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FASTPASS is now available for Dumbo. FASTPASS tickets are available at the entrance to Mickey's Philharmagic.  Standby guests will enter the queue area, and when available, will use the Big Top interactive indoor queue area.  FASTPASS guests will head directly to the ride, passing by the indoor queue area.


Disney's Phineas and Ferb Agent P's World Showcase Adventure officially opened to guests on 6/23/2012. Guests will be available to go on missions in Mexico, Norway, Germany, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. Sign up locations are located in Norway, Italy, the International Gateway and the walkway between Future World and World Showcase.  Operating hours are 11:00 AM to 8:15 PM. Disney has indicated that additional missions and countries will be added later this year.
 

Tony Horton, creator of P90X, is back at Walt Disney World this September with a 4 day fitness course. The course will cost $2100 per guest and will include a stay at Disney's Coronado Springs and events at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and ESPN Wide World of Sports. The course is from 9/6/2012 to 9/9/2012.


Candlelight Processional dinner packages now available to book.


Imagineering vice president of product management, Jim Kearns, tells San Diego News that Animal Kingdom will be his next assignment. Current thinking is that he will be working on the upcoming Avatar project.


Be Our Guest Artist Rendering photo
courtesy of Disney Parks Blog
Guests can start making reservations in late August for the anticipated holiday opening for the new Be Our Guest restaurant in Fantasyland. Be Our Guest will be quick service for lunch, and full table service for dinner.  However, lunch will not be your typical counter service experience. Guests will place an order at either a kiosk or register, and the food will then be brought to the table and served on real china. The lunch menu will consist of sandwiches and salads all with a French twist.

Dinner will have diverse starters such as a charcuterie plate with cured meats and sausages, mussels steamed in white wine, French onion or potato leek soup, and a salad with champagne vinaigrette. Entrées include a thyme-scented pork rack chop with au gratin pasta, rotisserie rock hen with roasted fingerling potatoes, pan-seared salmon in leek fondue, grilled strip steak with pommes frites, sautéed shrimp and scallops with veggies in puff pastry with creamy lobster sauce, and an oven-baked ratatouille.

For dessert, cupcakes and cream puffs will take center stage.



Additional 4th of July entertainment has been announced for Epcot:

July 4 Disney character meet and greets at the American Adventure – 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM

American history and heritage experience at the American Adventure - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Voices of Liberty Fourth of July Concert at the American Gardens Theatre - 12:30 PM,
1:45 PM and 3:00 PM

IllumiNations - The Heartbeat of Freedom July 4 edition fireworks – 10:00 PM


Magic Kingdom will be opening up several of the seasonal resturants for the 4th of July holiday:

The Diamond Horseshoe
 7/2/2012 – 7/7/2012 - Counter service lunch 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 7/2/2012 – 7/4/2012 - Table service dinner 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tortuga Tavern
7/3/2012 and 7/4/2012 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tomorrowland Terrace
7/3/2012 and 7/4/2012 – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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