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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Disneyland

BrianLo

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almost nothing? ALMOST NOTHING?! Di$$$$$ney NEUTERS Walt's River™, the eighth wonder of the world, the river Walt personally looked at with his own two eyes, the greatest addition to Disneyland in 65 years, and you have the NERVE to say ALMOST NOTHING?!

shame on you, sir.
True, I should have added that to the list of things DL gained on DHS. A better river. ;)
 

BrianLo

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Definitely going a little "off the rails" here with this post in relation to relevancy... lol get it.

I liked Toy Story Land quite a bit when I went to WDW, and that was probably one of the bigger surprises of my trip. I'm sure SW:GE will be an absolute beast of a land. DHS is definitely going in the right direction IMO.

I'm not going to pretend to know about the contract between Turner and Disney (like so many social media idio... "experts", claimed the contract with CBS was up so Disney had to do Mission Breakout). But I do think it might've been dated. I don't know, I don't have an attachment to it nor do I remember the ride. I just hope MMRR is a great attraction at WDW, and it reflects when they bring it over to DL.
By all means, DHS is MUCH Better. It's just that if you consider Disneyland the best (or amongst if TDS floats your boat) and DHS the worst (or amongst if the tacky look of WDS brings you down)... then it's kind of like both goalposts shifted the same, but the gap really didn't change at all.

What did change is the lowest goalpost suddenly caught up to a few other parks.

I actually think what happened is they were like "oh shoot, now Epcot's the worst..." and thus the 2021 project funds for DHS' third land were diverted.

If Disney comes around swinging with another big round of projects from 2022-2025 for WDW, then I really won't complain whatsoever. Epcot truly did need the help.
 

Phrubruh

Well-Known Member
I kind of doubt you will see anything new from WDW after this round of spending unless Universal does something amazing.
Nintendoland
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
It doesn't hurt so much as it wasn't a necessity from the overall picture. Disneyland isn't really desperate for attraction count in the same way as DHS. It's more desperate for physical space.
No it defintley doesn’t need attractions as bad as DHS but it does need capacity in the form of people eaters and some sort of overhead Bantha Mover that doesn’t take a lot of space could have fit the bill.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
I'm still waiting for someone to say exactly what that was. I still don't understand how a ride based off of an elephant in an overcoat could be done in any feasible manner.
Me neither but it’s intrguing. I’m imagining some hollowed out Snuffaluffagus’ that move their head and open their eyes on a moving overhead sidewalk on a mountain bank.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
I kinda assume it was a Bantha cart ride on a track. So think a Peoplemover style car connected to a Bantha AA.
But, again: Bantha's are huge. Literally elephant sized huge. And slow. How would that even fit in the land? How would that have a PPH that got over 400 PPH? We're talking something similar to a horse-drawn Main Street carriage ride as a feasible third ride for a land.

I understand the theme and concept, but how could it even be remotely feasible in practice? It just seems like the kind of impractical pie-in-the-sky ideas that pop up with armchair imagineers.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
But, again: Bantha's are huge. Literally elephant sized huge. And slow. How would that even fit in the land? How would that have a PPH that got over 400 PPH? We're talking something similar to a horse-drawn Main Street carriage ride as a feasible third ride for a land.

I understand the theme and concept, but how could it even be remotely feasible in practice? It just seems like the kind of impractical pie-in-the-sky ideas that pop up with armchair imagineers.
But, again: Bantha's are huge. Literally elephant sized huge. And slow. How would that even fit in the land? How would that have a PPH that got over 400 PPH? We're talking something similar to a horse-drawn Main Street carriage ride as a feasible third ride for a land.

I understand the theme and concept, but how could it even be remotely feasible in practice? It just seems like the kind of impractical pie-in-the-sky ideas that pop up with armchair imagineers.
Well it would have been incorporated into the design of the land. You can’t look at the finished product we have now and try to fit it in. They could have made the AAs smaller. They change whatever they have to make it work operationally.

I think the biggest question is would they stick out like a sore thumb in a land that’s trying to be super immersive and believable.
 

TROR

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The current location of the Indian village along the Rivers of America should've been the new spot for the petting zoo and the Indian village should've gone where the statue of the foxes are on the Disneyland Railroad, overlooking the entrance to Galaxy's Edge.
 

iHeartDisneylandCats

Proud Member Since 2016
Kind of dumb they never found a new home for the petting zoo or BBQ.
They should have moved the animals to the Redwood Creek Trail in DCA. It would have been a thematic stretch but I feel like they could have made it work. Plus the poor horses wouldn't have needed to go in the truck every day, they could just walk them across the esplanade.
 
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