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Rumor Pixar's Coco coming to the Mexico Pavilion

mgf

Well-Known Member
Fall protection so maintenance can work on show elements and infrastructure while following new safety guidelines.

You may remember the figures playing the xylophone in that room were not functioning for well over a year. This was the result of there being no way to work on the figures following updated safety guidelines. This hoist has corrected that challenge and the figures are now working properly.

This is all part of a much larger project that has seen changes all across the property and in California. Most noticeable along rooftops.
Thanks! In the moment it looked more substantial than would be needed to hold the weight of a person(s), which had me wondering what they would possibly need to lift from that side of the room.
 

jensenrick

Well-Known Member
This is just a blue sky idea. I was watching the BluRay extras to Coco the other day, and one of the features was about how much research they had put into the music of the country of Mexico, and all the different varieties of music from the different regions- from back when the story of Coco was different than when it came out.

So my idea- a simple (and yet potentially VERY entertaining) overlay of the ride, where each section of the ride is playing a different style of Mexican music, like banda or jarocho, with a different character. Miguel does "Poco Loco", Imelda sings "La Llorona" (such a beautiful haunting melody), the contest winners in purple do their banda song , perhaps with a short intro by Miguel. The finale would be the staircase scene that Ernesto did of "Remember Me" (but without Ernesto).

This way- you are incorporating the characters and the flavor of the movie BUT you are also being true to Epcot, by introducing people to the actual musical Culture of Mexico!! And it's all about music, so it's entertaining, and has repeat ability!

(as opposed to lame jokes about Donald Duck, just saying)
It's a win-win!
(Just in case anyone who makes these decisions might be looking)
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
This is just a blue sky idea. I was watching the BluRay extras to Coco the other day, and one of the features was about how much research they had put into the music of the country of Mexico, and all the different varieties of music from the different regions- from back when the story of Coco was different than when it came out.

So my idea- a simple (and yet potentially VERY entertaining) overlay of the ride, where each section of the ride is playing a different style of Mexican music, like banda or jarocho, with a different character. Miguel does "Poco Loco", Imelda sings "La Llorona" (such a beautiful haunting melody), the contest winners in purple do their banda song , perhaps with a short intro by Miguel. The finale would be the staircase scene that Ernesto did of "Remember Me" (but without Ernesto).

This way- you are incorporating the characters and the flavor of the movie BUT you are also being true to Epcot, by introducing people to the actual musical Culture of Mexico!! And it's all about music, so it's entertaining, and has repeat ability!

(as opposed to lame jokes about Donald Duck, just saying)
It's a win-win!
(Just in case anyone who makes these decisions might be looking)
Nice! Coincidentally I added a new WS Imagineering thread as you were posting this. Could you add this there?
 

Kman

Active Member
I lost track of this thread but wanted to say that we watched Coco for the first time over the holidays and I was blown away. It was such a beautiful film in many ways from the animation to the story line to the music and characters etc. I loved it and I see now how this could be such an amazing overlay in the Mexico pavillion without compromising the original intent of the WS too much. I don't cry often in movies but I had some tears at the end when Miguel sings to Coco...that was super touching! That was the best Disney movie I have seen in a long time and maybe ever.
 
I lost track of this thread but wanted to say that we watched Coco for the first time over the holidays and I was blown away. It was such a beautiful film in many ways from the animation to the story line to the music and characters etc. I loved it and I see now how this could be such an amazing overlay in the Mexico pavillion without compromising the original intent of the WS too much. I don't cry often in movies but I had some tears at the end when Miguel sings to Coco...that was super touching! That was the best Disney movie I have seen in a long time and maybe ever.
My thoughts exactly. Except I cried more than once.
 
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