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Post by soccermouse » Aug Tue 07, 2007 3:35 pm

I have seen something about the Disney Gallery closing. It is true? Why?

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Post by Slimmer Kimmers » Aug Tue 07, 2007 4:29 pm

I hope not! I think the Disney Gallery is one of those lesser known "treasures" in NOS. It would be so sad if it were gone. :cry: Hopefully this is just a rumor. :mickey:

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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Aug Tue 07, 2007 4:46 pm

I heard it was closing because Disney is extending the Year of A Million Dreams and turning it into a guest suite. Not sure.

They have really cool stuff in there, like the old retro attraction posters!
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Post by casrin » Aug Tue 07, 2007 6:55 pm

Ack, that'd be too bad. We even bought from there on our second trip. Got a Tony Baxter print of Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris! :|
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Post by ralberts » Aug Tue 07, 2007 7:59 pm

I heard it was closing because Disney is extending the Year of A Million Dreams and turning it into a guest suite.
It would make since since the Cinderella Suiote is so popular at the Magic Kindom at WDW. Just imagine staying in a condo that was supposed to be built for Walt.
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Post by Slimmer Kimmers » Aug Tue 07, 2007 8:03 pm

That would be really cool! So they're extending the Year of a Million Dreams? When was it supposed to end?

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Post by js3901 » Aug Wed 08, 2007 12:40 am

Slimmer Kimmers wrote:That would be really cool! So they're extending the Year of a Million Dreams? When was it supposed to end?


it was supposed to end this December (I think I heard December 16, but could be mistaken). It's now been extended to december 2008.
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Post by Esmeralda » Aug Wed 08, 2007 7:09 am

I heard the same as Lion and am devastated. It was so peaceful and I loved all the art work that I certainly couldn't afford and couldn't see anywhere else. Not only that, but the balcony provided the perfect relaxing spot.

Does this mean the end of the Fantasmic special viewing?
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Post by slotofkit » Aug Wed 08, 2007 2:09 pm

It's closed today. But I've heard it's indefinite and will reopen with a "new guest experience." What that means is unknown. I remember them always saying that about Lincoln, so who knows!

And there's no Fantasmic viewing for a while.
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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Aug Wed 08, 2007 2:56 pm

Well I'm glad I finally got to see the gallery after all these years of seeing the entrance, and not going up the stairs. It's not much in the way of attractions, but it's part of Disney history.

The art is really interesting, and yeah, if I were really rich I'd buy some of those paintings. But for now, I'll settle for my vintage monorail poster.
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Post by danimal3114u » Aug Wed 08, 2007 4:45 pm

MousePlanet had a good DLR Update Article on this issue:
http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=dl070709xx
There's talk of moving all of the paintings, memoribilia, etc to several locations. One might be the Main Street Opear House. They might also expand Disneyana into the 20th Century Music shop and then house everything there.
I think I've gone to the Disney Gallery every time I've visited the park for the past 7 or 8 years. I always head up to check out whatever is new. The courtyard there is always a great place to sit and relax.
My whole family is incredibly sad to see it go, but hopefully it will come back again soon.

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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Aug Wed 15, 2007 9:55 am

Oh it is gone, I was just there this past week and everytime I or my brother walked past it we hung our heads in shame. That was one of my favorite places to go. I would spend hundreds of dollars in there ( back when I had money to spend). My brother and I have so many posters, books, figures, etc. because of that place and now it is closed. So Sad So Very Sad.
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Post by danimal3114u » Aug Wed 15, 2007 10:54 am

Dr. Ravenscroft wrote:Oh it is gone, I was just there this past week and everytime I or my brother walked past it we hung our heads in shame. That was one of my favorite places to go. I would spend hundreds of dollars in there ( back when I had money to spend). My brother and I have so many posters, books, figures, etc. because of that place and now it is closed. So Sad So Very Sad.
This is very true. It was a great place to visit for both AP holders, and people who rarely go. It's a wonderful taking someone up there for the first time, and introducing them to this amazing attraction. Hopefully they'll place it back up sometime in the future, and at the very least relocate the exhibit. At least we still have the Gallery music, thanks to SSR!

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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Aug Wed 15, 2007 12:53 pm

Last I heard they are thinking of 2 or 3 other places as to where it will go, at least for now. One was on Mainstreet somewhere, most likely Disneyana will be upgraded to include it. Second Idea was to move it to Down Town Disney, kind of like the one that is down in World. And I can't remember off of the top of my head where or if there was a third place.
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Post by danimal3114u » Aug Wed 15, 2007 3:12 pm

Dr. Ravenscroft wrote:Last I heard they are thinking of 2 or 3 other places as to where it will go, at least for now. One was on Mainstreet somewhere, most likely Disneyana will be upgraded to include it. Second Idea was to move it to Down Town Disney, kind of like the one that is down in World. And I can't remember off of the top of my head where or if there was a third place.
I believe that one idea I liked best was to put it in the Plaza Pavallion location. It's not really used that often (at all), and it would be large enough to place everything in. It would also be a great location for easy access for everyone in the park to come in and check out the exhibits. For the immediate time being, they're distributing the merchandise between Disneyana on Main Street, Off the Page at Disney's California Adventure, and World of Disney in Downtown Disney.
Got most of this info from another article on Mouse Planet:
http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=mt070814dk

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