Major WDW projects completion dates (Read Post 1) UPDATED 6/19

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  1. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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    I'll go you one better...

    Between 89-97...the same gap...

    They built the west side, blizzard beach, the first 2 vacation clubs, 8 rack rate standalone hotels, major refurbs or additions to both magic kingdom and studios, and 75% of what opened as animal kingdom...

    Different era/needs? Absolutely...

    But to build that much when they controlled even more of the market without a legitimate competitor...as compared to the last 15 years when a deep Pocket near equal competitor showed up and went from no threat to a legitimate one in 5 years is hard to
    Justify now.
    They got fat and happy...complacent...and they're backpedaling now...
     
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  4. DISnewjersey

    DISnewjersey Earning My Ears

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    Big Thunder Mountain has been removed from Refurbishment schedules..... has the refurbishment been postponed?
     
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  5. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    No official word on that.
     
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  6. quagmire0

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    Hoping (for selfish reasons) that it has. :D
     
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  7. wildviper

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    After a 4 year hiatus (paying college tuition for two) we are planning our next DW vacation this November/December. This has a been a great thread while planning. Thank you!
     
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  8. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Isn't #7 a subset of #11? Sort of like The 7 Dwarves Mine Train being a subset of New Fantasyland? If so, wouldn't it have to be the case that "the world of Avatar" (or some portion of it beyond just one attraction) has to open at the same time as the Rivers of Light? I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of one insular Avatar ride opening up long before Avatarland opens up. I could see the reverse, as was done with NFL. In other words, most of NFL opened, and then a straggler ride opened later. But it would be odd to do this in reverse. Or am I messing this all up? Thanks.
     
  9. Carwasher0715

    Carwasher0715 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the info. BTW, why are you never riding space mountain again?
     
  10. lockedoutlogic

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    No...the avatar project was its own entity that only really affected the move of the lion king theater.

    The rivers show is part of package of upgrades across the rest of the park that's been going on. Their approach to animal Kingdom has been impressive of late.
     
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  11. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Rivers of light has nothing to do with avatar.

    Avatar has always been set for 2017.

    Rivers of lights isn't even in the area of avatar. Rivers of light is by Everest.
     
  12. rteetz

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    You'd have to read my trip report to find out but I will ride space mountain again.
     
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  13. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Got it. I thought it was the boat ride attraction associated with Avatar. It's a river. And it's got lights. :faint:

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  14. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Nope it's the new world of color animal style show for AK.
     
  15. 101disneyfan

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    That ride is titled "Navi River Journey."
     
  16. vinotinto

    vinotinto Just Keep Swimming

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    This is a fantastic sticky. Thank you.

    Well, we are in early 2016, does anyone know if construction on the DHS lands has started?
     
  17. rteetz

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    Actual construction hasn't started yet but permits have been filed for construction and buildings have been cleared out backstage. It should be very soon that we start seeing some actual construction.
     
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    It would be in the beginning stages of "Site Prep"; marking out utilities, SWPPP & QAPP implementations, building clean out/demo, item removal, barricades, etc basically all boring/ very little visual changes. I think for the next year or so, any construction (based on the permit layouts), it would be limited to ground work and utility installation and then finishing the ground (or base) portion of the addition.
     
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    We're planning a mid Nov 2017 trip. What are the chances TS land will be open? Don't want to get my hopes up too much.
     
  20. sachilles

    sachilles DVC coming to this space soon

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    Realistically, no one here can tell you that answer.
     
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  21. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    While that is true right now I would say not likely but not impossible.
     
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