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Update for November 6 – 12, 2006

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News and Views

Yes, they really mean it

Anyone who has parked in one of Walt Disney World's expansive theme park parking lots has heard the tram attendant's spiel reminding riders that – if something should fall off the tram – they should not go after it, but wait until the next stop and inform the driver or the attendant. Every once in a while, there's somebody that disregards this, proving to the rest of us the importance of heeding those words.

Last Monday morning at around 9:30 a.m., a 49-year-old man jumpted off of a moving tram at the Magic Kingdom parking lot in an attempt to retrieve a camera that had fallen from the tram. The tram, which was approaching the left turn under the roadway in its final approach to the Transportation & Ticket Center, was traveling at a good rate of speed.

When Reedy Creek Emergency Services personnel arrived on the scene, the man was conscious and coherent, but bleeding from the head. He was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center by helicopter as a precautionary measure.

The man had been visiting the resort with his wife, daughter and grandchildren.

We'll say it again, folks. The spiel may be boring, but it carries important safety information. Keep kids and valuables to the inside of the tram, and if something falls off, don't go after it. The trams move much faster than you think.


The new decor for the "Where Dreams Come True" promotion adorns the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Photo by Chris Snead.

More shipping price details

Last week, we noted that Disney had raised shipping fees for merchandise shipped from anywhere on property. Some folks wrote in asking for more details on the pricing between the upper and lower ranges. Others wanted to know about shipping through their resort's front desk. Here's what we know. For ground shipping, pricing is as follows:

For merchandise costing: Shipping will cost:
$0-$50 $8.95
$51-$75 $14
$76-$100 $21
$101-$150 $26
$151-$250 $36
$251-$500 $76
$501-$1000 $112
$1001-$1500 $187
$1501-$2000 $262
each additional $500 add $75

Also, remember that if you are shipping to a location outside of Florida, you will not have to pay the 6 percent Florida sales tax. (This only applies to purchases shipped from point of purchase. If you consolidate a number of purchases and ship them later, you'll have already paid the tax and they won't refund it when you pay to ship everything.) While it will no longer be cheaper to ship things home than carry them (due to the fact that shipping is now more than 6 percent of the purchase price), the lack of tax will decrease your total cost.

If you're looking to ship all of your purchases into one box, here are some things to bear in mind:

  • Any Disney merchandise location (including at your resort) will consolidate your purchases into one box for you, provided that you still have the merchandise receipts;
  • Shipping costs will be the same for consolidating purchases as it would be if you had purchased everything there;
  • The front desk of your resort will point you to the gift shop to do your shipping (note that they will help you to ship things from the front desk, but they will not provide a box to put everything into and will charge you the same rate as the gift shop;
  • Pay attention to the pricing levels – shipping two $250 boxes is cheaper than shipping one $251-$500 box, and two $1,000 boxes cost less than a $1,501-$2,000 box.

Thanks to MousePlanet reader Jeff Carey for assembling the numbers.


The flower/butterfly-like design includes silhouettes of famous Disney and Pixar characters on the larger petal/wing. Photo by Chris Snead.

Nemo musical now in previews

Finding Nemo – The Musical is now in previews at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The show opened yesterday, and through November 18 will be showing at various times during the day. However, the show times will not be published in the Times Guide for the park. The times will only be communicated to guests via the Tip Board and verbal communication from Cast Members encouraging folks to go see it. Beginning on November 19, the show will be listed in the Times Guide, and will be considered "open," though there will be some sort of official "grand opening" in January, when the official Year of a Million Dreams press event occurs. (The press event is waiting for the suite in Cinderella Castle to be ready.)

MouseFest is coming!

Just a reminder that MouseFest is scheduled for December 3?7 (sea) and December 7?11 (land). MouseFest Sponsor MousePlanet is organizing three events and officially participating in a fourth during the land portion, with a fifth being organized by David Koenig, MousePlanet staff writer and author of the "Mouse Tales" series of books. For more information and to find out how to let us know that you're coming, visit our MouseFest events page. For more information on MouseFest, visit the MouseFest event site (link).

Small World Vacations offers special cash-back deal on 2008 cruises booked by Wednesday

If you're ready to book your Disney cruise, don't wait any longer. Through this Wednesday, November 8, MousePlanet sponsor Small World Vacations is offering a "Cash to You Check" of up to 5 percent of your cruise fare on a new 3-, 4- or 7-night 2008 Disney Cruise sailing between January 1, 2008 and April 24, 2008. There is no cap on this offer. However, note that Disney Cruise Land and Sea packages are not included in this promotion.

