Weekly Wind-Up October 7 – 14, 2013

Today, begins a new endeavor for this blog.  I just want to give some bits and pieces of the news coming out of Walt Disney World for the past week.  And, maybe give just a little feedback, when warranted.

This week’s Limited Time Magic was An Imagineer’s Tour of Expedition Everest.  This looks like it would have been really fun!  I am thankful to a few faithful friends who post on YouTube and were able to capture this tour for those of us who couldn’t be there.  The detail in the entire story make me want to evaluate how much time needs to be spent in Animal Kingdom.

Tuesday saw the new Disability Access Service go into affect.  This new system allows anyone with need for assistance to make use of a FastPass type system that allows them to enter a ride or attraction within the posted wait time.  Guests with disabilities who need to, may choose to wait for their ride time somewhere more comfortable for them.  So far, I haven’t heard of any real issues with the new system and I believe that Disney will work out any of the issues that arise as quickly as they are able.  Maybe, this will eventually be linked to the MagicBands.

Finally, the big news came from the D23 Japan Expo, when Disney announced the 2017 opening of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  With the concept art being displayed, Avatar looks like it may actually add something to the park.  We only hope the real thing comes close to the concepts shown.  This will also see the introduction of some evening activities and a feature stage.  While I am optimistic that this will happen, I am cautiously looking forward to seeing this once it opens.

One more thing, If I may…

I would love to start sharing trip reports via my blog.  If you would like to share your experiences at any Disney venue, I’d love to know about it and share it with other Disney fans.  Just send your reports to threestrandswdw@outlook.com.  I will do no editing of your material.

 

Have a Blessed, and Magic-Filled Week!

Author: threestrandswdw

I am a Disney fanatic who can't get nearly enough time to be there! I am married to someone who isn't as into it as I am, but tolerates my "hobby". I live in Ohio, but would love to make the move to Orlando, if I would work either at Walt Disney World, or in some peripheral business serving the WDW area! I invite you to read, comment, and submit ideas anytime at threestrandswdw@outlook.com. Or, even better, send me a trip report to share with others! We all like to live through the experiences of others, help us stay connected to the magic! Thank you!!

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