The Shanghai Disneyland spoiler rich attraction preview thread!

Stripes

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I think Roaring Rapids will be another attraction of similar immersion to POTC.

Optimistic speculation, but the facade is just too imposing for this to be just "another raft ride"
 
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Mike S

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You know...this park needs another blockbuster, another attraction close to POTC in terms of technical achievement. Tron is great, but it's not mind-blowing. I think Roaring Rapids will have much more to it than Kali or GRR, more on the level of RSR but with a higher focus on screens.

All optimistic speculation, but the facade is just too imposing for this to be just "another raft ride" IMO.
Well except for the one AA it sure looks that way. Don't let facades fool you, remember Little Mermaid.
 

Stripes

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Well except for the one AA it sure looks that way. Don't let facades fool you, remember Little Mermaid.
There's a part of me that's saying the same, but IDK. Reading what Disney has put on their website, it says specifically that the AA "snaps at you", meaning the attraction knows where the ride vehicles are, assuming they go with a LPS (which isn't a given by any means), they could use that for many things. I think it will be at least on the level on Skull Island at IOA.
 
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Burgower1994

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You know...this park needs another blockbuster, another attraction close to POTC in terms of technical achievement. Tron is great, but it's not mind-blowing. I think Roaring Rapids will have much more to it than Kali or GRR, more on the level of RSR but with a higher focus on screens.

All optimistic speculation, but the facade is just too imposing for this to be just "another raft ride" IMO.

According to WDW1974 there are plans for phase two which includes

- Everest clone
-A marvel coaster
-Alice and Wonderland trackless attraction

The park is looking great but we need more rides for capacity reasons, and hopefully phase 2 will help!!
 

Bairstow

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But in this case, it works in reverse; when you head for an icon expecting an attraction and find restrooms...that's unexpected in a disappointing way...Again, birthday underwear. We all need underwear, we just don't want it as a birthday gift.

A better analogy is getting unexpected presents on Fourth of July.
All you wanted was a restroom, but a themed restroom? Bonus!

A bait and switch is not an enhancement.

How is it a bait and switch?
Are they accidentally calling it a ride in the guidemaps?
I mean, technically there's a single-rider line, but only if it's busy in there.
 

ght

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A better analogy is getting unexpected presents on Fourth of July.
All you wanted was a restroom, but a themed restroom? Bonus!



How is it a bait and switch?
Are they accidentally calling it a ride in the guidemaps?
I mean, technically there's a single-rider line, but only if it's busy in there.
I think the problem probably has less to do with the bathrooms themselves and more to do with Rapunzel's tower, which is the kind of thing that would draw people, (who may not know what is over there) to it expecting something more than bathrooms. I am someone who appreciates any small detail in the parks that is well themed and I love what they did with the bathrooms themselves. They may have just overdone it with the tower, creating a landmark that can draw people to it with nothing there for them when they arrive. It doesn't need to be something major, put a meet and greet there or some sort of street performance (like Minnie's Fly Girls or the Newsboys at DCA, but with a Rapunzel theme) so there is something other than theming for guests to enjoy.
 

Rich T

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A better analogy is getting unexpected presents on Fourth of July.
All you wanted was a restroom, but a themed restroom? Bonus!
What if the unexpected present was the key to a brand new Porsche, but when you actually saw the car, it was a 2D cutout made of toilet paper? That's what Disney did there. I prefer the way they did the Fantasyland restrooms in Disneyland near the Alice dark ride: They don't attract attention to themselves, but when you go in, you find the stalls are made of giant playing cards. Unexpected bonus with no dashed expectations. They saved the attention-grabbers for actual attractions...or gift shops and restaurants at the very least.

Again, I am not at all against your glass-half-full optimism. It rocks.
 
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lazyboy97o

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How is it a bait and switch?
Are they accidentally calling it a ride in the guidemaps?
I mean, technically there's a single-rider line, but only if it's busy in there.
Effective built space is not just a hodgepodge of whatever that is navigated solely by a map. There are patterns and systems that create a visual hierarchy which guide people through them. The [prison] tower takes on the visual of a landmark when it is not. That is bad design right out of Planning 101 no matter how much you may love the ornament on the individual area.
 

No Name

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Just a random comment, but I'm so glad Toy Story Land was what they decided to cut.

Mulan has been added to the parade:

https://twitter.com/daykota/status/731588225257480192

Easily the best float so far IMO.

Ooh I like it! Six floats seemed a bit short, that was really my only complaint. I'm glad we didn't see the full thing then. Sorry parade, now the second time I've judged you before you were finished.

So there are now 7 floats? The caboose has the number 8 on it. I get that 8 is considered a lucky number, but I'm really hoping that means there's another float we have yet to see.
 

Donaldfan1934

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Yeah, my biggest shock by far with the new ride. That is The Song. It is what makes Pirates of the Caribbean what it is. Don't get me wrong, the new ride looks excellent, I just think the song could've been in there at least somewhere. Oh well. "Hit me" is how I would descibe it, I'm not exactly disappointed, just a bit thrown.
This^
 

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