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The Battle Hymn of the Republic at Epcot


If you have not taken time to catch a performance by the Voices of Liberty at the American Experience in Epcot…well shame on you! You are missing a good show. Here they are doing one of their best numbers, The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

 

Where In Disney World?


If you are looking at this, where are you in Disney World?

Hollywood Studios Tower Of Terror 07

Updated The Fantasy Land Page


Fantasyland is undergoing a major expansion and grumpy is trying to keep up! I have made several changes to the New Fantasyland page. Those links include whats open for business right now and what will be open soon. Check it out!

Win A Free Trip To Disney World!


Free airfare, five days and four nights at a hotel of Disney’s choice (okay I would rather pick my own but hey its free!) and a five day hopper pass. Click the pic to enter!

Quick Update


Grumpydisney.com continues to grow. New galleries have been added and the pages for each theme park have been created. The next step is to flesh out the pages with all the information you need to know if each attraction is for you. Grumpy will be diligently working on this over the next few weeks or more but the emphasis is on quality and not quantity. I hope you enjoy the work!

If you have missed it be sure to see one of grumpy’s personal favorites, Kilimanjaro Safaris!

Have you entered today?


Don’t forget that you can enter a chance to win a free Disney vacation for four every day from now until March! The easiest way to enter is to text Disneyday to 347639. If you do it right you will get a congratulations message. If you prefer to do it online there are a few more steps but don’t let that discourage you! There will be winners for every day of January and February and maybe our winning trips will overlap! Click here to enter online!

Pirates of the Caribbean Gallery

Turned Away At The Magic Kingdom?


Since 1971 the Magic Kingdom has been entertaining, quite literally, millions of guests. For the most part that entertainment has been every day of the year. There have been a few exceptions. The park has been closed for hurricanes. It was closed and effectively evacuated on 9/11 (For more info on how terror affected Disney World click here.) Under those circumstances it is perfectly clear why the gates would be shut on your vacation dreams.

But are there other circumstances that would result in you being shut out? There is at least one more. Sometimes the park reaches capacity and people are turned away at the gates. Can you imagine making your way to the Magic Kingdom, taking the ferry or the monorail to the TTC and then being turned away at the gate? Surely that doesn’t happen does it? Why yes it does. In fact it happened this past Christmas! Christmas dreams were turned into a Clarke Grizwald nightmare!

It doesn’t happen often though and the good news is not everyone was turned away! If you met certain criteria you could still get in. One of those criteria was being a guest of of one of the the Disney World resorts. Just another perk of staying on property.

Here are the four phases of Park Closing:

Walt Disney World closing phases

Phase 1
Guests with ‘Magic Your Way’ base tickets, or a ‘1-Day 1-Park Ticket’, Guests without an admission ticket, and Cast Members using Main Gate & Silver Passes will be turned around at the parking lot booths.

Phase 2
Admission is limited to:

  • Disney Resort Guests (including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and guests arriving by bus from the Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels)
  • Annual and Premium Annual Passholders
  • Guests with Hopper tickets coming from another park
  • Guests re-entering the park
  • Guests with dining reservations
  • Magic Kingdom Guests with reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or The Pirates League
  • Guests using Walt Disney World Resort Transportation will be admitted.

Phase 3
Admission is limited to:

  • Disney Resort Guests (including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and guests arriving by bus from the Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels)
  • Annual and Premium Annual Passholders
  • Guests with dining reservations
  • Magic Kingdom Guests with reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or The Pirates League

Phase 4
Closed to all guests.

I searched high and low (okay I did two quick searches) for images of this evacuation but couldn’t find any so instead I will let Darth Vader explain it to you.

Disney Set To Make A Big Announcement on New Year’s Eve!


Disney has promised us a huge announcement and all the rumors and clues seem to indicate it will have something to do with Leap Year. Could it be 24 hours of open parks? We don’t know yet but we sure are looking forward to finding out!

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