If Disney really didn't want people taking pictures they could use metal detectors and make everyone check any recording devices at the entrance. I don't see that happening thoughIf it does open Sunday I'm sure social media will be going crazy with spoilers. Unless guest attending will not be allowed phones and such... which I highly doubt and even if they do you know someone will sneak a camera in.
It should be open by then. Now SDMT, on the other hand, was a guessing game being that you knew it was already in soft. For ROL we do not know when it will premier with 100% certainty like we did for SDMT. I rode SDMT waiting in the entrance area for 3 hours in order to get to ride it in soft. They lied and said that it was CM testing only, and that wouldn't change. Anyway we got to ride it. RoL again is slightly less unnerving as you don't know when they will have softs.Ugh... this is feeling like the 7DMT forum I was following waiting for it to open...
Come on Disney! I will be at AK on 12/2!!
Not sure to file this in the means something / means absolutely nothing category but the week after Thanksgiving the Discovery Island Carnivale is now on at 8.10pm.... although the close time of the park is officially listed as 7pm.
This is one drawback of fastpass+ and dinner reservations that people often overlook.
Disney isn't simply lazy when it comes to updating their calendar. That may be part of it, but it's not the full story. The real dilemma is that they can't (or shouldn't) shorten park hours for within 60 days from now, because future guests already have things booked during those hours. If Disney were to close the park earlier, people would lose reservations. So the only thing they can do within 60 days is extend hours. Therefore, until they are 100% sure of what time they want the park open until, they don't extend the closing time.
So I'd take what you found as a good sign. It shows that they highly intend to have the park open until 8:30, but they're leaving the official closing time at 7:00 until they're 100% sure that RoL will be ready. In other words, it shows that they plan to premiere RoL soon.
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