Lawn Mower Tree

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For those of you not familiar with the “Lawnmower Tree” it’s an interesting oddity located at the Fort Wilderness Campground. It seems that years before Walt Disney World opened, someone leaned an old, push-style lawnmower against a tree and left it there. Over the years, the tree slowly grew around it. When the campground was … Continue reading "Lawn Mower Tree"
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Contemporary Resort Updates 8/22/2007

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I visited the Contemporary Resort on 8/22/07. Construction abounds. First, the lobby is undergoing a complete makeover. When you enter the building from the main entrance, the first thing you’ll notice is the statue of Mickey has been removed. I have no idea if this is temporary or permanent. Only time will tell. Also, half … Continue reading "Contemporary Resort Updates 8/22/2007"
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Fountain View in Epcot

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Anita Answer and I were strolling through Future World at Epcot today when Anita noticed that the Fountain View restaurant is now sponsored by Edy’s Ice Cream. The pastries are gone and the facility now offers approximately 12 flavors of ice cream. We didn’t see any sugar-free ice cream on display, however, we didn’t ask … Continue reading "Fountain View in Epcot"
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Spaceship Earth Wand Removal

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Demolition continues on the Mickey Mouse arm and Epcot sign over Spaceship Earth. Currently, the east entrance walkway next to Spaceship Earth is completely closed off to guests. All traffic entering Epcot is directed to the west pathway, next to the restrooms and the Art of Disney store. Earlier photos of Spaceship Earth Wand Removal: … Continue reading "Spaceship Earth Wand Removal"
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Pecos Bills – Magic Kingdom

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Several years ago, the Pecos Bill Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom tested a couple of automated “ordering” stations where guests could place their meal order via touch-sensitive screens instead of interacting with a cast member. For whatever reason, these stations were removed after a month-long test period. Last month, they appeared again, this time with … Continue reading "Pecos Bills – Magic Kingdom"
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Contemporary Resort Updates 8/2/2007

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AllEars® Team member Jack Spence visited the Contemporary Resort recently. According to reports, the Food and Fun Center was supposed to close this past weekend. I ate lunch at Concourse Steakhouse Tuesday, 7/31, so I could take pictures of the Tempo Grab and Go (temporary replacement) next to the Outer Rim. It isn’t there yet. … Continue reading "Contemporary Resort Updates 8/2/2007"
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Studios Updates 7/23/07

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A portion of Mickey Ave at the Disney/MGM Studios has been closed off while construction continues on the new “Toy Story Mania” attraction. You can still reach “One Man’s Dream” and “Journey Into Narnia” at one end of the street and the “Backlot Tour” at the other end. Guide maps reflect the street closure.
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