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Old 10-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #3076
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #3077
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Now, can all of you stay home on the 12/7 so I can get some photo with no people in them?
I'm sorry to tell you but I will be in the park that day too... I will do my best to stay out of the photo but can't promise you if your daughter is sporting one of you lovely made gownds I just might have to have a peek at the craftsmanship
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #3078
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Timeline/organization of preview sessions?

Does anyone know (i.e., have inside information LOL) exactly how the previews are going to work? I know we have a 3.5-hour window and are supposed to be there a half-hour before that, and that it's considered a "self-guided" exploration of the expansion area.

What I'm wondering is whether we'll be given a "fastpass"-type time assignment for Enchanted Tales with Belle (or the Ariel meet-and-greet) and/or Journey of the Little Mermaid or just allowed to queue up or wander at will after we enter the area?

I'm mostly asking because we're trying to abide by Disney's suggestion that you eat before or after your time slot, since BoG won't be open. (Not that I'd want to take a chunk out of the middle to eat anyway...)

In other words, if we get there on time, will we be fine planning on finishing by 7:30 and then heading out to an ADR, or is there a chance we'll have ended up with an assigned 7:30 time slot for Belle and miss our ADR? I haven't seen any indication of how loose or structured of a "self-guided" format these previews will have. Does anyone know?
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #3079
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I'm sorry to tell you but I will be in the park that day too... I will do my best to stay out of the photo but can't promise you if your daughter is sporting one of you lovely made gownds I just might have to have a peek at the craftsmanship
LOL, thanks for the kind words. Do be sure to say hi if you see us. But probably no gowns that day. That will be later in the trip when our girlfrieds join us.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #3080
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So what sort of "realistic" expectations can we have for our time frame (Nov. 16-20, between the passholder previews and the official opening date in December?) Is it safe to assume that things might be open sporadically? I'd like to think that everything will be open during our stay, but reason tells me that there's no way they'd have everything open all day, every day before they actually, officially open it, right?



ETA: Sorry, I just saw that someone else asked this a few pages ago.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #3081
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Some beautiful pictures of nighttime lighting:

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Just read where it's a invitation only grand opening for the new fantasyland on December 5-7. Which really ticks me off since after hearing that it would en on December 6 i made reservation for December 1-8 well leaving on the 8th. So hoping that there wuIll be soft openings that week so my little girl can ride the little mermaid since that is all she talks about. Anyone have any inside info if there maybe soft openings that week.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #3083
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Just read where it's a invitation only grand opening for the new fantasyland on December 5-7. Which really ticks me off since after hearing that it would en on December 6 i made reservation for December 1-8 well leaving on the 8th. So hoping that there wuIll be soft openings that week so my little girl can ride the little mermaid since that is all she talks about. Anyone have any inside info if there maybe soft openings that week.
Expect a mostly-open status from November 19 on.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:42 PM   #3084
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #3085
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Just read where it's a invitation only grand opening for the new fantasyland on December 5-7. Which really ticks me off since after hearing that it would en on December 6 i made reservation for December 1-8 well leaving on the 8th. So hoping that there wuIll be soft openings that week so my little girl can ride the little mermaid since that is all she talks about. Anyone have any inside info if there maybe soft openings that week.
Huh? What do you mean by an invitation only grand opening the 5th-7th? Can you give a link to where you saw this?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:07 PM   #3086
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Huh? What do you mean by an invitation only grand opening the 5th-7th? Can you give a link to where you saw this?
It was on face book from the Walt Disney World Resort. The actual article is on www.talkdisney.com
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It was on Facebook from the Walt Disney World Resort. The article can be found on www.talkdisney.com. They said they relied the in ire in the mail. It was a golden colored story book. It has a picture of it on the site.
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It was on face book from the Walt Disney World Resort. The actual article is on www.talkdisney.com
I'm going to have to see that from another source before I get concerned. Seems like a tiny detail to have left out since already making a big announcement about the grand opening happening on the 6th. I'm guessing that there will be certain special events that are invitation only but that the New Fantasyland will be accessible to all guests once the grand opening ceremony has taken place on the 6th.

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I'm going to have to see that from another source before I get concerned. Seems like a tiny detail to have left out since already making a big announcement about the grand opening happening on the 6th. I'm guessing that there will be certain special events that are invitation only but that the New Fantasyland will be accessible to all guests once the grand opening ceremony has taken place on the 6th.
I thought the same thing until I found this article from the Orlando news. Saying the exact same thing.
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news...fantasyla.html
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