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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:10 pm
by Meteornotes
I was in Orlando for a conference during Spring Break one year, and went to the parks one day. Never again.

Then again, a day at WDW is still better than a day at work, so...

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:04 pm
by COASTER FREAK 11
PeoplemoverMatt wrote:If I'm seeing that right, that queue is flooding out of the FastPass+ Return entrance. Yikes!


That line is coming from FastPass. That happens when ever a ride breaks down and has to stop operation. All the fast passes that didn't get used during the down time are still valid for use when it re-opens. I'd bet that's what were seeing here, as Space Mountain is one of the rides that does this on almost a daily basis.

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:38 am
by disneyfreak1986
Barge84 wrote:^ Shouldn't be much longer. I'm pretty sure the opening date is around May 1st. I'm hoping I get to ride it when I'm down there the last week of April!


From a photo I saw on my Twitter feed last night, it looks like the media preview is April 30th - May 2nd. I'd expect to see a 'soft opening' sometime between April 20th (that is when Cast Members begin their training) and April 30th.

I'm really excited for another roller coaster to add to the excitement that the Magic Kingdom brings!

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:45 am
by A.J.
kyleparks77 wrote:During our trip last week while relaxing on the People Mover, we were able to see space mountain with the lights on. I was only able to get my camera out in time to snap one picture but it was something I've been wanting to see for a long time

Space Mountain is a completely different ride when there are any work lights on at all. In normal show lighting you can't really see the support structure over your head.

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:28 pm
by timfreeman
COASTER FREAK 11 wrote:
PeoplemoverMatt wrote:If I'm seeing that right, that queue is flooding out of the FastPass+ Return entrance. Yikes!


That line is coming from FastPass. That happens when ever a ride breaks down and has to stop operation. All the fast passes that didn't get used during the down time are still valid for use when it re-opens. I'd bet that's what were seeing here, as Space Mountain is one of the rides that does this on almost a daily basis.


There was no down time that day and I didn't think to take a picture until half way through it. It went all the way back to astro orbiter. Thunder mountain was backed up to the bridge. Toy story was backed up to marina (whatever it is now). The safari was backed up to the normal line. They have now built ropes in for the fast pass lines for most of the mentioned above.

The lines really aren't "longer", they have just moved to the outside. Once you pass the RFID point, most were walk all the way to the ride.

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:17 pm
by robbalvey
Today we celebrated It's a Small World's 50th Anniversary with Walt Disney World! Was a very interested Small World themed day, and while, yes, I will not be able to get the song out of my head for about a month now, that is just a true testament on what kind of impact the song and ride has made over the years. No matter if you love the ride or it annoys you, we've all been on it, and we all see how much kids and families from all over enjoy it! Please check out the video and photos from today. It was a great time!

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:34 pm
by thrillrider
Great pictures as always Robb.

Is the hub construction taking place between the castle and tomarowland near the old boat dock? The bottleneck in this area of the park has always been one of the few complaints I have about this park, I hope this opens up the area more for a better crowd flow.

Also, were you filming small world for a show or for TPR?

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:04 pm
by Woodie Warrior
It's A Small World is one of my favorite rides at Disney. I still remember my first ride on it when I was 5.

Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:11 pm
by Mrlittle
I liked the way you edited that video. I'm happy to see Disney celebrate this ride.

thrillrider wrote:Is the hub construction taking place between the castle and tomarowland near the old boat dock? The bottleneck in this area of the park has always been one of the few complaints I have about this park, I hope this opens up the area more for a better crowd flow.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:17 am
by cfc
Nice work on the video. I like how the different versions of the song were playing over the on-ride footage. The Dapper Dans were particularly good.

And the new coaster in Fantasyland looks great. I'm looking forward to riding this one.