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The Peter Pan and Wendy meet is temporarily moving to Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom from 4/12/2014 to 4/20/2014. To reduce some of the congestion in Fantasyland, the meet and greet will take place on the bridge at the entrance to Adventureland. Peter and Wendy currently meet guests in the queue area of Peter Pan's Flight.

Photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog
Epcot 'After Hours Wind Down': From 4/17/2014 to 9/15/2014, you can choose to spend time in one of four World Showcase lounges, from the conclusion of IllumiNations until 11:00 PM. Participating locations are:
La Cava del Tequila - Mexico
Rose & Crown Pub - United Kingdom
Spice Road Table - Morocco
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar – Italy

Wondering what you will get for your $35 at Epcot's newest dining offering? The included food and drink for three of the four lounges taking part in the Epcot 'After Hours Wind Down' are now available. Read more about 'After Hours Wind Down.'

Spice Road Table Wind Down Offering
May include Lamb Sliders, Chicken Rolls, or Moroccan Sausages paired with a White or Red Wine Flight
La Cava de Tequila Wind Down Offering
May include Acapulco-style Shrimp Cocktail and Tostadas paired with a Tequila or Margarita Flight
Tutto Gusto Wind Down Offering
May include traditional cured meats, cheeses, and Italian Antipasti paired with Italian wine flights
Rose and Crown
N/A
Along with the included samples, you will also be able to order from the regular menu.

Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrates its 25th anniversary on May 1 2014 and will be your chance to buy some one-of-a-kind merchandise marking the milestone. A range of pins, key chains, shirts, bags, and even a fully dressed 25th anniversary Duffy the Disney Bear will be offered. Soundstage 1 will become merchandise central - you can find that located between the Backlot Tour and Toy Story Mania. Based on previous anniversary merchandise, expect lines to be long and merchandise to sell out quickly. Disney has said that the four t-shirts will also be sold online from May 1 - 5 at the online Disney Store. There is no other information yet on what else will be taking place on May 1. Celebrations in the past have typically offered a special opening ceremony in the morning, limited edition guide maps, and special fireworks.

For Easter, Disney's Contemporary Resort will host religious services on Sunday, 4/20/2014, in the Fantasia Ballroom. The Contemporary parking lot is likely to be very busy, so guests staying at the monorail resorts would are advised to get to the Contemporary via the resort monorail.  All other guests are recommended to go to the Magic Kingdom and then transfer to a shuttle bus to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The service schedule will be:
Catholic Mass – 8:00 AM and 10:15 AM.
Protestant Service – 9:00 AM.


Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress in the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to be closing for a refurbishment later this summer. The refurbishment begins on 8/25/2014 through to 9/4/2014.

The 3D show "It's Tough To Be A Bug" at Disney's Animal Kingdom is scheduled to be closing for refurbishment in July 2014. The refurbishment begins on 7/7/2044 through to 8/11/2014.

Starting on Friday 4/19/2014, be on the lookout for Professor Parker Woodson from the Dino Institute accompanied by his pet velociraptor "V." The test will run for a couple of weeks - no word yet on show times.

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog

Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny will be hosting Easter Egg Relays and Hunts on Easter Sunday 4/20/2014 at Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion.
The Easter Egg hunt is open to guests ages 3 to 9, and the Easter Egg Relay for children ages 8 to 12. A smaller Easter Egg Hunt will also be available for younger children, 3 and under. The Egg Hunts will take place every 10 minutes from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and the Relay will take place every 40 minutes, starting at 11:40 AM, and the final relay starting at 3:40 PM. My and Mrs Easter Bunny will also be on hand for meet and greet photos from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. As always, space is limited, so check in early to get a place.

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