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News Announced: Mary Poppins Attraction in UK Pavilion

truecoat

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Exactly. Star Wars was designed to be a massive cinematic franchise from the get-go. Things evolve, new stories are told. I'm not saying no new stories can't be told for Disney's Mary Poppins (i.e. Mary Poppins Returns), but this is a sequel being made 50 years after the original, with no apparent effect on overall pop-culture (yet). At least Star Wars had prequels planned since 1977. And, if anything, Galaxy's Edge is closer aesthetically and tonally to the original trilogy than anything the prequels ever produced.
Yet the main ride is escaping from the First Order and not the Empire. I still think they'll use the new Mary Poppins.
 

Magicart87

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I've just heard from a source that the Mary Poppins attraction is being scrapped in favor of expanding the Mary Poppin's Meet-n-Greet with greater focus on guest interaction.

The new initiative; will put face characters to use as "activity coordinators." Face Characters will provide children with activities similar to those employed-previously at Kidcot Fun Stops. Burt for example will judge a chalk-drawing contest. Parents can doodle alongside their child. For a fee of $15 per child; parents can opt to have their child's likeness drawn on archival-quality paper by Bert 'is self complete with autograph signature. When not officiating the pavement drawing contest Bert will retell stories of his adventures with Mary of which Mary will deny in humorous fashion. Mary will counter Bert's banter with a bit of her own while also talking to her Parrot umbrella. For a fee of $25, guests can take home their very own Poppin's umbrella complete with talking parrot electronic microphone mimic feature.

The once-rumored attraction has been reduced to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sit on a Carousel Horse photo-op which can be purchased via the Memory Maker plan or for a fee of $12.
 
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atighe42

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I've just heard from a source that the Mary Poppins attraction is being scrapped in favor of expanding the Mary Poppin's Meet-n-Greet with greater focus on guest interaction.

The new initiative; will put face characters to use as "activity coordinators." Face Characters will provide children with activities similar to those employed-previously at Kidcot Fun Stops. Burt for example will judge a chalk-drawing contest. Parents can doodle alongside their child. For a fee of $15 per child; parents can opt to have their child's likeness drawn on archival-quality paper by Burt 'is self complete with autograph signature. When not officiating the pavement drawing contest Burt will retell stories of his adventures with Mary of which Mary will deny in humorous fashion. Mary will counter Burt's banter with a bit of her own while also talking to her Parrot umbrella. For a free of $25, Mary can give guests their very own parrot umbrella complete with electronic microphone mimic feature.

The once-rumored attraction has been reduced to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sit on a Carousel photo-op which can be purchased via the Memory Maker plan or for a fee of $12.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
You’re joking
 

drizgirl

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I've just heard from a source that the Mary Poppins attraction is being scrapped in favor of expanding the Mary Poppin's Meet-n-Greet with greater focus on guest interaction.

The new initiative; will put face characters to use as "activity coordinators." Face Characters will provide children with activities similar to those employed-previously at Kidcot Fun Stops. Burt for example will judge a chalk-drawing contest. Parents can doodle alongside their child. For a fee of $15 per child; parents can opt to have their child's likeness drawn on archival-quality paper by Burt 'is self complete with autograph signature. When not officiating the pavement drawing contest Burt will retell stories of his adventures with Mary of which Mary will deny in humorous fashion. Mary will counter Burt's banter with a bit of her own while also talking to her Parrot umbrella. For a free of $25, Mary can give guests their very own parrot umbrella complete with electronic microphone mimic feature.

The once-rumored attraction has been reduced to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sit on a Carousel photo-op which can be purchased via the Memory Maker plan or for a fee of $12.
Just like that "interactive" meet and greet with Rapunze/Flynn that everyone raved about in the MK. They offered coloring pages while waiting. So revolutionary.........
 

Magicart87

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Just like that "interactive" meet and greet with Rapunze/Flynn that everyone raved about in the MK. They offered coloring pages while waiting. So revolutionary.........
Wait! You mean they actually did that? Were the coloring pages free? I'm just joking about the Mary Poppins interactive thing but I honestly wouldn't put it past them to do something similar.

Still hoping for that darkride though...
 

drizgirl

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Wait! You mean they actually did that? Were the coloring pages free? I'm just joking about the Mary Poppins interactive thing but I honestly wouldn't put it past them to do something similar.
They actually did. But the coloring pages were "free". That was before upsells were so trendy though.
 

NiarrNDisney

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I've just heard from a source that the Mary Poppins attraction is being scrapped in favor of expanding the Mary Poppin's Meet-n-Greet with greater focus on guest interaction.

The new initiative; will put face characters to use as "activity coordinators." Face Characters will provide children with activities similar to those employed-previously at Kidcot Fun Stops. Burt for example will judge a chalk-drawing contest. Parents can doodle alongside their child. For a fee of $15 per child; parents can opt to have their child's likeness drawn on archival-quality paper by Burt 'is self complete with autograph signature. When not officiating the pavement drawing contest Burt will retell stories of his adventures with Mary of which Mary will deny in humorous fashion. Mary will counter Burt's banter with a bit of her own while also talking to her Parrot umbrella. For a fee of $25, guests can take home their very own Poppin's umbrella complete with talking parrot electronic microphone mimic feature.

The once-rumored attraction has been reduced to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sit on a Carousel Horse photo-op which can be purchased via the Memory Maker plan or for a fee of $12.
Isn't it a little late for April Fools Day?
 

MansionButler84

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It really wasn't feasible that a person playing Bert could organize and judge chalk drawings, draw a portrait himself, and tell stories at the same time for crowds of people.

So, one way to tell if a rumor isn't true is if it has impossible things happening. :)
But when you’re with Mary Poppins, the most unusual things...


I’ll let myself out.
 

larryz

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Premium Member
It really wasn't feasible that a person playing Bert could organize and judge chalk drawings, draw a portrait himself, and tell stories at the same time for crowds of people.

So, one way to tell if a rumor isn't true is if it has impossible things happening. :)
It would be nice if they could get Di... ahem, the "actor who played Bert"... to attend the opening ceremonies for the new attraction, wouldn't it?
 

Magicart87

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Premium Member
There is *zero* chance they'd sell anything even remotely close to that item for $25. That sucker would be behind glass, value-priced at $225.
Nah. It would be more or less a toy umbrella that can only withstand 10mph winds and light rainfall. That parrot portion of the umbrella would be the equivalent to those lame repeat parrot toys from the 90s made by Gemmy; only on a smaller scale to fit on the end of an umbrella handle. I thought my $25 price point was accurate. A cheap overseas-manufactured umbrella = $2 combined with a cheap toy product $5 plus the typical Disney 300% markup. Now... if we're talking the actual movie-used umbrella props you better believe it should be behind glass. But not for a measly $225.
 
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