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New Theater to be built at the Magic Kingdom

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. admiralDax

    admiralDax New Member

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    The utilidor runs diagonally from approx center street to where the cast cafeteria is behind the Terrace. Then it runs under the buildings until it turns north near TL. So there is partial exposure but not very far INTO the parking lot.
     
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  2. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    Correct the tunnel does not go that far under the parking lot, but it does go far enough under to the site to make tunnel access from the new theater a relatively easy undertaking.
     
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    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    As long we do not get something like this...




    HAH!
     
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  4. Benjlufc

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    Although there is space free in the cast member car park, I think they wouldn't do this, as it would feel a bit odd to just walk behind the buildings on Main Street, and I just get the feeling that it wouldn't fit well.

    The two other options are relacing the Town Square Theatre(it may be kinda popular still, but they could set up a meet and greet elsewhere, and would they really have two theatres on Main Street?) or Tomorrowland Terrace(which is barely used as it's out of the way, nobody really knows about it).
     
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  5. egg

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    People already have to walk behind Main Street when exiting the park on busy days. The new theater will help a ton with crowd flow.
     
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  6. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Imagine walking up to the theatre facade from Center Street.
     
  7. MisterPenguin

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    There are enough corroborating evidence and insiders to indicate they most definitely are.

    I wouldn't think they would remove the Jawa encounter from DHS just two weeks before closing a major attraction there, but they did. Disney does a lot of stuff we think they wouldn't do.
     
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  8. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    The train stopping in town has caused it to grow. That's what they call progress, dear.
     
  9. Communicore

    Communicore Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea now that it is on ABC and is starting again soon! Perfecto!
     
  10. Communicore

    Communicore Well-Known Member

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    But of course, everything is better at Disneyland, it's been that way ever since EPCOT Center turned to Epcot theme park.
     
  11. Communicore

    Communicore Well-Known Member

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    That theater is very 70's and I'd like to see them keep it that way, can the Revue be brought back?
     
  12. Sonconato

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    It wasn't that long ago when they changed it to the Town Square Theatre, which was in 2011. Before that, it was called Exposition Hall from 1992 until 2011. It used to display, as well as sell, a lot of Disney Collector paraphernalia back when that was popular.
     
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  13. MickeyMario

    MickeyMario Well-Known Member

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    So will the new area be always open for guests to walk through?
     
  14. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    I'd be surprised if it were.
     
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    Depending on how many shows a day, seems a bit silly to close up whatever gate is there for each show. Not sure why it can't be open all the time?
     
  16. MisterPenguin

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    Perhaps they need the space just to queue 1,500 people?
     
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  17. DrewmanS

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    What Marni is suggesting is that the by-pass will not be used to get to/from the theater. Guests will use Center Street which will be opened up to allow access. So the by-pass gates remain shut during normal operation. I would assume additional gates or crowd control methods will be added to restrict guest flow to the area in front of the theatre when the by-pass is closed.
     
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  18. JoeCamel

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    I would imagine they still need the back of house access to the stores and utilidors during the day so additional gates would be installed on the bypass. Lots of truck traffic in that parking lot. So sad managers that lose their parking. Sorry not sorry.
     
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    Ah, ok. Thank you!
     
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    I probably missed it but do we have a time frame for this? Will this take 43 months too @marni1971 ?
     

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