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July 2009 News

Fantasyland Expansion Plans Leaked

Date: 25 July 2009

Disney has leaked what appears to be very real blueprints laying out all the new ‘attractions’ planned for an expanded Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

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The best American villas

Date: 20 July 2009 The Sunday Times

Windsor Palms, Orlando Florida (sleeps 4-12) Holiday homes in Orlando are big business — and with so many families jetting in to enjoy the theme parks, it's not hard to see why. The best options are those that offer the privacy of a private home with the facilities of a resort, and Windsor Palms is a fine example. Accommodation ranges from two-bedroom apartments to five-bed villas with private pools, and whichever you choose you'll have access to a huge community pool, children's playground, and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Walt Disney World is 2.5 miles away.

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Remembering Walter Cronkite in Spaceship Earth at Walt Disney World

Date: 20 July 2009 Jeff Titelius

Did you know that Walter Cronkite was the narrator for the Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot from 1986 through 1994 and it seemed only fitting that the man with boyish enthusiasm for the space program as evidenced by his reporting during the Apollo missions, be the most memorable host for this "space-age" attraction. Actually, his was the first voice I heard when I visited Spaceship Earth for the first time in 1993.

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USF football player injured in fall from Busch Gardens' Skyride.

Date: 19 July 2009 By Robbyn Mitchell, Times Staff Writer

TAMPA — A University of South Florida football player was injured when he fell 35 feet from a ride while working at Busch Gardens on Saturday, according to team officials.

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Disney World bus crash hurts 12 at Fla. theme park

Date: 18 July 2009 (AP) – 1 day ago

ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials say two buses have collided at Walt Disney World, leaving a dozen visitors with minor injuries. A Florida Highway Patrol report says one Disney bus rear-ended another Thursday afternoon. About 50 people were on both buses. The 12 injured passengers were taken to four nearby hospitals for treatment. The accident comes 11 days after 21-year-old monorail pilot Austin Wuennenberg died when another train accidentally backed into his train at the sprawling Orlando resort. The park's vast transit system shuttles thousands of visitors around the attraction each day.

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Harry Potter theme park to open next year

Date: 16 July 2009 By Adrian Lennox

A new themed attractions venue based around the popular Harry Potter franchise has been earmarked for a spring 2010 opening at Universal Studios Orlando, US.

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Disney sports broadcaster and Setanta replacement ESPN signs to Sky

Date: 08 July 2009 - Clinton Manning

After Michael Owen's shock move to Man United, Disney's sports broadcaster ESPN signed up Sky.

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Walt Disney World monorail crash kills employee

Date: 05 July 2009 WA today

Two monorail trains crashed in the Magic Kingdom section of Walt Disney World, killing one train's operator. Disney said it was the first fatal crash in the

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