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Old 03-05-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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Disney confirms third track for Toy Story and third theater for Soarin'

More Opportunities to Soar, Enjoy Toy Story Mania Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Disney Parks Blog



WDWmagic.com also has mentioned it on their site in two different articles

Disney has announced that a third track is coming to Toy Story Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney confirms Soarin' expansion and theater upgrades
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Thanks for sharing! Exciting news, indeed!
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I just received an email about it. This makes me very happy!
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(although a teeny bit worried about the timing of the closures - taking my son back later this year for the first time in 15 years, and was really hoping to be able to show him both of these attractions!)
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YAY!

(although a teeny bit worried about the timing of the closures - taking my son back later this year for the first time in 15 years, and was really hoping to be able to show him both of these attractions!)
Nothing was said about them being closed - just the additions so it may not close at all. Plus it said for 2016 - a good year and a half away.
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Aw, thanks - that makes me feel a whole lot less worried about this! You know how sometimes you read something and just panic, rather than letting it sink in properly?
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I don't know what I'm more excited about - more capacity or the improved projection of Soarin'. The last couple of times I rode it, the 'wear' on the film really showed and was distracting at times. That was almost 2 years ago so I can imagine it's only gotten worse since then.
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