Has this actually been confirmed or is this still in the rumor category? Just curious.
It’s like your car. If you’re too cheap to change the oil eventually you’ll have to pay for more expensive repairs. That’s very much how Disney operates. They drag their feet until they’re forced to do something and it ends up costing more which is further compounded by rising costs, which encourages more feet dragging. The notion of “Look at all that they’re spending now” misses the larger narrative.Kind of runs contrary to the single-factor analysts that they simply don’t spend enough money.
I just think they spend money in the wrong ways. Perhaps Imagineering is somewhat at fault, rather than just management? I don’t know.
I don’t have those numbers handy but newer attractions are a bad comparison because costs have spiraled out of control since 2006 (meaning return on invest has become worse). The previous $100 million attraction was the Roller Coaster Themed to India or Whatever and more recently Pixar Pier cost more than that.Oh wow. Honestly I did not know those figures.
but with that in mind what about a comparison... how much money did Universal’s “Fast & Furious” ride cost? Or Runaway Railway at HS?
for personal comparisons.
If I remember correctly, the changes were done over at least two closures. There was also the change to the animation of Ariel getting legs and small tweaks to the other animatronics.Is that how much they spent on Mermaid's refurb?
What did they change, Ariel's Ice Cream Swirl Hair, a couple wigs, a few new static fish, and blacklighting the Under the Sea scene?
This ride already cost way too much for what it is, how is it possible they spent half that much on such relatively minor changes?
It needed help, but yeesh.
The show is called "King Triton's Concert", here's some photos.Nothing beats the tech package used on Tokyo's Little Mermaid show.
Would love to see that transfer, but no dice.
Because nothing screams millions of dollars spent for this.Whatever the final price tag was, they clearly ran out before the ride was finished and had to go to Dollar General to get sea creature toys.
Because no screams millions of dollar spent for this.
Did the designers of McDonalds Play Place and Happy Meals work on this (especially the sea creatures)?
Also this moment
And let's get real... Mickey Avenue was always a reality because the Chinese Communist Party would never allow pro America concepts into their country, Mainstreet USA included. Winnie the Pooh was likely buried under the Mickey Avenue asphalt.
I don’t understand why they didn’t go with a 1920’s Shanghai Main Street.
Winnie the Pooh has two rides in Shanghai Disneyland.
The park really needs a railroad.They’d be foolish to build a Main Street USA in Shanghai Disneyland. In my opinion, they shouldn’t have done that in Hong Kong or Paris either. But a main street that’s a similarly falsely glorified image of a time in those respective countries and cultures would’ve been a fine idea.
Bob Iger proudly claims that it was his personal idea to have a Mickey Avenue instead. And it has as much to do with cultural reasons as it does with this weird idea that Mickey Avenue makes the park more “Disney.” I think it tries to appeal to everyone and winds up not really appealing to anyone. I wonder how much the Shanghai audience likes it.
I’m sorry, but really? Advertisements need to stay out of theme parks. This is something straight from BiffcoA series of cars moving through a building of projections with modest promotional props, basically a ride that is a constantly updated synergy/advertisement.
The park really needs a railroad.
They’d be foolish to build a Main Street USA in Shanghai Disneyland. In my opinion, they shouldn’t have done that in Hong Kong or Paris either. But a main street that’s a similarly falsely glorified image of a time in those respective countries and cultures would’ve been a fine idea.
Bob Iger proudly claims that it was his personal idea to have a Mickey Avenue instead. And it has as much to do with cultural reasons as it does with this weird idea that Mickey Avenue makes the park more “Disney.”
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