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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. Stevek

    Stevek Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, I'm a DLR Trader Sam's geek as well...and I collect their mug's as well as those from WDW. I can live with that label since we pretty much label everyone anymore.
     
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  2. Goob

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    Lump me into the Trader Sam's Grogg Grotto fan club too. The first time we went, we couldn't find it. It's intentionally hidden and I like it that way. It feels classic Disney to me. Lots of detailed stuff in there to hunt for and find. The food is great too. Big fan.

    I've never been to Trader Sam's in Disneyland though.
     
  3. Jones14

    Jones14 Well-Known Member

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    I mean, it's not sad for the consumer... I'm pretty happy with the fact that I'm getting more Christmas offerings this year at UOR.
     
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  4. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    This makes me sad as a WDW fan, The park which used to set the standard is now being run with a 'going out of business' vibe while the number 2 has picked up WDW's discarded playbook and is running (and succeeding) with it. As a UOR passholder I think it's awesome.
     
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  5. BrianLo

    BrianLo Well-Known Member

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    Ironic, considering said resort ran a Christmas show in the Springs. Which was actually for everyone and not those with ticket media.

    But agenda's and all that.
     
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  6. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    That was a pretty pathetic offering compared to Universal where the entertainment includes Mannheim Steamroller 4-8 weekends per year, The MOST popular holiday music PERIOD and there is no upcharge to see Mannheim Steamroller (but if you see them outside of UOR be prepared to pay 100 or more per ticket)
     
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  7. BrianLo

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    If I'm being honest I don't think either resort does that great of a job with Christmas. WDW is too scared of the Christmas overlays because they can't take a ride offline for a week. Universal focuses on Halloween instead.

    Both pale in comparison to the job Disneyland Resort does. Which actually surprises me in the way the holiday infuses things that I didn't even know about ahead of time. All the way down to things like Mater's, Luigi's or the Buena Vista street news boys.


    Which, tying back to third thread is certainly something they could do for the 50th to hit 50 new things.
     
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  8. aladdin2007

    aladdin2007 Well-Known Member

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    speaking of holidays remember when Disney World had a Easter Parade?? and it was televised? A friend emailed me today and asked what time is it on tv,,I said what easter parade lol,,,there isnt one...... they dont do anything anymore but run that hideous move it shake it junk....im being sarcastic of course, but just shows how lazy and cheap they have become.... Regarding Christmas Disneyland seems to decorate everything and overlay entertainment. how it should be done really. we cant even have country bears christmas here they made sure to do away with that too.
     
  9. brb1006

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    Here's one from 1997 one of it's last years doing this.
     
  10. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    Don't think it's about taking a ride down for the week, TDO does not want to pay crews to come in after hours like DL does and apply the overlay like everything else wrong at WDW it all boils down to the Benjamins and TDO's unwillingness to spend on enhancing the guest experience.
     
  11. Kman101

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    They say it's about taking rides offline but it isn't. It is about the cost of the overlay, IMHO. But they have no problem doing Jingle Cruise, do they? They could at least do Small World Holiday. I can kind of understand not doing Holiday Nightmare on Haunted Mansion but not doing Small World?

    They seem to have no problem having DHS down to four rides this fall ...
     
  12. Soarin' Over Pgh

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    I just don't get how a company who makes so much money off of each guest can be so stinking cheap when it comes to building something that'll last for years. Its like they're only looking at the concrete directly in front of them and not the huge open land ahead.
     
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    I taped the 1997 Easter parade and still have it on VHS!

    Just taking a look at the first few seconds of it, the trees and elevated planters and benches in the hub are awesome. They even make the castle cake look ok! Again, for the all the people who say removing the trees was no big deal, they really should take a look at how things used to be. The hub had a completely different (and more pleasant) feel than it does today. It was truly park-like.
     
  14. brb1006

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    It made MK feel more special than it is now.
     
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    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    Jingle cruise seems to be the most easier and simple of all "overlays".
    Its a Small World will be modified if rumours are correct. They will insert ip characters everywhere.
     
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    and even the Jingle Cruise, the WDW version is not nearly as elaborate and well done as it's California counterpart...
     
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    And then there are people like me who shudder at the prospect of more Christmas being inserted. Can't stand any of it, I don't get a warm/fuzzy feeling. Back in the day, I used to just avoid DLR for the most part around Christmas, and I still find myself annoyed when I have to hear/see Christmas stuff here at WDW- especially when most of the songs are modern/secular ones (blah).

    And as much as I liked Holiday Mansion (especially the original year), I really don't appreciate Disneyland having to shut down two of the biggest rides for several weeks twice a year. Not to mention that they do an awful job maintaining Mansion and IASW now because they're rushing to get everything in and out twice a year. No thanks.
     
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    Maybe you should visit Universal during the Christmas season. I hear they have fully embraced the Grinch frame of mind over there.
     
  19. rushtest4echo

    rushtest4echo Well-Known Member

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    Nah, that guy eventually relents- what a weakling. :p

    The only thing I like less than hearing Christmas music in stores in Nov/Dec (and now late October/early January apparently, uuuugh) is hearing it played on Main Street.
     
  20. Kman101

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    I think it's more junky not more well done. IMO
     

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