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Update for February 12 – February 18, 2007

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News and Views

Character performer arrested for possession of child porn

A 20-year-old cast member who portrayed the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast) and Goofy was arrested late Thursday on 51 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Matthew Wendland's roommates had seen images through the doorway of his bedroom and alerted police. Orange County deputies approached him at work and he agreed to accompany them to his home. Wendland reportedly admitted to possession of the images, and a search of his room turned up about a dozen printed computer pictures of children performing sex acts with over 1,000 more images on a CD-ROM disk in his closet.

Reportedly, the 6-foot-4, 150-pound actor had images of children of both sexes as young as 3, ranging all the way up to adults. Sex Crimes Sgt. Rich Mankewich told reporters that Wendland "doesn't see the difference between a naked 8-year-old and an 18-year-old woman." Doctors will examine other photos to determine the ages of other children depicted in the images, after which more charges may be filed. The review will also include additional hard drives recovered during the search.

Wendland apparently downloaded all of the images off of the Internet, and there is no indication that he acted on any impulses other than viewing the images. Disney performs background checks on all employees, but he had no record of any criminal behavior when he was hired last July. No complaints had been filed against him at the park, according to Disney, though he has now been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the charges.

Wendland was released on $8,500 bond on Friday after spending the night in the Orange County Jail.

Rasulo offers a peak at "blue-sky" ideas

In an address to Disney investors last Wednesday night, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts chairman Jay Rasulo gave a glimpse into what the future might hold for Disney's theme parks division. Rasulo started by talking about expanding the existing businesses with "investment in exciting new attractions and entertainment, innovative new services, and consumer-focused pricing" and entering emerging international markets such as the Asian travel market, where the Chinese market is expanding at an enormous rate. He then moved on to how Walt Disney Parks & Resorts would broaden its footprint in the travel & leisure market.

He stated that he was going to "pull back the curtain and share some of the ideas our business team and Imagineers are thinking about" while noting that all ideas discussed were in the "blue-sky" stage (the brainstorming phase of planning where anything goes and everything might or might not see the light of day). While he noted that "clearly, we're not going to do all of them, or maybe even any of them", Rasulo painted an intriguing portrait of the future might hold for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

Disney's flagship hotels at each of its resorts were over 90 percent occupancy at rates of $350 per night and up, giving an indication that establishing Disney-branded hotels in other locations might be a profitable enterprise. Since the average theme park visitor returns every four years, this would give them a chance to have a closer, shorter, more convenient Disney resort experience. These could be regional resort properties located outside of metro areas, urban hotels in major family tourism destination cities, or destination resorts in exotic locations or boutique-branded hotels at various price points.

With the success of the two Downtown Disney retail, dining & entertainment districts, Disney has been considering creating high-quality centers in downtown areas of major cities, either as the master planner or as the lead tenant. They hope that this would create another entertainment destination.

Disney is also considering the creation of a unique brand of water park in new markets, including the possibility of indoor parks.

Finally, Disney is also considering the creation of smaller, deeply immersive "niche parks" that would provide a more intimate setting, high-end immersive theme park entertainment, more interactive shows, more one-on-one experiences and unique attractions for an "all-inclusive admission pricing that would be several times what our guests pay today." These parks could fit perfectly either into already-existing markets or even new markets.

In speaking later about the Disney Cruise Line, specifically as it related to the long-anticipated third ship, Rasulo said, "We have ongoing contact with the shipyards. If we can generate superior returns based, in part, on contract terms and pricing, then we'll pull the trigger."

The Disney Vacation Club also gained some notice as a money-generator, with Rasulo stating that Disney had "already recouped the entire investment for Saratoga Springs four months before the third phase ever opened." The fact that members are trading points for access to other destinations like Mexico, Hawaii or the Caribbean is helping Disney to identify potential off-property locations for expansion of the timeshare portfolio. Rasulo stated that the DVC will expand both at Walt Disney World and around the world.

