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The free guest Wi-Fi at the Walt Disney World Resorts is undergoing a few changes to help with usability. The network names will be changed from 'WDW-Guest' to 'In-room Guest WiFi (Disney)' and 'Public Space Guest WiFi (Disney)'. 

The new meet and greet gazebo at Epcot's France Pavilion is now complete and open for guests. The new location has been built on an area that was previously outside of the park border, and provides a queue and a covered meet and greet area with photographic lighting. Guests can currently meet Aurora in the location. Marie has relocated to the Magic Kingdom's Town Square.

Disney has confirmed that Lea Salonga,  actress who provided the singing voice of Jasmine and Mulan , will be replacing Olivia Newton John at this year's Candlelight Processional. She will appear on 12/14/2012 and 12/16/2012.


The Magic of Disney Animation attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be host to the Wreck-It Ralph meet and greet starting 10/28/2012. Located inside 'The Magic of Disney Animation' at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you will step through Game Central Station, catching glimpses of the various game worlds from the film on your way to 'Sugar Rush,' where Ralph will be waiting to meet you at the finish line. 

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is the latest resort to be getting the new RFID door locks.

Disney has added an additional 11 dates to the New Fantasyland Passholder previews. The current dates are November 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. 

It is time once again to dip our toes into the dangerous maw known as Disney rumors. 

Shortly after Disney announced Avatar coming to Animal Kingdom, rumors begin circulating that Avatar Creator, James Cameron, and Disney were running into “creative differences”. These differences were reportedly so great that the project was right on the edge of being outright canceled. 

It looks like whatever differences there might have been may have possibly been sorted out as last night around 50 pages of plans leaked onto the internet. The plans show what appears to be a Soarin’ style attraction as well as a boat ride. The plans however, do not have any references specifically to Avatar but they do align with what was reportedly being designed for this land. That being said, multiple insiders on WDWMagic are reporting that the plans are in fact for Avatar at Animal Kingdom.

Coincidentally, Walt Disney Imagineering has recruited legendary rockwork and environment specialist Zsolt Hormay back to the company to produce the exterior environments for the upcoming Avatar land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, lending credence to the plans being for Avatar Land and not some random blue sky expansion..

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