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    American Idol soft opened

    I'm hearing reports that AI is open today, January 7 to the public. I can't make it down to confirm myself.
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    And I thought I'd miss it when I'm there in 2.5 weeks. Cool.

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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post
    I'm hearing reports that AI is open today, January 7 to the public. I can't make it down to confirm myself.
    Today was the last day of the Cast Preview, so they were still checking ID on the way in. I believe the soft open is imminent, though -- perhaps as early as tomorrow.

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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    More info: may have been CM-testing today after all. I'm hearing conflicting things. Even if CM-testing, there may be soft opening for the general public by this weekend or next week.
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    The CMs for this sow were out by the theater in the mid-afternoon hours, sporting their new costumes. Will have to admit, the costumes are as bland as they can be. Navy blazers are so overrated and overused.

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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Quote Originally Posted by TDLFAN View Post
    The CMs for this sow were out by the theater in the mid-afternoon hours, sporting their new costumes. Will have to admit, the costumes are as bland as they can be. Navy blazers are so overrated and overused.
    What makes it worse is that it's the exact same blazer that Guest Relations wears in cold weather. The D-logo buttons and everything. They just put an American Idol logo pin where the Guest Relations D-pin usually goes. Their whole costume is made up of pieces of other costumes. It's really lame.

    The show itself, on the other hand, is great. Lots of fun.

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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Quote Originally Posted by TDLFAN View Post
    The CMs for this sow were out by the theater in the mid-afternoon hours, sporting their new costumes. Will have to admit, the costumes are as bland as they can be. Navy blazers are so overrated and overused.
    ...not to mention way too hot to be wearing come summer in Florida!
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    So when is it going to hard close?
    He felt like his life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Quote Originally Posted by Coastierox View Post
    So when is it going to hard close?
    The day after TDLfan and I get together in grass skirts on stage singing "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts"?

    Wait no on second thought, My singing would probably get us both banned for life...
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerren View Post
    The day after TDLfan and I get together in grass skirts on stage singing "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts"?

    Wait no on second thought, My singing would probably get us both banned for life...
    If you guys do that let me know, I want to see it!
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Quote Originally Posted by Coastierox View Post
    If you guys do that let me know, I want to see it!
    Agreed, I demand to see this in youtube so that I can permanently destroy my vision.
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    I was there yesterday and put pics up on my site - I should have some for the weekend update too.

    (and I mostly liked it)

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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Great stuff Denise.


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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    Thanks Gregg.
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    Re: American Idol soft opened

    That set is amazing! The one part of the attraction where the concept art actually matched the real thing!

    Great pictures.

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