Adventures by Disney has already sold out half of its trips for the 2007 season. Noting that the infrastructure is easily expandable, Rasulo reported that the concept would be well-positioned to expand to include international tourists visiting the U.S. and looking for guided tours.

Rasulo summed up by noting that "the possibilities to bring Disney entertainment to our guests around the world are almost endless. By continuing the entertainment revolution that Walt started 50 years ago, you can see why we believe the potential for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is truly limitless."

While all of this sounds really intriguing, remember that this is all blue-sky stuff. In fact, it's quite possible that all of these were floated to put the idea out onto the Internet to allow Disney fans to discuss them and to help Disney figure out which ideas will gain traction in the community and which will meet with stiff opposition. Join our discussion here.

Get your MousePlanet swag!

The MousePlanet.com store is now open for business ( link)! You can get shirts, mugs, hats and even a Teddy Bear! Check it out and show your MousePlanet pride! Now you can show everybody in the parks what site you read!

Registration for "The Goofy" closed

When last week's Park Update was published on Monday morning, Goofy's Race-and-a-Half Challenge for 2008 was 85 percent full. By late Monday night (when we recorded the MouseStation podcast), that number had jumped to 95 percent. The next morning, it was sold out. If you had hoped to participate, your chance to sign up through Disney has now passed. However, there may be some slots that were grabbed by fund-raising groups, such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. You may want to check around to see if there are any groups with unclaimed slots in the Goofy if you really want to do it. Be aware, though, that you will be expected to raise money for the team.

Fourth "Indy" movie now scheduled; will it spur attraction renovations?

If anything is going to kick-start either refurbishment of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular or spur construction of an Indy-based ride at the Disney-MGM Studios or elsewhere at Walt Disney World, this would be it. There is now a release date for the fourth installment of the popular film series starring Harrison Ford. Producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg have finally completed the script, and filming starts in June for a May 22, 2008 release date.

The stunt show debuted in 1989, at around the same time as the third and most recent movie in the series was released. The show, however, featured stunts based on scenes from the first movie, which was released in 1981.

Of course, Star Tours still has not been updated either, and Lucas had actually announced two years ago that work was underway on upgrading that LucasFilm/Walt Disney Imagineering joint venture.

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 Guide (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.

A personal appeal, for the second year

I'm spending my birthday this year walking to raise money for the March of Dimes again. Last year, through the generosity of friends, family, co-workers and MousePlanet readers, we managed to raise $2,525 in just four weeks. This year, let's beat that. We're starting much earlier this year, so let's see if we can raise $4,000. I think we can. For more information, or to donate, go here. If you'd rather donate to a different cause, but keep your donation within the Disney Internet community, Deb Wills is raising money to fight breast cancer here, and Lou Mongello is raising money for the Starlight Starbright Foundation here.

Quick takes …

…According to the Market Metrix Hospitality Index results for last year, based on 140,000 consumer interviews conducted from January through December 2006, Walt Disney World Resorts received the highest ranking in the Upper Upscale Hotels category, and the Disney Vacation Club took the top spot in the Timeshare Accommodations category.


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Coming soon

  • Feb. 12, 15, 23, 26, Mar. 2, 5, 8. Disney's Pirate & Princess Party.
  • Feb. 14. Sweetheart Island at Pleasure Island.
  • Feb. 16. Mickey's Pin Trading Night at Contemporary Resort.
  • Feb. 16–19. Twirlmania.
  • Feb. 16, 17, 20. Mardi Gras at Pleasure Island.
  • Feb. 15 – Mar. 29. Atlanta Braves Training Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • Feb. 24–25. Cheer & Dance National Championships.
  • Feb. 18-24, Mar. 31-Apr. 8, May 25-28, Jun. 30-Jul. 7, Aug. 31-Sept. 3 and Nov. 19-25, 2007; and Dec. 16, 2007-Jan. 2, 2008. No pool-hopping for DVC members.

Trivia question of the week

This week's question: What was the name of the restaurant inside Cinderella Castle when it first opened? Stay tuned to next week's park update for the answer.

