A new live show, titled "Mickey's Fly Girls Charter Airlines", has opened in Condor Flats, including the DLR's first use of the interactive Minnie Mouse used at Disney World.
Closures for Refurbishments
None to report.
The Disneyland Hotel has completed an extensive refurbishment. The three towers, “Marina”, “Sierra”, and “Bonita” have respectively been renamed “Magic”, “Dream” and “Wonder”. A new suite, based on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and movie franchise, has also be added.
Walt Disney World
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The Magic Kingdom
The expansion of Fantasyland, called New Fantastyland, has officially opened. Attractions include:
The Seven Dwarfs' Mine Coaster, which will be scheduled to open in 2014.
Princess Merida, heroine of the new Disney-Pixar movie Brave, has taken over the garden alongside Cinderella Castle.
You can now find Tinker Bell and her fairy friends at Adventure Land.
Test Track, now presented solely by Chevrolet, officially re-opened on December 6th (with a soft opening earlier that week) after a nearly eight-month makeover, with an all-new color scheme, "Sim-Car", Pre-Show, and merchandise
Disney's Hollywood Studios
An interactive Phineas and Ferb meet and greet is now at DHS behind the MuppetVision theatre.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Other than the announcement of Avatar, no major news has been heard from.
ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex
Thanks to a agreement with HanesBrands, the facility's baseball stadium has been renamed “Champion Stadium”.
The Lion King, along with multiple Tony Award winning shows Peter and the Starcatcher and the musical adaptation of Newsies continue with performances.
Mary Poppins closed on March 3rd at the New Amsterdam Theater after six years. Plans are underway for a Broadway adaptation of Aladdin, to debut in that theater after a refurbishment in the spring of 2014..
The 2012-13 show, titled "Rockin' Ever After", featuring the on-ice debut of Princess Merida from Brave, debuted August 31 in Lakeland, Florida.
Dare to Dream, featuring Princesses Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella., Let's Celebrate!, featuring a look at winter, Halloween, an "Unbirthday Party", a Princesses ball and other events featuring Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, and Toy Story 3, and Worlds of Fantasy, a show featuring segments based on Cars, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies franchise, plus a new pre-show based on the Disney Princess franchise, are currently on tour.
Non-Theme Park Resorts
The Disney Hotel/DVC villa resort in Hawai'i has opened near Diamond Head named The Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina.
All Disney Vacation Club resorts have been renamed Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts to entice non-DVC club members to vacation.
Disney Cruise Line
The "Disney Dream" and “Disney Fantasy” are both at sea sailing. The two original Disney Cruise Ships, “Disney Wonder” and “Disney Magic” have berths in Long Beach, California for trips to the Mexican Rivera and Vancouver, BC for Alaskan cruises for the Wonder, while the Magic is based in Barcelona, Spain for Mediterranean cruises. Ports have also been established in New York City, outside Houston, Texas and Miami for additional cruises, including a new tour with berths in Bermuda and Puerto Rico.