- In the Parks
I think it would be LIGHT YEARS better than a carousel. I think what they've done with live storytelling at DL and MK are great for the kiddos, and more satisfying than riding a disease ridden plastic horse.Honestly, I would gladly take Enchanted Tales with Mary Poppins any day over a carousel -- imagine heading into the Nursery to meet her, some magic with her tidying things up with the snap of her fingers, some patter with her Umbrella Parrot in animatronic form . . . I'd argue she's a better character by a mile to get in a controlled environment than Belle.
I really can't understand why they would just go for the Dark Ride, I can't see how anything smaller is going to move the needle enough in terms of capacity to be worth the expense, but I suppose I'll take what we can get. Disappointed that it's not the dark ride, though. Would have loved to see a new one in the parks, and especially one for Mary Poppins.
Wait, on one hand you say everything needs to be an E, and on the other hand you point to a C-Ticket as an example?To the people arguing that Disney parks needs A and B tickets... why? As fans, our goal should be nothing but Es. There is little Disney Magic that can imbued into a flat ride that can’t also be found at Six Flags, whereas even the most basic dark ride like Toad achieves a level of artistry found in very, very few other parks. No one goes to the Louvre and says “well, this is all fine, but we need some black velvet portraits of Elvis for variety.” There is not one dark ride at a Disney park I’d want to see gone and not one flat whose removal would bother me.
The A-E ticket thing is admittedly imprecise. Let’s rephrase: the Disney fan’s goal should be nothing but masterpieces (especially at modern prices). The least they should accept happily are rides that are uniquely, specifically “Disney.” I would argue Toad fits that description. I would also argue almost all flats don’t. There is nothing particularly special about any WDW flat ride.Wait, on one hand you say everything needs to be an E, and on the other hand you point to a C-Ticket as an example?
Absolutely. My point was just that Disney has a long history of building these sorts of attractions. So to say that this attraction is not adequate because Disney Is known for their creativity is a misrepresentation of the facts. Since clearly Disney is also known for building creative installations of flat spinner rides.A well-done Mary Poppins carousel, by definition, is creative. They’ve never done it before.
At local amusement park:I'm not in the expect better group but I'm definitely meh on a carousel. I can ride that at the local kiddie park. And no, a well done Mary Poppins theme will not make it a better ride just nicer to look at for me. Spinners, even carousels, are just not my cup of tea.
When we spoke of a Dark Ride for Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion, the above bolded is what I'd imagined we'd be getting - a busbar ride with blacklight visuals and a few magic tricks sprinkled in.At local amusement park:
Mad Tea Party
Fantasyland dark rides like Pooh (not so much Peter Pan)
Shoot-em-up like Buzz
Whip ride like A S S
While they aren’t the highlights in the parks for many, they are for some, and many are iconic in the parks.
10000%. Coming from someone who doesn't mind NRJ,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?
Woof. How disappointing. I just don’t see the point of the project at all without the dark ride. Oh well. What a shame.There was enough for my pretty little dark ride. Which we're not getting now.
However, things are moving forward now with this project.
It certainly would have fit in amongst Fantasyland dark rides.When we spoke of a Dark Ride for Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion, the above bolded is what I'd imagined we'd be getting - a busbar ride with blacklight visuals and a few magic tricks sprinkled in.
Can anyone speak to how far off that is from what they were actually considering? Since it seems we're not getting it . . .
Sure it looks nice. At the end of the day there's nothing about the ride itself that someone hasn't experienced dozens, or hundreds of times before.