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News Announced: Mary Poppins Attraction in UK Pavilion

creathir

Monorail and PeopleMover Fanatic
Premium Member
I find it humorous how we attach a "ticket" value to modern rides which existed well after the days of ride tickets...
I understand it's just our way of describing the complexity of a ride, but some of it is quite subjective.

Many of the films in WS would have been B ticket attractions by the standards of yesterday, though today I would imagine most would consider them to be A ticket attractions.

Back in the day, the Cinderella's Golden Carrousel was an A ticket ride, yet I could easily see a C ticket rating being applied to a properly themed, double decker doozie.

The Columbia Carousel from Six Flags Great America (there's also one a the CA park) comes to mind.
Now obviously Disney would need to make it their own, but it would certainly go a long way to helping suck the crowds, and if done right, would offer little to complain about.

Obviously a steeplechase style of ride would be amazing to have, particularly if it was setup as a dark ride, but I'll take whatever we can get! RAT will be opening up just across the channel, really we need something back around Germany/Italy to help draw the crowds that direction... thankfully it sounds like that's probably where a new adventure will soon be found.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
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I find it humorous how we attach a "ticket" value to modern rides which existed well after the days of ride tickets...
I understand it's just our way of describing the complexity of a ride, but some of it is quite subjective.

Many of the films in WS would have been B ticket attractions by the standards of yesterday, though today I would imagine most would consider them to be A ticket attractions.

Back in the day, the Cinderella's Golden Carrousel was an A ticket ride, yet I could easily see a C ticket rating being applied to a properly themed, double decker doozie.

The Columbia Carousel from Six Flags Great America (there's also one a the CA park) comes to mind.
Now obviously Disney would need to make it their own, but it would certainly go a long way to helping suck the crowds, and if done right, would offer little to complain about.

Obviously a steeplechase style of ride would be amazing to have, particularly if it was setup as a dark ride, but I'll take whatever we can get! RAT will be opening up just across the channel, really we need something back around Germany/Italy to help draw the crowds that direction... thankfully it sounds like that's probably where a new adventure will soon be found.
Disney still uses “tickets” in its nomenclature. It’s always been subjective as it’s at least partially based on popularity. Some will argue Rat isn’t an E but that’s honestly silly. It’s a large-scale, heavily themed, marquis attraction for the park it will open in. That’s an E. Some attractions fall in letter over time when they stop being marquis attractions (i.e. they become less of a draw to guests; see Country Bear Jamboree).

I’ll be roasted but right now, Slinky Dog Dash would be an E. That is, if they still charged per ride, you’d pay the most for it. I suppose popularity trumps all other factors in the traditional ticketing strategy.
 

shortstop

Well-Known Member
Disney still uses “tickets” in its nomenclature. It’s always been subjective as it’s at least partially based on popularity. Some will argue Rat isn’t an E but that’s honestly silly. It’s a large-scale, heavily themed, marquis attraction for the park it will open in. That’s an E. Some attractions fall in letter over time when they stop being marquis attractions (i.e. they become less of a draw to guests; see Country Bear Jamboree).

I’ll be roasted but right now, Slinky Dog Dash would be an E. That is, if they still charged per ride, you’d pay the most for it. I suppose popularity trumps all other factors in the traditional ticketing strategy.
I always took modern-day interpretation of ticket levels to be more about scale of ride rather than quality or popularity. For example, Rat is an e-ticket, but not very good (IMO, having ridden it), while Alice in Wonderland in DL is likely a c-ticket but one of my favorite rides in DL.

To prevent this from going off-topic, I’d be thrilled with a c-ticket Poppins dark ride. I think WS is well-suited for rides of this scale since the pavilions are already basically e-tickets in and of themselves.
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
See here for a discussion of Ticket Levels if interested...

 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
See here for a discussion of Ticket Levels if interested...

Bring back the Pack Mules!
 

EricsBiscuit

Well-Known Member
For those of you who are on Team Dark Ride, remember that our insiders are telling us this is not going to be a big budget E-Ticket, even if it were a Dark Ride. Do you all want a repeat of Na'vi River Journey but just Poppins themed?
Hold your horses. NRJ is a good attraction that is a solid c ticket. In fact, I'd call it the best c ticket in any Disney park because of the immersive physical sets with well integrated SFX and an incredible AA.
 

rle4lunch

Well-Known Member
...what?

It's a showcase of the culture and language of the Na'vi, while displaying their connection to the natural world around them.
what? lol. He's speaking 'avatar-ease', but speaking to us. about what, who the hell knows....

It's like going to a foreign country, going into a museum and listening to narration (in the native tongue) of a historical nature without knowing any context about them. All you're doing is looking at interesting pictures.
 
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RobbinsDad

Well-Known Member
I want a dark ride, but if we are honest, Epcot is a park filled with D and E tickets (some poorly aging). A balanced park needs As, Bs, and Cs, too. It’s one of my biggest complaints about TSL. It should have had a couple As or Bs. Sprinkling them in the parks adds capacity without increasing crowds. And a carousel, if done right, would actually be a fit for World Showcase. It could be quite charming. There’s nothing wrong with quick diversions. I like the Mad Tea Party, especially when it has a 10-min. wait. I even like Magic Carpets, but they should have gone in Animation Courtyard (I’m sure the 400 strollers could fit elsewhere).

It’s not like they are putting in a Stitch “Hawaiian Coaster Ride” Huss Top Spin.
Yeah I agree. After Rat I don't think WS needs another D/E level ride (maybe something in Japan or the new Brazil pavilion). It should be WDI's mission to place C-level or lower attractions in all WS pavilions currently without one.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
Yeah I agree. After Rat I don't think WS needs another D/E level ride (maybe something in Japan or the new Brazil pavilion). It should be WDI's mission to place C-level or lower attractions in all WS pavilions currently without one.
My dream is a small ride or show at each pavilion and a mountain coaster behind one pavilion (at one time Mt. Fuji but there are other countries with mountains.
 

Bocabear

Well-Known Member
Yeah I agree. After Rat I don't think WS needs another D/E level ride (maybe something in Japan or the new Brazil pavilion). It should be WDI's mission to place C-level or lower attractions in all WS pavilions currently without one.
But Why C level or lower? Why not something better? No one wants to go to EPCOT to ride a spinner ride... The park has always had higher standards than that... Who wants EPCOT to include cheap carnival rides? United Kingdom, Italy, Morrocco, Japanand Germany would all get cheap carny rides? All of these pavilions really do need an attraction, but something better than a carousel... Why is everyone OK with aiming low?
 

HauntedMansionFLA

Well-Known Member
But Why C level or lower? Why not something better? No one wants to go to EPCOT to ride a spinner ride... The park has always had higher standards than that... Who wants EPCOT to include cheap carnival rides? United Kingdom, Italy, Morrocco, Japanand Germany would all get cheap carny rides? All of these pavilions really do need an attraction, but something better than a carousel... Why is everyone OK with aiming low?
How much acreage does each pavilion have to work with? It might come down to space or using the empty land for new countries for your E ticket rides?
 
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