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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Wal-Mart near WDW

The area at the end of 192-west (where it meets 27) is a hotspot fir British tourists especially for some reason.

Accordingly, the International Foods aisle has loads if British brands.




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Friday, January 08, 2010

Free Speedway!

For Disney World annual passholders:

Stop by Walt Disney World Speedway now until March 31 and receive a complimentary Ride Along*that's three laps riding shotgun in a NASCAR-style race car with a professional driving instructor around the one-mile track, reaching speeds up to 140mph
(taken from passholder newsletter)

Disney Marathon FREEZE

The half marathon on Friday night/Saturday morning promises to be cold. Here's the Kissimmee forecast, which should approximate the weather at WDW:
Low: 33°F RealFeel®: 26°F
Mostly cloudy and colder with showers

... leading to a Saturday of:
High: 44°F RealFeel®: 32°F
A bit of rain and sleet in the morning; otherwise, cloudy, breezy and colder. It appears likely to rain at 8am, when the temp should be 36 degrees (no snow).

Then, Saturday night, when the full marathon folks wake up and stand around the epcot parking lot:
Low: 26°F RealFeel®: 11°F
Clear and colder; breezy late; watch for a hard freeze

Um, ouch. The rest of Sunday says:
High: 50°F RealFeel®: 41°F
Windy and very cold with times of clouds and sun

Good running weather, on the one hand. I will be volunteering and thus standing around. Pity me, instead!! :)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Ch-Ch-Changes

Let's see, 2010 is all of seven days old, and WDW has already done numerous things.

Additions: fast food pizza under construction in Epcot's Italy pavilion, Muppet pre-parade float at MK.

Deletions: Tiana's Showboat Jubilee, Prince Caspian at DHS (on Jan 11), Mexico fast food (the building will be torn down and replaced), Picnic in the Park dining concept at DAK.

This promises to be a year of much action. Which, actually, is true every year.