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Update for May 28 – June 3, 2007

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News and Views

One teenager TASERed, five arrested at Magic Kingdom after spitting, cursing, assaulting sheriff's deputy

As we reported on last Thursday's MousePlanetWatch news podcast, one teenager was shocked with a Taser gun, and she and four others were arrested last Sunday night at the Magic Kingdom after they attacked officers responding to reports that they were creating a disturbance at the park. The five were detained by Disney security for spitting and cursing at other park guests and for possibly being drunk.


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Brian Guilfoil, 19, his 17- and 16-year-old sisters and 14-year-old brother, and 20-year-old Rose DiPietro, all of the same address in Shirley, NY (it is unknown whether DiPietro is related to the Guilfoils), were each charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Guilfoil's 17-year-old sister was also charged with felony battery on a uniformed officer for assaulting a Disney security guard. We are withholding the names of the underage suspects.

According to the deputy's report, "I was punched in the face with closed fists several times by all defendants. I defended myself by throwing counter punches in their faces and bodies in an attempt to break free of the affray."

The report states that each time the deputy tried to defend himself against one of the youths, the rest would attack him from behind. "During the fight, Security Officer Michael Torantello was punched in the face by [the 17-year-old girl]. I observed [her] strike Torantello, and I attempted to gain control of her by placing her on the floor. When I did, the remaining four defendants continued to punch and push me. I again turned to defend myself and [she] stood up. At that time, more responding Deputies were arriving to assist. I turned my attention towards [her] again. She turned towards me to engage me again, and I deployed my electronic control weapon. [She] then complied and was handcuffed. The remaining defendants were also handcuffed by assisting deputies."


A Mickey-head fireworks display greets the Disney Magic as it pulls into the port of Barcelona on Friday. The ship began its first of eight cruises around the Mediterranean on Saturday. Photo © Disney.

Disney, unions extend contract following rejection of new deal by members

Late last Monday, the Service Trades Council Union and Walt Disney World came to agreement on the extension of the existing labor contract for another 30 days, to June 20. This follows the 2,870-to-2,583 rejection by union members of a contract offer from Disney. The contract would have covered 21,000 of Disney's 60,000 employees. The union also represents 8,000 workers under a separate contract for part-time employees, which does not expire until September.

But things are not rosy in the accord between the STCU's six member unions. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that several STCU members, allegedly from Teamsters Local 385, have filed complaints about voting irregularities with election results from the other member unions.

The two sides resume negotiations tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.


The Disney Magic pulled into the port of Barcelona on Friday to a huge fireworks display. MousePlanet's Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix was aboard, and will have a full report soon. Photo © Disney.

Passholder, Florida Resident discounts announced for summer

Disney has released discounted room rates for passholders and Florida residents through most of the summer. Discounts are available for select Disney Vacation Club and deluxe resorts from June 3 through August 4, and for select moderate resorts between July 1 and August 4.

For passholders, the DVC rates start at $164 per night plus tax in a studio at the Old Key West or Saratoga Springs Resorts. Prices go up from there depending on the resort and accommodations. In addition to those two DVC resorts, discounts are also available at the Yacht Club, Beach Club and BoardWalk Resorts. Rates at the moderates start at $139 per night. For Florida residents, the DVC rates start at $169 per night and the moderates start at $145 per night. Minimum stay requirements apply for Friday and Saturday arrivals.

All rates can be booked up until the date of arrival. Passholders and Florida residents can book via their respective web sites, by calling their travel agent (Small World Vacations is MousePlanet's preferred Disney travel provider) or by calling 407-560-7277 for passholders or 407-560-7722 for Florida residents.

Passholder discount codes are FDL (DVC/Deluxe) and FDJ (Moderates). Florida resident discount codes are FDP (DVC/Deluxe) and FDN (Moderates).

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!

Sounds Like Summer update

We've got an updated list of the Sounds Like Summer concert series schedule. Slippery When Wet and Kevin White have switched dates, and Charlene Bedassie is now known as Respect. Here's the updated schedule:

  • June 11-17: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)
  • June 18-24: Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees)
  • June 25-July 1: Kevin White (Garth Brooks)
  • July 2-8: Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • July 9-17: Bjorn Again (ABBA)
  • July 18-24: Hotel California (The Eagles)
  • July 25-29: 52nd Street (Billy Joel)
  • July 30-August 5: Captain Fantastic (Elton John)
  • August 6-12: Transit Authority (Chicago)

Kids get free refills at table service restaurants starting Thursday

Starting this Thursday, Disney will be providing free refills on children's beverages at all table service restaurants. The policy does not apply to specialty drinks. By providing free refills of beverages that largely do not cost them much, they help to keep kids (who generally don't drink all that much) from becoming dehydrated in the parks and buy goodwill from parents.

