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    Pandora Soft Openings?

    Any guesses as when AK will start with some soft openings of Pandora?

    I will be there the first of May and hoping they might be doing some on our AK days. I was lucky with this when the new Fantasyland was doing soft openings a few years back.
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    I'm hoping too! We'll be there 4/26 - 5/2

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    someone posted this yesterday:

    The projected beginning date for DVC and passholder previews is 22 April.

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    Oh I hope that's the case!! AP holder here going May 14 - 20!!
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    I am hoping too but not counting on it. They never did much with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for the little people.
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    If there is an AP preview, does everyone in your party have to have one or can you bring a guest? Very likely I'll be getting one but my sister won't, and it's just the two of us so I don't want to leave her out if the chance arises.

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    For New Fantasyland, each person needed to be an annual passholder if memory serves. But I think that's the most recent precedent.

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    They opened the preview today at 9:07est. It's full

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    Everyone has to be an AP unfortunately. :(

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    I got my AP email on Friday and book my sneak peek for May 17th!! Yah! I didn't even like the movie and I'm excited. Of course, they've been building on it forever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDanceMom73 View Post
    I got my AP email on Friday and book my sneak peek for May 17th!! Yah! I didn't even like the movie and I'm excited. Of course, they've been building on it forever...
    I'm pretty much only excited because Joe Rohde actually seems genuinely excited about it and he's knocked it out of the park with his other stuff at AK. It does not appear that he had a gun held to his head like the GOTG overlay at DCA...

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    While no one can say for certain the word is soft openings are not likely

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDanceMom73 View Post
    I got my AP email on Friday and book my sneak peek for May 17th!! Yah! I didn't even like the movie and I'm excited. Of course, they've been building on it forever...
    We will be there the 18 through the 22nd and I booked the preview for the 19th. So excited. My parents won't be able to go, but the girls and I will. I am trying to convince my husband that seeing the preview to Pandora is reason enough to go for a long weekend, but he is not convinced.
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    I'm trying to convince DH we need to go for the preview too.
    The problem is we are already there for 7 days in April and we are back again for Memorial day week, for 10 days (so we are there for the grand opening)
    I got us a preview for the 13th, hoping we could do a single overnight, down on Saturday morning, home Sunday night. So far, DH isn't on board. But I'm not done with him yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDanceMom73 View Post
    I got my AP email on Friday
    Did you have to sign up on an email list to get AP emails? I've never had an AP before, but got one when we were there (March 3-12). I didn't receive an email about this event though. I realize I missed out on this one, but do I have to subscribe to a list to receive offers in the future? (I already have my AP linked to MDE, and receive plenty of other emails from MDE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJG17 View Post
    Did you have to sign up on an email list to get AP emails? I've never had an AP before, but got one when we were there (March 3-12). I didn't receive an email about this event though. I realize I missed out on this one, but do I have to subscribe to a list to receive offers in the future? (I already have my AP linked to MDE, and receive plenty of other emails from MDE)
    No but their sending emails is not consistent.
    Figure this one out.
    I have an MDE account in my name and it uses my main email account.
    It has all the family, tickets, resorts, AP, ADR, etc
    Well, last Oct there was a glitch in that anyone with a Swan/Dolphin reservation couldn't confirm ADR, it returned an error. So I made another MDE account, with DH's name but my secondary email account. There are no tickets attached to this account of any sort. No AP, nothing. Never been anything done with that account other than a few ADR.
    My email account never gets the AP emails. But, that secondary account, the one in DH's name but my email, does. Even though there is no AP associated with the account.
    No one can figure that one out

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJG17 View Post
    Did you have to sign up on an email list to get AP emails? I've never had an AP before, but got one when we were there (March 3-12). I didn't receive an email about this event though. I realize I missed out on this one, but do I have to subscribe to a list to receive offers in the future? (I already have my AP linked to MDE, and receive plenty of other emails from MDE)
    I just upgraded in Feb, and I didn't get the email either.

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    I have a voucher in my account (not from a renewal), and haven't gotten an invite/e-mail.
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    I didn't get an email, either, but I got a preview for May 22nd. I do get emails for Florida resident offers......... (we don't live in Florida).
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    The Disney AP emails drive me crazy. We are all on the same account with my email address. My husband is the only one who ever gets emails (or physical mail). I saw the opening posted on line all over, but later that morning did get the email. They were supposed to send a confirmation email though and I never got that. I made the reservation on my phone because I didn't want to wait for a printer, so hopefully a screenshot will be good enough. There really isn't anywhere I can see to subscribe to AP emails. The IT of course is not the best (to say the least).
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    The AP website drives me nuts. Most of the time, I get Stitch eating the page when I look for passholder discounts. This was the 1st AP benefit I got that didn't screw up somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkura View Post
    I'm pretty much only excited because Joe Rohde actually seems genuinely excited about it and he's knocked it out of the park with his other stuff at AK. It does not appear that he had a gun held to his head like the GOTG overlay at DCA...
    Joe is the reason I'm so excited as well. I've loved everything he's touched so far.
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