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Rumor Proposed Mary Poppins Attraction in UK Pavilion

Kman101

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But Poppins has nothing to do with the rest of the U.K. either. And actually, nor does anything else in the pavilion. It is called the U.K. pavilion, but it might as well officially be called England. Which is of course what most people call it, albeit incorrectly.

And to add, following your logic, what we need is an IP set somewhere near Manchester, to be in the heart of the U.K. Robin Hood would do, near enough.

Or they could just show Martin’s videos on a continuous loop. ;)
Cherry Tree Lane fits in far better in that back area than Brave ever could, IMO, despite Brave possibly being more culturally relevant, although I doubt they'd really touch upon that unless it's a movie (we'd probably get a shooter ride -- not a hint or rumor, just my guess -- but guests eat those up so ...). Unless we got a mini pavilion-esque area, which doesn't seem likely or possible.
 

jt04

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Cherry Tree Lane fits in far better in that back area than Brave ever could, IMO, despite Brave possibly being more culturally relevant, although I doubt they'd really touch upon that unless it's a movie (we'd probably get a shooter ride -- not a hint or rumor, just my guess -- but guests eat those up so ...). Unless we got a mini pavilion-esque area, which doesn't seem likely or possible.
If they aren't willing to go big, meaning replacing the millennium structure with a show building, it might be better if they just went small. Meaning a spinner or two. IMO.

And I still think an E+ version of PPF should be on the table to replace the MK version. Brave and Poppins to the MK.
 

wannabeBelle

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If they aren't willing to go big, meaning replacing the millennium structure with a show building, it might be better if they just went small. Meaning a spinner or two. IMO.

And I still think an E+ version of PPF should be on the table to replace the MK version. Brave and Poppins to the MK.
No inside information here but there is no way they are getting rid of PPF. The lines for that are always crazy and people love it. I have gone on this attraction a ton of times and always find it charming. I am still hoping for a Poppins dark ride done on the same lines. I think this would be a magnificent addition, but I am trying to manage my expectations as well. Marie
 

Kman101

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If they aren't willing to go big, meaning replacing the millennium structure with a show building, it might be better if they just went small. Meaning a spinner or two. IMO.

And I still think an E+ version of PPF should be on the table to replace the MK version. Brave and Poppins to the MK.
I don't hate the idea of a Carousel, but *just* a Carousel feels like a letdown to me.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
No inside information here but there is no way they are getting rid of PPF. The lines for that are always crazy and people love it. I have gone on this attraction a ton of times and always find it charming. I am still hoping for a Poppins dark ride done on the same lines. I think this would be a magnificent addition, but I am trying to manage my expectations as well. Marie
The problem with PPF at the MK is its popularity. And will be an increasing challenge for park ops. It just can't handle the crowds.
 

MickeyMario

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I look at it as a short term solution. Won't keep them from doing a big project in the future. But who knows what they will decide?
It only took them 55 years to give Mary Poppins a carousel.

I'm sure a "long term solution" to give her an actual ride would come in the next 55 right?
 

Kman101

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It only took them 55 years to give Mary Poppins a carousel.

I'm sure a "long term solution" to give her an actual ride would come in the next 55 right?
LOL

I wonder how merch sales for Mary are doing. I really do think merchandising has played a significant role in the lack of desire to do a real Mary ride or overlay Coco into Mexico (that and if they can avoid spending more than they "have to", they will). Not saying it's the be all end all factor but, again, how much merch do they sell? Same for Inside Out, actually.

Mary Poppins, the original and even the new one, could lend themselves beautifully to a classic dark ride, but nope ... sigh. Maybe if Coco and Poppins were getting rides elsewhere, then I imagine they'd be "doable" ... again, sigh. Perfect fits in the IP mandated world we live in ...
 
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