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Update for October 9–15, 2006

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News and Views

Ohio family gets Magic Kingdom to themselves for a morning

Disney launched its "Year of a Million Dreams" campaign last Wednesday, as the lucky winners of the "Keys to the Magic Kingdom" sweepstakes walked down an empty Main Street, U.S.A. along a red carpet laid down the middle of the street. The only sound was the background music coming quietly from the speakers. They paused as they got to a piece of red carpet laid across the main path at Center Street, with the intersection marked with a star for an expected photo opportunity.

Suddenly trumpets blared a melody based on "When You Wish Upon A Star" and the Magic Kingdom announcer's voice came over the speakers up and down the street. "Good morning, Tammy, Ray, Derick and Ashley, and welcome to your Magic Kingdom!" With those words, the Spangler family from Randolph, Ohio was surrounded by 2,000 screaming cast members and 80 characters who came streaming out of the shops on Main Street where they had been hiding out of view.

To the strains of "Be Our Guest," the family was swarmed for several minutes until, accompanied by Minnie and Mickey Mouse and their VIP tour guide for the day, they headed to the wait time board at the end of Main Street to see the list of attractions with "No Wait" listed for each. They and their guide then boarded the Main Street Fire Engine to be driven to Tomorrowland, the first stop on their personal tour of the Magic Kingdom.

Highlights of their tour included a private trip on Space Mountain, riding Cinderella's Golden Carousel with dozens of Disney characters and a voyage on the Jungle Cruise with Ashley driving the boat.

"This is beyond the dream," Ray would sum up the experience. "This is something that you can't even think of dreaming of, yet we have it. It's unbelievable."

While the Spanglers entered the park around 7:30 a.m. by themselves, the Magic Kingdom opened in phases, with Tomorrowland and Fantasyland opening at around 9:00 a.m. and the remainder of the park opening to the general public one hour later than normal, at 10:00 a.m. Other guests to the park were allowed to enter each land as the Spanglers completed their tour of the attractions there and moved to the next land.


The Spangler family walks down a deserted Main Street before their big surprise. Photo Disney.

The family, Tammy and Ray, both 38, daughter Ashley, 11, and son Derick, 13, also enjoyed A Fairytale Lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table, were named grand marshals for the Disney Dreams Come True parade, celebrated with an "unbirthday party" and finally enjoyed special seating for the evening's showing of Wishes. And they had more time to enjoy the rest of the resort, as the full prize included a four-day, three-night stay at the resort, with a priority entrance pass (available with executive approval only) for the length of their stay.

Tammy Spangler said that she "hardly ever enter[s] these things," but decided to enter anyway because it was for a Disney vacation. Out of the 50,000 online entries, hers was the one chosen.

As of October 1, Disney has begun giving away the 1.25 million prizes in the Year of a Million Dreams promotion. Dream squad members were distributing prizes, taking winners into special VIP rooms to open envelopes containing the larger prizes. (Even the Dream Squad members don't know what the prizes are before the envelopes are opened.)

If any MousePlanet readers are winners, we'd love to hear about your experience. Write in and let us know!

TSA slightly loosens restrictions on liquids, gels

As of September 26 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has adjusted the August 10 ban on liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on luggage and in the secure area. You may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in one quart-size clear plastic resealable bag and, after clearing security, you can now bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft.

Remove the bag of liquids at the security checkpoint and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt to make it easier for the security officers to X-ray and visually scan the items. Larger amounts of prescription liquid medications, baby formula and diabetic glucose treatments must still be declared at the checkpoint for additional screening, and medication should still be in the original container with the passenger's name on it.

The agency warns not to expect further easing of this policy in the near future. This policy affects all flights originating in U.S. airports. If you're coming to Walt Disney World from overseas, you'll still need to check on the rules in effect at your local airport.

For more information, see the announcement on the TSA's Web site (link).

Castle suite update

The suite inside Cinderella Castle will not be opening until late January, but some details are beginning to emerge. When the prize-winning guests arrive at the parlor, bedroom and bathroom of the Castle Suite, off of a private marble-floored lobby four floors above the Magic Kingdom, they will find decor inspired by the 17th-century fairytale and the French chateaus that inspired the design of Cinderella Castle itself.

Two queen beds with fluffy feather comforters sit atop a cut-stone bedroom floor inspired by the mosaics designed by Dorothea Redmond that adorn the castle's breezeway. The bedroom ceiling will feature twinkling stars that bring forth thoughts of pixie dust.

