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Wow, it just goes to show what a difference a few weeks can make - the Star Wars fireworks were 7:45pm just a couple of weeks ago.
I was actually surprised by the time, too, because it was 7:45 last May when we saw it. I keep checking in case this is an error. But when I got to this event on the website to add it to my calendar that is the time that comes up. But the time shown elsewhere on the site is 9:00 PM. I'll definitely be checking our times guide that day.

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We are not big Hollywood Studio fans with the exception of Toy Story Mania and Star Tours. My grown children love Tower of Terror and RRC. You are right, for now it is a relaxed Park to do. You know my whole Disney family loves Disney Pizza. We have a Pizza Night and swim time for the kids at the Resort. I will have both my DGD and DGS this trip!!!
LIt always seems funny that my favorite park is Animal Kingdom, but two of my favorite rides are in DHS -- TSMM and ToT.

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I can't wait for Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land to open up.
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Plans look great and you'll be packing a lot in at Studios on this day! It will definitely require a full day once Toy Story and Star Wars lands are open plus all of this will be new to us! Not a big fan of WDW pizza as I'm quite spoiled from great pizza in NYC and in CT as well!
There's a good chance with all the new lands that Luke and I will want to make this a two day park. We are doing two days this trip, but not really sure how long we'll stay the second day.

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We did like Pizza Planet!
How fun that Pam & Charlotte will be joining you!
I was sad to not be able to ride ToT at DL, as it's being changed over to the Guardians of the Galaxy ride. After Spalsh Mountain, I think ToT is my favorite ride.
When we went with Stefanie, we could not miss Pizza Planet. One trip we actually started at DHS and had dinner there. She was so excited that night. I've been wondering what the Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be like.
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I forgot that this day meant you'd get to meet my DSis Pam and DNiece Charlotte. Now that excited me!

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[QUOTE=Cam22;4603581]I forgot that this day meant you'd get to meet my DSis Pam and DNiece Charlotte. Now that excited me!

I met Pam and Charlotte last year on one of our trips when we met in the AK. I'll look forward to seeing them again and get the chance to do a couple rides together this time!!!
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I meant Pam and Charlotte last year on one of our trips when we met in the AK. I'll look forward to seeing them again and get the chance to do a couple rides together this time!!!
Well, I'm getting quite forgetful!
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Day Five – Monday, May 1

Today completes our circuit of the four parks. We have always enjoyed covering each park the first four days of our trip before we start hopping amongst them. Monday will dawn bright and early with us at Animal Kingdom, my favorite of the parks. Animal Kingdom days are usually photo heavy days for me as I love the animals.

That love of animals means our first FastPass+ attraction will be Kilimanjaro Safaris (9:10 – 10:10). But more than likely we’ll stop for several Tree of Life photos first. If our safari is shorter than the predicted two weeks, we might be able to roam Gorilla Falls before our next FP+ which is for Festival of the Lion King (10:30 – 10:50) for the 11:00 show. When we finish up at the theater, we’ll have a bit of time before FP+ #3, and we hope to use that time for some lunch. Then it’s off to one of Luke’s favorite, DINOSAUR. I will probably check while there to see if there are any FP+ still available. But there are so many things to do and see in this park that do not need fastpasses. We’ll have Maharajah Jungle Trek, the apes, and birds to name a few.

Dinner is a bit early at 5:10 at Tiffins with the Rivers of Light dining package. But we didn’t want to cut it close getting to our preferred seating section for this show that we have anticipated for a long time now. Tonight’s show is at 9:15 PM.

Side note: Luke noticed on some website a few nights ago that starting the week of April 22 there would potentially be soft openings for a couple of undesignated days to Pandora. We don’t arrive until April 27 so we may be too late. But if a soft opening occurs while we’re there, we’ll change plans to have a peek.
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Plans look great for the AK! Hope you get to experience the soft opening for Pandora, while you're there! Well, at least you'll finally be able to see Rivers of Light! I'm looking forward to this in October!
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Argh, I will be in AK on 4/18, and I would LOVE a Pandora soft opening! Sounds like I'll be too early. But I can't wait for Rivers of Light!


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Wow, it does sound as if the night-time shows are a lot later when you're visiting as compared to our visit. Rivers of Light was 7:00pm a couple of weeks ago.

Very jealous if you get to do a preview of Pandora - do take lots of photos if you manage to do it!
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I read that they might be having the soft openings too and was hoping for a sneak peek into Pandora when we arrive! I made our Dinosaur F/P for the same time as you so we'll get to ride that together!
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Plans look great for the AK! Hope you get to experience the soft opening for Pandora, while you're there! Well, at least you'll finally be able to see Rivers of Light! I'm looking forward to this in October!
Hopefully, Pandora in soft-opening will work out, but if not that will be something new for our fall trip.

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Wow, it does sound as if the night-time shows are a lot later when you're visiting as compared to our visit. Rivers of Light was 7:00pm a couple of weeks ago.

Very jealous if you get to do a preview of Pandora - do take lots of photos if you manage to do it!
I'm sure the time differences are due to the time change and the longer daylight hours. But I do keep checking the nighttime show times, so we are not missing anything.

I plan on taking lots of Pandora photos if we get inside. I'd love to get in there during the day and at night. Lots of the plants are luminescent at night and from what I've seen it is going to be incredibly magical.
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I read that they might be having the soft openings too and was hoping for a sneak peek into Pandora when we arrive! I made our Dinosaur F/P for the same time as you so we'll get to ride that together!
I can't wait to see you all again, and Dinosaur will be so fun with you. Hoping we get lucky with that soft-opening.

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