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Hey everybody!

 

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

 

Official Park Website

 

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

 

--Robb

 

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2007

May 23rd, 2007 - Adults & teens arrested in Disney brawl (see below)

August 7th, 2007 - Haunted Mansion rehabs

September 16th, 2007 - Refurbished Haunted Mansion video

December 6th, 2007 - Man dies after falling outside of restaurant in the Magic Kingdom

December 10th, 2007 - Woman arrested after attempting to bring gun into the Magic Kingdom

December 18th, 2007 - Man dies after riding Expedition Everest

 

2008

March 21st, 2008 - Woman charged with 'line rage' at Walt Disney World

April 11th, 2008 - 'Line rage' lady found guilty of simple battery, a misdemeanor

 

2009

January 7th, 2009 - Space Mountain to close for most of 2009 for major refurbishment

July 16th, 2009 - Fantasyland expansion details announced, new rides, meet & greets, shops & restaurants; ToonTown to close

November 10th, 2009 - Space Mountain returns with interactive queue, enclosed station & "insider touches"

November 13th, 2009 - Space Mountain to have new on-ride photo system

November 15th, 2009 - Space Mountain soft opening photo report posted!

December 8th, 2009 - First construction companies chosen for New Fantasyland

December 12th, 2009 - Meet & Greet queuing system test at Pooh's Playful Spot

December 15th, 2009 - Queue-less wait system now testing at Rock n' Rollercoaster

 

2010

January 8th, 2010 - Walt Disney World passholders ride along free at the Richard Petty Driving Experience

January 21st, 2010 - Images of physical model of New Fantasyland leak

January 27th, 2010 - Early construction on New Fantasyland cleared to begin

February 1st, 2010 - D23 shares more details on New Fantasyland

February 10th, 2010 - Summer Nightastic! comes to WDW, brings back Mainstreet Electrical Parade & more!

March 2nd, 2010 - Summer Nightastic! begins on June 6th, 2010

May 11th, 2010 - Magic, Music & Mayhem! fireworks show returns as the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular!

May 25th, 2010 - Cinderella's Golden Carrousel to be renamed Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

May 25th, 2010 - Summer Nightastic! to host passholder preview on June 5th, 2010

June 22nd, 2010 - $15 million permit pulled for Little Mermaid ride

July 29th, 2010 - Mainstreet Electrical Parade to continue an "open-ended run" due to popular demand

August 5th, 2010 - Tomorrowland Transit Authority to become 'Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover'

August 5th, 2010 - Peoplemover returns to Tomorrowland

August 12th, 2010 - Disney reworking New Fantasyland plans

August 30th, 2010 - Space Mountain adds 'Starry-o-phonic sound!"

October 17th, 2010 - Construction walls cover much of Fantasyland

November 15th, 2010 - Winnie the Pooh to re-open with interactive queue, new facade & reworked shop

December 10th, 2010 - Mickey's Toontown Fair to close permanently on February 11th, 2010

 

2011

January 4th, 2011 - Walt Disney World launches line of 'designer burgers'

January 18th, 2011 - Revised plans for New Fantasyland released!

January 22nd, 2011 - Splash Mountain adds lap bars

February 12th, 2011 - Family sues Disney after child is severely burned by nacho cheese

March 10th, 2011 - Walt Disney World ending Grad Nights this year

April 11th, 2011 - Beast's Castle emerges behind construction walls in New Fantasyland

April 13th, 2011 - Beast's Castle forced perspective effect explained

May 6th, 2011 - Blackbeard to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean mists

May 16th, 2011 - Enchanted Tiki Room to return in classic form!

June 14th, 2011 - A look at Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland

July 8th, 2011 - Disney Fairies move into the Adventureland Veranda

August 12th, 2011 - Disney to add 'new' monorail train

August 19th, 2011 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster ride rendering teaser video

September 6th, 2011 - Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom interactive game announced!

September 15th, 2011 - Animation helps make Little Mermaid ride a reality

October 26th, 2011 - 'Project Exotic' driving experience coming to the Walt Disney World Speedway

November 1st, 2011 - Talking Mickey Mouse arrives at the Town Square Theater!

November 1st, 2011 - NTSB Report on the Monorail accident released

November 8th, 2011 - Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom begins play testing

November 14th, 2011 - Dumbo centerpiece arrives for Storybook Circus installation

November 22nd, 2011 - Magic Kingdom photo update posted

December 4th, 2011 - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party coverage

December 6th, 2011 - Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom photo update

December 13th, 2011 - New Fantasyland construction photos posted!

