Weekend Wind-up for October 27, 2013

In this week’s wind-up we have news on the Jungle Cruise, Mickey Mouse, and more news on MagicBands.

courtesy Disney Parks Blog

Up first, the Jungle Cruise will be transformed into the Jingle Cruise for the Christmas season at Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland. The skippers will have some to dialog, the boats and surroundings will receive overlays of Christmas decorations. The changes will take effect in early November. I am excited to see what this will look like, especially at night!

Mickey Mouse meet and greet in the Town Square Theater has a new feature. He talks! He blinks! My question is, how will this interaction be guided by the use of the MagicBand? One possible use could be to greet visitors by name, especially if there is a special occasion or celebration. Imagine your little ones face when they are wished a Happy Birthday by Mickey! What a magical touch that could be!

And, finally, the MagicBand roll-out continues, what is rumored, to be completed by November 1, 2013. Just about all of my friends and acquaintances have been using them and the feedback is quite promising. Sure, there are still a few bugs in the system. But, it appears that Disney is working hard to complete the debugging as quickly as they possibly can. I’ll have more personal input on this in the coming months.

Well, that’s it for this week! Have a blessed and magical week, my friends!