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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa & Annette Owens

  • Upcoming rehabs
  • El Rio Del Tiempo
    • Matt says the ride will be updated with a Three Caballeros theme
    • Mike Scopa thinks anything has to be better than what was there
    • Matt says the ride will reopen on April 2
    • Annette thinks change is a good thing
    • Matt doesn't think anyone will know who these characters are
    • Mike Scopa says the Three Caballeros haven't been in a show since the 80's in the Magic Kingdom
  • Haunted Mansion
    • Matt says the Haunted Mansion will be closed from June 6 - September 13
    • Mike Scopa says it doesn't shock him because it's been planned for such a long time so they can have a haunted mansion holiday overlay
    • Annette says the reopening time is perfect for the Halloween season
  • Teppinyaki
    • Matt says it will be closed April 15 - August 25, 2007
    • Matt says the rehab has been rescheduled a couple of times
  • Alfredo's
    • Matt says Alfredo's will be closing for good
    • Mike Scopa says it will be closing at the end of August
    • Mike Scopa says Alfredo's was always hit or miss
    • Matt enjoyed it on his last trip
  • Maelstrom
    • Matt says Maelstrom will be closed for rehab April 30 - May 24, 2007
    • Matt says he's never seen the film
    • Mike Newell says he tried to see the movie but they didn't play it
  • Nine Dragons
    • Matt says Nine Dragons will be closed for renovations July 15 - November 11
    • Matt thinks it's ok food and expensive
    • Mike Newell loves eating there
  • Mike Scopa says the video globe for Illuminations sometime this year and heard the show could be changed
  • Mike Scopa says a new film for Canada is also on it's way
  • Matt says Rock 'n Roller Coaster will have to close eventually to finish the single rider line to be completed
  • Mike Scopa says sometime in the next year Space Mountain will close for an extended rehab

Running Time: 20:52
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45 seconds to Golden Dreams
Authored by: wdwtodayfanclub on Friday, March 23 2007 @ 09:36 AM CDT
Newell I agree, with the 45 second addition to Golden Dreams they will probably add something about 911.... OR maybe the Cardinals winning the 2006 World Series: )


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Authored by: LudwigVonDrake on Friday, March 23 2007 @ 09:45 AM CDT
To be fair, the Three Caballeros characters (Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, and
Panchito) are still extremely popular outside of the United States. In fact, they
have been appearing in Disney comic books overseas for decades. This may
have played a role in the Epcot rehab.
In the USA, the characters were used fairly recently on the HOUSE OF MOUSE
cartoon show (currently airing on Toon Disney).
Myself, I am glad to see some Walt-era characters returning to the park!
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Authored by: smedina24 on Friday, March 23 2007 @ 10:21 AM CDT

Please keep your arms and legs inside the tram and remain seated until the tram comes to a full and complete stop.
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Authored by: Tikiman on Friday, March 23 2007 @ 10:45 AM CDT
I liked Alfredo’s and Matt is right, they had a great lasagna. I also liked the Fettuccini. We will be eating there in July for the last time it looks like.

Mike is right about the changed to Haunted Mansion with a few additional things that cannot be told….yet. Also the same track and sled changes done to Space Mtn. in Disneyland will be done in WDW. I got to go on the preview for CMs of Space Mtn. in Disneyland when it was finished and it was 100% better. So much smoother and a better ride experience but still the same original feel to it. Rockin’ Space Mtn. is not what it is called at Disneyland. The ride is still called Space Mtn. but it turns into Rockin Space Mtn at night. It is funny that I hear often people don’t want to see the change in WDW but just about everyone out here and CMs and Imagineers see the changes as a huge improvement. My Imagineer friend was just out in WDW for work and he went on Space Mtn and said it was horrible now that he is use to the new one in CA.
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Authored by: Tikiman on Friday, March 23 2007 @ 03:11 PM CDT
While the track is still on the same course much of the track was redesigned and replaced which is why it was closed for about 2 years.
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Authored by: SaraPBG on Monday, March 26 2007 @ 10:02 PM CDT
I loved the Three Caballeros I can't wait for the "new" ride to open!! That was one of my fave movies as a kid.
The Haunted Mansion is in need of a referb! It's good but it could have more to it. There are to many areas of it that have nothing to look at.

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