Born Modest. Wore Off.
I call BS.
1. He accuses WDW of not increasing capacity like DL. DHS already has more simulators than DL; there's no reason to modify the interiors.
2. He snubs WDW for refusing to spend money on the gift shop. WDW updated its gift shop to Tatooine Traders a few years ago, while DL had a very TL-generic shop that needed to be re-imagineered.
3. He praises DL for updating the exterior, and not-so-subtly jabs WDW for not doing so. Of course DL is updating the bland, baby-blue exterior that's a hodgepodge of styles from Tomorrowland of the 60s, 90s, and 2000s. The exterior at DHS is supposed to be a working movie set and is already superior to the one at DL; why would it be changed?
The interiors will be almost exactly the same on both coasts. Lutz is just crying because we'll get it before his precious West Coast baby.
Agreed all the way around. There is really no reason for TDO to spend money increasing capacity. They already did that when Star Tours was originally built with 50% greater capacity then at DL.
Since 1987, baby! :lol:
To be fair, Star Tours in Tomorrowland, where it's located in all Disney parks around the world except at WDW, is one of three major E Tickets shoehorned into that corner of Disneyland (Space Mountain, Star Tours, Submarine Voyage). With several other lesser but still quite popular attractions just a few steps on either side of it (Buzz Lightyear, Captain EO, Astrojets, Autopia).
They used the big space they had at DHS to great effect, with the at-at and forest setting.
But I do have to wonder what WDI would have done with that space if they'd been given a budget from TDO for some new upgrades?
Quite fair indeed, and it speaks to the differences between WDW and DL. At DL, things are shoe-horned in, and done very efficiently and effectively. Space is used very well. Things seem tight at DL, but in reality they are even tighter than they make it seem. But there's less time/ability to place-set and mood set.
At WDW, things are far apart, and place-setting can occur in a more immersive way. The Star Tours exterior is a great example.