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D23 Expo 2019 - News & Speculation

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Disney' started by LintemuthStudios, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Andysol

    Andysol Veteran Member

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    @Nick - I just edited my response. You can delete this, but wanted to make sure you knew if you wanted to respond
     
  2. tyro

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    While a hotel on a private island would be very unique, this is something other cruise lines (mostly Royal Caribbean) have been looking at some kind of overnight options on their islands. The problem is cruise lines have very minimal staff in the actual island itself and use most of the crew from the ship to go into the island when docked. They also have a whole island, rather than just a few areas that either needs to be completely blocked off to guests staying over night or have staffed overnight, which would not be cost effective.
     
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    It came from Magic. Person has been right about other things in the past and was the first thing that seemed like a viable thing for the announcement Thursday.

    I'm not saying the hotel is happening as it could be a completely bogus rumor, but I figured it was worth sharing as there is a lot of happenings going on for Disney in that area right now.
     
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    If anyone was curious what lighthouse point looked like.
     
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    Get Ja Rule to promote this and we got ourselves a solid luxury experience!
     
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  6. Nick

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    @Marni1971 had this to say on Lighthouse Point:
     
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    I may be in the minority but cruises hard clash with why I vacation and pay a ton for Disney or Universal or even Sea World, a ton of stuff to do in one area and the financial flexibility that goes with it on flights and stays. Cruises have less to do at inflated prices because you are boxed in or with a certain company. I like the increase in options though,
     
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    Much has been made about the music (or lack thereof) in SWGE. Well, there's gonna be a panel about it on Friday:
    The Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
    Friday, August 23, 2019
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    D23 Expo Arena
    Step into the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, now open at Disneyland Resort and opening August 29 at Walt Disney World Resort, with a closer look at the soundscape and music, including the new theme by legendary composer John Williams, that makes Batuu and Black Spire Outpost come to life.
     
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    Reminder, the “Secret WDC Project” is being announced today from 1:30-2:30 PST.

    Keep in mind that this could end up as a really boring announcement or could be cool. I’d keep expectations low.
     
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    Do we know if Mr Rohde is presenting or part of any panels this weekend? (Maybe an AK annoucement or something to do with Epcot?)

     
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    It's possible he comes up as a special guest to talk about a project that gets announced on Sunday at the Parks Panel?
     
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    There’s enough smoke for me to believe Disney’s going to announce the subs at Disneyland are closing and the monorail is either having its path reduced or removed also. Same for autopia.
     
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    2024 is a long way off.
     
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    Probably one CEO and a parks GM away...
     
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    I just don't see them announcing something that probably wouldn't even start to be built by the next D23 in 2021.

    Or announce it at this one and have it open by 2022. I'd like that timeframe a lot more. Unless it's ZOOTOPIA, in which case, I'll pass on the project entirely.
     
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    With Disney's recent track record....'Probably one CEO and a half dozen or so park GM's away'. ;)
     
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