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Old 10-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #16
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My brother just texted me from Epcot. He's at the 30th Anniversary celebration now. Keynote speaker is Imagineer Marty Sklar - one of the HM creators. Says the talk is fascinating. He's really enjoying the event.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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I did the Marty Sklar presentation. Ride lines are short but the world showcase is CRAZY. Definitely no 1.9 day! Waiting now for the special 30th Illuminations!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #18
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Since 1.9 applies to rides only, I don't think it's that far off....ride lines were pretty much non-existent at 6pm....

We are near France watching fireworks - didn't think it was crazy at all - in fact much less crowded than normal first weekend of food and wine crowds...
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #19
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #20
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We were there today as well. Arrived around 11- the line to mouse gears was CRAZY!! But as pp have commented- walked on to most of the rides.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:33 PM   #21
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We just got home. All I can say is that those were the most AMAZING fireworks I have ever seen in my life! My ears are still ringing! I wish I took a video, but I'm sure one will be posted soon. Great job Disney!
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Enjoyed the YT link.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #23
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We were there Sunday and I fell in love with the Duffy 30th anniversary bear (which is weird, because I don't "get" duffy, but I'm pretty sure it's because he had figment on his shirt) and the Figment iphone case. Sadly, I didn't buy anything since I'm planning on upgrading my iphone and I think the case was only for a 4.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #24
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Fireworks

Loved that they played Tomorrow's Child!


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #25
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It was pretty crowded but bearable. I started realizing it as soon as I entered the parking lot and saw the two lines of cars moving very slowly.

I heard the merchandise line that was outside of Mouse Gear was SUPER long in the morning, but it wasn't a bad wait around 6:30 PM. That line was for the limited edition pins. I bought the "I was there!" pin and the maroon EPCOT Center shirt with yesterday's date on it.

I got to hear Marty Sklar speak at the first session, and most of the seats were filled in the room. It was very neat to hear him speak.

Soarin' was a 40 minute wait about an hour or so before Illuminations.

Overall, it was a great day!
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Will the merchandise be there on Saturday? We get there then and I would love a figment iPhone case. The online store closes on the 4th.
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