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Alice in Wonderland updates

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by raven24, May 27, 2014.

  1. Figments Friend

    Figments Friend Well-Known Member

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    I rode the updated version of 'Alice' last month and thought it was very well done.
    I won't give away any 'spoilers' for those like me who purposely avoided them beforehand, but it is a excellent example of a refresh done RIGHT.

    Really pleased with the interior updates, but not overly pleased with the changes that had to be made to the exterior elevated track.
    Although designed better visually then what i was expecting, the wonderful 'about to fall off the edge' feeling that was once there is now gone.
    I miss that...but over alll the refresh is great.

    Looking forward to what may be in store for 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride' and 'Snow White's Scary Adventures'.
     
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  2. SierraR

    SierraR New Member

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    This is so cool. I did not even realize they were working on this ride!
     
  3. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    Well hey TP! I was at Disneyland yesterday admiring the huge tree outside of Alice in Wonderland and wanted to know what kind of tree it was. So I decided to google "what type of tree is outside Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland" and guess whose post comes up?Lol.

    Anyway, I'm happy to hear it's a ficus tree (although I know there are many different types). I planted 40 of them (4 footers) in my backyard over a year and half ago and most of them are already between 7 and 9 feet tall. I was shocked to read that they planted the one at Disneyland in 1984 considering how huge it is.

    On another note, are they still doing the horticulture tours at DL?
     
  4. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    You planted 40 ficus trees in your backyard? :jawdrop:
     
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  5. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    Lol. I wanted my very own "wall of trees." I dont think they re the same as the type outside Alice though. They're the kind you plant to create a hedge.
     
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  6. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok!
     
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  7. DLR92

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    If you don't maintain them, they will gladly grow as a tree. :p
    Your very lucky to grow them. They will have a hard time in my desert climate. Too hot and low moisture and extremely cold winters. :arghh:
     
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  8. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    Hahah right they will. With that said, the ones in my backyard looks like a different species(?)

    Yeah they grow really well here and don't even need that much water.
     
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  9. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, I was thinking about this ride the other day and I was baffled as to why they haven't enclosed the outdoor portion. Then it could always be open instead of closing it when it rains and they wouldn't have to worry about people falling off the track and turn it into a big platform. It would also be less awkward to be zig-zagging in the outdoor portion in a silly caterpillar car while everyone looked at you. They could theme that part to be another scene or two instead of having the scene be that you escaped to Disneyland's Fantasyland before arriving at the tea party inside a door. Knowing modern Disney, it would probably be like the King Kong 360 scene.
     
  10. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    The outdoor portion is part of the charm. Yeah it would be nice to have an extra scene, but the outdoor section is one of the reasons Alice stands out among the other dark rides!
     
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  11. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    Nah. It's too unique. Besides it would probably take away from the outside charm when standing in line.
     
  12. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    It's not charming since they turned it into a giant platform. The only outdoor portion that remains charming is where the vehicles first enter the rabbit hole immediately next to the walkway. The outdoor portion is extremely ugly now. Even as a ride experience, it's terrible. It's just an awkward slow zig-zag ride on a solid platform.
     
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  13. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    It's charming because I said so. The landscaping and giant pastel colored leaves? The ginormous tree that you can touch as you wind down the outdoor track? Cmon.
     
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  14. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    The great thing about DL is there so many things that would never be built again or in the present era.
     
  15. vj81995

    vj81995 Well-Known Member

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    This has to be the most random dead-thread bump in the history of this forum.

    Oh well, I'm going with it.
     
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  16. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    Lol. It was actually very organic if you read my first post. Well nevermind, I guess something can be random and organic.
     
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  17. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    I do sometimes have dreams about these rides. Something about the Fantasyland dark rides lends themselves to bizarre almost nightmarish surreal David Lynch dreams. One I frequently have is that I'm in the Magic Kingdom version of the Snow White ride with the wishing well scene and the painting of a guy in the woods telling you to go back.
     
  18. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    I understand. I have the same types of dreams, although sometimes I'm in Splash Mountain, or Small World (generally when I'm in Small World, it's a nightmare).
     
  19. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    Weirdly, I dream about the revised version of the Snow White ride and not the original horrifying version. What does that mean?
     
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  20. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. I try not to make sense of my dreams. The other night I dreamt I was in Disneyland's Splash Mountain, and the set design was based on a farm similar to Living With the Land, rather than the Briar Patch. Doesn't make any sense.
     

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