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Rumor Proposed Mary Poppins Attraction in UK Pavilion

Bocabear

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Yeah I agree. After Rat I don't think WS needs another D/E level ride (maybe something in Japan or the new Brazil pavilion). It should be WDI's mission to place C-level or lower attractions in all WS pavilions currently without one.
But Why C level or lower? Why not something better? No one wants to go to EPCOT to ride a spinner ride... The park has always had higher standards than that... Who wants EPCOT to include cheap carnival rides? United Kingdom, Italy, Morrocco, Japanand Germany would all get cheap carny rides? All of these pavilions really do need an attraction, but something better than a carousel... Why is everyone OK with aiming low?
 

HauntedMansionFLA

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But Why C level or lower? Why not something better? No one wants to go to EPCOT to ride a spinner ride... The park has always had higher standards than that... Who wants EPCOT to include cheap carnival rides? United Kingdom, Italy, Morrocco, Japanand Germany would all get cheap carny rides? All of these pavilions really do need an attraction, but something better than a carousel... Why is everyone OK with aiming low?
How much acreage does each pavilion have to work with? It might come down to space or using the empty land for new countries for your E ticket rides?
 

RobbinsDad

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But Why C level or lower? Why not something better? No one wants to go to EPCOT to ride a spinner ride... The park has always had higher standards than that... Who wants EPCOT to include cheap carnival rides? United Kingdom, Italy, Morrocco, Japanand Germany would all get cheap carny rides? All of these pavilions really do need an attraction, but something better than a carousel... Why is everyone OK with aiming low?
Two reasons:
  1. People sucker
  2. A c-level doesn't make the rest of the pavilion an after-thought, more of an diversionary enhancement (TM). While I wasn't on board at first, I like the placement of Rat behind France instead of within the pavilion. It keeps attention on the pavilion itself and it's existing C attraction. I don't need an E-ticket to enjoy Italy, but it might be a nice diversion to ride Pinocchio's Carousel.
 

MansionButler84

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There was enough for my pretty little dark ride. Which we're not getting now.

However, things are moving forward now with this project.
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.
 

FigmentFan82

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There was enough for my pretty little dark ride. Which we're not getting now.

However, things are moving forward now with this project.
Oh, thought I had read that this was going to be a dark ride, albeit a small scale one. I might have misread somewhere...
 

Bocabear

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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.
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...
 

yensidtlaw1969

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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.
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.

I really can't understand why they would just go for the Dark Ride, I can't see how anything smaller is going to move the needle enough in terms of capacity to be worth the expense, but I suppose I'll take what we can get. Disappointed that it's not the dark ride, though. Would have loved to see a new one in the parks, and especially one for Mary Poppins.
 

CJR

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I confirmed nothing.

:)
Just no Dumbo/Magic Carpets spinner and I'll be happy. My bar's pretty low.

A carousel does solve the issue of "which version of Poppins" quite easily. Plus, they could always add music should they make future films. Not at the top of my list, but it's an OK addition, should that be what it is.

A dark ride would have been amazing, something on Disneyland's Alice-level. Oh well. It's an addition, so I can't complain too much.
 

Scrooged

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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.
 
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