I want to take this moment in time to acknowledge everybody who has ever competed or helped out with this competition. Everybody who has come and gone has remained faithful in my ability to guide a successful season. You have always been compliant with iffy judgements and amendments and nobody has ever truly exploded at me. We couldn't have been so successful and made it to this third season without all of you and your help.From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Hears to many seasons more...
Whelp time for me to explode about somethingI want to take this moment in time to acknowledge everybody who has ever competed or helped out with this competition. Everybody who has come and gone has remained faithful in my ability to guide a successful season. You have always been compliant with iffy judgements and amendments and nobody has ever truly exploded at me. We couldn't have been so successful and made it to this third season without all of you and your help.From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Here's to many seasons more...
Since Disney already did two Live-Action version of 101 Dalmations. I'm going to bet The Aristocats is next on future Live-Action remakes by Disney.
Before I start with my reviews, let me first say that all three teams did a fantastic job this round.
Team Goofy: You know I'm a sucker for RCT3 that alone definitely raised you some points in my book because I think it's a perfect way to pre-visualize Imagineering concepts, and you worked really well around the limitations of the game as someone who's incredibly familiar with it. It's definitely a strong proposal, but the one thing I have to knock it down for is simply a bit of a lack of originality. While what you had was well done, it felt very "generic Frontierland" to me, if that makes any kind of sense. I guess one of my big issues is that you didn't give a justification for having a second water ride in Frontierland. With that in mind, I think it was a great blend of a Splash style ride system with Big Thunder style visuals. Overall really good work!
Team Oswald: You put a lot of detail in the write up, so good job there. You also went above and beyond the expectations of the project. We'll see how that plays with the other judges, but it definitely worked in my book especially because I LOVE the coaster. As for the main E Ticket, it's really well done. My only worry is that people confused with the fact that there's already Disney representations of a lot of these characters. Or is that the point? Is Davy Crocket going to be a full blown Fess Parker look-alike? I wish you'd of been a bit more specific with that kind of stuff. The different Disney characters aside, for what it was you guys definitely had a strong concept that flowed together quiet nicely. Really good build up to Pecos Bill and the Tornado (Fun fact: A "Pecos Bill" E Ticket for Frontierland which would serve as a bridge between Disneyland's Frontierland and Toon Town was one of my very earliest Armchair Imagineering concepts )
Team Mickey: This is another homerun for the Mouse Team. At first when I saw the icy environments of the pictures I got very skeptical. It certainly didn't feel like a traditional Frontierland attraction at first. When all is said and done though, I thought this was a flat out INNOVATIVE way to literally expand the territory of what a Frontierland attraction can be. As someone who lives about an hour and a half away from the Sierras, I'm pretty familiar with the area and I can definitely say you captured it very well. Loved the cryptic scene of passing by the settlers and them whispering to each other. All together a very bold and daring direction you guys took, and I think it paid off beautifully. Might just be my favorite project of the entire season thus far!
Love the backstory of Rocky Ridge and what it has to do with the story. I have some concerns on having a ride system so similar to Splash mountain this close to it but the River rafts definitely are a more mild ride. Love the detail in the queue with the newspaper article. I want to see some S.E.A. connections especially with then new connections at BTMRR. Really like the ride through with RCT3. I wish you had as much detail in your ride scenes as you have everywhere else. The Storyline seems a little week. Im not sure how the bandits really fit into a story where is Native Americans vs Miners. I like the illustration of how Rocky Ridge adds to the Frontierland Skyline.
I like the story of Rocksburg and how the settlers came to be in harmony with the Native Americans. The Map is Excellent and I like how you fixed a major bottleneck by connecting it back to the main path. I like the trackless dark ride in theory but it doesn't seem exciting enough to me. Lots of script but not a lot of ride details. I like the Lunch/ Dinner Show but again i wish i had more details. I don't think Frontierland needs another coaster and I have my issues with Motorbike coasters at Disney because in my opinion they are not accessible enough. If people complain about 7DMT being tight then how are we going to fit the 300+ pound ECV riding guests on a straddle coaster with a rear restraint. Sals Saloon Seems like a rehash of Pecos and I don't know if we need this many more stores in Frontierland. Great presentation but i wish there was more detail on some of it.
I love that we are going to the Sierras as I feel it’s criminally underrepresented in the florida parks. Love the deals you put into the area and queue. Im kinda confused on the ride system. Its an EMV but is got screens for windows? Can we see out at all? (similar to the Hogwarts Express is what I'm imagining?) If we have screens for windows then why do we need to move at all and why not just make it a simulator? I love that you thought of a composer for the music but I wish you had put together even a rough edit of a demo or soundtrack so we could get abetter idea of what you were thinking. The ride experience itself is truly wonderful and not like anything else in Frontierland.
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