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

misterID

Well-Known Member
I went to Cars Land for the first time in June (well also first trip to Disneyland as well). I loved the theming. It was great no doubt. I just can see many opportunities with a Monstropolis. You could even have a similar ride vehicle to Radiator Springs Racer but tweak it to Monsters Incorporate. I get why they'll replicate it over here but I think a new land would be novel as well.
Monstropolis would be great. There were rumors DL was getting it at one point and there's still a door coaster, but nada.
 
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If I may be so bold and borrow from 1996 since the colored areas are helpful:
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Burnt orange is SWL ( and more to the north)
Mickey Ave closes and the road listed as "Soundstages" is largely the TSL thoroughfare. You can see how it will connect to Center Stage requiring OMD's and Jack Sparrow's demise. I think Mermaid theater stays with a new show.
Phase 3 takes out blue and some south of it, but that leaves space in purple for Phase 4.

ToT keeps its lightning bolt.
 

zakattack99

Well-Known Member
I hope the unannounced phase is a new IP. I feel like if they don't do something original they box themselves in for new attractions if they build a monstropolis or cars land then every new attraction at that park has to be star wars, monster/cars, or toy story related. They need something non pixar independent that they can grow with 10-20 years after completion. That's my $.02
 

Baltar

$4 billion for EPCOT
I hope the unannounced phase is a new IP. I feel like if they don't do something original they box themselves in for new attractions if they build a monstropolis or cars land then every new attraction at that park has to be star wars, monster/cars, or toy story related. They need something non pixar independent that they can grow with 10-20 years after completion. That's my $.02
I think that would be a great idea as well but... I don't think that's the way they are going with park remodeling anymore. Good or bad can be inferred from that.
 

atighe42

Well-Known Member
I would love to see them go the non-IP route, but the huge cash cows that are Toy Story, Star Wars, and Cars will warrant a large presence in the park. And with the new Cars 3 scheduled to released in 2018/2019, it seems like a sure thing that it is the next large component for DHS.
 

NormC

Well-Known Member
I asked. I have not been able to get a definitive answer as to whether that is going to be Star Wars area or if it is something different.

Now I understand it's the Muppets. It's the last thing Jim Henson ever did. It touched millions of people's lives. I would like to see it live on somehow… But I don't think that's realistic or it's possible.

It's over 20 years old. If we must sacrifice it, so be it. It's time to move forward.
Stick it in the Captain EO theater and get rid of that relic. lol
 

JenniferS

You’re nothing. But not to me.
Premium Member
Is it bad that we are excited to see construction walls?
As Disney fans, we are, of course, excited to see construction walls because we know what they mean.
First-timers and lesser fans will be decidedly less enthused.

Case in point - my son. We've just returned from WDW less than two weeks ago. This was his first trip since 2008. (I've been four times since then.)

He HATED the walls and the construction everywhere - most especially at DAK and Downtown Disney. If he were in charge of arranging his own trips, he would probably be in the "I'm not going back until it's all done" camp.

He was also sad to see the BAH gone. :facepalm:
 

Lee

Adventurer
Premium Member
This is the updated timeline that I heard. Take it with a teaspoon of salt since it's from a friend who spoke with an "insider" (at least I'm being open).

Toy Story Land Fall 2017 (AVATAR Spring 2017 for the three people who care).
Star Wars 2019 (no mention of a season, but it is being coordinated with Disneyland; personally, I'd guess May)
Cars Land 2020

Large scale construction underway south, east, and west in the park by this time next year.

And there is still a project heading down the pipes for MK's 50th.

He also mentioned that Osborne's imminent cancellation was a recent decision (meaning the schedule has been expedited). Again, salt. However, DL traditionally avoids large-scale construction during their decennial celebrations and is now planning to break that rule, suggesting an acceleration in pace.
Can't argue with any of that...
 

DisneyManOne

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Well, I think my fears about the Muppets bidding DHS a fond farewell can be put to rest, because when I posted this thread--http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/save-muppet-vision-3d.904783/#post-689655--a couple hours ago, this was posted a few minutes after the thread was posted:

It doesn't need saving. It's not going anywhere. It will be updated soon but it is not being discontinued. I could tell you how I know this as a 100% true fact but then I'd have to kill you.
;)
So, with that said, I think it's safe to say the Muppets are remaining at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

On a side note, here's a video shot at DragonCon 2015 in Atlanta, regarding future Muppet theme park endeavors, as discussed by Debbie McClellan, the VP of Muppet Studios, and Steve Whitmire, aka Kermit the Frog.
 
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