Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Walt Disney World Media Events and Operational Updates

There is much activity happening at Walt Disney World this week and that makes for a very hectic schedule! To assist guests who may be looking to attend this weeks festivities, below you will find a synopsis of the events for the New Fantasyland Grand Opening at the Magic Kingdom and Test Track at Epcot. Please plan accordingly. 

Magic Kingdom Park
Wednesday, December 5:
  • Adjusted Park operating hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (with a private, after-hours media event)
  • Enchanted Forest (including Be Our Guest Restaurant, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid and Enchanted Tales with Belle) will not operate so that the areas can be readied for the private after-hours media event.
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (closed)
  • Storybook Circus (open 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Wishes will be presented at 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 6:
The fun continues throughout the day, with special moments for media and Guests as well as radio and television broadcasts taking place.
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant will not operate that day, as it will be the site of remote broadcasts so the invited media can share the excitement with their viewers and listeners.
  • The Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus will be open for an exclusive media only preview 7-8 a.m., opening to our Guests afterward for the morning Extra Magic Hour.
  • The grand reveal of New Fantasyland will take place at 10 a.m. on the Castle Forecourt Stage.
  • The broadcast of this event will be available on channel 37 on Guest in-room TVs.

Thursday, December 6:

Adjusted Epcot Operating Hours:
  • Future World West: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., including:
    • The Land: Soarin’; Living with the Land; The Circle of Life
    • Imagination!: Journey Into Imagination with Figment; “Captain EO”; ImageWorks
    • The Seas with Nemo & Friends; Turtle Talk With Crush
  • Future World East: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with a private media event), including:
    • Universe of Energy
    • Mission: SPACE
    • Test Track

  • World Showcase: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, December 7:
  • There will be live radio and television broadcasts through 1 p.m. in front of Test Track Presented by Chevrolet. 

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