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Old 07-08-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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WOC Cancelled Due to Earthquake

Title says it all! I'm leaving the park now. All three shows (they had added a third one) tonight have been cancelled due to the quake earlier. What a bummer! I was hoping to see it. Guess I'll have to wait! There were, as expected, tons of angry people with FP's from the picnics/meals.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:08 AM   #2
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Disney can't control Mother Nature....its a bummer but what can Disney do about an earthquake??
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:42 AM   #4
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Can someone tell me why the earthquake caused it to be canceled? It was my understanding that the earthquake was pretty far from the park.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:50 AM   #5
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Can someone tell me why the earthquake caused it to be canceled? It was my understanding that the earthquake was pretty far from the park.
Not sure. They did Fantasmic! tonight with no issues. I didn't have passes for WOC or anything, I was just planning to catch a glimpse.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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Can someone tell me why the earthquake caused it to be canceled? It was my understanding that the earthquake was pretty far from the park.
If I had to guess.... something jiggled loose? In reality I have no idea, just a guess.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:01 AM   #7
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Can someone tell me why the earthquake caused it to be canceled? It was my understanding that the earthquake was pretty far from the park.
well it was felt in the park and and rides were shut down. I guess for safety reasons they need to check everything in WOC
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well it was felt in the park and and rides were shut down. I guess for safety reasons they need to check everything in WOC
That makes sense. As much as I'm sure it was disappointing for those there tonight, I suppose we can be grateful that safety is put first.
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Can someone tell me why the earthquake caused it to be canceled? It was my understanding that the earthquake was pretty far from the park.
We were in the park and didn't feel anything. We were told that one of the riser platforms for the pumps was not functioning. They had divers in the water. Earlier we were on the ferris wheel and noticed 2 different groups in the water looking at the pumps and some electrical connections on one of the house things that have lights mounted. We didn't bother trying anything with customer service since there was no guarantee that it would be fixed for Thursday.

It's a real bummer for my kids. They are 8 & 5 and we kept them up late especially since we live in the central time zone.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:45 AM   #10
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Twitter feeds seem to be citing "platform damage"--TreyQ3's explanation would fit under that umbrella.

I'm hoping it's easy to fix, and I'm sorry for anyone who didn't manage to see the show tonight. This has definitely convinced me to avoid the pricey dinner packages if I try to see the show in October, though I'd risk a picnic meal. IF picnics aren't offered in October and the show's running, then I don't know quite what I'll do, because I don't want to wait in line for hours for a FP.

This is the 27th night since the show opened, and I believe there have been 81 (potential) shows. 4 cancellations (3 tonight and the infamous 10:15 show where a viewing area pipe burst) out of 81 shows is right around a 5% chance of cancellation. I'm not blaming Disney for the problems that caused cancellation, but I hesitate to spend $45-$50 (with tax and tip) or 4-5 hours total waiting, with a 1/20 chance of not being able to see the show.

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With dinner package already purchased, I'm really hoping for the best... Hopefully this will be repaired quickly.
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...This is the 27th night since the show opened, and I believe there have been 81 (potential) shows. 4 cancellations...
You are the statistics queen! Out of sheer curiosity, are these stats somewhere or did you count everything up?

And fwiw, with a 95% success rate, I'd take those odds. Clearly a personal call of where's the line, but 95% is pretty dang good in my opinion.
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Clearly, Disney cannot be blamed for malfunctions, but they really need to come up with a back up plan for those purchasing the meals/picnics for the sole purpose of attaining WoC tickets! What a nightmare! I will be doing the dining package (taking a chance) but have booked it at the beginning of our trip, just in case a cancellation occurs!! Hope they can get this fixed soon!
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You are the statistics queen! Out of sheer curiosity, are these stats somewhere or did you count everything up?

And fwiw, with a 95% success rate, I'd take those odds. Clearly a personal call of where's the line, but 95% is pretty dang good in my opinion.
I just counted the days on the calendar and multiplied by 3 since I THINK every day had a scheduled "third" show per this board and MiceAge.

You're right that a 95% success rate is pretty good, but I hate to "gamble". If it was more like a 1/100 shot of cancellation, that sounds like a good bet, but the part of me that hates risks shudders to pay $50 for a meal that wasn't that good, with something like 1/20 shot of the show not running. (Granted, my sample size of "public shows" is small. Once it's fixed it could go off without a hitch for 100+ shows! That's what I'm hoping, anyway. )

If the show cannot run tonight--and I very much hope it DOES run!--it will be interesting to see what Disney tells the people who arrive for dining packages, and if it affects the picnics or if they'll issue refunds for the prepaid ones upon request. If the show IS down for several days--again, I really hope that doesn't happen!--then you could argue the dining option may be the better gamble than the prepaid picnic, since there is no penalty for skipping your dining reservation, but you already paid $13-$15 for the picnic and you may not be able to get that back.
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Hmm...yeah I'm just gonna try and watch it from the pier instead of getting a ticket or meal.
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