Archive - June 2002
June 27, 2002
Mug Policy Tightening?
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney is experimenting with a new
computerized barcode system to be used in tandem with it's refillable
mug program offered at their resorts. The program allows guests to
buy a mug for each person in their party which then can be used for
unlimited drink refills during their stay. The policy change could
come as a result of Guests taking the mugs on repeat visits to Disney
World to fill up on what becomes basically a lifetime of free drinks
for one purchase.
info and discussion here
Carriage Rides at Fort Wilderness
Disney has begun offering 30-minute Carriage Rides at the resort for $30.
Carriage rides may be reserved up to 60 days ahead of time, similar to seats
at Disney World restaurants.
Celebrates Independence Day With Fireworks Galore!
Walt Disney World Resort celebrates American citizenship in the daytime and
lights the night on July 4 with its biggest fireworks shows of the year. At
Epcot, 500 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens. At the Magic
Kingdom, a presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks more than twice
the size of the normal show and featuring special patriotic music. At the
Disney-MGM Studios, a rare presentation of “Sorcery in the Sky” fireworks
complete with special music and fireworks will take place. At Downtown
Disney Pleasure Island, the midnight fireworks show will feature a special
Details on Shockwave
Four energized musical sets based on rock tunes, contemporary jazz and world
music popularized by legendary artists will immerse guests in the SHOCKWAVE
experience. Numbers featured are: “Bohemian Rhapsody” - by Queen, “First
Circle” - by Pat Metheny, “God Bless the Child” - by Billie Holiday and
“Channel One Suite” - by Stan Kenton. The show can be seen four times daily
at America Gardens Theatre through Aug. 24. Annual Passholders can obtain
reserved seating by visiting the Epcot Passholder Lounge, located in The
Land on the day of the performance. Seating is limited, so make arrangements
early in the day.
on the Loose!
A certain fugitive alien has been spotted wandering around Disney Studios.
Have you seen him yet? Try to catch this lost alien experiment and, maybe
learn the meaning of ohana. Of course, through the magic of plush,
you can always give Stitch a brand new home. Pictured to the right: Lilo
and Stitch wave to guests at the Disney-MGM Studios during the 'Disney Stars
and Motor Cars' parade.
info and discussion here
Hours/Events and E-Nights Released
Disney has released park hours, event schedules and E Ride Night information
and we have posted it for you to plan your vacation schedule! Be sure to
check out our Park Hours
and Events pages or get
them delivered to your handheld via our
Channel for PocketPC or Palm Devices.
Sizzles at Epcot Summer Concert Series
creators of the Tony Award-winning Broadway spectacular "Blast!" return to
Epcot this summer to debut their next hit musical production, SHOCKWAVE.
The show makes its world-premiere at America Gardens Theatre on June 15 and
can be seen four times daily through Aug. 24. Showtimes are 4:30, 5:45, 7:10
and 8:15 p.m.