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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc. in the News & Rumors forums; I'm surprised this hasn't been posted here yet... President Obama will be visiting WDW on Thursday to announce a new initiative, which has resulted in a lot of changes for ...
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    POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    I'm surprised this hasn't been posted here yet...

    President Obama will be visiting WDW on Thursday to announce a new initiative, which has resulted in a lot of changes for Thursday...

    - MK no longer has morning EMH
    - Epcot, DHS have added evening EMH
    - AK added morning EMH
    - DHS is getting a special fireworks show that night only
    - Main St. USA will be closed from park opening until after Obama is done, approx. 3pm
    - The 3pm parade will actually be at 3:30pm (go ahead, ask what time the 3 o'clock parade is at!)
    - The backstage overflow path will be used to get guests in/out without using Main St. USA
    - From an internal Hub FAQ, it appears that ADRs at the Plaza Restaurant may be affected and Disney is supposed to be contacting those guests. Tours may also be altered, but nothing else should be affected.
    - Only invited guests/press will be able to actually attend the press event.

    I'd expect lines to get in to take longer as there will probably be far heavier bag checks, etc.
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    It was posted (when it was still speculation) in another thread.
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Ah, on the rumors forum. Well, now it's news
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Really, Walt? Disneyland is MY land? Why would I want a silly little land when I can have the WORLD.


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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Here is the link to the thread I started on the topic yesterday.

    Also the last post on that thread is a WDW Press Release from All Ears.

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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Here we go again.

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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    Here is the link to the thread I started on the topic yesterday.

    Also the last post on that thread is a WDW Press Release from All Ears.

    Special Disney World fireworks show Thursday at Hollywood Studios, rumors suggest Oba
    Yeah, I didn't look in one the rumors forum since it was now official news

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    Here we go again.

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    It's not a vacation. He isn't even going to be there that long. They are just using it as the venue because of the subject.
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    So then his family won't be along with him, I guess. I mean, if it's not a vacation and all...
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    I wonder if Disney will be using the old on-property airstrip for the president?
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    So then his family won't be along with him, I guess. I mean, if it's not a vacation and all...
    He's reportedly flying in, getting to the MK, giving the speech, and leaving, all within a few hours. His family might be there, but there is nothing to indicate that anything else is taking place with regards to their presence.
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    I wonder if Disney will be using the old on-property airstrip for the president?
    I don't think AF1 can land on a STOL strip easily
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Perhaps fly him into an airport and then helicopter him over? Though the ride across I4 isn't too bad. We'll see.
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    I hope they get the dueling Dumbos open in time:
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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    Haunted Gabe had it right.

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    Re: POTUS visit to WDW changes hours, etc.

    I keep tabs of Lou on Facebook and have enjoyed his updates at the MK today.

    In case y'all want to see it, here's a link from YouTube to President Obama's speech at the Magic Kingdom today . . .

    President Obama speaks at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom
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