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Old 02-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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Have you looked at this week's Al Lutz article?

http://miceage.micechat.com/allutz/al022112a.htm

Look at the paragraph titled "Late for a very important date...". Al says that the following 3 major attractions will be down sometime this fall:

Big Thunder Mountain will be down "for months" for a major overhaul.
Fantasyland Theater
Indiana Jones has planned a two month overhaul.

No specific dates mentioned for any of these.

Also, be careful planning Kings Canyon and Sequoia for the last week of October. The higher elevations could already be impassable due to snow. Not definite, but possible.

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Thanks for the info! That is exactly what I was afraid of. Indiana Jones is one of the things that is on our "most excited to ride" list. I really want to see the HM and Space Mountain Halloween overlays, though. I hope they firm up the dates on the big refurbs soon so I can decide between DL and DW.

Thanks also for the tips on the National Parks. When I first started looking into DL I figured we would be too late in the season for any of the National Parks since the high elevations in Glacier and Yellowstone are closed way before the end of October (my other happy places besides DW). When I looked at the historical data it seemed like we were probably ok before the middle of November, although we did decide against Yosemite, just in case. Cutting it too close, you think?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #17
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Just bumping up this incredibly useful thread. Thank you HydroGuy!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
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Looking at a trip starting Nov 30. The predicted hours here show 10-6 for DL (understand that aren't official hours). Is there a special event they are having? I looked at similar Fridays the last few years and don't see a 6 pm closing. Wondering if we should come in on Saturday instead
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #19
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thats my bday hehe, ok now i could be wrong but it could be candle light perccion or castmember party im not sure but still good luck
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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Looking at a trip starting Nov 30. The predicted hours here show 10-6 for DL (understand that aren't official hours). Is there a special event they are having? I looked at similar Fridays the last few years and don't see a 6 pm closing. Wondering if we should come in on Saturday instead
Don't look at the predicted hours and count on them for anything. Those hours are not an educated guess or anything like that.

DL only closes at 6pm about 10 times a year. Halloween Parties, CM Chirstmas Parties and Private Parties in the offseason, and no longer for Grad Nites. There are no Christmas Parties on the night because they A. Haven't been announced, B. Fall closer to Christmas.

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That saying applies well to this thread.

Future hours are not official, outside of what's on the official calendar. http://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendar/ Even those hours can change.

Past hours can be a guide to what the future will be like. Except for DCA which is operation very different after it's expansion and remodel. Make sure you don't compare date to date, but what week as well. Falling in the same or different week as a floating Holiday can make a difference.

Very few rehabs are regular. The ones I can think of are, the HM, SM and IASW who each get seasonal overlays, the ROA boats get a late September deck refinish, Main Street gets repainted and the building repaved every other year in the Winter.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:55 PM   #21
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IASW and BTMRR

We are in the midst of planning a visit for October; its the only time we haven't been to the parks, to see the Halloween decor. If we stick to the present plan, we will be in DLR Oct 9 thru 19. The shorter hours don't bother us and the lack of shows and such is okay too. We do like smaller crowds, so its all a trade-off.

My questions is: what is the best guess for when IASW goes down for the xmas layover. I looked at 2011 and it wasn't until Oct 24. Somehow I was thinking it was earlier than this. How long does it take for the changeover?

Also also BTMRR, Al Lutz predicted months ago that it would receive a refurb this fall. I haven't heard if this is still a possibility, although I understand any refurb is a possibility and things are subject to change.

Just trying to get an educated guess here. Some rides I wouldn't mind missing out on (after all, the new Carsland and BVS will add a lot to our trip) but would hate to miss a cruise through IASW and a ride (or 10!) on our favorite Frontierland ride, BTMRR.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:23 AM   #22
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We are in the midst of planning a visit for October; its the only time we haven't been to the parks, to see the Halloween decor. If we stick to the present plan, we will be in DLR Oct 9 thru 19. The shorter hours don't bother us and the lack of shows and such is okay too. We do like smaller crowds, so its all a trade-off.

My questions is: what is the best guess for when IASW goes down for the xmas layover. I looked at 2011 and it wasn't until Oct 24. Somehow I was thinking it was earlier than this. How long does it take for the changeover?

Also also BTMRR, Al Lutz predicted months ago that it would receive a refurb this fall. I haven't heard if this is still a possibility, although I understand any refurb is a possibility and things are subject to change.

Just trying to get an educated guess here. Some rides I wouldn't mind missing out on (after all, the new Carsland and BVS will add a lot to our trip) but would hate to miss a cruise through IASW and a ride (or 10!) on our favorite Frontierland ride, BTMRR.

Thanks for any input you great DISers might have!
IASW is down for 2-3 weeks. It usually comes back up with the opening of Christmas season in mid-November. BTMRR? Who knows?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #23
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Thanks HydroGuy, I'll stick with the plan then and hope for the best.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #24
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Wow! Great thread Hydroguy! I had no idea the park was open until 3am on New Years! Thanks for taking the time to post all of the info
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #25
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Last year, the parks were open late hours from Jaunary 2nd up to and including January 6th. This was not necessarily the case with previous years.

This year, New Years Day is on a Tuesday so our school and I assume many others will be on Christmas Holidays/Winter Break until Monday, January 7th.
Therefore, do most people think it is likely that there will be late hours up until January 7th?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #26
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Why is POTC projected to be closed from Sept. 7-Nov. 23 this year? What on earth could close that ride for almost three months?
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Since this was bumped, I checked out the projected Thanksgiving week info for this year. Under the DCA section has this:

Extra Magic Hour: 3:00pm, 3:50pm, 4:40pm

Anybody know what this is?

ETA: Ok looks like a formatting issue and those times are actually a continuation of the Phineas & Ferb times & it's just saying there is EMH at DCA that day.
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Why is POTC projected to be closed from Sept. 7-Nov. 23 this year? What on earth could close that ride for almost three months?
I think that is carry over from several years ago when pirates had a major overhaul, kind of like BTMRR is doing right now. At least I hope that is what it is. Otherwise we miss one of our favorite attractions when we go in september.
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Why is POTC projected to be closed from Sept. 7-Nov. 23 this year? What on earth could close that ride for almost three months?
That was done in 2011, because we were there and so disappointed not to be able to ride it. I would be surprised if that was for this year.

Well now that I look at the post, I am not sure. It says its for this fall, and we are going back during the same time 10/30-11/5, and we missed it two years ago, so if we miss it again, I will be (along with DD, DH, and friends) so disappointed!
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The refurb of POTC seams to be removed now (along with the others, but I would think that IASW will be down for the holiday overlay) I hope it's stays this way as we are going in November.
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