A sofa sit in the parlor beneath a vaulted ceiling. The walls feature wood paneling, stained-glass windows and glimpses of the gray castle "stone". A 17th-century-style painting above the fireplace will actually conceal a modern flat-screen television. All furniture is in the style of the era of "the Louies," according to Stephen Silvestri, the Imagineering show producer/director overseeing the project.

The bathroom will include hand-decorated copper basins atop the vanity, a lavish garden tub, plus a shower. The marble floor of the suite's lobby will feature an inlay of the fairytale pumpkin coach, while an alcove will feature a glass slipper reminiscent of the story.

The elevator and the entire suite will be wheelchair accessible.

Expected to open to winners on January 25, eligible guests will be selected randomly by early in the afternoon on most days. (Some days will be reserved for special circumstances, such as winners of other contests.) The winning guest and up to five members of their party will begin their evening with dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table.

Philippe Gas named worldwide HR head

On Thursday, Philippe Gas was named to replace Meg Crofton as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDP&R) worldwide by Jay Rasulo, Chairman of WDP&R. Crofton recently left that position to take the job of President of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Gas, 43, a 15-year Disney veteran, will be reponsible for all human resources-related services for WDP&R around the globe, including employee/labor relations, diversity/inclusion, compliance, recruitment, Disney University training and development, organizational development, benefits and workforce planning. His position is responsible for nearly 100,000 employees worldwide.

Gas most recently served as Senior Vice President of International Human Resources for WDP&R.


The castle is getting a bright new coat of blue paint. Photo by Mike Scopa.

Coinstar to begin installing Disney rides outside theme parks

While it's not like they're installing copies of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, or even one of the "spinner" rides, Coinstar will be installing the only Disney rides in the United States outside of the Disney theme parks. Coinstar – creator and manufacturer of all sorts of kiddie rides and other machines commonly found at the entrance to more than 60,000 retail locations including supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, convenience stores, and restaurants – has begun manufacturing rides featuring Disney characters.

The initial line incudes Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Pumbaa and Buzz Lightyear. Next year, characters from Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean and Lilo & Stitch will join the line. Coinstar expects to install around 1,000 of the rides beginning this fall at toy stores and other mass merchants in select regions.

Help us out!

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Gooding's to emerge from Chapter 11

Gooding's Supermarket, popular with many Disney guests, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Tuesday. The chain, which once had 18 stores, now consists of two stores and a catering company. A third location at Water Tower Place on U.S. 192 closed last October, and debts related to that venture were blamed for the Chapter 11 filing. Its location at the Crossroads shopping plaza across from the Hotel Plaza Boulevard exit from Disney property has long been a stop for visitors. Their other location is on International Drive.


The crane for painting of the castle is parked behind Cinderella Castle, blocking the path past Sir Mickey's. Photo by Mike Scopa.

Animal Kingdom gets new elephant from Lion Country Safari

Little Red and Big Red have a new friend. This summer, Bulwagi made her way to Disney's Animal Kingdom from Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida. That park is complying with an elephant conservation program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The guidelines call for a minimum size of 10 acres for elephant habitats.

Two elephants remain for now at Lion Country Safari, but it is expected that new homes will be found for them within the next year. As part of the program, small zoos and wildlife parks around the country are being encouraged to donate their elephants to larger facilities, where they can be better cared for.

Quick takes …

…If you'll be attending one the previews for Nemo's Undersea Adventure this week please tell us about it!

…The final narrator slots for the Candlelight Processional have been filled. Chita Rivera will read the Christmas story on December 3-5, while Brian Dennehy will do the honors December 6-8.

…The expansion of Disney's Photopass continues, as the service has just been introduced at the water parks.

…Mike Scopa reports that the Dole Whip float has had a price increase of 50 cents, and is now $3.99 ($4.25 including tax).

…The Marriott Village has completed a $5 million renovation to areas including public areas at the Courtyard by Marriott and Spring Hill Suites and guest rooms at the Fairfield Inn.

…Every Thursday in December, Disney Vacation Club members and their guests can participate in the Merry Member Mixer just outside the International Gateway entrance to Epcot from 3-5 p.m. There will be music, entertainment and refreshments.

…Guests staying at the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge can attend a special activity offered periodically in the resort's Iron Spike Room. "A Conversation with a Magic Kingdom Steam Train Specialist" will offer the chance to hear about the connections between Disney and the railroads of America. Guests can check the activities listing in their check-in folder to find out if the activity will be taking place during their stay.


The crane is so large that it's visible from in front of the castle, as well. Photo by Mike Scopa.


