2 Men and The Mouse Episode 55: Trip Ruining Refurbishments

2 Men and The Mouse is back again for the 55th straight week in a row! This week, Kevin and Pete are discussing all the latest and greatest Walt Disney World News, including the Magic Kingdom Hub Expansion, Smoking location in Magic Kingdom, The DHS Sorcerer Hat, Extended Hours, and so much more! Then, for our E-Ticket Attraction of the week, the guys are discussing which attractions are so necessary to their trips, that were they to be closed for refurbishment, it may necessitate and re-scheduling! All this and so much more on this week's episode of 2 Men and The Mouse!


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New Carpeting Being Installed on Monorails

-          Monorail Black first line to be completed

-          Replacing worn carpeting on back and side walls

-          Formerly plain grey, now repearing Mickey Head logo in rear

-          Side walls darker grey color

MK and DHS Hours Extended in June 2015

-          Between 1 and 2 Hours added to most days at both parks.

-          Additional Main Street Electrical and Fantasmic Shows

-          Some early 8 a.m. openings


Havaianas is now Open at The Landing

-          Flip Flop Store

-          Rubber Flip Flops from Brazil

-          Located opposite Chapel Hats in new area by Raglan Road


New Direct Bus Routes to Typhoon Lagoon Being Tested at MK Resorts

-          Until March 28th

-          Wilderness/Contemp, Poly/GrandFla

-          Preciously needed Downtown Disney/Typhoon Lagoon Bus before 2 pm after 2 pm catch bus from EPCOT



New Railings In Place in front of MK Entrance

-          Near Planter

-          Green

-          Keeps Guests from Climbing into planter

Main Street Plaza Gardens West and East Open to Guests

-          Days apart

-          Fast Pass Viewing Location for WISHES

-          New Character Sculptures

-          Water Feature Fountain

Smoking Locations Now Reduced at Magic Kingdom

-          Location Near Cinderella Castle has been removed

-          Currently four locations: near Big Thunder Mtn, Near entrance to Adventureland, and two on walkway between fantasyland and Tomorrowland

Pirates Closing for MAJOR Refurbishment in May

-          May 11, Reopens September 26th

-          Issues with audio, animatronics, and boats taking on water

Lunch Reservations Now Available for Be Our Guest

-          Hard to get!

-          WDW Magic's Frequently Asked Questions Regarding BOG Lunch: http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/be-our-guest-restaurant/news/25feb2015-everything-you-need-to-know-about-lunch-reservations-and-ordering-at-be-our-guest-restaurant.htm 

Dates Released for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

-          September 15 18 20 22 25 27

-          October 1 2 4 6 8 9 12 13 15 16 18 20 22 23 25 27 29 31

-          Novemebr 1

Dates Released for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

-          Nov. 8 10 12 13 15 17 19 20 29

-          Dec. 1 3 4 6 8 10 11 13 14 15 17 18

Stich’s Great Escape is Closing for Short Refurb this month

-          March 1 and reopens March 3


Flower and Garden Guide Maps now Available in EPCOT


Preview Released for AvatarLand

-          Concept Art

-          Video Shows Concept art and Cameron looking at scale models. Night Time lighting on walkways revealed. Whole area will glow


Sorcerer Hat Nearly Gone

-          Construction Walls Still Up

-          Can see Theater Again

E-Ticket Attraction

Folks, Disney Attractions are something we look forward to all year long. Sometimes we have years to sit and think about our all time favorite Disney attraction and build anticipation in our minds about what it will be like to ride it again. That’s why there is nothing more disheartening than, when a few months prior to your vacation, you spot a news item that states your favorite attraction will be closed for your trip. But that begs the question, is this closure so devastating that it would force me to reschedule my trip?


Safari (Wouldn’t Cancel but would skip DAK)


Muppetvision 3D

Star Tours


Nothing (Soarin MAAAAAYBE)

Garden Grill

Mouse Gear


Haunted Mansion

Crystal Palace (Breakfast)

Cinderella Castle (Sleeping Beauty Comparison)



Cape May Café



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