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

  1. MichWolv

    MichWolv Born Modest. Wore Off. Premium Member

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    Brilliant, Sir.
     
  2. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    It wasn't ready to be announced, but several sources say it's still on the way.
     
  3. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    General:

    Gondolas...
    Possible I.D. of the gondola make and model here. {added}
    Can gondolas handle wheelchairs, strollers, and EVC? Yes, here. {added}

    Resorts:

    Grainy overview of Riviera lay out here. {added}

    Star Wars Resort: early and rough guesses at cost: here. {added}


    Fly through updated:

    • Added SWResort, though where it will go is unknown.
    • Added Riviera layout
    • Updated gondola rope so that CBR to IG is one ropeway
    (Hit the gear icon and chose a faster speed if you want)

     
  4. clemmo

    clemmo Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering why no Coco or UK attraction in fly through? Love these videos though thanks for keeping them updated constantly!
     
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  5. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Coco's a bit way off. I'd rather wait for a more definite 'it's greenlit' before including it. And the same with the UK ride. If they still don't know what ride to put in... that's a recipe for no ride for a long time. (Cf. Stitch's Great Escape.)
     
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    You should also include the new roads and parking lots for DHS. But otherwise really nice... just wish the video had much less stuttering :-/
     
  7. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Entrance / Central Spine {added and updated}
    • was once a 'Phase I' project to start in 2017, but now the Spine update is pushed back in timeline.[Done by Oct 2021]
    • Expected changes. [here] [here] [here]
      • New entrance plaza and look with lack of turnstiles
      • Removal of legacy monoliths [and here]
      • Removal of "a few other key structures"
      • More landscaping and greenery
      • New look to what is currently known as Innoventions, with part of it demo'd and some new builds
      • New performance space
      • New fountain





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  8. doctornick

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    Please let this be true -- and not because the RoA ever goes away. I've got to admit that DL moving forward with building on the north side of the RoA there and connecting the two sides is making me really hope it comes to MK as well. There's a crapload of space that could be developed and opened up by building that directing and the possibility of one or more additional lands as well. But most importantly, guest flow could be massively improved, especially during parades, but fixing the dead end at BTMRR and providing a way to head around the river via the north to Liberty Sq and Fantasyland.
     
  9. doctornick

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    Seems like it....

    2018: Toy Story Land
    2019: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Micky ride (and gondola)
    2020: Ratatouille, MK theater
    2021: Tron coaster, GotG coaster

    I'm just thinking about the big stuff they'll base advertising campaigns around. And that's just confirmed things... seems likely we'll have a UK ride in 2020 or 2021, perhaps a replacement for SGE somewhere by 2021, a new light parade for MK in 2021, etc. Compared to the dark desolate last decade, there will be a constant stream of new openings in upcoming years. Finally!
     
  10. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Original Poster Premium Member

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    Epcot:

    Brand new resort complexes in the area of Epcot entrance (not Crescent Lake), four in the running [likely] [and again] {updated}

    the placement of the Rat ride would not necessitate any changes to IdF or any of France's restaurants or shops, however, that doesn't mean a separate decision could affect them, e.g, updated the IdF [here] {updated}

    Mickey Ride ...
    • About 85% physical sets; no multiple tracks, but, not exactly on the same route. [here] {added}
    • There may even be animatronics [here] {added}


    Main Street
    • A new theater "off of Main Street"...
      • opening summer/fall of 2020 [here] {added}
    A name change for Tomorrowland? Discovery Land?


    Gondola Lift!...
    • To open March to October 2019 [here]
     
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  11. GCTales

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    @MisterPenguin - I don't know how you have time to keep track of all these rumors and update this thread and all the other stuff you dut.. But thank you.

    Btw- wife asked for music for you fly through again.. So I turned on Wishes... Which put her in her happy place....