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.

Mickey Avenue's Toy Story redo to wait until after Star Wars Weekends

Last week, we reported that Mickey Avenue would be closed for construction in preparation for the next phase of work on the Toy Story Mania facade, entrance and exit, and that rumors indicated that the entire street will be re-themed. It looks like, while that may eventually be the case, it won't be happening immediately.

During the month of June, the Jabba's Hut store (the official merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends) will again be located on a soundstage on Mickey Avenue. The area will become the Empire Sector for the duration of Star Wars Weekends, carrying Star Wars theming.

Once the event is over, Walt Disney Imagineering will be free to work on the facade of the building. In the meantime, Imagineering has plenty to do. They just filed construction paperwork to begin work on the Audio/Visual and Ride Install packages for Toy Story Mania. We'll keep you informed as we hear more.

Meanwhile, MGMStudios.org's Matt Hochberg will be blogging live from Star Wars Weekends this weekend. You can follow along here.

NASA opens new simulator attraction at the Cape

Mission: Space has some new competition – from NASA. The Shuttle Launch Experience at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opened on Friday. The $60 million attraction took three years to develop and build under the guidance of NASA and veteran Space Shuttle astronauts.

As opposed to the Epcot attraction's fantasy mission-to-Mars theme, the NASA attraction is an attempt to produce the realistic sensation of being launched on a space shuttle's eight-and-a-half minute trip to orbit. It also relies on a standard motion simulator, as well as specially-enhanced seating effects such as seat backs that compress as if the cabin were truly under multiple-G stress. While not tame, it is certainly less stressful than the centrifugal acceleration of Mission: Space's Orange Team version.

The Shuttle Launch Experience joins the Apollo/Saturn V Center, IMAX 3-D theater and other enhancements added to the visitor center since the Delaware North Companies began operating it for NASA. The attraction is included in admission to the center.

The visitor center, at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, is located 45 minutes east of Orlando.

Quick takes …

…As of yesterday morning, the 2008 Walt Disney World Half Marathon is at 95% capacity and the full Marathon is at 65%. If you're interested in running the Half next year, you'd better hurry up and sign up (half | full) now! [Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]

Sounds Dangerous - Starring Drew Carey will be closed May 31–June 3, June 7–10, June 14–17, June 21–24, June 28–30 while the theater is used for Star Wars Weekends events. It's uncertain whether that last weekend being blocked off means that Star Wars Weekends will be extended by a week this year, but it certainly leaves the possibility open.

…Disney has filed paperwork for "Downtown Disney West Side Quest Simulator Demolition - Demo and canopy, column, ride cards and concrete pedestal. Replace with pavers." Could this be the end of CyberSpace Mountain at DisneyQuest? Or is there some other simulator on the West Side? If you have some insight, please let us know. [Note: Apparently this editor's infrequent visits to the West Side are showing, as by Monday night no fewer than 17 helpful readers have written in to inform us that there is a display model of the CyberSpace Mountain simulator on a pedestal on the walkway between DisneyQuest and Cirque du Soleil. Thanks to the readers for the information, and we apologize for any premature terror over the possible demise of DisneyQuest.]

…Disney has also filed construction paperwork for the installation of handicap accessibility equipment at the "All Star Music [sic] Mighty Ducks Pool." We're not sure why they're identifying a pool at the All Star Movies Resort as being at All Star Music, but we'll assume that they're correct in identifying the Mighty Ducks pool. Be ready for some construction there over the summer.

…A new 20-minute video featuring cast, creators and highlights from Finding Nemo: The Musical has just been released over at BroadwayWorld.com.

…The acting director of veterinary services for Disney?s Animal Programs at Walt Disney World has been named a 2007 Oustanding Young Alumnus by the University of Florida. Scott Terrell, a 1997 graduate of the school's College of Veterinary Medicine, was honored on April 14.

