Monday, May 07, 2012

Photo Finds 5/7/12 - FastPass Plus, Tutto Gusto, Duffy, Grand Floridian

Vertical construction has begun at the Grand Floridian DVC timeshares, and little tweaks continue throughout the parks, like a Duffy push for Mother's Day and new windsocks on the World Showcase Lagoon. But the little stuff this week pales next to the big news stories. Fatspass Plus, the "ahead of time" ride reservations that will become part of the NextGen initiative, has begun limited tests in the Magic Kingdom. In Epcot, the new wine cellar Tutto Gusto has opened in the Italy pavilion. And at Disney's Animal Kingdom, a small fallen tree branch from the artificial Tree of Life has prompted lots and lots of nets overhead as you work your way through the queue to the Tough to be a Bug attraction.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.