    (Edit: spelling)
     
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  12. MisterPenguin

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    Epcot:

    Brazil: original artist's concept of Brazil when first floated long ago...[here] ...new renderings in the works. {added}

    Rat Ride: there is no demolition or connection through any of the existing France pavilion buildings... access is around the pavilion, not through it [here] {added}

    DHS

    The Millennium Falcon ride (code: Big Bird) will be a simulator ride. Riders can affect the course of their ship (fly cleanly or bang around). [here] {updated}


    MK


    Maybe a Tron theme for Speedway by 2021? [here and here and here] {updated}

    Splash's downtime is mostly for infrastructure work. [here] and [here] {updated}


    Other


    How WDW determines how late they'll be open to [here] {added}

    What does a SVP-Commercial Strategy and Chief Revenue Officer do? [here] {added}
     
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  13. Andrew_Animatronic

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    Top job as usual!
     
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    Thanks so much for these updates!
     
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    Fly-through moved to second post of the thread so that the first one isn't so large (it helps with editing).

    New to second post: A timeline of events. This added...

    2017: EP: August: Mission Space update
    2017: EP: August: Universe of Energy closes for GotG ride
    2017: HS: August: TGMR closes for Mickey's and Minnie's Runaway Railroad
    2017: HS: December: Star Tours gets new scene from Ep. 8
    2017: MK: will Hall of Presidents ever reopen?
    2017: MK: Aug 28 - Nov 16: Splash Mountain refurb (back of stage infrastructure stuff)
    2017: MK: Stitch in perpetual seasonal mode awaiting for a decision for a replacement
    2017: DS: December: La Nouba closes / Edison opens?

    2018: HS: Memorial Day likely: Toy Story Land opens
    2018: HS: Little Mermaid show replaced... maybe

    2019: EP: Early Summer: Illuminations next version
    2019: EP: Space Restaurant opens
    2019: EP: Spaceship Earth gets a regular refurb
    2019: EP: late in year: Gran Fiesta closes for a Coco overhaul
    2019: HS: fall: SW:GE opens
    2019: HS: fall: Mickey's and Minnie's Runaway Railroad opens
    2019: HS: December: Star Tours gets new scene from Ep. 9
    2019: HS: one of these likely to be replaced: Beauty and the Beast Stage Show, or, Indiana Jones Stunt Show
    2019: WDW: 2nd/3rd Quarter: Skyline (gondola lift) opens

    2020: EP: first half of year: Rat Ride
    2020: EP: Coco overhaul opens at Mexico pavilion
    2020: EP: Innoventions overhaul (most likely demo'd)
    2020: MK: new theater behind Main Street opens
    2020: MK: Big Thunder Mountain finally gets the SFX that the DL version has

    2021: EP: Spring: Guardians of the Universe of Energy opens
    2021: EP: Spine renovation
    2021: EP: some sort of UK Ride
    2021: EP: Brazil pavilion opens, or 2022
    2021: EP: Nothing happening in Wonders of Life until maybe at this time or later
    2019: HS: two of these likely to be refreshed: Beauty and the Beast Stage Show, Indiana Jones Stunt Show
    2021: MK: 50th Anniversary
    2021: MK: New Night Time Parade
    2021: MK: spring: new TRON Bike coaster (keeps covering over outdoor section)
    2021: MK: Speedway overhaul done (likely a TRON theme)


    2022: EP: 40th Anniversary
    2022: EP: Maybe an Imagination renovation, or 2023

    2025: EP: thee new national pavilions by then... maybe

    ++++++++

    Changes to the first post...

    Epcot:
    to promote Coco, an El Día de los Mariachi band will be in the Mexico pavilion area singing songs and telling stories [here] {added}

    Resorts:
    Maybe a super-deluxe [here] {added}
     
  16. cosmicgirl

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    Do you have plans to add the resorts to this timeline? IIRC Riviera was hinted at for Fall 2019, which would also be the year the CSR expansion is expected to open. The SWR is a big mystery so far, although it would make sense for it to be tied to SW:GE. Then again, if they open a year later people have a reason to come back.
     
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    Could you point me to a post I can attribute that Riviera date to? Thanks. And I'll add resorts timelines as they come in.
     
  18. cosmicgirl

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    Here it is: Disney Riviera Resort announced.
    I have no idea where that intel came from, though.
     
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