Where to start, well let me first say it's great to be back and be able to post again! Missed you all. I had no idea this ride opened yet, so thanks for posting it.The Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast just opened in Tokyo and it is absolutely stunning.
75% Goes to suits in charge, 15% to the imagineers who are forced to do what the suits say. 10% to the ride vehicle hockey puck.Another underwhelming trackless ride. How much of the blame pie goes to the ride system, how much of it goes to the imagineers not being good at their job and how much goes to the suits?
This decision blows my mind. They didn’t create the ONE SCENE *EVERYBODY* associates with B&tB. The one scene everyone wants to see created in 3 dimensions to waltz around in. The scene that got the film nominated for Best Picture alongside 4 big live action features....and THE BIGGEST SIN OF ALL IS IT EXCLUDES THE MOST ICONIC SCENE IN THE MOVIE: Belle dancing with the BEAST!!!! That's the scene we want to see. That is the scene we want to be spinning around in as BELLE AND THE BEAST dance not Bell and Prince Guy. How do you get that wrong??????!
It's even more insulting because they have AA's of them in their ballroom outfits and they have their backs towards us the whole time. In that behind the scenes video teasing the ride that's been around for a while they show us those AA's from the front so they are full AA's with full expressions. So they made them, but they place them so their backs are towards us. We should have entered the ballroom and see them descend the stairs and start dancing. That would have blown me away. but no, they have them in their iconic outfits with their backs turned towards us. It's actually insulting on top of being lazy.This decision blows my mind. They didn’t create the ONE SCENE *EVERYBODY* associates with B&tB. The one scene everyone wants to see created in 3 dimensions to waltz around in. The scene that got the film nominated for Best Picture alongside 4 big live action features.
Belle and Beast dancing together has been sculpted countless times for merchandise and park statues. Because that’s the heart of the film. Not Belle and Prince Nobody. Belle and Beast.
But, hey, at least the ride designers gave us five minutes of Belle petting her horse while Beast feeds a bird. Imagineering geniuses!!!! Suuuuper geniuses!!!
I think the blame could be on the Imagineers, there are some decent moments but was mostly "meh". If anything, Hunny Hunt still aged better (and that's 20 years old) since it's the first of it's kind and didn't felt like a warehouse (not to the extent as the "Under The Sea" section of Little Mermaid). After all, Tokyo is where the LPS/trackless system originated from.Another underwhelming trackless ride. How much of the blame pie goes to the ride system, how much of it goes to the imagineers not being good at their job and how much goes to the suits?
I'm having a feeling the Imagineers who worked on the BATB attraction definitely ain't the same people who worked on "Pooh's Hunny Hunt" (which debuted 20 years ago) which had actual effort put into. At least the two new attractions (Tangled and Peter Pan) at Fantasy Springs won't use the LPS system (if my memory's correct) helps that we barely seen any pieces of concept art.Dear lord what a boring ride, and the music so from that movie is great! Just more evidence that today's imagineers were raised on rollercoaster tycoon and not taught theory and practical experience from previous imagineers who adapted techniques learned from cinema into the amusement park medium. Seriously who taught them that it's ok to have your subject matter facing AWAY from your audience. What the hell where they looking at? Looks to me like nothing. And luckily I don't need to get started on the awfulness of the snow scene since others have already covered it. Maybe it's my problem. Is this really what OLC and the Japanese public like and wanted? Are we taking bets and how sketchy fantasy springs is going to be?
That's because there's a delay in unloading/loading that in the most common ride footage causes that scene to go on for an extra minute longer than intended.But, hey, at least the ride designers gave us five minutes of Belle petting her horse while Beast feeds a bird. Imagineering geniuses!!!! Suuuuper geniuses!!!
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