News Tiana's Bayou Adventure - latest details and construction progress

dreamfinding

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MK-fan

Well-Known Member
What I dont understand is the imagineers who worked on this ride. Are these Imagineers not fans of Disney’s best rides. Most of Disney’s best rides have an element of danger, it’s gives the ride a memorable trait. Is it just a job to them and they don’t know what makes a good Disney ride. It’s not like it’s a budget thing, the storyline is something you’d see on a Disney Jr kids tv show.

Is it a Disney animation thing? There are no Disney thrill rides based on their animated films or Pixar movies. The only one that comes close but not by a lot is Seven Dwarfs Mine train or slinky coaster but those are mild thrills that The whole family can go on these but they have no storylines because they’re outdoor coasters for the most part. Frozen rides are also a mild thrill with the small drop part and the storyline is paper thin with no element of danger. The big fall in Tianas adventure qualifies it more as a thrill ride while the lift hill provides a tense buildup and its as though they wanted to kill the element of danger and make it more kid friendly. Does the big Disney brass not want to alienate young fans of their animated movie franchises and not buy their merchandise or something? I have no idea what the endgame here is.

I don’t know where the issues are coming from. The big wigs? The imagineers?
 
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WDWhopper

Member
The answer is (sadly) that Disney isn’t as good anymore, as the original designers of these rides were. They now design by committee and the finished products come out looking like exactly what they are, a hodgepodge of too many executives and board meetings and not enough artists making creative decisions. They had better stop messing with their core classic rides. They no longer have the ability to compete with their former selves.
 

Ismael Flores

Well-Known Member
Nothing like that blast walking into a store in the dead of August.





A point I think gets lost is that in her human wedding, she opted for a dress more in style to the one in the finale. The big ball gown was a costume meant for sitting behind a table and selling food. When she chose what to wear for herself in a formal situation and to actually party, she didn't choose that.



And here we go...
what is up with that ugly wall with painted foods. what a way to cheap out on some proper theming there.
 

Ismael Flores

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The thing I hate the most about the change is the awful lighting package. Why do they think that everything needs to be saturated in colors that just make little sense to the setting. what is it about this bright purples and reds some of the night pictures of the outside of the salt dome or whatever it is seems overly done.
 

Ismael Flores

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It is and it isn't. The AAs that exist are mega-upgrades to what was there before. But there are probably 1/3rd of the # of AAs in this attraction than in the one it replaced. And at this point, I think the vast majority of Disney superfans hate screens; we just do; they are lazy.
it really amazes me how this team of WDI did not keep most of those critters from Splash. All they had to do was redress a few of them and have kept the inside much more lively. Instead they lumped expensive AA's in certain areas where the logs pass by quickly and do not get to even enjoy them. That whole area with just a walled screen is just a bad choice
 
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GhostHost1000

Premium Member
The thing I hate the most about the change is the awful lighting package. Why do they think that everything needs to be saturated in colors that just make little sense to the setting. what is it about this bright purples and reds some of the night pictures of the outside of the salt dome or whatever it is seems overly done.
That lighting package is what should be around Pandora more
 

peter11435

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The thing I hate the most about the change is the awful lighting package. Why do they think that everything needs to be saturated in colors that just make little sense to the setting. what is it about this bright purples and reds some of the night pictures of the outside of the salt dome or whatever it is seems overly done.
 

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Sir_Cliff

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Looking solely at the attraction, almost nothing they revealed mattered at all.
The Salt Dome, the employee-owned Co-op, the backstories for the critters, the New Orleans culture, etc. were all nonexistent in the actual attraction.

If Disney spent half as much time thinking about the story of the actual attraction instead of its backstory, we would have been much better off.
I think this is a very good point. It seems they spent a lot of time creating a whole backstory and universe for this attraction and a lot less time thinking through the actual experience of the ride.

It's very strange, but it relates to my sense about modern Imagineering that a lot of them seem to have taken creative writing classes and enjoy writing these long, elaborate backstories for their own sake that don't necessarily improve the end product (whether a ride or store). The backstories are increasingly treated as an additional element of the experience for fans to read and learn rather than to help Imagineers give internal consistency to what they are designing.

This might be the peak of that tendency in that they've created this whole world of a food co-op for riders to step into in the queue before getting on a ride that has almost nothing to do with a food co-op beyond the idea that the main character in that ride owns and works in one.
 
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Surferboy567

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It appears they cranked up the Dig a Little Deeper on the lift hill meaning you can actually hear it now. Definitely prefer that than the silence on the Disney POV. It also presents better in VR with scale, the fireworks in the background help as well.

Splash is still better but it improves things just a little.
 

Henry Mystic

Author of "A Manor of Fact"
I’m reserving full judgement until I ride it.

But man, just every creative decision for this ride is just baffling and looks soulless. I was genuinely getting excited recently, so maybe my expectations were just too high, but it does give more Frozen: Ever After than Frozen Journey in its presentation. “Look at this” “Yay”

Also, I don’t feel like the Tiana AA looks like her at all, despite them all being impressive AAs. It’s all the more peculiar given the others look highly representative of their movie equivalents.

I genuinely feel if they kept true to OG Splash and followed Princess and the Frog’s plot, or at least had a wrong turn to include “Friends on the Other Side,” there’s no reason it couldn’t be better than Splash if the fantastic technology here was just put to better use.

I actually like PATF, a lot. It’s not a top Disney movie for me, but it absolutely is a good IP for an attraction like this. It is probably one of the better IPs Disney has for a log flume in general.

It just looks like they tried to reinvent the wheel for no reason.

I’d wager if Orlando’s Splash was updated, it would be a 10/10. As it was, it definitely was not but the execution of the original genuinely was. There’s no reason a retheme to a movie like PATF with amazing music couldn’t replicate the vibes of the original.
 
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