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INTERCOT > News > February 2012

News Archive - February 2012

February 24, 2012

Fantasyland Updates; Storybook Circus to Open By Late March & Snow White  Attraction Closes

It's being reported that the first elements of Storybook Circus will debut in late March, becoming the first of progressive openings for the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom Park history. The first experiences to open will be one carousel of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the re-imagined Barnstormer starring the Great Goofini and the Fantasyland Station of the Walt Disney World Railroad. Also noteworthy; the ever popular Princesses will be getting a new home at the location where Snow White’s Scary Adventures is currently located. The last day of operation for this attraction will be Thursday, May 31, 2012.

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February 12, 2012

INTERCOT Insider Podcast - Episode 29:
That's a Lot of Shuffleboard

Join Carol, John, Gary, Ian and Mel as they attempt to bring you the latest Disney Cruise Line news (they eventually get it right), discuss all the exciting Universal Orlando announcements, weigh the pros and cons of the new Premier Disney Visa card and pick our "Best of" Disney Parades. INTERCOT Insider Live - Download, Listen and Love (and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes and/or the discussion boards!).

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February 12, 2012

Park Calendar Released Through August 2012

january 2011 park hoursThe Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for August 2012. 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.

February 11, 2012

Changes Coming to Kilimanjaro Safaris

According to Disney, the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction will undergo some changes beginning this Spring.  Walt Disney Imagineering will modify the last scene in the attraction by removing the Audio-Animatronics “Little Red” elephant and related set pieces. The area will be reconfigured as an additional savannah space and feature a new watering hole for zebra. This enhancement is scheduled to be completed by fall 2012 and will remain operational during the adjustment.

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February 7, 2012

Fastpass Changes Coming to WDW in March

In preparation for implementing it's NextGen project, Disney World will apparently soon be enforcing the return time on it's FASTPASS system. Beginning March 7, guests will be allowed to enter 5 minutes before the start time and only up to 15 after the end time stated on the FASTPASS. For many years, guests were able to take advantage of the FASTPASS being honored all day after the first return time.

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