Forced really is the word - Toy Story's popularity as a property basically can't be overstated, but the way they continue to mismanage its use within the parks is really beyond. They've completely squandered its Theme Park potential, at least to date.Agreed. Toy Story is honestly their most over-used and forced IP across the entire Parks division, IMO.
Slide Dog Dash: ~3.1 Acres
RNRC (Including gift shop, preshow, and part to Queue): ~1.8Acers
Everest: ~3.8 Acres
BTMRR: ~2.7 Acres
Space: ~2.3 Acres
Toy Story Midway Mania - Your mileage may vary on whether or not it's a GOOD dark ride (mine certainly does - it's fun and I enjoy it, but I don't ride it for the show scenes), but it's a slow-moving bus bar ride though an enclosed warehouse illuminated by Black Light (and projections).What's the third? Rise, MMRR, and...? What am I forgetting?
Toy Story Midway Mania - Your mileage may vary on whether or not it's a GOOD dark ride (mine certainly does - it's fun and I enjoy it, but I don't ride it for the show scenes), but it's a slow-moving bus bar ride though an enclosed warehouse illuminated by Black Light (and projections).
I came *this* close to saying DHS had only two dark rides, but at the very last second I thought about TSMM and figured people would jump down my throat if I UNDERcounted. But I agree that's not really the guest-facing impression the ride makes.I suppose calling it a dark ride is accurate, but since it's almost entirely based around playing a video game, I don't ever really think of it as one.
I agree TSL isnt that great but the coaster is pretty good for a coaster for young children. Its pretty thrilling and serves as a bridge between kiddie rides like swirling saucers and bigger adult rides like RNRC or ToT. And its still a pretty good coaster as an adult. It does take up a ton of space though, but again.....for young young kids.
But is the Coaster good because it's dressed with Toy Story, or is it good because it's a good coaster?
If they'd built the Slinky Coaster without an ounce of Toy Story theming I'd argue that every comment in your post would still be true. Which is a shame, because Toy Story has SO much more Theme Park potential than just being window dressing for an already fun coaster.
For real.To be fair, that's basically what they did.
Take away the Slinky Dog ride vehicle itself and there's barely any theming at all on the actual ride.
IIRC, the gist is that, for both, TSM is the expansion plan.SDL and HK TSL still has a bit of room for expansion and Toy Story is huge in China, so I bet they will add to them sooner than later
IIRC, the gist is that, for both, TSM is the expansion plan.
That ride being popular and having high GSATs is one of the biggest reasons for the lack of ambition with the IP.
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