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News Announced: Mary Poppins Attraction in UK Pavilion

Scrooged24/7

New Member
Well, if Scotland had voted to leave the UK, they could have worked with Disney and had Scotland installed as its own WS pavilion...
Cheeky comment. My main point was that the pavilion has pretty much nothing showing the other nations apart from England. The pavilion may as well be called the England pavilion!
 

castlecake2.0

Well-Known Member
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Cheeky comment. My main point was that the pavilion has pretty much nothing showing the other nations apart from England. The pavilion may as well be called the England pavilion!
I think a lot of the pavilions are like this though. The imagineers has to pick a certain time and place that captured the essence of the nation they were showcasing. In Canada you have an Aboriginal Village and mountains from the west and the chateau hotel from the east and missing pretty much everything in between. France is pretty much just Paris. The American Adventure is just one colonial building etc etc. So you’re right, it does look very England, it’s up to the cast from all parts of the UK to show off their culture with the pavilion as the backdrop. I had many times working in Canada when a guest would tell me “this doesn’t look anything like Canada”. Correct! It’s just supposed to give you a snapshot or idea of the place it’s supposed to be.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
Based on? If you are going to reply please do provide some evidence to it being more than just a rumor rather than just your say so. Plans? Permits? Art work? Anything?
Even Disney releasing that stuff isn't a guarantee it will get built. It was confirmed by MansionButler84 as being greenlit this week. Work starts in about six months. Which was also confirmed by another poster. But it's up to you if you choose to believe it or not. Plans can and do change, it happens. Prep for the theater was about to begin when they pulled the plug.
 

larryz

Nobody's Stooge!
Premium Member
Cheeky comment. My main point was that the pavilion has pretty much nothing showing the other nations apart from England. The pavilion may as well be called the England pavilion!
Well, the menu in the Rose and Crown has several dishes representing Scottish food and/or ingredients, and I'll wager you can get a good Scotch Whisky in the bar.

What else matters, really?
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
Nemo is objectively as strong as any other FL dark ride. They just treat it like it’s a D. Same for Mermaid. Both fall short due to execution even though they both got some cool tech upgrades over their older brethren.
Personally I'd put Nemo at a C (with most of Fantasyland) but Mermaid at a D. The scope/scale of Mermaid is bigger than any other Fantasyland dark ride, and while there are numerous complaints from people on here, it's hard to argue the point of scope/scale, even if execution isn't as good as we'd like.
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
FWIW, the Jim Hill haters would like to know that he was the first to say Poppins and our insiders here all rejected it. It could be argued that he got lucky, but he (like he does so often) was on the Movie IP train and had it tied to Mary Poppins Returns in March of 2017. The first acknowledgement by an insider on here came a month later when @marni1971 acknowledged that it was one of the possibilities.

Having said all that, Jim later said this would be a Carousel.
 

SteamboatJoe

Well-Known Member
FWIW, the Jim Hill haters would like to know that he was the first to say Poppins and our insiders here all rejected it. It could be argued that he got lucky, but he (like he does so often) was on the Movie IP train and had it tied to Mary Poppins Returns in March of 2017. The first acknowledgement by an insider on here came a month later when @marni1971 acknowledged that it was one of the possibilities.

Having said all that, Jim later said this would be a Carousel.
Guessing it was Poppins and saying it will be announced in a time when the new Poppins movie is still fresh in everyone's minds didn't really require any inside info. I think numerous "outsiders" on this board alone mentioned it as a good fit there. The insiders here do a great job and are very responsible.
 

shortstop

Well-Known Member
FWIW, the Jim Hill haters would like to know that he was the first to say Poppins and our insiders here all rejected it. It could be argued that he got lucky, but he (like he does so often) was on the Movie IP train and had it tied to Mary Poppins Returns in March of 2017. The first acknowledgement by an insider on here came a month later when @marni1971 acknowledged that it was one of the possibilities.

Having said all that, Jim later said this would be a Carousel.
I have nothing against Jim Hill, but this seemed to be a case of on-again-off-again. Even if he was one of the first to say it was Poppins, at the time, he WAS in fact wrong. Seems like he only ended up being right in this instance because plans changed.

Again, nothing against Hill at all.
 
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