.m.

Sandy Atkinson (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Sunday 2/26

Harrydash (Doo Wah Riders at the West End Stage)

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

In Flames with Special Guests Trivium, Devil Driver and Zao (main room) $18.50 advance/$22 day of show; 7:30 p.m.

Monday 2/27

Harrydash (Doo Wah Riders at the West End Stage)

 

Tuesday 2/28

Harrydash (Crawdaddio at the West End Stage)

Front Line Promotions Presents Kem (main room) $35 advance/$40 day of show; 7 p.m.

Wednesday 3/1

Quick Shot Paulo

 

Thursday 3/2

Harrydash

Rick Springfield with Special Guests The Squirts (main room), $27.50 advance/$29.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

Duwayne Burnside and the Mississippi Mafia (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Friday 3/3

Harrydash

The Sisters of Mercy with Special Guests the Warlocks (main room), $25 advance/$27.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

Sauce Boss Bill Wharton (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.



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