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Old 11-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #136
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... Still cant believe that 7 Dwarfs mine train not up and running. I have been watching the construction for the last 3 years.....
I was just wondering about that myself. Didn't they build the entire MK in less time than that?
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #137
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The data plus anecdotal info we're going to see over the holiday peak period is going to be very informative. Now all resorts are on-line, so we can assume FP+ reservations percentages will be maxed out, as will the apps for same day changes. Plus we'll have peak crowds of off-site and local vying for FP-.

Throughput and load balancing of MDE, wifi, etc., is going to get quite a workout. Many a sleepless night coming up for Disney IT and whichever integrator they're using......
My thoughts exactly, which is why we decided to book a sort of MIN/MAX period for our upcoming visit. Arrive on 11/21 and depart on 12/7 gives us over two weeks, with one complete week of historically high crowds (Thanksgiving) and one week of typically much lower crowds (first week of December).

From a technical perspective, I'm definitely going to be watching for the effects of this now year-long test over those 17 days.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #138
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I was just wondering about that myself. Didn't they build the entire MK in less time than that?
Those silly dwarfs must have found gold in that thar mountain......
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #139
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My thoughts exactly, which is why we decided to book a sort of MIN/MAX period for our upcoming visit. Arrive on 11/21 and depart on 12/7 gives us over two weeks, with one complete week of historically high crowds (Thanksgiving) and one week of typically much lower crowds (first week of December).

From a technical perspective, I'm definitely going to be watching for the effects of this now year-long test over those 17 days.
Smart move.

If you get a chance, keep an eye on those kiosks while you're there. Not many have given feedback on these threads. I'm interested to see when/if they become a bottleneck- especially if there are wifi issues during peak.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #140
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I suspect that these posters are hoping to influence others on the Boards to stay away from WDW. We were at WDW two weeks ago and I must admit that I was apprehensive after reading the negative posts. I'm glad that I didn't stress out too much about it because our trip using MBs and FP+ was fine. We are getting ready to book another trip and are looking forward to using the new system again.
Not all, but some. You can see it when those who advise calming down and being optimistic are called "Disney Apologists".
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #141
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Not all, but some. You can see it when those who advise calming down and being optimistic are called "Disney Apologists".
"Doom and Gloom"... "Disney Apologist"... Tomato/tomato LOL
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #142
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Clearly some completely missed what the OP was saying.

She isn't cancelling her trip because she thinks FP+ is an abomination or unfair etc, and she's never going to WDW again (foot stomp!). She's cancelling because the test is still ongoing and the parameters of the test are changing so often and without much notice that she's unable to plan her trip with any confidence.

I don't blame her. And unlike the unsympathetic folks who've chimed in,for no other reason than wagging a finger at her, I AM sorry that it has to be that way for her. My trip isn't until next fall and I am super thankful for that as things are so up in the air right now with FP+ and MDE.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #143
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If someone was looking for planning advice why would they open a thread titled I finally cancelled my trip?
As OP started out with, "there are some pretty good ADRs available."
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #144
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #145
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I was just wondering about that myself. Didn't they build the entire MK in less time than that?
It's a lot easier to build stuff from scratch than it is to retrofit a dynamic ride into an already built space (constrained and defined by other buildings).

But I have to agree -- three years seems a bit over-long.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:18 PM   #146
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It's a lot easier to build stuff from scratch than it is to retrofit a dynamic ride into an already built space (constrained and defined by other buildings).

But I have to agree -- three years seems a bit over-long.
Particularly since that space held nothing during the planning phase if I'm not mistaken. I could be off since that area has changed so drastically.

I fully expect this ride to be nothing short of amazing after this long construction period.
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Sorry to hear it is not going to work out for you. We went, we loved it, no problems at all.

We rode more than we have in years and at times we wanted.
Agree! We had a fantastic experience with FP+ and MB. Can't wait to use them again in December.

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I didn't read anywhere in the OP's post that she was looking for sympathy. And yes, she and all of us on here who can afford to go on vacation are lucky. One thing I don't agree with are people who come on here and say "it's no big deal, just go with it". Personally, I would never go to Disney at a busy time. It would not be worth thousands of dollars to get very limited fp's and/or wait a few hours to go on a ride. Also, some people just say to just go to the parks and enjoy the atmosphere. For thousands of dollars, most people want to ride the rides, not just sit and take in the atmosphere.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #150
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Anyone else find that a little creepy?
Yes LOL


I don't blame OP either. People have to do what they feel is best for them. And if cancelling her trip right now is what she feels is best, regardless of what anyone thinks, then that's the best choice for her.

OP... I hope whatever vacation you decide to take, you have a blast.
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