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Disney Parks Blog: 17 Reasons to Visit WDW in 2017

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by JohnD, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member

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    egg Well-Known Member

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    Oh... but what would they say? Assuming you are referring to Rivers of Light. My thought is, better not to draw attention to the fact that it's been delayed into a whole new year, especially when they don't have an announced opening date or really any more details to promote.

    I don't think this casts any shadow on the show's future.
     
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  3. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    18. Sometime in 2017 (whenever that is). Rivers of Light! Promise!
     
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    FigmentJedi Well-Known Member

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    That's what I would assume, but at the same time they're touting "More details about an expansion that doesn't even open in 2017" as one of their 17 items.
     
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    Pam Hates Penguins Well-Known Member

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    More details about SWL...

    Maybe an approximate opening to be announce later this year? (most likely for Disneyland though)
     
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    Excited for Pandora! Not sure if I will be making it in 2017 though.
     
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  7. Minnie Mum

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    That list was pitiful. Just pitiful. So, besides Pandora, which IS a reason to go and spend money (IMO), the rest is either stuff that's already there (hey, look! We haven't cut this!), Or it's a way to part you from more of your cash ( new dining or upcharge events). A bigger, bulkier MB is a reason to go to WDW this year? Seriously? o_O

    And still no ROL. And no mention of a night time parade in MK.
     
  8. MansionButler84

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    No reason they couldn't say "opening in 2019" at both resorts. They don't usually specify a season until they are less than a year out.
     
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    The first comment...

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  10. NearTheEars

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    Sounds like you'd have preferred no list at all. Obviously I'd love to see 17 brand new attractions open this year.
     
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    Not at all. But this is purportedly a list of reasons why we should spend our time and money to go to WDW this year. Can you honestly tell me that you would take vacation time and pay for travel, accommodations and tickets for a new MB? Or to find out new details about a park that won't be open for years yet? I don't know about you- maybe you live locally, but I wouldn't plan a trip just because they added a couple of new props to launch bay. YMMV.
     
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    Get used to it, guys.
     
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    'More yummy eateries' because that's how to advertise to adults...
     
  14. NearTheEars

    NearTheEars Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm local.

    I see the list as working as a whole package, not really item by item.

    Heck no I wouldn't plan a vacation based on a rubber ticket band, but some folks really seem to like it based on the number of vacationers I see wearing them before and after trips at MCO (anecdotal I know, but we fly north multiple times each year with planes full of WDW guests). But it adds to the overall experience for some.

    Like I said, I'd also prefer a list full of new attractions.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    That is rather poor.
     
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    So, I'm not sure, but I think Pandora was announced in 2011!!!! It's now 2017!
    Come on , Disney, that's 6 years to complete a land??? If the pictures on the opening pages of WDWMagic are up to date, then Pandora does not look very far along at all. Neither does the other 2 lands, either!
    I wish they would announce, and complete an attraction/land in a more timely manner.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Yes. September 2011.
     
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    Pathetic. Other than Pandora and the new ride at Typhoon Lagoon, everything on that list was fluff. Do they really expect people to say, "Oooh, new MagicBands and props in Launch Bay, lets go to WDW!"?
     
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    To add to a rather depressing list, it also seems to confirm that Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will be back for 2017. I was hoping this was a one year show and something better could be done for 2017.
     
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    Does anyone else find it bizarre that they don't list Pandora til #13?

    And yeah, a pretty weak list overall, but in line with my expectations these days. If they ever build a 5th gate it'll probably take 10 years to finish.
     

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