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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    I didn't spot any posts saying diversity was a problem, unless they were deleted. It was immediately specified in the next couple of posts that diversity was NOT an issue. I saw people saying "wokeness" was a problem, which has a variety of meanings depending on who you talk to. The issue again...
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    To get back to Splash Mountain and follow up with my point in my previous post though. I again don't have any faith in Disney's ability to do this justice. The current leadership doesn't care about quality and most if not all of their creative talent in imagineering is also gone (they've also...
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    Rumor New Monorails Coming Soon?

    Here's an outline of the utilidor overlaid on top of the park, I assume it's relatively accurate. 7DMT being in roughly the same position as the 20k lagoon. Though 7DMT's bottom left most corner seems to jut out slightly farther than the lagoon. The utilidor did not go underneath the lagoon. The...
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    Rumor New Monorails Coming Soon?

    Pretty sure the leak rumor has been debunked (forget if it was Lee, marni1971 or someone else). Similar to the myth about Horizons being built on and severely damaged by a sinkhole (another false story perpetuated by Disney employees). 20k was removed because it was very costly and labor...
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    The problem is that except for the riverboat finale, the scenery used for WDW doesn't fit thematically at all with what they're doing. Disneyland's environment is at least already set in a darker bayou-like setting. WDW is not a clone of the Disneyland ride and uses completely different...
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    Agreed, though often more like 50+. That's the amount in Splash Mtn, World of Motion, Pirates of the Caribbean etc. The most i've ever seen is Sinbad at Tokyo Disneysea. It literally has around 140, just the first scene alone has about 45. And i'm only counting actual animatronics, not the...
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    Rumor Muppets to Take Over The Hall of Presidents

    There's a BB8 atop the X Wing outside. But it's not a real animatronic. It just has a single axis swivel on the head. The one inside at the preshow at least rolls around and moves its head in a computer programmed manner, with synchronized droid noises. So in spite of his otherwise limited range...
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    Rumor Muppets to Take Over The Hall of Presidents

    Rise has a grand total of 5 real animatronics while you're on the ride. Finn, Hux, two Kylo Rens and the Admiral Ackbar replacement. With two more in the queue I believe (though one of these is BB8, nowhere near the same amount of axes/movement as a humanoid figure) None of the droids are real...
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    Rumor Muppets to Take Over The Hall of Presidents

    I can tell from this comment that you aren't interested in serious discussion and are just trolling. But i'll bite. Only Leota and the Singing Busts were screen based when the ride first opened. They're vastly outnumbered by the amount of physical scenery and animatronic figures in the rest of...
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    Rumor Muppets to Take Over The Hall of Presidents

    Who cares if people are negative? I have always valued detailed physical scenery and large populations of animatronics. The last time Disney went all-in on making a ride like this was Tokyo DisneySea's Sinbad ride, which is about to turn 20 this year. Seeing Disney move away from these types of...
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    Rumor Muppets to Take Over The Hall of Presidents

    Calling the Stormtrooper figures "animatronics" is a stretch. Only a small handful seem capable of movement at all, the rest are apparently static mannequins. And the ones that do move only perform 2 simple movements- a basic head turn and small wrist motion to raise/lower their guns slightly...
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    Yes, in its proper context the line is clearly referring specifically to the Brer Rabbit fable. It's even used to directly transition into it (there's literally a crossfade into the cartoon segment while the line is being said). It makes zero sense as meaning "we were better off as slaves".
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    First i've heard of this Freddy person. That post was immature and moronic. And unfortunately he has a lot of other twits who agree and engage in the same behavior. I'm about as polar opposite from a right winger as you can get (and generously to the left of the major "liberal" politicians in...
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    News Disneyland to give Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride a major facelift in 2020

    Here's the version at Paris (i dunno if it was already posted before)- As I've said before, this was previously an almost exact clone of the 1983 version at Disneyland CA. The show building is exactly the same size, the track layout is identical (even sharing the vehicle storage with the...
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