All Guests planning on staying at one of the Disney resorts located around the Seven Seas Lagoon (including the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Contemporary Resort) and Bay Lake (Wilderness Lodge, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground) are advised that overnight entertainment tests will take place inside the Magic Kingdom Park from a few hours after park close until park open on October 21, October 25-28, and November 1-4.

Last week, the character greeting experience at Epcot reserved exclusively for Disney Visa Cardmembers moved from Innoventions West to a new location next to Journey Into Imagination with Figment (the move took place on Friday, October 14). The location still operates from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Guests are still be able to meet their favorite Disney characters and receive free photo downloads. That space used to be a Figment meet and greet in the past.

Busch Gardens Tampa Guests are invited to visit Jambo Junction on October 22 to celebrate International Sloth Day. Activities will be held by the sloth’s habitat.
Sloths are part of a group of animals called Xenarthrans, which also includes anteaters and armadillos. There are 2 species of two-toed sloths and 4 species of three-toed sloths around the world. Sloths are found high in the trees where they spend about 20 hours resting, eight hours of which can be sleeping.

Guests staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are invited to join Cast Members in the Mary Poppins garden, located outside the 1900 Park Fare exit at the front of the resort, for a relaxing night of live music and unique seasonal cocktails for purchase. The "Grand Floridian Garden Party" will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7–10 p.m. No reservations are required, and all Guests are welcome to attend (even those that won't be staying overnight at the resort).

Beginning mid-October and continuing into the foreseeable future, Walt Disney Imagineers will be painting at easels inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park from 7 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. on most Fridays. They will travel with rolling cases, canvas, easels and individual drop cloths, and will set up as a group in one specific area of the park. They will pack up and exit Guest areas by no later than 9:30 a.m., so most Guest may not be able to see them while they paint.

It's hard to believe but October is almost over! While we wait for cooler weather to make its way to the Central Florida area (not too cold, though!), we thought this would be a good time to go back to Universal Studios Florida to check on the progress that has been done so far in the park's three major construction areas. As always we'll first stop by the new Race Through New York attraction, then we'll head to Fast & Furious, and finally we'll check out the new Coke kiosk.