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    So What's REALLY Going On?

    Am I the only one who thinks there is something big coming to WDW?

    Out of nowhere, in a recession no less, they are completely rebuilding an entire land of MK (Fantasyland), repainting buildings on Mainstreet as well as adding greets etc., refurbing areas of Frontierland, redoing the entire queue of HM, repainting the "legs" of SSE, tons of concrete work all over, redoing the TTA, refurbing Primevil Whirl, bringing back the old Tiki Room (or a version of it), revamping the old Pleasure Island, building a whole new resort, etc. etc.

    I don't know, it just feels like this is all in prep for something big. I have no idea what but man they are busy doing TONS of improvements lately. I'm not complaining by any stretch but I don't think I've ever seen this much going on at once!
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    For me! They know of our arrival in 2012. Awww! LOL
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    I think the Iger 5 year plan seems to be paying some dividends as of now... We knew it would take time... This is the result...
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    I suppose that's true. It's incredibly impressive regardless. I just can't help but wonder if there is a big announcement coming after all this is done that, when combined with what we already know, will result in something major for the 50th maybe?
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    I suppose that's true. It's incredibly impressive regardless. I just can't help but wonder if there is a big announcement coming after all this is done that, when combined with what we already know, will result in something major for the 50th maybe?
    WDW's 50th? That wouldn't be 'til 2021, right?
    I personally think (unfortunately, instead of gettin' off our own beeeeehinds) we just got a boot in the butt from the place down the road.
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    there is that thought as well....
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    they r getting everything ready for 2012 dream cruise 2.0!!!!

    but seriously i do love that everything is getting worked on, revamped, expanded!!! no complaints here...just wish it would all be done in 45 days..lol.
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    Fantasyland is just a knee jerk OMG to Harry Potter. They should have seen it coming. That is why Universals attendance is up and WDW is down.

    The rest of the MK is just getting the clean ups that use to be constant and were neglected over the last decade.

    DTD is a fact of life. Pleasure Island could not keep up with the gang activity. Remove the clubs and it is no longer a late, late night place to hang without being conspicuous.

    Finding Disney still to be in the reactive mode verses the proactive mode.
    Still looking forward to seeing Fantasyland. Can't wait to see if if it holds a candle to the Harry Potter land.
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    We went down to wdw may 7-14th and the first ting i tought also was..."wow alot of improvements going on!" its great. Fantasyland looks like its going to be huge when the get done with the additional land being constructed. Im VERY happy with the direction of Disneyparks lately.
    We will be going back in 2013....i simply cant wait untill the new fantasyland is open.

    note: the parks the last couple of visits have been nothing short of immaculate.

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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizisit View Post
    WDW's 50th? That wouldn't be 'til 2021, right?
    I personally think (unfortunately, instead of gettin' off our own beeeeehinds) we just got a boot in the butt from the place down the road.
    I really think you're on to something Steve. They're finally feeling the heat from Universal. Seems it's the kick in the butt Disney needed.

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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    Potter did well for Universal, Disney was stagnant. They needed to do something, so they expanded a bit. They let their most recent big birthday come and go. So it's not that they're preparing for the 50th.
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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    I'm glad WDW is doing SOMETHING! I just hope that the smaller stuff is finished by Thanksgiving week. Now if they would just re-open Wonders of Life with some updates.

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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    The only thing I ever see Disney doing with WOL is taking a match to it.
    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: So What's REALLY Going On?

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    The only thing I ever see Disney doing with WOL is taking a match to it.
    Probably so, but it could be something great if they just put in the effort. I hate to see it just sitting there.

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    Re: So What's REALLY Going On?

    I think they are just executing Iger's plan.

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