I don't know.How much more did they spend on the one in New Fantasyland? The elaborate facade and queue don't exist in DCA, correct?
Only the Palace of Fine Arts dome, the attraction entrance, was reused from Golden Dreams. Everything else is new.Queue and facade cost at DCA would’ve been minimal. They refinished an existing building.
That is true of almost every ride Disney has built in the last 15 years.
Disney's inability to control costs affects both the quantity and quality of the new things we get.
Oh wow. Honestly I did not know those figures.It was a $100 million attraction when it opened at Disney's California Adventure. Then over several refurbishments Disney spent an additional $50 million trying to fix it. You don't do that for an attraction that is working.
I don’t necessarily disagree, but I think some of that has to do with the fact that each new castle park is gonna drop some older things in favor of what’s interesting at the time of their development.Winnie the Pooh is English, not American. Your general thesis is correct, though... the park was heavily altered for Chinese sensibilities... which is fine and all. But I can maintain that it’s too different from what a Disneyland park should be.
Is that how much they spent on Mermaid's refurb?You don’t spend an additional 50% over several attempts to try to fix an attraction that is working.
It still doesn't make sense that they spent so much money and took up so much space building a gigantic queue if it's almost never used. It's one of the biggest queues anywhere at WDW in terms of space used.
Also, despite the omnimover status, it may not have that high of an hourly capacity? It's hard to find good numbers (maybe @lentesta or @marni1971 knows?), but what I can find suggests it can move about the same number of people per hour as Splash Mountain and Space Mountain, and less than both the Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World (much higher than Pooh and Peter Pan, though). I have absolutely no idea if that's accurate, but it sounds plausible based on the size of the ride vehicle and length of the ride. In my experience the wait is usually less than the wait for IASW, but even if it was comparable IASW doesn't take up nearly as much space for the queue.
It was a $100 million attraction when it opened at Disney's California Adventure. Then over several refurbishments Disney spent an additional $50 million trying to fix it. You don't do that for an attraction that is working.
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