For more information, visit the Small World Vacations web site (link).

New discounts released on packages, FL resident and AP room rates

Disney has announced discounts on Magic Your Way packages for January through early March and room-only discounts for Annual Passholders and Florida Residents for January through mid-February.

The Magic Your Way deals include free Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More options added to your tickets and are valid from January 1 through March 8, with possible blackout dates for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday weekend. You must book this rate by December 16. No other discounts apply. To book the package, call Disney directly or your travel agent (Small World Vacations is MousePlanet's preferred travel agency) and request booking code ZCK (standard Magic Your Way package) or ZCL (Magic Your Way Plus Dining).

Room-only discounts are available for Annual Passholders and Florida residents from January 1 through February 14. Discounts are $23 off per night at Value resorts, $46 per night at Moderate resorts and $80 per night at Deluxe and Disney Vacation Club resorts. These rates can be booked up to the night of arrival, depending on availability. Discounts are priced off of rack rate. To book the rates, call Disney directly or your travel agent (Small World Vacations is MousePlanet's preferred travel agency) and request booking code FCC (Passholders) or BRL (Florida residents).

Thanks to MousePlanet sponsors Small World Vacations and MouseSavers for this information.


The monorail fleet is getting new decor for the "Year of a Million Dreams" promotion. Here, musical notes and swirls decorate Monorail Blue. Photo by Chris Snead.

Busy weekend coming up

Next weekend will be a busy one at Walt Disney World, with the final weekend of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (through Sunday), Super Soap Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the Disney-MGM Studios and the Festival of the Masters (Friday through Sunday) at Downtown Disney.

But that's not all, as final preparations get underway for the kickoff of the holiday season next Monday. Highlighted by the opening of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights at the Studios and the earliest-ever first night of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, the day will also feature the kick-off of holiday overlays for two of the daily parades. The Hollywood Holly-Day Parade begins its daily run at the Studios at 3:30 p.m., while Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade kicks off at Disney's Animal Kingdom at 3:45 p.m.

Help us out!

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Christmas Parade taping plans start to gear up

While the web site for Lightship TV (link) still says "Please check back for audience information regarding the 2006 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," there's one sure way to be a part of the taping: Join the Disney Vacation Club. DVC members can register at the members-only web site to participate in the event on December 1. A special reserved viewing section will be set aside on December 1 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Castle Stage for the taping of Disney characters and special events performing production numbers.

When you fill out the form, you will be able to print out your registration information. You can present the printout to the Cast Members at the Magic Kingdom toll plaza to get free parking (if you don't already get free parking from staying on-site or having an Annual Pass). When you get to the front of the park, there will be an Audience Check-In area at the far-right turnstiles. Once you are confirmed to be on the list, you will get complimentary admission into the park and you will be sent to your reserved viewing section.

The general public will be able to view other segment tapings up until 3:00 p.m. at various times on December 1 and 2.

The DVC is also making recommendations as to how to dress for the parade. Casual, comfortable clothing is the word of the day, as you'll be asked to stay in place for the entire five-and-a-half hours, even during breaks in the production. (We're assuming that they'll allow you to leave to go to the bathroom during the taping, but you'll probably be escorted there and back to ensure that you earn your free admission.)

Bright-colored clothing is recommended, especially holiday colors, but nothing with logos and advertising. (Except for Disney logos, of course!) They're also encouraging children ages 10 and under to wear Disney character costumes, and all guests to wear holiday clothing and hats.

Since we're inside one month now, watch that Lightship TV site for audience information for the general public.

[NOTE: Since publication, we've found that the online signup form is not working, and that an alternate signup system will be available at the DVC member web site on Friday, November 10.]


Monorail Orange has also received new artwork. Photo by Chris Snead.

Quick takes …

…The newly-updated My Disney Vacation section of the Walt Disney World web site allows you to create customized maps for your trip, and the Disney Day Planner and My Itinerary sections have been updated, as well. Note that you can only order one set of customized maps every 6 months. You can print out the maps yourself whenever you want, but you can't order them preprinted from Disney more frequently.

…We've been told that the work at the Wilderness Lodge is complete and the scaffolding has come down. Direct bus service to the Magic Kingdom is still another month and half away, though.

