Disneyland Construction Projects on Hold/ Info on Projects

wityblack

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Name two more....

Thanks for the info.
Star Tours 1 & 2 were very close. Four of the Buzz Lightyear attractions opened within a year of each other, and WDW's Big Thunder was about a year after Disneyland, although it is a bit different. MK and Tokyo's Splash Mountains opened within a day of each other.
 

Disney Irish

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Star Tours 1 & 2 were very close. Four of the Buzz Lightyear attractions opened within a year of each other, and WDW's Big Thunder was about a year after Disneyland, although it is a bit different. MK and Tokyo's Splash Mountains opened within a day of each other.
I was being sarcastic. :rolleyes:
 

wityblack

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I'm actually all for good attractions not going to DCA. I love that Rise is at Disneyland. DCA isn't worth the price of admission. I love staying at Disneyland and plussing Disneyland is always good anyway I see it.

I didn't like how that up until Star Wars land every big new ride would only go into DCA.

Even as a passholder I feel DCA isn't worth walking to. They can keep DCA as a dumping ground for lackluster attractions and overlays.
There lies the problem. They are putting rides into California Adventure to make it worth the price of admission. I personally feel that a steady stream of rides into both parks is good, so both parks can get some love. Just put it into the place it fits most thematically.
 

ProfessorPepper

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You could say I'm a cm of sorts and when Disneyland announced they were closing all my coworkers were saying how they believed Disney would go full steam ahead on construction projects and renovating the park....oh, how naive they are :')

And so I guess reading this whole thread answered my question, no people are walking around Disney property? Only our furry friends I presume. I haven't tried to see how far my id could take me yet lol
 

nesboy43

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There lies the problem. They are putting rides into California Adventure to make it worth the price of admission. I personally feel that a steady stream of rides into both parks is good, so both parks can get some love. Just put it into the place it fits most thematically.
I find it funny that DCA has been open almost 20 years and still isn't worth the cost.

The problem is that they constantly have rethemed attractions instead of making new ones.

Bountiful Farm
Muppetvision 3D
Tower of Terror
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
California Screaming
Tortilla Tour
King Tritons Carousel
Whoppi Goldberg Show
Superstar Limo

Why do they keep retheming attractions in a park that lacks attractions? Shouldnt they be building new things instead?
 

Ismael Flores

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I am really surprised that they froze all construction, you would think they would want some of those projects done so they can be promoted to lure clientelle after all this.

I still see quite a few construction projects being done around the cities and it seems like some of those are doing a great job in forcing social distancing as much as possible in construction sites.

At least major construction could have been done unless the issue is supplies and inspectors being available.
 

lazyboy97o

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I am really surprised that they froze all construction, you would think they would want some of those projects done so they can be promoted to lure clientelle after all this.

I still see quite a few construction projects being done around the cities and it seems like some of those are doing a great job in forcing social distancing as much as possible in construction sites.

At least major construction could have been done unless the issue is supplies and inspectors being available.
Disney chose to stop construction for reasons that do not as of yet seem to be clear. Any external constraints, legal or logistical, would apply to other projects which are continuing.
 

Dr. Hans Reinhardt

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Disney chose to stop construction for reasons that do not as of yet seem to be clear. Any external constraints, legal or logistical, would apply to other projects which are continuing.
At the start of this week six Bay Area counties ordered a cease to commercial construction as part of a set of revisions to the local shelter in place orders .

The Order provides that only certain limited types of construction are permitted to continue, including healthcare projects directly related to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, housing and mixed use projects that includes at least 10% affordable housing, projects that provide services to vulnerable populations, projects required to maintain safety, sanitation, and habitability of residences and commercial buildings; and construction necessary to secure an existing construction site that must shut down. The Health Officer may issue guidance requiring construction site-specific health and safety plans. The Order also provides for San Francisco to limit public works construction to essential public works projects as determined by the City Administrator in consultation with the Health Officer. All other construction is prohibited.

From what I understand one of the drivers for this change were complaints from some workers in the field that there weren't enough virus protections in place.

I wouldn't be surprised if this gets extended to other parts of the state.
 
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Ismael Flores

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Explain how anything that has replaced it is better.
I never said anything that replaced it is or was better- just that EO was good for its time.

If i had to choose what other attraction that used the theater space was also fun for its time i would have to say Hunny i shrunk the Audience. It was corny and entertaining with good in house effects but i also wouldn't want it back.

In my opinion that theater should be turned back into an open air stage with an eatery and seating area. Basically go back to the way it was with the open air center and wrapped queue on the outer ring of the roof. There is plenty of space behind the stage area for a kitchen and you would have closer proximity for restrooms. Once that is done, move the Space mountain entrance queue so that it uses the starcade area as a queue entrance.

Next step would be to tear out Pizza Planet and attached structures as far back as possible and re-use the area along with all the wasted space behind for a small family attraction.

I saw Captain EO when it opened i was actually there and it was fun and had a blast. I enjoyed interacting that day with the character but when they decided to bring it back for a limited time it showed its age and was just hokey. The dated material and lack of many of the original in-house effects made it worse
 
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Phrubruh

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I never said anything that replaced it is or was better- just that EO was good for its time.

If i had to choose what other attraction that used the theater space was also fun for its time i would have to say Hunny i shrunk the Audience. It was corny and entertaining with good in house effects but i also wouldn't want it back.

In my opinion that theater should be turned back into an open air stage with an eatery and seating area. Basically go back to the way it was with the open air center and wrapped queue on the outer ring of the roof. There is plenty of space behind the stage area for a kitchen and you would have closer proximity for restrooms. Once that is done, move the Space mountain entrance queue so that it uses the starcade area as a queue entrance.

Next step would be to tear out Pizza Planet and attached structures as far back as possible and re-use the area along with all the wasted space behind for a small family attraction.

I saw Captain EO when it opened i was actually there and it was fun and had a blast. I enjoyed interacting that ay with the character but when they decided to bring it back for a limited time it showed is age and was just hokey. The dated material and lack of many of the original in-house effects made it worse
Totally agree. The Space Place should come back with its outdoor stage. Put the queue in the Starcade with speed ramp to the second floor and possible elevator for wheelchairs. I heard a rumor a few years ago that the kitchen is still behind that wall.

 

Ismael Flores

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Totally agree. The Space Place should come back with its outdoor stage. Put the queue in the Starcade with speed ramp to the second floor and possible elevator for wheelchairs. I heard a rumor a few years ago that the kitchen is still behind that wall.

It really is amazing how much room in tomorrowland is wasted because of bad planning during changes of the land.
That whole area in the back and next to Space mountain is a good example of bad decisions and wasteful prime real estate.
 
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