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    Fantasmic! Dragon missing? 2/1/2020

    I posted this on the thread regarding the one day closure of Fantasmic just recently. Thought I'd copy my thoughts here. Technically, the DL show is head and shoulders above the DHS version. That said, Fantastic 2.0 at DL, has had the heart ripped out of it. The original version was one...
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    Diamond Horseshoe Restaurant

    Back in the late 70’s, the Diamond Horseshoe used to run maybe six shows per day. We used to have to run to an outdoor podium at the Horseshoe to get a reservation. Then you’d show up a half hour or so before your reservation and wait in line. Those at the front of the line were ushered to the...
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    News Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closing for refurbishment in May 2020

    Since it's such a short refurb, I figured it was to prepare for a bigger one to come later this year or early next year. If third lift effects are going to be installed, there might be some advance work, which doesn't take that long, to prepare for those additions. Of course, this is my...
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    BREAKING NEWS RE Columbia Harbor House

    As a frequent eater at the Columbia Harbour House, I NEVER got a free refill, but I must add that I never asked for one either. Generally the only place I would "fill-up" would be at a QSR (like Electric Umbrella), that has the self serve fountains.
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    News Tomorrowland Speedway and Walt Disney World Railroad to be impacted by TRON construction at the Magic Kingdom

    Only going by what I was told, but you're right, those don't look like concrete to me.
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    News Tomorrowland Speedway and Walt Disney World Railroad to be impacted by TRON construction at the Magic Kingdom

    I thought it was pretty gradual too, but apparently it was a problem. Especially since there's a fine line between the max speed the engineers are allowed to operate along the line and the speed required to make it up the grade with a full load of passengers. Although the sand was always...
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    News Tomorrowland love

    Glass anyone? Love the curtains of glass Martin refers to....wish I'd taken different photos from different angles of both the north and south buildings all those years ago. There are from Feb 77, I believe. Who's for replacing/ressurecting all those lights below the PM track? Martin?
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    News Tomorrowland Speedway and Walt Disney World Railroad to be impacted by TRON construction at the Magic Kingdom

    From what I was told, behind the Carousel of Progress going into Main Street, the elevation of the track bed increased rather quickly. When the retention pond was reworked in that area, the track bed was evened out over a longer stretch. I think the area from the Space Mountain tunnel to CoP...
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    Updates to the Seas Pavilion

    The whole Nemo overlay to the SeaCabs was a missed opportunity. Instead of spending 5 minutes looking for Nemo, we should have had 5 minutes of Edu-tainment. Imagine Mr Ray (and the rest of the Nemo gang) giving us fun facts about "the seas" and the importance of protecting them. That whole...
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    News Small World queue changes coming

    Guess it all just depends when you visit. During my stay in November, standby hovered anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes, so the lines were out into the walkway. Get rid of FP and the queue would be far more manageable.
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    Has RotR changed riders' minds about Galactic Starcruiser?

    Chuckling to myself in regards to the back and forth critiques before the "experience" opens. As I recall, during construction, there was massive amounts of hate for Pandora at DAK. Just sayin'
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    News Small World queue changes coming

    By switching the entrance and exit (now years ago), they more than doubled the amount of queue space needed for the attraction. The bottleneck outside the attraction used to be far worse when the IASW queue spilled further into the Fantasyland walkways than it does now. What's interesting is...
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    News Tomorrowland Speedway and Walt Disney World Railroad to be impacted by TRON construction at the Magic Kingdom

    I was told by a few of the train engineers at Main Street that all the ties are being replaced with new concrete ties. Since the train is being moved, the work from Main Street, through Frontierland, and onto Fantasyland, must be completed. When I was there in November, the train had been...
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