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Rumor Proposed Mary Poppins Attraction in UK Pavilion

Surferboy567

Well-Known Member
Well I’ve got some news...According to Jim Hill while Mary Poppins Returns will turn a profit for Disney apparently executives have told the imagineers working on shows and attractions coming to the UK pavilon to “pump the breaks” if this is true I’m heartbroken. Can any of our insiders confirm this? I know @marni1971 basically said a small type of ride is coming is this still the case? I don’t normally like to tag them but I think this warrants it @marni1971 @MisterPenguin
 

Magenta Panther

Well-Known Member
Well I’ve got some news...According to Jim Hill while Mary Poppins Returns will turn a profit for Disney apparently executives have told the imagineers working on shows and attractions coming to the UK pavilon to “pump the breaks” if this is true I’m heartbroken. Can any of our insiders confirm this? I know @marni1971 basically said a small type of ride is coming is this still the case? I don’t normally like to tag them but I think this warrants it @marni1971 @MisterPenguin

So Disney's suits are apparently having second thoughts about a Poppins attraction just because the sequel-that-nobody-wanted underperformed at the box office? Well isn't that just peachy. Never mind the place that the original Mary Poppins film has in Disney history. Never mind that it was Walt's crowning cinematic achievement. Who cares about that? They'd rather give park property and money to an overrated flash-in-the-pan non-Disney IP like Avatar. What a flock of turkeys.
 

Surferboy567

Well-Known Member
So Disney's suits are apparently having second thoughts about a Poppins attraction just because the sequel-that-nobody-wanted underperformed at the box office? Well isn't that just peachy. Never mind the place that the original Mary Poppins film has in Disney history. Never mind that it was Walt's crowning cinematic achievement. Who cares about that? They'd rather give park property and money to an overrated flash-in-the-pan non-Disney IP like Avatar. What a flock of turkeys.
Too be fair...I really really really loved returns it is such a great film. For me not as good as the first but man does it come close. I really want to hear from either @marni1971 or @MisterPenguin on this because I find this report weird since marni mentioned that the small scale ride was basically a done deal last week. Also Flight of Passage is my favorite ride in WDW ever...so no Avatar isn't overrated in the slightest. I really want to see Poppins (either Returns or OG) in UK. I'd be heartbroken if it got shelved but I'm holding on all hope until our insiders tell us otherwise.
 

Pi on my Cake

Well-Known Member
Well I’ve got some news...According to Jim Hill while Mary Poppins Returns will turn a profit for Disney apparently executives have told the imagineers working on shows and attractions coming to the UK pavilon to “pump the breaks” if this is true I’m heartbroken. Can any of our insiders confirm this? I know @marni1971 basically said a small type of ride is coming is this still the case? I don’t normally like to tag them but I think this warrants it @marni1971 @MisterPenguin
Jim Hill can be rather hit or miss. My understanding is that he "needs" to have "breaking news" at a certain rate. So, sometimes he runs with rumors and assumptions and claims them to be fact. Or things too early in development that aren't really anywhere near greenlit. If Martin teased it being green lit and Jim Hill denied it being green lit, Martin tends to be significantly more reliable. Martin doesn't have an income or a job relying on how many clicks he can get or buzz he can stir up.
 

Surferboy567

Well-Known Member
Jim Hill can be rather hit or miss. My understanding is that he "needs" to have "breaking news" at a certain rate. So, sometimes he runs with rumors and assumptions and claims them to be fact. Or things too early in development that aren't really anywhere near greenlit. If Martin teased it being green lit and Jim Hill denied it being green lit, Martin tends to be significantly more reliable. Martin doesn't have an income or a job relying on how many clicks he can get or buzz he can stir up.
Of course I don't doubt Martin's credibility but after hearing it from Jim it made me wonder and panic so I wanted to reach out to our insiders who hopefully can clear this up for us!
 

atighe42

Well-Known Member
Of course I don't doubt Martin's credibility but after hearing it from Jim it made me wonder and panic so I wanted to reach out to our insiders who hopefully can clear this up for us!
@marni1971 has stated that the dark ride has been off the table for some time now and that it will be a smaller addition. Time will tell, but Jim Hill corroborated everything that has been posted before on these boards.
 

brb1006

Well-Known Member
So Disney's suits are apparently having second thoughts about a Poppins attraction just because the sequel-that-nobody-wanted underperformed at the box office? Well isn't that just peachy. Never mind the place that the original Mary Poppins film has in Disney history. Never mind that it was Walt's crowning cinematic achievement. Who cares about that? They'd rather give park property and money to an overrated flash-in-the-pan non-Disney IP like Avatar. What a flock of turkeys.
The film was good. Especially the hand drawn section. :(
 
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marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Well I’ve got some news...According to Jim Hill while Mary Poppins Returns will turn a profit for Disney apparently executives have told the imagineers working on shows and attractions coming to the UK pavilon to “pump the breaks” if this is true I’m heartbroken. Can any of our insiders confirm this? I know @marni1971 basically said a small type of ride is coming is this still the case? I don’t normally like to tag them but I think this warrants it @marni1971 @MisterPenguin
So far as I know, very very recently a small attraction was approved for the UK pavilion.

If things changed since then I don’t know.
 
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