The answer to last week's question: "Which famous race car driver helped to dedicate Test Track on March 17, 1999?" is:

Richard Petty, whose Richard Petty Driving Experience runs on the Walt Disney World Speedway near the Magic Kingdom parking lot.


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Tomorrowland Indy Speedway – closed for refurbishment January 31 – February 15.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – closes due to refurbishment February 27 – March 1.
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club – is holding occasional test shows and will have its official grand opening this spring.

Epcot

  • Turtle Talk with Crush – closes January 29 – Febuary 16 while it is moved to the remaining former pre-show theater at Seas pavilion. The Find Nemo display pod will become the queue area for this new location and the exhibit may be relocated to the old Turtle Talk theater location.
  • El Rio del Tiempo – is closed for refurbishment through April 1, including the addition of a Three Caballeros-themed overlay.
  • Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki – closes for refurbishment from March 11 through July 14.
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room – closes for refurbishment from February 21 through March 14.
  • Le Cellier Restaurant – closes for refurbishment May 14–18.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – has again closed, perhaps forever and perhaps just until next Thanksgiving weekend.

Disney-MGM Studios

  • No known refurbishments at this time.

Animal Kingdom

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.
  • All-Star Sports Resort – All buildings will be renovated between June and November.
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Building 6 (Concierge) closes in September for a full refurbishment.
  • Polynesian Resort – The Nanea Volcano pool closes for the installation of safety equipment from January 13 – February 28.
  • Port Orleans Riverside Resort – The Riverside Mill food court closes for refurbishment through mid-April.
  • 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 late 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 – The Silver Springs feature pool and hot tub closes from January 29 through March 2. The children's pool will closed on February 12 and also reopen on March 2.

Water Parks

  • Typhoon Lagoon – Closed for annual refurbishment , and will reopen on March 18.

Elsewhere

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba – performs Tuesdays – Saturdays. No performances March 18–20, May 20–June 4, July 29–31, September 23–October 1, November 25–27.

Park Events

Ongoing

  • Disney's Pirate & Princess Party. Feb. 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

  • Twirlmania (link).Feb. 16–19. Twirlers, auxiliary guard, pom, and dancers descend on the Wide World of Sports.
  • Atlanta Braves Training Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex (link). Feb. 15 – Mar. 29.
  • Cheer & Dance National Championships (link). Feb. 24–25. School & Youth Rec Cheer Feb. 24, All-Star Cheer & Dance Feb. 25.

March 2007

  • Cheer & Dance National Championships (link). Mar. 2–4. All Star/Studio Mar. 2, School Dance Mar. 2–4.
  • ESPN – The Weekend (link). Mar. 2–4. Synergy strikes again as Disney's flagship cable network returns to the Disney-MGM Studios.
  • National Kidney Foundation 5K for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness (link). Mar. 3. Another race for a great cause.
  • National All Star Cheerleading Championship (link). Mar. 9-11. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports.
  • Mickey's Pin Trading Night at Contemporary Resort (link). Mar. 16. The popular 3-hour event returns to Fantasia Ballroom G.

April 2007

  • Walt Disney World Inline Marathon and Half Marathon (link). Apr. 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 (link). Apr. 5 – June 3. Epcot comes alive with topiaries, other floral displays, gardening demonstrations and the ?Flower Power? concert series at the 14th annual event.
  • Disney Grad Nite (link). Apr. 20, 21, 27, 28. Graduating high school seniors have a huge party in the Magic Kingdom.
  • USASF Cheerleading & Dance Worlds (link). Apr. 21–22. Teams descend on the Wide World of Sports.
  • Mickey's Pin Trading Night at Contemporary Resort (link). Apr. 27. The popular 3-hour event returns to Fantasia Ballroom G.

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).
  • Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Devil Rays (link). May 15-17. Regular-season Major League Baseball comes to The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports for the first time.
  • Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend (link). May 18-20. The annual event features over 30 artists displaying their wares.
  • Walt Disney World 70.3 Ironman Triathlon (link). May 20. Athletes compete in a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. Registration opens soon (link).
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Adventures on the Seven Seas Lagoon (link). May 21-24. Disneyland may get the movie premiere, but Walt Disney World gets a three-day, multi-tiered event on open water. Details to be announced on December 20.

