TPR on AIE .. WOW


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Check out this report on the new American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Theme Park Rangers got a full tour and cover all the details of the experience with plenty of trivia to boot. The American Idol Experience is set to officially open on February 14 with Annual Passholder previews before.

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KP World Showcase Adventure Jan 29 – More details revealed

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With a little less than a week to go before the official opening (DVC members are being treated to a preview Jan 23-25), the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure section of the Definitive Guide to Kidcot has been updated to reflect some new details including those mentioned in this article from the Orlando Sentinel.

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Universal Orlando Cuts 70 Jobs

From the Orlando Business Journal:

Universal Orlando laid off about 70 workers — less than 1 percent of its work force — in an effort to adapt to slowing business conditions.

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said the layoffs took place Jan.22.

“This has not been easy for us,” Schroder said. “It’s taken much thought and review. We are doing everything possible to ease the process for those affected and ease their transition.”

Most were management workers. Universal didn’t provide a specific number of positions, nor did comment on severance for the workers.

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it’s a stitch world afterall

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No, Disney hasn’t begun employing elephants in the art department, that’s an actual pin from a new set featuring Disney characters as they’ll be appearing in Disneyland’s ‘it’s a small world’ when it re-opens in February. Following suit from the attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland which features 38 Disney characters in all, the new additions to the Disneyland attraction are featured in a new limited edition pin set to be released on January 30. Originally reported by Screamscape, this article from the LA Times cover the reported so-called blunder and relives the controversy that arose when the proposed changes were first talked about.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to open Disneyland Annex

It’s hard to say who was most disappointed when Club Libby Lu announced its closure of all 98 locations, including the Downtown Disney Anaheim location: all of the adults who enjoyed spending money to cover their toddler in glitter and make-up or all of the adults who enjoyed complaining about it. While the now defunct Princess Fantasy Faire did its best to fill the greasy void, solid help is finally on the way with the debut of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique set to open mid-April. The boutique will be located in Fantasyland at the former location of Once Upon a Time… A Princess Shoppe.

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