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Old 02-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #76
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That would be great news for us! We are scheduled for a March 12th tour. I have not heard anything from Disney about ours being cancelled, so I will cross my fingers!
I hope so. We've done a few of the tours and they are a blast! My DD really wanted to do this with her new husband on their honeymoon so I hope it happens for them and for you too!

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The building where the indoor training when I took the Epcot tour is under renovation for an expanded character spot. The renovation was scheduled to be completed late February, construction delays could explain tours in early march being cancelled
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #78
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The building where the indoor training when I took the Epcot tour is under renovation for an expanded character spot. The renovation was scheduled to be completed late February, construction delays could explain tours in early march being cancelled
That wouldn't explain why WDW has taken the Epcot tours completely off their website though.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #79
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If it was a liability issue the tours at Fort Wilderness would be cancelled as well.
Not necessarily. Pedestrian traffic at FtW is much lighter than in the parks, especially during afternoon & late morning.
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Not necessarily. Pedestrian traffic at FtW is much lighter than in the parks, especially during afternoon & late morning.
When there was a canoe accident on the rivets of America at Disneyland 30+ years ago they were also removed from the Magic Kingdom even though there were no incidents at the Magic Kingdom. If there is a liability issue with the Segway tour in Epcot, Disney would eliminate Segway tours IMHO
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #81
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If it was a liability issue the tours at Fort Wilderness would be cancelled as well.
Not sure of all the details of their lawsuit from last year. It was not a liability suit, it as an ADA suit where people where demanding to be allowed to use segways to move about the Disney property just like wheel chairs.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #82
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I had a reservation for March 18. I called and was told it was cancelled, and I would be issued a refund. I was given a pone number for Epcot guest relations for more information.
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When there was a canoe accident on the rivets of America at Disneyland 30+ years ago they were also removed from the Magic Kingdom even though there were no incidents at the Magic Kingdom. If there is a liability issue with the Segway tour in Epcot, Disney would eliminate Segway tours IMHO
If the canoes were removed from WDW because of an accident at Disneyland, then why does Disneyland still have the canoes and WDW doesn't?

I've always heard it had more to do with the popularity (or lack thereof) than liability.
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If the canoes were removed from WDW because of an accident at Disneyland, then why does Disneyland still have the canoes and WDW doesn't?

I've always heard it had more to do with the popularity (or lack thereof) than liability.
Appears my memory has failed me as I thought it was due to an accident, however I can find no proof that was the case, my error.
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DH and I have one booked for May 6th and we have not received a cancellation notice. We were at Epcot at the end of last month, but we didn't take a tour then. Though we did notice the Character Spot area was being worked on- an area was blocked off and there were little detours to walk through.
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If the canoes were removed from WDW because of an accident at Disneyland, then why does Disneyland still have the canoes and WDW doesn't?

I've always heard it had more to do with the popularity (or lack thereof) than liability.
Appears my memory has failed me as I thought it was due to an accident, however I can find no proof that was the case, my error.
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I still hadn't had a call from them about our Segway tour on Friday, so I popped into Epcot Guest Relations this afternoon to check. They checked my booking and it was already listed as Cancelled/Refunded, but no one had called me (my cell number was correct on the booking).

I tried to find out what is going on, but they were being VERY cagey with information. They did hint that the tours might come back relatively soon (they asked how long we were staying in fact) and that the issue was a temporary technical/backstage one, but that it was definitely NOT with the Segways themselves, or with cast member availability.

They would not commit any further as to how short-term or long-term (or forever) it might be. They were very apologetic though, and made us some alternative arrangements.

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I still hadn't had a call from them about our Segway tour on Friday, so I popped into Epcot Guest Relations this afternoon to check. They checked my booking and it was already listed as Cancelled/Refunded, but no one had called me (my cell number was correct on the booking).

I tried to find out what is going on, but they were being VERY cagey with information. They did hint that the tours might come back relatively soon (they asked how long we were staying in fact) and that the issue was a temporary technical/backstage one, but that it was definitely NOT with the Segways themselves, or with cast member availability.

They would not commit any further as to how short-term or long-term (or forever) it might be. They were very apologetic though, and made us some alternative arrangements.

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That's good to know! Really hoping they will be back for our March 13th reservation!
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I just received a call from Epcot guest relations. I had spoken with a tour reservation CM over the weekend and she said we needed to cancel our ressie. The CM from Epcot GR that I just spoke with said basically the same thing. He said they were unable to commit to a date that the tours might be re-instated (implying they might be at some point). He was very professional, apologetic and offered us a little compensation for our trouble.
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Well there goes something unchecked on my Disney bucket list
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