Toy Story Land expansion announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Movielover

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I would bet most under 20 don’t know Aerosmith songs, and they will only become less culturally relevant in the next 10 years. It’s done fine for 20 years, but its time is coming to an end.
All they need to do is add a couple of Areosmith songs to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 and they will be at the top of the charts again. ;)
 

Monorail_Orange

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I disagree. Not many bands can stand the test of time and appeal to a large variety of people. Aerosmith has hits that pretty much everyone know and they have been around for decades. Everyone from adults to kids know at least some of their songs. Almost any other artist would not be as widely recognized for an attraction like this. Rock music also appeals to a wider audience than other genres.
You seem to be misunderstanding my point. We evidently both agree that Aerosmith was an excellent choice. We also evidently both agree that RnRC is still good as it stands today. Where we seem to disagree is that you seem to believe the ride will never warrant a retheme, whereas I am saying that in 5-10 years it will be time for one. Also, you appear to be jumping to the conclusion that they would simply change out the band. I think when a retheme happens it will be a new premise (no longer will you be travelling through LA traffic to get to your concert with backstage passes), along with new "props" trackside.
 

Kram Sacul

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For better or worse, I agree. However, in the grand scheme of that, I don't think anyone can legitimately argue (not that anyone is, but I'm thinking out loud here) that Aerosmith was a bad choice in the first place. It's been with this theme for 20 years, give or take, and for the time being, is still strong. (It's already outlasted California Screamin's original theme.) And a retheme, in the form of a good overlay in the next 5-10 years, is likely warranted.
I rather it be torn down and something new be put in that place. Disney’s track record of rethemed attractions is atrocious. RNRC is too good to ruin with whatever garbage movie tie-in they have in mind. Either plus it with enhancements or leave it alone and focus on the parts of the park that needed to be addressed decades ago.
 

GoofGoof

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I rather it be torn down and something new be put in that place. Disney’s track record of rethemed attractions is atrocious. RNRC is too good to ruin with whatever garbage movie tie-in they have in mind. Either plus it with enhancements or leave it alone and focus on the parts of the park that needed to be addressed decades ago.
Is the Aerosmith tie-in really what makes the ride? Its a backstory, but not a really strong one IMHO. Would removing Aerosmith really ruin the ride? I’m all for plussing things too, but a simple retheme to something that ties into a larger area makes more sense to me than tearing it down.
 

The_Jobu

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Is the Aerosmith tie-in really what makes the ride? Its a backstory, but not a really strong one IMHO. Would removing Aerosmith really ruin the ride? I’m all for plussing things too, but a simple retheme to something that ties into a larger area makes more sense to me than tearing it down.
It's just that Disney hasen't had the best track record lately with rebranding.
 

GoofGoof

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It's just that Disney hasen't had the best track record lately with rebranding.
I hear that.

For me it would be replacing an average themed ride anyway so not a huge loss. In contrast to Tower of Terror where the current theme fits perfectly with the ride and the Hollywood Blvd area. Changing that to GoTG would have been a crime and not because I don’t like GoTG or think it’s a bad fit (I actually thought the one in DCA was decent) but because it would destroy the land itself. If for example they crammed in an Incredibles theme to RnRC and also built an Incredibles mini-land around it then the sum of the whole would be greater than keeping RnRC as is even if the ride itself is no better.
 
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Kate F

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I made an RNRC thread earlier today in General Discussion, so if people want to talk about it some more, they can go there.

 

sedati

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There were different kinds of accelerators/boosters for toys that Andy may have had, or more likely inherited from his dad. What I'm picturing happening is that we'll come to a full stop below the bridge. We'll hear a revving up sound (Hopefully sounding like the Evil Knieval Stunt Cycle) that builds until we blast off. At night those rings may light up, and as we zoom past, those orange turbines on either side will spin.
Toot my own horn time:
Stumbled upon this old post. Pretty spot on.
 

MisterPenguin

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Disney had a Toy Story ride before they bought Pixar.
They had a Star Wars ride before they bought Lucasfilm.
They had an Avatar ride before they bought 21st Century Fox.

So they should just buy Aerosmith!
That means Disney should buy Columbia and Geffen record labels!!

And...
Disney had a Muppet attraction before they bought the Muppets.

Feels odd there was no Marvel attraction before buying that. Breaks the pattern.

Since they have a Twilight Zone themed ride, then it's clear they're about to buy CBS!
 
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Kram Sacul

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That means Disney should by Columbia and Geffen record labels!!

And...
Disney had a Muppet attraction before they bought the Muppets.

Feels odd there was no Marvel attraction before buying that. Breaks the pattern.

Since they have a Twilight Zone themed ride, then it's clear they're about to buy CBS!
That would be awesome. A proper Star Trek land and maybe even a bar based on Cheers.
 

Tom Morrow

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Haven't really seen this discussed anywhere... does anyone have an explanation or image that explains how the old Toy Story Mania queue was converted into the new one? I can never figure out where we even are in relation to the old queue until reaching the merge point where the stairs to tracks 1 and 2 are visible.
 

JakeSpadaro

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Haven't really seen this discussed anywhere... does anyone have an explanation or image that explains how the old Toy Story Mania queue was converted into the new one? I can never figure out where we even are in relation to the old queue until reaching the merge point where the stairs to tracks 1 and 2 are visible.
I think it was mostly parts of the third track queue? I can’t remember but I’ll try and dig into it and see if I have something saved or find something somewhere
 
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