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    He told me, in no uncertain terms, "not until 2017, for many different complicated reasons,"
    This makes a lot of sense, and it's consistent with Josh's reasoning in the OP. The Party/F&W seasons sell themselves these days, all the way through the winter holidays and beyond into marathon weekend. Maybe it gets announced around the winter holidays for an opening during Spring Break season as a marketing tool, but maybe not until the beginning of summer season. This is a major new attraction---expecting anything other than a very strategic opening plan to maximize its impact on attendance is probably not wise.

    You have to wonder when this goes from being a complete embarrassment to those who read message boards to a complete embarrassment to the general public.
    I'm with DR. It's out of sight and out of mind to the vast majority of theme park guests---many of whom will be asking where the Harry Potter ride is in the Magic Kingdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    May 1 sounds like what I've heard as well, from a close friend who's pretty far up in the WDW executive heierarchy. He told me, in no uncertain terms, "not until 2017, for many different complicated reasons," for the debut, citing that the start date has little to do with the show's being ready to roll.
    Sorry, George, I can't resist:
    Since when is a CM a good source of information?

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    So a few dress rehearsals went well but they'll still decide to put it on a shelf until next year? This makes no sense to me for 2 reasons:

    Without using the equipment for months on end, they're neglecting an opportunity to keep things maintained. Another disaster would be realizing some of the electronics went bonkers during stasis.

    It would make sense to roll it for a busy time of year, Thanksgiving thru New Years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dadknight View Post
    Sorry, George, I can't resist:
    Since when is a CM a good source of information?

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    He's not "just" a CM. He's an executive at WDW, one of those who sits in with meetings held by Bob Iger. He ain't no bus driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnoble View Post
    This makes a lot of sense, and it's consistent with Josh's reasoning in the OP. The Party/F&W seasons sell themselves these days, all the way through the winter holidays and beyond into marathon weekend. Maybe it gets announced around the winter holidays for an opening during Spring Break season as a marketing tool, but maybe not until the beginning of summer season. This is a major new attraction---expecting anything other than a very strategic opening plan to maximize its impact on attendance is probably not wise.

    I doubt they will try to do a second big marketing event for the debut of the same attraction. I think it is likely to just open it as Rusty's post suggested and add the additional events after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    He's not "just" a CM. He's an executive at WDW, one of those who sits in with meetings held by Bob Iger. He ain't no bus driver.
    I figured as much from your original description, and he sounds like a much more reliable source. Your post just reminded me of all those that start off "I spoke to a CM who said...", and your usual response.
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    Before Thanksgiving but after Veterans Day ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Before Thanksgiving but after Veterans Day ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Before Thanksgiving but after Veterans Day ;)
    Darn it! I'll be there on Nov 6. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovett1979 View Post
    Darn it! I'll be there on Nov 6. :-(
    So will we! :( Bummer...

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    Us too! Welll.....save something for the next trip, right? I'm thrilled for you folks that will get to see it!


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    Maybe AK won't be such a hot choice for 12/31 now, but that would be a swell way to spend the evening. Dinner at Tiffins the ROL! My eyes will be peeled

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Before Thanksgiving but after Veterans Day ;)

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    Josh...any thoughts on show times or if they'll offer dining packages as originally planned

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    Fingers crossed!! We'll be there on 11/29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie View Post
    Josh...any thoughts on show times or if they'll offer dining packages as originally planned
    Dining packages seem likely, as Disney never fails to miss a trick that might generate revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Before Thanksgiving but after Veterans Day ;)
    What year is that though? 2017 or 2018!

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    I just read something yesterday that the latest rumor is mid-November. I hope that's true!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDanceMom73 View Post
    I just read something yesterday that the latest rumor is mid-November. I hope that's true!!
    It's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    It's not.
    But..... I know a CM who knows a bus driver who told me their cousin is in the show and they've been practicing the show for weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    But..... I know a CM who knows a bus driver who told me their cousin is in the show and they've been practicing the show for weeks!
    "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night." .
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night." .
    I love to use this quote. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by runDisneygirl View Post
    I love to use this quote. :)
    Used to? What changed?

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