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Speedway Gas Station Outside of the Magic Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment on February 12


As you exit the Transportation and Ticket Center parking lot just outside of the Magic Kingdom, there is a conveniently located Speedway gas station. That station, at 1000 Car Care Lane, will be closed for an extended refurbishment starting on February 12. When the refurbishment is completed, the Speedway station will include a Speedy Café, […]


Artist Renderings of Guest Rooms and New Lobby Spaces at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


Yesterday, we shared some new images of meeting spaces that are being added to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort during their extensive refurbishment in addition to a look at the 2-story grand lobby. While visiting the resort, we discovered some additional artist renderings of not only the guest rooms, but a closer look at the coffee […]


Runoff Rapids Reopens at Disney’s Blizzard Beach After an Extended Refurbishment


Runoff Rapids has reopened at Disney’s Blizzard Beach after being closed for about a year. The attraction, which features 3 separate water slides, was under an extended refurbishment, in which they seemingly had to rebuild entire sections of each slide. The three slides were closed since January 2017 leaving them closed during the peak times in […]


Pirates of the Caribbean to Close for 3 Weeks in Early 2018 at Walt Disney World


One of the most iconic attractions in Disney history will be undergoing a a temporary refurbishment that will last a full three weeks during the first quarter of next year. From February 26th through March 18th of 2018, the Magic Kingdom‘s Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed. What makes this refurbishment notable is that […]


Splash Mountain Refurbishment is Scheduled for Early 2018


For the last month or so, there has been a lot of speculation online as to whether or not Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom would be going down for another refurbishment at the beginning of 2018; especially since it’s currently closed for refurb. We now have confirmation that the popular attraction will indeed be closed […]


New Concept Art of Re-Imagined Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Lobby


The major expansion and re-imagination of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is well underway and will incorporate various new features such as a two-story grand lobby that will welcome guests, a 15-story tower that overlooks Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake; 500 brand new guest rooms, concierge-level suites and services; and a new rooftop restaurant and […]


Construction Causing Temporary Closures Across Walt Disney World


There are multiple construction projects going on at Walt Disney World, and these projects are causing temporary closures to attractions and restaurants. In the Magic Kingdom on August 31, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid will close at 7 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. The attraction is expected to reopen September 1. Over […]


BREAKING: Massive Changes Coming to Pirates of the Caribbean in the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland


A recent Disney Parks Blog article about changes coming to Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland Paris also mentioned changes to Pirates of the Caribbean in the Disneyland Park and the Magic Kingdom. The artist rendering shows massive changes to the iconic auction scene. Instead of the pirates auctioning off women (i.e. “We wants the […]


SeaWorld’s Remodel of Kraken Goes Beyond the Addition of Virtual-Reality Headsets


According to the Orlando Sentinel, SeaWorld’s remodel of the Kraken roller coaster will involve more than just the addition of the virtual-reality headsets. When the massive thrill attraction reopens as Kraken Unleashed in June, guests will notice many physical changes to the area around the coaster, including the missing “enormous eel-like kraken creature – big enough […]


Animal Hospital and Veterinary Treatment Room in Rafiki’s Planet Watch Closed for Refurbishment until Mid-June


The Animal Hospital and Veterinary Treatment Room at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, which is typically able to be viewed by guests through an expansive glass window, has closed for refurbishment and is set to reopen in mid-June. Several enhancements are going to take place during the refurbishment, and after reopening, guests will have the ability to view procedures […]