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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    It’s not an issue of repurposing code, but function. FP+ was used to gauge park attendance in advance. Now they have park passes to accomplish the same feat, so that feature of the line-skipping system is no longer needed for Disney (and wouldn’t have worked with a system that only a fraction of...
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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    Right, increasing park hours is basically the easiest way to actually increase daily ride capacity, which of course translates to more LL capacity too. It's bad enough that they won't go the hard route of building more and higher-capacity attractions to compensate for higher crowds, but it's...
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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    Rolling availability may help even the playing field for late-risers, but it's ultimately not helping the average guest. What matters is not what time of day the passes sell out, but rather how many you're able to secure before they do. Ultimately, the average G+ user will end up with the same...
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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    One of the many drawbacks of G+ is that if you want to split up a big group, with half riding one attraction via LL while the other rides another, there’s no practical way to facilitate that, as the attractions will likely have different return times. With FP+, you could schedule them for close...
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    News Disney World's Splash Mountain closing in January 2022 for refurbishment

    They will use the songs from the movie, potentially with some words reworked, the same way they do on FEA. I can also see them conjuring up a way to incorporate Dr. Facilier and Ray (and I wouldn’t even put it past them to just include the characters without addressing the inconsistency at all).
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    30 years is a very long time. It wouldn’t imply the PatF retheme was catastrophic if it lasted 30 years. That’s how long DHS has been around and not a single opening-day attraction remains.
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    By the time the first ladders go up for this retheme, we’ll be pining for the good ol’ days when Disney could build brand new attractions like GotG:CR and Tron in only 4-5 years.
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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    The rule should be that if someone from the party needs to leave the queue for any reason, they may, while the rest of the party waits off to the side. When they return, the entire party rejoins the queue in the same location as they left it. This way, there is no incentive to leave, but there’s...
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    News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opening reports and using Virtual Queue at EPCOT

    That would make sense, but the shift seems to have happened about a week into November, well after the Genie launch. It’s possible that the ILL allocation increased at that time, but I believe it’s actually become harder to get those too, which would lend credence to the hypothesis that Epcot is...
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    News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opening reports and using Virtual Queue at EPCOT

    What happened to the days when the 1pm VQ would stay open for many hours? Is Epcot just consistently more crowded these days or did they change something?
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    There’s nothing wrong about “very unique.” “Unique” does not only mean “only,” which cannot be qualified, but also “special,” which can be. In this case, he’s almost certainly using the latter definition.
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    It wouldn’t make me happy. But highly advanced AAs are very marketable and will make the average guest (and non-guest) feel that Disney went above and beyond for Tiana.
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    I do expect that we’ll get some of the impressive BatB-level animatronics. The concept art of Tiana holding the lantern looks eerily similar to the animatronic of Belle holding one. However, I would expect the total number of animatronics in the ride to drop by ~50%, with the majority of Splash...
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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    I think I'll actually have it worse lol - I'm staying at a DS hotel, so I get EE, but also can't book ILLs until official park opening. This means I will be able to book ILLs 30 minutes after I've been let into the park. Who knows where the hell I'll be then? I definitely don't want to be...
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    News Fantasmic!, Festival of Fantasy Parade and Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire to return to Walt Disney World

    Without the dragon, FoF is a pretty lackluster parade. It's certainly still better than the nothing we have now, but there's nothing else particularly memorable about it - it would essentially become a cavalcade. To be clear, I'm not saying FoF is otherwise bad, just underwhelming.
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