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    Disney plans to build a massive dynamic art installation on International Drive

    Knowing Disney, I'm sure there was countless creative meetings and every pixel of content was carefully considered at considerable time and expense... which doesn't change the fact that it looks like someone simply opened up the "50th anniversary creative assets clipart" folder and threw this...
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    Disney plans to build a massive dynamic art installation on International Drive

    I agree the end result seems underwhelming for the canvas. But they may have to stick with mostly static images. They are also probably pushing at the limit in terms of what can with content - I know there’s state laws that prevent motion video and graphics from being used on digital...
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    News The Gardens Course at Fantasia Miniature Golf closing for refurbishment during May 2022

    Glad to hear that. The source I heard it from probably saw the gate and didn’t look into it any further.
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    News The Gardens Course at Fantasia Miniature Golf closing for refurbishment during May 2022

    I would imagine the gardens course is easily the most popular / profitable of the 4 WDW mini golf courses. Someone told me the other day that parking is no longer free for Fantasia Gardens since the opening of Swan Reserve?? If so, that’s going to kill off a lot of local traffic. It was the...
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    Park capacity?

    That’s thinking from the guest perspective. From a spreadsheet perspective… no reason to achieve ‘maximum’ guest satisfaction when ‘adequate’ guest satisfaction is far more profitable.
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    Disney negotiating the LOTR rights!

    Relevant article in Variety last month covering these rights being up for sale and the scope that they cover: https://variety.com/2022/film/news/lord-of-the-rings-hobbit-tolkien-zaentz-rights-sale-1235176036/ The rights for the Amazon series are as mentioned fairly restrictive in scope and was...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    The even better part - who exactly, has ‘restored’ the ship? Because listening to those imagineering videos it’s apparenty, actually,…. imagineering itself…!? That painstakingly restored the ship and brought it back to its former glory? I mean, if they spent half as much time building the 4th...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    I know it’s a joke, but if there was a hotel with a pool set in a swampy glen with misters and an x-wing sticking out of it with R2 beeping his head off next to a slide that slid down the wing into the water… as a kid I would have simply demanded to stay there. That’s all they ever had to do...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    Is the mount ‘done’ enough that we can laugh at it now?
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    Spaceship in Spaceship Earth

    I’ve always seen it linked through here (just checked it still works): https://boingboing.net/2012/06/07/ray-bradburys-original-conce.html/amp
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    I know it’s a wacky idea, but maybe there could be some… err.. animation? in the animation courtyard? There’s probably some drywall in launch bay that’s original to 1989 and has the essence of Walter Cronkite still flowing through it…
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    Public. Leaked. Called attention to. Regardless, they left a lot to be desired. But, they did hit the 'story points' that are being sold and seemingly coming to fruition. Hopefully they got a heavy rewrite.
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    There were sample 'scripts' leaked from the casting / audition process several months back. I recall the hope and presumption was at the time was that they were very generic because they were audition scripts, but the way everything else has been falling into place I'd put money on those falling...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    I mean, I’m hoping the story is honestly just ‘we asked Lucasfilm to help but they didn’t have the resources beyond reviewing some early art, so we wound up sort of making it up on our own’… because that’s definitely what it feels like is going on. Lucasfilm can’t have much active hand in this...
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    Starcruiser: What do you think it'll be used for in 5 years?

    I don’t think the numbers scale for it to be a self-sustaining hotel at normal rack rates. The usual gig is for structures like this around property is to be outright mothballed, or to become long term storage / operations office space. If it were to close, you can bet HS operations would be...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    I’m struggling to think of a Disney project in which lackluster pre-production, marketing materials, and insider vibe failed to give a relatively accurate impression of something that turned out to be an exceptionally good finished experience. When the concept art looks like a spinner in...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    To reverse the perspective on the transport: what do you think the general reaction would be (based on the same information) if instead of it being the exclusive transport of the ultra-deluxe cruise experience, it was going to be an added C-ticket to the land itself? I think even the most...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    The Halcyon itself could have landed on Battu, and you simply walk down the gangplank and into the spaceport. Enclosed moving walkways over the parking lot are themed to moving from your ‘docking bay’ through the spaceport itself… just like walking from the gate at MCO. Or build the thing closer...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    Hydrolator is kind of more like the stretching room in that it didn’t physically move. The RotR shuttle (and Hogwarts Express) both incorporate audio and visual effects that are tightly coordinated with the real motion of their ride bases, selling the experience. There’s a whole ‘nother level...
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    Iconic Purple Directional Signs Being Replaced

    Well, once they finish this project, marketing will be able to include new directional signage on the ‘20 reasons to visit again in 2023!’ list. So there’s that.
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