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Coming soon

  • October 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
  • September 29 – November 12, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
  • September 29 – November 12, Eat to the Beat Concert Series.
    • October 8–11, Loverboy
    • October 12–14, David Sanborn
    • October 15–16, The Beach Boys
    • October 17–18, Little Richard
    • October 19–21, Three Dog Night
    • October 22–25, The Four Tops
    • October 26–28, Gloria Gaynor
    • October 29–November 1, The S.O.S. Band
    • November 2–4, The Contours
    • November 5–6, Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
    • November 7–8, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
    • November 9–12, Jon Secada
  • October 12. Cast previews for Nemo's Undersea Adventure.
  • October 13–15. DVC and AP previews for Nemo's Undersea Adventure.
  • October 16–22. Funai Classic at Walt Disney World.
  • October 28. Blizzard Beach closes for annual refurbishment.
  • October 29 – November 2. Disney Pin Cruise.

Trivia question of the week

This week's question: What is the only building between the Main Street Railroad Station and the hub in front of Cinderella Castle that does not use forced perspective to make it appear taller than it really is? Stay tuned to next week's park update for the answer.

The answer to last week's question: "What was the first pavilion in Epcot's Future World to change its sponsorship?" is:

The Land, which saw the departure of original sponsor Kraft on September 30, 1992. Current sponsor Nestle took over sponsorship that November. After some time designing changes, the pavilion closed from October through December in 1993 to replace the Listen to the Land attraction with Living with the Land. From January through March of 1994, Kitchen Kabaret was replaced by Food Rocks (later removed to create queue space for Soarin'). In January 1995, the movie Symbiosis was replaced by Circle of Life, an Environmental Fable.


The Land was the first pavilion in Future World to get a new sponsor. File photo by Brian Bennett.


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

  • Nemo's Undersea Adventure – will open in late October in The Living Seas, which will be renamed "The Seas with Nemo and Friends." Annual Passholder previews will be held October 13–15. Cast previews October 12.
  • Living with the Land – has returned from refubishment with a new system to deliver automated spiels.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – is closed for good.
  • Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki – will be closed for refurbishment January 15 – May 25, 2007.

Disney-MGM Studios

Animal Kingdom

  • Finding Nemo – The Musical – will open in the Theater in the Wild on November 12, with soft openings slated to begin on November 5..

Resorts

  • All-Star Movies Resort – the Fantasia pool is closed for an extensive rehab through December 11. All-Star Movies guests can use the "quiet" pools as well as the main pools at the other All-Star resorts.
  • All-Star Music Resort – Conversion of Calypso buildings to Family Suites continues. All work is expected to be completed by October 13. All buildings not containing Family Suites will be renovated between January and June, 2007.
  • All-Star Sports Resort – All buildings will be renovated between June and November, 2007.
  • 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 later this year. Tahiti is currently being worked on, with an expected completion date in mid-November. Aotearoa and Rarotonga will need to have a brief unexpected shutdown in the next month or so in order to allow some electrical repair to the monorail track. The reconstruction and expansion of Captain Cook's Snack Company is not scheduled to be completed until early December, though it's possible that it might soft-open before Thanksgiving.
  • Port Orleans Riverside – The Oak Manor building in the Magnolia Bend section is closed for refurbishment. The quiet pool in the area is still open.
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Phase I's four buildings and Phase II's eight units are complete, Construction on the six buildings of Phase III is underway, with the six units expected to be completed in mid-2007. The new buildings will comprise two additional sections, to be called The Carousel and The Grandstand.

Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach – Will close for annual refurbishment October 29, and will reopen on January 7, 2007.
  • Typhoon Lagoon – Will close for annual refurbishment on January 7, 2007, and will reopen on March 18, 2007.

Elsewhere

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays. Also, no performances November 19–21 and December 31.

Park Events

Ongoing

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Oct. 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

  • 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 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. Nov. 13 – Jan. 7, 2007. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios (link).
  • Old Spice Classic. Nov. 23, 24, 26. ESPN Regional presents the inaugural 8-team, 12-game tournament, featuring West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Minnesota, Southern Illinois, Montana, Marist and Western Michigan (link).
  • Holidays Around the World. Nov. 24 – Dec. 30. 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

  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade. Dec. 1 – Jan. 6, 2007. The Animal Kingdom Parade trades its Jammin' for Jingle in this holiday makeover (link).
  • Taping of the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade. Dec. 1–3. Regis, Kelly and all those performers arrive, and they run those floats slowly down Main Street again and again, causing traffic jams and much merriment in the search for the perfect shot.
  • Pop Warner Super Bowl. Dec. 3–9. Football players and cheerleaders invade the resort for the pigskin championships (link).
  • 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).
  • 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 is full. [Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]
  • Walt Disney World Marathon. Jan. 7. Registration is full.
  • College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship. Jan. 12-14. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).
  • Disney's Pirate & Princess Party. Jan. 22, 26, 29, Feb. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 23, 26, Mar. 2, 5, 8. A new hard-ticketed event celebrates the the pirates and princesses in all of us (link).

