WDW History nut
In January Martin said "I wouldn't aim for early spring.", which is still in line with what he has said. Looks like it will fall between the over optimistic prediction of Christmas and the pessimistic estimates of Summer 2018.I thought the previous rumor was Spring 2018.
Its coaster and flat ride. Announcing, building and opening routinely happen in a year. A roller coaster can go from idea to open in 18 - 24 months.I do find it slightly strange that Disney is announcing the opening date of TSL at D23 though. Doesn't Disney generally wait until a few months before opening to give specifics like that? If its actually a year out, then announcing that next month seems a little strange unless its going to just be the general "Summer 2018". Obviously a handful of things were cut from this land, which would definitely expedite the process but looking at this photo of Pandora from October 2016, which was just 7 months away from opening makes it seem like there is still quite a bit of work to be done on TSL.
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Yeah, so inefficient. Coasters are generally a poor use of land in terms of acreage versus ride time, but one advantage they have is that they can be over other structures which can help to be efficient with land use -- but Slinky doesn't seem to be over anything, so it's taking a lot of space for what will be like a 1.5 minute ride.Look at all that space...
If you think this is interesting just wait until they start putting up steel at SWL in the next week or so. The concrete work is about to start getting really complex over at SWL too.I have to say, this project is really interesting to watch for some reason.
Indeed. I've not seen buildings like this for a long time. The Avland show building was a refreshing return to design form.If you think this is interesting just wait until they start putting up steel at SWL in the next week or so. The concrete work is about to start getting really complex over at SWL too.
I guess I've been thinking that it would go up in much the same order as DL's version . . . but the space is different, and theyIf you think this is interesting just wait until they start putting up steel at SWL in the next week or so. The concrete work is about to start getting really complex over at SWL too.
Long term Im of the mindset that the theme of RnR isnt going to stay. And I'm still not sold on ToT staying completely true to to what it is today. I'm not on the Guardians bandwagon but I believe the imagineers are toiling away trying to figure it out."Disney doesn't own Twilight Zone or Aerosmith, so are we rooting for the attractions featuring those properties to be ripped out for the sake of coherence?