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Bocabear

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It could go the other way too.. after Star Wars, they see huge increase in visitors.. and for the big $$$ guys of Disney.. would pat their backs and say "well good enough, lets leave everything else as it is for 10 years!"
THAT is exactly what would happen...when did Disney ever finish up a project with a fully realised phase II? like never... that is why the World Showcase was never completed...Attractions never built...Western River Expedition, Roger Rabbit's Toontown... If they don't build it the first time, phase II will not happen... they may build something else, but it won't follow the plan or be nearly as ambitious...
 

G00fyDad

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THAT is exactly what would happen...when did Disney ever finish up a project with a fully realised phase II? like never... that is why the World Showcase was never completed...Attractions never built...Western River Expedition, Roger Rabbit's Toontown... If they don't build it the first time, phase II will not happen... they may build something else, but it won't follow the plan or be nearly as ambitious...
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I understand if you can't be more specific, but say for example someone was checking in on the 17th August, how would you rate their chances of getting on this? :)

Thanks.
60%. They want to keep GMR open as long as possible but the schedule is the schedule. I wouldn't expect a closure before 8/14. I would certainly expect closure by 9/5.
 

HMF

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THAT is exactly what would happen...when did Disney ever finish up a project with a fully realised phase II? like never... that is why the World Showcase was never completed...Attractions never built...Western River Expedition, Roger Rabbit's Toontown... If they don't build it the first time, phase II will not happen... they may build something else, but it won't follow the plan or be nearly as ambitious...
Sunset Blvd. Arguably.
 

CrescentLake

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Brilliant, isn't it?

I guess they figure if TSL opens in May 2018 that it will take up the slack ...

They're in a bad place if a ride goes down for the day or if they end up closing TSMM right before the land behind it opens (if they need to close it).

What are they thinking? How could this makeover go so wrong?
This is what I've been saying since this was specified as a legitimate rumor. DHS is going to have an enormous problem. It already does not have much to do. Now GMR is being taken off line, and at some point TSMM will have to close for a little while for toy story land. Imagine Tower or Rockin Rollercoaster goes down for a day (or worse?) You'll have a park with nothing to do.

That's not even getting into the fact that Star Wars Land is going to flood a small park that is not prepared for it.
 

jt04

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This is what I've been saying since this was specified as a legitimate rumor. DHS is going to have an enormous problem. It already does not have much to do. Now GMR is being taken off line, and at some point TSMM will have to close for a little while for toy story land. Imagine Tower or Rockin Rollercoaster goes down for a day (or worse?) You'll have a park with nothing to do.

That's not even getting into the fact that Star Wars Land is going to flood a small park that is not prepared for it.
That is why they should fast track the rumored rat and coco. At least they will be in proximity from the rumored gondola.
 

jt04

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My best guess is that it will 'set the table' for the rest of the park. Sort of the way SSE did for EC. Second possibility is that they intend to grow a themed land around it. A good example could be Mission Breakout DCA.
 

DocMcHulk

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WDW1974 has mentioned that there are still active plans to bring Marvel stuff (whatever they are allowed in Florida) to DHS at some point. Don't know if that is on the table or any timeframe, perhaps other insiders might confirm.
I'd imagine that it's only a matter of time until ToT gets the same Guardians treatment as California.
 

CrescentLake

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That is why they should fast track the rumored rat and coco. At least they will be in proximity from the rumored gondola.
I actually agree, along with the UK ride and anything else that can absorb people, but that's in Epcot. DHS will need more. The fact is, people are going to be there for Star Wars. They need more rides to absorb those people.
 

clemmo

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I actually agree, along with the UK ride and anything else that can absorb people, but that's in Epcot. DHS will need more. The fact is, people are going to be there for Star Wars. They need more rides to absorb those people.
I agree I get how Rat will take to 2020 since construction hasn't started, but for the UK if it really is a smaller project there's no reason that shouldn't be open by 2019 or 2020.
 
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