Other 50th surprises beyond Haunted Mansion
First of all, congratulations to everyone at Disney for somehow managing to keep whatever enhancements are being made to the Haunted Mansion a surprise for so long. (And thank you to everyone outside of Disney but in the loop, whether the mouse intends them to be or not, for not spilling the beans.)
But now that Disney has tipped its hand in their Annual Report – and those that know what is going on have indicated this isn’t some PR fluff but real enhancements in the Mansion that the average guest might notice – I look at the aggressive upcoming refurbishment list and gotta wonder/ask just what the heck else the mouse has up its sleeve. . .
Is something similar going on at iasw? Could there be more to the extensive refurb/rebuild of the Tiki Room? And given whatever they’re doing to the Mansion they’re doing in just 3 weeks, the Jungle Cruise’s 2-month upcoming downtime now seems suspicious as well as the one for Splash that is of similar length.
Closing Casey and Storybook for an entire month and scheduling their opening to coincide with day Disneyland’s 50th celebration begins? Hmmm . . . . And look at what is happening to the railroad. It’s refurb coincides with Splash’s. Hmmm . . . something with the riverboat finale you don’t want us to see? Plus (and this I admit is a real, real, REAL stretch) rebuilding the RR’s T-land station that has been basically the same for decades? Are you guys doing something to the Dinosaur diorama between now and May 5th therefore expecting to draw large crowds that just want to see that portion of the ride?
Please note all of the above is rampant, flagrant, self-indulgent speculation of the worst possible type. But given that the Mansion seems to be taking most of us that troll these boards by big surprise, ya gotta wonder . . .and hope that perhaps at least 5% might be true.