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DHS Makeover - What we know so far.....

doctornick

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If those are the 2 ideas, I am glad they went back to the drawing boards... I really find it Lazy when theme parks re-use the same technology and re-theme it *Cough* (Transformers/Spiderman) *Cough*. We don't need another motion simulator (Star Tours) ride... I am already dreading what I am seeing with the Avatar (Soaring 2.0) ride. Gringotts was a nice mix of technology. I would not expect anything less than that on an e-ride in SWL. This is stressing me out... :hungover: and to think we got half a decade to go.
It's funny, because I feel the complete opposite. I do not care what system is used. Reuse the same system a hundred times if you like -- it's the quality of the experience that matters, not the uniqueness of the tech. I feel like people get way too hot and bothered about using the latest most sophisticated tech, but I tend to find that the score, scenery, humor, etc makes a ride more than simply innovative tech (i.e. it's how it's used, not what is used).

I don't want to see either of the new SW rides be simulators like Star Tours, not because there's something wrong with that system, but because it wouldn't add much to the area. ST is flexible and can add new destinations and experiences, so they should unlock it to its fullest (plus it has pretty large capacity with 6 pods so its a good people eating ride for the land). I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the headline rides be predominantly a simulation/screen based attraction but it needs to be done in a way that sets it apart from Star Tours and adds a new distinct experience.
 
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It's funny, because I feel the complete opposite. I do not care what system is used. Reuse the same system a hundred times if you like -- it's the quality of the experience that matters, not the uniqueness of the tech. I feel like people get way too hot and bothered about using the latest most sophisticated tech, but I tend to find that the score, scenery, humor, etc makes a ride more than simply innovative tech (i.e. it's how it's used, not what is used).

I don't want to see either of the new SW rides be simulators like Star Tours, not because there's something wrong with that system, but because it wouldn't add much to the area. ST is flexible and can add new destinations and experiences, so they should unlock it to its fullest (plus it has pretty large capacity with 6 pods so its a good people eating ride for the land). I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the headline rides be predominantly a simulation/screen based attraction but it needs to be done in a way that sets it apart from Star Tours and adds a new distinct experience.
Ok, you disagree on your first paragraph only to agree with me once again on your second paragraph. :confused::cautious:
 

doctornick

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Ok, you disagree on your first paragraph only to agree with me once again on your second paragraph. :confused::cautious:
I have no problem with them building other Star Tours type rides in WDW, I just wouldn't have them in the same land. I think people get way too caught up on trying not to duplicate ride systems that it is silly (e.g. people who saw we shouldn't bring Indiana Jones or RSR to WDW because we "already have" those ride systems) even though different rides can use the same system and be very different experiences. I'm terribly looking forward to Flight of Passage and think it will be very different from Soarin'.

For Star Tours and Star Wars, however, the beauty of ST is that it can take you to any planet that the designers want. There's little reason to have a similar ride themed to Star Wars due to the nature of the ride, not because there is something wrong with the ride system.
 
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ford91exploder

Resident Curmudgeon
If they were doing Wandering Oaken's again, surely they would have gotten it done in time for Frozen Summer Fun. Someone said something Pixar was coming (which might tide people over like Launch Bay), but I could just as easily see them doing something for the holidays (Santa Goofy used to meet not to far from here).
AFI was 'wandering oakens' while the osborne lights were up last year, It was next used during SW weekends as Darth's Mall, It seems they only open that corner of SoA when there is a special event going on.
 

Goofyernmost

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Buzz moving makes no sense. It fits the theme of Tomorrowland (which is basically a sci-fi fantasyland at this point) and it's costly to physically move a ride. There would be little point is doing so.

If something were to be moved from MK to DHS, it would make far more sense to move Laugh Floor: it doesn't fit the theme of Tomorrowland and it is far easier to move a theater show to a different location. Heck, they could probably put it in the currently unused Premiere Theater if they wanted and not have to build a new building in DHS. But, even in that case, it is extremely unlikely as it would make more sense just to build a new attraction in DHS than move something.
I'm confused... Why isn't Laugh Floor as Sci-Fi(sh) as Buzz? I think that they both fit in as well as anything is going to. It's just that people have got to accept that Disney (and no one else either) is ever going to attempt to visualize the future anymore. It is way to unpredictable and expensive to constantly update. Things moved a lot slower in the 50's as far as new technologies are concerned and places like Disney had the opportunity to actually build something and have it still be the future for at least a little while. That just isn't possible in today's world.
 
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First post...Just read this casting notice for new Villains offering at DHS:
Disney Parks Talent casting is seeking Male Comedic/Improv Actors and Male Actors Who Sing for a new Disney Villains inspired entertainment offering at the Walt Disney World®Resort near Orlando, FL.

Seeking:
Dr. Facilier Male, 20s – 30s, 5’11” and above. A master of magic and voodoo. Charismatic baritone with pizazz. Sings “Friends On The Other Side.”

Comedic Male Actor- Inventive actor with a strong sense of comedic wit and timing. Portrays the club manager of Dr. Facilier’s Lounge. Well-polished with a bit of flair.

Also looking for female dancers. What do we think this is? And where will it go? Auditions are the end of Sept. so not a Halloween offering.
 
