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AstroOrbiter Refurb 2019

Phrubruh

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Don't worry, it'll have a Disney Parks Play App experience, where you can view a digital and easy to read version of the clock.
An AR version of the clock would be cool.
 

iHeartDisneylandCats

Proud Member Since 2016
It looks so much better already. I really hope they relocate it or remove it. I wouldn't be against it staying if it moved closer to Space Mountain, because it does add capacity which is always a good thing. I just hate it's current location because it causes a major bottleneck.
It looks better that way.

Why are there three signs announcing Tomorrowland at the entrance? Was there some confusion as to what the area is?
The two on the PeopleMover track we're added a few years ago as Season of the Force signs, and were never removed. I like the style of them but they do clash with the third sign.
If they figure out how to fix those spinning planets for good I will gladly deal with that bottleneck for another 5 years.

This is really cool! I've never seen this before, but it makes the spinner look a lot better.
I dunno- I mean Big Thunder took over an attraction that Walt oversaw, reducing a beautiful excursion into the untamed wilderness to a simple roller coaster.

Splash Mountain took out a beautiful hillside- reducing the amount of foliage at Disneyland. Almost worse than the planter removals were getting now.

And Indy? Adding a non Disney IP to Walt's park? Yeesh.

Adding barely improved tired old walkthrough to the castle, when we know walkthroughs get low capacity? What a waste.

Not to mention he oversaw the demolition of Walt's Fantasyland. Rest in piece skull rock and the pirate ship. What was once a beautiful rendition of a rennaissance fair is now a dated looking fairytale village that feature a clash of architecture in an attempt to make each ride facade unique.

Honestly, I dunno why @Figments Friend likes the dude. He certainly doesn't deserve his Main Street window.

:D
I understand your points but I can't agree with them. Big Thunder and Splash became instant classics and it's hard to imagine the park without them. Space is limited so they were going to have to use the Splash Mountain pad one way or another. And as far as Big Thunder goes, I think that was a major plus. I think Indy is a terrific attraction and was a very creative use of otherwise unused space. The castle walkthrough adds another small unique experience to the park that we otherwise would not have, and I actually love Fantasyland. It feels really timeless to me, and I believe I read somewhere that Walt himself wasn't happy with the original version. Not trying to call you out but I feel as though Tony Baxter has substantially improved the park in various ways and it's sad that creativity like his is less prevalent now.
 

SuddenStorm

Well-Known Member
I understand your points but I can't agree with them. Big Thunder and Splash became instant classics and it's hard to imagine the park without them. Space is limited so they were going to have to use the Splash Mountain pad one way or another. And as far as Big Thunder goes, I think that was a major plus. I think Indy is a terrific attraction and was a very creative use of otherwise unused space. The castle walkthrough adds another small unique experience to the park that we otherwise would not have, and I actually love Fantasyland. It feels really timeless to me, and I believe I read somewhere that Walt himself wasn't happy with the original version. Not trying to call you out but I feel as though Tony Baxter has substantially improved the park in various ways and it's sad that creativity like his is less prevalent now.
My post was satirical. I'm a huge fan of Baxter and his work- Splash Mountain is my favorite attraction and his others are up there. Just about everything he's done for Disneyland has improved it- Tomorrowland '98 stands out as his major mishap- but even that had a number of corporate issues that hindered the creative work.
 

iHeartDisneylandCats

Proud Member Since 2016
My post was satirical. I'm a huge fan of Baxter and his work- Splash Mountain is my favorite attraction and his others are up there. Just about everything he's done for Disneyland has improved it- Tomorrowland '98 stands out as his major mishap- but even that had a number of corporate issues that hindered the creative work.
Wowwwww that totally went over my head! Usually I'm good at detecting satire but that was impressive!
 

George Lucas on a Bench

Well-Known Member
They've removed these rides when repairing them in the past. It doesn't mean it's being permanently removed. The last time they did the one in Florida, all that was left was the Deep Space Nine-esque outer ring. They're like carnival rides with spinning globes that are usually broken anyway.
 

mickEblu

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They've removed these rides when repairing them in the past. It doesn't mean it's being permanently removed. The last time they did the one in Florida, all that was left was the Deep Space Nine-esque outer ring.
Don’t rain on my parade. Last time in Florida they weren’t in the middle of Project Stardust with SWL opening in a few months. Also, last time, Florida wasn’t Disneyland in California.

Obviously the odds are that you are right but I have reason to believe it going away is a strong possibility based on the timing.
 
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