February 2007

  • National Dance Team Championship. Feb. 2-4. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).
  • National High School Cheerleading Championship. Feb. 9-11. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).
  • Twirlmania. February 16–19. Twirlers, auxiliary guard, pom, and dancers descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).
  • Atlanta Braves Training Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Mid-February – late March (link).
  • Cheer & Dance National Championships. February 24–25. School & Youth Rec Cheer February 24, All-Star Cheer & Dance February 25 (link).

March 2007

  • Cheer & Dance National Championships. March 2–4. All Star/Studio March 2, School Dance March 2–4 (link).
  • ESPN – The Weekend. March 2–4. Synergy strikes again as Disney's flagship cable network returns to the Disney-MGM Studios (link).
  • National All Star Cheerleading Championship. March 9-11. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).

April 2007

  • Walt Disney World Inline Marathon and Half Marathon (link). April 1. Strap your skates on to race from the Wide World of Sports Complex to the Disney-MGM Studios and Epcot, and back again.
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. April 4 – June 3. Epcot comes alive with topiaries, other floral displays, gardening demonstrations and the “Flower Power” concert series at the 14th annual event (link).
  • USASF Cheerleading & Dance Worlds. April 21-22. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports (link).

May 2007

  • Disney's Minnie Marathon Weekend 5K and 1 Mile (link). May 5. The short runs of the ladies-only running weekend take place at and near Downtown Disney. Registration is now open (link).
  • Women Run the World 15 K (link). May 6. The course starts at Animal Kingdom, goes through the Studios and ends at Epcot. Registration is now open (link).

Current Discounts & Promotions

Passholder, Florida resident room rates for October through December

Annual passholder rates have been announced for October 1 through December 23. Of course, there will be no AP rates during peak Christmas Week dates of December 24-31. The rates very by season (the period covered spans regular, value and holiday seasons), but they'll give you approximately $20 off per night at Value resorts, $40 off per night at Moderates, and $71-$80 per night at Deluxe resorts. The booking code for these rates is FBZ. (The passholder Web site says FCB, so I would guess that both would work.)

Florida Residents have their own discounts, using booking code FBY. Availability dates are October 5 through December 23, and rates are $5 more than the AP rates.

Both of these rates can be booked up until December 23.

Special offer for Super Soap Weekend travel from Small World Vacations

Small World Vacations, a MousePlanet sponsor, has announced a special offer for those traveling during this year's Super Soap Weekend event. The travel agency will give one free One Life, Many Voices CD with each qualifying Disney Magic Your Way Vacation package that falls during 2006 Super Soap Weekend (November 11 and 12) booked with Small World Vacations (link).

The One Life, Many Voices CD is an independent fundraising effort with 100% of net proceeds going directly to aid 2005 Hurricane Disaster Relief, created by the stars of the ABC soap One Life to Live.

The free CD will be mailed with final travel documents. If the guest cancels their Super Soap vacation reservation, the offer is null and void. Small World Vacations' minimum night stay policy applies. Small World Vacations has donated to the One Life, Many Voices Hurricane Relief Fund on behalf of their guests.

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 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, and again on August 6, 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. Prices do not include 6.5% Florida sales tax.

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 $67 / $56 $132 / $110 $192 / $160 $202 / $168 $206 / $169 $208 / $171 $210 / $173 $212 / $175 $214 / $176 $216 / $177
w/ Park Hopper option $112 / $101 $177 / $155 $237 / $205 $247 / $213 $251 / $214 $253 / $216 $255 / $218 $257 / $220 $259 / $221 $261 / $222
w/ Water Park Fun & More option $117 / $106 $182 / $160 $242 / $210 $252 / $218 $256 / $219 $258 / $221 $260 / $223 $262 / $225 $264 / $226 $266 / $227
(plus 3) (plus 3) (plus 3) (plus 4) (plus 4) (plus 5) (plus 6) (plus 6) (plus 6) (plus 6)
w/ both options $162 / $151 $227 / $205 $287 / $255 $297 / $263 $301 / $264 $303 / $266 $305 / $268 $307 / $270 $309 / $271 $311 / $272
w/ both options, no Expiration N/A $237 / $215 $302 / $270 $337 / $303 $356 / $319 $363 / $326 $395 / $363 $432 / $395 $459 / $421 $466 / $427
Advance Purchase Discount - 1 option N/A N/A N/A $2/$2 $5/$2 $6/$2 $7/$2 $7/$3 $7/$3 $7/$3
Advance Purchase Discount - 2 options N/A N/A N/A $12/$10 $15/$10 $16/$10 $17/$10 $17/$11 $17/$11 $17/$11

