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Update for December 4 – 10, 2006

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[Ed. note: Since I'll be at MouseFest this week, I'm going to do my best to get next Monday's Park Update out on time. There is a possibility that it will either be abbreviated or a day late, but I'll get something out for you next week.]

News and Views

Sea World, Busch Gardens finally join in price hikes

On Friday, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa finally joined Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando in raising ticket prices. The latter two resorts had raised prices back in August.

SeaWorld's prices went up $3 for adults (from $61.95 to $64.95) and $4 for children (from $49.95 to $53.95). Busch Gardens' prices are up $4 for both adults and children, with adult prices going up to $61.95 and child prices up to $51.95. The parks still trail Disney and Universal, whose ticket prices are both $67 for a one-day, one-park pass.

Busch Entertainment, which owns both parks, has said that it will continue its Fun Card program. Florida residents can purchase the card for the price of a one-day ticket, which will allow them to visit both SeaWorld and Busch Gardens an unlimited number of times per year.


The back of park napkins now carry a warning not to feed the animals. This is why. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.

Hurricane season ends well short of forecast

The 2006 hurricane season ended on November 30, with a total of nine named storms, five of which became hurricanes, including two major hurricanes. The original prediction for the season was 13 to 16 named tropical storms, eight to 10 hurricanes and four to six major hurricanes. In August, the forecast was revised to 12 to 15 named storms, seven to nine hurricanes and three to four major hurricanes. Everything from global warming to El Nino have been cited as the reason for the milder-than-expected season.

Only three storms made landfall in the United States, all of which hit as tropical storms. It was the first time since 2001 that no hurricanes have hit the continental United States.


The sugary rock mountain and candy-coated village at the Yacht Club Resort is circled by a model train. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

OK, we said last week that it would be the last story on the Country Bears Christmas Special for this year. However, it seems that each time that we run a story on the Bears, more information comes in, and this time was no exception.

Last week, we noted that it was possible that the holiday makeover was cancelled so that Disney would have time to do much-needed maintenance and upgrades. Our latest information indicates that it may have been the other way around. By saving the money that would have been used for the conversion to the Christmas Bears, they were able to spend it on the attraction.

The reason that the Christmas Bears were cancelled is that the changeover time had the attraction down for 10 days each year, and the changeover has not been bringing in any larger crowds than the standard version. If there's no drop-off in attendance for the holiday season, then it is likely that Disney will continue to keep the show in its standard version because nobody is apparently upset enough to miss the bears entirely just because they're not doing the Christmas show.


The Christmas tree at the Yacht Club Resort is covered with sailing ships and other nautical ornaments. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.

MouseFest is here!

The MouseFest sea portion is now underway, having set sail yesterday. It continues on land Thursday, after the cruisers make their way over to Walt Disney World, and runs through next Monday. 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 (link). For more information on MouseFest, visit the MouseFest event site (link).

Discovery may make special appearance for MouseFesters

The space shuttle Discovery could make a special meet even more exciting for MouseFesters this week. The shuttle is currently scheduled to launch at 9:35 p.m. on Thursday night, which would be in the middle of the Holiday Wishes fireworks show during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. That fireworks show is the focus of one of the largest meets at MouseFest. In fact, a delay of just a few minutes would allow the launch to be part of the finale of the show.


The Christmas tree outside the entrance to the Disney-MGM Studios appears to wear heavier garland than last year. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.

Whoops!

Last week, we goofed. Quite a bit. In the Quick Takes section, we stated that Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian Resort was one of only two restaurants in Central Florida to receive a four-diamond ranking in the 2007 Mobil Travel Guide, and that only two hotels received a four-diamond rating. Well, we badly misread our information source.

In fact, there are actually 13 four-diamond-or-better restaurants in the Greater Orlando area, including Jiko: The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Todd English's bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin. Victoria & Albert's is the only five-diamond restaurant on that list.

There are also 20 four-diamond hotels in the Greater Orlando area, including Disney's Beach Club, Yacht Club and Grand Floridian Resorts and the Walt Disney World Dolphin. There are no five-diamond hotels on that list.


Mickey and friends in the Disney Dreams Come True are now wearing their new Year of a Million Dreams costumes. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.


The final, oft-recycled "castle" float now sports a "Happy Holidays" banner. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.

Menus wanted!

