Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 8/24/15


  • The Walt Disney World Resort announced the introduction of a brand-new Twitter account, known as @WDWToday. This official account offers Guests suggestions, tips, and answers to their questions during their visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • As part of ongoing infrastructure work being done around the Walt Disney World monorail system, the hours of operation will be adjusted over the next few weeks. As a result of this, the Express monorail mid-day suspensions will only occur on Thursdays until September 5.  Buses and watercraft will continue to be available to Guests needing to reach the Transportation and Ticket Center from the Magic Kingdom and vice-versa.
  • Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now operating during Extra Magic Hours.




  • At Epcot, details and concept art have been released for the Royal Sommerhaus, the upcoming meet and greet for the Norway Pavilion.  The meet and greet will take place in a charming cabin, where guests will be able to meet Anna and Elsa. The cabin will be based on an actual historic log cabin that is found in Norway.
  • At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a new special package will be available called the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package.  This special opportunity will offer guests a premium viewing location at the flag pole in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A. for Mickey’s Boo To You Parade. After the parade, guests will then make their way over to the Tomorrowland Terrace where they will be able to experience a special dessert party. From here, you’ll be able to catch the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. For more information, make sure to read our Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party page.
  • Snow White and Mary Poppins will continue to periodically appear in the West Plaza Gardens at the Magic Kingdom.
  • The schedule for Night of Joy has been released:Friday, September 11th


    • 7:40 p.m. – Jeremy Camp
    • 9:45 p.m. – MercyMe
    • 11:55 p.m. – TobyMac


    • 7:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
    • 8:50 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
    • 10:25 p.m. – Colton Dixon
    • 12:05 a.m. – Big Daddy Weave


    • 8:10 p.m. – Josh Wilson
    • 9:40 p.m. – I Am They
    • 11:15 p.m. – Rend Collective

    Saturday, September 12th


    • 7:40 p.m. – for King & Country
    • 9:40 p.m. – LeCrae
    • 11:50 p.m. – Skillet


    • 7:30 p.m. – Jamie Grace
    • 8:50 p.m. – Jamie Grace
    • 10:25 p.m. – Matt Maher
    • 12 a.m. – Mandisa


    • 8:10 p.m. – Veridia
    • 9:40 p.m. – 7eventh Time Down
    • 11:15 p.m. – 7eventh Time Down

For more information about Night of Joy, make sure to read here.

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