[ . . . ] the Rivers of America is scheduled to be drained for refurbishment for several months in the winter and spring of 2010, with Fantasmic! returning for the 55th Anniversary summer in June, 2010.
Major Rivers of America refurbishment
Details: Major Rivers of America refurb, resulting in a hiatus for Fantasmic! and a closed Tom Sawyer Island, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Mark Twain Riverboat Project Status: Drained and closed during winter and spring 2010. Open Date: June 2010
Drained and closed during winter and spring 2010 ... do you think it would be drained in December 2009, or would they be waiting for the slower season early on in 2010?
Updated the Astro Orbitor entry and added a Cosmic Waves entry since that project will take a few months to finish up.
Astro Orbitor - Major refurbishment
Details: The Astro Orbitor is scheduled for a major refurbishment March-June 2009, which will include repainting the attraction in a blue-and-silver color scheme and maintenance on the broken spinning planets. David "Darkbeer" Michael reported on 2/6 that the attraction may be too costly to repair and Disney is now considering its permanent removal, but Al Lutz later said that Disney will not be removing the attraction, but Al Lutz later reported that Disney is not removing the attraction at this time. Project Status: In progress. Began April 20. Completion Date: June 12, 2009
Details: Fountain/marble water sphere undergoing "reconstruction." Project Status: In progress. Began April 20 Open Date: Mid-July
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