I agree with this.Doesn’t really matter that there’s animated movie clips, you can’t totally see what’s on the distant water screens when the weather isn’t perfect. The pacing and emotion is the real issue and the new show does both arguably worse than the original. I do see potential for a good show here but I haven’t seen it yet.
What will they do now that shoving unneeded IP into something doesn't automatically fix it?
I'm actually not. It's not like they're shoe-horning IP into Illuminations. It will be a brand new show with amazing tech. I'm not worried even though I'm annoyed it will be an IP love fest ... sounds weird, I know. I'm meh to it but I actually don't have the same concern. ROL was a patch job. To me, makes it even more of a mess. Sigh.I would be very concerned if this is the same team that does the new Epcot show, which I thought I had read in the Epcot thread awhile back, but not sure if thats still true?
It's not good. (I actually didn't hate some of the IP int he show, shocker, I know, but I don't hate IP just to hate IP, but the show doesn't come together at *all*; and it feels like even more of a mess)
The only power we have is the power of not seeing it. I went to a showing each night of the last show when I was at AK late in the day. I do not plan on ever seeing this in person.
Because of the IP? (EDIT: not being snarky, genuinely curious to know what made it more entertaining, I really did try and have an open mind but I remain utterly disappointed, unfortunately)I thought the new show was better than the previous version. It’s still not a great show nor one that I would run to see. However it’s a tad bit more entertaining than what was previously performed.
As I watched it I felt like the guests would still complain it's boring (it does lag in a certain spot) and it remains fairly lackluster, personally. I love the ROL music and I liked what they were trying to do with the original, even if it fell a bit flat. Casuals may suddenly enjoy the Disney IP, but I'm kind of laughing that some folks still think that made it suddenly more entertaining. It really didn't, even if I didn't dislike the Lion King presence and use of Circle of Life (I found it fitting for the show, I suppose). They definitely didn't do enough and I don't think they're going to get the feedback they expected ... I can assure any exec who reads this post that guests will NOT be skipping a night at any other park to specifically come and see this show.The only power we have is the power of not seeing it. I went to a showing each night of the last show when I was at AK late in the day. I do not plan on ever seeing this in person.
If there's one thing they pay attention to it's attendance statistics
Call Of Duty? I don't see any call of Call of Duty in there! All I see is Disney Animation and Disney Nature Footage. There's still some ROL music in there, DAK didn't go with all IP footage and Music.What will they do now that shoving unneeded IP into something doesn't automatically fix it?
About a month ago I was making plans on finally seeing RoL this July. After watching several videos of this version, I can say that it really isn't worth my time. Sure RoL lacked a good finale, but at least it flowed.
This is like some amateur making a Call of Duty frag video with random things happening at points. But wait, that's an amateur and that's fine...
I think I misread or misunderstand the context I was replying to. I guess, phrased this way, I can see why folks would have concerns and I get it.Umm.... isn’t that exactly what they said about ROL? Yeah if this is the same team, I would be concerned that we will be getting ROL 2.0 at Epcot.
Yeah I thought the IP added. Little something to it. The show still doesn’t flow great but as much as I wanted to like to previous version it wasn’t good. This version isn’t much better but a slight improvementBecause of the IP? (EDIT: not being snarky, genuinely curious to know what made it more entertaining, I really did try and have an open mind but I remain utterly disappointed, unfortunately)
Meanwhile I loved the Lion King tree of life awakening. That is how you include IP without it feeling forced. IMO
GSATs? Please translate!Interesting politics behind this show. The “real” reason it was done was to try and make a cheap fix to a fledgling entertainment offering. However, I am expecting GSATs to be watched very closely.
Also, because it came up earlier, if I recall, Davidson is doing the IP replacement for Illuminations, with a local team doing Epcot Forever.