June 2007

  • Star Wars Weekends (link). June 1–24. The popular event returns to the Studios in 2007 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars film.

July 2007

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp (link). Late July – Mid-Aug. The Bucs return to Disney for another year's training camp.

August 2007

  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion (link). Aug. 31 – Sept. 3. The radio host's annual gathering returns for another year.

September 2007

  • Night of Joy (link). Sept. 7–8. Disney's annual Christian music festival.
  • Disney's Pin Celebration (link). Sept. 7–9. This year, the event's theme is "Where Dreams HapPin". Registration opens May 9.
  • 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).
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (link). Dates in Sept. and Oct. TBA. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs..
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (link). Dates in Sept.–Nov. TBA. The 12th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.

October 2007

  • Race for the Taste 10K (link). Oct. 7. The annual October classic steers runners through the Disney-MGM Studios and Epcot. Registration is now open (link).

November 2007

  • Disney Golf Classic (link). Nov. 1–4. Joe Durant returns to defend his 2006 title.
  • Festival of the Masters (link). Nov. 9–11. Disney's annual arts festival at Downtown Disney's West Side.
  • ABC Super Soap Weekend (link). Nov. 10–11. Your favorite ABC soap opera stars converge on the Disney-MGM Studios.
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (link). Nov. 12 – Jan. 6, 2008. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios.
  • 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.
  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade (link). Dates TBA. The Animal Kingdom Parade trades its Jammin' for Jingle in this holiday makeover.
  • Holidays Around the World (link). Nov. 23 – Dec. 30. Epcot's World Showcase gets storytellers, special entertainment and crafts for kids, the Lights of Winter and a spectacular Christmas tree.
  • Festival of the Seasons (link). Dates TBA. Downtown Disney gets a holiday makeover.
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (link). Dates in Nov. and Dec. TBA. Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like?.

December 2007

  • Pop Warner Super Bowl (link). Dates TBA, expected to be Dec. 2–8. Football players and cheerleaders invade the resort for the pigskin championships.
  • MouseFest 2007 (link). Dec. 2–10. The annual gathering of the Disney Internet community takes place at sea from Dec. 2–6 and on land from Dec. 6–10.
  • Pleasure Island New Year's Eve (link). Dec. 31. Pleasure Island celebrates the actual New Year.
  • New Year's Eve at Cirque du Soleil. Dec. 31. Cirque puts on special New Year's performances.
  • Atlantic Dance Hall New Year's Eve (link). Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year at the BoardWalk's own dance club.

January 2008

  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon (link). Jan. 12. Registration opens January 8, 2007.
  • Walt Disney World Marathon (link). Jan. 13. Registration opens January 8, 2007. [Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]

Current Discounts & Promotions

FL resident and AP room rates through February 14

Disney has announced room-only discounts for Annual Passholders and Florida Residents for January through mid-February.

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.

Florida resident and AP room rates through March 30

Disney has announced room-only discounts for Annual Passholders and Florida Residents for mid-February through the end of March. Room-only discounts are available for Annual Passholders and Florida residents for most night from February 15 through March 30. Discounts are up to $40 off per night at Value resorts, $61 off per night at Moderate resorts and $131 off 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 FCR (Passholders) or FCT (Florida residents).

Passholders and Florida Residents get six months' admission to Pleasure Island for the cost of one night

From January 1 through March 31 of this year, Annual Passholders and Florida residents can purchase a multi-club Pleasure Island ticket for the regular price of $21.95 (plus tax) and get unlimited visits through June 30. Guests must be over 21 years of age to purchase the tickets, and proof of age, proof of an annual pass or Florida residency, and a valid photo ID are required at the Pleasure Island box office when purchasing a ticket or redeeming a certificate from an online purchase. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts or offers, and is not valid for single-club tickets. Guests must be 21 years of age to enter any of the dance clubs (basically anything other than the Adventurer's Club and the Comedy Warehouse), and must show proof of age at the time of entry.

