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Old 03-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #31
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I tend to give this more weight as well since it came from Josh. He doesn't hype anything, and in fact, whereas many others if they had any info like that would have made that an entire post with a big "headline"...he basically threw it out there as throw-away line in the midst of another post.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #32
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Not sure why you would question my motives just because I am loyal to the advice of someone who has worked out well for me.
It is not a paid blog, and he does not take advertisers. I don't even know the guy and am not a regular poster on his forum (as I am here).
I am curious though about why you are here on the rumors board when you have such clear disdain for anyone who has a rumor - likely (as this one) or not - to share....
First of all, I love his site, but I always assumed he took ads/ was paid for it.

Now my question is, what DOES he do for a living and how do I get that job? I'll take whatever job will offer me the opportunity to be at DisneyWorld so often! haha
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #33
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First of all, I love his site, but I always assumed he took ads/ was paid for it.

Now my question is, what DOES he do for a living and how do I get that job? I'll take whatever job will offer me the opportunity to be at DisneyWorld so often! haha
Yeah - I wonder that quite often myself! If you look through his site, you won't see any ads anywhere...I think he should do them - it would at least offset the cost of running the site and possibly give him a profit.
So, then who would be paying him? Certainly not Disney - he doesn't tow the line as he would have to if he were on the payroll - and he often complains snarkily about not being invited to media or travel agent events....
So, he's in the parks practically everyday, has a fancy camera and even hangs out with some of the TP people....he's a mystery.
I invited him to join us for dinner at BOG last trip, but he didn't take me up on it. Would have been happy to buy him dinner as a thank you for all the great info.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #34
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Earth shattering-construction will be Avatar world. They will announce the final plans in may for this project. Avatar world has a price tag $400-500million about the cost of a major league stadium, can't see them shelling out another 500million plus for cars land. DHS will get something in the next two-three years not on the grand scale of cars land, my thoughts MI coaster.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #35
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Earth shattering-construction will be Avatar world. They will announce the final plans in may for this project. Avatar world has a price tag $400-500million about the cost of a major league stadium, can't see them shelling out another 500million plus for cars land. DHS will get something in the next two-three years not on the grand scale of cars land, my thoughts MI coaster.
Is this an educated guess or insider info?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #36
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When is this to start? More important when is it set to be completed? Hope it's not a two year plan like FLE. They just need to make the effort and have to completed as soon as they can and not drag it out. I also hope they do it right and not try to cut cost. This could be a great addition to property or a flop like removing PI was.
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When is this to start? More important when is it set to be completed? Hope it's not a two year plan like FLE. They just need to make the effort and have to completed as soon as they can and not drag it out. I also hope they do it right and not try to cut cost. This could be a great addition to property or a flop like removing PI was.
I'm talking of Disney Springs that is.
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Is this an educated guess or insider info?
Little of both. 2-3 years ago when FLE construction started there was a project X that insiders spoke to being massive mutli million dollar project. The most popular rumor was Tommrow Land expansion "Tron" other was a massive project at DAK most thought Aussi land. That financing was signed off apparently when FLE broke ground. Other reason why we will not see another 400-500 million project like cars land for a long long time is it was stated last year from the Iger and Russo that Disney was taking a break on massive theme park attraction such as FLE and Avatar. I can see however DHS and EPCOT will get something in the 50 million dollar range next 5-7 years not on a grand scale like MK and DAK.
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Little of both. 2-3 years ago when FLE construction started there was a project X that insiders spoke to being massive mutli million dollar project. The most popular rumor was Tommrow Land expansion "Tron" other was a massive project at DAK most thought Aussi land. That financing was signed off apparently when FLE broke ground. Other reason why we will not see another 400-500 million project like cars land for a long long time is it was stated last year from the Iger and Russo that Disney was taking a break on massive theme park attraction such as FLE and Avatar. I can see however DHS and EPCOT will get something in the 50 million dollar range next 5-7 years not on a grand scale like MK and DAK.
Josh thinks the May announcement is going to be DHS. AvatarLand is supposed to be AK....
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Josh thinks the May announcement is going to be DHS. AvatarLand is supposed to be AK....
And therein is the problem with the theory.

What of avatarland?

It has become somewhat of an accepted misconception that its dead since
They bought Star Wars.

I don't think so...some of the hook on the deal in the first place is that Cameron is going to shell out some type of development/construction costs.

They will not give that idea up...like bread from an old lady at an Italian restaurant...from their cold dead hands.

So knowing that it's probably going to go...not only because of the perks of the deal but because animal Kingdom needs it the most.

And it looks as if downtown is being "saved"...hundreds of millions in costs there...

So now they're gonna throw another half billion into studios at the same time?

That doesn't shake out. It just doesn't.

Just last year...Iger informed us all that they'd be drawing construction back. Last June.

So now that has been chucked...and the pedal has been put down...no
Budgets, throw caution to the wind?

Hmmmmm
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Josh has some good stuff however, just the added myth of cars land or a project on the scale that will not flow with the executives saying capital theme park expenditures are being scaled back. Some may say with "Disney springs" project soon to be announced is going to cost around $200 million, is going back on that word. DvC, retail is a different, non theme park expenditures. I do look for DHS to get MI themed ride in the next 2 years costing $80 million at most. Then if new star wars series takes off star wars land 2020 being a billion dollar expansion for dhs.
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Josh has some good stuff however, just the added myth of cars land or a project on the scale that will not flow with the executives saying capital theme park expenditures are being scaled back. Some may say with "Disney springs" project soon to be announced is going to cost around $200 million, is going back on that word. DvC, retail is a different, non theme park expenditures. I do look for DHS to get MI themed ride in the next 2 years costing $80 million at most. Then if new star wars series takes off star wars land 2020 being a billion dollar expansion for dhs.
Just to note...Josh never said anything about a cars land....
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And therein is the problem with the theory.

What of avatarland?

It has become somewhat of an accepted misconception that its dead since
They bought Star Wars.

I don't think so...some of the hook on the deal in the first place is that Cameron is going to shell out some type of development/construction costs.

They will not give that idea up...like bread from an old lady at an Italian restaurant...from their cold dead hands.

So knowing that it's probably going to go...not only because of the perks of the deal but because animal Kingdom needs it the most.

And it looks as if downtown is being "saved"...hundreds of millions in costs there...

So now they're gonna throw another half billion into studios at the same time?

That doesn't shake out. It just doesn't.

Just last year...Iger informed us all that they'd be drawing construction back. Last June.

So now that has been chucked...and the pedal has been put down...no
Budgets, throw caution to the wind?

Hmmmmm
To be clear, Josh is not of the opinion that Avatarland is dead. He thinks it's going to happen (mind you, he doesn't claim any insider info on this). But he thinks the announcement he's expecting in the first week of May will have to do with DHS.
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Since Disney Springs will be announced tomorrow this doesn't seem too far fetched, and since Josh is right most of the time, I trust him. I'd expect them to announce the tip of it, then they announce more details at D23.
What is "Disney Springs"? Haven't heard of that!
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What is "Disney Springs"? Haven't heard of that!
it is the working name of the redesigned DTD....
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