…Walt Disney World's 13th annual Environmental Excellence Awards recognized more than 300 Cast Members for their commitment and dedication to the environment. The awards are meant to recognize Cast Members whose efforts in recycling, waste minimization, and conservation are exceptional. Four Cast Members were recognized as Jiminy Cricket Award Winners for their exemplary commitment to protecting the environment: Christy Conk, Animal Keeper at Disney?s Animal Kingdom; Dennis Krupinksi, Engineering Department; and Sheri Elmore and Christa Kelley, Disney Cruise Line.


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Coming soon

  • Apr. 5 – June 3. Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival [park guide page].
    • Flower Power Concert Series
      • May 27?30: Gary Puckett
      • May 31?June 3: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
    • Themed Weekends
      • June 1?3: Festival Farewell Weekend
  • May 20 - June 4. No Cirque du Soleil performances.
  • May 31-June 3. Gay Days 2007.
    • May 31 - Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • June 1 - Disney-MGM Studios
    • June 2 - Magic Kingdom
    • June 3 - Epcot
  • Jun. 30-Jul. 7, Aug. 31-Sept. 3 and Nov. 19-25, 2007; and Dec. 16, 2007-Jan. 2, 2008. DVC members may not pool-hop on these dates.
  • June 1–24. Star Wars Weekends, Fridays - Sundays.
    • June 1-3 - Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok, Episode VI, and Wald, Episode I) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2, all films)
    • June 8-10 - Ray Park (Darth Maul, Episode I) and Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett, Episode II)
    • June 15-17 - Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett Episodes V and VI) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca, Episodes IV-VI and III)
    • June 22-24 - Anthony Daniels (C-3PO, all films) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars, Episodes II and III)
  • June 11-Aug 12. Sounds Like Summer concert series at Epcot.
    • June 11-17 - Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)
    • June 18-24 - Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees)
    • June 25-July 1 - Kevin White (Garth Brooks)
    • July 2- 8 - Respect (Aretha Franklin)
    • July 9- 17 - Bjorn Again (ABBA)
    • July 18- 24 - Hotel California (The Eagles)
    • July 25- 29 - 52nd Street (Billy Joel)
    • July 30-August 5 - Captain Fantastic (Elton John)
    • August 6-12 - Transit Authority (Chicago)

Walt Disney World trivia question of the week

This week's question: This week's question was submitted by MousePlanet reader Ryan. What color carpet covers the stairs of the steps leading up to Cinderella's Royal Table? Stay tuned to next week's park update for the answer.

The answer to last week's question: "Which famous author helped design Spaceship Earth, and the themes, along with narration?" which was contributed by MousePlanet reader Marcus Stone, is:

Science Fiction and classic short story author Ray Bradbury.

Do you have a trivia question that you'd like to share? If we choose to use your question, we'll give you credit in the Update. Email us here.


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Haunted Mansion – closed for refurbishment from June 6 through September 12.

Epcot

  • Spaceship Earth – closed for refurbishment June 22–23 and July 9 – November 1.
  • Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki – closed for refurbishment through August 20.
  • The Wonders of Life pavilion – has again closed, perhaps forever and perhaps just until next Thanksgiving weekend.

Disney-MGM Studios

Animal Kingdom

Resorts

  • All-Star Movies Resort – Refurbishment of the Mighty Ducks pool will take place this summer. An accessible chair lift and transfer station will be installed, along with other general touch-up work. Similar work on the Fantasia pool took about five months. In the meantime, All-Star Movies guests may continue to use the Fantasia feature pool and the other "quiet" pools at the resort.
  • All-Star Music Resort – Refurbishment of the Calypso pool is underway. The accessible chair lift and transfer station will be replaced, along with other general touch-up work. Similar work on the Fantasia pool at All Star Movies took about five months. In the meantime, All-Star Music guests may continue to use the "quiet" pools as well as the main pools at the other All-Star resorts. All buildings not containing Family Suites are being renovated between January and June.
  • All-Star Sports Resort – All buildings will be renovated between June and November.
  • Caribbean Beach Resort – The feature pool will be closed for renovation January – June, 2008. Exact dates have yet to be announced.
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Building 6 (Concierge) will be closed in September for a full refurbishment.
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Phase I's four buildings and Phase II's eight units are complete. Five of the six buildings of Phase III are done. The final building only has interior work remaining, and should be ready for occupancy in mid-June.

Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach – closed for annual refurbishment late December – late winter.
  • Typhoon Lagoon – closed for annual refurbishment October 28 – late December.

