The CGI was hugely impressive at the time as it was the first time any of those 2D characters had been converted into 3D models (except for Kingdom Hearts, I guess). I still think they look good.
Especially since the original show came out before Disney themselves decided to make fully CGI animated films. One of Mickey and Minnie's first appearances in CGI form (Not counting Muppet Vision) was in Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas a year after Philharmagic debuted at Walt Disney World. It took until Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for Disney to get more familiar with designing Mickey and Friends in CGI formThe CGI was hugely impressive at the time as it was the first time any of those 2D characters had been converted into 3D models (except for Kingdom Hearts, I guess). I still think they look good.
the times i have been in there it has actually been full. its a small place that needs little upkeep and no castmembers to operate.Just like the Main St Cinema. And yet I don't really hear too many complaints that it should be removed due to low attendance...
The Cinema is not meant for people to lounge around and relax in, hence the absence of chairs and benches and the presence of screens.Main Street Cinema is always worthless to me because there is nowhere to sit. How can someone relax when you have to stand the whole time?
This is why it isn't fun to me. If I am watching something I'd like to sit back and relax. I don't see the appeal of having to stand and watch cartoons.The Cinema is not meant for people to lounge around and relax in, hence the absence of chairs and benches and the presence of screens.
...and then you could get an almost ice-cold cup of Welch's grape juice.While we're on the subject of films at the parks, though... Remember:
Pre-1983, where the Pinocchio ride is now, the Fantasyland Theater used to show 3 Mickey Mouse short films all day long. At one time it was a "C" Ticket attraction. But this was in the days before home video or cable, so the chance to see Mickey's Trailer, Thru the Mirror and The Band Concert made it a nice little air-conditioned feature for many years. I enjoyed it a lot... along with the other dozen or so people in the theater at any given time. (You just entered and exited at any point in the rotation).
Look at it more as a great little animation/silent film museum, taking you back in time for just a few moments of comedy. I rarely stay to watch an entire short.This is why it isn't fun to me. If I am watching something I'd like to sit back and relax. I don't see the appeal of having to stand and watch cartoons.
When done well, it's amazing. A good film shot with effective 3D shown on a huge screen is a fantastic experience. Take my favorite 3D presentation for a movie--How to Train Your Dragon: The film has a lot of emphasis on texture such as scales, iron, stone, fur, etc. It looked like you could reach into the screen and touch those creatures and surfaces. Not to mention the flying scenes had amazing depth, almost creatiing a sense of acrophobia in spots. Flames looked more real, ashes seemed to drift over the audience. It was fantastic.Theme parks are probably one of the only places where I think 3D is acceptable, never understood the fad of shoehorning 3D into theatrical releases and glad that it's died out.
They always felt like a gimmick that didn't add anything major to the picture. The biggest issue I had/have with 3D is the glasses, specifically that they mute the color palette of the film. Muting the entire color palette of the film for 3D depth effects which, imo, do not improve the actual film isn't worth it.I'm curious, though: why do you find theatrical 3D unacceptable? Now, I realize *most* movies released in 3D don't use it well, but the good ones are well worth the extra money for me.