I want a rollercoaster in The Millionare Building!
or maybe a very nice Dark Ride
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02-03-2007 09:33 AM #1171
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02-03-2007 09:35 AM #1172
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Hey simba, i really enjoyed your read!
And you make a very good point that i hadn't visited. This ride that they are building is a family attraction, and when i compared it to other attractions around, they all have a character-based storyline. So it's not really all that surprising that Toy Story was pulled into this design. And you're right, the toys do mirror the midway games pretty well.
But i think its my own selfishness that tells me to keep the Disney out of a Disney park, haha. When DCA opened, it was a park that had little-to-no character influence involved. Its kindof what draws me to it. I enjoy sitting in a park Disney built without being in a Disney park (you know what i mean?). However, thats just personal bias getting in the way of reason.
If DCA is to become the park it was built to be, the family aspect can't be forgotten - and one of the ways to do it is through character-based storylines. I'll never really embrace them (maybe when i have kids someday) - but they're not going to go away, so i might as well accept em and enjoy em.
Oh and ismael - i had no idea there were attractions in the works for those films. thanks for clarifying!
02-03-2007 09:56 AM #1173
The world of attractions has changed significantly since the days of POTC and other parks are producing rides as advanced as anything Disney has. I just don't think Disney can make new WOW attractions with new technology as easily as they did in the past. People are so jaded now about technology.
So Disney has story. That's their competitive edge. That's their technology that sets their attractions apart. It's what connects people to the attraction to guarantee a return on the investment.
Yes it is hard. It's even harder when you lack leadership at the top. Hopefully Jobs and Co. will change the myopic leadership style.
02-03-2007 09:59 AM #1174All the colors of the rainbow glisten in the distinctive Candle Shop on Main Street.
02-03-2007 10:11 AM #1175
02-03-2007 10:27 AM #1176
We dont know that.
I bet you things are proposed like that all the time. But just shot down by disney execs.All the colors of the rainbow glisten in the distinctive Candle Shop on Main Street.
02-03-2007 01:00 PM #1177
Thrill attractions like TOT aren't usually tied to characters because they cater to an older audience. New themes and ideas are cool, but Most people don't understand them. Think of Indy, if it was just "Temple of the Forbidden Eye", alot of pople wouldn't understand the storyline. Kids and families alike need characters and such from their favorite Disney movies to relate to.It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney
02-03-2007 05:08 PM #1178
I find that hard to beleive. Do people get confused on HM? Do......did people get confused on pirates? Did people get confused on the old Submarine Voyage? Nope......... The name Indiana Jones could have easily been worked around and people would have still ridden it massivly like they do.All the colors of the rainbow glisten in the distinctive Candle Shop on Main Street.
02-03-2007 08:43 PM #1179
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I say we can "bash" about Pixar attractions and WDI "losing" there focus after the attraction opens.
NO one knows how well this ride will do reguard less if Pixar characters are inside or not. The fact is that this attraction is well on its way in w/ Toy Story on board and will be a very welcome addition to DCA roster of attactions and will also add what DCA was missing at its opening. What was it "Disney", Pixar is now Disney and will stay Disney. The very last thing DCA would need is a brand new attraction that fails like Super Star Limo or Rocket Rods.
Im done ranting now
dirt pictures are so exciting-
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02-03-2007 09:09 PM #1180
POTC is obviously a feast for the eyes and ears and I think the crowning achievement of it's era. An era long gone apparently. The story it tells is chronological because Walt wanted to tell a story. He did it so well it became a movie.
Submarines weren't confusing but many of use felt there was an implicit connection to 20,000 Leagues. Obviously WDW's was explicitly connected to 20,000 Leagues.
Indiana Jones would not have existed without the movies. It took the creative talent from outside Disney to provide the story and inspiration. And then the marketing captured all of our attention because we loved the movies. It's not that it wouldn't have been fun without the movie tie-in, but I think it owes it's existance to the movies. The boulder scene alone.
What's the story behind BTMR? A casual guest has no clue. Oh a roller coaster mine train thing. It's a roller coaster! That is the draw. The theme keeps it interesting and repeatable. The thrill sells it. The thrill sells all of the coasters and TOT for that matter.
Instead of inventing ridiculous back stories that only Disney Geeks get, they are now using movies to help tell the story and connect everyone. Makes sense to me.
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