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Old 09-30-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Arrow The 40th Anniversary Is Almost Upon Us!

Walt Disney World's 40th Anniversary is almost here! Only 4 hours! Who's going to be there tomorrow?

So, what do you think Disney will do for the 40th anniversary, and what are your feelings on Disney's big day?


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Lost in the celebration of WDW's 40th is the fact that Epcot turns 29 years old tomorrow. Happy birthday to both parks.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Lost in the celebration of WDW's 40th is the fact that Epcot turns 29 years old tomorrow. Happy birthday to both parks.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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DH and I will be there bright and early!

Forgot to answer the other 2 questions: I don't think they'll be doing anything more than what they've already announced, which is fine by me. I am just happy to be there.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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I'll be there (and will stay most of the day unless the crowds are truly miserable). I'll be tweeting on @MickeysNN if anyone is interested in updates. Anyone else who's going to be there using social media, why don't you post your info too?
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
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Yep, I will be there with my partner and our 20 month old little girl. I can't wait!

So far, I have been able to piece the following together for what is going to happen at the MK on Saturday.
  1. There is supposed to be a special 40th Anniversary Cupcake at the Bakery, price undisclosed as of yet, so it could cost $0-$4 at best guestimate.
  2. There are rumored things to be happening to surprise guests at the Emporium on Main Street. No word officially on what or when or how, if anything, but multiple rumors from different folks that know different folks that work there that something is happening.
  3. There will be a special t-shirt for sale that will only be offered for sale on Saturday for the folks that are there in the MK.
  4. There will be several Disney artists on hand for signings of their wares at various locations throughout the day. http://psc.disney.go.com/eventservic...ysignings.html
  5. At 9:45 AM there will be a character flood/parade up Main Street followed by a trolley. The parade will end at the castle stage where Meg Crofton is to speak and if I am interpreting the info correctly, the Dapper Dans will be leading the crowds in a Sing A Long. There will be a little daytime pyro thrown in for good measure.
  6. Wishes will be performed with a special Anniversary Finale including perimeter fireworks.
  7. There will many special commemorative pins released for sale at the MK on Saturday. http://eventservices.disney.go.com/p...event?id=59197

They added wristbands to the protocol for buying the limited edition pins and Vinylmation merch tomorrow. According to the Pin Blog http://eventservices.disney.go.com/p...event?id=28460

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Wristband Distribution Guidelines for Disney Pin and Vinylmation Releases
October 1, 2011 at Magic Kingdom Park

Wristbands will be distributed entitling bearers to the opportunity to purchase limited edition Disney pins and Vinylmation™ released in association with the October 1, 2011 product release at Magic Kingdom® Park.

Wristbands for the limited edition items will be distributed starting at 6:00 A.M. Once through security bag check, guests will be asked to line up on the west side of the turnstiles (closest to the Monorail station). We kindly ask that guests do not line up for wristband distribution prior to 6:00 A.M. In addition, holding a place in line for others in your party will not be allowed. Guests who wish to obtain a wristband to purchase limited edition items must be present when the line forms or they will be escorted to the back of the line.

Please note the Magic Kingdom turnstiles will open at 7:45 a.m. for guests attending breakfast in Cinderella Castle. Guests who receive a wristband will be allowed to enter Magic Kingdom Park at that time. Paid admission is required to enter Disney theme parks.

Items will be released at Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland which opens at 9:00 a.m. We kindly ask that guests who receive a wristband please proceed to the Liberty Square bridge to form a queue. At 9:00 a.m., guests will be carefully escorted by a cast member from the Liberty Square bridge to the main doors of the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon.

Wristbands are limited and available while supplies last. At 12:00 P.M., wristbands are no longer valid. Lost, stolen or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. Wristbands have no cash value. Restrictions apply. Subject to change without notice.

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Guests who receive wristbands for Group A will have the opportunity to purchase items from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Guests who receive wristbands for Group B will have the opportunity to purchase items from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Guests who receive wristbands for Group C will have the opportunity to purchase items from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Guests who receive wristbands for Group D will have the opportunity to purchase items from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Purchase Limits
The following items will have purchase limits in effect for the October 1, 2011 release at Magic Kingdom Park:


40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - I Was There! Pin - Edition Size: 1,500 each - Maximum of two (2) pins, per guest with valid wristband.
40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - Attraction Collection - Edition Size: 1,500 each - Maximum of two (2) pins, per guest with valid wristband.
40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - Themed Land Collection Individual Pins - Edition Size: 1,200 each - Maximum of two (2) pins, per guest with valid wristband.
40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - Themed Land Collection Boxed Set - Edition Size: 200 - Maximum of one (1) set, per guest with valid wristband.
40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - Themed Land Collection Packaged Set - Edition Size: 400 - Maximum of one (1) set, per guest with valid wristband.
40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - Themed Land Collection Framed Set - Edition Size: 100 - Maximum of one (1) set, per guest with valid wristband.
40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® - Jumbo Pin - Edition Size: 200 - Maximum of one (1) pin, per guest with valid wristband.
On a related note, the 40th Anniversary jumbo pin created for this release has a new retail. It was originally listed for $149.95 but the actual retail is $124.95.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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Can't tell you how much I wish I was going. Have a great time PPs! Be sure to post and tell us all about it.
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The interesting thing is that transporatation isn't running at 6:00 a.m. so how do people get there. Unless you are staying at the Contemporary or you have your own car and you are a resort guest and can park at the Contemporary I don't know how others will get there. Just wondering?
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #8
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Wish I was there. Have fun!!!!
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:45 PM   #9
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I didn't even realize this. I really don't need/want anything but happy to be there.

We're going to MK on Sun.

That's great! What a nice memory...
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:49 AM   #10
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  • There are rumored things to be happening to surprise guests at the Emporium on Main Street. No word officially on what or when or how, if anything, but multiple rumors from different folks that know different folks that work there that something is happening.
I haven't heard anything. It doesn't mean nothing'll happen.. I just literally have not heard a peep about this. Interesting...
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:51 AM   #11
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Also, I'll be there in hopefully about 30 minutes. You can follow my tweets.. @klewald (there's also a link in my signature).
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:28 AM   #12
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Here now at the TTC. They are running busses directly to MK since there is no monorail or ferry transportation. CM told us there were about 75-80 in line for wristbands at the MK as of now.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:48 AM   #13
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DH an I will be there......Living local has it's advantages an disadvantages sometimes both at the same time.

Yeah I get to go which I prolly would not get to do if I did not live local. But DH does not want to go till closer to lunch time an stay for the fireworks..that's my disadvantage along with not having a room to go to for afternoon break.

Hall of Presidents is always good for quick nap an as much as I love Carosuel of Progress it makes for a quick nap sometimes too theres always the monorail an the TTA

OHHHHHHHHHHHH an I have been laid up all week with my back not stood up straight in a week but I going to the MK today no assistance other than my muscle relaxers an pain meds which are good for about 4 hours of being pain free.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:40 AM   #14
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DW and I are here now waiting on the pre-show. Were next to Lou Mongello for a few minutes but are now sitting under one of the trees. The area is almost standing room only.
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Pre-show just started
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