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Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney's Polynesian Resort is set to be closed for a short refurbishment from 1/29/2013 to 2/2/2013

The Magic Kingdom's Mad Tea Party on again/off again refurb is on again. It is set to close on 4/10/2013, with a reopening on 5/22/2013.

A crane is scheduled to be onsite at the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle from 1/22/2013 to 2/10/2013 for removal of the dream lights used during the holidays.

You may remember Habit Heroes opened back in February 2012 to some major criticism from those felt the story was insensitive to over-weight people. Disney promptly closed the Innoventions exhibit for a rework. Habit Heroes is now back open, and according to the Orlando Sentinel, has completely rewritten the story to be more sensitive but still delivering a healthy living message. Gone are the buff action figures (Will Power and Callie Stenics) who fought chubby animated villains including Lead Bottom and Snacker. Also gone are the super-sized human forms that were used to represent the unhealthy living, and in their place are now cartoon symbols. Take a look at the Sentinel's video below, and you can read the full article here.

Video from the Orlando Sentinel.
http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90022&sitesection=seorlandosentinel&VID=24243320

Disney has confirmed more of the Limited Time Magic events for the remainder of the year.

True Love Week 2/11-17, 2013
Magic Kingdom: Cinderella Castle will blush pink and red while lovebirds celebrate a week filled with royal Prince and Princess Meet 'N' Greets and limited-edition Disney Valentine collectibles.

Independence Week 6/1-7, 2013
Magic Kingdom: The 4th of July is seven days long this year as Disney salutes America with a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Party. Everything will be red, white and blue, from the fireworks and Cinderella Castle down to special-edition U.S.A. shirts, ear hats and other patriotic souvenirs.

Unleash the Villains Friday, 9/13/2013
Disney's Hollywood Studios: The Disney villains are so excited about Friday the 13th, they're taking over Disney's Hollywood Studios®! Join in the fun for a night of mischief and a villainous dance party that will last until the 13th hour (1 a.m.).

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog
The official Disney Parks Blog has announced a new interactive game, 'A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas,' coming this Spring to the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland.

From the Disney Parks Blog:
"In A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas, guests will use a pirate map and magic talisman to help them complete five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. The goal is to help locate different Treasures of the Seven Seas and fight off pirate enemies like the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa, among others. If guests help Captain Jack succeed in all the missions, they’ll be welcomed as part of his new crew. If not, they’ll face the wrath of the cruel sea – alone."

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