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Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Plans

Frizzball

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In comparison, Disney has DONE and is doing a TON more than Universal. Lets keep in mind, Universal has a fun coaster in Rip Rocket that breaks down once a day and they have had issues since it opened, the Jimmy Kimmel ride is awful, the SImpsons is Awful, Men In Black and Terminator are outdated and in disrepair, most of their new attractions are all carbon copies with different storylines ( they really like the screens and 3 d effect rides), Hulk is a good coaster thats just no different from a cedar point or 6 flags coaster, Spiderman is in disrepair, the two boat things (flumes and barges) are dirty, Suess land is a joke and always looks creepy more than kid friendly, Jurassic Park is outdated. Other than Potter land ( where they even effed up and didnt do something with Dueling Dragins long ago to tie it into the theme)and the Mummy, what have they done? Citywalk isnt all that impressive and other than Toothsome, the restaurants are eh. I think people hear Potter and say seeeee..But dont realize that is ALL they have done in 15 years that is worth a darn. The parks are the same, they are run down, not clean, the employees act like they dont want to be there, and they charge a fortune for the Fast pass system. Sure, there are some cool things and the Potter area is indeed amazing. But after seeing Pandora and knowing Star Wars is coming, what makes anyone think the Star Wars area wont morph Potter by miles and make Universal an afterthought again. Disney isnt doing anything? Really? You may not like what they are doing, but, they are doing things. And yep, they let Epcot fall off the planet, they let space mountain get run down, the original design of studios wasnt well thought out, animal kingdom was a half day park, but, there is a new energy into revamping and fixing parks. And all that anyone knows it what has been announced. You really think they are stopping there? Maybe they were slow to respond or react to Universal, but, there are other priorities in a company that large ( Shanghai, Euro, California, as well as the movie and studio/entertainment end of the company) and they have sent a shot across Universals bow with the Star Wars and Toy Story Land announcements. Reminding them, they know what they are doing. And there will be more to follow. Disney isnt done yet as so many here like to think.
I completely agree, while the Harry Potter worlds are amazing they're mostly just shops with one ride a piece all of Disney's new lands have at least 2 rides and more ride variety. The water rides at Universal are indeed disgusting, I rode Dudley Do Right's last month with my sister and it's so grimy it's got to be a health hazard. my sister touched the side of the boat and her hands came away green.
 

UpAllNight

Well-Known Member
In comparison, Disney has DONE and is doing a TON more than Universal. Lets keep in mind, Universal has a fun coaster in Rip Rocket that breaks down once a day and they have had issues since it opened, the Jimmy Kimmel ride is awful, the SImpsons is Awful, Men In Black and Terminator are outdated and in disrepair, most of their new attractions are all carbon copies with different storylines ( they really like the screens and 3 d effect rides), Hulk is a good coaster thats just no different from a cedar point or 6 flags coaster, Spiderman is in disrepair, the two boat things (flumes and barges) are dirty, Suess land is a joke and always looks creepy more than kid friendly, Jurassic Park is outdated. Other than Potter land ( where they even effed up and didnt do something with Dueling Dragins long ago to tie it into the theme)and the Mummy, what have they done? Citywalk isnt all that impressive and other than Toothsome, the restaurants are eh. I think people hear Potter and say seeeee..But dont realize that is ALL they have done in 15 years that is worth a darn. The parks are the same, they are run down, not clean, the employees act like they dont want to be there, and they charge a fortune for the Fast pass system. Sure, there are some cool things and the Potter area is indeed amazing. But after seeing Pandora and knowing Star Wars is coming, what makes anyone think the Star Wars area wont morph Potter by miles and make Universal an afterthought again. Disney isnt doing anything? Really? You may not like what they are doing, but, they are doing things. And yep, they let Epcot fall off the planet, they let space mountain get run down, the original design of studios wasnt well thought out, animal kingdom was a half day park, but, there is a new energy into revamping and fixing parks. And all that anyone knows it what has been announced. You really think they are stopping there? Maybe they were slow to respond or react to Universal, but, there are other priorities in a company that large ( Shanghai, Euro, California, as well as the movie and studio/entertainment end of the company) and they have sent a shot across Universals bow with the Star Wars and Toy Story Land announcements. Reminding them, they know what they are doing. And there will be more to follow. Disney isnt done yet as so many here like to think.
Universal have some issues but it’s one of the greatest theme park resorts on the planet and if you find that much anger with a place of fun, I question if themed entertainment is for you,
 

ford91exploder

Resident Curmudgeon
Exactly. WDW has a TON going on. It just gets ignored because some don't like the things they're doing. Not to mention there are things we haven't heard about yet from what I gather. But yeah, Universal sure is beating Disney ;)

Instead of people making it about "Uni's better. NO Disney's better", let's appreciate that both resorts are adding quite a bit over the next few years.
Yup Disney's adding upcharge experiences some carny rides and two star wars attractions with miniscule capacity WRT to expected demand, no idea what Universal is adding.
 

ford91exploder

Resident Curmudgeon
Whatever you or I think of what's being added, they're still adding and spending money. That doesn't negate that fact.
No it doesn't but its still too little too late. And the limited capacity is going to negatively affect guest satisfaction whenever it opens.

Disney needed to go big, instead they bunted.
 

Frizzball

Active Member
probably more than 3 rides.. Pandora only has 2, and very small shows and shops.
In fairness to Disney from what I understand, when they started building Pandora they were on the understanding that Avatar was the first in a series of films that would still be relevant when the land opened. The fact that those sequels disappeared into thin air may have impacted how much money they put towards the land.
 

Pixieish

Well-Known Member
In fairness to Disney from what I understand, when they started building Pandora they were on the understanding that Avatar was the first in a series of films that would still be relevant when the land opened. The fact that those sequels disappeared into thin air may have impacted how much money they put towards the land.
IMDB has them listed as filming.
 

AJH219

Well-Known Member
When did we establish rules as to how many attractions makes a land? A land is a land regardless of how many attractions are included.
Look at the posters and that should answer all your questions. Just ignore the drivel, they will forever be hellbent on pushing some kind of anti-Disney agenda. Lol
 
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