and Walt Disney World Resort will once again offer fans the opportunity to
see and hear some of their favorite ESPN personalities and athletes during
the third annual "ESPN The Weekend". The event is presented by Speed Stick
24/7, and will take place at Disney-MGM Studios on March 3-5, 2006. The
"Weekend" will feature on-site telecasts, star motorcades, Q&A sessions and
much, much more.
November 23, 2005
going down for extensive renovations in June, the Living Seas in Epcot’s
Future World has resumed operations. Guests now enter and exit through the
former exit of the pavilion.
entrance/exit appears to be temporary,
as a portion of the pavilion is still under construction.
Upon entering visitors will find a new passage area with a gift shop to one
side. Beyond this section is the newly refurbished SeaBase. All existing
exhibits prior to the refurbishment remain unchanged and no new displays
have been added.
November 14, 2005
Attractions Expo 2005 Coverage
of this years IAAPA Attractions Expo from the World Congress Center in
Atlanta, Georgia begins this Wednesday - November 16 on INTERCOT and runs
thru the 18th. We'll have five reporters on the ground bringing you the
latest news, photos and information about the business of Amusement.
IAAPA Coverage Here
IAAPA Discussion Here
Special Transportation Upgrade
Happy Limo is
offering a free upgrade to their 7-Passenger Excursion SUV for guests
booking a Van roundtrip. Reservations must be made by 12/31/05. Restrictions
apply. This is a special offer for INTERCOT visitors only. Make
reservations by calling 1-888-394-4277 or click the link below. Mention
discount code INT8573. Happy Limo is a member of the National Limousine
Association and provides timely transportation 24 hours a day, 7 days a
Make Reservations & View Discounts
November 8, 2005
Disney Form Long-Term Alliance
The Walt Disney
Co. and Siemens AG have signed a 12-year agreement that will allow the
electronics and engineering company to expand its existing relationship with
several areas of Disney, including the branding of some Walt Disney World
attractions. The agreement gives Siemens marketing and promotional rights,
attraction sponsorships and a promotional presence that features Siemens
products and services at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland
Resort in California. Siemens will sponsor the Epcot attraction "Spaceship
Earth," as well as Epcot's nightly fireworks show, "Illuminations:
Reflections of Earth." New attractions to be incorporated into the
Innoventions areas, a smaller cluster of exhibits at Epcot and Disneyland
Resort, are also planned, but no specifics were announced. In addition, the
Sylvania lighting division of Siemens will sponsor Disney-MGM Studios'
holiday light show, the "Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights," as well as
"Disney's Electrical Parade" and "Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams" at
Details & Discussion
the Scenes of' "The Chronicles of Narnia"
For fans of C.S.
Lewis' timeless adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and
the Wardrobe, Disney-MGM Studios is transforming Soundstage 4 on Mickey
Avenue into the frozen world of Narnia. Guests will go behind-the-scenes of
the movie-making magic in the film based on the book. Visitors will enter
the icy world through a giant wardrobe. In addition to props and set pieces,
guests will see the elaborate creatures, costumes, and armor used in making
the film. The attraction is scheduled to open on December 9, the same day
the film premieres around the world.
November 2, 2005
Kicks Off The Holiday Season Early
November 14, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights will sparkle with
holiday cheer at Disney-MGM Studios. The Disney tradition is presented each
night at the Streets of America backlot. Studio guests
will also be able to enjoy the "Hollywood Holly-Day" parade, featuring
festively dressed cars, chorus performers and lots of characters. Meanwhile,
at Animal Kingdom the "Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade" returns with whimsical
floats and puppetry. Later in November, several other festive favorites will
return to celebrate the season.