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 August 2007.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
 
2/12
2/13
2/14
2/15
2/16
2/17
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM9a-8:30p
AK 8a-8p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

2/18
2/19
2/20
2/21
2/22
2/23
2/24

MK 9a-12a
EF 9a-7pa
EW 11a-9p
MGM 9a-8:30p
AK 8a-8p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

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

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

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

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

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

MGM 9a-8p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

MK 9a-11p
EF 9a-7p
EW 11a-9p
MGM9a-8p
AK 9a-7p
BB 10a-5p
TL closed

2/25
 

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

  • MK = Magic Kingdom
  • EF = Epcot, Future World
  • EW = Epcot, World Showcase
  • MGM = Disney-MGM Studios
  • AK = Animal Kingdom
  • BB = Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • TL = Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Italics = Morning Extra Magic Hours
  • Bold = Evening Extra Magic Hours

Entertainment Schedule

Hours and entertainment schedules are currently available through August 2007.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 2/12

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6:45p

Pirate & Princess Party 7:30p-12:30a

Illuminations 9p

Hollywood Holly-Day Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 2/13

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 2/14

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 7p

Wishes Fireworks 8p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 2/15

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 6:45p

Pirate & Princess Party 7:30p-12:30a

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 2/16

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 2/17

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 2/18

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 2/19

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 11p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 2/20

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 2/21

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 2/22

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 2/23

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

Wishes Fireworks 7p

Pirate & Princess Party 7:30p-12:30a

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 2/24

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p, 10p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p, 8:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 2/25

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 8p

Wishes Fireworks 9p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 7p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Fort Wilderness movie schedule for February 2007

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

 

12
101 Dalmatians

13
The Parent Trap

14
Winnie the Pooh: Un-Valentine's Day and A Valentine for You
15
Cars
16
Cinderella
The Love Bug
17
Beauty and the Beast
Herbie: Fully Loaded

18
National Treasure

19
Valiant

20
Lady and the Tramp

21
Home on the Range
22
The Absent-Minded Professor
23
The Jungle Book
Freaky Friday
24
The Lion King
Finding Nemo

25
The Rescuers Down Under

26
The Princess Diaries 2

27
Toy Story 2

28
The Great Mouse Detective
     

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 2/12

Charlie Hotel

Journey (main room), $50 in advance, $55 day of show; 8 p.m.

Tuesday 2/13

Hip Kitty

 

Wednesday 2/14

Hip Kitty

 

Thursday 2/15

Hip Kitty

Dark Star Orchestra (main room), $19 in advance, $22 day of show; 8 p.m.

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

Friday 2/16

Hip Kitty

Guster with Mason Jennings (main room), $18 in advance, $20 day of show; 8:30 p.m.

Jeff Prine & Juanita Dixon (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 2/17

Hip Kitty

JJ Grey & Mofro with The Virginia Coalition (main room), $17 in advance, $19 day of show; 9 p.m.

Charlie Vegas (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 2/18

Stormbringer

Apostle JL Cash and Praise (gospel brunch), $32.50 adult, $16.25 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

Van Wilder Tour featuring Everclear and special guest Jonny Lives!, with Alternate Routes & Neon Culpa (main room), $16 in advance, $18 day of show; 7 p.m.

Monday 2/19

Stormbringer

 

Tuesday 2/20

Stormbringer

 

Wednesday 2/21

Stormbringer

Hinder with Finger Eleven and Black Stone Cherry (main room), $20 in advance, $23 day of show; 7 p.m.

Thursday 2/22

Untouchables

Jimmy Griswold (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Friday 2/23

Untouchables

Slayer with Unearth (main room), $35 in advance, $38 day of show; 8 p.m.

Bobby Blackmon (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 2/24

Untouchables

The Roots (main room), $22 in advance, $25 day of show; 8 p.m.

Joe Survivor Caruso (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 2/25

TBA

Nu Testament (gospel brunch), $32.50 adult, $16.25 child (3-9); 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

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