Yes. Some imagine something of Rat’s scale here. That was never under consideration. But there is obviously room for large E-tickets and/or new pavilions elsewhere. I still have hope that there will be a new country WITH a ride later in the 2020s. It only took 30 years for Disney to build something significant in Epcot. Maybe they’ll go further while the oven is still hot.
I think the decision is totally motivated by keeping costs down and revenue up...There is no reason any of the pavilions need a flat spinner ride... Disney used to be known for their creativity...EPCOT doesn't have any smaller rides like a carousel or flat ride, so as much as I would love a dark ride, I understand where they are coming from with their decision. Hopefully this is beautifully done, because it really does have potential to be really nice looking.
Honestly, I would gladly take Enchanted Tales with Mary Poppins any day over a carousel -- imagine heading into the Nursery to meet her, some magic with her tidying things up with the snap of her fingers, some patter with her Umbrella Parrot in animatronic form . . . I'd argue she's a better character by a mile to get in a controlled environment than Belle.It's gonna be a meet and greet and Mary Poppins live story telling session that interacts with the audience... and maybe a movie/infomercial for London tourism.
Just no Dumbo/Magic Carpets spinner and I'll be happy. My bar's pretty low.I confirmed nothing.
I think that part of the reason on why it's not been done before is partially the copyright/Travers friction that still exists.At this point I’d take ANYTHING Poppins related. I’m surprised that there isn’t a larger presence of her in the parks other than the MaG and some appearances in the morning show. (If I’m wrong on this please correct me.) I think a Poppins storytime or any type of situation with a stage show would be a great way to capitalize on the IP. Especially since the new movie did so well this past holiday season.
It's an attraction. Of course it's supposed to attract attention.It’s not supposed to attract attention. It’s something to do that actually fits.
I mean they won’t market it heavily and people won’t book trips for it.It's an attraction. Of course it's supposed to attract attention.
Maybe it will for some, it's not going to be my cup of tea. I've come to expect more creativity from Disney than a carousel.