Greetings... here's this weeks WDW Update...
Expect a Holiday Wishes to replace the regular Wishes at 8pm on November 14 and 16th. (This Mon. and Wed.)
Christmas Decorations are now everywhere, and the music has been adjusted in some areas. The Haunted Mansion is in dire need of another rehab.
Security at the entrance no longer uses the individual tables at each turnstile. Instead, the exit has become the new entrance, and a secured area has been created. Temp tables have been set-up in front of this new area, and we can expect these changes to become permanent if they help.
Soarin' is broken on concourse A... (the left side) The film is very dirty, it jumps, and the fans are not working. Soarin' offers a much better experience on concourse B. (the right side)
Sunshine Seasons has downsized some of its portions, and of course kept the prices the same or raised them. I'm not really a happy camper... lol
The Lights of Winter are being installed this week, along with many more Christmas Decorations.
The long range comets are now being shot off from the sea wall during the Illuminations finale. Previously they were using short range comets for the finale. Short range comets are still being used for the other sea wall launches, but that is normal. The Inferno Barge is still out of service indefinately. Contrary to what some are saying, the barge was totaled during the explosion that happened with the ALF system. New fireworks to replace the inferno barge were tested last week, as well as some extra laser effects. They will be used in all showings of Illuminations with the Holiday Tag to enhance the Chaos Sequence during the absence of the Inferno Barge. Smaller silver waterfall shells are still being used, but no word on if we will ever get the larger silver waterfalls back. (These are the white fireworks that spread out only in a downward direction from high in the air.)
The Living Seas is expected to open November 23rd with the new SeaBase section complete. The new attraction will not be complete until mid-year 2006. The new Sea Base includes a brand new entrance (The Hydrolators are gone) as well as Nemo theming through out the base. Recent rumors indicate that Turtle Talk now has a more formal line queue. A new background music (BGM) loop featuring music from the Disney/PIXAR hit film "Finding Nemo" is expected to replace the old Living Seas BGM Loop.
Spaceship Earth, Reflections of Earth, and an area of Innoventions (pending) are set to be sponsored by Siemens.
Club Cool is almost complete... photos coming soon...
Christmas decorations are now everywhere in the park.
The Spectale of Lights is opening Monday night.
Super Soap Weekend created mass chaos this year, and the event is now planed to go under major changes for next year's handling of crowd control.
The Disney-MGM Studios Logo Archway is back in an altered form. However, it does look like it would be very easy to change overnight.
Disney-MGM Studios merchandise is absent from most giftshops.
Disney's Animal Kingdom...
Everest looks amazing, and it is still on track for soft openings in late Dec./ early Jan. despite what some people are saying.
Tarzan ROCKS! will not be here next year. Go get your photos and videos while you still can.
Christmas Decorations are everywhere, as well as the music that goes with it. Each popular character has his or her own tree in Camp Minnie-Mickey, so go take a look!
The jumping fountains are still not working in Camp Minnie-Mickey, and to be honest, I doubt they ever will. But that's also what I thought about them in Splash Mountain, and they started working again not long ago... so we'll see! Incidently, the last time I went on Splash Mountain, they were not working again. lol.
Animal Kingdom is once again a zoo. The Nahtazu promotion is over.
Kilimanjaro Safaris is in dire need of a rehab. Not sure how to do that, but it needs it. I'm starting to see modern fences and such, and it's really ruining the effect of being in Africa for me. And some new trees need to be planted, they're still missing a whole lot since before Hurricane Charley hit last year. Wilderness Lodge suffers from the same problem.
Festival of the Masters was this weekend. You try and find a parking spot, it's impossible.
Oh, Christmas Decor is up there too.
Chicken Little is playing to full houses, and it's excellent in 3-D. Disney Digital 3-D is the future of all movies, not just Disney's.