~Pixelmania 2018 Information ~

Discussion in 'PIXELMANIA!' started by mSummers, May 4, 2018.

  1. Due to Disney's last minute schedule changes we usually don't post the itinerary until a few weeks before Pixelmania. What happens is Disney looks at attendance projections and if there is an up tick in attendance numbers then they expand park hours.

    That has the potential to alter our plans depending upon what Disney decided to do. For Example if we are at, let's just say California Adventure and we find out that DisneyLAND will be open that night until 2 am we might decide to add an extra side trip over there after California adventure closes at 10 pm. (I'm just using California locations to avoid confusion)

    We've found it easier to be flexible and not make premature schedule announcements only to have to change them later. This is done with the knowledge that Disney has the right to really alter their schedule at the last minute.

    With the opening of Toy Storyland it remains to be seen what type of hours and limitations Disney is going to put on access to this area. Just when we think we have it all figured out Disney changes up the game on us.

    As far as your breakfast reservations are concerned, feel free to make your plans and know that you can join us afterwards on the fly. We communicate using a phone app so that helps to make it easier to find us as we hit the parks. The communication via the phone app is essential because we might discover that a touring plan isn't working as well as we expected and we have to alter our location on the fly.

    I think we ran in to this when we were touring the Christmas story tellers one year at Epcot and the schedule wasn't working out in time with the storyteller shows to allow up to catch the voices of liberty. So some of us split and went to Voices of Liberty and some kept up with the Story Teller shows. That's not a perfect example but it helps to illustrate some of the changes that happen on the fly with our group.

    I hope that answers your question!
  2. Nancy K

    Nancy K Member

    Joanie, thank you for the information. I didn’t realize that Disney adjusted their hours like this.
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  3. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I'm moving this to the place I intended to post it to begin with.

    @Nancy K Here are a couple of tips: We don't normally make changes from year to year for Epcot and MK, so once we announce the Halloween or Christmas party day, you know that MK is the park of the day for that date. Epcot is usually the other day, i.e. Thursday in October and Friday in December (the October date chosen to avoid the weekend Food & Wine crowd.) Saturday and Sunday are Studios and AK, but with those two parks seeing the most changes, we usually wait before carving those days in stone.

    We have announced this year's ADRs for HS and AK, but even those have "subject to change" footnotes.

    If you think this is confusing, you should see the discussion for 2019...
  4. Nancy K

    Nancy K Member

    Thank you for responding. Sorry this newbie likes to ask a lot of questions :). I was more interested in what time we usually meet up. There’s a few ADR for breakfast I want to check out like Kona Cafe, Grand Floridian, maybe Boma or Beaches & Cream.
  5. mSummers

    mSummers Member

    Subject to change, but the earliest meets is currently 10:30am. Plenty of time for breakfast.
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  6. gary

    gary Member

    Let me know about those, I will have a car and might be interested in bona and Mona, esp if not earlier than 8

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  7. Nancy K

    Nancy K Member

    Thank you. OK good to know meets are 10:30, I was planning on making ADR for breakfast between 8:30am and 9:30am,
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  8. I'll have a car too but I am staying at a Disney Springs area hotel.

    Also @Nancy K , Keep asking questions! We are here to help and we don't mind at all.

  9. New announcements for this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party:

    "The Mad Tea Party will take you for a colorful ride as new lighting and effects give a new spin on the night.

    On Pirates of the Caribbean, new pirates invade the experience, interacting with sailing guests who will join the search for “Gunpowder Pete.”

    On Space Mountain, explorers will hurtle through deep space as a new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure.

    Storybook Circus welcomes the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins."

    LINK: https://www.wdwmagic.com/events/mic...ears-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party.htm

    I want you all to know I'm ditching you and hanging out with Doc McStuffins all night. She is much better company than the likes of you and she is way more patient when I discuss my aches and pains with her.

  10. mSummers

    mSummers Member

    The pirates thing sounds like they're mixing live actors with the animatronics. That count be interesting photographically.
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