Lots of great information coming out of the D23 anniversary party at the Magic Kingdom this weekend. Lou Mongelo, of WDW Radio, and Stitch Kingdom kept their followers updated on Facebook and Twitter as the news came out. Highlights included:
- The next D23 conference will be announced on March 10th at the annual shareholders meeting.
- Mickey and Minnie’s country houses will not be demolished. No word on where they’ll be moved.
- Also, no date on when Mickey’s Toontown Fair will be closed. Given that work has commenced in other areas and that Disney tends to work in sections to avoid interrupting guests, bet on later rather than sooner.
- Depite posted information to the contrary, no decision has been made yet on the theme for Goofy’s Barnstormer.
Regarding the fate of the next D23 conference, The Dis reported yesterday that there will be no expo this year.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney World will be adding more “storybook” themed rooms. Expect additions to coincide with regular resort refurbishment schedules.
Great article and pictures over at the official Disney Parks Blog about the work being done by the Seas with Neo and Friends team to help Florida manatees with the goal or rehabilitation and returning them to the wild. A manatee named Jasper was rescued and will be taking up residence in Epcot with Lou, another rescued manatee. Jasper is expected to be returned to the wild in a year once he’s gained weight and recovered from some weather related injuries.
How good of a value are the restaurants in Disney Hollywood Studios compared to other restaurants on Disney property? Studios Central takes a look.
A nice review of three counter service classics at Disney World by A World View.
Two new shops and an upgraded 3D experience set to open in Downtown Disney.
If you’re a parent, you’re worried about it or it’s happened to you: Losing your child in a Disney park. Stories and tips on how to keep in from happening.
Finally, if you have a hankering for Disney parks related television, head over to Disney Theme Parks TV, a fun little site that lists everything park-related on television for the next 10 days or so.