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p. 149 - Tiana's Bayou Adventure opening on June 28th!

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I'm not sure how interested I would be in the event at that price point but hey if they can sell tickets for a few extra hours on Thursdays in April and May then good for them, and they will, this will completely sell out however many limited tickets they offer every night.

 

It does seem kind of very "un-Disney" to offer a separate specially ticketed event with no special theme, or unique "extras" not offered during the day. Disney is the most creative company in the world and the best name they could come up with for this is "Disney After Hours"? I mean give the event a creative name and a special character host and a limited time meet n great or something. Let Stitch run amuck around the park and do a nightly midnight castle projection countdown or soemthing.

 

Maybe this is a test run of sorts to see how it works. If it's as popular as I think it will be I wouldn't be surprised to see this offered throughout the year at different price points for different days/times of year. Don't forget they just rolled out the new "tiered" daily pricing, wouldn't surprise me one bit if Tuesdays and Thursdays during peak months they offer a 8am-10pm ticket for one price and a 7pm-2am ticket on the same day for an upcharge. Dangit, in three paragraphs I just went from being skeptical of the event to thinking this is potentially a brilliant way to increase capacity and revenue throughout the year. They really are one of the most creative company's in the world, just work on that name will ya....

 

It is exactly that: a brilliant way to increase capacity and revenue. As I said, it's basically their version a front of the line pass. Don't want to wait in lines and aren't famous or don't have enough cash to pay for renting a guest relations tour guide all day? Just show up for this event instead!

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I'm not sure how interested I would be in the event at that price point but hey if they can sell tickets for a few extra hours on Thursdays in April and May then good for them, and they will, this will completely sell out however many limited tickets they offer every night.

 

It does seem kind of very "un-Disney" to offer a separate specially ticketed event with no special theme, or unique "extras" not offered during the day. Disney is the most creative company in the world and the best name they could come up with for this is "Disney After Hours"? I mean give the event a creative name and a special character host and a limited time meet n great or something. Let Stitch run amuck around the park and do a nightly midnight castle projection countdown or soemthing.

 

Maybe this is a test run of sorts to see how it works. If it's as popular as I think it will be I wouldn't be surprised to see this offered throughout the year at different price points for different days/times of year. Don't forget they just rolled out the new "tiered" daily pricing, wouldn't surprise me one bit if Tuesdays and Thursdays during peak months they offer a 8am-10pm ticket for one price and a 7pm-2am ticket on the same day for an upcharge. Dangit, in three paragraphs I just went from being skeptical of the event to thinking this is potentially a brilliant way to increase capacity and revenue throughout the year. They really are one of the most creative company's in the world, just work on that name will ya....

 

It is exactly that: a brilliant way to increase capacity and revenue. As I said, it's basically their version a front of the line pass. Don't want to wait in lines and aren't famous or don't have enough cash to pay for renting a guest relations tour guide all day? Just show up for this event instead!

 

But it depends on what rides they have open. Only certain rides will be open, and only certain characters will be out. So if bigger rides arent open and more popular characters arent out, i feel like a lot of people wont do it.

 

But then again, its disney, and people will spend whatever there.

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^I just assumed that most of the major attractions would be open, with the exceptions being stuff like Carousel of Progress and Hall of Presidents, basically everything that's open during the Halloween/Christmas parties which is pretty much everything.

 

I was wondering if they would have a fireworks show and parade during the extra hours event.

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Hi guys! This will be my first time in general at Walt Disney world and i needed your guys advice on what to hit up first, and what to skip. I want to try to ride every coaster (who doesnt ) and i i only have three days and we have park hop tickets so we can go to any park we want no matter how many times.Please let me know! Thanks

 

By the way the trip is sceduled for May 27th - June 1st.

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Do a full day at Magic Kingdom, a full day at Epcot, for the third day get fast passes for the major stuff at Hollywood Studios in the evening and hit Animal Kingdom in the morning. It's pretty easy to get through Animal Kingdom in 3-4 hours in the morning if you get there when the park opens and knock out Everest, Safaris and Dinosaur before the crowds get in.

 

That would be my approach at least.

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I like this idea! It's basically a Front of Line pass (since crowds will be so slim) with ice cream and soda included!
That's a great way to think of it. When you compare it to SF pricing for the Front of the Line pass, it's a great deal!
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^If its the Broadway show I've already seen it. Its A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

 

That's true, the Broadway show is amazing. But this is a different "animal," heh. It's a truncated

version of the show (if that), made for arena style watching. So, lots of parade-like sequences,

lots of dancing, moving floats, lights, colours.

 

And of course, it's usually under one hour, to allow for multiple showings per day.

I would take it in, if you haven't seen this version of "Lion King". Worth it.

 

(Pardon for the sidebar about this.)

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One of the scenes from the Hong Kong Disneyland version of "The Festival of The Lion King." TPR 2012 China Tour.

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Not sure how accurate this is, but an interesting thought none the less. This guy claims that Disney is going to be replacing the characters with robots. The robots will have to be operated by someone controlling there every move. Watch here...

http://m.wesh.com/buzz60/disney-world-replacing-characters-with-robots/39585308?utm_campaign=WESH%202%20News&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_source=Social

If this is true, I don't really get how this is Really bennificial as your still going to need a human to operate it, and it can't be cheap either.

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There's a benefit to not having a human inside of a hot costume that requires frequent breaks. That likely requires a doubling and tripling up of staff that would no longer be necessary.

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I thought they'd already done something like that, with the little Dinosaur (Lucky?) roaming around Animal Kingdom

and EPCOT (I believe). And The Muppets' Professor and Beaker on their "space ship" that rolls along the pathways.

I saw them in Hong Kong Disneyland (Or was it Tokyo Disneyland?), and it was really cool.

 

For now, they won't be doing an entire makeover of Disney Characters, any time soon.

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Ah, I was right the first time. Hong Kong Disneyland. TPR 2012 China Tour.

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Very little of the robotics research Disney does will actually end up in the parks. I wouldn't take anything away from this report...not for many more years at least.

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Alright guys! I have the schedule for the trip and it looks like I'll be in the park on Friday (May 27th), Sunday (May 29th), and Monday (May 30th). We will also be visitng Kennedy Space Center, Canaveral National Seashore, and Wakiwa Springs State Park. Since my trip is a little over a week away, if you guys could give some tips on what coasters to hit first/last and what other "thrill" rides (Does disney have any of those? ) to ride please let me know! Also where are some good spots to buy souvenirs!

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I don't know if anyone asked this yet, but why no 24- Hour Party this year? Did something happen??

 

In my opinion it doesn't fit really well for the park. I think Robb posted pictures a few years ago and the park was pretty empty. The visitors to the park are mostly tourists. I don't think very many would want to stay up all night on vacation.To me it seems like something more for the local crowd.

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Has anyone been lately to notice if they removed the gator animatronics from Splash Mountain. I understand taking the precautions they have recently after the accident but man removing Tic-Toc Croc from a the parade and animatronics from existing attractions seems unnecessary.

 

 

Report: Disney removes gators from shows, rides

Walt Disney World has removed alligators and crocodiles from some of its iconic rides and shows after a 2-year-old Nebraska boy was killed by a gator, according to the Miami Herald.

 

Louis, the trumpet-playing alligator from film The Princess and the Frog, was pulled from the Friendship Faire castle show on June 23, the Herald reported. Likewise, the Tick-Tock Croc from Peter Pan was removed from the Festival of Fantasy parade at Magic Kingdom days after the 2-year-old was killed by the alligator, according to guest reports.

 

And, on the Jungle Cruise the guides are no longer joking about crocodiles as a threat to children in a script that has been used since 1962, the Herald reported.

 

Nets have also been added to the rope fences that were installed after 2-year-old Lane Graves was snatched by an alligator, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.

 

The resort and theme park has also implemented new limits on fishing -- now banned unless part of an excursion -- at the entertainment complex, the Sentinel reported. "No fishing" signs have been installed in several areas erected including Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Fort Wilderness and Old Key West Resort.

 

USA TODAY NETWORK has reached out to Disney World for comment.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/06/30/report-disney-removes-gators-shows-rides/86545332/

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Yeah , this wasn't an official release from Disney or anything so maybe it was just a coincidence or something, I can even understand not making jokes on the Jungle Cruise for a little while but no need to remove the animatronics all together.

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