I can claim no inside knowledge about July 17, 2005. There's been a rumor that DL may require a "hard ticket" - no one with comp tickets or annual passes would be let in. You'd have to buy a ticket.
Would you pay?
I'm thinking I might.
That's especially true if they really do a "50 hour party" like a second rumor states. I attended the 60-hour parties for Captain EO and Star Tours and loved them both.
(and for the record, they could do a quote-unquote 50-hour-party that really lasted more like 65 hours, and thus close down the park at a reasonable hour rather than right in the middle of the day ... they would just CALL it a 50-hour party to match the 50th anniversary).
Again, both rumors might be untrue. I'm just trying to gauge how many of you might buy tickets in the event both rumors were true.