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News Rafiki's Planet Watch is closing Oct. 21st will reopen in Summer 2019

eddie104

Well-Known Member
Did we watch the same movie? I'm an AK purist and neither Indy or Zootopia would be the death knell of the park. Unpopular opinion but I think people have taken their own interpretation of the theme and meaning of the park and insist they know what works and what doesn't. It's also a theme park at the end of the day. We're so quick to dismiss something we just can't visualize working. Let's not forget how dismissed Pandora was and it fits great in the park, even if some still want to beat the drum it doesn't. I think we also tend to put our own likes and dislikes on thinks we think don't fit a park. Again, it's a theme park for entertainment at the end of the day. Yes I want on theme. I want non-IP lands and attractions. But neither Indy or Zootopia would kill the park. Neither would bugs having flat rides. Does that mean I'm advocating for either of them here? Not really. But I wouldn't cry the park is ruined if they came. I think some are being a bit overdramatic when it comes to things that "fit". I think many are too set in their opinions on what the park should be and they use "theme" as a way to suggest they know what's best.

Instead of people going on about fitting the theme, just say "I don't want these in the park" and leave it at that ;) because that's what it's really about.

People suggested Frozen into DHS. I don't think it fits. I love DHS but it's also why I have a problem with the idea of a movie park where you can just shove in any movie and it "works". I don't agree. So we all have our own opinions on the parks. This is mine, not telling anyone how to think :)
People can be very hypocritical on here when it concerns things they don't want personally but will go out for something that really doesn't fit a park theme.
 

tissandtully

Well-Known Member
I think you're right, but it's a head scratcher in that case as to why they wouldn't open it for the holidays, when it's as busy as ever. The time to close it for slow crowds would've been Sept-Nov (or early Dec).
The easy answer is that they are afraid of lower crowds during holidays, so they can artificially inflate wait times and show it's busier than ever at DAK with staff cuts.
 

CJR

Well-Known Member
The easy answer is that they are afraid of lower crowds during holidays, so they can artificially inflate wait times and show it's busier than ever at DAK with staff cuts.
In that case though, why not continue to keep it closed in the spring? Without a new ride/attraction on the way next spring, I think it'll be down from 2018.

Just my opinion here, but, by all accounts, it doesn't make sense.
 

eddie104

Well-Known Member
Really? Of all the things thrown around in this thread, potentially plussing RPW with leftover flat rides bothers you? I’m not saying it’s happening or that I even think it should, but hearing that RPW will reopen with possible changes does create some interesting speculation. But keep up with the caps all you want. :p
Nothing against you I’m just tired of seeing that. 🙂
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Really? Of all the things thrown around in this thread, potentially plussing RPW with leftover flat rides bothers you? I’m not saying it’s happening or that I even think it should, but hearing that RPW will reopen with possible changes does create some interesting speculation. But keep up with the caps all you want. :p
I love the idea of a Chew Chew train and the rides from DCA. Throw in some M&G's for Lion King and even Zootopia and it becomes a DAK version of Toontown.

Brilliant. Good thinking.

And a good first step to getting rid of Dinorama.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
Well...since if went back off the rails...

To summarize:
1. It was fool to think all of a sudden something significant was being built added. Their goal is not to spend on rides and attractions. Because those things don’t provide much direct revenue potential. So all ideas/brainstorming needs to be grounded in that.

2. This is a seasonal closure/reduction to save costs. Nothing more...nothing less. That is a standard policy...maybe not before, but now.
It is what it is.
 

peter11435

Well-Known Member
Well...since if went back off the rails...

To summarize:
1. It was fool to think all of a sudden something significant was being built added. Their goal is not to spend on rides and attractions. Because those things don’t provide much direct revenue potential. So all ideas/brainstorming needs to be grounded in that.

2. This is a seasonal closure/reduction to save costs. Nothing more...nothing less. That is a standard policy...maybe not before, but now.
It is what it is.
1. There are no less than 6 major attractions being built at this very moment.

2. Agreed
 
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