Above is a video the LA Times which talks about the history of the attraction and what went into making the recent changes that sparked huge debates amongst Disney fans as well as some of the additions themselves. The accompanying article can be found here.
Beginning February 9, packages will become available through August 15, 2009 for the promotion where guests can purchase 4 nights and get an additional 3 nights free. To qualify for the offer, packages must be booked by March 29.
Disney Vacation Club has set an Aug. 4 opening date for the Bay Lake Tower, the time-share addition Disney is building next to its Contemporary Resort.
The date is earlier than the “Fall 2009” target Disney had been using until now.
Disney says customers who have purchased shares in Bay Lake will be able to start making reservations Feb. 8. That’s also the same date Disney will begin accepting reservations for in its Treehouse Villas from customers who own stakes in the Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa time share.
The international calendar has finally posted the hours for Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At this time, entertainment schedules for specific days have not yet been added for these parks.
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And here’s some raw footage courtesy of Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV showing Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes’ parade down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom.
Here’s the highly anticipated 2009 edition of the What’s Next post-Superbowl commercial featuring Pittsburgh Steelers Santonio Holmes and Ben Roethlisberger from Superbowl XLIII
UPDATE: Want to watch the television ad? Check it out here!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – So how are Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrating their heroic play in Super Bowl XLIII? In the frenzied moments just after their team claimed the National Football League championship Sunday night in Tampa in dramatic fashion, they stood in front of a TV camera and shouted five words that have become an almost iconic reaction to milestone achievements: “I’m going to Disney World!”
And now for the audio version of the infamous What Next ad…
Universal Studios Orlando is giving away a free 7 day, 2 park ticket to the first 100,000 entrants at its Universal Heroes website after the airing of each of its ads during the Super Bowl.
In addition, USO is running a sweepstakes which gives away 1 free trip per day in February, 28 in all. See the website for full details.
Universal Studios Orlando has promised to unveil an “unprecedented offer” during its Superbowl commercial. Below is a preview of the ad which will be aired only once in its entirety and promises that those who take advantage of the offer will have the chance to feel “superhuman.”
Universal Orlando will also be represented at the NY Times Travel Show February 6-8 where they’re expected to talk about the offer plus a sneak peek at the new Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket coaster. Look for an update here next week.
The addition of Disney characters and the rainforest scene isn’t all that guests will encounter when they re-acquaint themselves with the Disney theme park classic “it’s a small world.” The LA Times Travel Blog discusses how one of the world’s most famous theme songs is getting a makeover as well – including the fusion of music from several classic Disney films.