Monday evening Walt Disney World Resort news update
July 11, 2011, 7:54 PM ·
Sorry for being out of commission today - I spent the better part of last night and this morning at my friendly local emergency room following an unexpected visit from Mr. Kidney Stone. After a quick tour of the hospital's finest pharmaceuticals, I'm back and ready to blog.
Let's start with some news updates from the Walt Disney World Resort. First the good news, a new video from Disney detailing what's coming in the New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom:
Now, for the bad news: Disney's announced that it's cutting hours on monorail service at the resort, to one hour following regular park close at Epcot, effective this week, and one hour following park close at the Magic Kingdom, starting August 1. That means folks attending evening Extra Magic Hours are out of luck if they were planning to use the monorail to get back to their hotel or car. You'll have to use buses or boats instead.
Finally, the absurd news: Disney fans on Twitter have been having fun with the news that the "Balzac" balloon ball stands around the Disney World theme parks seem to have disappeared. Living away from Florida, I have no idea what these things are/were, but apparently some folks are thrilled to see them go. Feel free to discuss and enlighten the rest of us, Florida readers.