…It seems to be confirmed that there will be no big-name acts performing at Pleasure Island on New Year's Eve this year.

…The Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort is again offering their Peppermint Pedicure through the end of the year. The 50-minute treatment is inspired by the Peppermint Pig, a traditional holiday treat in Saratoga Springs, New York.

…Those of you DVC members who thought that you could get a bargain at the Beach Club Villas in Dream Season for 2007-08, relax – it was a typo. The 2007-08 Vacation Planner recently mailed to Club members shows a one-bedroom unit for 26 points per night Sunday through Thursday nights for those dates. The actual cost is 28 points, and there will be an updated chart mailed out later this month.

…Adventures by Disney is offering an early-booking discount to Disney Vacation Club members booking their 2007 trips using points by December 2.


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Coming soon

  • September 29 – November 12, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
  • September 29 – November 12, Eat to the Beat Concert Series.
    • November 5–6, Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
    • November 7–8, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
    • November 9–12, Jon Secada
  • Nov. 10–12. Festival of the Masters.
  • Nov. 11–12. ABC Super Soap Weekend.
  • Nov. 13, 17, 27, 28, 30, Dec. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • Nov. 13 – Jan. 1, 2007. Hollywood Holly-Day Parade.
  • Nov. 13 – Jan. 6, 2007. Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade.
  • Nov. 13 – Jan. 7, 2007. Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights.
  • Nov. 20-26, 2006. No pool-hopping for DVC members.
  • Nov. 23, 24, 26. Old Spice Classic.
  • Nov. 24 – Dec. 30. Holidays Around the World.
  • Dec. 1–3. Taping of the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade.
  • Dec. 3–9. Pop Warner Super Bowl.
  • Dec. 3–11. MouseFest 2006.
  • Dec. 23 – Dec. 31, plus nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade.

Trivia question of the week

This week's question: Where can you find a tribute to one of the original Mouseketeers in the pre-show for MuppetVision-3D? Stay tuned to next week's park update for the answer.

The answer to last week's question: "How many Audio-Animatronic characters appear in the Country Bear Jamboree?" is:

22 characters. There are 18 bears (Henry, Zeke, Zeb, Ted, Fred, Tennessee, Baby Oscar, Gomer, Liver Lips McGrowl, Wendell, Teddi Bara, Ernest, Terrence (a.k.a. Shaker), Trixie, Big Al, Bunny, Bubbles and Beulah), plus Melvin, Max, Buff and Sammy the raccoon. For those of you counting Rufus, he's not an Audio-Animatronic. In fact, he's never actually seen. And for extra credit, there are actually three "Henry" Audio-Animatronics.


The Country Bears fill the stage in the finale to the Country Bears Christmas Special. Unfortunately, it appears that the makeover will not be happening this year, and may not return at all. File photo by Mark Goldhaber.


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends – is now in soft-open status. It is possible that it may close at any time up until its official grand opening, but things are reportedly running smoothly and the attraction should remain open.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – will amazingly return and be open from November 26 through December 31..
  • Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki – will be closed for refurbishment January 15 – May 25, 2007.

Disney-MGM Studios

  • Journey into Narnia: Creating the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – is closed for refurbishment through November 10.
  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster – will be closed for refurbishment January 7 – February 10, 2007.
  • Fantasmic – will not be performed November 1–8 while work is done on the island stage.
  • Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour – will be closed for refurbishment November 11–13.

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 February 18. 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 had been expected to be completed by October 13, but that date has not been met. 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.
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Building 6 (Concierge) will be closed in September, 2007 for a full 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 later this year. Tahiti is currently being worked on, and is expected to return to service in the next week or so. 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 – Work has been completed at the Oak Manor building in the Magnolia Bend section as the rolling refurbishment proceeds around the bend
  • 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.
  • Wilderness Lodge – We've been told that the work at the Wilderness Lodge is complete and the scaffolding has come down.

Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach – Closed 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.

Park Events

Ongoing

  • 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).

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).
  • Hollywood Holly-Day Parade. Nov. 13 – Jan. 1, 2007. The Disney-MGM Studios parade gets a holiday makeover.
  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade. Nov. 13 – Jan. 6, 2007. The Animal Kingdom parade trades its Jammin' for Jingle in this holiday makeover (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

  • 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).
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade. Dec. 23 – Dec. 31, plus nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The annual classic returns to the Magic Kingdom.
  • 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 (link).
  • 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 5 – 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).

