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February WDW Recap, Disney's Hollywood Studios, What's New Around The Resort, Daytona 500

Hi everyone. I have returned from another very productive trip to
Florida. There was so much going on that I will break this into multiple

Feb 2008 Recap – Part 1:

I was able to make my first visit to the newly renamed Disney’s
Hollywood Studios
. There was still work going on with changing out
the MGM signage but the park itself looked great!

Below is the latest construction going on for the new Pixar Place
and Toy Story Mania attraction. I have been hearing that the
opening of Pixar Place could be by the end of March with soft openings
of Toy Story Mania possibly in the middle of April to the beginning of
May. I am definitely looking forward to checking it out!

I also stopped by the Contemporary Resort to see the new
concourse layout. It actually looks very nice in person. Between the
Mickey ears is the new Grand Canyon Concourse Gift Shop selling
the usual merchandise available all over property.

The construction shots below are the new DVC Tower going up where
the old North Garden Wing once occupied. It really is a massive
structure and reminds me of a giant coliseum as it looks now. This is
going to be huge. You can get a great view of the horseshoe design from
out on Bay Lake.

Next are some images from Disney’s Pirate & Princess Party
(soon to be renamed Mickey’s Pirate & Princess Party starting in April)
. I attended the Party Feb 14th and captured all the special
entertainment including the Enchanted Adventurers Parade,
Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial
, The always awesome Magic,
Music & Mayhem Fireworks
and more! I am working on a new updated
2008 Pirate & Princess Party DVD

I have also included a few shots from the 50th running of the Daytona
. The shot below right is of the
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
as seen in the pre race festivities. They are
truely awesome and I recommend seeing them if given the opportunity

Below is the field heading to the checkered flag on the final lap! Car
#12, Ryan Newman was the big winner!

Please check back soon for part two with photos and my review of the
newly updated Spaceship Earth.

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