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Recent content by Sir_Cliff

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    Gran Fiesta Tour - New Animatronics

    I'm more of a mind that it could have been acceptable if we were talking of a matter of days rather than weeks, let alone months. That is incredibly embarrassing.
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    Jungle Cruise Re-Imagining

    To do that, they would more or less have to completely replace all the existing figures and scenes with new ones. I can only imagine how that would go down on here! It's very hard to go from corny old vignettes to 2021-level WOW.
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    Jungle Cruise Re-Imagining

    As far as I understand, it was Walt and Marc Davis who decided to make it more humorous in the early-1960s. I think it was honestly a genius move which probably saved it from eventually going the way of the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland.
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    Jungle Cruise Re-Imagining

    I think all this talk of CoP falling afoul of the woke police is a bit of a red herring. Sure, it follows the history of a white American family through the twentieth century, but you make the good point that the things that seem to be provoking change mostly involve negative portrayals of...
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    MAGICal DLP News, Rumours & Thoughts

    I haven't stayed there so I can't speak to the rooms, but I usually have a drink at Cafe Fantasia at least once when visiting DLP and the hotel has looked very tired for as long as I have been going. This doesn't appeal to me, though. Gives me a bit of a Liberace vibe.
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    MAGICal DLP News, Rumours & Thoughts

    I can understand that, even if I like what I've seen of the photos! I feel a little the same way about the Hotel New York. I get the concept, but I'm not entirely sure it works as a Disney hotel. I don't really fault Eisner pushing for ambitious architectural statements to be woven into the...
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    MAGICal DLP News, Rumours & Thoughts

    Even so, they could still keep what's there looking clean and fresh. That whole area is a real mystery to me. I never experienced it myself, but the original Festival Disney with the lights strung up overhead and the neon signs looks a million miles better than what they have now. It seems like...
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    Understanding Why Disney's Magical Express Is Ending

    This was exactly the sensation I had from my last WDW vacation... without even paying for parking and staying at the Grand Floridian! I think there are plenty of us who will splurge on a trip to WDW and can afford to pay for a reasonably deluxe vacation experience. The issue comes when you...
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    News Morocco Pavilion redevelopment

    Regardless of the controversial new door, must say that Morocco has always been my favourite pavilion in terms of theming. I feel like it is always showcased in Imagineering books, so I hope there is some respect for the work done there as Disney takes control. Not sure quite why they have had...
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    News Morocco Pavilion redevelopment

    If where some people see a lake others see a gaping hole needing to be filled, I'm happy to be among the former.
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    News New Park Entrance coming to Epcot

    Personally I prefer the grey concrete with the different design elements to the red. I wish they would take a leaf out of Disneyland's book and replace more of the coloured concrete at Magic Kingdom with something more interesting and detailed.
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    News New Changes Coming to the Disney Look 2021

    Aren't you more or less proving the point of those who don't feel these updated standards are a big deal: In the context of their time, the 1950s/60s "Disney Look" and the updated 2021 version are above industry standard but not extreme?
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    News New Changes Coming to the Disney Look 2021

    What I meant was that I don't know whether the guidelines in Paris were already different or whether they just stopped enforcing them before this change. Point being, they were already more liberal in terms of the "Disney Look" and I think the parks were, if anything, better for it.
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    News New Changes Coming to the Disney Look 2021

    I don't know what the formal guidelines were, but I noticed that in practice DLP was already very liberal on issues like tattoos and piercings in part because I don't think the French took very kindly to being told they had to look like they stepped out of 1950s America to work at the resort...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Sure, but is Disney's intention really to ween people off WDW vacations and encourage them to explore the wider world? I feel that this outcome as a result of Disney eroding the value of staying at WDW isn't exactly worthy of praise for Disney.
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