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Rumor Wonders of Life getting an attraction soon?

HauntedPirate

Premium Member
Actually the unique stuff was selling. But as disposable income was spent more at the front gate, less and less of it was. So more and more of the same stuff showed up in each store. And as more and more of the stuff became the same, less and less of it sold, so prices increased. And now its a never-ending cycle. Hopefully GE will break that (Worked for Potter at Universal, which now offers different stuff depending on the store).
Please please PLEASE let some of the unique items return! I'm so sick of seeing the same overpriced cr... merchandise in every store, in every park. But with Chappie in charge, I fear the chances of that happening are slim to none, and slim is heading towards the door.
 

Hatbox Ghostbuster

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You seem to hold this real disdain in your heart of Bob Chapek even though he has only been CEO a couple of months if not mistaken.
Bob Chapek became Chairman of Parks and Resorts in 2015. When WDI absorbed DCP (Disney Consumer Products), his title changed to that of Chairman of Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products. That change occured in March of 2018. Prior to his 2015 appointment to Chairman of Parks job, he ran Consumer Products.

All that to say, the man is owed a LOT of disdain and its years in the running.
 
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Goofyernmost

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Actually the unique stuff was selling. But as disposable income was spent more at the front gate, less and less of it was. So more and more of the same stuff showed up in each store. And as more and more of the stuff became the same, less and less of it sold, so prices increased. And now its a never-ending cycle. Hopefully GE will break that (Worked for Potter at Universal, which now offers different stuff depending on the store).
There is another rule in Retail and the is rate of turnover. If something doesn't sell quickly and in quantities it is just taking up valuable space where something that will sell can occupy. Everyone must remember that the minute one steps into the stores they have left the theme park and have entered a retail establishment. They exist to make money. If they want to make a museum then they should stock a place or two with unique items and not include those places in the profit/loss part of the scenario. You can't take a Dumbo Ride vehicle home with you when you leave the park because that is part of the show and not for sale. However, everything in the shops is for sale and that is the only reason for their existence. Walt and followers had outside retailers own the merchandise and the responsibility to make a profit. They needed that to pay Walt rent for the space. That is all Disney wanted at that point. They took that over themselves when the vendors left and eventually decided that they didn't want to lose money so a few could wax nostalgic. Thus they no longer try to sell them. Fantasy is the parks themselves, the stores are economic realities.
 

sgtmgd

Well-Known Member
This is going to be an all new Desert Party with all 4 park nighttime shows being simulcast on giant screens in 3D. The cost will be tiered depending on if want to watch 1, 2,3 or all 4 shows.
 

brb1006

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Seeing the sketch of Left Brain and Buzzy actually makes me wish the other characters were animated in the same style as the preshow and General Knowledge in the actual show instead of live-action. I really love the stylized look of him in that sketch.


At least the Water Engine post-show at World Of Motion was all hand drawn animated.
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
So we have two data points (speculative, of course):

1. Much of CC is gone, so it's extremely unlikely to ever reopen it again.
2. They were testing the Buzzy AA and it was in good shape.

So maybe they are thinking about the possibility of incorporating Buzzy somehow into the new WoL, even if just as a tribute, either in a completely new attraction, or just out in the main WoL area..?
 

Dunston

Well-Known Member
So we have two data points (speculative, of course):

1. Much of CC is gone, so it's extremely unlikely to ever reopen it again.
2. They were testing the Buzzy AA and it was in good shape.

So maybe they are thinking about the possibility of incorporating Buzzy somehow into the new WoL, even if just as a tribute, either in a completely new attraction, or just out in the main WoL area..?
I'd guess that they were just seeing what works and what doesn't.
 

Maeryk

Well-Known Member
IIRC, that was kinda set up with two parts ( more like The Land pavilion, than say, Energy) where there was a larger floor area with displays, and then the ride/attraction towards the back, right?

I can't imagine they haven't thought of doing a BH6 and Inside Out double bill with the pavilion.. or why they haven't done so. Both fit the concept (although I think assuming they still care about the concept in relation to the original pavilions is a bit of a stretch).
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
@marni1971 Understanding that this whole thing with WoL is still just under consideration, what timeframe are they thinking of for whatever they are going to do here? 2 years? 5 years? Further out?

Anytjing you can say on level of attraction here? A/B diversions? Solid C? A theater show? Understand if you can't say anything yet.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
I’m sure they have “thought” of everything under the sun. Between the thinking and the doing is where budgets go to die at WDW.
Exactly. We all know they likely have plans for anything and everything.

It's a matter of them actually spending the money. Anytime the floodgates open they turn around and cut cut cut. Always. It sucks. We never hear about cuts to projects elsewhere really. Anaheim isn't a lot better in this regard.

We should all really be Tokyo locals ;) they do it right. I can't wait to get there (still a few years away sadly). I may never leave LOL
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
Who says they haven’t?
No one's been saying they *have* so ... lol ;)

I've mentioned both for a long time and crickets chirp. Guess that should have been my first hint? lol

But they make sense in an IP driven Epcot. So why would they choose them? ;)

I know. We're getting a clone of Emotional Whirlwind! Woo Hoo! (I'm being sarcastic everyone, please don't take me seriously). And the Baymax whip ride. Whoo Hoo! But hey, if they were really being lazy and cheap ...
 
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