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Update for May 15 – 21, 2006

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News and Views

Parade changes confirmed

Last week in our Walt Disney World Park Update, we reported that the Share a Dream Come True parade was going to see some changes, including the removal of the "snow globes" on the floats. We've now been able to confirm that the globes will be removed and the top parts of each float will be redesigned. As an example, the Mickey Mouse float will remain the same from the platform down, but new mouse-ear decor will replace the top half (yes, Mickey himself will still be there).

The venerable castle float will go back into storage until it's needed again. In its place, the original pricness floats will return, but no longer as one long, three-part float. Each section will be a separate float with an independent drive system, which will hopefully avoid a repeat of the tragic accident that took the life of cast member Javier Cruz in 2004 (link).

Reportedly, there will be new music and new choreography, as well as a new name for the parade, which may debut as early as July.


A butterfly topiary sits outside the butterfly garden in Epcot's Future World. Photo by Leslie Meister.

Florida drought update

Last week, I reported that drought conditions in Florida were endangering the fireworks shows at Walt Disney World, and that they had already caused Disney to stop firing the pyro at the end of Cinderellabration. I've since been assured that the Cinderellabration change was for an unrelated reason (which was not passed along to me), and that there are no current plans to limit any fireworks due to the drought. The Reedy Creek Fire Department is always on hand at each fireworks show, and they check the woods surrounding the Magic Kingdom every night following the performance of Wishes.

However, the brush fires outside of Walt Disney World have caused difficulty and rerouting for some folks heading to Walt Disney World along I-95 through Volusia and Brevard Counties, with closures of miles-long sections of the highway, either due to smoke from the fires or crews removing all of the dead or falling trees.


Topiaries of Lady and Tramp show effective use of various plant varieties. Photo by Leslie Meister.

Animal Kingdom now outdraws Studios?

I've gotten a report that, with a surge due to the opening of Expedition Everest, Disney's Animal Kingdom has surpassed the Disney-MGM Studios in daily attendance. I don't have hard numbers to back this up yet, but since the park was cited as a key driver of Walt Disney World's 3 percent attendance increase for the second fiscal quarter, it seems likely that Everest has succeeded in boosting the park as Disney had hoped it would. Of course, overall attendance numbers do not indicate the length of time spent in a park. We'll have to wait for solid numbers later this year to confirm just how much of an impact it has had.


Bambi and Thumper topiaries sit behind Spaceship Earth. Photo by Leslie Meister.

Parks & Resorts up in fiscal Q2

In a conference call releasing its second fiscal quarter (January – March) results last week, Disney announced that profits from the parks and resorts segment were up 17 percent for the quarter. While attendance at the Disneyland Resort was up 15 percent, the Walt Disney World Resort saw an attendance boost of 3 percent. However, since a large portion of the increase was from Florida residents, per-person profits at the resort was down.

However, thanks to the effects of Disney's Magical Express service and the new Magic Your Way ticket price structure, more guests are staying at Disney-owned hotels and staying longer. That trend is expected to continue, and advance bookings for the third fiscal quarter back that up.

Also, the Disney Vacation Club continues to grow, as Disney announced that it had sold out its 2,000th unit. The units are owned by nearly 90,000 Vacation Club members. There are shares of approximately 160 units left for sale.


The fragrance garden outside the France pavilion is beautifully manicured. Photo by Leslie Meister.

Walt Disney World, ESPN Regional to host pre-season NCAA basketball tourney

The Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex will be the site of a Thanksgiving weekend college basketball tournament. The facility, which seats 5,000 for basketball, will host an eight-team Division I tournament over three days. No teams have been announced as of yet. The tournament, staged in conjunction with ESPN Regional, would follow the Disney's Division II Women's and Men's Tip-Off Classics November 2-5 and November 9-12, respectively. An official announcement is expected this week.


A floral display surrounds a pillar at Epcot's Italy pavilion. Photo by Leslie Meister.

