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Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout announced for Disney California Adventure

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by wdwmagic, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. HatboxGhostbuster

    HatboxGhostbuster Active Member

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    ....I'm not sure what point you were trying to make. hah. The recent changes have largely all been franchise/IP inclusion mandates from on high while most of "us" would have rather seen other stuff done...hence they don't listen to our opinions or care about them...which doesn't do anything but prove my first point that they don't care about our opinions...but they should.....

    Carry on.
     
  2. LuvtheGoof

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    Because I like too? And no, what y'all do doesn't bother me in the slightest, but apparently what I do, does bother some of y'all.
     
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  3. LuvtheGoof

    LuvtheGoof Proud DVC Member Premium Member

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    So you honestly believe that if they listened to y'all, that all the attractions they build would be that much better?
     
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    Well I mean, why should they? In the end they are a corporate entity who has one goal... so far they've been meeting or exceeding that goal. Clearly the forumula is working, for now.

    Maybe once they start making less money, not breaking attendance records, maybe then they'll worry and ask us Disney purists how and when they went wrong, but until then I'd expect more IP's, as the merchandise sells and the crowds surge.
     
  5. phruby

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    If they listened to us, the attractions would be extremely outdated and incredibly bazaar to a point where no one would ever go there and it would be sold to Six Flags.
     
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  6. HatboxGhostbuster

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    Certainly not. Because even amongst "us" you would get differing opinions. But some probably would, yes!

    What we're annoyed with is the idea that they seem to have truly lost sight of what even they are capable of when they push themselves outside the IP box and are instead just jumping on board with whatever the hot thing is right now and looking for ways to make a quick profit with it rather than returning to their roots. POTC and HM are both classic iconic attractions that have stood the test of time. Do you think the Guardians Tower is going to have that kind of longevity? Neither do we. But Disney doesn't appear to be hearing the voice of dissent because they're too busy swishing dollars in their ears.
     
  7. Evan-500

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    I will say, I honestly do not care where the story comes from. IP, new and original, whatever. Build me immersive, innovative attractions that fit the theme and I'm happy. Obviously GOTG has major issues thematically, where a lot of the issues stem from, add in replacing a beloved attraction and you have a Disney fan dumpster fire.
     
  8. phruby

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    What's the big deal? Once the ride is outdated they will retheme it or tear it down just like every other ride. Disney has gotten rid of unpopular stuff in the past. Just like society, they are not looking long term and probably never will.
     
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  9. HatboxGhostbuster

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    For now....that's the key. The pendulum is swinging too far to one side and will (I hope) eventually balance itself out.
     
  10. HatboxGhostbuster

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    Which is just a shame since ToT WASN'T outdated...

    If Disney had purpose built a brand new GotG attraction, then you'd probably hear a lot less negativity.
     
  11. phruby

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    Ask any teenager who Rod Serling is and they will have no clue.
     
  12. LuvtheGoof

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    Now that I cannot disagree with. We all know that WDI has ideas for attractions that aren't based on anything other than their imagination, and I completely agree that these should be built as well.

    Longevity for the new tower is obviously a complete unknown, but the fact that it has garnered over $650,000,000 in just a few weeks says that it is extremely popular at the moment. And those kids that go to see it will flock to the new tower for years to come. Remember that this change only took several months to complete. In 5 or 10 years, if attendance is down, it really wouldn't take that much to retheme it to the next big thing, and that I do not have a big problem with. Keeps it fresh, instead of stale.
     
  13. HatboxGhostbuster

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    You're just salting the wound of my disappointment with the younger generation... :)

    But can you see that Twilight Zone as a property transcends Rod Serling?? Most people would at least have heard of TZ.
     
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    Sadly too in 5 to 10 years we'll have GOTG Vol 6 to keep fans interested...

    I guess that's where we differ. For me, Disney shouldn't be focusing on the "next big thing" but on timeless, classic things. If I want the flavor of the month IP attraction I can drive up the freeway to Universal.
     
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    Where on the net are folks finding these early reviews of GOTG:MB? I'd love to read them.
     
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    I think it needs to be a mixture of both, just like Walt did it.
     
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  17. HatboxGhostbuster

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    A mixture would be great...but there seems to be nothing but IP on the horizon.
     
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    And you are right that the pendulum is swinging, and we all hope that it swings back the other way in the future.
     
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    Quick Twitter search...

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