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Old 12-10-2013, 12:08 AM   #61
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Since they are reopening Splash Mountain on March 21st I hope they soft open the mine ride the same week. Of course I am being selfish since I am doing a 10 day DVC stay that week
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #62
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The ridge tech (ie: car on rails) could be what that is referring to. That doesn't necessarily correlate to anything else though. If their goal is to have the train working by Christmas, that doesn't mean all the scenery/effects are good to go.

TLDR ~ Spring 2014
They've been testing the trains for over a month already. This video was posted to youtube on October 24th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoNy_T1c-K0
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:51 AM   #63
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Anytime between the the Rush of New Year's and Rush of Summer season lol.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:15 AM   #64
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i read somewhere this morning that there is talk that people will be allowed to start riding in February.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #65
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Hope it has soft openings in time for princess half marathon weekend.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #66
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Was just at MK on Sunday and you can barely see the ugly yellow 'skeleton' of the rockwork...however, a lot of it remains unpainted. Hoping for more progress come January.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #67
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thanks for posting the Youtube video! so exciting! I have a pixie dust feeling that we just might see a soft opening in Early Feb!!!
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I'm hoping for a soft opening in early February. Our family will be there the first week. Has anyone heard anything else about this?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #69
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I'm hoping for a soft opening in early February. Our family will be there the first week. Has anyone heard anything else about this?
I think February would be a long shot. Maybe end of March.
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I'm hoping for a soft opening in early February. Our family will be there the first week. Has anyone heard anything else about this?
I wouldn't see it doing anything Amore than what's happening now in February I would say maybe and thats a long maybe March end of March could have a possible soft opening. Whoops sorry for the duplicate post.
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I knew about the initial delays with design problems but for the life of me, I can't see what the heck is taking so long. It's not a big screaming ride.....it's not that much of a ride at all. Especially now that you can see the rail car mosey along the track. Finish it already. The lines are forming!

Well, lets hope they are taking special care this time to avoid Disney Design tragedies of the past......the Yeti, Fantasmic Dragon in DL (way cool now, but the night before it's grand opening.....it's head fell off-out for the summer)......and other more minor (thankfully) examples.

You Tubes I have seen look cute, but don't really "blow my skirts up". Then again, I'm more of a California Screaming, TOT, RRC, SM in DL girl.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:20 AM   #72
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I knew about the initial delays with design problems but for the life of me, I can't see what the heck is taking so long. It's not a big screaming ride.....it's not that much of a ride at all. Especially now that you can see the rail car mosey along the track. Finish it already. The lines are forming!

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The announced opening date is Spring 2014. Posters are suggesting a soft opening sometime in February is possible. It doesn't sound like a delay.It sounds like resources were allocated so the project can be completed as per the announced date.

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The announced opening date is Spring 2014. Posters are suggesting a soft opening sometime in February is possible. It doesn't sound like a delay.It sounds like resources were allocated so the project can be completed as per the announced date.


Original completion dates were far closer to the rest of Fantsyland. Then the Imagineers began to get cold feet about the design regarding the amount of torque the rail would receive with mine cars moving from side to side. That slowed things down considerably at the outset.

I think the realities of the Yeti were enough to make them take the extra time needed. Thank goodness. Can you imagine having to rework the track because they rushed completion a year earlier as first anticipated? Yikes!
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I knew about the initial delays with design problems but for the life of me, I can't see what the heck is taking so long. It's not a big screaming ride.....it's not that much of a ride at all. Especially now that you can see the rail car mosey along the track. Finish it already. The lines are forming! Well, lets hope they are taking special care this time to avoid Disney Design tragedies of the past......the Yeti, Fantasmic Dragon in DL (way cool now, but the night before it's grand opening.....it's head fell off-out for the summer)......and other more minor (thankfully) examples. You Tubes I have seen look cute, but don't really "blow my skirts up". Then again, I'm more of a California Screaming, TOT, RRC, SM in DL girl.
it's all detail work right now disney loves there details they aren't going to take short cuts at this point. They want to finish it right. This another ride thats going to have a back ground story. It's supposed to be quite similar to big thunder mountain. There will be Snow White scenes inside and the cars are going to swing back and forth which is actually pretty cool not many coasters of any type do so sing like that.
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I think February would be a long shot. Maybe end of March.
My thought too....
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