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    News D23 Panels

    For some reason this Haunted Mansion Panel is far more exciting for me- https://midsummerscream.org/events/a-chilling-legacy-50-years-of-disneylands-haunted-mansion/ Talk about an amazing set of speakers.
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    All things Knotts Berry Farm

    Sounds like the folks at WDI have dreamed up the perfect theme park experience for you:
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    Disneyland’s Splash Mountain marks 30 wet years on Wednesday, July 17 - OCR/SCNG

    Here's some cool audio I stumbled upon recently, and I think it's fitting for the occasion. It's a recording of a presentation given by Bruce Gordon in 1987 describing Splash Mountain. An excellent listen. Window To The Magic 274 Bruce Gordon It's only about the first half hour of the episode...
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    Disneyland’s Splash Mountain marks 30 wet years on Wednesday, July 17 - OCR/SCNG

    A year or two after riding Splash Mountain for the first time, while at the Disneyana store on Main Street (back when it wasn't in the bank)- I saw a book on the Disney Mountains. The one by Jason Surrell. Talked my parents into getting it for me, and read that thing so many times-...
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    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

    Blue polo and khaki's? Those employee uniforms are straight out of Six Flags Magic Mountain 🤣
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    Disneyland’s Splash Mountain marks 30 wet years on Wednesday, July 17 - OCR/SCNG

    Stories of Splash Mountain's development is incredibly sanitized. Basically usually boils down to simply: **** Nunis wanted a Log Flume. Imagineers wanted to close America Sings. In traffic Tony Baxter dreamed up the Zip a Dee River Run Breck Eisner loved it, Michael pitched the new name...
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    Disneyland’s Splash Mountain marks 30 wet years on Wednesday, July 17 - OCR/SCNG

    From a young age I always enjoyed Disneyland. Obviously, most kids do- so this is nothing special. I think the moment that turned my Disneyland enjoyment into obsession was when I rode Splash Mountain around second grade. I remember being scared of the drop (the first ride photo is me ducking...
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    News Paradise Pier Becoming Pixar Pier

    How amazing is that? I'd push it up to '95 for Indiana Jones- perhaps the last addition that didn't also come with substantial loss. But it's crazy to think that nothing I care about at Disneyland was built in my lifetime. There are enhancements I like- the Fantasyland Dark ride upgrades, and...
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    Haunted Mansion Christmas Overlay Dates?

    Yep. One downside to projection mapping is it completely eliminates the "how did they do that?" For adults and children. The new cavern sequence in Pirates was a nice return to form, using a simple illusion to create a convincing effect.
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    Is Disney unlikely to invest in buidling a "land" again?

    They run way over budget and consistently deliver mediocre projects. In addition, a number of creative decisions unrelated to budget are poorly done.
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    Haunted Mansion Christmas Overlay Dates?

    I absolutely despise the "Haunted Mansion Holiday is done well" argument. The real Haunted Mansion is so well done, of course the overlay is going to be 'good'. Of course, the over abundance of decorations, excessive lighting that destroys the feel of the corridor of doors, and weird version...
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    Is Disney unlikely to invest in buidling a "land" again?

    Walt Disney Imagineering today is so far removed from what Imagineering was, Disney should rebrand them as "Disney Creative". What we have today isn't worthy of the Imagineer title- it cheapens it and demeans the old WED designers and the second gen Imagineers who carried the tradition.
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    What's with the wait times!? (hint.. they're low)

    Going by land has been proven by Touring Plans to be one of the worst ways to navigate Disneyland. For numerous reasons. Different attractions have different demand and supply for fast pass... so it's essential to get them in the proper order. For me, that order is typically: Space Mountain...
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    What's with the wait times!? (hint.. they're low)

    I remember going to Disneyland before Maxpass. I remember being in Critter Country and making my group hustle over to Tomorrowland for a Space Mountain FP because we were eligible for a new one. The constant zig zagging around the park to get the passes, and timing when I ride everything to...
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    Haunted Mansion Christmas Overlay Dates?

    I cant tell if you're trolling...
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