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Old 10-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #16
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Even believing this rumor fully...my two week trip starts in exactly 30 days. You do the math, LOL.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #17
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Please! Can't it be 43 days? The last day of or vacation is 43 days from today. Even with all these negative comments about the early opening, I am going to keep my hopes up!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #18
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Please! Can't it be 43 days? The last day of or vacation is 43 days from today. Even with all these negative comments about the early opening, I am going to keep my hopes up!

Our last day will be 42 days from today.

I'll be on the lookout for any "soft" openings right up until that day. But I've already told the grandkids that Test Track will be closed, and I don't plan to say anything different to get their hopes up.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #19
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the imagineer may not have control over most of these things but typically with any project, someone (a project manager) has timeline for completion with deadlines. i am sure training, etc is built into that as well. i would assume the imagineer sits in on meetings where everyone makes sure they are on schedule and the latest meeting could have said its 44 days out. though, any project can have unexpected delays (permits, etc).
Exactly what I was thinking. My DH is a project engineer and even when a project isn't "his" if he is responsible for any part then he knows deadlines and how they are on the schedule. If that imagineer is doing any work on the project he knows completion dates and how it is going on schedule.

All the things that have been listed on here darn well should have been taken into account and already scheduled if their project engineers are worth their salt. And a project this big in the last 44 days should not be experiencing any new surprises or someone didn't do their job very well.

This isn't exactly Disney's first ride or project.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #20
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Being a Project Manager, albeit in telecomm, but same basic methodology applies across all industries, my opinion here would be the imagineer gave the date as per the last status update. It would be as good a date as any at this point. I would assume that once risk is low enough of no further delays, Disney will then officially communicate a date. This of course assumes that Imagineer is a member of that project team and not just passing along 2nd or 3rd hand info.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #21
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That would be nice for all you earlier visitors. I am banking on Dec 1 (as the current "official" report says). We arrive on the 5th so anything around there works for us!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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That would be nice for all you earlier visitors. I am banking on Dec 1 (as the current "official" report says). We arrive on the 5th so anything around there works for us!
I didn't think Disney ever announced any dates, official or otherwise.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #23
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I didn't think Disney ever announced any dates, official or otherwise.
Not that it means much at all, but the WDW site currently says:

Test Track - Closed For Refurbishment [ Monday, October 01 - Friday, November 30 ]
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #24
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Not that it means much at all, but the WDW site currently says:

Test Track - Closed For Refurbishment [ Monday, October 01 - Friday, November 30 ]
Yup that's the "official" calendar I was referring to.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #25
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All I'm hoping for is that it is up and running by the time we get there. We arrive on November 29 and will be going to Epcot on 11/30 and 12/5. It would be great if it was open on the 30th on our first day in the parks!

Btw, thanks TLTorrez for the link to this thread that you gave us in the "Part Two December 2012 Roll Call" thread!
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #26
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That would be nice for all you earlier visitors. I am banking on Dec 1 (as the current "official" report says). We arrive on the 5th so anything around there works for us!
Hoping for 12/1 too. We arrive on the 3rd.

(Also our 2nd attempt at a "Xmas" visit)
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #27
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Hoping the imagineer is right! If he is, my son will get to ride his favorite ride after all. He is so excited and keeps talking about the "new Test Track" Maybe if we all get together and say we believe in fairies?
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~Thanks for sharing, the Imagineer's estimate seems accurate! Seriously, forty-four days is not that far fetched. I've seen nothing to suggest that Test Track would not reopen by December 1st. Forty-four days from now, would be just a week before Dec. 1st, so this sounds like it may be a soft opening period.

~Disney is just changing car design and adding a few lasers, the outside track will remain the same. There is no reason for this to take as long as the mine train, lol.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #29
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Forty-four days from now, would be just a week before Dec. 1st,

Wish it were, but alas, 44 days from October 3 (when original post was made) is November 16.

Unfortunately for us.


ETA: Scratch the "Wish it were" part. November 24 (a week before December 1) would be even worse for us. What was I thinking of??!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #30
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And of course, 44 days could be AP/DVC preview or soft opening, etc. with official opening Dec 1.
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