Disney News and Views Around Walt Disney World This Week
LIMITED TIME MAGIC: You are invited to a rare daytime appearance of the Cadaver Dans who regularly perform in the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Fronteirland. You can watch them perform, along with Dearly Departed Stan on the piano, Betty Blue-singer and entertainer, and The Ghostly Magic of Abner Cadaver at the Happy Haunted Horseshoe in Fronteirland. This show is outstanding. The performers are top notch and funny. Your whole family will enjoy this experience so don’t miss it. There are tables and food and drink available, as well as tables and seats upstairs. Don’t miss the tables that are adjacent to the sides of the stage. Betty Blue is a great singer as well as master of dead-pan humor. Dearly Departed Stan on the piano plays throughout the show so there are no dead spots. The jokes just keep on coming, along with magic tricks as Abner Cadaver hits the stage and then the audience for volunteers. Don’t worry he doesn’t cut anyone if half to add more ghosts to the show. The Cadaver Dans really show off their talents with jokes and funny songs, along with the song the ghost busts sing in The Haunted Mansion. So come on in y’all and plop it down and wet your whistle while you enjoy this ghostly group of performers. (There really is nothing scary here so don’t be afraid to bring in the little ones; they may even be part of the show!) Performances from 11AM to 3PM, October 28 to November 1, 2013. (Only Halloween week at Walt Disney World)
Other special seasonal entertainment is the Fall Trolley show on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. They arrive on a horse-drawn trolley with high energy songs and dancing to wow visitors as they arrive on Main Street. The show only lasts a short while so take it in. You can catch it several times daily.
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Let’s go check out the progress in Fantasyland. The barriers are still up in front of Peter Pan, but that was expected. Projected reopening is November 13. And across the street is Pinocchio Village Haus restaurant and I can see the barriers are still up around the outside eating area here, which is a little disappointed as it was expected to reopen the middle of October. But, there is sure to be progress on the 7 Dwarfs Mine Ride, let’s go see how much. There are a lot of workers up all over the mountain! Be sure to check out the photos below for a look all the way around the outside of the ride. The Disney Vacation Club building looks complete, but still behind the wall for now. It looks like they will soon be adding “grass” to the scenery; still no more information on the opening other than “2014”.
The new bus loop that is being constructed at the front of the Magic Kingdom has more concrete poured this week. This third loop of bus stops is being constructed to give access to over sized busses for service from Magic Kingdom directly to the other parks, and to the Value resorts. The larger bus will hold about 122 people.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party continues this week. The last party will be November 1.
There are new FROZEN merchandise displays in the Magic Kingdom. Dolls, character sets, stuffed animals, crowns, costumes, dresses, wands, t-shirts, books and toys. The movie is not scheduled to be released until Thanksgiving Day, but the character merchandise is very popular already. There are additional dolls in the Dolls of Small World collection at the Emporium on Main Street.
Epcot-This week Tokyo Dining will be closed for lunch November 2-30. FROZEN characters Anna and Elsa are to open their Meet & Greet area in Norway this weekend. They did a soft testing of the Meet & Greet with them at Hollywood Studios on Monday. Disney will often do test runs of these events in a location other than where they are expected to stay, and always unannounced and no times given.
Animal Kingdom: October 31 is “Bat Day” at the park. There will be special events to introduce guests to all things “Bat”.
Disney Quest: Halloween Party, you need a separate Party ticket for this, but do not need a DisneyQuest ticket in addition to the Party ticket.
Big Thunder Mountain, Frontierland, Magic Kingdom will be closed for one day, November 5.
La Nouba, Downtown Disney, will have no shows November 5, 6.
October Orlando Theme Park News reports on October 7, 2013, that in Epcot, Japan, Miyuki, the Japanese candy artist is rumored to be leaving soon.
The Fall decorations will be coming down next week in preparation for putting up the Holidays decoration by November 8 in the Magic Kingdom when the first Mickey’s Merry Christmas Party will take place. This Party requires a separate admission ticket.