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50 MAGICal Enhancements for the 50th ...

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if we've fully discussed this. And, if so, it's likely been on something like the 112th page of a thread where the only ones reading are bloggers looking for news to claim as their own.

    So ... the current plan is to add/plus/enhance 50 attractions across WDW property in time for 10/1/21.

    Now, before you get excited that these things will be major (like rebuilding a new Space Mountain), I'd step back a bit. But these will be marketed as part of the Disney push (assuming we're all still alive and WDW still exists!)

    Things that have been suggested to me as either happening or likely happening are (just some examples here):

    BTMRR getting the enhancements in the tunnel that DL and DLP did;
    WDW RR getting a few little scenes along the tracks;
    CoP getting a new ending and an overall freshening;
    Small World getting the Disney characters;
    ToT getting enhanced effects in the drop shafts;

    Other attractions I've heard might see some extra love are Peter Pan, Mansion, SSE, AA, Nemo, etc.

    Also, not sure if the new stuff opening over the next 4.5 years is going to count toward this or not.

    Have heard this could spread to the water parks and resorts (but also heard the resorts might be handled a bit separately as WDW's hotel and timeshare business will look a lot different in four years).
     
  2. Nemo14

    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    add/enhance or fix?
     
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    nor'easter Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention a new strobe light for the Yeti.
     
  4. brb1006

    brb1006 Well-Known Member

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    I just hope that not only they update the Peter Pan attraction but also giving Hook a new voice.
     
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    I assume this will kickoff/start in 2020?
     
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    radiohost Well-Known Member

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    Btw, great update! All of those could/will be home runs.

    Just no freaking cake castle lol
     
  7. Acidsplat

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    Glad to see someone in the company cares about the Tower of Terror. :(
     
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  8. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I think all of the above. But I don't see them simply fixing a neglected attraction and marketing that. Even if they add one scene or a few new effects, that can be marketed under this.

    I will also repeat here, since you know how people wrongly accuse me of blind Disney hate and never repeat anything good I say, that Disney has been giving some major love to attractions that need it. Pirates hasn't looked (or sound) this good since before 2006 and Jack Sparrow's addition. BTMRR also looks terrific, from the interactive queue to the ride experience. Even Small World looked better to me last month than it has in a while ...

    But just making things 'sparkle' (a major part of DLP's 25th anniversary, which started in about a week) won't be enough at WDW.

    Hell, they might market the gondolas as part of this ... they might market Pandora ... I'm not fully sure they've even decided at this point.
     
  9. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    EE is another attraction that was suggested to me. ... I would hope there would be legit enhancements and not fixing the No. 1 show scene that hasn't worked right in almost a decade now and thinking they should get credit for it.
     
  10. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    This is designed for 2021. But again, depending on what is included in this 50 will determine things. They could include Pandora, Toy Story and Star Wars, for example, if they decide to include new/relatively new things. I would truly hope that isn't the case.
     
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    Before this thread hits 100+ pages....

    How about some much needed love in repairing the Main Street station penny arcade machines. It's one of those unique things that make Disney unique, and by the 50th, need be refurbished...
     
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    Was kinda hoping after all they put Joe through that they would greenlit funding to finally fix the yeti.

    I guess Joe can console himself with his millions.
     
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    Could the Mansion finally get the Hatbox Ghost?
     
  14. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    So repair/fix but not add?
     
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    Tiki Queen of Outer Space Well-Known Member

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    Just fix JII, just fix the damn thing.
     
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    Speaking of DLP's 25th, I really love the decors that are currently getting put it.
     
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    And the return of Dreamfinder.
     
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    Curious about the hotels and timeshare business looking differently in 4 years
     
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    the.dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    Little things here and there are nice, but what about the big things? Will there be lasting changes made to how the resort is operated in the run up to this anniversary like in Anaheim with their 50th?
     
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    Sigh!
     

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