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Toy Story Land expansion announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

wdwgreek

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Ever been on Rock n Roller Coaster?
Once and will not be going on it again, I don't do coasters generally, Thunder and space are as adventurous as I get coaster wise. Everest makes me queasy, I don't do that either. As for thrill rides the drop in Splash makes be dizzy (although I go on it for the AA's and music), I've been on ToT once, (I will walk through the queue if there is no line though), and while i adore Flights of passage I can't go on it again given how sick i was for the next hour.

To be fair I can't play screen video games on the xbox or playstation because I get dizzy and I can't look at my phone or a book in a moving vehicle. I get that rides aren't designed for me specifically but if I am going to go on a coaster I'd like a payoff beyond a launch. Cool music, great themeing, AA's, a great story are all reasons I would suck it up to ride it.
 

bclane

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Will the new Pizza Planet being built in TSL have air conditioning? Asking for a friend...
They tried to figure out a way to tether an A/C to the top of the building but someone didn't like the word tether so they dropped the whole idea. Besides, it will be a short building that is far enough away from the sun that A/C will not be necessary. Well that and then there is the issue that no Pizza Planet restaurant will be built there anyway. :happy:
 

Goofyernmost

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Get used to it, Tron is very short too.
I don't have to get used to it. I don't have any problem with it at all. Everything has it's own purpose and it's own value. I was actually agreeing that it is short, but, short isn't automatically bad. RnRC, 7DMT and now the TSL one... not a problem for me.
 

MansionButler84

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I don't have to get used to it. I don't have any problem with it at all. Everything has it's own purpose and it's own value. I was actually agreeing that it is short, but, short isn't automatically bad. RnRC, 7DMT and now the TSL one... not a problem for me.
Agreed. Most coasters have a short ride time, especially if we don't include the lift hill(s). Nature of the beast.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
I believe it's 11 acres.
Yes, if you include TSMM, which is indeed part of the land.

including backstage areas :(
Uh.... what backstage area? There isn't any building that is 'backstage' that is in the land. There is a storage shed for the coasters, but no one, when reporting on the acreage of MK, let's say, cuts out all the rides storage sheds. Similarly, the CM paths and control rooms are all minimal.
 

MansionButler84

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Yes, if you include TSMM, which is indeed part of the land.



Uh.... what backstage area? There isn't any building that is 'backstage' that is in the land. There is a storage shed for the coasters, but no one, when reporting on the acreage of MK, let's say, cuts out all the rides storage sheds. Similarly, the CM paths and control rooms are all minimal.
I do however think they are including Midway Mania.
 

Rich T

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Agreed. Most coasters have a short ride time, especially if we don't include the lift hill(s). Nature of the beast.
A coaster can be as long as the designer and park owner want. The dual-launch Taron at Phantasialand is a beautifully themed, high-speed, lengthy coaster that breaks several records (yet due to local height restrictions is no taller than Slinky). Disney is not interested in spending that much money on their dual-launch coaster (although, who knows, maybe Imagineering can "magically" make the Slinky ride cost as much as Taron.

But, of course, what's important is how "satisfying" the overall ride experience is. Big Thunder is a satisfying ride. Space Mountain (especially at DL) is the perfect length for that experience. Voyage at Holiday World is epic-length for a ride that goes that fast and it leaves riders ecstatic. Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point is super-short but leaves everyone happy with its intensity. California Screamin'? Long and perfect.

But if a ride leaves most riders thinking, "Man, that should be a bit longer," (7 Dwarfs, Tron in Shanghai), then there's a problem. The jury's out on Slinky till it opens. It looks fun. Maybe a bit short. We'll see.
 
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Rider

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Of course Disney will always have a self imposed limit on size of roller coasters. They would never build something big like Hulk or Fury 365 because huge rides are not their market.
 

Casper Gutman

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Of course Disney will always have a self imposed limit on size of roller coasters. They would never build something big like Hulk or Fury 365 because huge rides are not their market.
Barely themed naked coasters aren't their market either, but they're getting ready to open a land that offers little else. Why let tradition stop them from building some giant coasters?
 
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