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What happens to the dinos and movie stars?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by Skyway, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Skyway

    Skyway Well-Known Member

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    Between the closures of UoE and GMR, nearly 100 audio animatronics are about to be unemployed.

    What do you think will happen to them?

    In the past, some AAs have been relocated, most notably the stars of DL's America Sings taking over Splash Mountain and Star Tours.

    But other than a few from World of Motion that reappeared in PotC in California in the 90's, most of the AAs from that attraction and Horizons were never seen again, right?

    While the AAs certainly have value to collectors, do they really have any value to the company? Is it more cost-efficient to build a custom AA from scratch rather than storing the heavily-used, outdated machinery found in the retiring AAs?
     
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  2. tirian

    tirian Well-Known Member

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    If we're lucky, POTC at the MK will gain some AAs to fill out the burning city.

    Who am I kidding? They'll probably be stored and used for test programming. :(
     
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  3. ChampDisney

    ChampDisney Well-Known Member

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    Some may be reused, auctioned off, or kept in storage to be displayed at the next D23.

    Why don't you at least attempt to bring something to the discussion rather than giving your personal opinion on which thread this discussion should be located in?
     
  4. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    Since Alien Encounter closed, Tomorrowland has been sorely deficient in the nightmare fuel department. Move all the Alien props and sets, including both animatronics to one of the dark, empty hallways of the Peoplemover. For added giggles, provide no warning signs about their presence.
     
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  5. NiarrNDisney

    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    I vote they add all the Dinosaurs from UoE in an exhibit of some sort in Dinoland USA and the scary long necked one that Ellen is fending off with a stick to Dinosaur.
     
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  6. Mewshuji

    Mewshuji Active Member

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    If they are doing away with the Dinorama, they could easily bring the EEA dinos to Dinoland. An exhibit would be fine, sort of like one of those "Dinosaurs Alive" things that pop up at malls and museums, but I'd also not mind seeing a new dark ride using them and some new AAs.

    As for the GMR AAs... I don't know. I have a feeling the witch's frame might be kept and re-used for Goofy or Pete or something.
     
  7. David2319

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    I would loooove that!!!
     
  8. Madame Medusa

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    They'll be in storage never to be seen again except by employees with access to the archives, so say your goodbyes while you can. Easy question.
     
  9. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

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    My vote is that they incorporate the dinos in Dinoland at AK. That is all.
     
  10. Nemo14

    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the dinosaurs could be put to use in the Hall of Presidents. Visitors could press a button to watch a dino devour their least favorite president.
    I'm sure @BuddyThomas would be first in line! :D
     
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  11. Captain Barbossa

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    YES! YES! YES!
     
  12. Captain Barbossa

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    It would be good if they could add some more to Dinosaur.
     
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  13. HonorableMention

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    The same effect could be achieved with the Ellen and Ripley animatronics.
     
  14. Bairstow

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  15. goofyyukyukyuk17

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    I'm almost positive they will keep the Wicked Witch AA, but idk about the rest
     
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    Disney has enough empty buildings and spots on property. I'd love to see some of these places utilized as a Disney memorabilia area where guests could view these AA's and other items again. I always enjoyed seeing some of the props and items that were placed around the backlot tour. Imagine having a photo op by one of the old 20,000 League Nautilus subs. Sure would be better than filling a landfill with these gems.
     
  18. Surfin' Tuna

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    I can't believe they haven't done something like this. Add-on attraction, of course.
     

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