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DHS Soundstage 1 Renovation - Toy Storia Mania expansion

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No one seems to want to answer that question. I have asked it a few times.

We have a lot of supposedly connected insiders that comment on these boards, yet when a specific question with a reasonably plausible answer floating out there, refuse to comment... it makes you wonder. It may be that the info is so specific that they are afraid of releasing it, and exposing their connection... or that they are not as connected to people who are actually in the know on projects than they make us think they are.

Quite a while ago there was chatter that it was moving faster than expected, and might be done in time for the xmas rush. There was a permit filed on 9/17/15 for soundstage 1 show set install. I would assume that the pieces were made off site and are being moved into place. I can't imagine that would take too long. I have to imagine is isn't too far away from being done. But I don't know if its weeks, or months yet.
Wait till permits are filed, WDW official announcements and pictures of actual construction. I like this site because members take some great, detailed photographs.
 

boufa

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So now you feel like insiders owe YOU something??

Slow your role, sparky. Your are very fortunate that they choose to share anything on this board at all. Also, just because someone has a small window behind the scenes, doesn't mean they know every bit of information that there is to know about the parks.
This information seems to be simple, I am surprised that no one knows any idea where this project is on the time line. They don't owe me anything, but I would take checks, cash or Gift Cards if they want. In some one provides true insider information, then THANK YOU, and I appreciate it greatly, however those people are in the minority ( yet they provide a majority of why I visit this site!). I think some of the "insiders" are not really connected to anyone beyond a bus driver, or maybe a transportation supervisor, yet represents themselves as all knowing. The lack of information on this project is proof of that in my opinion.

It should not take much to have some idea how far along they are.

Wait till permits are filed, WDW official announcements and pictures of actual construction. I like this site because members take some great, detailed photographs.
This makes no sense. The ride has permits filed, including a permit from 9/17 for show element installs. and there will be no photos, since 100% of this construction is taking place indoors, in a otherwise closed building.

true, no sense in it just sitting, but the final queue reconfig cannot happen until the new SWL opens (the entrance will be on the Backstage side of the Soundstage, well backstage now)
I disagree. It would not be the first time that Disney built something that was "temporary" and then tore it out and re-did it a little while later. I doubt they would keep this capacity off limits until several years from now. I imagine they will make it work with the existing lines, and then reconfigure them when needed to tie it in to the new land.
 
This information seems to be simple, I am surprised that no one knows any idea where this project is on the time line. They don't owe me anything, but I would take checks, cash or Gift Cards if they want. In some one provides true insider information, then THANK YOU, and I appreciate it greatly, however those people are in the minority ( yet they provide a majority of why I visit this site!). I think some of the "insiders" are not really connected to anyone beyond a bus driver, or maybe a transportation supervisor, yet represents themselves as all knowing. The lack of information on this project is proof of that in my opinion.

It should not take much to have some idea how far along they are.
You still come across as entitled and ungrateful as ****

If it's so "simple" then go create your own network and find it out yourself instead of leeching off of everyone else and then having the nerve to complain when they can't give you privileged information.
 

Cesar R M

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This information seems to be simple, I am surprised that no one knows any idea where this project is on the time line. They don't owe me anything, but I would take checks, cash or Gift Cards if they want. In some one provides true insider information, then THANK YOU, and I appreciate it greatly, however those people are in the minority ( yet they provide a majority of why I visit this site!). I think some of the "insiders" are not really connected to anyone beyond a bus driver, or maybe a transportation supervisor, yet represents themselves as all knowing. The lack of information on this project is proof of that in my opinion.

It should not take much to have some idea how far along they are.



This makes no sense. The ride has permits filed, including a permit from 9/17 for show element installs. and there will be no photos, since 100% of this construction is taking place indoors, in a otherwise closed building.



I disagree. It would not be the first time that Disney built something that was "temporary" and then tore it out and re-did it a little while later. I doubt they would keep this capacity off limits until several years from now. I imagine they will make it work with the existing lines, and then reconfigure them when needed to tie it in to the new land.
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FerretAfros

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During the Marathon on Sunday, the course took runners along the former tram tour route through the costuming tunnel. Most of the windows were blacked out, but the (former?) scenic shop was open and had a few lights on. As best I could tell, it appeared to be full of new TSMM vehicles, covered in tarps/sheets until they're ready for use on the new ride system

There appeared to be 4-5 rows, each with 3-4 pairs of vehicles. These photos aren't the best, since I was using a sweat-soaked camera and didn't have much time to stop, but the shape of the vehicles under the covers appeared to match the shapes of the existing TSMM vehicles.
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roj2323

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During the Marathon on Sunday, the course took runners along the former tram tour route through the costuming tunnel. Most of the windows were blacked out, but the (former?) scenic shop was open and had a few lights on. As best I could tell, it appeared to be full of new TSMM vehicles, covered in tarps/sheets until they're ready for use on the new ride system

There appeared to be 4-5 rows, each with 3-4 pairs of vehicles. These photos aren't the best, since I was using a sweat-soaked camera and didn't have much time to stop, but the shape of the vehicles under the covers appeared to match the shapes of the existing TSMM vehicles.
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great catch!
 

msteel

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WOW. I thought that I was the only person in the universe who feels this way:)
The physical sets are nice in Buzz, but in TSMM I can tell where I am aiming, and I can tell that pulling the trigger is doing something, and I can also tell if I hit anything. Maybe next time I ride Buzz I'll just pretend that it is a non-interactive dark ride and be less frustrated.
 
The physical sets are nice in Buzz, but in TSMM I can tell where I am aiming, and I can tell that pulling the trigger is doing something, and I can also tell if I hit anything. Maybe next time I ride Buzz I'll just pretend that it is a non-interactive dark ride and be less frustrated.
Agreed, from a "dark ride" perspective, I like Buzz better, but from an "interactive ride", I like Toy Story better. Other interactive dark rides will at least have a light that changes or something to act as confirmation that you hit the target. It frustrates me that that isn't the case with Buzz. An attraction along the lines of Buzz but with interactive screens built in (which kind of seems like how it will be at Shanghai) would seem like a nice mash-up...
 
Agreed, from a "dark ride" perspective, I like Buzz better, but from an "interactive ride", I like Toy Story better. Other interactive dark rides will at least have a light that changes or something to act as confirmation that you hit the target. It frustrates me that that isn't the case with Buzz. An attraction along the lines of Buzz but with interactive screens built in (which kind of seems like how it will be at Shanghai) would seem like a nice mash-up...
It's a pity they haven't found the time over the last 11 years to add the targets that DO light up from Buzz over at Disneyland (and the guns with much greater flexibility). The ride at WDW needs a full remodel complete with new ride vehicles.
 
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