/ Sunday, June 8th, 2008

A quick trip to the Rumor Mill this week.

Changes might be coming to the trams in the parking lots. I understand that prototypes are being tested in the backstage areas behind the Magic Kingdom. These new trams will have automated doors for safety. Of course, the safety of the doors opening and closing as guests enter and exit is of paramount importance. My sources say this has been worked out, so the question now is how long before they will implemented and rolled out at the parks?

Preparations are under way for the fabrication and installation for the framework for the new Tinker Bell and Fairies meet & greet likely to be installed in Mickey’s Toontown Fair. In addition to a single Tinker Bell meeting area, there will be sort of a Fairies mini-land, featuring three trees to explore, each with a different Fairy. The area might include a play area like Pooh’s Playful Spot. Currently we don’t know how expansive this area might be, or where exactly will this go. One possibility is in the empty space between Pete’s Garage and Pooh’s Playful Spot, which would make sense since Tink fits well with Fantasyland too. As we hear more or get any official word, we’ll be sure to pass it along.

If you have any rumors to share, email Lou here or leave a voicemail at the WDW Radio Show voicemail box: 206-202-4WDW (4939).