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News Soarin' Over California returning to EPCOT for a limited time

JohnD

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When you approach the bridge, you’re actually banking towards it so it doesn’t appear as stark as the Eiffel Tower.

You know, it’s kinda odd that I don’t recall ONE complaint about the OG version until the world version opened and people started to complain about that.
It goes back to the choice of material or how it was approached. You can put all the fancy technology in the video that you want but if what is shown isn't right for the experience or recorded in such a way that the final display of it will come out odd, then you haven't chosen the right material or displayed it correctly for the final product. That is what makes the original version better than SATW.
 

doctornick

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As an aside, from my reading, it appears that they use the Tokyo Tower instead of the Eiffel Tower for the attraction in TDS. Still a tall vertical structure, but can anyone comment if the Tokyo version looks better?
 

doctornick

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Partially it’s that people just complain a lot more since 2016.

World should have focused more on iconic landscapes and less on buildings. Iguazu Falls is breathtaking. Even if it is so powerful that it makes the camera fall out of focus for a split second…

Yeah, I think it ultimately comes down to making artistic choices that best fit the medium. Working in landscapes that would look better on the screen makes more sense than "iconic" structures that would be distorted or fake appearing. Even so, sticking to man made things....

If the Eiffel Tower was obviously going to look bent, maybe just don't use that. I mean, they could have done something like (say) the Parthenon or Colosseum if they wanted an additional cultural thing from Europe.

Same goes for the Taj Mahal. If you have to do a complete CGI, it's probably not worth doing that structure. Maybe something like Angkor Wat would have been a good alternative. (I do love the Rose smell though.)
 

JohnD

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Yeah, I think it ultimately comes down to making artistic choices that best fit the medium. Working in landscapes that would look better on the screen makes more sense than "iconic" structures that would be distorted or fake appearing. Even so, sticking to man made things....

If the Eiffel Tower was obviously going to look bent, maybe just don't use that. I mean, they could have done something like (say) the Parthenon or Colosseum if they wanted an additional cultural thing from Europe.

Same goes for the Taj Mahal. If you have to do a complete CGI, it's probably not worth doing that structure. Maybe something like Angkor Wat would have been a good alternative. (I do love the Rose smell though.)
Arc de Triomphe or Notre Dame (was it filmed before the fire? If not, don't use that).
 

wonkabars7

Active Member
Sorry if this has been mentioned or asked before, but will they just run California only or will it be alongside World? We will be there on Sunday the 24th, wondering if we can do one or both...?
 

Goofyernmost

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When you approach the bridge, you’re actually banking towards it so it doesn’t appear as stark as the Eiffel Tower.

You know, it’s kinda odd that I don’t recall ONE complaint about the OG version until the world version opened and people started to complain about that.
I don't understand. That idea of hang gliding was as original as Disney gets. It was fun just for itself, who gives a damn if he picture appears bendy once in awhile, it's still a fun ride. If it's that important asking for the middle seats is all that is necessary. They complained about the lack of transition from one scene to another in the original and now they are complaining about not liking the transition in the new one. Having it end with the fireworks in Epcot is very fitting.
 

Smiley/OCD

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I don't understand. That idea of hang gliding was as original as Disney gets. It was fun just for itself, who gives a damn if he picture appears bendy once in awhile, it's still a fun ride. If it's that important asking for the middle seats is all that is necessary. They complained about the lack of transition from one scene to another in the original and now they are complaining about not liking the transition in the new one. Having it end with the fireworks in Epcot is very fitting.
That’s the point…you shouldn’t HAVE to request a certain seat in order to have a “plussed” show and experience at WDW. It’s not the same as choosing the front or rear seat on a roller coaster.

When I said that no one complained about the Cali version until the world version opened wasn’t aimed at you, it was just a general comment.

Maybe you don’t give a damn if some scenes are “bendy”, but I do because IMHO, it’s a poor, bush league show.
 

Goofyernmost

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That’s the point…you shouldn’t HAVE to request a certain seat in order to have a “plussed” show and experience at WDW. It’s not the same as choosing the front or rear seat on a roller coaster.

When I said that no one complained about the Cali version until the world version opened wasn’t aimed at you, it was just a general comment.

Maybe you don’t give a damn if some scenes are “bendy”, but I do because IMHO, it’s a poor, bush league show.
As much as we would all like to fall back on Disney Magic, the place exists in the real world and as such is subject to the same law of physics as anything else. You want the big curve screen then you have to put up with the entrails of physics and how much light bends. You can have a flat screen with no distortion at all or a curved screen with a certain degree of distortion. Whatever the case I would like to think that I am mature enough and educated enough to know some of the things that happen with projected light. Perhaps the tower was not something that should have been shot from that angle and it was assumed that the picture would be in the middle of the screen and have less bend, but that depends on the angle one looks at it as well as what angle the screen is. Maybe that is why they have brought the Cali one back while they make a few adjustments to the world one. We shall see.
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
Original Poster
Here’s the updated listing in My Disney Experience.

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DisneyCane

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Does anyone have a clue as to how long the "limited" time will be? I really want to ride the original but I don't think I can get up to WDW for several weeks.
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
Does anyone have a clue as to how long the "limited" time will be? I really want to ride the original but I don't think I can get up to WDW for several weeks.
I'm guessing until the End of 2023 at least since there's a Disney100 Logo now on Soarin's Sign.


Also, the BEST finale in Soarin's History is back!!!!!! I'm Sorry but what's better than Soaring over A Christmas Fantasy Parade and Believe In Holiday Magic?!?!?!?
 

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