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Old 01-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #16
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Oh I didn't find that one . . . Pixar is indeed 23 years old.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Hollywood Studios broke ground in March 1986, which would make 23 years. Combine with Pixar being 23 yrs old......maybe DHS will now become Disney/Pixar Studios, or something along those lines?? That's probably not realistic, it's more likely a movie promo or something.

Interesting...... .....can't wait to find out.

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:34 PM   #18
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I am pretty sure it has to have SOMETHING to do with a movie, if not the release of Pinocchio. I am interested to see what the heck this is all about though so I don't have to go nuts googling everything I can think of.


I just can't see them renaming DHS again so soon, though (since it was just changed to Hollywood Studios this past year) :
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I was born in 1985....and I am indeed 23.
Though by this date I'll be 24.

interesting....I wonder.
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Hmmm, its got me stumped. But I entered my email address, so I guess we all have to play the guessing game for the next 61 days.
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Well I entered my email, have no clue. . .
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I just checked out the poster for this and the way 3 is typed reminds me of somthing but I can't put my finger on what it could be. Can anyone else think of something?
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Ahhh a mystery in the making.
I have no idea either.
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Pixar was founded February 3, 1986 (that makes it 23 this February.)



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Okay I'm feeling old......graduated from high school in 1985!!!!!
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This 23 thing has me stumped though. Can't wait to find out!

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Shall I make up a theory????

I think it has to do with the Tungusta Event in Russia in the early part of the century. A perhaps Nuclear blast no one could explain.

My other theory is its Paris Hiltons IQ. (Did I say that outloud?)
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Interesting! Thanks for sharing...I think.

My first thought was a new movie, but Up doesn't open until 5/29 and Princess and the Frog are scheduled around next Christmas...hmmmmm
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I agree the 3 does look familiar, maybe something about Club 33? Is WDW going to get a Club??
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