Elsewhere

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

Park Events

May 2007

  • 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.
  • Gay Days 2007. May 31 - June 3. The 17th annual gathering of the GLBT community at Walt Disney World (link1 | link 2).

June 2007

  • 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.
  • Gay Days 2007. May 31 - June 3. The 17th annual gathering of the GLBT community at Walt Disney World (link1 | link 2).
  • 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

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp (link). Late July – Mid-Aug. The Bucs return to Disney for another year's training camp.
  • Disney's Pirate & Princess Party (link). Aug. 11, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31 and Sept. 3. A rerun of this past winter's new hard-ticketed event celebrates the pirates and princesses in all of us.
  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion (link). Aug. 31 ? Sept. 3. The radio host's annual gathering returns for another year.

September 2007

  • Disney's Pirate & Princess Party (link). Aug. 11, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31 and Sept. 3. A rerun of this past winter's new hard-ticketed event celebrates the pirates and princesses in all of us.
  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion (link). Aug. 31 ? Sept. 3. The radio host's annual gathering returns for another year.
  • 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). Sep. 14, 21, 28, 30, Oct. 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, Nov. 2. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs.
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (link). Sep.28 ?Nov. 11. The 12th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.

October 2007

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (link). Sep. 14, 21, 28, 30, Oct. 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, Nov. 2. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs.
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (link). Sep.28 ?Nov. 11. The 12th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.
  • 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).
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K and 6.5K (link). Oct. 27. Disney's first night-time endurance event is Halloween-themed, and concludes witha big after-party. Registration is now open (link).

November 2007

  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (link). Sep.28 ?Nov. 11. The 12th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (link). Sep. 14, 21, 28, 30, Oct. 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, Nov. 2. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs.
  • 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.
  • Pirates of Castaway Cay pin cruise (link). Nov. 11-15. Pirates, pins and a Disney cruise, all rolled into one.
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (link). Nov. 12 ? Jan. 6, 2008. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios.
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (link). Nov. 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30, Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21 (dates tentative). Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like?
  • 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.

December 2007

  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (link). Nov. 12 ? Jan. 6, 2008. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios.
  • 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). Nov. 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30, Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21 (dates tentative). Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like?
  • 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

  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (link). Nov. 12 ? Jan. 6, 2008. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios.
  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon (link). Jan. 12. Registration is now open (link).
  • Walt Disney World Marathon (link). Jan. 13. Registration is now open (link). [Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]

June 2008

  • Gay Days 2008. June 6 - 9. The 18th annual gathering of the GLBT community at Walt Disney World (link1 | link 2).

Current Discounts & Promotions

Free dining plan is back for late August–September

Disney is offering a new free dining package for trips beginning August 26 through September 22. Minimum stay will be three nights and a minimum one-day theme park ticket per person is required to get the free dining package for the length of your stay. Just remember that this is during peak hurricane season, which is why Disney needs to offer this promotion to get people to visit the parks and stay on property. While the odds of a hurricane interrupting or cancelling your vacation are low, you may want to take advantage of the trip insurance offered by Disney, just in case. Packages must be booked by June 24.

Hotel Royal Plaza offers discounts to MousePlanet readers

We'd like to welcome the Hotel Royal Plaza as a new MousePlanet sponsor. As part of our new relationship, the Royal Plaza has created a special offer just for MousePlanet readers! From now through the end of the year, anyone booking their stay through the MousePlanet web site will receive discounted rates up to 20 percent off on all room types.

The completely-remodeled 394-room resort is located on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, just a few minutes' walk from Downtown Disney. Bus service to all Walt Disney World theme parks is included with your stay. Their Giraffe Caf restaurant, Giraffe Tavern sports bar, Marketessen deli-style caf and Sips Pool Bar are ready to serve you. And children 10 and under eat breakfast for free!

And so we'd like to thank the Hotel Royal Plaza for joining the MousePlanet family, and invite you to try their hospitality.

Disney's Price Slice golf rates are back

Disney's popular summer golf discount program, Disney's Price Slice, will return from May 14 through September 27. During that time, a round of golf at any of the Walt Disney World courses will be less expensive after 10 a.m. daily, due to the heat of the summer season. The Magnolia, Palm, Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge courses will carry a fee of $55, while the Lake Buena Vista course will cost $45. Rates include the use of an electric cart, and are $34-$44 cheaper than regular rates.