December 28th, 2011 - Holiday crowds, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, New Fantasyland, Storybook Circus & holiday offerings in huge photo report

December 31st, 2011 - Be Our Guest, Little Mermaid & more to open in Summer 2012!

December 31st, 2011 - Magic Kingdom to stay open for 24 hours on Leap Day!

 

2012

January 6th, 2012 - Farewell to Dumbo, plus New Fantasyland updates!

January 12th, 2012 - Magic, Memories & You! to receive Valentine's Day update

January 30th, 2012 - Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards previewed!

February 3rd, 2012 - Huge Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom play-testing photo report!

February 9th, 2012 - Fastpass return times to now be strictly enforced

February 9th, 2012 - New kids menu items to debut at Magic Kingdom

February 16th, 2012 - Imagineer talks Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

February 16th, 2012 - Parts of Storybook Circus to open in late March

February 29th, 2012 - Live Updates!! Leap Day 2012. One More Disney Day

March 12th, 2012 - Storybook Circus Soft Opening photo report posted!

March 30th, 2012 - Marvel's The Avengers monorail wrap announced!

April 1st, 2012 - Merida from Pixar's 'Brave' meet & greet on the way

April 2nd, 2012 - Staggs teases final New Fantasyland element for 2014

April 3rd, 2012 - Walt Disney World announces Disney PhotoPass+

April 4th, 2012 - Avengerail debuts, Mine Train Coaster supports go vertical

April 19th, 2012 - Orange Bird officially returns to the Magic Kingdom!

April 19th, 2012 - New Fantasyland Time-Lapse Construction video released

April 19th, 2012 - Minotaur statues placed in New Fantasyland

April 23th, 2012 - Starbucks coming to Disney Parks

April 23th, 2012 - Cinderella Castle in AIA Top 100 FL Buildings list

April 25th, 2012 - Magic, Memories & You Summer show begins May 25th, 2012

April 25th, 2012 - D23 Sunshine Tree Terrace/Orange Bird event photos

April 27th, 2012 - New Fantasyland opening timelines announced

May 2nd, 2012 - Tickets for 2012 extra-ticket parties now available

May 30th, 2012 - Snow White's Scary Adventures closes for good on May 31st, 2012

May 30th, 2012 - The Magic, The Memories & You! adds Summer segment

May 30th, 2012 - More details on Prince Eric's Castle revealed

June 4th, 2012 - Dumbo's interactive Big Top Tent queue previewed

June 7th, 2012 - Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom live chat transcript

June 12th, 2012 - Updated New Fantasyland project timeline released

June 12th, 2012 - Magic Kingdom serves up healthy quick service food options

June 28th, 2012 - Be Our Guest Restaurant menu items teased

July 1st, 2012 - New Fantasyland construction photo update posted!

August 7th, 2012 - New Fantasyland construction photo update posted!

August 7th, 2012 - Pete's Silly Sideshow previewed

August 7th, 2012 - New Fantasyland to have Grand Opening on Dec. 6th

August 14th, 2012 - Gaston statue installed in New Fantasyland

August 17th, 2012 - Signature concept art reveals New Fantasyland views

August 21st, 2012 - New Fantasyland construction update!

August 21st, 2012 - Sneak peek of Enchanted Tales with Belle

August 22nd, 2012 - "Celebrate the Magic" show to replace "The Magic, the Memories and You!"

August 28th, 2012 - Ariel's Grotto meet & greet announced!

September 2nd, 2012 - Preview of Enchanted Tales With Belle!

September 4th, 2012 - Gaston's Tavern signature drink & snack announced!

September 11th, 2012 - 1st photos from The Little Mermaid & new castle show

September 13th, 2012 - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card revealed!

September 18th, 2012 - New photos of the Journey to the Little Mermaid attraction!

September 23rd, 2012 - Mystery upgrades to Pirates of the Caribbean teased!

September 23rd, 2012 - Tinkerbell's sister Periwinkle to join meet & greet

October 9th, 2012 - Storybook Circus now completely open! Photo report posted!

October 16th, 2012 - New Fantasyland Dress Rehearsal Photo/Video Report!

October 18th, 2012 - 'Limited Time Magic' Celebration Announced!

October 24th, 2012 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea honored at recent event

November 1st, 2012 - Mermaids arrive at Pirates of the Caribbean

November 1st, 2012 - Full video of revamped Country Bear Jamboree show

November 10th, 2012 - Starbucks moving into the Main Street Bakery in 2013

November 12th, 2012 - Celebrate the Magic projection show details revealed

November 14th, 2012 - Dragons coming to WDW? Viral campaign begins!

