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Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Disney's Animal Kingdom
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  2. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    @wdwmagic or anyone else, what is the status of the screens at the bus stops that we saw a while ago at the Grand Floridian that would tell you when the next bus was coming? Are they expanding to other resorts? Already there? Killed?
     
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    Seems like it would be easier/cheaper for them to build that into the MDE app. Although obviously not everyone would benefit from that as they would from the screens.
     
  4. DisneyGuyNYC

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    Could use a few more E-Tickets all around. Seems like a lot of things need "complete refurbishments" and "complete redevelopments."

    Can we just drop Carsland and Avatarland altogether and reallocate those resources please?
     
  5. Cosmic Commando

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    I'm not totally one of dem 'puter knowing guys (actually computers I'm pretty good with, but getting them to talk to each other...), but is it easier to put that info into a small system that would just be on those screens at bus stops as opposed to integrating it into the MM+ behemoth? And I think most of the time you're going somewhere anyway, so I think the bus stop idea would work. I think "get to the bus stop, see which has the best combination of line and impending bus arrival" would be more common than "check smart phone, bus to MK is going to be 20 minutes, stay in room for evening".
     
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  6. DisneyGuyNYC

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    Respectfully I have to disagree. I'm sure that for a certain generation that behavior is but it's not the future. It much easier to deploy that information to the screens that 75%+ of the population in Disney already has and likes to use than it is to buy and set up and maintain a bunch of TVs they need to walk over to. If its just an app displaying the same information why not do it in your hand, wherever you are? I check Google before I leave for the subway everyday. People are on their phones constantly. There's no overhead other than building an app is they already have a bus tracking system in place.

    I respectfully, but deeply, disagree.

    I imagine all the lines and maps with constantly updating service and time information available in my hand. "Oh, Splash mountains down/the wait is 75 minutes. We better not leave Tomorrowland." "THE NEXT BUS IS HERE IN TEN WE GOTTA LEAVE THE ROOM!" That sounds a lot more like my life than moseying over to some TV set outdoors and waiting.

    If I'm already waiting... What's the point?
     
  7. RandomPrincess

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    Isn't Fountain View in Epcot supposed to be converted to add Starbucks this year?
     
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  8. JimboJones123

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    I may be reading this all wrong, but basically nothing is happening in 2013, right?

    Wasn't Avatar pre-announced before HP 2, and now HP 2 is more than half way done and Avatar has had no progression at all?

    WDW is an absolute progression mess.

    Without Next-gen, most of these projects could be complete by now.

    It could be the 90s again. Remember, when the company redefined "vacation"? Not this wheel spinning.
     
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    I'd love having them in the app on a single screen. There are times when I would take the earliest bus that comes rather than a specific one (e.g. when the Crescent Lake resorts are running separate buses), and it would probably be difficult to see all of the status screens at once.

    Plus, I assume doing it in-app would be considerably cheaper. Could be wrong on that, though.
     
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  10. DisneyGuyNYC

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    Aren't you excited for the new developments? Now they have Kali WITHOUT the effects, new toilets, they're repainting buses, and we have these swanky bracelets! Who needs an E-Ticket?!
     
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  11. marni1971

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    Scary. Mostly what used to be called routine upgrades and nice little additions.

    Thanks Steve.
     
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    thanks for the update
     
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    Upcoming and Rumored Project threads used to be exciting. Today, I find this thread depressing. It shows that we are still years away from any substantial additions to the parks. The glacial pace that DIsney moves on projects now is mindboggling. Not only does it take them forever to construct projects - but they drag their feet for years to greenlight anything thats not DVC related or an interactive game.
     
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    I wouldn't call 7DMT, Avatarland, Disney Springs (as described by Spirit and others) or Carsland/Pixar 'Land' "nice little additions". Except for the former, which is likely still an expensive, wonderfully themed family coaster, the other 3 projects would each likely be several hundred million dollars. Just sayin' :)
     
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    Saw again that Spectromagic will be back this year.. any updates on this?
     
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  17. DisneyGuyNYC

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    7DMT is cool single ride but it isn't competitive. Avatarland is essentially a vague idea mentioned now years ago of a way to waste a ton of capital on a movie people have forgotten about. Carsland is in DCA and nothing has been announced for WDW.
     
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    I totally agree....Avatar was a good movie but its time has faded away. I only see Avatarland working is if they start releasing a series of movies or something to relaunch it.
     
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    Thanks for this Steve, although I can't help but say to myself ... "That's it?" Lol
     
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    These are "nice little additions" given that they are the entire potential for what will likely come this decade. I don't even view these projects as "additions" as much as "taking care of unfinished business". All Avatarland and Carsland will do it make those parks (hopefully) worthy of their ticket price, and perhaps make those parks full days to every guest. DIsney Springs will be a decade overdue once complete, since TDO decided to prematurely kill PI, and allow Downtown Disney to deteriorate. 7DMT is simply making an expensive expansion worthy of mentioning beyond "Wow, this looks nice..."

    Just my opinion.
     
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