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Rivers of America Re-Imagineered 2017

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by TP2000, May 5, 2017.

  1. 180º

    180º Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how this could be a waterfall. There is a finished riverbed with dirt right below it, suggesting water won't be flowing into the river from here. Above the wooden structure, there is no bridge for the railroad. Most importantly, the rockwork is practically done. I can't imagine at this late stage they'd pour more concrete, erect more steel, and install more scaffolding. My best guess is these are temporary, to be used during landscaping.
     
  2. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    How dare you question my predictions. ;)
     
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  3. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    I think it is the new Colglazier Hot Tub.
     
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  5. Ismael Flores

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    i heard that it is a pit for the mechanics of a couple AA's. As the train passes thru the area a couple Gungans will pop out. one of them will say "Yousa thinking yousa people ganna die?" the other one will follow with "Yoosa should follow me now, okeeday?"
    soon after that you will be able to look down at the rivers of America and see hints of Otoh Gunga.

    Guests on the river boats will get a chance to rent guns at an additional fee and shoot at them like the hippos in Jungle book. In order to make this more challenging the guns will be like the ones in Midway mania and for every Gungan you shoot you will get points. Guests will see their scores as they get off the boats in frontierland
     
  6. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    Why do I keep laughing at this reaction? :joyfull:
     
  7. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    Because it's hilarious lol
     
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  8. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    Wait, they filled the river? Maybe I should pay more attention to the areas surrounding New Orleans Square. I haven't noticed anything since I only do Haunted Mansion (which is admittedly right there) and drink black coffee from the French Market this time of year.
     
  9. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    Only in a perfect world....
     
  10. TP2000

    TP2000 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Our lady blogger is back with footage from Tuesday.

    That structure past the trestle is something all right. Maybe a waterfall? A perch for the Indian Chief? Whatever it is, it's something and they're working on it.

     
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  11. britain

    britain Well-Known Member

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    Ding ding ding!

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  12. phruby

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    That would explain why it is a deep hole for a worker to running cable. I wonder how much movement Chief Waves-a-lot will have.
     
  13. drizgirl

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    And whether he has a B mode. :p
     
  14. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    This is Disneyland. It doesn't need a B mode unlike the Na'vi shaman which should be permanently in B mode in about six months.
     
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  15. sirstude

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    I notice they have started removing the upper scaffold on the rock work. See around 2:30 and then at about 3:00 some of the I beams have even been cut out. 3:25 shows more scaffold removed and only the I beams sticking out of the rocks. I wonder if they cut them off inside of the rockwork or just as far back as they can from the outside. Need a tighter camera shot to tell I think.
     
  16. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

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    I'm curious about that process too. I noticed the similar procedure was used when the Cadillac Range was being constructed.
     
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    This sort of thing is one of my biggest peeves. A few Disney attractions will open with really neat effects- but then over the years they'll break, and Disney oftentimes won't spend the money to fix it.

    The yeti, the beehive on brer bear's nose in Splash Mountain DL, the doors and ice machine in Indiana Jones, the asteroid in Space Mountain DL, etc.

    I think it's awesome the imagineers try to innovate and have new and exciting effects in their rides, but they should probably start having a plan b, or budget more to keep those effects running throughout the life of the attraction.
     
  20. Kira Nerys

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    RIP Haunted Mansion ghost fruit.
     
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