What a interesting week this has turned out to be. Lots of announcements, changes, shocking news to long time Disney Park lovers, and interesting rumors.
Top news for Walt Disney World for this week:
Frozen Takes over Walt Disney World.
Maelstrom, the beloved Norway attraction that has been around for 26 years, will have its last day on October 5th. The attraction will be down (no reopening date announced) and given a complete makeover to a Frozen themed attraction. In addition, a new, permanent meet and greet area will be build to meet the Frozen Sisters to better accommodate the crowds. Though I will miss Maestrom, "You are not to first to pass this way." Though you might be the last on October 5th.
Backlot Tour is closing September 27th.
That's right folks, the main 2 hour actual backlot tour now 20 minute cheesy tour of a once existing park, will shut it car doors on the 27th. Rumors have circulated this would be happening, and even going so far as to say the AFI building will host a more permanent Wandering Oakens.Source: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/9/19/disney_closing_studi.html
Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival started this weekend!
Yummy exotic food and beverages have served one of the biggest opening weekends for Food and Wine they have ever seen. Invasion of your personal bubble was no question Saturday and Sunday around the World Showcase. Make sure you check the other link for concert listings and merchandise options.
Onboard rider video now released on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Video of your reaction to your favorite drops, point of view, and scenes from the ride are now offered part of Photopass+ and Memorymaker. You can only view these videos online and the Mydisneyexperience app, not at the parks currently. Be prepared for flashes of lights on your Mine Train experience, and maybe adding these to a few more rides.
Friendly reminder! Dapper Day for Walt Disney World is September 27th!
Dapper Day, a day that happens twice a year, where you step out in style to the Disney Parks dressed in your Sunday best from the 1940's and beyond. Fall Dapper Day at Hollywood Studios, join all your fellow Disney park lovers to celebrate Disney Dapper day! Feel free to Disneybound and share with your friends. More information is on the official Dapper Day website. (Dapper Day isn't directly affiliated with the Walt Disney Company)