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  • [Question] What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

    Of all current attractions at Disneyland and DCA, which ones would you object to if they didn't already exist and WDI came out with a plan to build them? I know this if tough because many are so classic that Disneyland wouldn't be the same without them, even if they're not considered top-notch today.

    Matterhorn? "We're going to build a replica of a famous mountain and run a rollercoaster through it"

    Haunted Mansion? "We're going to build a haunted house where ghosts pop out from behind gravestones and you hear knocking on doors"

    IASW? "A slow boat ride with singing dolls"


    Note: I wouldn't object of any of these, I just wanted to post examples of iconic attractions.
    Last edited by Mojave; 05-31-2009, 02:26 PM.

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    Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

    It's funny you bring this up because it seems like almost any new ride WDI comes up with the people seem to just want to point out things they don't like about them.

    Could you see it now if BTMRR was being built. The story would go something like this:

    Disney new wild west roller coaster know as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is being objected to by PETA which has learned of Disney's careless actions of showing children how to harm animals. PETA spokesman states, "We have learned that Disney's is going to have a goat chewing on dynamite in one of the scenes. We are gearing up now to field the calls when children start blowing up their family pets."
    I agree with you, you can pick out things on any ride. Song of the South has never (I think) been released in the US, however they built Splash Mountain loosely based on this movie. Argue it one way or the other, someone will not like it.

    And Fantasyland can be compared to the Pixar thing now. Pixar is invading Disneyland and they aren't Disney. Really they aren't? Many of Walt's original movies weren't his original ideas, he just made the stories into movies. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against the Fantasyland rides, I'm just pointing out what people are complaining about today.

    My kids are growing up with Nemo and Pooh, and they love (or at least like) them. If they are still around when my kids have kids they'll take their kids on them and by then Disneyland won't be the same to either of them with these attractions.
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    • #3
      Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

      Just wanted to add that by "object", I don't necessarily mean find fault with on moral or other grounds, merely that you wouldn't like the idea or think something better should be built, etc.

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      • #4
        Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

        I think many of the classic attractions would get criticized. Probably many of the Fantasyland Rides. Not just because they don’t feature original charters and story lines, which seems to be a major argument against newer attractions, but also because they wouldn’t have a cutting edge ride system or advanced Audio Animatronics. I seem to remember reading a lot of criticism when Monsters inc. opened up in DCA. “it’s slow.” “the figures don’t have much motion.”
        Peter Pan is slow and in all of the Fantasyland attractions the figures have hardly any motion. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride features flats.

        Space Mt. would be criticized for just being a rollercoaster.

        I’m not saying I would criticize any of them until I got to experience it first hand.
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        • #5
          Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

          All the Fantasyland attractions would be rejected by Micechat.

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          • #6
            Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

            I wrote my response to this thread before I read Padraic’s “fantasyland problem” thread, but it would seem we are making the same point.
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            • #7
              Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

              I think a lot of us would reject Pirates of the Caribbean, because if it was made now, it would be completely based of the movies.

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              • #8
                Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                Autopia, a smelly and uncomfortable ride with the absurd "theme" that driving on the freeway is somehow futuristic.

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                • #9
                  Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                  Originally posted by Noski View Post
                  I think a lot of us would reject Pirates of the Caribbean, because if it was made now, it would be completely based of the movies.
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                  • #10
                    Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                    Yeah, I think we're making very similar points. I agree that Fantasyland in general would be rejected by hardcore Disney fans if it were built today.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                      Originally posted by Padriac View Post
                      ...I agree that Fantasyland in general would be rejected by hardcore Disney fans if it were built today.
                      This is a shame. When Disneyland opened Fantasyland had perhaps the best attractions in the park and many of them are still loved.

                      If WDI took Mr. Toad and some how put it in DCA we would read endless posts about how the bottom line is affecting the overall guest experience.

                      Don't get me wrong I love Mr. Toad but I love it for 100% sentimental reasons. If tomorrow it was announced that Toad was closing and being replaced with something better, I would be all for it. Unfortunately it seems for many fans nothing will be as good as there memories of an old attraction.
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                      • #12
                        Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                        Originally posted by yensid1987 View Post
                        Unfortunately it seems for many fans nothing will be as good as there memories of an old attraction.
                        Every old, well-loved attraction started out new. If Disney continually produces output that is more and more impressively enjoyable, most people won't have much to complain about.

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                          Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                          Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                          Every old, well-loved attraction started out new. If Disney continually produces output that is more and more impressively enjoyable, most people won't have much to complain about.
                          I suppose your right, but how many people do you know who still listen to the music they listened to when they were a teenager because it's "better".
                          I'm not saying your wrong, I'm saying we could both be right.
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                          • #14
                            Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                            I suppose it's true that people do tend to get attached to their "first loves" when it comes to theme parks, music, and so forth. But the best way to counter that is to keep upping the ante, year after year!

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                            • #15
                              Re: What existing attractions would you object to if they were added today?

                              I'd vigorously object to Innoventions.
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