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Paradise Pier Becoming Pixar Pier

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by epcot82fan, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    No one should be surprised that I'm sitting here wondering how someone can be so opposed to something about which very little is known. Yep, I agree it sounds dumb, and it's highly likely that it will be. You all know how annoying I think character franchises are at Disney parks.

    All that said I think there is still a small chance that when all is said and done PP might be improved in some way or at least basically the same. Put it this way: nothing has been confirmed by Disney so far that leads me to believe that a Pixar makeover of PP will be flat out awful, so I'm waiting for some details before taking a position on this.
     
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  2. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    I never thought Screaming looked like a wooden coaster. It's nothing like one of those. Also, the tubes are very ugly.
     
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  3. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    Pixar is not a theme and the attractions and shops will not see "theming" added. It is decor intended to remind the viewer of what is already known, and that reminder is of an aesthetic even further removed from the early 20th century seaside aesthetic onto which the decor will be placed.
     
  4. Kram Sacul

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    Didn't they already do this when they slapped classic Disney characters all over the place? Eh, nevermind.
     
  5. Hatbox Ghostbuster

    Hatbox Ghostbuster Well-Known Member

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    Dangit Hans...isn't it more fun to not be so rational and even-tempered about this????

    Honestly, I would love to be proven wrong about this project. That it's not simply throwing a bone at JL for (what could be) the removal of Bugs Land for Marvel (maybe). I guess PP was never an area I cared about anyway. Short of midway mania on occasion, I could probably count the number of times I've been over there on my hands. I am not a fan of CS (body won't handle loops on rollercoasters...one of my many shortcomings), and so frankly, I have no need to ever walk over there.

    Wish they would release more details on this, but like I joked at earlier, it wouldn't surprise me if they were still figuring it out as we speak. I expect something maybe after Halloween? Needless to say, I'm not gonna be following construction videos of this project.
     
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  6. mickEblu

    mickEblu Well-Known Member

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    Of course it's a theme. It's a theme if the name of the park is Acquisition World.
     
  7. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    I know, I know. I need to chill. ;)
     
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  8. Old Mouseketeer

    Old Mouseketeer Well-Known Member

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    Alex, I'll take "split infinitives" for $1000.

    /snark
     
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  9. TP2000

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    California Screamin' only looks like a wooden coaster in the circa 1998 WDI artwork or when you view it from far away; like the back parking lot of Coco's on Katella, or through the more-decorative-than-scientific telescope in my hillside den in Villa Park.

    From anywhere inside DCA it looks like a metal coaster with faded blue tubes on it. And at night in DCA it looks like a metal coaster with a lot of burned out light fixtures on it.

    Obviously, Michael Colglazier and every TDA exec before him couldn't give a rats butt that it looks that bad. They simply don't care.
     
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  10. drizgirl

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    Feel better?
     
  11. Old Mouseketeer

    Old Mouseketeer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, actually. But the snark tag is supposed to suggest that I'm making the joke mostly at my own expense. This whole overblown, angst-ridden thread needed something stupid to cleanse the palate.
     
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  12. Ismael Flores

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    Of course I was talking about knotts. :)
    I think Paradise Pier itself just needs some more love. What I don't like is the shape of that part of the park. The bay now has a purpose but they really screwed up the design from the beginning. the shape of it is just bad design and the backstage road behind the pizza place and Paradise gates really screw that whole corner.
    They used such a big area for the large turn to allow trams to be used only to find out later that they were not allowed to use trams in public street crossing.
     
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  13. Ismael Flores

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    If there is one think that really annoys me about Paradise Pier is the burnt out lights in Screamin. Ever since they built midway mania nothing was done to replace the large lights that were removed to make way for the building. Seeing large sections of the coaster dark and others with burnt out lights is very annoying.

    I'm hoping that this change includes a new lighting package, refurbished and maybe covered tubes with some proper theming, an overall cleaning and paint job and a proper queue.
     
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  14. c-one

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    The giant blue scream tubes and the loop really killed the wooden coaster vibe. Ironically, a launch and a loop are less out of place now on a wooden coaster. It was a fitting example of the overall ***-ness of early DCA -- they knew they wanted a seaside pier with a wooden coaster as its visual anchor, which is fair, but they knew they needed to plus it/Disney-fy it/make it some idealized, boardwalk-that-never-was thing, so the way to do that with the classic wooden coaster is to make it a modern steel coaster wearing a costume. (More clever is the wooden-coaster waterslide over at WDW Boardwalk.) Still think it's a very fun ride and an attractive backdrop to DCA, though, and I can't think of any good Incredibles ideas at all.

    Also I see it was never explained why in the dumb Bugs 3D ride, some of the bugs are human-sized and some of the bugs are bug-sized. Fine. Sure.
     
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  15. Ismael Flores

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    Mist if not all of the bugs in bugs life are "actual size" when viewed as if we are shrunk down. The only ones that don't seem to fit that idea I guess would be the roaches that travel under your seat. I can't remember what other ones would seem out of place.

    With that said, I don't think those roaches/bugs that travel under your seat could in theory also be actual size as if we are feeling them at a shrunken state.
    Let's just say that I have spent quite a bit of time in the Amazon and have seen some of the craziest insects. First time I was there I kept feeling as if something was crawling on my arm but I could find anything. So here comes a researcher with a magnifier and shows me that I had a miniature bug crawling around that actually looked like a beatle. That thing was only a couple millimeters in length.

    Now imagine hundreds of those crawling under your butt while you sit there shrunk down to the size of a grasshopper. :)
     
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  16. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, about that. I never appreciated a thing sliding on my butt.
     
  17. D.Silentu

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    The last time I attended that show was solely to see my friend's reaction to that effect!

    (In a throwback to a former board I was on, seeing as this is my hundred and first post: Dalmatians)
     
  18. Curious Constance

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    LP for life
     
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  19. Curious Constance

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    Did you cut you arm off?
     
  20. Old Mouseketeer

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    I don't understand this...the Disneyland Hotel Tram crossed the street (pre-DCA) for over 40 years.

    The big curve in the backstage road also relates to the hidden mickey straddling Disneyland Drive.
     
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