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Old 10-05-2012, 05:42 AM   #31
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Wish it were, but alas, 44 days from October 3 (when original post was made) is November 16.

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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??!!
~Good catch! I apologize for the fuzzy math, thanks for clarifying that. So, forty-four days days from today would be about two weeks from Dec. 1st instead of one week, which still sounds fairly accurate to me. Have a great trip!

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And of course, 44 days could be AP/DVC preview or soft opening, etc. with official opening Dec 1.
~I agree, it does sounds like some kind of soft opening, but I'm guessing it will be for everyone. I don't think Disney has ever had a soft opening just for AP/DVC to preview a refurbished attraction, that usually happens with brand new attractions.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:27 AM   #32
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I agree, it does sounds like some kind of soft opening, but I'm guessing it will be for everyone. I don't think Disney has ever had a soft opening just for AP/DVC to preview a refurbished attraction, that usually happens with brand new attractions.
Ones that come to mind are AP previews for the re-imagined Star Tours and the refurbed its a small world in Disneyland.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #33
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The WDW website has it on the calendar as closed until November 30, 2012, that 44 days would mean it was about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Not unheard of-- it could happen-- but I wouldn't count on it until I saw something official.
Who knows exactly what the imagineer was referring to. He might have meant a projected completion date for the update. That doesn't mean that testing will be complete, or that it's actually going to be opened then.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #34
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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 10-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #35
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If you've ever been involved in a large construction project, being able to pin a completion/open time down to a number of days is impossible, especially when you are talking about another month and a half. This far out you are lucky if you can guess within 2 weeks.

My kids often ask me to quantify things that are not quantifiable, and rather than just saying "I don't know" or "around ...", I usually just thow them an exact answer - it satisfies them and it's fun for me. My guess is the 44 day guy did just this.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #36
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We will be there Nov 30th so i'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be open but if its not then oh well, theres still plenty to do in Epcot. We knew there was a good chance it would be closed when we booked
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #37
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What are the changes to the ride?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #38
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Rumor or not, It's opening soon and that is good news. Epcot just isn't the same without it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #39
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What are the changes to the ride?
A complete re-theme that is design-centric vice test-centric.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #40
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Nov 21st is the date to get the ride open to the public - otherwise the 3rd party contractors and probably folks in WDI lose their bonuses for not reaching that deadline.

They intend to make that date. Epcot needs the ride open for Thanksgiving.

CMs assigned to staff the attraction begin Test/Adjust with the new ride portion soon. The queue is the part they are the most worried about finishing in time and work has been sped up significantly in that area.

The complete post-show will not open with the attraction. There are large pieces they intend to install showing prototype vehicles that simply are not finished yet.
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Ones that come to mind are AP previews for the re-imagined Star Tours and the refurbed its a small world in Disneyland.
~Oh wow, that was very nice. I'm sorry, I should have been more specific, I wasn't talking about "Disneyland". I have never heard of an AP/DVC preview for refurbed rides at Walt Disney World, but that doesn't mean it can't happen this time, I guess.

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Nov 21st is the date to get the ride open to the public - otherwise the 3rd party contractors and probably folks in WDI lose their bonuses for not reaching that deadline.

They intend to make that date. Epcot needs the ride open for Thanksgiving.

CMs assigned to staff the attraction begin Test/Adjust with the new ride portion soon. The queue is the part they are the most worried about finishing in time and work has been sped up significantly in that area.

The complete post-show will not open with the attraction. There are large pieces they intend to install showing prototype vehicles that simply are not finished yet.
~Wow! This is awesome, thanks so much for the update! This information sounds very accurate and quite similar to the OP. You must work for Disney! I know this ride will be open now, everybody wants their bonus. That's just in time for Black Friday and the start of Christmas shopping madness! I really hope they get that bonus, they deserve it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:35 AM   #42
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So sad I will not get to ride Test Track next week when I'm there! Oh well. Another reason to plan a new trip back to the World!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:58 AM   #43
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FYI- it is more than redesigning the cars and adding lasers. They are doing a complete re-theming of the interior of the attraction (although the main track will remain the same). Also the queue and pre-show will be completely redesigned.

Like everything else at Disney, I'll believe the revised opening date, when I see the attraction open.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #44
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Looks like we're just going to miss it, we'll be down from Nov. 10 - 16.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #45
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If it's half as good as Radiator Springs Racers in Carsland in California Adventure, it will be a great ride!
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