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Old 06-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Just returned from WDW. While at Tusker House breakfast, we noticed a very large crane just beyond the bridge to Africa, which is now blocked on one side with an imagineering wall. We asked Our server about it and he said he couldn't confirm or deny that it was site prep for avatar land and couldn't confirm or deny that FEstival of the LK was moving behind Tusker House. Have I missed any official word? Any truth to this?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Just returned from WDW. While at Tusker House breakfast, we noticed a very large crane just beyond the bridge to Africa, which is now blocked on one side with an imagineering wall. We asked Our server about it and he said he couldn't confirm or deny that it was site prep for avatar land and couldn't confirm or deny that FEstival of the LK was moving behind Tusker House. Have I missed any official word? Any truth to this?
Relocation of FOTLK

Should get an announcement at d23
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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Is FOTLK already temporarily closed? How long will it take for it to reopen elsewhere?
FOTLK and Nemo are my favorite stage shows at WDW.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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Is FOTLK already temporarily closed? How long will it take for it to reopen elsewhere?
FOTLK and Nemo are my favorite stage shows at WDW.
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My guess it will close for a couple of weeks sometime this fall
Avatar construction will start sometime in fall as well
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Hopefully September . I'd rather it be open when I go in late October/Early November.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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My guess it will close for a couple of weeks sometime this fall
Avatar construction will start sometime in fall as well
I'm assuming that you're guessing that Avatar land is going to happen too?
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I'm assuming that you're guessing that Avatar land is going to happen too?
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I'm assuming that you're guessing that Avatar land is going to happen too?
Well nothing leads to it stopping i think disney could do better but I think it still going to happen no matter what people think.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #9
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FOTLK will run where it is until the new theater is ready. It will be probably be closed very briefly
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:31 PM   #10
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Relocation of FOTLK

1) Yep.
2) OFFICIAL.
3) And, they are cutting down many nice/old/mature trees in the process.
4) Lots of CM's are against the cutting.
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3) And, they are cutting down many nice/old/mature trees in the process.
4) Lots of CM's are against the cutting.
Considering Avatarland's proposed message... this seems somehow disconcerting and ironic.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #12
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FOTLK will run where it is until the new theater is ready. It will be probably be closed very briefly
I'm not sure why it should need to close at all, or at the most for one day. All of the props could easily move down the path overnight. Give the cast members a day to practice in the new digs, and turn them loose.
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I'm assuming that you're guessing that Avatar land is going to happen too?
What else would be happening that would make Disney spend the money to move FOTLK?
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These are for the most part NOT virgin trees. Disney planted most of them when AK was built.

In fact Disney has whole tree farms on property to grow/replace the trees they require.

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I'm not sure why it should need to close at all, or at the most for one day. All of the props could easily move down the path overnight. Give the cast members a day to practice in the new digs, and turn them loose.
Depends on how much equipment they are going to re-use. If they are going to use the existing lighting and sound equipment for example, that will take some time to transfer.
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