Thursday, January 8, 2009

Disney Tip Thursday

What is new for DisneyWorld in 2009? In addition to the "Celebrate Today" Birthday celebration which you have seen all over the television, there are two more new events coming your way: The Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure debuting in late January, and the American Idol Experience debuting in mid-February. Stay tune for more info at a later post. Also in the parks, a new deal with Verizon will start to have special features available to you on your cell phone, with some features available to everyone and others only available to those with Verizon phones. Some features include the ability to easily locate shows, restaurants and the Disney characters anywhere inside the parks; get real-time attraction availability information; access mobile games; receive messages from characters and more. Now this will be interesting if it goes thru! There are new Disney Vacation Club resorts opening throughout the year. The Kidani Village at the Animal Kingdom Villas will open in May. The Treehouse Villas, to be part of the Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, are scheduled to open this summer. Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort, is scheduled to open this fall. At the Disneyland Resort, the Grand Californian Villas are scheduled to open this fall, as well. We are so excited as we hope to take advantage of these openings next year! New shopping and dining experiences will begin to take shape on the former site of Pleasure Island's nightclubs. This will make the Downtown Disney even bigger and better! All the once three district names of West End, Marketplace and Pleasure Island will give way to a single "Downtown Disney." It is the place we start and end our trips! Finally, the introduction of the new Quick Service Dining Plan provides another option for guests, though it may also become the offered option during any future free dining promotions, at least for those staying at value or moderate resorts. Hope to get more info on this at a later post. Source : Have a magical day! Cindy

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