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Cast Preview/Grand Opening of Gran Fiesta Tour

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by ImaYoyo, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. ImaYoyo

    ImaYoyo Active Member

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    Apparently there is a Cast Preview of the Gran Fiesta Tour on May 1st. This would lead me to believe there should be a more 'official' opening and possibly opening ceremony shortly after. Guess we'll see.
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    rainfully Well-Known Member

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    Oooohhh... a preview of something that's been open nearly a month..

    :lookaroun

    I don't understand???

    :shrug:

    Are they closing it that day and then only letting Cast ride?
  3. ImaYoyo

    ImaYoyo Active Member

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    No. Most attractions are open for a while before the actual previews and grand opening. MILF for example was open on and off for 4 months before it's preview. Expedition Everest was open on/off for 2 months before previews, ect.
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    Think of it like an "orientation". They want to make sure at least some portion of the cast has been on the ride.

    I doubt they would close it, but they would probably let the CMs bypass the line.
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    We're going to be at EPCOT on May 1st - what do they do for cast previews? anything special?
  6. Figment4Ever

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    (sorry, took too long to post that - so it just might take longer to get on due to CMs bypassing the line, but nothing else really?)
  7. Buford

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    oh, I thought the ride was officially open..... :veryconfu
  8. ImaYoyo

    ImaYoyo Active Member

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    I thought so too until I saw that today.
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    Cynderella Well-Known Member

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    It still takes me awhile to figure out what that is. I always think the "other" meaning :lookaroun :lol:
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    I thought MILF was at Pleasure Island...:ROFLOL:
  11. sum41914

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    The Cast Preview is on May 1st from 9 am to 11 am, this is when they will not let guests ride as they will need a CM ID to get on the ride. After 11 its up to management to open it up for guests or not. This was the same for TSWNF, only difference nemo was in preview all day not just 2 hours.

    I cannot wait to get down to try this ride out. May 16th ant come fast enough!

    -Sum
  12. mousermerf

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    Gran Fiesta didn't do what they expected - it's far more popular then anyone thought it would be. Think of Turtle talk and you get the idea. Nothing ever "Grand Opened" for Turtle Talk, as it wasn't meant to be a big deal.

    So, now they're letting CM's ride it prior to World Showcase opening - easy enough since they have CM's manning the ropes toward Mexico at that time anyways.

    Then, May 5th is Flower and Garden's "Cinco de Mayo" weekend with all emphasis on the Mexico pavilion. They get to invite the press to see the big hoopla.

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