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WDW Update #13 - 10/2/11

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Published on Oct 3, 2011

- Trick or Tweet Up: six DCL busses, park behind Splash Mountain for a view of the parade float building. Hall of Presidents presentation with Imagineer Jason Surrell (always funny) and a guy in a turkey leg costume (it looked... inappropriate). Free trick or treating, with more candy than you usually get at MNSSHP. Uncrowded with only 300 people in all of Liberty Square. Mansion was open, plus Imagineer guided tours of the new queue. Character photos and free desserts. We even got a visit by the Headless Horseman!
- MNSSHP on Friday night was sold out, and super crowded. The old 'big' trail of candy at Toontown isn't possible, so they made one out of the long winding queue at Splash (I particularly enjoyed the pumpkin carvings of characters on the ride, like the porcupine drummer). Duffy was in a pumpkin costume for photos. The Boo to You parade has a new welcome float at the front, and Angelique is on Jack's float. The Villains stage show, now called Mix and Mingle, has bang-up energetic dancing performances, a level higher than usual, and some great blacklight effects.
- Saturday Oct 1 was WDW's and MK's 40th anniversary. Balloons greeted us outside the TTC monorails, and the very crowded rope drop ceremony had a special banner. Another banner hung from the castle, where a procession of characters went after walking up Main Street. All the while, music played from previous parades at the Magic Kingdom over the years. Meg Crofton and Phil Holmes spoke at the podium, confetti was sprayed on everyone, then the shopping was declared open! (just kidding... it only felt like that). Limited edition merchandise created hour-plus lines, while the regular stores had nothing with the October 1 date on it. This was a REAL mistake; they lost thousands of dollars by not offering more 'standard-issue' stuff with the date and anniversary on it. The Grand Marshall of the parade was a family from Oct 1, 1971. Wishes had no special tag, but the regular song was augmented by additional perimeter fireworks.
- Food & Wine had its first weekend. The theme is planes, trains, and DCL boats (sort of). The new info board in Future World has tiny font, so you can't read it from a distance. But it also has a scrolling update of twitter posts using the hashtag #epcotfw11. OceanSpray Craisins, the new sponsor of the event, has a cranberry bog in the connector to World Showcase -- think of this as a walkaround area to soak cranberries (guests don't walk there, only the workers). The big field next to the France pavilion this year is home only to a small booth (Belgium) rather than the larger, more extravagant (and expensive?) booths that used to go here. The Hawaiian booth is near the bridge to World Showcase, and is accompanied by a booth with Aulani advertisements (of course). Merch includes a F&W Vinylmation, and a special Duffy ($30). Receipts have a QR code on the back; scanning it with your phone will pop open an app-like interface showing the booth locations and menus.
- Both the Yakitori House and the small merch stand in the Japan pavilion have lost their walls under the roof (the construction walls are still there), so the refurbishment here is extensive indeed!


Music: "Ghost Apocalypse 7 - Master" and "Presenterator." Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b..."

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