Disney World Fantasyland Progress Plus Hollywood Studios news

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Walt Disney World

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Published on August 09, 2012 at 10:53 pm with 14 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • Bongo

    Half masted flags, eh? Think anyone can shed some light on it? I would say it’s coincidence that it happens on the day I received some personal news, but this is not about me! It’s about flags!

  • Bronco21

    I know Disneyland has had their flags at half mast for the Colorado shootings, it also might be for the shootings in Wisconsin. That would be my guess, but I don’t know for sure.

  • mratigan

    You would thnk the track of the mine train would come in then the walls

  • WDW1971

    Since when has the soundstage next to One Man’s Dream been painted blue?

  • shoewee

    From http://www.gettysburgflag.com/FlyFlagHalfMast.php:

    Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin


    As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, August 10, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.


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  • PiratesofECU

    I noticed on the wait times board some of the rides have a “FP” logo for Fast Pass and some have “Disney’s Fast Pass”.

    Why the difference?

  • Mickey777

    I too have never seen that car nears Oscars…

  • Malin

    Awesome update. Visiting Orlando next year so very interested in the progress being made at Walt Disney World. New Fantasyland is really looking great right now. And thanks so much for including the wait times. It appears like at Disneyland that these Parks can handle big Summer crowds with ease. I just hope this Next Gen doesn’t mess it up. I recently visited Diseyland Paris during a public holiday and the wait times and crowds were insane. A park lacking ride capacity for sure.

  • wdwprince

    Nice update Cory.
    I’ve never understood the old fashioned wait times board at the front of the park. Does anyone here use them? How accurate are they? With times constantly changing, do they have someone running out there throughout the day to change them or is someone stationed next to them with an earpiece ready to swap out times?

    They seem like a blaring anachronism. Or maybe that’s the point. Wait times from the turn of the century.

    • ChrisFL

      Yes, I use them, Yes they are staffed with people who DO update the times, and usually they’re standing right near it.

  • Disneytwins

    I’m not sure if you already know but the riverboat is under a scheduled refurbishment.

  • wamtx1

    “Workers were also working off of these odd netlike things” — sure looks like rebar to me… for forming new ‘rock’. The “mesh” will form the backbone for new concrete soon.

    • ParkerMonroe

      Correct. Those “odd netlike things” make up the steel mesh imagineers use to form the rock-like surfaces.