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Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member

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    ... the MK is scheduled to be open from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m. tonight/Tuesday, Weds. and Thurs.

    That seems very odd and unprecedented for the time of year.

    I also see that TPFKaTD-MGMS is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Who's renting the park that night? The FLA GOP?:D (yeah, that's a joke ... the first of Election Day. No Republican or baby was hurt in the telling of said joke)
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  2. Monty

    Monty Who opened Pandora's Box? Premium Member

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    Maybe there's an influx of folks trying to avoid the election and its results?
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    asianway Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it Jersey week?
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    Dasnowz Well-Known Member

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    Thursday is a Disney event. Its cast recognition night. Its also the start of Ozbourne ( sp) Lights.

    The 1 am opening is due to Fantasyland stuff going on.

    edited cause I am tired and can't spell this early in the morning :)
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  5. Bolt

    Bolt Well-Known Member

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    I also think they are trying to offset the expected large attendance of the weekend with FOTM, MVMCP, Golf Classic and Veteran's Day 3-Day weekend.
  6. hollywoodj

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    I'm pretty sure the park is open so late because of the additional passholder NF previews added.
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    I'm from Ohio, and after the ad onslaught we just went thru, that is not very far off... I'm sure people in florida feel the same.
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    New Jersey is still more or less a disaster zone and largely without electricity. I'm not sure how it would affect attendance, but perhaps this would lead some to be more inclined to leave.
  9. rudyjr13

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    Touring Plans (not sure if you hate them or not) posted a blog article suggesting it was due to the fantasyland previews as someone else mentioned.

    http://blog.touringplans.com/2012/1...g-hours-extended-for-select-days-in-november/

    NJEA, the teacher convention in AC aka Jersey Week, was canceled due to Sandy and each school system could choose to remain open.
  10. nepalostparks

    nepalostparks Well-Known Member

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    This is correct.
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    Atomicmickey Well-Known Member

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    Special exclusive free nights for Social Media? ;)
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    Generosity from corporate America; pure and simple. :rolleyes:
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    lol...that should be interesting? :p
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    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know there are Fantasyland previews up through 1 AM. I think it's a way of saving face after the initial sign up didn't work out well.
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    danlb_2000 Well-Known Member

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    But if anyone was planning to take a Disney vacation this week, they probably wouldn't change thier plans.
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    I'll be there Nov. 10-17... Here's hoping it will be less crowded then...
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  17. Rob562

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    The hours for the MK were also expanded to 8am-1am for most days next week, too.

    Between the expanded hours and EMH, there are only 4 days on my upcoming 11-day trip where I *won't* be able to be in the MK until at least 1am. (And those 4 days are the MVMCP nights)

    -Rob
  18. rudyjr13

    rudyjr13 Well-Known Member

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    Back from morning at MK. Much less crowded than past 3 days in my opinion. Leaving the park at 1:30 there was tons of elbow room on Main. Hot again today when the sun came out. Heading back for castle lights later.
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    Are you positive about that?
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    Plus the Food and Wine half marathon is this weekend too. It's an onslaught of events this weekend at Disney.

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