The rates include the use of an electric cart and are discounted from the before-10 a.m. prices of $99 for resort guests/$109 for day visitors (Magnolia and Osprey Ridge), $89 for resort guests/$99 for day visitors (Palm and Eagle Pines) and $79 for resort guests/$89 for day visitors (Lake Buena Vista). To reserve a tee time, call 407-WDW-GOLF (407-939-4653) or go to the Disney Golf Web site (link). Note that the site's front page still appears to have difficulty with browsers other than Internet Explorer. Once you get past the front page, you should be all right.

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 November 2007.

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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 September 2007.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom
Epcot World Showcase
Disney-MGM Studios
Animal Kingdom
Monday 5/28

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower and Garden Festival Memorial Day Weekend

Flower Power Concert Series: Gary Puckett 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 5/29

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: Gary Puckett 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 5/30

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: Gary Puckett 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 5/31

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower Power Concert Series: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 6/1

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower and Garden Festival Farewell Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Georgia Tasker 12:30p, 3:30p

Flower Power Concert Series: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Jay Laga'aia (host), Warwick Davis, Kenny Baker

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 6/2

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower and Garden Festival Farewell Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Georgia Tasker 12:30p, 3:30p

Flower Power Concert Series: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Jay Laga'aia (host), Warwick Davis, Kenny Baker

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 6/3

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Flower and Garden Festival Farewell Weekend

Great American Gardener Series: Georgia Tasker 12:30p, 3:30p

Flower Power Concert Series: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone 5:45p, 7p, 8:15p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Jay Laga'aia (host), Warwick Davis, Kenny Baker

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Monday 6/4

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Tuesday 6/5

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Wednesday 6/6

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Thursday 6/7

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Friday 6/8

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Jay Laga'aia (host), Ray Parks, Daniel Logan

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Saturday 6/9

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Jay Laga'aia (host), Ray Parks, Daniel Logan

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p, 10:30p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Sunday 6/10

Disney Dreams Come True Parade 3p

SpectroMagic Parade 9p, 11p

Wishes Fireworks 10p

Illuminations 9p

Star Wars Weekends

Celebrity Guests: Jay Laga'aia (host), Ray Parks, Daniel Logan

Stars and Motor Cars Parade 3p

Fantasmic 9p

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade 4p

Fort Wilderness movie schedule for May 2007

Movies begin at 8:40 and will be preceded by a campfire at 7:30 and a singalong at 8:00. The movie schedule for June was not available at press time.

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat

 

28
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

29
102 Dalmatians

30
Valiant

31
The Tigger Movie

 

 

Downtown Disney Entertainment

(Separate admission required)

Rock & Roll Beach Club
House of Blues
Monday 5/28

Untouchables

 

Tuesday 5/29

Orange Avenue

 

Wednesday 5/30

Orange Avenue

Dimmu Borgir with Unearth and Kataklysm (main room), $22 in advance, $24 day of show; 7:15 p.m.

Thursday 5/31

Orange Avenue

Ziggy Marley and The Neville Brothers (main room), $29.50 in advance, $32.50 day of show; 8:30 p.m.

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

Friday 6/1

Hip Kitty

The L Word and Music with a Twist Presents Goddess & She AND Kristen Price (main room), $20 in advance, $24 day of show; 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 6/2

Hip Kitty

Pandora & Alison Burgos presents Girls in Wonderland '07 with DJ Pride (main room), $26 in advance, $31 day of show; 9 p.m.

High Octane (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m

Sunday 6/3

Hip Kitty

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

Shiny Toy Guns (main room), $13 in advance, $15 day of show; 7:30 p.m.

Monday 6/4

Hip Kitty

Crossfade & Eve to Adam (main room), $12 in advance, $14 day of show; 8 p.m.

Tuesday 6/5

Hip Kitty

 

Wednesday 6/6

Leonard Brothers

 

Thursday 6/7

Leonard Brothers

Joe Turner and the Memphis Blues Caravan (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Friday 6/8

Kings County

Toxic Audio (main room), $19.50; 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Joe Turner and the Memphis Blues Caravan (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 6/9

Kings County

Frontline Promotions present Musiq Soulchild (main room), $32.50; 9 p.m.

Joe Turner and the Memphis Blues Caravan (Blues Kitchen), free; 10:30 p.m.

Sunday 6/10

TBA

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

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