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The World's Most Magical Celebration - Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
They appear to be the same size as the current Hub statues that have existed now for decades, I believe. I thing this is a low-key way of eliminating the Br'er Rabbit statue without drawing attention to its removal.

I doubt that. Disney could just remove that overnight at some point and most people wouldn't notice.

Beyond that, the people that would care have to know that statue is almost certainly going to disappear at some point. I don't think Disney is worried about any backlash.
 

MadTeacup

Well-Known Member
I doubt that. Disney could just remove that overnight at some point and most people wouldn't notice.

Beyond that, the people that would care have to know that statue is almost certainly going to disappear at some point. I don't think Disney is worried about any backlash.
I'm not saying the whole project is based around it. I AM saying that I expect the new statues in the HUB to be a permanent replacement to what is there and a clever way of removing Br'er Rabbit without that character being singled out. The fact that these "Additions" will draw less attention to Br'er Rabbit's removal is a win for the company.
 

Nmoody1

Well-Known Member
What a gigantic "so what!!"
Small shiny statuettes around the 4 parks...
That money would have been better spent on creating the Main Street Magical Windows like Disneyland has...
Or a new attraction...
Or painting the castle back to it's normal color.
It's the most value engineered and lackluster 50th Celebration ever!
You can sell the statues after the celebration though and make $$$
 

tcool123

Well-Known Member
Video for Edna Mode statue announcement -

So far this is has been the biggest let down for a statue for the lineup in terms of announcements. Lumiere and Cogsworth are fine representations for New Fantasyland or Sunset Boulevard, Timon & Pumba are a perfect fit for Animal Kingdom representation, Pooh and Piglet are fine representations for Fantasyland. But Edna? Her "attraction" hasn't even been open since reopening, but if she was placed at Contemporary given the new rooms I suppose it would be a stretch but it would fit 🤷‍♂️
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
October 1st MK Park Passes for all buckets have been replenished -

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Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
Gonna be a huge crowd there on the 1st, methinks.
Hoo boy....can't wait for the fun!
✨

Remember kids, BRING YOUR OWN FOOD with you!
Smuggle in as many snacks as you can.
The lines for food and even mobile pick up will likely be insane, and the added chaos will make it a must.
You can thank me for the tip when it's all over.

😎

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ImperfectPixie

Well-Known Member
Who? How did he become part of the 50? If the bar is that low they better get 500 instead. So many bigger characters in Coco should have been included before the dog, but you can't have that many from one franchise with only 50 slots. It seems like a lot of important Disney characters will be missing from the 50.
If they had to use a dog, they should have used Lady & Tramp or even Bolt. Or any of the Dalmatians.
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
Who? How did he become part of the 50? If the bar is that low they better get 500 instead. So many bigger characters in Coco should have been included before the dog, but you can't have that many from one franchise with only 50 slots. It seems like a lot of important Disney characters will be missing from the 50.

I'm pretty sure they're intentionally focusing on secondary characters instead of the main stars. They've now done it for Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, the Incredibles, and Coco. Mickey and friends are obvious exceptions, but the only other main character they've used is Winnie the Pooh -- and he's so iconic I think it would have been a mistake to not use him. Putting him and Piglet together was perfect, although I wish Tigger was involved too.
 

Bocabear

Well-Known Member
So.... B-list character chosen for the golden statues... This anniversary is really shaping up to be a gigantic mehhhhhhh. Why couldn't they have spent that money instead for a proper Coco overlay on the Where's Donald attraction in the Mexico pavilion...it would have actually made so much sense.... Can't wait for the golden feather duster and foot stool representing Beauty and the Beast...
 

G00fyDad

Well-Known Member
So.... B-list character chosen for the golden statues... This anniversary is really shaping up to be a gigantic mehhhhhhh. Why couldn't they have spent that money instead for a proper Coco overlay on the Where's Donald attraction in the Mexico pavilion...it would have actually made so much sense.... Can't wait for the golden feather duster and foot stool representing Beauty and the Beast...

I thought they had Cogsworth and Lumiere?
 

dreday3

Well-Known Member
disney is allergic to films made before the little mermaid

not timeless, relevant or disney enough

And you consider anything after little mermaid not timeless, relevant or disney enough apparently.

There are communities and families out there where Coco is HUGE in popularity and significance. Dante is a great choice.
I hope Pua from Moana and Pascal from Tangled get one!
:D
 
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