November 18th, 2012 - New Big Thunder Mountain backstory revealed!

November 25th, 2012 - Disney PhotoPass+ details revealed

December 5th, 2012 - "Streetmosphere" Entertainment for New Fantasyland

December 12th, 2012 - Disney's Attractions+ photo service officially launched

December 19th, 2012 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster construction update!

 

2013

January 10th, 2013 - George Kalogridis named President of Walt Disney World Resort

January 20th, 2013 - Long-lost Disney friends return in Limited Time Magic

January 23rd, 2013 - Pirates interactive game announced for Adventureland

April 8th, 2013 - Video look at new Pirates interactive game for MK!

April 25th, 2013 - Monstrous Summer 24 Hour Magic Kingdom day announced

April 26th, 2013 - Disney Festival of Fantasy daytime parade announced!

April 26th, 2013 - Sneak Peek at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train & Princess Fairytale Hall

April 26th, 2013 - Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor to get 'Monsters University' routines

April 27th, 2013 - MONSTROUS SUMMER EVENT Trip Report Posted!

June 1st, 2013 - Walt Disney World Pricing Increases Announced

July 1st, 2013 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster car arrives!

September 17th, 2013 - Polynesian Resort DVC expansion announced!

October 7th, 2013 - Glow with the Show ears coming to Wishes!

October 21st, 2013 - Talking Mickey meeting guests at Town Square Theater

October 25th, 2013 - Jungle Cruise goes "Jingle Cruise" for the Holidays!

November 9th, 2013 - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2013 Update!

December 9th, 2013 - WDW Holiday Re-Cap and beyond. AWESOME MK Photos!

 

2014

February 20th, 2014 - AT&T debuts new wireless technology at Disney Parks

February 23rd, 2014 - Walt Disney World Ticket Prices Increase: $99 for MK; $94 for Epcot, DHS & AK

February 24th, 2014 - First POV Video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster!

February 24th, 2014 - Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade to debut on March 9th, 2014

February 27th, 2014 - Central Plaza 'Hub' to be expanded & enhanced!

February 28th, 2014 - 'Rock Your Disney Side' 24 hour event announced!

March 9th, 2014 - Photos & Video from Festival of Fantasy Parade

March 18th, 2014 - Anna & Elsa moving to Princess Fairytale Hall

March 18th, 2014 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster logo released

May 3rd, 2014 - Full report from Mine Train Media Event Posted!

September 12th, 2014 - Frozen comes to Magic Kingdom for the holidays!

October 20th, 2014 - New 'Glow with the Show' products announced!

November 11th, 2014 - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Report!/url]

November 26th, 2014 - Made With Magic" Glow with the Show items now available

December 19th, 2014 - 'Cinderella' film carriage making limited appearances

 

2015

March 11th, 2015 - "Coolest Summer Ever" promotion & 24-hour event announced!

March 21st, 2015 - Be Our Guest Restaurant begins offering breakfast

 

2016

January 1st, 2016 - New Years Eve Fireworks - INCREDIBLE!

August 4th, 2016 - The Muppets coming to Liberty Square in a new show!

August 10th, 2016 - Main Street Electrical Parade ends run at WDW

October 25th, 2016 - Mickey Mouse birthday celebration on November 18th!

October 26th, 2016 - Once Upon a Time projection show announced for November 4th, 2016 debut!

December 15th, 2016 - Clips from Mickey's Most Merriest Christmas Show!

 

2017

February 9th, 2017 - Happily Ever After Nighttime Spectacular announced!

 

2018

February 3rd, 2018 - New offerings coming to all four parks this Summer!

March 24th, 2018 - New Pirates of the Caribbean auction scene debuts

July 15th, 2018 - Report from Magic Kingdom "After Hours" event!

 

2019

January 5th, 2019 - V.I.PASSHOLDER Perks in January announced

July 20th, 2019 - Villains After Hours trip report posted!

August 25th, 2019 - "Disney Genie" digital offering announced for 2020!

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Original Post:

 

Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/loc ... -headlines

 

Adults, teens arrested in Disney brawl

 

Willoughby Mariano | Sentinel Staff Writer

Posted May 22, 2007

 

Three teens and two adults were arrested at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom after deputies said they spat on guests, cursed and brawled with an Orange County deputy, according to a report released Monday.

