February 2010 News
2 builders hired for Disney World's Fantasyland expansion
Date: 25 February 2010 By Jason Garcia, Orlando Sentinel
Walt Disney World has picked a pair of construction firms to lead an overhaul of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland section, the biggest-yet expansion of Disney's oldest and busiest theme park.
Will Disney World passholders be able to pay in monthly installments?
Date: 23 February 2010 Orlando Sentinel - The Daily Disney
Could it be true? Are Walt Disney World passholders finally going to be offered a payment plan?
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Official Relaunch
Date: 18 February 2010 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will officially relaunch on the evening of February 25 and it’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss.
New Beauty And The Beast Ride At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
Date: 18 February 2010 By: Disney Dreaming
In addition to a new Little Mermaid ride and Dumbo circus tent which are renovations planned for the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park, we have heard from a source at Disney that there will also be a Beauty and the Beast ride.
Disney World cleared of any safety violations in stunt worker’s death
Date: 16 February 2010 By Jason Garcia - Orlando Sentinel
Walt Disney World has been cleared of any workplace-safety violations stemming from an accident last summer in which a resort employee died after breaking his neck while rehearsing his part in a popular stunt show.
Baby white-cheeked gibbon joins the crew at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Date: 15 February 2010 Orlando Sentinel - The Daily Disney
Another baby has arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A male, white-cheeked gibbon arrived Feb. 2, to mother Melaka.
Even more changes for the Magic Kingdom
Date: 11 February 2010 Orlando Theme Parks Examiner - Steven Wisner
When Walt Disney originally began visioning his new world that became Disneyland, he pictured Fantasyland as a place where adults and children alike could find themselves as part of their favorite Disney movies.
Walt Disney World to expand Magic Kingdom and Disney Cruise line; announces 'Summer Nightastic!'
Date: 11 February 2010 Pittsburgh Disney Travel Examiner
At a media event held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, Disney executives announced new details on several additions and expansions to Walt Disney World Resort. One major change is the three-year planned makeover of Fantasyland, the largest expansion in the Magic Kingdom theme park’s history.
Disney World Reveals More About Major Expansion
Date: 10 February 2010 By WFTV.com
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Disney World said Wednesday that it’s moving forward with plans for the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom.
The theme park giant first announced the idea of revamping Fantasyland in September.
Disney world officials are hoping the expansion, which will be completed in three years, will attract more visitors to the park.
Will Universal's Harry Potter ad blitz cast global spell?
Date: 05 February 2010 By Jason Garcia - Orlando Sentinel
Universal Orlando will take to the world's biggest stage Sunday to promote the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a $3 million television commercial that will air during the first half of the Super Bowl.
Downtown Disney McDonald's to close
Date: 03 February 2010 MyFox Orlando
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Golden Arches will soon come down at Downtown Disney's Marketplace Shops . McDonald's announced it will be closing its restaurant which is flanked by the Lego Imagination Center and T-Rex Cafe at Walt Disney World Resorts's shopping and dining complex. The "Mickey D's" will be replaced with a Pollo Campero , billed as the world's largest Latin chicken restaurant chain.
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