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Rumor and Upcoming Timeline Tracker

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by MisterPenguin, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    DHS:

    One Man's Dream, though not immediately in threat of closing due to Toy Story Land, is eyed to be converted for future projects [here], maybe in a year or two [here] {added}

    New Mickey Ride: Will be about 7-8 minutes long [here] {added}


    MK

    New Main Street Theater: not sure if theater bypass will be regularly accessible or just for the theater [here] {added}

    Frontierland: Rivers of American and Tom Sawyer Island are potentially on the chopping block [here] {added}


    Resorts:

    Area south of the CBR gondola station is a prime location for a new resort [here] {added}


    Gondolas:

    The AoA station will be enclosed. CBR station will be ground level. Storage area at CBR will be west side of the station. [here] {added}

    The CBR station will be accessible by foot and internal bus loop at CBR [here] {added}
     
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    clemmo Well-Known Member

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    The quote about OMD closing in a year or two seems to be about Primeval whirl unless i'm missing something.
     
  3. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Ah, you are right. I'll be correcting that sometime today. Thanks for the catch!
     
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    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    AK:

    Primeval Whirl may be gone in a year or two [here] {added}
     
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    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Epcot:

    Central Spine: In the interim: Sum of All Thrills in Innoventions may reopen. [here] {added}

    WS Attractions: expect Coco overlay to happen regardless of how the movie's box office goes [here] {added}

    The UK: a simple ride coming to UK, a B or C, several options in contention. 2021 [strong], Mary Poppins is a contender [Jim Hill says MP is top contender with a carousel -- not confirmed by other insiders] [Again, MP is a contender, but not top choice.] {added last link}​


    Disney Springs:

    • Beginning fall 2017 or early 2018, Marketplace shops will be refurbed to bring them up to DS level (like Planet Hollywood and Fulton Crab House had to upgrade). [weak]
    • Or maybe not so weak. [here] {added}
     
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  6. JudyHopps

    JudyHopps Well-Known Member

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    Could you update the One Man's Dream rumor? The Galaxy's Edge and TSL models are going on display there and it will be renamed to "Walt Disney Presents"...
     
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    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    That's not a rumor. It's been posted as a Disney Blogs news item.
     
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  8. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Timeline in second post has been update with moving Illuminations and Ratatouille to a later opening time.


    Epcot

    the Ratatouille Ride as it exists in Paris has beat out the Beauty and the Beast ride as the new attraction for the French Pavilion. This is Greenlit. Its installation has been pushed sooner because GotG was pushed later. [confirmed at D23 2017] Opens in 2020, 1-2Q. Opens in 2020, 3Q [here] {updated}

    Illuminations: a major update, or complete replacement of Illuminations [strong] early summer 2019, in 2020 [here], possibly or even probably including drones {updated}


    DHS

    Micky & Minnie Ride

    MK
    • Theater
      • not sure if theater bypass will be regularly accessible or just for the theater [here]
      • may be that access will be (only?) through Center Street [here] {added}
    • TRON: Tron will get a small exit shop. [here] {added}
    • Space Mountain
    As part of the TRON Coaster and Speedway work, Tomorrowland Power and Light (SM Gift Shop) will get a minor overhaul [here] {added}​

    AK

    Pandora: An extra attraction and a full sit-down restaurant a possible addition [here] [updated] {updated}​
     
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    I think what he means, unless I'm mistaken, is that you haven't added it as a timeline item.

    "One Man's Dream" to be renamed "Walt Disney Presents" and include models of Toy Story Land and part of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, along with art for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, in mid-September.

    Something like that.
     
  10. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    I made a mistake in taking what @Magic Feather said in a OMD thread as applying to OMD when it was actually in reference to a Dinorama tangent. I updated Dinorama, but forgot to remove the OMD reference, which I'm going to do right now.

    As far as OMD goes, there are constant rumbles that it will go, but no insider has yet said anything to the effect that "Because of X Plan, OMD's building now will be finally removed because of X Plan... if X Plan actually takes place."

    As far as OMD becoming Walt Disney Presents... there are no rumors. And the timeline is that it's happening right now. There is no need to track a non-rumor's timeline, otherwise, the timeline would become way too long. I'll be soon removing other 2017 events that have already taken place and why update the timeline with something I'll be removing shortly as done?
     
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    FrankLapidus Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to compile and then update this @MisterPenguin.

    I haven't been on the forum for months and so I spent hours combing through Spirit and Martin's posts searching for an update on the ToT/GOGT rumours that were circulating when I was last active on the forum and the excellent news I was looking for was here in this thread all along.
     
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    Sounds like the new Illuminations will likely join the 50th entertainment lineup? Can't say that surprises me. Can we just fast forward to 2020, 2021? Lol
     
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    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Epcot

    Epcot is getting a major update that will have several phases that will run from 2017 to 2021+ [official]
    • more like running until 2023-2024 {added}

    Energy/Guardian Ride: it will be a launched coaster [here] and [here] {added}


    DHS

    Mickey & Minnie's Ride:
    • Will be about 7-8 minutes long [here]
    • Maybe more like 5-6 minutes long [here] {added}
    • There may even be animatronics [here] and [here] {updated}
    Grand Avenue
    • Maybe a streetmosphere show where the Muppets heckle the crowds waiting to get into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge [Jim Hill rumor] {added}

    AK


    Dinoland:
    • Indiana Jones may be coming to AK, especially Dinoland [here] {added}
    • whatever will replace Dinorama has a theme that befits Dinoland [here] {added}
    • full re-do of the land [here] {added}
    • Dinosaur rethemed to Indiana Jones, but not 100% same as the one in Disneyland
      • Indiana Jones ride in DL and Tokyo are the same ride with different settings, so, a new one for AK could be tweaked to fit in [here] {added}
    • Primeval Whirl and Triceratops Spin replaced by an E Ticket, potentially water ride
    • light retheming of dig site
    • potential 3rd attraction
      • maybe a coaster? [here] {added}
      • maybe this mini-Indy Land is meant for DHS? [here] {added}


    In General
    • Joe Rohde and the mystery of Bali [here] {added}
     
  14. JackCH

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    Really appreciate you doing all of that. Very exciting to see it visualized and succinctly listed. Well done!
     
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