 

The arrests took place at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday, after Rose Dipietro, 20, Brian Guilfoil, 19, and three teens, all of Shirley, N.Y., a town on Long Island, were detained by Disney security for being unruly and possibly drunk, according to a sheriff's report.

 

The group threatened the security officers, who called for help from sheriff's deputies. When one deputy tried to intercede, Guilfoil pushed the deputy while his companions rushed into the fray, the report states.

 

Security guards and deputies rushed to the deputy's aid, and the deputy used his stun gun against a 17-year-old girl.. The five suspected brawlers were arrested for felony battery on a law enforcement officer and other related charges.

 

Dipietro and Guilfoil were booked into Orange County Jail, where they were released Monday afternoon on $2,300 bail each.

 

The teens -- girls 17 and 16 and a 14-year-old boy -- were taken to the county's juvenile detention facility.

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As one of the characters in one of my FAVORITE movies (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) says:

"Class does not compete with trash."

 

Guess you had to see it to get it. But....how lame! If you wanna get drunk and act like idiots, go to Club Paris in downtown Orlando!!

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Idiots. The Magic Kingdom of all places... At least it was late at night, not too many little kids around. I mean, that kind of shit isn't good for anybody to see when they're on holiday, but at least adults will just roll their eyes and walk on by as opposed to being really upset by it. LOL at the 17 year old girl getting stun-gunned.

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Disney "most Americans are either Italian or Irish

 

That is just such an incorrect statement, but a view taken by many people in Boston and New York.

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If they were drunk, they should done what i did in March 2006. Drink like 5 Coke & Jacks before going, then going to MK at 9 at night with Extra Magic Hours until two. Then ride Splash Mountain like 10 times in a row. By the 4th one, you're cussing out puppets. **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Yes, I realize those puppets are in fact audio-animatronic characters from the classic, racist madcap live-action/cartoon Huey Long-inspired,Walt-Disney-approved, motion picture "The Song of the Racist Fox and Bear", starring Cedric the Entertainer's dad, Jimmy the "Back of the Bus" Entertainer, who starred as the charming Uncle ReamUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ Yeah....

 

Anyway, I don't see why stuff like this even makes news. If this happened outside a mall, you probably wouldn't ever hear about it. I don't like how the media seems to convey the idea that Disney is not part of the rest of the world. The people are the same, only the scenery is different...

 

-James Dillaman

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That's a pretty tame incident compared to many I've heard of at various parks, let alone the full closure of a certain park I worked at on 4/20 about halfway through the day cause of just so much crap going down.

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Every year, WDW opens their doors till late for graduating seniors("grad-night"(highschool)) and their guests...yes, 14 year-old freshmans. After working at MK for a while, I've watched my pop-corn cart completely tipped over,Ice Cream cart robbed for it's bank(till), the entire Christmas Shoppe LOOTED, busted windows and all. Fornication and oral services on Haunted Mansion, and monorail "surfing attempts". Mayhem seriously takes place at that park during this time a year. The media(nearly all owned by Disney) is only allowed to report these situation every so often...

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For being a passholder to disney parks here in Florida, we get a disney newsletter, the "Mickey Monitor" which revealed information on some of the renovations for the Haunted Mansion at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida. I quote this directly from the "Mickey Monitor" passholder book.

 

When The Haunted Mansion reopens this fall, you'll notice that strange things occured. "We increased the feeling of presence and movement between guests and ghosts," said Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Show Producer Kathy Rogers.

 

Digital audio will give our old pal the Ghost Host the power to hop around in the stretch room, and dart back and forth on your "doom buggy." In the gallery, a lightning storm will cause the portraits to become more and more ghostly!

 

Even disembodied medium Madame Leota's had a face lift---literally. Her crystal ball will float in mid air! In the attic, look for an extra-creepy bride with a string of grooms, all pictured before her. Each undergoes a change as the bouquet in her hand changes to an. . .well, we cant just give it all away!

 

Quoted directly from the "Mickey Monitor"

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Basically, they are turning the mansion into the east coast version of Disneyland's mansion. Talk about originality! At least they will be refurbing it, it looked horrid when i was last at wdw.

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In addition, the spider scene is gone and is replaced by some sort of "stair" scene. Oh, and it has new audio now which is wonderful considering half the time the audio didn't work on whichever doom buggy I was riding. Also according to the Mickey Monitor, Passholder access Sep 14 thru 16 from 9 to noon. I've heard the special effects at Disneyland are impressive so I'm glad to be getting them here finally.

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