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Luxe

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I'd love it if they'd add some movement to the figures on the Space Mountain lift hill.
Calling them "figures" is quite the stretch. I don't think anyone wants to see those department store mannequins moving any time soon. I like my current nightmare-free dreams at night.

Jokes aside, the whole lift hill section(and the entire ride) needs a facelift. It was always a confusing section to me. Are we in space already? According to the astronauts spacewalking on the spaceship above you we are, but according to the mission control you creep by we're counting down to launch and then suddenly you're in space. Not to mention how much I miss being able to see the cars zipping around above our head before you board your vehicle for takeoff. Always got me excited as a kid being able to look up and think "that's going to be me soon".
 

MattFrees71

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Calling them "figures" is quite the stretch. I don't think anyone wants to see those department store mannequins moving any time soon. I like my current nightmare-free dreams at night.

Jokes aside, the whole lift hill section(and the entire ride) needs a facelift. It was always a confusing section to me. Are we in space already? According to the astronauts spacewalking on the spaceship above you we are, but according to the mission control you creep by we're counting down to launch and then suddenly you're in space. Not to mention how much I miss being able to see the cars zipping around above our head before you board your vehicle for takeoff. Always got me excited as a kid being able to look up and think "that's going to be me soon".
I was just thinking of those conflicting ideas recently. The way I think of it is you're being launched from the space station directly into space.
 

MattFrees71

Well-Known Member
How about the entire coaster be gutted and they rebuild it? It's time ... (10 years past time ...)

I'd hate to lose the bobsled style of vehicles. It's our Space Matterhorn, after all ...
I love Space Mountain the way it is- especially the lift section with the old school props and lighting, and am glad it hasn't changed. To me, it feels more realistic than the obviously CGI ceiling in the loading area and the pixelated screens in the queue.
 

Janir

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You know, I wonder if TomorrowLand didn't get the love it needed when the movie bombed out, thus robbing Disney (Iger) of a movie IP to redo the land around. Now they just don't know what to do since its harder to move some IP in there that doesn't just become Toy Story - Space Rangers & Tron Land.
Another failing of only resorting to IP for attractions and not getting bold with something new.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
You know, I wonder if TomorrowLand didn't get the love it needed when the movie bombed out, thus robbing Disney (Iger) of a movie IP to redo the land around. Now they just don't know what to do since its harder to move some IP in there that doesn't just become Toy Story - Space Rangers & Tron Land.
Another failing of only resorting to IP for attractions and not getting bold with something new.
Blindly bashing IP qua IP is silly. If something fits aesthetically and thematically, there's nothing wrong it.

Monsters, Inc.... doesn't really fit in Tomorrowland. TRON, on the other hand, is exactly perfect.
 

Janir

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Blindly bashing IP qua IP is silly. If something fits aesthetically and thematically, there's nothing wrong it.

Monsters, Inc.... doesn't really fit in Tomorrowland. TRON, on the other hand, is exactly perfect.
I'm not bashing IP in general. In fact I completely agree with you of the IP fits, us it! Heck make some more IP and make ti fit works for me as well. I wouldn't mind seeing them try something new that WASN'T established IP movie/TV, just something new and different. If it became IP, that would be awesome. (Pirates as example)
I totally understand how that is in today's world a very pricey objective, but so was DLR in general.
 

Kman101

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I'd just like to hear actual plans (I'm impatient; and yes I know D23 is coming). They seem to just close things (Stitch) and then fumble trying to figure out what to put there, and then they paint a lot of things. But what's the rhyme and reason? Do they have an ACTUAL plan? That's been one of my biggest problems. It all feels thrown together at times. Like, what's the goal with the orange creamsicle and white on the restrooms? Not complaining, but it all just feels so random (even if it's not). Anyone else feeling this way?

Other parks get their plans laid out. We're left kind of guessing what's going on.
 

trainplane3

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I love Space Mountain the way it is- especially the lift section with the old school props and lighting, and am glad it hasn't changed. To me, it feels more realistic than the obviously CGI ceiling in the loading area and the pixelated screens in the queue.
The thing is, the coaster itself is nearing the end of its lifetime and should've been rebuilt back in 2009. I'm all for the retro stylization of it but replace the tracks, supports, and trains. The props should stay (and were supposed to back when it was supposed to happen) and the addition of a in-car soundtrack would've been added instead of the Crappy-o-phonic sound system that works when it feels like it right now.

I find it funny how the one major change to the queue was reverted recently. All of that work to just dump it in the end.

I love the aesthetic of WDW's SM, but it needs love because right now it looks (and rides) bad. Hilariously enough, the version they ran at Halloween without any lighting was more enjoyable because there wasn't any light-bleed anywhere and they just had some random song blaring over the speakers. You couldn't see the flaws with it anymore.

something something track welding fixes on a regular basis too
 
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