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A Spirited 15 Rounds ...

MotherOfBirds

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Wow.

What a waste of space we have here in Florida compared to this. I haven’t actually been upset about Disney in quite a while but wow. I actually forgot this was coming until now. To think they hyped up our restaurant and cardboard playtime with Belle. LOL!!!!!!!!!
Agreed. I love what Japan is putting together but it is the biggest kick in the pants. Can the OLC buy WDW?
 
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Missing20K

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First look at Tokyo Disneyland's Beauty and the Beast ride
Every person in that video showed more passion that Chappie at his IAAPA presentations. And I bet none of them had a script. They all just spoke from the heart about how excited they were to be working on a world class attraction.

And those AA's are what should be standard in all Disney parks going forward. Facial looks and movement is a bit off but incredible fluidity and articulation in the limbs and overall motion.
 

brb1006

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Wow. Those AAs might just be the best I've ever seen. I'm a huge fan of the Shaman in Pandora, but these are just... Wow. They look like the cartoon characters stepped into the real world. Very cool to see how advanced AAs are getting, and I hope the US parks get upgraded or new AAs in the future using this style.
Yeah this makes the animatronics with animated screen faces look cheap.
 

brb1006

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Every person in that video showed more passion that Chappie at his IAAPA presentations. And I bet none of them had a script. They all just spoke from the heart about how excited they were to be working on a world class attraction.

And those AA's are what should be standard in all Disney parks going forward. Facial looks and movement is a bit off but incredible fluidity and articulation in the limbs and overall motion.
Speaking of Tokyo's AAs, the animatronics for the Pooh characters in Pooh's Hunny Hunt look more lifelike and expressive since they we're given fur compared to the cheap plastic/motionless type found at the other versions. I especially love Owl's design in that ride.




 

Andrew C

You know what's funny?
Premium Member
Why can't TDO and TDA get attractions like this?
I get the sentiment when seeing some nice AA's (and ride vehicles apparently...cool!). Just worth nothing that DHS will be getting 3 attractions that will be on a similar level or better. So, TDO does get attractions on this level. Maybe the better question is why do they also get stuff like the Belle walk-through?
 

brb1006

Well-Known Member
I get the sentiment when seeing some nice AA's (and ride vehicles apparently...cool!). Just worth nothing that DHS will be getting 3 attractions that will be on a similar level or better. So, TDO does get attractions on this level. Maybe the better question is why do they also get stuff like the Belle walk-through?
I'm still impressed with the AA's for the Tokyo Beauty and the Beast attraction. Especially because of how fluid Belle moves. And we haven't even seen the rest of the characters.
 

brb1006

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Can somebody on here please make a gif of the Beauty and the Beast AA's in the preview video? Especially the moment we see Bell walking while searching for Maurice?
 

wdisney9000

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THINK OF THE CHILDREN HAVING FUN THOUGH YOU MONSTER!!!!!!!! NOT EVERYTHING’S FOR YOU!!!!!! /s
I have seen many people defend this attraction because their kid "had fun". I was at a local park/hiking trail once and saw a kid pick up dog pooh and play with it. He was obviously having fun. So, by certain peoples metric of what a quality attraction is, "dog pooh" is acceptable if Disney slaps a movie title on it and offers a FP+ for it.
 

doctornick

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I have seen many people defend this attraction because their kid "had fun". I was at a local park/hiking trail once and saw a kid pick up dog pooh and play with it. He was obviously having fun. So, by certain peoples metric of what a quality attraction is, "dog pooh" is acceptable if Disney slaps a movie title on it and offers a FP+ for it.
ETWB did win a Thea award for Outstanding Achievement. So, it seems like the industry at least thinks more highly of it than some of this board.

Personally, I view it this way: M&Gs are inevitable and I'd hope that Disney makes them the best they can be. With ETWB, they took a relatively straightforward M&G concept and plussed it quite a bit. That's a good thing and something that they should be commended for. I think the bigger issue is not what ETWB is, but rather than the whole Fantasyland Expansion was way too light on rides especially given the space involved and what was replaced. ETWB would have been a fine addition as part of the expansion as long as there were some additional rides as part of it.
 
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Mike S

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I get the sentiment when seeing some nice AA's (and ride vehicles apparently...cool!). Just worth nothing that DHS will be getting 3 attractions that will be on a similar level or better. So, TDO does get attractions on this level. Maybe the better question is why do they also get stuff like the Belle walk-through?
Yes, they’re FINALLY getting to the point of adding things like this but look how long it took. NFL definitely needed something on this level.
 

Mike S

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ETWB did win a Thea award for Outstanding Achievement. So, it seems like the industry at least things more highly of it than some of this board.

Personally, I view it this way: M&Gs are inevitable and I'd hope that Disney makes them the best they can be. With ETWB, they took a relatively straightforward M&G concept and plussed it quite a bit. That's a good thing and something that they should be commended for. I think the bigger issue is not what ETWB is, but rather than the whole Fantasyland Expansion was way too light on rides especially given the space involved and what was replaced. ETWB would have been a fine addition as part of the expansion as long as there were some additional rides as part of it.
It likely won that award due to things like the magic mirror effect and the animatronics. Basically, the parts that aren’t the main thing of playing pretend with cardboard and an underpaid college student. For it to be our main B&tB attraction is frankly embarrassing.
 
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