Dara and Steven did a great job of letting us know what to expect at tomorrow’s D-Street Grand Opening. But we have another surprise to share — world-renowned speed painter Rock Demarco will be painting his interpretation of Mickey Mouse at the event. Rock has also been commissioned to design some Vinylmation figures on Friday.
- Main Entrance: Jiminy Cricket (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Rafiki’s Planet Watch: PIPA the talking recycling bin (11:20 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:50 p.m. and 2:40 p.m.), Jiminy Cricket (2-5 p.m.)
- Gi-Tar Dan at Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Camp Minnie-Mickey (Sets run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Camp Minnie-Mickey)
And we recently announced this year’s official lineup for Night of Joy at Walt Disney World. Here’s the updated schedule.
Friday, Sept. 10
- Chris Tomlin
- David Crowder
- Casting Crowns
- Francesca Battistelli
- Group 1 Crew
- 10th Avenue North
Saturday, Sept. 11
- Third Day
- Family Force 5
- Smokie Norful
- Day of Fire
- Sidewalk Prophets
Here are a few other items that didn’t make it to the blog this week:
Where To Start? — The Walt Disney World Moms Panel answers the question, “In which order should we visit the theme parks?”
Backstage Safari Tour — The Backstage Safari tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom gives you a 3-hour insider’s look at the ways the park’s animal inhabitants are cared for.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Did you know? The first permanent resident of Disney’s Animal Kingdom was a 1.5-year-old male giraffe named Miles.
“Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival 2010” Pin — This limited release pin commemorates the 2010 Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival.
Must-Sees at Disney’s California Adventure Park — Check out this list of must-see attractions at Disney’s California Adventure.