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photoginit

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Totally disagree there. The AAs that have repetitive limited motion just strike me as incredibly cheap. I'd rather have a projection than an AA waving its hand back and forth (cf. 'fish on a stick' at Mermaid's dark ride).

And FEA has plenty of good AAs. Dinging it for using projections to extend the Elsa scene instead of dropping in limited, cheap AAs is beyond my ability to comprehend by not looking at the attraction as a whole.
However, I find Frozen's AA weird looking. The way their projected faces skin tone don't match up with their skin tone is really distracting and strange. It is really apparent in the final scene. They just don't look right. Olaf is the most impressive AA's in the ride except when his projected eyes screw up but they still keep the ride open.
 

insert name here

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I admit to being a bit torn on the TDS expansion project, but in the end, I favour it ... simply because, as I just told a friend and fellow member of this forum, at the end of the day this is the OLC. Damn near everything they do turns out amazing and they add money for details, they don't constantly chip away at it (like has happened with your beloved Toy Story Kiddieland and Star Wars Franchise Land coming soon to what was TPFKaTD-MGMS).
So to reiterate this point, you approve of any expansion to a Disney theme park as long as the execution is good?

If the new attractions announced for TDS were instead coming to World Showcase with the excuse that the attractions take place in the "appropriate" countries, there would be an upheaval in the fan community. Throwing Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan into TDS and calling it a "magical port" seems just as contrived imo.
 

Donaldfan1934

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Well at least they had to sacrifice the Talking Mickey meet and greet by finally rolling out the new Mickey and Minnie heads.
That is true. And while seeing WDW complete the long overdue full rollout did ease the pain by quite a bit, we should be living in a universe where we have both. Especially since they already made the effort to update talking Mickey to match the new look.
 

HauntedMansion513

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This is a company that was routinely opening major attractions in a year while Disney took 3 years to build a garage. I’d call that resting.
Um, they opened a new attraction this year (albeit, not a good one), have a new nighttime show opening this summer, have a massive new Harry Potter coaster opening next summer along with a new show replacing Terminator. There are also strong rumors that the Jurassic Park may be getting a major addition here soon... oh and again... there's that Third Park thing... They aren't resting, but you do you.
 

Cesar R M

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I just took a peek at the controversial menu. Mostly disappointed that I have to wait until 11 or 11:30 AM for hammer time since they serve thematically incorrect "breakfast" without even a mimosa to be seen.
I never imagined you a man of Mimosas Mr. George. I was always thinking you were more of the shimichanga crowd.
 

WDW1974

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@WDW1974 - good to see you. I’ve enjoyed reading your post awaiting the next season Better Call Saul. Any word on the work being done at WoL over at EPCOT?? I hope more than Food and Wine festivals.
I believe it is largely needed maintenance. @marni1971 probably knows better. ... And again, EPCOT wouldn't have stayed open without being a giant boozefest. ...
 

WDW1974

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I’ve noticed that about the podcast also. Many of their facts, rumors or assumptions are incorrect I just shake my head. To me, they are a travel company first and foremost. It must be providing a good life for Pete and John, however, because I know they have hinted at joining Club 33 in WDW when it opens.

Most know that for accurate news and rumors, you come here. The DIS has been more for travel IMO. And the Tom internationalparkless dude, I haven’t figured out yet.
I dunno. But if you are going to talk about things, you really need to know what you are talking about. Or maybe you don't since all of these people are clearly doing very well financially with these brand advocacy sites.

I hate to say this, especially in these parts, but I don't dislike Tommy Boi as much as I once did. He still clearly has a temper of an 11-year-old and worries about being first and not right ... but I find myself agreeing with much of his substantive points, especially regarding TPFKaTD-MGMS.
 

WDW1974

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So to reiterate this point, you approve of any expansion to a Disney theme park as long as the execution is good?

If the new attractions announced for TDS were instead coming to World Showcase with the excuse that the attractions take place in the "appropriate" countries, there would be an upheaval in the fan community. Throwing Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan into TDS and calling it a "magical port" seems just as contrived imo.
I am trying to respond in order as time permits as I likely will be here only for the next week or so. But since I saw your post and it was misstating my feelings, I want to respond.

Execution is absolutely a hugely important trait to any addition at a park. But, no, of course I don't approve of any expansion (or, in what you are getting at largely, replacement) that fundamentally doesn't fit.

You are absolutely correct there would be upheaval in the fan community if every nation in World Showcase received an attraction based on a Disney film that was set in the nation. Look, I'd love a 101 Dalmatians ride -- just not in the U.K. ... how about something with Lady and the Tramp (a very under appreciated classic)? Fine, but not next to Via Napoli.

I said that I was torn about these additions to TDS and I am. But at the end of the day, I can accept them. This park was built with Disney (not Marvel, not Star Wars ... ) IP in mind. Arabian Coast has not one, but two Aladdin attractions. Mermaid Lagoon is all about the world of Ariel and her friends. Would I rather they had done something different? Sure. But they don't ask me for advice. ... It absolutely is a bit contrived, but just a bit and to bring these worlds to life via Fantasy Springs will likely work nicely. Is this Disney/OLC adding a Fantasyland to TDS? Absolutely. But it can work. And, yes, I am sure the execution of it will be brilliant. I liked New Fanasyland at the MK better when it was a mosquito attracting empty lagoon with a decades old 'temporary' land behind it. It is completely bad style over substance.

But I admit I have my bias here. Both TDR and WDW make me cry. Just for polar opposite reasons.
 

smile

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UNI's O-Town product to be just that right now.
as opposed to what, stateside?
...really :confused:

certainly irons in the fire at uni, but brass has obviously never read the art of war...
i also wonder what parades get rained on by the time this ****ing contest is over.
 

flyerjab

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I dunno. But if you are going to talk about things, you really need to know what you are talking about. Or maybe you don't since all of these people are clearly doing very well financially with these brand advocacy sites.

I hate to say this, especially in these parts, but I don't dislike Tommy Boi as much as I once did. He still clearly has a temper of an 11-year-old and worries about being first and not right ... but I find myself agreeing with much of his substantive points, especially regarding TPFKaTD-MGMS.
For not being any sort of insider, I only know what I read on these sites or on Twitter. Tommy Boi definitely has a temper. With the Dis though, what I find interesting is the dichotomy that exists on that site and their podcast. People here regularly criticize that site for being full of pixie dusters (not my word). And on many threads on that site I would agree. However, for those that enjoy the Dis Unplugged podcast, it is nothing of the sort. They regularly crush Disney. Pete has had some great rants against the construction chaos that was Disney Springs, routinely gives punishing reviews of Disney restaurants, complains about the decline in service across every division, and so on. At least on his show, even if their “facts” are incorrect, you know that he is fully transparent in his opinions.

Just curious...you hinted last year that you might have been starting your own site. Did that ever come about? I was actually looking forward to that.
 
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