Want to help MousePlanet upgrade our park guides? We're looking to add menu information for all restaurants to our Walt Disney World Park Guidle (link). Send photos or scans of menus (no fair copying from other web sites) to menus@mouseplanet.com ( link). Please note that there is a 5MB limit on total attachments in a single email.

Quick takes …

…Last week, we asked you to send in your experiences with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in terms of seeing people without wristbands in the park and being allowed on attractions without having their wrists checked. We also asked whether you felt that the simultaneous closing of the park and the start of the party was working this year. Your responses have been very interesting, and are suggesting a possible feature story. Please continue sending in your experiences with the party. If you have actually stayed in the park without a wristband, please tell us about your experience (we will keep your identity confidential). Write to us now!

…Reportedly, the world record-setting tomato tree at The Land pavilion in Epcot has now been certified as the most prolific by the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree produced 1,151.84 pounds of tomatoes in one year. Another tomato tree is now in pursuit of that record in the pavilion's greenhouse.

…Reports are indicating that Disney is in negotiations with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Major League Baseball team. If the talks are successful, the D-Rays could play a regular season series at The Ballpark at the Wide World of Sports Complex.

…Proving that all of those small donations add up, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund brought in a combined $100,000 worth of donations at the Zawadi Marketplace at the Animal Kingdom Lodge alone.


Mack and Jack consider another potential apprentice in Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.


Don't keep it to yourself! Send us your news tips, rumors, and comments. E-mail Mark here.
Talk about these stories and more on our Walt Disney World discussion forum here.

Coming soon

  • Dec. 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. 24 – Dec. 30. Holidays Around the World.
  • Nov. 24 – Dec. 30. Candlelight Processional.
    • Dec. 4–5. Mario Lopez
    • Dec. 6–8. Brian Dennehy.
    • Dec. 9–11. Stephen Curtis Chapman.
    • Dec. 12–14. Maureen McGovern.
    • Dec. 15–17. Kirk Cameron.
    • Dec. 18–20. Neil Patrick Harris.
    • Dec. 21–23. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
    • Dec. 24–26. Gary Sinise
    • Dec. 27–30. Marlee Matlin.
  • Dec. 3–9. Pop Warner Super Bowl.
  • Dec. 3–11. MouseFest 2006.
  • Dec. 23 – Dec. 31, as well as all nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade.


The High School Musical Pep Rally entertains crowds in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland. Photo by Mark Goldhaber.


Trivia question of the week

This week's question: How many attractions were opened in the Magic Kingdom on opening day, October 1, 1971? Stay tuned to next week's park update for the answer.

The answer to last week's question: "How many islands are in the World Showcase Lagoon?" is:

There are three islands in the 40-acre lagoon. They have actually been moved in the past to allow better viewing of low-level effects during the various incarnations of Illuminations.


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Timekeeper – is closed for good. The Monsters, Inc.-themed The Laugh Floor Comedy Club will have its official grand opening during a press event January 24–26.
  • Splash Mountain – closes for refurbishment January 2–27.
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – closes for refurbishment January 28 – February 11.

Epcot

  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends – is now open, and has its official grand opening during a press event January 24–26.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – has amazingly returned and will be open through January 1.
  • El Rio del Tiempo – closes for refurbishment January 2 – April 1, 2007.
  • Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki – closes for refurbishment January 15 – May 25, 2007.

Disney-MGM Studios

Animal Kingdom

  • Finding Nemo – The Musical – is now open, and has its official grand opening during a press event January 24–26.

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) closes in September 2007 for a full refurbishment.
  • 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 all 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. The two buildings in The Carousel have been completed, and the four in The Grandstand are well underway.
  • Wilderness Lodge – We've gotten further information that all of the scaffolding is not yet down, though there is much less than there had been. The previous information from staff at the front desk was inaccurate.

Water Parks

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

Elsewhere

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays. There will be two performances on New Year's Eve, a Sunday night.

Park Events

Ongoing

  • 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).
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Dec. 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).
  • 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. November 13 – Dec. 31. Downtown Disney gets a holiday makeover (link).

December 2006

  • 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 29 (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 Kidney Foundation 5K for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness. March 3. Another race for a great cause (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).

