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  1. NickC

    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    So I haven't been paying much attention over the last few days so perhaps I missed this, but it looks like return windows for boarding groups are only one hour now?
  2. NickC

    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Pulled group 20 this morning. Heard someone nearby get 19. Will be interesting to see what the starting number was when the ride opens. EDIT: looks like first group was 8.
  3. NickC

    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    To answer your question and provide a report for today - we got through security and into the mass of waiting people at around 6:10. They opened the park at around 6:15 and we were through the tapstiles and in the park shortly after 6:30. It moved really quickly, mostly because they were not...
  4. NickC

    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    It's more likely that there will be no transport to/from this resort to/from any of the other parks. When this was first announced, it was touted as being a "100% immersive" multi-day experience and having a story that "touched every single minute" of your day. So if they remain true to that, it...
  5. NickC

    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    Sadly there's no way to directly link to the PDF, but if you follow the link below and click the big button that says "PUBLIC OCULUS LOGIN" it should take you directly to the .zip file that contains the permit filing. Clicking the zip file icon under the "File Type" header will download the...
  6. NickC

    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    A new permit was filed with the FDEP last week that contains some exciting new details about this hotel and answers some the hotly debated questions about its layout, number of rooms and how transportation will work. I wrote a little article about it, and I hope it's okay to link to it here...
  7. NickC

    Toy Story Land expansion announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Several manufactures make track like that. Intamin, Gerstlauer, Zierer, MACK. And all of those manufactures have utilized LIM/LSM launches, so my bet would be on either of the latter before Intamin. However, at the end of the day, it's just concept art, and given Disney's track record with...
  8. NickC

    D23 Expo 2015

    Yeah, looks like TSMM is getting a new entrance building built on its backside. This lines up with the rumors of the current entrance alley becoming backstage area.
  9. NickC

    D23 Expo 2015

    Small version from Parks Blog.
  10. NickC

    D23 Expo 2015

    Details! http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/08/star-wars-themed-lands-coming-to-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resorts/
  11. NickC

    Epcot Center/Buena Vista Drive Interchange Project

    Yeah, speaking of the monorail expansion, (sorry if this is straying too far off topic...) one of the "future development" maps from that same FDEP filing with the trolley system shows a proposed monorail line stemming from the Epcot loop, running through the Epcot resorts and to Hollywood...
  12. NickC

    Epcot Center/Buena Vista Drive Interchange Project

    Not sure if you ever saw this old post, but at one time in the early 90's, Disney was seriously considering building a trolley system: http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/early-90s-light-rail-trolley-system-proposal-for-wdw.877547/
  13. NickC

    Main Street U.S.A. hub redevelopment at the Magic Kingdom

    My apologies if this has been posted before, but I stumbled upon this today and found it interesting... KHS&S has the MK Hub Hardscape refresh listed under the "Projects in Progress" section of their most recent portfolio, with a completion date of December 2015...
  14. NickC

    Soarin' Expansion and new Soarin' Around the World film

    Google Earth recently updated their imagery with aerials from February 18th, 2015. You can see they were well underway with grading/foundation work when this was taken:
  15. NickC

    Disney Springs development to bring massive expansion to Buena Vista Drive

    Just drove under the new beams, here's a photo:
  16. NickC

    Main Street U.S.A. hub redevelopment at the Magic Kingdom

    It's not perfect, and the quality leaves a lot to be desired thanks to the lack of resolution on the pre-2006 imagery, but here's a quick aerial timelapse I put together using aerial photographs from the FDOT: Also available in gyfcat form (which sadly can't be embedded here)...
  17. NickC

    East Parking Garage construction

    Just out of courtesy. You're more than welcome to go pull the permits yourself if you feel like you need the contact numbers/e-mail addresses of the contractors involved. But when I'm making the document even more readily available than it already is via the permit site, especially on a site...
  18. NickC

    East Parking Garage construction

    A Notice of Intent (NOI) permit was filed with the DEP on 12/17. According to the DEP site: So I'd imagine work has begun on the garage in at least some capacity. Here's an image of the permit:
  19. NickC

    Disney Springs tenant watch

    Nice find! I did a quick search myself just to see if there were any older ones that might be of interest, but sadly there was nothing new. What was interesting though is the STK Orlando document was filed on Oct. 28th: http://or.occompt.com/recorder/eagleweb/viewDoc.jsp?node=DOC1575S1097 If...
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