Major WDW projects completion dates (Read Post 1) UPDATED 11/17

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  1. DisneyBabies

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    Boooo! I knew you would shoot that idea down (I think we all knew that) ... I was just hoping you wouldn't shoot it down so quickly. Although, I guess it's better not to get our hopes up.

    But they are kind of missing an opportunity with this one. This was DD1's first roller coaster and I'd have loved to have a picture of it; even with paying the outrageous price Disney charges for the ride photos.

    Here's my question ... how hard is it to set up a ride for a photo? And I'm assuming if they have photo, it's not hard to do the video like SDMT and ToT. Is there more to this than I'm seeing?
     
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  2. rteetz

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    It can't be that difficult but I guess they would really have to think of a good place for the picture or video on this ride. Mine train opened without it but it was soon added after. I wouldn't mind it being added because it is my favorite MK ride but I just don't see it happening.
     
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  4. lockedoutlogic

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    I don't think on ride photo is the revenue source it once was...

    As evidenced by how Disney has "thrown in" photopass with annuals.

    If they could still sell mickey pics and splash mountains photos for $18 bucks...they would
     
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    I wouldn't call it "thrown in" considering they raised the price of AP's substantially ($100?). Sort of "forced on you".
     
  6. lockedoutlogic

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    It's a killing....$400 for a family of 4 and photos they weren't that likely to use...

    But that's a different path to the same destination, isn't it?
     
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  7. George4

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    We've enjoyed purchasing the memory maker. You get every picture, and Disney throws in a few gorgeous pictures of the parks and the characters, and you get them with a license to reprint. We have been able to make some great photobooks, and the videos from SDMT and ToT are still viewed almost weekly by the kids. Would love to have the pic's on BTMRR and the movies on Splash Mtn, TT, Space mtn, really, on almost any of the mildly thrilling rides. They are great memories, and $140-160 for the entire family is well worth it. We love this option compared to the one photo at a time method they used to do. I wonder if Disney is actually making more money this way, since they don't need nearly as many people at the rides to sell the pic's all day long. Love this option!
     
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  8. lugnut33

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    Not sure how this will effect the opening date of Avatarland, but Fox has delayed the release of Avatar 2 from Dec. 2017 until a later time (not yet determined).
     
  9. rteetz

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    I don't think this will affect the land at all. Avatar 2 was moved because James Cameron likely wasn't going to be able to meet that deadline and Star Wars is now in Decmeber 2017.
     
  10. rteetz

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    Seeing some things that suggest Rivers of light may be opening in late March early April.
     
  11. lockedoutlogic

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    Keep us posted...will be in Florida at the end of March and could be persuaded to venture over.
     
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  12. lugnut33

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    Sure looks like they still have a lot of work to do around the "river".
     
  13. rteetz

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    When I was there in January things are coming along quite nicely. Lots of details going in now. Speakers were going into place as well.
     
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    This thread is perfect! Thanks for working on it and keeping us up to date!!!
     
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  17. Lee Matthews

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    I just have a feeling that Pandora while will be an incredible spectacle, it's not going to change much except help absorb a few more guests for the park. It will have a modest opening and people will forget quite quickly that its even there
     
  18. Grym

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    Sounds like a description of the movie ;-D
     
  19. jade1

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    Do you mean the movie? Or people will "quite quickly forget" the Pandora area of AK is even there? Meaning it will close because everyone forgot its there? :confused3
     
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    Not literally forget it's there but I personally don't think people would go out of their way to go to animal kingdom for Pandora where as I'm sure people will go to Hollywood studios for Star Wars land.

    Pandora will be more of a "oh cool they have an Avatar area" kind of thing
     
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    Got ya. :)

    I'm not convinced yet, mostly because of Soarin. Hopefully it will not be as tame as Soarin-but that "non G-force" stuff draws a lot of people, as will the boat ride thing IMO.

    We shall see. If you are correct-it will be an easy FP+, and have very short wait times.

    But agreed compared to Star Wars Land -some folks will say "oh cool, they have TSM stuff".
     
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