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News Pacific Wharf to be Reimagined into San Fransokyo

CastAStone

5th gate? Just build a new resort Bob.
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I'm doing some laundry now, so I don't have time to go and watch the D23 Parks Presentation yet. I'll maybe do that tonight with a glass of wine. Or maybe just watch a Benson rerun with a glass of wine.

But until then, can we talk about this concept art??? Was this supposed to get us excited? Because it looks weird and underwhelming.

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They're turning that steel bridge into a mini-golf decoration, and then hanging a bunch of Japanese lanterns from Cost Plus on the existing Pacific Wharf buildings, and calling it good?
Counterpoint: this was almost certainly the most exciting totally new announcement of the day.

Other notes I took were HKDL is getting a new bench, Epcot is getting a Figment M&G (in a year and a half), and SWGE is getting a mandolorian M&G that everyone already soft-knew was coming. Then they announced a bunch of other stuff that they’d already announced.
 

Rich T

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When I first heard this, I got a little excited because I like the look of the movie. But I misheard what they were actually doing. When I realized it was another overlay for an existing area, I was perplexed. There is no point to this at all. How much Baymax stuff do they think they are going to sell with this? Do they really think they will get a return on investment for this?

So, just to sum up: current management is not willing to put budget into anything of substance, but are totally ok with a cheap overlay if they think it will sell toys. Chapek and D'Amaro aren't just cheap, they are so blinded by corporate synergy they are willing to sell the soul of the parks.

Ugh. I think we can officially say that we are now in Pressler-era 2.0. I was out of the parks then, and I'm out now.
Agreed. I’ve been staying away from Disney parks for a few years now, and absolutely nothing they’ve announced makes me want to ever return to any property Disney owns. And it’s not just the lame announcements; it’s their whole clueless and self-congratulatory arrogance displayed today at D23. They really appear to think their fans are idiots.
 

Vegas Disney Fan

Well-Known Member
I'm doing some laundry now, so I don't have time to go and watch the D23 Parks Presentation yet. I'll maybe do that tonight with a glass of wine. Or maybe just watch a Benson rerun with a glass of wine.

But until then, can we talk about this concept art??? Was this supposed to get us excited? Because it looks weird and underwhelming.

rrtt764764876376486766676767644433-jpg.666079


They're turning that steel bridge into a mini-golf decoration, and then hanging a bunch of Japanese lanterns from Cost Plus on the existing Pacific Wharf buildings, and calling it good? And we're supposed to be excited about this, even though our moon has veered wildly off course and is about to crash into our planet snuffing out all life as we know it?

Was there some other image they offered? Some other details or information besides a Baymax meet n' greet? Along with the other very underwhelming D23 Expo news from today, I'm just so confused.

They really do appear to be phoning this stuff in at this point. :(

Definitely looks like a budget build, the entire DCA budget is probably going to the new Avenger’s ride for the next half decade so they have to stretch pennies to make small changes they can advertise.
 

SpaceMountain77

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To me, this is indication that Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, and Paradise Gardens Park will soon be getting Pixar overlays. Hollywood Land has long been rumored to become Monstropolis. Paradise Gardens Park could easily become an extension of Pixar Pier. Grizzly Peak is the question mark.
 

Suspirian

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To me, this is indication that Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, and Paradise Gardens Park will soon be getting Pixar overlays. Hollywood Land has long been rumored to become Monstropolis. Paradise Gardens Park could easily become an extension of Pixar Pier. Grizzly Peak is the question mark.

Very annoyed by this entire project because I've always thought Paradise Gardens Park could've just been swallowed up by Pacific Wharf. This really all seems like a waste of money as theres no reason a meet and greet area couldn't have been done in the regular Pacific Wharf area.
 

britain

Well-Known Member
I'm doing some laundry now, so I don't have time to go and watch the D23 Parks Presentation yet. I'll maybe do that tonight with a glass of wine. Or maybe just watch a Benson rerun with a glass of wine.

But until then, can we talk about this concept art??? Was this supposed to get us excited? Because it looks weird and underwhelming.

rrtt764764876376486766676767644433-jpg.666079


They're turning that steel bridge into a mini-golf decoration, and then hanging a bunch of Japanese lanterns from Cost Plus on the existing Pacific Wharf buildings, and calling it good? And we're supposed to be excited about this, even though our moon has veered wildly off course and is about to crash into our planet snuffing out all life as we know it?

Was there some other image they offered? Some other details or information besides a Baymax meet n' greet? Along with the other very underwhelming D23 Expo news from today, I'm just so confused.

They really do appear to be phoning this stuff in at this point. :(

They do this so that they can have a two second shot of the bridge in a commercial with Baymax hugging a kid in the foreground. Boom, marketing objective achieved. Actual impact on experience in the park is minimal.
 

waltography

Well-Known Member
Very annoyed by this entire project because I've always thought Paradise Gardens Park could've just been swallowed up by Pacific Wharf. This really all seems like a waste of money as theres no reason a meet and greet area couldn't have been done in the regular Pacific Wharf area.
I actually do hope San Fransokyo as a land spills out a bit and they can turn the old Embarcadero Gifts into the Baymax M&G so the food court isn't impacted by the additional crowds resulting from a M&G integrated within the land (plus, I still want my free sourdough!).

Beyond that, I expect nothing more than adding the torii towers to the bridge and maybe renaming the coffee cart into a Lucky Cat Cafe outpost, and done. Synergy.
 

GiveMeTheMusic

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A little exercise in what could have been - waaaay back around the 50th anniversary, the company knew DCA needed something big after Tower of Terror opened in 2004. The Incredibles was a huge hit, and there was an Incredibles E ticket cooked up that would have had its entrance in Pacific Wharf. Got really far in the process until the company got more ambitious and went all in on the billion dollar extreme park makeover. Incredibles was axed for Cars Land. Would have been nice to have had a real Incredibles ride though instead of Jack Jack on sticks coaster.
 

SuddenStorm

Well-Known Member
To me, this is indication that Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, and Paradise Gardens Park will soon be getting Pixar overlays. Hollywood Land has long been rumored to become Monstropolis. Paradise Gardens Park could easily become an extension of Pixar Pier. Grizzly Peak is the question mark.

They'd probable make it Up themed with the knock off Boy Scouts they have in the film.
 

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