Moana Mountain in DAK?
We were just over at EPCOT tonight and crowds were pretty light besides the cheerleaders invading WDW. Enjoy!!
Indy retheme of Dinosaur, convert Restaurantosaurus to a adventurer themed restaurant, build an Indy themed bar, wooden coaster replacing Chester & Hester's, and non-Indy themed boat ride replaces Nemo.
for the sake of discussion, consider you're making final call and were allocated funds for only one project...
would a project going to mk be worth something not going in somewhere else?
Any chance this comes with a South American animal trail?
I could be totally wrong, but I don’t think the south side of the park was built with animal enclosures in mind
The south side of the park wasn’t built with a South America either but you can build anything you want.
There are already some minimal animal facilities on the south side supporting the species in the oasis and dinoland. If they were already engaging in a large project in that area animal habits and housing could be constructed as part of the project. Now whether or not they would is another question.
So far, with a few exceptions about one of a few Dinoland Plans and another one, most of the "concrete plans" have been shots in the dark-ish/ wishful thinking.So I'd love to be tracking "something" here, but there seems to be a lot of speculative interpretation of cryptic messages. Did I miss anything?
The original masterplan had the Asia, Africa, and to a much lesser extent Oasis and Discovery Island as being the only Animal Exhibits, well real, living animal exhibits that is. It was planned to be a mirror of sorts, with two safaris bookending the NE and NW corners (Tiger River and Kilimanjaro) and two "not currently in existence creature" lands on the SE and SW (Dinoland and Beastly Kingdom).I would not expect a large-scale animal exhibit to come to the South side ever. Animal hospitals were too far away and not placed in a place where easy access could be maintained, and one animal trail doesn't really warrant building a giant new Animal hospital in my or Disney's eyes. Animal care will be staying on the North, slightly West, side of AK to accommodate Maharajah, Gorilla Falls, Kilimanjaro, AKL for the foreseeable future, if not forever.
To be honest, I'd much rather see a Shanghai Pirates version of Indy in DHS than that.
First of all, I think that POTC tech plus Indy would be a perfect fit and would set the ride apart from other Indy themed attractions. It's great to have variety among the parks.
Second, DHS could really use that type of ride - a high quality E-ticket, no height restriction, high capacity. Wish they would be building something like that right now (well, besides the Mickey ride, since that only replaced an existing attraction; I'm talking an actual addition).
But, mostly, because that re-imaging of Dinoland - as cool as that result probably would be - just seems like a colossal waste of money. I hate re-purposing perfectly fine existing attractions. Build new and actually add capacity. Dinosaur, the Boneyard, Restaurantosaurus - that stuff is all fine. Any marginal improvement by converting to Indy would relatively pointless. And why get ride of a perfectly good theater, in a park dying for indoor attractions to beat the heat?
Should they replace Chester and Hester's? Of course. But if that's the "big plan" then why not just tear down Dinorama and put in the Excavator and call it a day. Seems like the same capacity as the above reworking of the theme, much less cost and downtime, and keeps Dinosaurs in the animal park which should be there.
This is what needs to happen. DHS gets a water ride. They also get an Indy ride. Makes sense to keep him in the park the IP is already used in.
Epcot gets additional love for Imagination redo and a solid Spaceship Earth refurb.
Animal Kingdom gets a Jungle Book ride and another dark ride or two just to give park goers some other chances to get out of the heat.
Magic Kingdom gets a Snow White dark ride replacement FINALLY, as well as a Stitch replacement and another solid C or D ticket ride in Frontierland to absorb the crowds.
Dreaming I know, but this is honestly the kind of stuff the bigwigs should be looking at when considering what the parks need. It's so obvious to us hardcore fans, why is it so hard for execs to see?
I agree with everything except the Spaceship Earth Refurb. It's not a NEED right now. There are many other areas of Epcot that NEED work.
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