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A Spirited Valentine ...

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. njDizFan

    njDizFan Well-Known Member

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    What suggestion could you offer that would bring themed entertainment into the world of high art( I would imagine the original Epcot Center came the closest to this status)? Could you ever see a theme park that did not pander to children and was designed for a more progressive/adult audience? Because I think that is the crux of the matter and the mindset of many people. Theme parks are for children and it's fantastical. Which is also a big issue with taking any type of speculative fiction seriously.
     
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  2. the.dreamfinder

    the.dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    Mission:BREAKOUT impressions from @imaginat1on on Twitter.

     
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  3. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    No surprises here, but glad to hear a nice AA made the cut.
     
  4. TalkingHead

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    Interesting post. I've been toying with the idea of writing on this subject. But I'm curious about a couple of things in your post.

    For both modernism and most versions of postmodernism, the text's willingness to critique is a crucial element. There's no reason that theme parks as texts couldn't perform that work, but to this point they typically haven't. I'm not even sure that EPCOT, which was certainly the most ambitious concept in park design, did that effectively. It tended to voice a pro-corporate agenda that seems opposed to the kind of critique valued by modernism and postmodernism.

    Doesn't that lack of critique have a bearing on how these places are viewed by the critical establishment? Without critique, these places do struggle to move beyond echoing nostalgic and romantic attitudes, which can be comfortable but also shallow.
     
  5. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    Wow, Sounds sucktastic and even worse than we feared... especially the 100% screenz part.
     
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    At least there's an excuse to sell Figment merch in CA now
     
  7. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    I realize this is a joke but I would not put it past them
     
  8. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if sets like the hallway and mirror are still there but behind the screens. This screams cheap.
     
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  9. Goob

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    I, along with all of us, would love to find out Disney's end game with this ToT/ Mission Breakout fiasco. I'm sure it's for the upcoming Marvel land, but It's very interesting to me why they did it so hastily and just threw it up. Why? They haven't announced anything yet. I'm betting they spill the beans at D23 this year to settle everyone down. If they don't, that makes this even more strange.
     
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  10. FigmentJedi

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    Remember when Westcot was supposed to be a thing and Journey into Imagination was part of it?
     
  11. RSoxNo1

    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    Not really forced, but most people in the theater were probably thinking it before the line was delivered.
     
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    This is playing out well for us, now let's hope the general public has the same reactions. That should cement our tower's safety.
     
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  13. HMF

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    Is it so hard to believe that someone in WDI deliberately designed it to make the switchback to Tower relatively easy.
     
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    Kind of an interesting platform about a paucity of AA's in a rides, than lament one that previously had even fewer. I truly expected surround sound effects and an appearance from the grates on the re-used television. So that's a positive surprise on this project, for once.
     
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  15. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    The ride will not ever switch back to TOT, but it could very well be changed out for another IP down the line.
     
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    Bedknobs and Broomstick: Mission Bed-jump!
     
  17. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    I'd buy an AP for that!
     
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    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    so, THERE IS a rocket AA..

    And Its sad to read that twitter post about the Disney trend of ONLY one single AA per attraction.

    Christ.. didn't they learn from Harry Potter at UNI?
     
  19. Absimilliard

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    When they modified Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris to turn it into Mission 2, only one prop was removed: the moon sweeper. The rest was either upgraded or for the physical sets not needed, covered up in black tarps. When they did the huge refurb in 2016 on it, they uncovered all the hidden props and effects, fixed them up and then recovered them... I wonder what for now?
     
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    Here's to hoping, just in case reviews are bad enough to warrant a change.. RIP to the exterior though.
     

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