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Monday, September 22, 2014

My Disney Pin Collection Monday

This is a pin I totally love. The Swedish Chef a was my Dad's favorite Muppet character from The Muppet Show. Since Dad was a full blooded Swede, he could talk like the Chef, and we would laugh for hours. Aaahhh, the memories. So, that is why this pin means a great deal to me. 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

UPDATED closures and refubs

Thanks to It's All About the Mouse Travel for this updated information!

Magic Kingdom® Park

Astro Orbiter: Jun. 2 - Sept. 27, 2014
Mickey's PhilharMagic: Sept. 8 - 27, 2014
Carousel of Progress: Sept. 22 - 27, 2014
Enchanted Tiki Room: Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2014
Walt Disney World Railroad: Sept. 29 - Nov. 7, 2014
The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour: Sept. 29 - Nov. 7, 2014
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin: Nov. 10 - 21, 2014
Haunted Mansion: Dec. 1 - 19, 2014
Splash Mountain: Jan. 4 - 30, 2015
Cinderella's Royal Table: Jan. 5 - Mar. 6, 2015
Harmony Barber Shop: Feb. 2 - Mar. 30, 2015

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam: Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Epcot®

World Showcase Players - Entertainment offering discontinued: Sept. 25, 2014
MO'ROCKIN - Entertainment offering discontinued: Sept. 27, 2014
Off Kilter - Entertainment offering discontinued: Sept. 27, 2014
Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps - Entertainment offering discontinued: Sept. 27, 2014
Maelstrom - Location Closing: Oct. 6, 2014
The Spirit of Norway - Location Closing: Oct. 6, 2014

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Epcot beam in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from: Jun. 22 - Sept. 26, 2014

Disney's Hollywood Studios®
Fantasmic!: Nov. 19 - 21, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park: Jul. 7 - Sept. 27, 2014
It's Tough to be a Bug: Sept. 2 - Nov. 14, 2014
Pangani Research Center - Aviary and Hippo viewing closed
Wild by Design Tour - Discontinuation of Tour: Sept. 26, 2014
Kali River Rapids: Jan. 20 - Feb. 4, 2015

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Closed for Annual Refurbishment: Oct. 26, 2014 - Jan. 3, 2015

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Closed for Annual Refurbishment: Jan. 4 - Mar. 14, 2015

Disney's All Star Music Resort

Intermission Food Court
Note'able Games Arcade will serve as a temporary location for grab-and-go meals such as sandwiches, salads, and bakery items. Transportation will be provided for Guests who wish to dine at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort or Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. Pizza and other items available for in-room delivery daily from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Aug. 4 - Dec. 19, 2014

Note'able Games Arcade
Guests may visit the arcades available at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort and Disney's All-Star Movies Resort: Jul. 26 - Dec. 19, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

Uwanja Camp
Water Play area not available: Sep. 22 - Oct. 24, 2014

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Kouzzina by Cat Cora-Location Closing: Sep. 30, 2014

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area (Fuentes del Morro Feature Pool not affected): Sept. 2 - 26, 2014

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam: Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam: Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction
The east portion of the beach (near the Transportation and Ticket Center) and Sunset Point are being refurbished and are unavailable. Guests may see or hear work in progress: Dec. 2013 - Mar. 2015

Great Ceremonial House - Lobby
The atrium is being reimagined to highlight the cultural elements of Polynesia and provide more expansive views. At certain times of day, there may be some noise and alternative paths of travel may be needed throughout the Great Ceremonial House. To enhance the check-in experience, Guests are encouraged to participate in Online Check-In: Mar. - Dec. 2014

Nanea Volcano Pool and Slide
The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. Guests who stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort while the main pool is closed will receive one complimentary ticket for each member of their party to visit Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park during their stay: Jul. 28, 2014 - early 2015

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam: Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Kona Island: Aug. 8 - Sept. 30, 2014

Samoa Snacks
Merchandise Location Closure: Aug. 29, 2014 - TBD

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Silver Creek Springs Pool
The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. During this time, the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will remain open. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit either the Main Pool at Disney's Contemporary Resort or the Meadow Swimmin' Pool at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Complimentary transportation will be provided to both of these neighboring resorts: Sept. 3 - Nov. 27, 2014

Trout Pass Pool Bar: Sept. 3 - Nov. 27, 2014

Downtown Disney® Area

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences: Through Mar. 2016
Photo: UPDATED closures and refubs!