Shining Stars Dreaming and Doing

Last Tuesday, 100 finalists for the 23rd annual Disney Dreamers and Doers awards were feted at the World ShowPlace at Epcot. The finalists had been chosen from 500 elementary, middle and high school candidates. One student at each level was awarded the DisneyHand Shining Star Award for oustanding achievement in character, leadership and community involvement. The winners were Kristin Detroyer (elementary school), Julie Mahoney (middle school) and Hoang Le (high school). Winners received annual passes to the Disney theme parks.

"Princesses and Pirates" coming next Spring

A new hard-ticketed event called "Princesses and Pirates" is expected to debut in the Magic Kingdom in Spring 2007. It will be along the lines of the current Halloween and Christmas parties, with a special parade and possibly fireworks. It's a pretty good bet that there will be a lot of encouragement for young kids to dress up for the party, driving lots of new traffic to the new Princess Room/Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique and Adventure Room at World of Disney in Downtown Disney. Reportedly, Disney is already casting for the event, though it seems a bit early for something that's almost a year away.


A burro cart is the centerpiece of another floral display at Epcot's Italy pavilion. Photo by Leslie Meister.

Quick takes …

…Furnishings at the Wilderness Lodge are being replaced. MouseSurplus is selling off the old furnishings from the rooms in complete sets (link).

…Bonnie Maree Piesse (young Beru) pulled out of her appearance at this year's Star Wars Weekends, and has been replaced during the third weekend (June 2-4) by Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti).

…The old Lumiere's Kitchen restaurant in the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland will soon reopen as the Village Fry Shoppe.

…Attendance fell 11 percent at the two Universal theme parks for the first three months of 2006 as compared to the same months last year. For the same January – March period, Disney theme parks saw attendance rise 3 percent. The first three months included the Easter holiday last year, while the holiday fell in April this year.


Coming soon

  • Through June 11, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
    • Flower Power Concert Series
      • May 15, Davy Jones
      • May 16–18, The Tokens
      • May 19–22, B.J. Thomas
      • May 23–25, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
      • May 26–29, The Guess Who
      • May 30–June 1, Tony Orlando
      • June 2–5, Arlo Guthrie
      • June 6–7, The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie
      • June 8–11, Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
    • Themed weekends
      • May 19–21, Characters in Bloom
      • May 21, Teddy Bears and Dolls, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
      • May 27–29, Memorial Day
      • June 2–4, I Dig Bugs
      • June 9–11, Festival Farewell Weekend
  • May 19 – June 11, Star Wars Weekends
    • May 19–21, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Rick McCallum (producer), Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
    • May 26–28, Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker), Matthew Wood (sound editor, voice of General Grievous), Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
    • June 2–4, Jay Laga'aia (Captain Typho), Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti), Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
    • June 9–11, Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Temura Morrison (Jango Fett), Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
  • May 21 – June 5, no Cirque du Soleil performances
  • May 26–29, DVC members may not pool-hop on these dates

Trivia question of the week

How many tons of steel were used in constructing the 180-foot-tall Cinderella Castle?

(Answer will be posted next week.)

Answer to last week's question: Thirty years ago, the furthest attraction that you could walk to in Frontierland was Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes. (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad wasn't built until 1980, and Splash Mountain wasn't there until 1992. The Canoes were taken out of the water for good in 1994.)


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Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – is closed through July 1 for the addition of characters from the movie that was inspired by the ride.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – is not operating due to refurbishment, and will return to service on September 22.
  • Timekeeper – is closed for good.
  • Cinderella's Surprise Celebration – reportedly returns at the beginning of November, following the final performance of Cinderellabration.

Epcot

  • Liberty Inn – is closed for refurbishment. No reopening date is available at this time.
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends – will open this fall in The Living Seas.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – is closed for good.

Disney–MGM Studios

  • No current refurbishments.

Animal Kingdom

  • Finding Nemo – The Musical – will open in the Theater in the Wild late this year.

