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Old 06-14-2013, 07:29 AM   #16
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I don't think they are trying to mislead anyone either. I heard similar info from a trusted source before either of these threads were started so I believe it to be true.

Also, I see your point (I think it was in the other thread) about people seeming like trolls about the whole "official" thing. However, look at it from the other side. Why do people keep posting "official" and "confirmed" when they know the reaction it will get if it isn't from an official source?

Sadly, Some folks just to like to pick a fight, when there is no fight to pick!

With that said, I see this as more and more evidence that changes are coming to WDW.

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #17
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I'm trying to be reserved about this one, I would love for it to be true but that's an awful lot of money to be spent at one time.

I will say that if this does happen, this will make my family extremely excited and the time frame works out perfect for us, by the time of completion, my boys will 6 & 7, I can't think of a better age for them to enjoy both of these.....
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #18
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Is there a projected time frame for when Disney would officially announce major expansions like these?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:19 AM   #19
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I'm trying to be reserved about this one, I would love for it to be true but that's an awful lot of money to be spent at one time.
Depends on the scope. But it is a five-year effort (according to the sources), Cars isn't going anywhere and should answer the complaint that Disney never does anything for boys, and not only is Star Wars a premium franchise in its own right, there's a lot of movie cross-promotion to do.

Plus, if this can essentially expand capacity at DHS (and make it a full-day destination), it's that many more guests they can accommodate in WDW as a whole and might add a day to a large number of on-site reservations.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #20
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How long do we have to wait for the Marvel universe to get its own land?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #21
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How long do we have to wait for the Marvel universe to get its own land?
Until perpetuity wears out .

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I'm trying to be reserved about this one, I would love for it to be true but that's an awful lot of money to be spent at one time.

I will say that if this does happen, this will make my family extremely excited and the time frame works out perfect for us, by the time of completion, my boys will 6 & 7, I can't think of a better age for them to enjoy both of these.....
It also seems like it would be a lot taken out of the park at once... unless they finish one part and open it fully before adding the next.

Going with the plan the author thought more likely, they'd have the entire Backlot, LMA, Muppets, a playground (not really a big deal, but playgrounds inside the parks are becoming scarce...), and likely the Streets of America all down at the same time. It'd rival the Great Wall of Fantasyland, only this time include more than a couple pieces that were pre-existing.

Not to say I don't want to see it, I do...and ready in time for October at that! I'm just a bit pessimistic about the overall timeline (as well as the veracity of it actually happening in the first place.)
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:31 AM   #22
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Is there a projected time frame for when Disney would officially announce major expansions like these?
Speculation is that the announcements would come at the D23 Expo in August.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #23
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Well that should free up some TSM FP+'s.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #24
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I think it's reasonable to expect these things will happen, though I still prefer a Pixar land to a Cars Land. 2018 is ambitious if only for the fact that in order to concurrently build both expansions, a lot of content evaporates from DHS in that time. It's not like this park isn't already hurting for lack of attractions.

I do want to see something new at DHS, I do want to see it grow. But I don't want to lose Muppets or Osborne Display of Lights. I cross my fingers there is a solution for both.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #25
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As much as I love reading this board, until Disney actually makes the announcement, there is nothing official about any rumor or speculation. I would LOVE this to be true, and I had a feeling from the day Disney bought Lucas such a plan would eventually be forthcoming, but I have long since learned to wait for real "official" announcements before getting too excited.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #26
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How long do we have to wait for the Marvel universe to get its own land?
If that happens, it would most likely go to DLR as Disney isn't allowed to use Marvel characters in FL (due to the contract with Universal). There are rumors that they may use Marvel to create a 3rd gate in CA though.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #27
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I think it's inevitable that Disney will invest in DHS. I think it's likely that Cars or Star Wars or both will be represented. The company's investment in California is paying off very well, and DHS has the potential to see similar gains. Something might be made official at the D23 Expo.

HOWEVER... Allow me the jump on the bandwagon here... The title of this thread, "It is official afterall. Star Wars Land and Cars Land at DHS!" is WRONG. Nothing is official at this point.

Roberts Niles uses phrases such as "It looks as though." His article is about rumors. The Walt Disney Company has not announced anything officially about a major expansion of DHS.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #28
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I concur, DHS needs a MAJOR overhaul. It's not even a full day park anymore. I can blow through there in about 4-5 hours and see everything there is to offer. It's the logical place to bring in CL and SWL (especially since both are based on movies).
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #29
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Not to beat a dead horse, but I read this title and then saw a link to an article associated with and got super excited...only to realize that the author is really just speculating (granted he may be more in the know).

I really hope its true and I definitely think this will happen, but seems like the article kind of jumps the gun a bit.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #30
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If that happens, it would most likely go to DLR as Disney isn't allowed to use Marvel characters in FL (due to the contract with Universal). There are rumors that they may use Marvel to create a 3rd gate in CA though.
I was thinking we don't have to wait, we just have to go to Universal...
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