What’s New Around the Mouse


Happy WEEKEND everyone!   Today is when I get to share with YOU what is New Around the Mouse!  This is where you’ll find refurbishment details, new happenings in the Disney parks and more!  Have a GREAT weekend!

My Disney Bands-Phase 3 of the testing is still in progress at select Disney Resorts.

Villains at Magic Kingdom-Disney is preparing for Friday the 13th, where the villains come out during the 13th hour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Magic Kingdom is giving a sneak peek of the villains in the Celebrate the Magic Show on Cinderella Castle.



Transportation from Animal Kingdom to Downtown Disney-Disney is testing through October 31.  They are providing bus transportation, round trip, from Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Downtown Disney.  You can then take a bus from Downtown Disney back to your resort or back to the Animal Kingdom parking lot.

See the Citizens of Main Street USA-This September, you’re invited to put on your finest new Fall hat and join the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. for an unforgettable show!  Discover the excitement right inside the Magic Kingdom park, where the citizens will be ringing in the occasion with a seasonal showcase commemorating the magic blowing about in the autumn air.  Don’t miss out on a ton of harvest-time fun, courtesy of the Fall Trolley Show and Limited Time Magic!

New!  Fountain View Re-Opened-This popular quick service location is now open at EPCOT with sweet treats, breakfast sandwiches, and Starbucks coffee.

New!  Princess Fairytale Hall-This new location for our favorite princesses at Magic Kingdom Park will be opening on September 18.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party-This popular special event for families is running throughout September and October at Magic Kingdom Park.  It runs from 7 pm-Midnight.  Call us at 877-318-0323 to book your tickets TODAY!

Renovations-Learn about the latest renovations at Walt Disney World, before you plan your trip or head down for your vacation.

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Jungle Cruise-Closed 8/19/13 – 9/30/13
  • Space Mountain-Closed 09/10/13 – 09/12/13
  • Peter Pan-Closed 09/30/13 – 11/13/13
  • Walt Disney World Railroad-Closed 09/30/13 – 10/20/13
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Playground-Closed 09/03/13 – 11/19/13
  • Disney’s All Star Sports Resort
  • End Zone Food Court-Closed 08/05/13 – 12/20/13
  • Arcade- Closed 07/29/13 – 12/20/13
  • Downtown Disney Area
  • Capt’n Jacks- Closed 08/13/13 – TBD
  • Disney Golf Courses
  • Disney’s Palm Golf Course- Closed 06/12/13- mid November

Universal Studios:

Despicable Me-Do you kids love the Minions?  You can now book one of 18 themed rooms at Portofino Bay Hotel {opening October 1} with the Despciable Me theme.  Call 877-318-0323 or request a price online for these fun new rooms.

Disneyland in California:

Resort Pool Parties -Now through the end of September, guest staying at the hotels of Disneyland can enjoy a little extra summertime magic with special pool parties each day!  These one-hour pool parties are a chance for the whole family to get together to enjoy games, music, and dancing.  Check with your resort at check in for the latest pool party times.

New!  Villains at Disneyland -Some consider Friday the 13th the unluckiest of dates.  But for the most dastardly of Disney villains, it is a perfect time to kick off the Halloween season…..and they’re headed to the Disney Parks to transform the occasion into a full-blown celebration of all things mischievous!  Coming September 13, 2013, join a frightful night filled with fun and delight when some of the wiliest baddies swarm into the Disney Parks during waht’s set to be the most fiendish bit of Limited Time Magic yet-it’s “Unleash the Villains”!

Refurbishments-Click on THIS PDF to download the latest refurbishments at Disneyland Resort!




Carrie (887 Posts)

Carrie is the author and founder of A Princess and Her Pirates. She likes to share her Disney travel tips, crafts, recipes, and ways that she finds JOY everyday in her life! She believes that everyday brings new joy, and that everyone needs to have a little happiness in their life! She is the wife to a sweet pastor, and mom to three kiddos-twin boys and a princess girl. Carrie is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, where she enjoys making MAGICAL vacation memories for everyone! Contact her today at carrie@destinationsinflorida.com to start YOUR vacation planning!

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