The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

mickEblu

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So Monsters Inc Is going down for “refurb” indefinitely on 8/15. Probably nothing but what if it’s going away for good? Just a few weeks before D23 where they announce the black box attraction is coming or perhaps a new land as part of the eastern gateway expansion.
 

PiratesMansion

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Park appears very busy at the moment, including an advertised 45 minute wait for the railroad?
 

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mickEblu

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Park appears very busy at the moment, including an advertised 45 minute wait for the railroad?

Ewww. USH was pretty busy today too with a decent amount of foreign travelers that feel nonexistent at Disneyland these days.

My son and I go to USH every couple months or so for a few hours. My wife has no interest. It’s rough because I can’t go on my Top 3 rides at the park excluding the Tram Tour. He’s terrified of Jurassic World and he’s two inches two short for Forbidden Journey and The Mummy. It’s ok though because the park is 15 minutes from us.
 

PiratesMansion

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After close to a year spent in blissful ignorance, I've started to finish the Behind the Attractions series and the creative decisions haven't aged any better from the first time around.
It's a tremendous missed opportunity on every level.

They talk down to the audience. They aren't particularly informative in terms of design/engineering/etc as some of the older Disney specials were (and this program's obvious inspiration, Netflix's The Movies that Made Us, is significantly better at being informative about the actual process of bringing those film icons to life vs. Disney's own program).

They fast forward through all of the behind the scenes information about the ride's conception/design/etc to toss off a we also did with other iterations. We can't just talk about Space Mountain, we have to talk about Ghost Galaxy! Hyperspace! Tron! And they've done it repeatedly. We can't just talk about Star Tours, we have to talk about Galaxy's Edge! We can't just talk about TOT, we have to smugly bring up Mission Breakout! Just...they could have easily made an entire other episode about Tron. Or Galaxy's Edge. Or relegate all of the overlays of everything ever into a single episode so that they can better explain how the idea started and track the continuity of the concept. All things that could have been done to prolong the series and continue to promote the parks.

It's just so baffling. Wouldn't your parks be better promoted if you allowed more potential options for episodes, and went further in depth about the creative process? But I guess that's what happens when you just view your parks as free money from stupid tourists. It's a miracle that The Imagineering Story turned out as well as it did.
 

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