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    Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    Just a few tidbits about some of the things I saw in the last few days...

    First, they moved the ATM at the Bank of Main Street. It used to be inside the bank on the right side. It is now located on the outside of the building, in the walkway to the restrooms and a CM entrance. This allowed Disney to open up additional windows inside to handle more guests per hour in regards to AP processing.

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    They removed a planter from the walkway in front of the Plaza Pavillion, and next to the Wait board, to help with crowd control issues after the Fireworks and Fantasmic!

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    They also removed the Lemonade ODV cart that was located at the Plaza Pavillion.

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    They have removed the FASTPASS machines from the area next to the Haunted Mansion Holiday (Was used for Splash Mountain when Pooh offered FP's), and they also removed them at DCA from Muppet*Vision 3D and It's Tough to be a Bug. This leaves just Star Tours with a set of machines that is turned off 7 days a week.

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    Due to the changeover to Haunted Mansion Holiday, they have changed the VMK tour, and instead of the Haunted Mansion, you now get the Pirates of the Caribbean as an attraction, and the special quest for the tour is PotC. There are 6 new prizes that you can get that are PotC themed. The quest states it will be offered from last Monday thru March 5th. This should match up with PotC going down for its major refurb. Also in the fine print is the new rule of only being able to collect quest prizes every 90 days (instead of the old 30 day rule).

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    The Hub is still the best place to watch the Fireworks.

    The castle is having pavement work on both side paths (under the arches), plus some pavement work at Snow White's Grotto.

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    The Photo Supply Store on Main Street is closed for refurb thru September 29th, and they have set up a temporary location next to the Guest Services booth in the Main Entry Plaza to sell the photos taken by the CM's in the park.

    The Orange Cone advertising Block Party Bash has been removed from the Tram Loading area at the parking structure.

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    Re: Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    The orange cones were some of the first things that I saw on my very first visit to Disneyland. I took many pictures, and then mistakenly deleted every last one. I do have many cool Pictires of Block Party Bash though.
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    Re: Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    Hey Darkbeer did you get any shots of the new pillars or covers for the projectors bY Sleeeping Beauty's castle? There has been some new changes there as well.

    I saw that ATM move back in August. It is a bad spot in my opinion especially with all the people coming out of the restroom and the "bank."
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    Re: Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    thanks for the updates DB!

    i really wish that they would make those kodak pics available on-line instead of just at the park. it would take the urgency out of having to purchase them & not having another chance at it, but most of the time, i don't even bother having my pic taken because i don't want to stand in line at the photo supply to view it at the end of the day. i really started thinking about this after seeing the tent put up during the construction. i dunno...just a thought.
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    Re: Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
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    Re: Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    Quote Originally Posted by pixie chick
    thanks for the updates DB!

    i really wish that they would make those kodak pics available on-line instead of just at the park. it would take the urgency out of having to purchase them & not having another chance at it, but most of the time, i don't even bother having my pic taken because i don't want to stand in line at the photo supply to view it at the end of the day. i really started thinking about this after seeing the tent put up during the construction. i dunno...just a thought.
    Well, at least once the photo supply is back up, the line should move quicker. More imaging machines are being added so capacity should be increased somewhat.
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    Re: Some observations from the last week about the DLR

    Thanks Db


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