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Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark coming this Halloween

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by TP2000, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Professortango1

    Professortango1 Well-Known Member

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    Well, you did previously say "The villains have been "taking over Disneyland" for years, and they haven't been plastered over the entrance." I showed that the Disney villains were more obstructive than this incarnation.

    You also asked why The Horseman was across the way. I did answer that. The Horseman is one of the Halloween symbols/characters Disney regularly uses. Since Halloween is moving to DCA, that same imagery will be found there instead. I imagine you will also see pumpkins, scarecrows, Disney villains, and other such imagery in DCA. The Headless Horseman fits a 1900's street in Middle America as well as it fits a 1920's street on the West Coast. What's not to understand?
     
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  2. Professortango1

    Professortango1 Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with the concept art?
     
  3. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    It looks like the Burton version, not the cartoon.
     
  4. Professortango1

    Professortango1 Well-Known Member

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    Its a black rider in the same costume on a black horse. Its not like the rider on the statue has Walken's head tucked under his arm. It looks like The Headless Horseman.
     
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  5. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks more like the Headless Horseman from the tv show Sleepy Hallow.
     
  6. Professortango1

    Professortango1 Well-Known Member

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    It looks like they took the maquette and then tried to style it like a statue one would see in a town square. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree. Tim Burton pumpkin. But enough of this!
     
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    SSG Well-Known Member

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    TAKE A LOOK INSIDE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - MONSTERS AFTER DARK
    Published Sep 14, 2017 By Ben Morse
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    Opening soon during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort!

    As Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort expands to Disney California Adventure park, guests will discover a new adventure when night falls at The Collector’s Fortress. Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark picks up moments after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, which continues throughout the season during daylight hours.[​IMG]

    While escaping The Collector’s Fortress, the Guardians have accidentally left Groot behind, so Rocket needs your help to find and rescue his little buddy. But along with the creatures that have been accidentally released inside The Collector’s Fortress, one terrifying monster you will encounter is Surtur’s Fire Dragon, seen in the artist’s rendering above from Walt Disney Imagineering. This terrifying monster will also appear in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” in theaters on November 3.

    Help #SaveGroot at Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, each night during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 15-October 31, with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! continuing throughout the season during the day.
     
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  9. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what a lucky coincidence! That worked out well for them, didn't it?!
     
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  10. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. There's nothing about events like Season of Heroes or this Halloween stuff that appeals to me.
     
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  11. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, I was at the park yesterday and that Oogie Boogie above DCAs entrance looks 100x better than the 'Summer of Heroes' signage they had there this summer. I wonder if it will glow at night.
     
  12. Kiwiduck

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    This a snippet of the Guardians Halloween lighting from the Magical Journeys vlog (this couple mostly focuses on food. I like them a lot and the guy has a umm....very pleasing voice).

    I think the new lighting effects look great and should have looked like this from the day the attraction opened.
     
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    Can that stay year round?
     
  14. raven24

    raven24 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, that looks way better than the regular version.
     
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    What a difference some creative lighting and projection effects can do on that trash dumpster of a façade. Actually makes it somewhat believable it's a warehouse/fortress/oil refinery.
     
  16. alias8703

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    There's no excuse for it not to look like this year round. They originally said the tubes would be "pulsating with light" in the press release. This is that. Therefor it should be there always. At the very least every 10 mins.
     
  17. Kiwiduck

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    This is what I imagined when they first described the lighting many months ago. I like the colour scheme and it gives some purpose to the weird void in the middle of the building. I hope that now they have created something that works well that they stick with it.
     
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    phruby Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the lighting package project was delayed until now? Maybe they can make a lighting package that looks like the Hollywood Tower Hotel?
     
  19. raven24

    raven24 Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY. Thought the same thing, it actually makes the trash-looking facade nice.
     
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  20. HatboxGhostbuster

    HatboxGhostbuster Well-Known Member

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    Lighting effects...most likely what they wanted for opening day, but couldn't get it up and running.

    As for the rest...
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