Park Hours

Hours and entertainment schedules are currently available through March 2007.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
10/9
10/10
10/11
10/12
10/13
10/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/15
10/16
10/17
10/18
10/19
10/20
10/21

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

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

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

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

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

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

MGM 9a-7:30p
AK 9a-5p
BB 10a-5p
TL 10a-5p

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

10/22

MK 9a-9p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-7:30p
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 March 2007.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 10/9

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Loverboy 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 8p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 10/10

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 7p-12a

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Loverboy 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 10/11

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Loverboy 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 8p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 10/12

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 7p-12a

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: David Sanborn 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 8p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 10/13

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p. 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: David Sanborn 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 8p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 10/14

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p. 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: David Sanborn 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 8p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 10/15

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Beach Boys 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 10/16

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 7p-12a

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Beach Boys 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p, 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 10/17

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 7p-12a

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Little Richard 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 10/18

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Little Richard 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 10/19

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 7p-12a

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Three Dog Night 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 10/20

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 7p-12a

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Three Dog Night 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 10/21

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p. 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Three Dog Night 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 10/22

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Four Tops 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Fort Wilderness movie schedule for October 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
9
The Great Mouse Detective
10
Mary Poppins
11
Valiant
12
The Parent Trap
13
Cinderella
14
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
15
Sleeping Beauty
16
The Little Mermaid
17
The Rookie
18
Flubber
19
Home on the Range
20
Mulan
21
Lilo & Stitch
22
Peter Pan
23
Mighty Joe Young
24
Beauty and the Beast
25
Atlantis
26
Hercules
27
Freaky Friday
28
Blackbeard's Ghost

29
7:40 – Winnie the Pooh: Frankenpooh
9:15 – Mickey's House of Mouse: Villains

30
7:40 – Winnie the Pooh: Spookable
9:15 – The Black Cauldron

31
8:00 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
8:40 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 10/9

Charlie Hotel

Widespread Panic (main room), $35 in advance/$37.50 day of show; 9 p.m.

Tuesday 10/10

Leonard Brothers

Widespread Panic (main room), $35 in advance/$37.50 day of show; 9 p.m.

Wednesday 10/11

Leonard Brothers

Widespread Panic (main room), $35 in advance/$37.50 day of show; 9 p.m.

Thursday 10/12

Leonard Brothers

Steve Thorpe Band (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Friday 10/13

Albaberto Bravo

Frank Black with guest Kentucky Prophet (main room), $20 in advance/$22 day of show; 9 p.m.

Joey Gilmore (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 10/14

Albaberto Bravo

Atreyu with From First To Last and Every Time I Die and Chiodos (main room), $22.50 in advance/$25 day of show; 7 p.m.

Dukes of Juke (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 10/15

Stormbringer

Atreyu with From First To Last and Every Time I Die and Chiodos (main room), $22.50 in advance/$25 day of show; 6 p.m.

Apostle JL Cash and Praise (gospel brunch), $31 adult, $16 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

Monday 10/16

Stormbringer

Jannus Landing & Fat Harry Present KMFDM with Combi Christ (main room), $19.50 in advance/$25 day of show; 8 p.m.

Tuesday 10/17

Stormbringer

Wednesday 10/18

Untouchables

Thursday 10/19

Untouchables

VH1 presents Peter Frampton with guest Billy Chapman (main room), $27.50 in advance/$30 day of show; 8 p.m.

Midnight Ramblers (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Friday 10/20

Untouchables

Radio Rebellion Tour with Norma Jean, Misery Signals, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Between The Buried And Me and The Fully Down (main room), $17; 7 p.m.

Damon Fowler Band (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 10/21

Untouchables

Say Anything with mewithoutYou & Piebald (main room), $11.50 in advance/$14 day of show; 7 p.m.

Shifty Eyed Dog (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 10/22

TBA

Sister Hazel with John McLaughlin (main room), $15-$35; 7 p.m.

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

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