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Old 08-10-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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WDW: Grand Gatherings Events Discontinued (08-09-2011 09:08 AM)

Grand Gatherings Events Discontinued

All Grand Gathering Events (events exclusively for parties of 8 or more people) including the Safari Celebration, Good Morning Breakfast at Tony's Town Square, and International Dinner & Illuminations Dessert Party, will be held for the last time on January 28, 2012.

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What a shame.
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Does anyone know what the reason is for this?
I'm so disappointed... Have a large family gathering planned for June, 2012...
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I'm disappointed . I wonder if there isn't a large response for this and that's why they're not continuing?
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I too am disappointed! we have a large gathering planned for next october and i was looking forward to surprising the family!
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I'm disappointed . I wonder if there isn't a large response for this and that's why they're not continuing?
they always seem to sell out quickly. maybe they are going to do something larger in scale?
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It figures... I was planning a Magical Gathering for the week of February 4th! Missed it by "that" much!
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