Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by wdwmagic, Jul 23, 2016.
It's a neat and orderly "Kablam!".
The building makes no sense. What was peeled back by the attack? What's missing? It looks like it's shiny and new. I'm trying to imagine where the old part of the facade was and I'm struggling. I thought that it was just a little roughness, but if they're going for this storyline they need an explanation. Visually, I can't tell what's missing.
Show me what got destroyed. What's the point of having these minor visual cues if no one can notice or appreciate them? It's not obvious. Now the elevators are just randomly opening to the outside of the building after half of it was blown off. What?!?!
This building honestly seems like it should be condemned. Maybe the damage has been repaired and we're coming to the newly refurbished building? Still, having half your fortress get wrecked should tell you something about your security.
I actually think the building looks cool (especially in person) but come on, this is aggravating. I wish I had never known about this because now I can't unsee it...
This far from ruins it for me, but really this was an obvious stumble. The original version would have fixed this, but didn't make it out of development...
I see this as a good thing....the move of Marvel BEHIND tower. It creates a space Just for Marvel but leaves room for Hollywoodland to grow and renovate in the future as well. i still hope the Mickey Ride is added to DCA.
Another reason marvel may be moving to the old parking lot behind GotG is because the tram stop / 2nd parking deck project may be off schedule impacting when the Hollywood north expansion space would be available.
Fanbois that have problems meeting women (or men as it may be) because of their Disney obsession will find something phallic in everything.
Liked for the Mallrats reference
It's a positive thing from the perspective of theme, but not a positive from the perspective of quality and total expenditure. The backlot plans were more ambitious than anything planned for the expansion pad behind Tower.
Given the scale of investment, I doubt this is the reason.
So.. the collector is actually trying to hide away in time from Universal's Lawyers because of the whole back in the future ripoff scenario?
To be fair the building never made sense anyway.
If only the shafts with the hotel guest elevators disappeared then where was the hallway that would normally be there when you exit the elevators.
If you look at the video in the pre-show it showed guests in the elevators go up the tower and only the shafts disappeared. The hallway should still be intact as part of the building if that was the case. There are service elevators where the hallway should be. This mean hotel guest would walk out of the elevator straight Into another elevator.
Then it gets more awkward the supposedly disappeared shafts are facing north or the front of the facade but when you walk into the hotel lobby you need to turn right to see the damaged doors.
The whole design of this version of tower was flawed to begin with.
Now about the damage and where is the proper blast zone. The WDW tower has the same issue.
The shafts of the building are clearly damaged. The blast zone is painted in almost the whole front of the building but for some reason on the letter "O" is clearly damaged while the rest of the sign is fine. Then you have this huge heavy sign that is placed in front of the shafts which are damaged. The sign is still in place and ok.
One can say that it is all part of the twilight zone mystery but haven't some people mentioned that their is I do out there that the tower originally was designed with another theme in mind and eventually the twilight zone tower with some tweaking.
I actually blame past management for all these issues. Not only where they pushing for a tower for Paris but then decides to rush a copy for DCA with no real plan for future park expansion. The tower should have been pushed back several feet and all the electrical equipment on the eastern side put behind the tower to allow it to be built closer to the eastern park border. Looks like theybuilt FFF and the tower like a sims park just cut out piece of lands and drop existing rides without fixing theming issues and plans for expanaions
Here's the way I always saw it work. Our service elevator sees the doomed shaft across the hall, meaning the guest elevators are on the north side of the building and the service elevators are directly opposite. The service elevator shaft is fine, but through ghostly manipulations, we find ourselves transported into the damaged shaft.
I think Florida missed a great opportunity to help this storytelling with the use of the 5th Dimension Room. Imagine if the doors opened and you saw the damaged shaft down the hall. The doomed shaft beckons and suddenly your car lurches forward and exits the service shaft. You are pulled through the hotel hallway closer and closer to this haunted elevator shaft that killed 5 people. Ghosts alongside you, urging you forward maliciously. Finally, your car settles into the broken shaft, your fate is in the hands of the hotel now.
They could have even done this DCA's set up and built a room similar to the boulder room in IJA. Have the hallway crush against your shaft, giving you the impression you are traveling towards it.
from the Disneyland website
Sounds like a winner!
Definitely! The concept sounds fun, and hopefully the excecution exceeds my expectations. I'm not anticipating that the MB experience will be much of a change from ToT.
Sorry I misspelled. I mean, it sounds like a wiener.
Well I like wieners, so it's all good.
A year ago it would've been seen as a late April Fool's joke. Not much has changed since then.
Yes. Would feel like a gift from the heavens to wake up one morning to news that Disney is finally just tearing the entire structure down.
So that explains how the 'story' has you looking over the Disneyland Resort. What is even more interesting is to call it a special 'exhibition'. That (along with how cheap Disney has been) could suggest it's actually temporary, and it'll all be demolished once 'Marvel Land' is under construction. This also happens to solve the issue of the awkward placement of the attraction and how it would position into this new land which has been rumored in different locations.
Phallic iconography may be a bit of a stretch, but a storyline in which the executive leadership of The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts knowingly collaborates with a slave owner is definitely... interesting.
Mickey and the gang do have an obsession with hot dogs.
He was definitely not brave, at least when it came time to stand up to Paul Pressler.
With apologies in advance to @yookeroo, I just spent 8 seconds Googling Barry Braverman and found several of his very public Social Media profiles he reveals to anyone with an Internet connection. His LinkedIn is the most telling, as he is now a self employed "Design Consultant" in Los Angeles, unaffiliated with any design firm, after leaving WDI in 2006. He has a teaching credential from San Francisco State University.
I seem to remember an overall tone of pomposity and "you don't get it" Imagineer-splaining from him in online interviews back around 2000 and 2001 in regards to DCA. I wonder if he gets it now?
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