Resorts

  • All-Star Music Resort – Conversion of the Jazz Inn buildings to Family Suites continues. Building 2 is in process, and building 9 will be next.
  • 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 this summer.
  • Contemporary Resort – Work is now underway on the complete refurbishment and upgrading of rooms and hallways in the tower building and both garden wings, and is now expected to be completed this summer.
  • 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 be completed in 2007.

Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach – Will close for annual refurbishment October 29, and will reopen some time in December.
  • Typhoon Lagoon – Will close for annual refurbishment when work on Blizzard Beach is complete, and will reopen some time in February or March 2007.

Elsewhere

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays. Also, no performances May 21 – June 5, July 30 – August 1 and September 17–25.

Park Events

Ongoing

  • 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) at the 13th annual event.

May 2006

  • Epcot Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend. May 18–21. Collectible bears and dolls at Epcot (link).
  • Florida Half-Ironman Triathlon. May 21. Athletes complete in a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run (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. Sept. 8–9. 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).
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs. (link).
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Sept. 29 – Nov. 12. The 11th 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).
  • 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

  • Festival of the Masters. Nov. 10–12. Disney's annual arts festival at Downtown Disney's West Side, now sponsored by Sharpie! (link).
  • ABC Super Soap Weekend. Nov. 11–12. Your favorite ABC soap opera stars converge on the Disney-MGM Studios (link).
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. Dates TBA. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios (link).
  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade. Dates TBA. The Animal Kingdom Parade trades its Jammin' for Jingle in this holiday makeover (link).
  • Holidays Around the World. Dates TBA. Epcot's World Showcase gets storytellers, special entertainment and crafts for kids, the Lights of Winter and a spectacular Christmas tree (link).
  • Festival of the Seasons. Dates TBA. Downtown Disney gets a holiday makeover (link).
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Nov. 13, 17, 27, 28, 30, Dec. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22. Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like? (link).

December 2006

  • MouseFest 2006. Dec. 3–11. The annual gathering of the Disney Internet community takes place at sea from Dec. 3–7 and on land from Dec. 7–11 (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 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

Free dining plan back, for a limited time

Perhaps the best-received package in recent Disney history, the "Stay, Play and Dine" free dining plan is back. Packages purchased by June 4 for stays from August 13 – September 30 will receive the Disney Dining Plan for free. Essentially, it's the Magic Your Way Plus Dining package for the price of a standard Magic Your Way package. That's a savings of $37.99 per night per adult (ages 10 and up) and $10.99 per night for children (ages 3-9). Add it up and a family of four with kids ages 3-9 will save $97.96 per night, and a family of four with kids over age 9 will save a whopping $151.96 per night.

Disney Visa cardholders can use request code YWL when booking, while the general public should use code YWX.

Passholder discounts now available through June 3

Passholders discounts are now available on the passholder web site for vacations from April 23 through June 3. When calling by phone, use booking code EZN or EZO. Florida resident discounts for the same dates are available on the resident web site, using booking code BOR. Passholder rates start at $74 per night for value resorts, resident rates start at $79 per night for the values.

Cirque discounts for Passholders and DVC members

Passholders and DVC members get 25 percent off Category 2 admission to performances of Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba through September 30, 2006. Each passholder or DVC member can buy up to four tickets. Tickets should be purchased by phone at 407-939-7604 up to 30 days in advance, and must be picked up at the box office with valid Passholder or DVC identification. The offer is not valid on Saturday shows during July, and the show will not be performed on Sundays and Mondays, as well as May 21 - June 5, July 30 August 1 and September 17?25.

New Radisson offer

The Radisson Resort Orlando - Celebration, a MousePlanet sponsor, has announced reduced rates for MousePlanet readers from now through July 8, plus a special 15 percent discount through September 30.

Rates start at $85 per night from now through June 1, and at $95 per night from June 2 through July 8. In addition, all rooms booked by May 15 for travel dates through the September 30 will receive a 15 percent discount beyond the low rates already published here.

