Wonder? micechat seems to be credentialed now, something they didnt have in the Lutz era, they even got on the Paris list I thinkI'm seriously starting to wonder if Disney pays people off, or at least gives them incentives to give positive reviews. Sites like Micechat which used to be a lot more critical toward the parks can't stop gushing about Pixar Pier.
MC is all about rainbows and sunshine... the critical eyes are no longer there.I'm seriously starting to wonder if Disney pays people off, or at least gives them incentives to give positive reviews. Sites like Micechat which used to be a lot more critical toward the parks can't stop gushing about Pixar Pier.
You just perfectly summed up my frustrations with Disney and many posters on the Board.Just feel the need to bash Pixar Pier and the 'thinking' behind it.
I'm wiling to bet a haunted Hollywood hotel will always have more staying power than a talking raccoon with a gun.
From what I can gather, it seems as if certain Pixar attractions were given the green light to please John Lasseter and nowhere is that more evident with Pixar Pier. If you want proof, just look at how overexcited he was for it at D23 last year.I don't even understand why they spent money on this, it feels random and meaningless. DCA must really have poor F&B and merchandise sales to warrant such a pointless change.
Well, Chapek was the first P&R head to give Iger an attraction opening alongside a film with M:B. PP and the coaster reskin come from the same place.Yeah, I don't follow the DL site anymore, so I don't know the attitude towards it, but it baffles me. DCA 2.0 left some holes to be filled in later, but the PP rework made the pier a lot more polished than what it was before, even if not the end-game. But instead of filling out the gaps left behind from 2.0... they instead spend all their time and money on a simple overlay? And a headscratcher at that... Seems so misguided. Save those brownie points for hollywood BL... for the wharf... etc. I can only speculate someone really had a hard-on for changing california screamin and the land got sucked into it.
Well that caught my interest. If nothing else, the designs for the characters and the even the overall art style itself are attractive. Much closer to the older established design used from the late 1930s onward, FAR better than the modern Mickey shorts or the new Ducktales series. I hope it looks good in motion, and doesn't have that weird "flash animation" quality of many of their other newer cartoons.A mysterious Three Caballeros show has appeared on the DisneyLife app “The Legend of the Three Caballeros”
THIS x1000.I have seen that...and I think its a mistake, following the prior error of slapping Solo's release in the middle of a whole bunch of other much-anticipated films. With the overlap fandom between SW and Marvel, they were foolish to think Solo would do well released so closely to Infinity Wars. Disney needs to think about its film fans way more - we had Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2, Solo, and Incredibles 2 all released in a clump. I personally don't know anyone who wants to go to the movies that often, and of the 4 films, Solo would fall to the bottom of my list simply because of the anticipation of Infinity and Deadpool and that my kids want to see Incredibles. As a stand-alone, it was too easy to back-burner Solo due to its timing.
Now, had Solo been released at the end of August (when there isn't SW/Marvel/Disney flick saturation), I think they would have seen much better returns. They need to learn how not to compete against themselves when timing releases.
Which conceptually I’m not as against as others. But they also hate spending money, especially on an area that didn’t need it. DCA attendance is still growing, so it isn’t that. I really think they saw an opportunity to improve guest spending at DCA.It's simple really. They are converting theme parks into brand parks.
AMEN. I think it's a knee-jerk reaction that they'll come to regret.THIS x1000.
I saw Solo with my 9 year old son on Father's Day. I would add that there were quite a few people in the theater too. I thought it was great, better than Rogue One (which may be a minority view, I know), way better than TFA. It really stirred the nostalgia I felt for Han as a kid, and I thought the performances were well done. I am also intrigued by the ending and want to know more about the Red Dawn. Personally, it was $10 (or whatever it is a movie costs these days) well spent.
Had it just been released in August, it would have made bank. Disney should not base its ability to churn out quality SW flicks just on the success or "failure" of one movie.
That is a leap. When did I say that? I don’t have concerns about Disney Movie and TV IP in the Disney Theme Parks. I like original attractions as well.What do you find conceptually appealing about Six Flags’ design philosophy?
Because that is what Pixar Pier and a brand park represent, the distinguishing featuring being the branding.That is a leap. When did I say that? I don’t have concerns about Disney Movie and TV IP in the Disney Theme Parks. I like original attractions as well.
If you read my overall posts on the subject today, you will see I think this Pixar Pier update is a pointless waste of money.
I like to imagine that it's an Imagineer who has a bit more power sneaking these things in below the corporate radar as a big middle finger to the head honchos making them create this crap.Funny thing about that: They made the Incredicoaster "Under New Management" levels of self aware. Like Violet is very unenthused about how they just put their family name on an old rollercoaster that's been around for years and Edna comments that it's just corporate synergy.
Sorry. A half *** overlay of existing attractions vs Galaxy’s Edge, or Pandora or Splash Mountain? You just lumped them all together as Six Flags? I’m so confused.Because that is what Pixar Pier and a brand park represent, the distinguishing featuring being the branding.