September 2007

  • Walt Disney World Triathlon (link). Sept. 23. Athletes compete in a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike ride, and a 10K run. Registration opens soon (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.

New discount deal announced for Canadian visitors

Walt Disney World has announced a new discounted offer for residents of Canada. The deal, available most nights from January 1–11 and January 15 – February 14, offers free Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More options with purchase of a package. Prices start at US$377 per adult, double occupancy, at Disney value resorts. No other discounts apply. Use booking code ZCV for this offer. Reservations prior to November 2 require a Canadian address, which seems to point to this offer being expanded to U.S. visitors after that date. Packages must be booked by December 16.

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 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 May 2007.

Sun
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11/6
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11/19
   

MK 9a-10p
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  • 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 May 2007.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 11/6

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Chubby Checker & The Wildcats 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 11/7

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 11/8

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 11/9

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 11/10

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

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

Illuminations 9p

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 11/11

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

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

Illuminations 9p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 11/12

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

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

Illuminations 9p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 3:45p

Monday 11/13

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 7p-12a

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Tuesday 11/14

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Wednesday 11/15

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Thursday 11/16

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Friday 11/17

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 7p-12a

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Saturday 11/18

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Sunday 11/19

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3:30p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Fort Wilderness movie schedule for November 2006

Movies begin at 7:40 and (on Friday and Saturday only) 9:40. Movies are preceded by a campfire at 6:30 and a singalong at 7:00. The November movie schedule was not yet available at press time..

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat

 

6
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

7
Pollyana

8
The Fox and the Hound
9
Aladdin

10
The Little Mermaid
Herbie: Fully Loaded

11
The Valiant
Lilo & Stitch

12
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

13
Snowball Express

14
Peter Pan

15
Jungle Book
16
Around the World in 80 Days
17
Mulan
Finding Nemo
18
Monsters, Inc.
102 Dalmatians

19
Bedknobs & Broomsticks

20
The Country Bears

21
The Emperor's New Groove

22
Pocahontas
23
Homeward Bound
24
Beauty and the Beast
Freaky Friday
25
Home on the Range
The Shaggy Dog

26
Lady and the Tramp

27
The Princess Diaries 2

28
101 Dalmatians

29
Mary Poppins
30
The Incredibles
   

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 11/6

Harrydash

 

Tuesday 11/7

Harrydash

 

Wednesday 11/8

Tom Sartori

Gov't Mule with Donavon Frankenreiter (main room), $25 in advance/$27.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

Thursday 11/9

Tom Sartori

+44 with special guest The Matches (main room), $20 in advance/$22 day of show; 8 p.m.

Jony James Band (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Friday 11/10

Tom Sartori

Hellogoodbye with Reggie & The Full Effect, Cute Is What We Aim For and David Melillo (main room), $13.99 in advance/$16 day of show; 7:30 p.m.

Pocket Change (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Saturday 11/11

Tom Sartori

An Evening with Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Apt. Q-258 and Bobby Lee Rodgers (main room), $20 in advance/$23 day of show; 9 p.m.

Sandy Atkinson and The Modeans (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 11/12

Stormbringer

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

House of Blues & Fantasma presents Keller Williams with Intermission with Radio Active (main room), $18 in advance/$20 day of show; 7:30 p.m.

Monday 11/13

Stormbringer

Switchfoot with guests Moses Mayfield + Ryan Ferguson (main room), $16.50 in advance/$19.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

Tuesday 11/14

Stormbringer

Silverstein with guests Aiden, It Dies Today, He Is Legend and The Blackout Pact (main room), $15; 7 p.m.

Wednesday 11/15

Untouchables

The Australian Pink Floyd Show (main room), $27.50 in advance/$30 day of show; 8 p.m.

Thursday 11/16

Untouchables

Ratdog (main room), $32.50; 8 p.m.

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

Friday 11/17

Charlie Hotel

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with Eagles Of Death Metal and Riverboat Gamblers (main room), $25 in advance/$28 day of show; 8 p.m.

DW Gill (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Saturday 11/18

Charlie Hotel

Frontline Promotions and Remy Martin presents: The 10th Annual Official FL Classic After Party Grown Folks Night w/special guest Slick Rick and BET's Rap City DJ Q-45 adn FAMU's own DJ Saxwell (main room), $45-70; 9 p.m.

Charlie Vegas & The New Blues Combo (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 11/19

TBA

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

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