News Archive - April 2009
Pirate Makeovers Coming to Magic Kingdom
June 29, a new establishment "The Pirates League" will transform boys and
girls into members of Captain Jack Sparrow's crew. The League will be
located between the entrance to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and
the Pirates Merchandise shop. Participants will receive a pirate identity, a
variety of swashbuckling accessories; including beards, eye patches,
scarves, scars, earrings and even gold teeth. There will be three pirate
packages available, raging from $49.95 to $124.95. Reservations can be made
by calling; 407-WDW-CREW beginning May 11, 2009 for June 29th and beyond up
to 90 days in advance.
Downtown Disney's "Characters in Flight"
Disney guests will get a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort as they
soar to new heights in a new attraction, Characters in Flight, now open at
Downtown Disney's West Side near Pleasure Island. Characters in Flight is a
giant tethered gas balloon and will rise 500 feet into the sky carrying up
to 30 passengers. Flight times and availability will depend on weather
conditions. Riders can catch flights 7 days a week, adults $16, and $10 for
children ages 3-9. Availability is on first-come, first-serve basis.
New Audio-Animatronic Debuts at Epcot
Chef Paul Bocuse greets a new Audio-Animatronics figure named "Remy" at Les
Chefs de France restaurant at Epcot. Remy, made famous in Disney's Academy
Award-winning animated film "Ratatouille," is featured at the restaurant in
a new guest experience called "Bon Appetit from Chef Remy." The
Audio-Animatronics figure, the smallest ever created by Walt Disney
Imagineering, interacts with diners inside the restaurant. Through Sept. 5,
Remy will make appearances in the dining room during specific times.
Park Calendar Released for July 2009
World Resort has released it's
Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for July 2009. For
guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the
Park Hours and
Events pages to aid in planning your trip. Remember, all times and
schedules are subject to change, so check back often.