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Grand Floridian DVC Construction forcing Weddings to Move

They said it wouldn’t happen. That weddings at the Fairy Tale Wedding Pavilion would not be affected by the neighboring construction for the, as yet, unofficial DVC tower being added to to the Grand Floridian, Disney’s most expensive hotel. Prospective wedding parties were told that construction would be handled so as not to interfere with actual wedding ceremonies, by scheduling only quiet construction during that time of day. When I heard this a little voice in the back of my head said, “sounds like they’re promising something they won’t be able to deliver.”

Indeed, the other glass slipper dropped this week when couples with weddings booked at Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding Pavilion during the final two weeks of September have been told their weddings will have to be moved or rescheduled due to unavoidable construction noise (and likely some dredge boats in the water outside the pavilion’s window). That’s less than 30 days notice for some parties. Barring bankruptcy, force majeure, or unpredictable unsafe conditions at the pavilion, that’s totally unacceptable.

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Making Memories Castle Projection Demo Video

Very nice demonstration of the new projection technology that will be the centerpiece of the “Let the Memories Begin” promotion at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. In Orlando, the projections will be on Cinderella Castle, as seen above. In Anaheim, projections will be on the… Read More »Making Memories Castle Projection Demo Video

Magic Kingdom Construction Update

Wife took the kiddo to the Magic Kingdom for a haircut with Michal today and, of course, they snuck in a few attractions. While strolling around she snapped a few pics of some construction at the park.

The Crystal Palace is undergoing a major refurbishment. From the skylights to the sidewalk everything is getting a fresh coat of paint, at the very least. The facade was definitely showing some wear. So this is a good sign.

The castle moat and surrounding water ways have also been drained. Of note, the surveyors tool in the middle of the drained moat. I imagine they’re checking to make sure that everything is still level. I wonder if the Castle is sinking, not to start a rumor or anything.

There does appear to be some work around the drawbridge area of the castle. It’s behind those curtains, covered up so we can’t see what’s going on.

I’m just saying.

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Hidden Gems: Mosaic Art at Disney?

The Contemporary Mosaic Art Gallery blogs about a beautiful piece that thousands of Guests see at the Magic Kingdom every day. Here it is: Of course, the art gallery sees a beautiful rabbit, I immediately see the three green circles toward the bottom and think… Read More »Hidden Gems: Mosaic Art at Disney?

Gone Fishin!!!

Growing up the daughter of an Imagineer must have some perks. Amazingly my mom never talked much about any perks. She did mention that she liked to go fishing along the Rivers of America. Yep. I had to look it up in The Nickel Tour,… Read More »Gone Fishin!!!