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Posted: June 28, 2003 5:51 am/pm Quote

Well, the officially-announced soft opening date is August 15th... But when Guests have been chosen to test it out has lately been weekdays between 4 pm and 9 pm, so if you're there in front of the attraction at that time, maybe you'll get lucky.

But remember, WebTink and everyone, any information you read about Mission Space here on the Disney Echo or other websites has not been officially released and so should be taken in that light. Do NOT plan a vacation around this rumor! Again, the official soft opening date Disney has announced is August 15, 2003.


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Posted: June 28, 2003 6:13 am/pm Quote

Okay, okay, okay, don't be a killjoy!  LOL!  We will take it as a big bonus if it is open and if it's not, we'll just weep in silence!  Don't worry--not planning my vacation around it!  But, if we "just happen" to be in Future World between 4 and 9 p.m.........

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Posted: June 28, 2003 6:17 am/pm Quote

Quote (WebTink @ June 28, 2003 5:13 am/pm)
But, if we "just happen" to be in Future World between 4 and 9 p.m.........

:laugh:

.........and if you get picked.........then be sure to run to Innoventions right after you ride and send me email from Epcot with a quick trip report about it!
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Posted: June 28, 2003 8:37 am/pm Quote

Oh yeah, THAT will be my priority!

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Posted: June 28, 2003 8:43 am/pm Quote

Quote (WebTink @ June 28, 2003 7:37 am/pm)
Oh yeah, THAT will be my priority!

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That's gratitude for ya... you hear about "MEGA MEMORY MAKING" stuff here on the Disney Echo, then when you get to WDW we're yesterday's bathwater...
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Posted: June 28, 2003 8:53 am/pm Quote

Hmmmm...this from the guy we didn't hear hide nor hair from during HIS recent trip to WDW! (And don't use the fact that you at "Fort Wilderness" as an excuse either...we know it's not THAT far removed from civilization! ) And, you know, I still haven't heard a thorough trip report from him either. What's up with that?   :suspect:  (Okay, maybe I've just missed your trip post, but still....I at least need a "line" report--what were the crowds like?)

I will be reporting in to y'all after my trip, that's for sure. I am planning to keep a journal--in fact, I've already started it and have included, within its pages, my general gratitude for this group.  I feel really blessed to have found this forum with all the great tips and advice you seasoned travelers share.  Really feel like it's going to make a HUGE difference in our experience.


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Posted: June 28, 2003 9:19 am/pm Quote

Why do you think they call it Fort Wilderness??? Hey, it's really roughing it when you have to bring along your home VCR because Disney only provides a videocassette player, and then you have to reroute cables to get everything working... and you discover that you didn't bring the VCR's remote control from home (trying not to pack too much! ) and that VCR wasn't programmed at home to receive the same TV channels that Disney uses, and you need that remote in order to reprogram the VCR's channels, so you won't be able to record all the in-resort Disney channels that you wanted to... Yeah, I was quite busy!
:)

Anyway, you asked about the crowds at WDW while we were there. Well, they were thick. The place was packed with 'em and they were crawlin' all over everywhere. In fact, we had to call Mousekeeping three times to get them to spray to keep 'em away from our inside cabin, and we also called the first day we arrived to have them remove a mound of them from near our driveway.

Oh, you weren't talking about insects? I was. ;)
I've posted about the insect bites at Fort Wilderness I got in this message if you want to see my first trip report about our stay.
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Now, the crowds of people were non-existant. Test Track ran out of Fastpasses, of course, but we got ours in the morning and rode it with only a 30 minute wait. (30 minute wait with a Fastpass???) Everything else was very easy to ride - - sometimes 10 to 20 minute waits in the Magic Kingdom. Some rides throughout WDW were a walk-on.

Some schools in the northern U.S. had not let out for the summer yet, plus I have a feeling some people put off their summer WDW vacations until after July 3rd this year in order to take advantage of the Fairytale packages. So that might be why the crowds were light to moderate for us.

We kept notes in our PassPorter as well as taping a whole bunch of stuff I'll review to take more notes from (and grab stills to upload here as well). So more details are coming.

Plus, I really need to finish up the report on the last two days of our April trip which I haven't finished yet!
:o

And thanks for the kind words about this website and the fine group of people we have here. I appreciate it.

Now will you send me a quick email from Epcot if you get to ride on Mission Space? I hear you can even send a video card right from the post-show at Mission Space, so it'll be real easy!
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Posted: June 28, 2003 10:34 am/pm Quote

Okay, I promise! :talktohand: (Looks like this MickEmoticon is taking an oath, but I see that it's called "talk to the hand! hahaha!;)

I guess this is a really easy promise to make, huh, because it is SO doubtful we'll even come anywhere near Mission: Space, huh?!  But, hey, I really do promise.  In fact, I'll write down the email address in my journal TONIGHT!


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Posted: July 03, 2003 6:23 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

Looks like Disney EchoEar Steve / Surge is the first one of us to ride Mission Space as well as send us a video postcard from Space!

Steve writes:
Greetings from the ISTC Communications Center at Mission: SPACE, a thrilling new adventure opening at Walt Disney World's Epcot in 2003. We would like to confirm that STEVE has transmitted a video Postcard from Space created especially for you.

To view your Postcard from Space, simply click here.

Check out your video postcard as often as you like over the next 90 days!

If you would like to learn more about Mission: SPACE - or send your own Postcard from Space to friends and family - go to:
http://www.disney.go.com/vacations/missionspace.

Roger, out!

Mission: SPACE Communications Center


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Posted: July 04, 2003 12:55 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo Disney EchoEars!

This is the Communications Center at Mission: SPACE, the new thrill adventure opening at Walt Disney World's Epcot in 2003. We would like to confirm that Disney EchoEar RichKoster has transmitted a Postcard from Space assembled especially for you.

To observe your Postcard from Space, simply click here (or copy this ENTIRE link and paste it into your Web browser):
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http://www.disney.go.com/vacations/missionspace/getpostcard.html?1940C24EB8AC7973950E5CD95851F564


Examine your postcard as often as you like over the next 90 days! Roger, out.

Mission: SPACE Communications Center

P.S. If you would like to learn more about Mission: SPACE - or send your own Postcards from Space to friends and family - go to http://www.disney.com/missionspace


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