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Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:44 am
by BarryH
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!



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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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!

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

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

March 11th, 2015 - "Coolest Summer Ever" promotion & 24-hour event announced!
March 21st, 2015 - Be Our Guest Restaurant begins offering breakfast

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!

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

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!

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!
Original Post:

Source:, fluffy bunny ... -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.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 12:38 pm
by cfc
But was Tigger involved?

What a bunch of idiots.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 12:52 pm
by mcjaco
I was just about to post this. What a bunch of grade A ass-clowns.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:21 pm
by pianojohn
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. lame! If you wanna get drunk and act like idiots, go to Club Paris in downtown Orlando!!

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:24 pm
by Airtime&Gravity
What a bunch of idiots, and what were they doing out that late? Now, those who were fighting will probably sue the park and police department for excessive force. :roll:

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:50 pm
by CycloneMan
These guys were from Long Island, and they're Italian :roll: .

-Dainan "I'm Italian too" Rafferty

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:18 pm
by arrowfanman
With 16 million guests, you're bound to get a nut-job every now and then. It's unfortunate, as well.


PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:18 pm
by Disney Dood
Fights happen anywhere at any time. Try my school library!

Disney "most Americans are either Italian or Irish, I'm both" Dood

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:21 pm
by Louise
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. :lol:

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:23 pm
by BarryH
I thought you went to a Six Flags park to see hooligans spitting on people and getting into fights. :lmao: