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Old 01-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #1457
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Hey there
thanks for starting part II..
sorry it had been so long... between our trip, the whole family getting sick, and the holidays i could not find any time to read back through that pages and add the updates to the 1st page....
It has been been crazy.... however DD 4 goes back to school tomorrow, dh goes back to work.. so i should have some time to add what saw.. and I was able to get some good info on whats going to happen..
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #1458
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The 1st page was updated...
i didn't have time to read through every post since i left on my trip...
If i forgot anything please let me know..
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:12 PM   #1459
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now has for what i saw and hear from my trip..

you can see work being done from dumbo..
(sorry no pics DD wouldnt stop going up and down)

they seem to be doing most the work on TLM Ride..
I think they maybe trying to get the rides' frame work done by the time toontown closes..

I was able to talk to a few CMs, one of which really seem to know what was going on.. ( also the only cm i saw wearing a check blue shirt / soild light blue & nice black coat??? maybe a higher ranting CM?? )

He was able to talk to me from about 20min why DH was getting FP..

He told me about Tinkerbelle moving to DHS and then on the epcot..
This MAY NOT where they will end up... It made it sound as if the Pixie area was almost off table if not scrapped all together..
And that placing them in DHS and then Epcot was a way of testing to see how guests react..


Mickey and Minnies houses:
(Quote) " Mickey has house is in DisneyLand & would rather sleep in cinderella's castle on vacation. Wouldn't you??" (unquote)
he would say nothing else on that topic..
sorry i guess its a tight lip sercet..


Railroad..
I was told that they are doing everything they can to keep it open..
They DO NOT want to close it if they can avoid it..
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:04 AM   #1460
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There have been lots of Questions floating around the Dis boards relating to the Disney fantasyland Expansion. So I thought maybe we could start a thread were all questions can be place and get answers. Instead of repeating questions on the board.
I will do my best to answer any questions I can, but would appreciate any one that can help answer questions or give updates.

So…………………………………… Here it is

What is the Fantasyland Expansion?
Major expansions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida will more than double the size of Fantasyland. With two phases scheduled to open in 2012 and 2013, the land will offer richer, more immersive experiences and will introduce a wider array of characters. Instead of simple meet-and-greets, the new mini-lands will envelop guests in the worlds of Disney's classic films and get them involved in hands-on adventures. To make way for the new attractions, the expanded Fantasyland will TAKE OVER Mickey's Toontown Fair.

Fantasyland Expansion Phase I (includes Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, and Ariel Realms, and Dumbo’s circus area) Opens 2012

Fantasyland Expansion Phase II (includes Pixie Hollow) Opens 2013

What will happen to Goofy’s Barnstormer coaster?
It appears they will be saved and re- themed.
Update: to be re-themed as a clown coster.
Dumbo sould not close untill new dumbo has been opened

Will there be a new ride?
The Little Mermaid, will likely be similar, if not identical, to the ride coming to Disney's California Adventure. The Little Mermaid Ride will likely use an Omnimover system and "clammobile" cars that will be similar to the ones found at The Seas with Nemo and Friends ride at Epcot.
Dumbo
Dumbo the Flying Elephant may be the most frustrating ride in all of Walt Disney World. The original Dumbo ride will be moved at so piont. A second Dumbo platform will double the capacity of the ride, and the queue will snake through a big-top circus tent complete with interactive games to entertain guests. No word on when the old Dumbo will be moved.

UPDATED: 1/4/11

When will Toon Town closing??
Some disney websites have reported toontown to close in early 2011. Other Disney web sites are staying with the 1st Official Announcement of Fall 2010. So i would Plan for Fall 2010 and hope for early 2011 if planning a trip.
TOON TOWN WILL CLOSE IN FEB 2011!

Ariel's grotto and poohs playful spot have been Closed
Ariel is doing meet and greet in Adv. Land

"Great Wall of Disney" startes next to small world and goes to the gates of Toon town.

Cinderella carousel has undergone a name change it will now be called "Prince Charming Regal Carousel" (Changed June 1st 2010)

Disney Rail Road will be closed for 3-4 months TBA ( no word on when )

The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh facade will be re-themed to the Hundred Acre Woods during a Refurbishment Spring 2010 (inprogress) Link on page 91 for GREAT photos...
Fast Pass machines for Winnie the Pooh can now be found by Mickey's PhilharMagic.
(pooh has been re-opened!)

Main street is under refurb... may see tarps covering some shops - shops should remain open...
( i added this b/c it is taking so long) not sure how long main street will be under refurb...
Update: some tarps are coming down.. hope to have them all down by the end of summer...
Expo hall is almost done. Pics on page 61!

Expo hall still has tarps, but the no sign of tarps in DEC on the rest of main street..

Star tours is being updated.. to add the new movies and new effects...
On the official web site, Walt Disney World has announced a scheduled re-opening date for Star Tours of May 17, 2011, which reflects a minor change in dates we originally announced back in March. The attraction is still expected to close on September 8.

At the Disneyland Resort, Star Tours, which closes on July 27 for its refurb, is expected to re-open exactly one week prior, on May 10, 2011.


The Mad Tea Party will be re-themed during a Refurb ( completed).


Mickey and Princess M&G will be moved to EXPO HALL. (on main st) After Toontown closes.

Storytime with Belle is closing. ( closed)

Rapunzel and Flynn will be the first of the new Fantasyland styled character "play and greet" in the Fairytale Garden beginning October 15.

Tinker Bell will relocate to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and her other fairy friends will appear later in the spring 2011 at Epcot.

Still just a rumor with little concrete information:

Disney may be backing off expansion..
Some are saying that people in charge are worried about the expanison being to "girly"
they are re-thinking some princess M&G..

(This is only a rumor, so far disney still going ahead with everything planned)
So i won't read to much into this..

It looks like pixie hallow, Cindy M&G, and Sleeping beauty M&G may be scraped... and replaced with snow white mine ride



Expo hall in stright across from city hall... to your right when you enter the park..

Map from Robo ..... hope you don't mind i took it from your website....

Thats all for now.
Feel free to ask questions and Please if you know something add it.
Um, whoever reported that ToonTown will close early this year is absolutly CORRECT !!! The Announcment is on The Official Walt Disney World Website that Mickey's Toontown Fair WILL Close in February 12th of This Year.

So Please, If you can and want to visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse's House and Donald Duck's Boat, You are better off trying to get in there close to .... NOW !!!

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:53 PM   #1461
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Um, whoever reported that ToonTown will close early this year is absolutly CORRECT !!! The Announcment is on The Official Walt Disney World Website that Mickey's Toontown Fair WILL Close in February 12th of This Year.

So Please, If you can and want to visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse's House and Donald Duck's Boat, You are better off trying to get in there close to .... NOW !!!

Thanks !,

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Darn my money was Feb 13th..J/k ...
Ok My next prediction is.... Grand opening of phase I may 21st 2012...
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Thanks for the updates!! We thought we might do a cruise instead this year and go back when everything was open, but who are we kidding. We're going back in September. So exciting (and a little sad) to see what it's going to look like when we go this fall.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:25 PM   #1464
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Thanks for the updates!! We thought we might do a cruise instead this year and go back when everything was open, but who are we kidding. We're going back in September. So exciting (and a little sad) to see what it's going to look like when we go this fall.
It is sad... i wanted to cry walking through mickey's house.. ( at wdw)

We are looking at skipping our trip for 2011
and doing to BIG trip to DL for 2012.... ( so i'll get to see mickey's house)
We all the family ( my parents with my sister's family & my family.. )

not sure if i really want to do this with all the family.. But i'm dying to see CARSLAND!! so i'll put up with anything..
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Darn my money was Feb 13th..J/k ...
Ok My next prediction is.... Grand opening of phase I may 21st 2012...
Well,

Your Prediction is ONLY One Day Off. But I`m glad that I was able to find this info and tell it to ya.

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FYi, this thread got to big, so now there is a part 2:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2622159
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FYi, this thread got to big, so now there is a part 2:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2622159
... And As long as this thread is open, it's gonna keep on growing
... just like Disneyland.

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:52 AM   #1468
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... And As long as this thread is open, it's gonna keep on growing
... just like Disneyland.

" As long as there is imagination left in the world, Disneyland will never be completed. " - Walt Disney

- Dwight
I also know there are people who just read the 1st page..
so i'll keep updating with info from the other thread too..
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It is sad... i wanted to cry walking through mickey's house.. ( at wdw)

We are looking at skipping our trip for 2011
and doing to BIG trip to DL for 2012.... ( so i'll get to see mickey's house)
We all the family ( my parents with my sister's family & my family.. )

not sure if i really want to do this with all the family.. But i'm dying to see CARSLAND!! so i'll put up with anything..
Yeah, the kids were a little sad when we went on our goodbye tour of Toontown. We definitely want to see Carsland, too!! I just finished booking our fall trip to WDW, though. Still excited!!
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Yeah, the kids were a little sad when we went on our goodbye tour of Toontown. We definitely want to see Carsland, too!! I just finished booking our fall trip to WDW, though. Still excited!!
You'll have to let us know how the close TT is effecting the parks..

I would think people who plan there touring down the ride order
might have to rethink there plans..
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