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Old 01-28-2009, 11:47 AM   #136
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Maybe there is no information out there, because Disney just put this up to see what ideas all the boards came up with and see if any of them sounded good.
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Maybe there is no information out there, because Disney just put this up to see what ideas all the boards came up with and see if any of them sounded good.
that would be sneaky lol
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #138
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just in case you haven't seen this website for the count down here it is
Are you 23?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:36 PM   #139
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What's with this? Anyone have the scoop? Have you already been discussing it and I'm just seriously behind?
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just in case you haven't seen this website for the count down here it is
Are you 23?
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sorry i had a duh moment there
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:10 PM   #141
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I can't believe that this thread still exists. I think this is the longest surviving thread I've ever started. It must be because I haven't said much in it!
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Maybe a new game? We will all just have to wait and see.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:04 AM   #144
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Those are nice pins, but what do you think *Modest Fee* means?
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:16 AM   #145
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the number i've seen is around $100/year but.. who knows.. if it's even true
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hmmm - mysterious
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Walking out of DHS yesterday, I noticed a poster for this promotion, totally black, proclaiming "Are You 23?" written in white. Could have been at the other parks, but didn't notice. It was up along with all the other movie promo posters like the new Jonas Bros 3d release...
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In the Spring 2009 Issue of the Mickey Monitor, there's a sidebar on page 7 that asks about "Are You 23?" It reads the following:

Puzzling question has Disneyphiles scratching their heads
The ultimate Disney trivia question making the rounds right now is "Are you 23?" This intriguing proposal has started popping up all over the place. But if you're looking to the Mickey Monitor to provide the answer, think again. To be honest, we're stumped. But then again, even Dave Smith, head of the legendary Walt Disney Archives, couldn't (or rather, wouldn't) give us a clue.

"Yes, I'll admit the Archives staff has a hand in this," said Dave with a grin. "But we're sworn to secrecy until March 10th!" Dave promised that the answer is worth the wait, and suggested we check it out online in the meantime. So go to disney.com/23. And let the countdown begin!


So...now we know it has something to do with the Archives...and those pins that Bradk posted look pretty old fashioned...
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This may not have anything to do with anything, but my husband was telling me that when they re-release Fantasia they will be adding a cartoon that was done in collaboration with Salvador Dali (sp?). He thought it was coming out either late in 2009 or early 2010. Maybe it has something to do with this?
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