They did lose The Great Movie Ride, which I didn't care for but was nonetheless an opening day attraction and an icon of the park. Universe of Energy, which closed the same day, had an iconic dinosaur sequence if nothing else, and both GMR and UOE, even if you hated them or were indifferent as I was, represented a level of ambition in scale and capacity that really never made it into any of the other parks. Most of what made Epcot special has been removed over a longer period of time well beyond this decade, and is being replaced by character schlock that is nonetheless being celebrated by far too many people on the WDW side of the forum simply because something new is finally coming; most recently, they lost Illuminations, a dated but iconic show, to be replaced by a show in which people around the world react to Disney music or some such nonsense. Before GE Hollywood Studios was a complete joke of a park that lost its purpose long before Disney deigned to do anything about it. WDW has fared better recent term, but long term they have lost more iconic material than DLR has, IMO.Its funny on paper you’d think WDW has the short end of the stick with this but look how they ve fared recently. GOTG: takes over TOT here but they keep theirs AND get a new GOTG coaster (2 with TRON ) while the last coaster we got at DLR was in 2001, 1979 if we re talking Disneyland. Then you have GE which didn’t go into their Castle Park. And now well now I wouldn’t be surprised if PatF happens here but not there.
Yeah this movie was partially responsible for shutting down hand-drawn animation at Disney. I’m not sure how long the instagrammable moments will last once the new ride smell wears off
Clearly someone thought it was a good idea because it carried over to Tokyo Disneyland as well, where it still exists in all of the original areas of that park too. Cost savings? Misguided late 60s/70s aesthetics?Not sure why they go with that gaudy color on the pavement at WDW.
I agree that what makes a theme park are the lands. This is why the whole notion of the studio park doesn’t really work beyond Universal Studios Hollywood because you just have a jumbled assortment of attractions.
I do think you are confusing setting and theme a bit, which happens far too often. This is why Splash Mountain could be changed to be more Western for the Magic Kingdom, because while Song of the South is set in Georgia and the original written tales come from Georgia as well, the Br’er Rabbit stories themselves are not specific to Georgia.
itts not a contradiction. It’s a play on typology.
Technically they already did an attraction. Fox Studios Backlot in Australia featured the Thea Award winning Titanic: The Experience. Guests would be sorted into First Class and Third Class passengers for differing experiences with the Third Class passengers ultimately meeting their demise.
I love rides that end in death.
The park didn’t have the capacity to lose by closing ToT, and the backlash would’ve been worse than it was in CA.
Well MMRR is an addition at DL. Also the GotG coaster building is ugly.
Unpopular opinion but I actually like the look of Mission Breakout much better than the former ToT.
*ducks and runs*
GOTG, on the other hand is a big alien space tower. They don't have those in California last I checked.
Wait did Jim Hill say Brer Fox and Bear are making an actual appearance or is it a tribute to that scene with a different set of characters?
The ambiguity of an attraction's IP helps it remain timeless and last decades.
Imagine if they had themed Space Mountain after 'The Black Hole' or something. I guarantee you it wouldn't have lasted this long.
Pirates of the Caribbean is now forever forced on live action Disney films from the 2000's- while popular this will date the ride far quicker than if they had left Johnny Depp out of it, and now with Redd in the live action films the ride is going to be forced to change even further.
Splash Mountain has always functioned independently from its source material- and this helped the attraction feel timeless and helped it resonate with 30 years of park guests.
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