That is very very likely based on the concept art/description of the attractionSeems probable they keep the paddle boat in the final scene minus the zippity and do dah. (Only the happiest Disney song ever written). Disney is slick about hiding the movie, but extracting the song as heard in area music loops.
Looks like they're going to completely change the scale of the mountain. Instead of making it look taller with forced perspective, they'll be trying to make it look as small as possible.Looking at initial concept art, it's more themed to a bayou with a big tree on a hill rather than a "mountain". This should explain why the mountain name is gone. Not sure how much of this has changed since the original announcement, but I bet most of the idea is still intact.
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EDIT Here's Splash mountain in a similar angle for fair comparison...interesting to note it also has a tree on top, but this tree is a dead one.
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This was announced in 2020, and is now opening in 2024. We still have nothing but two pieces of concept art, name, as well as a vague description. Even if this was thrown together last second, it’s still strange.
They didn’t even announce when Splash is closing, which I assume to be soon. The “research trip” is also really vague.
Why does Disney need to respond in some big way to EU ASAP? UO is still playing catch up to Disney.
WDW has opened New Fantasyland, Galaxy’s Edge, Pandora, and many new attractions.
I genuinely don’t understand this line of thought?
It's a holdover from the Eisner mentality days. When there was more consistent knee jerk reactions to the competition. Mixed with wishful thinking that Disney will pull out another 5 billion dollars investment package.
Disney should do more, but I do agree that they actually had a pretty good recent run of new things that seem to slip people's minds. Some very excellent individual attractions out of Islands of Adventure, but I actually think the last 7 years go to Disney overall. The previous period to Universal.
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