First post...Just read this casting notice for new Villains offering at DHS:
Disney Parks Talent casting is seeking Male Comedic/Improv Actors and Male Actors Who Sing for a new Disney Villains inspired entertainment offering at the Walt Disney World®Resort near Orlando, FL.

Seeking:
Dr. Facilier Male, 20s – 30s, 5’11” and above. A master of magic and voodoo. Charismatic baritone with pizazz. Sings “Friends On The Other Side.”

Comedic Male Actor- Inventive actor with a strong sense of comedic wit and timing. Portrays the club manager of Dr. Facilier’s Lounge. Well-polished with a bit of flair.

Also looking for female dancers. What do we think this is? And where will it go? Auditions are the end of Sept. so not a Halloween offering.
Is their a Friday the 13th in October?
Found one, November 13th.
 

PhotoDave219

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Original Poster
First post...Just read this casting notice for new Villains offering at DHS:
Disney Parks Talent casting is seeking Male Comedic/Improv Actors and Male Actors Who Sing for a new Disney Villains inspired entertainment offering at the Walt Disney World®Resort near Orlando, FL.

Seeking:
Dr. Facilier Male, 20s – 30s, 5’11” and above. A master of magic and voodoo. Charismatic baritone with pizazz. Sings “Friends On The Other Side.”

Comedic Male Actor- Inventive actor with a strong sense of comedic wit and timing. Portrays the club manager of Dr. Facilier’s Lounge. Well-polished with a bit of flair.

Also looking for female dancers. What do we think this is? And where will it go? Auditions are the end of Sept. so not a Halloween offering.
That reinforces the speculation of a villains show replacing beauty and the beast. Good catch. Good find. Great first post.
 

PhotoDave219

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There is in November. Still I'd like to see a show like the original Unleash the VIllians which had some awesome dancers and musical numbers by Bernie Briquette and Brimstone aka Mulch, Sweat & Shears. Marie
No, there will not be another hard tI let event for a villains thing. They've tried it twice and both of been operational disasters because meeting greets just can't meet 30,000 people in one night.

Someone had speculated that beauty and the beast will be replaced with a villains show. This goes to support that speculation.
 

wannabeBelle

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No, there will not be another hard tI let event for a villains thing. They've tried it twice and both of been operational disasters because meeting greets just can't meet 30,000 people in one night.

Someone had speculated that beauty and the beast will be replaced with a villains show. This goes to support that speculation.
Oh I cant think they would do that kind of an event again, as you said it was a bit of a mess, but the stage show that was put on was pretty extraordinary!!! BB & Brimstone did a cover of Fight For Your Right To Party by the Beastie Boys that was outrageous, between the band and the dancers who was just super incredible. I cant link to it right now but Martin @marni1971 did a rather amazing video of that. I was picturing something like that made into a show. Marie
 

PhotoDave219

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Original Poster
Oh I cant think they would do that kind of an event again, as you said it was a bit of a mess, but the stage show that was put on was pretty extraordinary!!! BB & Brimstone did a cover of Fight For Your Right To Party by the Beastie Boys that was outrageous, between the band and the dancers who was just super incredible. I cant link to it right now but Martin @marni1971 did a rather amazing video of that. I was picturing something like that made into a show. Marie
Oh I'm not suggesting it wasn't a great show. The stage stuff was excellent.

You just cant have a meet and greet for 30,000 people during a 5 hour event and expect things to run smoothly. Basic math says it will be operational chaos and Maybe 600 groups (2 per minute over 5 hours) will get to meet each character. Operationally, it just doesnt work.
 

PhotoDave219

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Original Poster
Is there any possibility that this Villains show could be going into the new flex theatre?
Its possible... but its my impression that theatre is going to replace the Theatre of the Stars (Where Hunchback used to be, Frozen started their Sing Along, SWW did all their shows, And lots of corporate rental special events happened). We shall see.
 

wannabeBelle

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Oh I'm not suggesting it wasn't a great show. The stage stuff was excellent.

You just cant have a meet and greet for 30,000 people during a 5 hour event and expect things to run smoothly. Basic math says it will be operational chaos and Maybe 600 groups (2 per minute over 5 hours) will get to meet each character. Operationally, it just doesnt work.
Right!!! Exactly!!! Marie
 

doctornick

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Its possible... but its my impression that theatre is going to replace the Theatre of the Stars (Where Hunchback used to be, Frozen started their Sing Along, SWW did all their shows, And lots of corporate rental special events happened). We shall see.
FWIW Theater of the Stars is whether BatB is at. The theater you are talking about is the Premiere Theater.
 

YodaMan

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If it were a short term thing I could see it going in there, but it wouldn't make sense to put something in that space long term.
Maybe it's going in the Flex Theatre temporarily? The construction for the theatre has expanded further than I expected and it seems more and more like it will be an on-stage area instead of something that's semi-accessible. I know a while back there were rumors that Theatre of the Stars would get enclosed, so perhaps the Villains show will start in the Flex Theatre once it opens and then Beauty and the Beast will close and then once the theatre is enclosed the Villains show will move to the Theatre of the Stars and the Flex Theatre becomes convention space?
 
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