Archive - September 2002
September 26, 2002
Epcot to Add Spanish Pavilion?
According to published reports, The Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot
Center plans to open a Spanish pavilion. The project was presented in
Madrid on Wednesday by officials from the Spanish Economy and Treasury
Ministry and The Walt Disney Company Iberia. The new pavilion will
"spread the image of the Spain of today in the United States,
providing insight into its traditions, culture and products, and
improving its position in the world," ministry officials said.
Changes in Store at WDW!
You Spoke. Disney Listened. Early Entry returns, under a new name! Beginning
October 1st, Walt Disney World will unveil the new "Extra Magic Hour"
program giving exclusive time at the theme parks for resort guests, at no
additional charge. Each day, one of the four parks will open one hour early
on a rotating basis to Disney resort guests. This also means the end to the
Magic Hour Schedules Here
The winds of change are blowing through Orlando. Disney also announced today
additional changes for each of their Orlando theme parks. Beginning in
October the Walt Disney World Resort will expand their entertainment
characters meeting guests in the Magic Kingdom, with more characters
strolling the park than ever before.
character meet and greets in Epcot's World Showcase.
"Princess Storybook Breakfast" at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot will become
a regular offering.
and the Beast stage show at Disney-MGM Studios expands to a
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party expanded to seven nights!
entertainment is being added to this year's Epcot International Food &
Wine Festival with the "Eat to the Beat" music series featuring "The
Temptations Review," "The 5th Dimension," "Sister Sledge," and "Chubby
Checker," among others.
Hunchback of Notre Dame - A Musical Adventure will give its final
performance on September 28, ending a 7-year run at the Disney-MGM
World is extending the 100 Years of Magic Celebration through February 28,
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Savings for Canadian Guests!
From 10/3 to
11/25/02 and 11/30 to 12/25/02 when you stay four or more nights, Disney is
offering at par rates for Canadian residents at the Walt Disney World
Resort. Payment to be made in US dollars based on an exchange rate of $.62
USD = $1 CAD. For example, if the room rate is $77 Canadian, you will pay
$47.74 in US dollars. In some cases, Canadian residents can save 25% off
their room rate. But hurry! The number of rooms in this promotion is
limited. Book now! Reference code CWJ.
INTERCOT's Resort Guide
Fantasmic! Dinner Packages Being Tested
16 - December 16, 2002, Walt Disney World will be testing a new Fantasmic!
Dinner Package. The packages feature a three-tiered pricing structure with
Hollywood & Vine, Mama Melrose and Hollywood Brown Derby participating. As
always, packages are limited. Reservations for these new dinner packages
can be booked now.
"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before
us -- that from these honored dead we may take increased devotion to that
cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this
nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government
of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the
--Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
Walt Disney World Resort Raises Ticket Prices
The price for an adult single day ticket to any of Disney's four theme parks
has been raised $2. Prices of other tickets have increased as well.
According to Disney spokesman Rick Sullivan, "the increase was timed for the
end of the summer vacation season."
complete ticket pricing
Would You Buy Tickets Before Leaving Home?
Disney Club Declining in Value to Members...
Walt Disney World Resort has unveiled a new, advance-purchase program that
offers substantial savings on multi-day tickets for its four theme parks.
With the Advance Purchase Savings program, beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, guests
who buy select multi-day Park Hopper tickets before they leave home can save
up to $12, versus the price for the same tickets at the theme park gate.
The problem is, this new program seems to replace most of the former Disney
Club, leaving members feeling like they were left out in the cold.
Florida Residents 20% Off La Nouba thru September 30
Florida residents can now experience, at an unbelievable price, the
extraordinary artistry and high energy of the internationally acclaimed
Cirque du Soleil® production La Nouba at Downtown Disney West Side in Walt
Disney World Resort. Tickets are available now at 20 percent off regular
priced admission for performances between June 16 and Sept. 30, 2002.
Restrictions apply. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling