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    Celebrate Changes

    8/12/10
    The Celebrate a Dream Come True parade at the Magic Kingdom has recently debuted several changes. The Beauty & the Beast and Little Mermaid float sections of the A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes unit appear to have been retired from the parade. The Cinderella section of the unit remains; however, the body of the float has been repainted from silver to blue. Additionally, Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen have been added aboard the Celebrate Today! (castle) float. There has been little information reported from Entertainment Cast regarding the reason for the changers nor if this is a transitional state or a permenant one.

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    8/12/10 Karamelle-Kueche has been internally announced to open September 22, 2010.

    8/9/10
    Goebel’s Glas und Porzellan Shop retail location in Epcot’s Germany pavilion closed at the end of July. A hard opening date for Karamelle-Kueche has yet to be announced.

    6/14/10 A name and a few more details have been announced for the Werther’s Candy Shop scheduled to open this Fall in the Germany Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. The new location will be called Karamelle-Kueche. The store will feature caramel popcorn, caramel apples, caramel-covered marshmallows and caramel-covered strawberries made fresh daily in its show kitchen. The store will also feature pre-packaged caramels, fudge, brownies, cupcakes and cookies. Despite these further details, a hard opening date has not been announced; Late September 2010 is the most specified opening for this location.

    5/19/10 Epcot Cast have reported that the Germany pavilion will be undergoing a major retail change this Fall. It has been internally announced that the Goebel retail location will be replaced by a Werther's Candy Shop. The new location is planned to give Guests the opportunity to watch some of the candy being made and will feature a giant cauldron. The new Werther's location is scheduled to open "September 2010", although a closure date for the Goebel store has reportedly not been announced.

    New Heritage

    8/9/10
    The American Heritage Gallery located in the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, has closed for refurbishment. The exhibit is expected to re-open in Late August – Early September 2010. At the time of the closure it was not announced what the exhbit would feature when it re-opened.

    Goodbye Gobbler

    8/9/10
    The Lunching Pad in the Magic Kingdom’s Tommorowland has recently modified its menu. The Counter Service location has recently removed Galactic Gobblers (Smoked Turkey Legs) and has added three types of gourmet hot dogs. The Philly Cheese Steak Hot Dog is topped with beef, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese sauce; the Reuben Hot Dog is topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing; and the Taco Hot Dog is topped with ground beef, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. These items are offered in a combo meal for $7.89

    Epicurean Expansion

    8/9/10
    To help meet in the increase in demand for Table Service dining options during the “Free Dining Plan” promotion period, the Tommorowland Terrace will be offering a buffet on select evenings. From 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, a Dinner Buffet will be offered on August 22 & 29 and September 5, 12, 19 & 26.

    Character Curtain Call

    8/9/10
    Hollywood and Vine Play-n-Dine Character Meal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is slated for another character change this Fall. Starting in October 2010, Jojo is planned to be retired from the Character Line-up and Special Agent Oso will be added.

    5/19/10 Earlier this week Goliath was retired from the Hollywood and Vine Play-n-Dine Character Meal appearances. As planned, Handy Manny has been added to the Play-n-Dine Character Meal line-up.

    Halfosaurus

    8/9/10
    The Dinosaur attraction in the Dinoland section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been internally announced to be operating at half capacity for the Late Summer – Mid Fall 2010 period. From Mid-August through Late October 2010, one of the loading docks is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment while the other remains operational. Guests visiting this attraction should expect longer than normal queue times for this attraction during this period.

    A Tangled Beginning

    8/9/10
    In addition to their announced Meet & Play at the Magic Kingdom, Entertainment Cast have reported that Characters from Tangled will be appearing in second form later this year. It has been reported that Characters from the up-coming feature film Tangled will be appearing as part of a pre-parade to the daily presentation of the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. A start date has not been reported, but the offering is expected to begin in Mid-Late Fall 2010.

    More to Fry

    8/9/10
    The Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom has recently expanded its menu. The counter service location has added three varieties of freshly cut potato chips. Plain chips are priced at $2.99; ranch, bacon and cheese chips are priced at $4.49; and chili-cheese chips are priced at $4.99.

    Fantasyland Fall-out

    8/9/10
    As work continues in the area of the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the queue has now been re-routed. The existing queue has closed for refurbishment and a temporary queue is being utilized until October 25th when the attraction closes for refurbishment. The attraction is expected to open from its scheduled refurbishment on November 15th with a drastically different queue.

    7/9/10 On-going Fantasyland construction has recently affected the FASTPASS procedure for one of the area’s most popular attractions. The FASTPASS distribution area for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed on July 7th due to on-going renovations of the attraction queue. As a result of the closure, the near-by FASTPASS distribution area for Mickey’s Philharmatic has been re-opened and is being used to distribute FASTPASS’s for the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It has yet to be announced when the FASTPASS distribution area at the Winnie the Pooh attraction will re-open.
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    Thanks for the updates, Jason!!
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    Character Curtain Call
    8/9/10 Hollywood and Vine Play-n-Dine Character Meal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is slated for another character change this Fall. Starting in October 2010, Jojo is planned to be retired from the Character Line-up and Special Agent Oso will be added.


    I can't stand Special Agent Oso. Worst Playhouse Disney show EVER!!
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    Thanks Figment!

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    I agree Ian. I can not stand Oso either. They should make this a Phineas and Ferb meal. I am saying that just because I love that show as my kids (DS2 and DD6) do too. Seriously, they should at least keep it updated. I loved JoJo and Goliath but it has been years since that show has been on. Logically, they should do it as a Handy Manny or Pixar meal .

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    Thanks for the updates, I've been anxiously waiting for news!
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    im not a big fan of Oso either..but my daughter seems to enjoy him and handy manny..granted shes only 8 months old..but still she watches..
    hopefully itll still be the same line up when we go to disney next year..i cant wait to eat there now!
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    Wow, this Werther's Candy Shop sounds incredible. I've never had the desire to stop by Germany before, but now I will definitely be trying that!
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    I am sooo excited about Handy Manny being added to the meal! My son loves him and he also enjoys Special Agent Oso...it's not the best show from a parent's perspective but my son seems to enjoy it.
    I am also excited about the candy shop in Germany!!
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    Default Tidbits August 2010: Updated 8/9 with Menu Changes, Refubishment Updates, and More

    Thanks for the updates Jason.

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    Thanks for the updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post


    I can't stand Special Agent Oso. Worst Playhouse Disney show EVER!!
    My DS3 has never liked Oso either. He does like JoJo's Circus though!
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    Thanks for the updates!

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    Too cool! We arrive Sept. 20, so Karamelle-Kueche will be one of our "must do" visits on this trip!
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    Oh my! An entire store devoted to caramel. I'm in trouble! We usually head to Germany for chocolate every time we go to Epcot anyway. Now it will be chocolate and caramel.

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    Can we please get rid of the Dreams Come True Parade already! I mean talk about beating a dead horse It's really time for something new!

    As for the gourmet hot dogs I noticed this on August 4th and quite frankly they looked disgusting I saw someone getting the cheese steak on and it was literally a cheese steak thrown on top of a foot long hot dog! So Much for their healthy eating campaign
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    Can we please get rid of the Dreams Come True Parade already! I mean talk about beating a dead horse It's really time for something new!
    Totally agree, it has needed to go years ago! And why must they get rid of Princess floats! Especially my two favorites. Must Disney do everything in it's power to ruin my happiness? (ok rant is over, thanks for listening people lol)

    I am very excited about the caramel shop tho! It will be a must see for daddy and I!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post


    I can't stand Special Agent Oso. Worst Playhouse Disney show EVER!!
    I agree
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