Mickey’s of Glendale to Hold D23 Member Exclusive Shopping Event at Walt Disney World

Mickey's of Glendale

The famous Walt Disney Imagineering store returns to Walt Disney World Resort with a shopping experience just for D23 Members.

Shopping from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Americas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort; please do not arrive or line up prior to 1:30 p.m.

D23 Members are invited to an afternoon of shopping for one day only at the Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop at Walt Disney World Resort. Mickey’s of Glendale is the store located on the Walt Disney Imagineering campus in Glendale, California, and they are bringing out some of their most popular items—and a few new ones!—for Orlando guests to purchase. Plus, there will be a limited supply of Pinocchio-themed merchandise created exclusively for this event in honor of the film’s 75th anniversary.

Guests attending D23’s special Pinocchio screening event earlier in the day will receive priority shopping access from 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. All guests will need to park in the Magic Kingdom parking lot and take the Monorail to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Reservations will not be taken for this event. D23 Gold and Silver Members may attend with one (1) guest. D23 Gold Family Members may attend with up to three (3) guests. Guests who line up before 1:30 p.m. on November 14—excluding any guest who is attending D23’s screening of Pinocchio earlier in the day, who may line up starting at noon on November 14—may not be admitted to the event. Any limited-edition merchandise will only be available for purchase by the D23 Member at the discretion of Mickey’s of Glendale. D23 Members will be required to show a valid photo ID AND D23 MEMBERSHIP CARD upon entry. D23 Members who do not bring their membership card may not be admitted to the event. All D23 Special Events are subject to change without notice. PLEASE BE ADVISED: Filming, photography and other recording will take place at Walt Disney World during the event you will be attending. By entering the premises, you irrevocably consent to and authorize The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively “Producer”), to photograph you, make sound recordings of you, and use such photographs and recordings throughout the world, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, television broadcasts and home entertainment products, including, but not limited to, home video and DVD. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of Producer.

WDW Testing New Bus Route Between Monorail Resorts and Typhoon Lagoon

Disney Buses

Disney will be testing a new bus route between the Magic Kingdom monorail resort hotels and Typhoon Lagoon next week.

Starting October 12th and lasting through October 25th, the bus route will travel between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Typhoon Lagoon.

The new route should now provide direct service from Typhoon Lagoon after 2pm. The current routing leaves the monorail resort guests having to transfer back to their hotels via the monorail from Epcot.

Walt Disney World Monorail to Operate on Restricted Schedule This Summer

WDW Monorail Red

The Walt Disney World Monorail system is scheduled to run on a new, restricted timetable this summer to accommodate work taking place on the automation upgrades.

Starting June 22 2014, the monorail system will operate on a fixed schedule as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom Resort beam – 8:30am to midnight
  • Magic Kingdom Express beam – 9:30am to 11:30pm
  • Epcot beam – 9am to 11pm

The monorail system now operates on a varying schedule according to park hours. This will change to the fixed schedule listed above.

Additional buses and watercraft will be made available to handle the additional load during the periods when the monorail is not in operation.

When complete, the new automated monorail system will provide a more efficient service with enhanced safety. Expect to see more frequent dispatch of the trains, faster switching times, and monorail arrival information.

There is no timeframe on the completion, but expect to see the new operating schedule be in place throughout the summer of 2014.