Magic Kingdom® Park

Astro Orbiter:  Jun. 2 - Sept. 27, 2014
Mickey's PhilharMagic: Sept. 8 - 27, 2014
Carousel of Progress:  Sept. 22 - 27, 2014
Enchanted Tiki Room:  Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2014
Walt Disney World Railroad:  Sept. 29 - Nov. 7, 2014
The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour:  Sept. 29 - Nov. 7, 2014
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin:  Nov. 10 - 21, 2014
Haunted Mansion:  Dec. 1 - 19, 2014
Splash Mountain:  Jan. 4 - 30, 2015
Cinderella's Royal Table:  Jan. 5 - Mar. 6, 2015
Harmony Barber Shop:  Feb. 2 - Mar. 30, 2015

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam:  Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Epcot®

World Showcase Players - Entertainment offering discontinued:  Sept. 25, 2014
MO'ROCKIN - Entertainment offering discontinued:  Sept. 27, 2014
Off Kilter - Entertainment offering discontinued:  Sept. 27, 2014
Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps - Entertainment offering discontinued:  Sept. 27, 2014
Maelstrom - Location Closing:  Oct. 6, 2014
The Spirit of Norway - Location Closing:  Oct. 6, 2014

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Epcot beam in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:  Jun. 22 - Sept. 26, 2014

Disney's Hollywood Studios®
Fantasmic!:  Nov. 19 - 21, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park:  Jul. 7 - Sept. 27, 2014
It's Tough to be a Bug:  Sept. 2 - Nov. 14, 2014
Pangani Research Center - Aviary and Hippo viewing closed
Wild by Design Tour - Discontinuation of Tour:  Sept. 26, 2014
Kali River Rapids:  Jan. 20 - Feb. 4, 2015

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Closed for Annual Refurbishment:  Oct. 26, 2014 - Jan. 3, 2015

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Closed for Annual Refurbishment:  Jan. 4 - Mar. 14, 2015

Disney's All Star Music Resort

Intermission Food Court
Note'able Games Arcade will serve as a temporary location for grab-and-go meals such as sandwiches, salads, and bakery items. Transportation will be provided for Guests who wish to dine at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort or Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. Pizza and other items available for in-room delivery daily from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.:  Aug. 4 - Dec. 19, 2014

Note'able Games Arcade
Guests may visit the arcades available at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort and Disney's All-Star Movies Resort:  Jul. 26 - Dec. 19, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

Uwanja Camp
Water Play area not available:  Sep. 22 - Oct. 24, 2014

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Kouzzina by Cat Cora-Location Closing:  Sep. 30, 2014

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area (Fuentes del Morro Feature Pool not affected):  Sept. 2 - 26, 2014

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam:  Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam:  Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction
The east portion of the beach (near the Transportation and Ticket Center) and Sunset Point are being refurbished and are unavailable. Guests may see or hear work in progress:  Dec. 2013 - Mar. 2015

Great Ceremonial House - Lobby
The atrium is being reimagined to highlight the cultural elements of Polynesia and provide more expansive views. At certain times of day, there may be some noise and alternative paths of travel may be needed throughout the Great Ceremonial House. To enhance the check-in experience, Guests are encouraged to participate in Online Check-In:  Mar. - Dec. 2014

Nanea Volcano Pool and Slide
The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. Guests who stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort while the main pool is closed will receive one complimentary ticket for each member of their party to visit Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park during their stay:  Jul. 28, 2014 - early 2015

Monorail
Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from:

8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam (12:00 a.m. during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
9:30 a.m.- 1 hour after Magic Kingdom Fireworks on the Magic Kingdom Express beam:  Sept. 1 - 26, 2014

Kona Island: Aug. 8 - Sept. 30, 2014

Samoa Snacks
Merchandise Location Closure:  Aug. 29, 2014 - TBD

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Silver Creek Springs Pool
The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. During this time, the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will remain open. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit either the Main Pool at Disney's Contemporary Resort or the Meadow Swimmin' Pool at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Complimentary transportation will be provided to both of these neighboring resorts:  Sept. 3 - Nov. 27, 2014

Trout Pass Pool Bar:  Sept. 3 - Nov. 27, 2014

Downtown Disney® Area

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive 
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences:  Through Mar. 2016

Friday, September 19, 2014

Walt Disney World Picture of the Day!

Today's Disney‬ Picture from the Parks
Inside Cinderella Castle looking toward Main Street - One of our favorite views at night
 from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold
 
 

FOODIE FRIDAY!

Maple creme brûlée at Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion at Epcot!                                This is just YUMM!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY~

                   Paul getting a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom!  Fun time!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Walt Disney World Picture of the Day!

Today's ‪‎Disney‬ Pic from the Parks - Haunted Mansion

One of those haunted houses that you don't mind being in - from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold