When I first saw it before Frozen, I had wondered if GAH was actually made for one of the parks, since it had the "we're on a stage at the front of the theater" format that so many of the park 3D movies have.
I was as skeptical as anybody when they announced this "attraction" originally, and hadn't intended to give it a viewing at all. But I had one of those hot days when I was tired, and really enjoyed it. The 3-D is great and the in-theater effects really add to the experience. With Disney quickly updating it, they are finally doing what should be done with filmed stuff in the parks -- relatively frequent upgrades/changes. My only complaint with the attraction now is that it's in the wrong park. Put it in the Animation Courtyard at DHS (perhaps in place of VOTLM, which is showing its age, or in the OMD preview theater), show a rotating group of 3-4 shorts and you've got a quality long-term attraction.Agreed. The Film Festival is still the cheapest, least exciting thing they could have put in that space but the shorts themselves are quality, and seeing them in 3D isn't exactly something everyone can do at home. I wouldn't recommend the attraction to someone unless they were exhausted and wanted someplace to sit down in, but it's not a bad experience itself.
HISTA was woefully outdated and has run its course, in my ever-so-humble opinion.
With that being said, Pixar Short Film Festival is a poor fit for Epcot (at best). The entire pavilion needs to be rethought.
Wait till you hear it with clean audio!
I agree it was outdated but as you've said as well it fits the theme of the pavilion... I think it would be better than the short film festival or shorts that have already been shown before recent films anyway... If they were originals maybe I would feel different. It's a shame the pavilions overall theme is being lost even if it is outdated.
I agree, the bit from 3:20 - 5:15 is really mesmerizing to lesson to. In fact the entire music for the original show is good. I can't be the only person who really wished they had the soaring synth music from the original part of a WDW album.The album version is so lame compared to the actual film's. There's this wonderful soaring synth quality to the film that goes well with the film's dreamy scope. The album just sounds like people singing along to elevator muzak.
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