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A Spirited Valentine ...

Daveeeeed

Well-Known Member
Why on Earth does it matter if Rivers of America is shortened????? They made the back of it look spectacular at DL. Star Wars Land is definitely out of place, but saying it’s sad because Walt Disney drew it is on of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Is it because of Star Wars or RoA shortening?
It’s hypocritical to not want RoA to ever change, and it did not negatively impact the park in any ‘real’ way whatsoever as it never needed to be as long anyway. Strange, because many people here are advocating for the destruction of the Subs & Autopia, something Walt also did...
*fireworks ensue*
 

egg

Well-Known Member
We all wanted a world version and now that we got it people hate it.

The problem is, many people find that the new film doesn't have as great an emotional arc as the old one. I think that's partially true and it's partially nostalgia.

I think they should stick with the new one in Epcot and Shanghai but go back to the old one in DCA.

Did you not notice the Eifel Tower needed some Viagra or did you have your contacts in sideways?

Lol :D

That only happens when you're sitting toward the sides though. So it looks fine to the people sitting in the middle.
 

brb1006

Well-Known Member
If SeaWorld wasn't so crappy compared to the other two I might actually want to go. As it is now I see SeaWorld as a guy walking down a seedy back alley and is then all of a sudden jumped by two thugs (Disney and Universal) who proceed to beat him to his last breath. That's really how I see it with all the trouble they're in.

Also Comcast doesn't need to keep pace as they already had their own grand plans for a whole new theme park in motion for a while now. They just have to continue what they're already doing.

Come tomorrow you'll think much less of Soarin'.

Like DL or worse? Because I'd be all in favor of an expansion done in the same way as Star Wars over there but obviously something more fitting.
And Legoland Florida is like a Elementary School.
 

brb1006

Well-Known Member
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Epcot 35th Anniversary merchandise coming this Fall.
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rael ramone

Well-Known Member
Eh, it's not really so bad. It fits Epcot better. We all wanted a world version and now that we got it people hate it. LOL. I understand about the CGI but eh. I don't let that bother me. I liked Soarin 1.0 enough but I think they're both equal IMHO.

Soarin 1.0 was classic. Great *real* scenery that can be enjoyed even if not sitting dead center in the theatre. Replacing that with SOSFCQCGI (Soarin Over SyFy Channel Quality CGI), especially on a screen THAT BIG, seriously degrades the attraction. All that's missing is Ian Ziering with a chainsaw...

IMHO the premier 'screen based' attraction in the swamps now is Impressions de France...
 

rael ramone

Well-Known Member
To mark the closing of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney is producing some special commemorative merchandise before the attraction fades to black on August 13th.
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The merchandise will be released at Walt Disney World late next week, while some of it will be available online through the Disney Parks online store starting August 10th, 2017.

They want you to buy merchandise that actually *celebrates it's closing*.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

I could understand if they were selling stuff like this for Stitch...
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Ah, I was getting worried that they were missing an opportunity to milk a closure... :hungover:



I hope so. It really just depends on how the next CEO views the company. Iger sees the studios as the heart of the company, and everything stems down from there. He sees theme parks as an inferior mean of storytelling. The fundamental question is, why are studios allowed to create new characters and franchises, but theme parks are not?

Hopefully the next CEO has a better understanding of the company.

I don't think Chappie can be considered to have a better understanding of the company than IPger. :(
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
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Thanks for posting this. It's too bad so much of it is utterly garish, outside of the shot glass and that metal zipper pull thingee... otherwise I'd be quite tempted to buy some. I should go find my old Spaceship Earth t-shirt. Now that was a classic t-shirt design!
 

UpAllNight

Well-Known Member
If SeaWorld wasn't so crappy compared to the other two I might actually want to go. As it is now I see SeaWorld as a guy walking down a seedy back alley and is then all of a sudden jumped by two thugs (Disney and Universal) who proceed to beat him to his last breath. That's really how I see it with all the trouble they're in.

Also Comcast doesn't need to keep pace as they already had their own grand plans for a whole new theme park in motion for a while now. They just have to continue what they're already doing.

I love all Orlando parks for many, different reasons but I could give multiple reasons as to why I find Seaworld a better 'vacation day' than anything at either Disney or Universal. Yeah it's "crappy" compared to Universal and Disney....but name me somewhere that isn't. You are blessed to have such a wide range of parks in Orlando and Seaworld should be supported for the experiences it offers and not critisised for what it could never be.

I don't get the hate. As I said, every park contributes to the perception of Florida being the must visit place...and tripadvisor gives a pretty good idea that people who actually do visit are loving it. It's ranked above Epcot, for one.
 

Rodan75

Well-Known Member
Soarin 1.0 was classic. Great *real* scenery that can be enjoyed even if not sitting dead center in the theatre. Replacing that with SOSFCQCGI (Soarin Over SyFy Channel Quality CGI), especially on a screen THAT BIG, seriously degrades the attraction. All that's missing is Ian Ziering with a chainsaw...

IMHO the premier 'screen based' attraction in the swamps now is Impressions de France...

I thought the same thing after my first viewing of NuSoarin, but it has grown on me. Everything but the Taj Mahal works for me, now.
 

Swfewrmco

Active Member
It's hard to get on board with SWL in DL when you see just how much of Walt's park it takes up. Just look at the updated park map

It's easy to get on board when you realize that most of the area that SWL takes up is made of backstage areas and vacant land that hasn't been used since the late 90s. But to admit that wouldn't fall in line with the narrative on here that SWL at DL is an abomination because Walt didn't bless it or because there's no 20 minute slow moving Omnimover ride designed by Marc Davis in it.
 

raven24

Well-Known Member
It's easy to get on board when you realize that most of the area that SWL takes up is made of backstage areas and vacant land that hasn't been used since the late 90s. But to admit that wouldn't fall in line with the narrative on here that SWL at DL is an abomination because Walt didn't bless it or because there's no 20 minute slow moving Omnimover ride designed by Marc Davis in it.

That space could've been used for a land that wasn't attached to a single intellectual property.
 

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