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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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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!!!!!
Me too!!! We're not getting old, we're just getting better!!!

This 23 thing has me stumped though. Can't wait to find out!

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Me too!!! We're not getting old, we're just getting better!!!

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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