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Bye Bye (Tiki) Birdies?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    And that Orange Bird will get a pie in its face if it sings an Anita Bryant song.
     
  2. DisneyparkFreak

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    The capacity issues isn't with the amount of attractions, its with the amount of people. Adding more attractions will only add more people. You have to control the flow of the people that are there and then also have a hard stop at the turnstiles. Fastpass+ is overwhelmed, you can only have so many parades, street shows, and restaurants to draw people out of line.
     
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  3. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    That's why I'm not thrilled at the prospect of another magic kingdom headliner E-ticket right now. With major construction finishing up at animal kingdom and underway at MGM, drawing more people to Epcot should be their next goal to increase parity.
     
  4. DisneyparkFreak

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    Exactly! I'm not completely sold on Avatar drawing crowds away from the MK long term. The demographic is different and with only one attraction that smaller kids can go on isnt enough to have an impact on attendance levels at MK. However, there will be some impact short term just on the newness and curiosity factor.

    When SWL and TSL opens thats a different story. That will have a greater impact on MK crowds. If they opened the E-Ticket at the same time as SWL that would be good, but that wont happen due to marketing.
     
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  5. Bairstow

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    Rivers of Light is the best thing that could have happened, really. The trend for years has not just been that magic kingdom is the most popular park, but that guests at the animal kingdom with hopper tickets were switching to the magic kingdom in droves after lunch. Does anyone know if this has had any effect on MK's nighttime crowding, yet?
     
  6. atighe42

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    THAT is for SURE
     
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    I'll be the first one to thow it! :)
     
  8. atighe42

    atighe42 Well-Known Member

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    That original video is OH so satisfying.
     
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    In regards to the horseshoe...
    Disney let go the banjo brothers and Bob Who would have done a great job performing in the horseshoe.

    Jack Diamond, the magician at Hollywood studios, performed at the saloon for years and is fully capable of perfoming a full 1-man themed magic and comedy show.

    And.... You've got all the comedy warehouse cast who could throw together a great themed improv comedy show like they currently perform in California's Horseshoe.

    The fact that Disney lets that venue sit empty is proof how money crazy they have gone.
     
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    This.^^^^^^
     
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  12. atighe42

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    I believe others have confirmed that the area could not fit a dark ride.
     
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    I hope that this gets the love it deserves for the 50th. Seeing the show, albeit in a truncated form, at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland was phenomenal. It's the little things.
     
  14. Disney-Trains

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    Seeing the Halloween show in Florida a couple years ago was amazing as well.
     
  15. Kingtut

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    So this thread is about changing a classic low capacity attraction into most likely a meet and greet ( in my opinion what will happen) with even lower capacity in a park where everything is almost constantly crowded and the company has spent dollar amounts in the billions to come up with ways to manage capacity and we have a food service facility available that has been mostly unused ( or at least underused) for years. Yes it makes perfect Disney sense to me.

    I know that I don't know everything about what goes into the management decisions of WDW but I would really love to know what drove their obvious decision to limit attraction capacity to what it currently is while avoiding building any new capacity.

    Star Wars and Toy Story basically are improvements over what was in the DHS but essentially equivalent capacity. Avatar is adding to what was essentially a half day park. Together they will not address the increasing demand for WDW , in particular the Magic Kingdom. When the South American economies recover the situation will become hopeless

    Just my frustration showing today - Sorry
     
  16. Bairstow

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    Attraction capacity isn't useful on crowded days if you can't entice guests to actually enter the attraction.
     
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    Don't worry it's coming
     
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    If it sings a Anita Bryant song it needs to be nuked from orbit
     
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  19. LuvtheGoof

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    We hated the addition of that stupid spinner. Needs to just go away completely.
     
  20. Kman101

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    For a park that needs all the walking space it can get, putting that in the center was dumb. But of course that was, what, 2001? So crowds weren't quite the same at the time, but man that takes up a lot of space. Not against said spinner (I'd prefer an Aladdin dark ride but that's me), but it's placement is bad. I get at the time their thing was spinners at the center (Tomorrowland in Disneyland, I'm looking at you) of the land but ugh ...

    Let's also not forget all the fountains that are now planters, especially in Caribbean Plaza.
     

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