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Haunted Trail Rides at Fort Wilderness Cancelled for Fall 2012

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    I called Disney this morning to ask about the Haunted Trail rides at Fort Wilderness this year and I was told that there won't be any as they have been cancelled :(

    I asked if this was permanent and she said she didn't know, but that it was due to work being carried out in preparation for a new DVC resort at Fort Wilderness. I wonder if this is also the reason that the Hoop Dee Doo has been cancelled for the Holiday Season this year :unsure:

    If I hear any more you'll read it here :D
     
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    There's so many OMGs in there that I dont know where to start!

    haunted trail cancelled :(((((

    dvc resort there? Im struggling to think of that one as a good idea but ok!

    hoop dee doo cancelled for holiday season??? really? :(
     
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    WHAT?!?
    :jawdrop:
     
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    They are going to incorporate some of the old River Country into the new resort. All the barns and animals are going to be moved as well. I'm beginning to wonder if Pioneer Hall is going to be moved or be torn down completely and rebuilt someplace else in Fort Wilderness.
     
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    That would make sense yep. wow :/

    I better book a couple of luaus for our december trip then because the hoop audiences will want to go somewhere and the luau is probably going to be packed out
     
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    This would be a wise move on your part. Have you seen the Luau? While not as good as The Hoop Dee Doo it is very entertaining and the food is just as good.
     
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    I have indeed mannnnny times ;-)

    after a few glasses of wine, it's quite fun :)
     
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    :yes: sorry both of you :sigh:

    I posted here that there was a rumour that Hoop Dee Doo might be closing for refurbishment, but I'm wondering if it might be something else now :sigh:

    I'm looking for some more information about the DVC.
     
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    This is the first I have heard about Hoop Dee Doo being shuttered. When did that announcement come out?
     
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    I dont believe it's been formally announced John, but a lot of people have spoken to Disney and been told it's expected to close "for refurb" oct->dec 31st.

    Apparently the booking system is still allowing bookings for that period though sooooo it's a bit interesting
     
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    Okay according Explorer's Encycledia:

    "The first phases of the project are to prepare the Fort Wilderness area for the forthcoming DVC resort and recall permits that were filed late last year that have now faded into relative obscurity. First the stables and blacksmith area of the campground will be relocated to make room for whatever design they have for the forthcoming resort buildings – those plans specifically haven’t been filed and released (they’ll show up later this year or early 2013) – and then the shoreline will be reshaped as a parking area is added near the existing boat dock and a large dining hall will be added on the waterfront as pictured below."

    You can see the plan here

    More information on the article is here
     
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    But, but, but....I JUST learned about them!!! Jon and I were soooooooo looking forward to doing it this year :(
     
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    Us to :sigh: that's they only reason I found out :(
     
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    Well, we never stay at the Campground, but if I did, I think I would be a bit disappointed with all the commotion caused by the construction.
     
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    Wow. Just wow.

    Who thought DVC would ever become such an issue? It seemed like such a good idea back when it started. Now, it's taking over everywhere! :eek:

    I honestly do not see the point of a DVC at Ft. Wilderness! :unsure:
     
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    Im kinda surprised by it I must admit :/ It'd have to be a cheap point one right? :/

    Dunno. Weird!
     
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    You would think, but then the cabins there are not inexpensive so I don't know.

    I'm just surprised that WDW is over building DVC like it is. Not quite seeing the financial, long term business sense in that.
     
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    Well I dont know the financials but I always thought, without any evidence to support it, that it was a brilliant idea for them.

    The build must be somewhat paid for by the up front purchase of the points. Then they get maintenance fees every year from everyone. They have to committ a certain amount of rooms to people with points sure, but then the rest they sell as usual. Plus the people staying on points go and spend loads more money at Disney anyway.

    So I dunno but I can kinda see the wisdom in building whenever they can as long as they feel they can get people to buy the points.

    I guess they feel that they can do the build out more cheaply at the moment when the construction industry needs the work and then have the places ready for when the country's economics start looking up :/

    Just feels kinda weird to have a DVC at FW... kinda like if they did one at All star movies I'd think what?
     
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    I have found this information on DVCnews:

     

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