November 2007

  • Disney Golf Classic (link). Nov. 1–4. Joe Durant returns to defend his 2006 title (link).
  • Old Spice Classic (link). Nov. 22, 23, 25. ESPN Regional presents the second annual 8-team, 12-game tournament, featuring George Mason, Kansas State, North Carolina State, Penn State, Rider, South Carolina and Villanova.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Magic Your Way package discounts through March 8, FL resident and AP room rates through February 14

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.

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.

Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration 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 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
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
12/4
12/5
12/6
12/7
12/8
12/9
 

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

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

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

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

MK 9a-7p
EF 9a-7p
EW 10a-9:30p

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

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

12/10
12/11
12/12
12/13
12/14
12/15
12/16

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

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

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

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

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

MK 9a-7p
EF 9a-7p
EW 10a-9:30p

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

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

12/17
 

MK 9a-10p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9:30p
MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-7p
BB closed
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 May 2007.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 12/4

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Mario Lopez 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Tuesday 12/5

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Mario Lopez 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Wednesday 12/6

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Candlelight Processional - narrator Brian Dennehy 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Thursday 12/7

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Brian Dennehy 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Friday 12/8

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Brian Dennehy 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-7p

Fantasmic 6p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Saturday 12/9

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Candlelight Processional - narrator Steven Curtis Chapman 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Sunday 12/10

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Candlelight Processional - narrator Steven Curtis Chapman 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Monday 12/11

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Steven Curtis Chapman 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Tuesday 12/12

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Maureen McGovern 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Wednesday 12/13

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Candlelight Processional - narrator Maureen McGovern 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Thursday 12/14

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Maureen McGovern 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Friday 12/15

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6p

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

Candlelight Processional - narrator Kirk Cameron 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Saturday 12/16

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Candlelight Processional - narrator Kirk Cameron 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Sunday 12/17

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Candlelight Processional - narrator Kirk Cameron 5p, 6:45p, 8:15p

Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat 6p

Illuminations 9:30p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 6p-8p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade 3:45p

Fort Wilderness movie schedule for December 2006

Movies begin at 7:40 and (on Friday and Saturday only) 9:15. Movies are preceded by a campfire at 6:30 and a singalong at 7:00.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat

 

4
102 Dalmatians

5
The Little Mermaid

6
The Love Bug
7
Chicken Little

8
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Freaky Friday

9
Lilo & Stitch
The Santa Clause 2

10
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

11
Dumbo

12
The Parent Trap

13
The Gerat Mouse Detective
14
The Princess Diaries
15
Toy Story
The Santa Clause
16
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
The Shaggy Dog

17
Lady and the Tramp

18
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

19
Snowball Express

20
The Muppet Christmas Carol
21
101 Dalmatians
22
Mickey's Magical Christmas
Finding Nemo
23
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
Cars

24
The Santa Clause

25
The Santa Clause 2

26
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

27
Brother Bear
28
Monsters, Inc.
29
The Shaggy Dog
30
The Emperor's New Groove
High School Musical

31
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

           

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 12/4

Harrydash

 

Tuesday 12/5

Harrydash

 

Wednesday 12/6

Tom Sartori

Cannibal Corpse with Dying Fetus and Necrophagist (main room), $16 in advance/$19 day of show; 8 p.m.

Thursday 12/7

Tom Sartori

Blind Guardian Twist In The Myth Tour '06 (main room), $20 in advance/$24 day of show; 9 p.m.

Alberta Adams (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Friday 12/8

Tom Sartori

Copeland with Owen, Acute & The Appleseed Cast (main room), $14 in advance/$16 day of show; 7:30 p.m.

Motor City Josh (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Saturday 12/9

Tom Sartori

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

Sunday 12/10

Charlie Hotel

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

Monday 12/11

Charlie Hotel

Sepultura with Sworn Enemy, Diecast and Suicide Silence (main room), $18 in advance/$20 day of show; 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12/12

Leonard Brothers

 

Wednesday 12/13

Leonard Brothers

 

Thursday 12/14

Leonard Brothers

Jimbo Mathus (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Friday 12/15

Leonard Brothers

Mix 105.1 Merry Mix-mas Party feat. Smashmouth with Ace Young and Mat Kearney (main room), $15 in advance/$17.50 day of show; 8 p.m.

The Vodkanauts (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Saturday 12/19

Leonard Brothers

BT and very special guest Thomas Dolby with Mark Sanchez (main room), $22 in advance/$26 day of show; 10 p.m.

Tommy McCoy (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 12/17

TBA

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

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