Click here for more information, or here to make reservations now. These special rates and discounts are for MousePlanet readers, so remember to book through our links here.

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 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 November 2006.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
5/15
5/16
5/17
5/18
5/19
5/20
 

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

AK 9a-6p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

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

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

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

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

MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-6p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

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

5/21
5/22
5/23
5/24
5/25
5/26
5/27

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

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

AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

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

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-10p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p

MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

5/28
   

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-10p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-6p
TL 10a-6p

  • 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 November 2006.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 5/15

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 5/16

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 8:45p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 5/17

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 5/18

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 5/19

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Flower & Garden Festival Characters in Bloom Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Jaret Daniels 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: B.J. Thomas 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Warwick Davis (host), Peter Mayhew, Rick McCallum

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 5/20

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower & Garden Festival Characters in Bloom Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Jaret Daniels 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: B.J. Thomas 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Warwick Davis (host), Peter Mayhew, Rick McCallum

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 5/21

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower & Garden Festival Characters in Bloom Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Jaret Daniels 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: B.J. Thomas 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Warwick Davis (host), Peter Mayhew, Rick McCallum

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 5/22

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: B.J. Thomas 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 5/23

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: Felix Cavaliere's Rascals 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 5/24

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: Felix Cavaliere's Rascals 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 5/25

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: Felix Cavaliere's Rascals 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 5/26

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower & Garden Festival Memorial Day Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Pat Lanza 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: The Guess Who 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Warwick Davis (host), Jake Lloyd, Matt Wood

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 5/27

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower & Garden Festival Memorial Day Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Pat Lanza 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series: The Guess Who 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Warwick Davis (host), Jake Lloyd, Matt Wood

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 5/28

Share a Dream Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower & Garden Festival Memorial Day Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Pat Lanza 11a, 2p

Flower Power Concert Series:The Guess Who 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Warwick Davis (host), Jake Lloyd, Matt Wood

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 5:30p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Fort Wilderness movie schedule for May 2006

Movies begin at 8:40. Movies are preceded by a campfire at 7:30 and a singalong at 8:00.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 

15
Sleeping Beauty

16
The Parent Trap

17
Brother Bear

18
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

19
Monsters, Inc.

20
The Pacifier
21
Peter Pan

22
Mighty Joe Young

23
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

24
Homeward Bound

25
Aladdin

26
Cinderella

27
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
28
National Treasure

29
Valiant

30
Herbie: Fully Loaded

31
A Goofy Movie

     

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 5/15

Stormbringer

 

Tuesday 5/16

Stormbringer

 

Wednesday 5/17

Randy Brock Band

 

Thursday 5/18

Randy Brock Band

Midnight Rambler (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Friday 5/19

Randy Brock Band

Raw Productions Presents Dark New Day with Special Guests TBA (main room), $24 advance/$27 day of show; 8 p.m.

Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Saturday 5/20

Randy Brock Band

The Roots featuring Special Guest COMMON with Jean Grae (main room), $22 advance/$25 day of show; 10 p.m.

Eric Culberson Band (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Sunday 5/21

Randy Brock Band

The Brothers of Harmony (gospel brunch), $31 adult, $16 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

An Evening With Medeski Martin & Wood (main room), $17.50 advance/$19.50; 8 p.m.

Monday 5/22

Stormbringer

 

Tuesday 5/23

Stormbringer

 

Wednesday 5/24

Leonard Brothers

 

Thursday 5/25

Leonard Brothers

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

Friday 5/26

Leonard Brothers

Skindred with Special Guest Burn Season (main room), $15 advance/$17.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon (Blues Kitchen), free; 11 p.m.

Saturday 5/27

TBA

Day of Infamy Music Presents Through You CD/DVD Release Party Memorial Day Concert with special guests Irrational, Between the Trees, Aristocracy, and Indegent Focus (main room), $12.50; 7:30 p.m.

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

Sunday 5/28

TBA

The Brothers of Harmony (gospel brunch), $31 adult, $16 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.




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