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    News Disneyland to give Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride a major facelift in 2020

    The thing that gets to me about that deafening sound is that I'm almost certain it was intended to be a dimensional effect that portrayed the abominable snowman coming closer and closer to you. It doesn't work as intended and can be painful depending on where you sit.
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    News Disneyland to give Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride a major facelift in 2020

    If anything tended to startle me at Disneyland, it was that sudden growl in the darkness followed by glowing eyes. It is sorely missed. On that same note I remain baffled as to why the red eyes in the cave at Big Thunder Mountain also seem to have disappeared.
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    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

    Having just watched the ride through, I must admit that I appreciate what Imagineers were trying to do. I can't think of another ride that is entirely based around enveloping guests in Disney's hallmark musical numbers. I know this thought motivated The Little Mermaid ride, but the only scene...
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    All things Universal Studios Hollywood

    They're reopening E.T. ? Kidding aside, my sister has been seeing fireworks coming from Universal Studios. Any idea what that's all about?
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    Anaheim calls on Newsom to reopen Disneyland after $100 million budget shortfall - OCR/SCNG

    I'll chime in and add that a rich well of comedy will dry up if there are no more reviews for the buffet. It's also serves as a running joke that friends and I make whenever we are on our way to dine at Fire & Ice.
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    Anaheim calls on Newsom to reopen Disneyland after $100 million budget shortfall - OCR/SCNG

    Ah, so now Anaheim wants to play host to a theme park!
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    Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Disneyland

    To further illuminate the feelings surrounding The Little Mermaid, a few years before the ride was announced there was a video feature with Tony Baxter where he talked about a proposed version of the attraction, complete with an animatic. Most consider it superior.
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    Splash Mountain Announcement for Disneyland

    Correct on both counts.
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    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

    As for the costuming issue, I suppose Disney could invest in a series of uniformly themed lightweight mackintosh coats to be worn when leaving ones costumed zone. This wouldn't help much with cast members in costume outside of the park, but it would lend to more continuity within.
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    Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Disneyland

    Yes, and it's nice to know that it hasn't been shelved.
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    R.I.P. CHADWICK BOSEMAN

    I suspect this has to do with the fact that ABC is planning to air the movie, without commercial interruption. Hard to imagine why both screenings couldn't take place.
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    New ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie in the Works

    This is an excellent template for a Haunted Mansion movie! Here is a film that is interested in building a sense of wonder inspired by the supernatural, with a only a teaspoon of scares peppered throughout. I could see a Mansion movie flourishing with a similar approach. Poltergeist relies on...
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    New ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie in the Works

    The whole thing seems to be stepping out with the wrong foot. I would have thought that the way the Eddie Murphey film is remembered would have some bearing on the creative direction of the remake. Really, is anyone here interested in a Haunted Mansion comedy? I would love for Disney to have...
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    R.I.P. CHADWICK BOSEMAN

    I just returned from spending some time in the National Parks to get away from it all for a week. This was the news I returned to, a splash of ice water that puts me right back in the middle of this trying year. Sad for so many reasons. I had a lot of respect for him as an actor, but hearing now...
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    Live From The Space Stage: A HALYX Story

    This was a little before my time, but as a big Disney fan I can't believe this escaped my attention until now! It slightly brings to mind the band featured at the Mad T Party; live music at Disneyland is sorely missed. Is anyone aware of any Halyx easter eggs that may have emerged over the years?
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