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  • Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years!

    What things do you think Imagineering has done right, at the Disneyland Resort, in the past ten years. So let's see your list. And these don't all have to be major things.

    Refurbishing and retaining most of the original Tiki Room Show
    Making the Tiki Room Entrance more noticable
    Bringing back the Electrical Parade
    Reopening the Submarine Voyage
    Soarin' Over California ride vehicle, movie, and music.
    Animation Lobby with the various scenes of the different animated movie along with the special lighting.
    Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks
    Christmas Fireworks show followed by "Snow"
    Haunted Mansion Holiday
    Talk to Stitch in Innoventions
    Gold Vehicles for the 50th
    Cast Members lining the street on July 17, 2005
    The Gold Mouse ears on July 17th 2005
    The new scenes to the Haunted Mansion
    Adding Captain Jack Sparrow and the score for the movie to a couple scenes in Pirates, and the larger "cannonball" splashes.
    Painting the facade of Small World to the original white and gold
    The removal of some of the Boardwalk Games.
    Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
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    Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

    Don't forget the restoration of general maintenance standards. The fact that the park looks great right now and even that pales in comparison to how it looked during the 50th is pretty impressive, especially considering how it looked during the Heart of Darkness. I mean, the Pressler Era.

    And don't forget Space Mountain coming back with a vengeance! I deeply grieve the absence of the FX-1 (the orange geodesic satellite), but other than that, I think the post-2005 version is a definite improvement. Still room for plussing, but it's a great attraction.

    Adding Captain Jack Sparrow and the score for the movie to a couple scenes in Pirates, and the larger "cannonball" splashes.
    Well, I'd only count the last of those as something they did right, but that's just me.

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    • #3
      Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

      Hear, hear!!

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      • #4
        Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

        These will be individual lists, no one will agree on other lists completely, so please just list your favorites, and don't knock anyones favorites. This will NOT be an all encompassed agreed on list. These are YOUR PERSONAL favorites. If there are some things you don't agree with on other personal lists, just don't include them in your own list. Only list things you like. Don't mention things you don't like (you can start a different thread for for that, if you like ) Thanks!

        Oh, feel free to add additional items that you like, but forgot to include.
        Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
        An Adventurers It's Time to Put the Spotlight Back on Bring Back the REAL Disney Gallery
        Life for Me! ~ ~ ~ Melvin, Buff, and Max!!! ~~~~ Dump the Dream Suite!
        Meese-ka Moose-ka Mice-Chatter!

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        • #5
          Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

          Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
          What things do you think Imagineering has done right, at the Disneyland Resort, in the past ten years. So let's see your list. And these don't all have to be major things.

          Refurbishing and retaining most of the original Tiki Room Show
          Making the Tiki Room Entrance more noticable
          Bringing back the Electrical Parade
          Reopening the Submarine Voyage
          Soarin' Over California ride vehicle, movie, and music.
          Animation Lobby with the various scenes of the different animated movie along with the special lighting.
          Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks
          Christmas Fireworks show followed by "Snow"
          Haunted Mansion Holiday
          Talk to Stitch in Innoventions
          Gold Vehicles for the 50th
          Cast Members lining the street on July 17, 2005
          The Gold Mouse ears on July 17th 2005
          The new scenes to the Haunted Mansion
          Adding Captain Jack Sparrow and the score for the movie to a couple scenes in Pirates, and the larger "cannonball" splashes.
          Painting the facade of Small World to the original white and gold
          The removal of some of the Boardwalk Games.

          To be fair, not all of these were from WDI. Fireworks, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Parades, general upkeep of the park, these are all other departments that have filled in these shoes.

          So if you want to make it an overall "Things done right in the last decade at the Disneyland Resort", then you can include them.


          And what is disappointing for me is that the 50th Anniversary Fireworks WAS indeed the greatest thing in the last 10 years.

          Followed by Haunted Mansion Holiday and improvements to Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise in general.

          I also love what they have done with the Enchanted Tiki Room. It looks gorgeous and I love just being there.


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          • #6
            Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

            This thread made me feel old, because my first thought was Indy, but...more than 10 years! Ack!
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            • #7
              Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

              Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
              What things do you think Imagineering has done right, at the Disneyland Resort, in the past ten years. So let's see your list. And these don't all have to be major things.

              Refurbishing and retaining most of the original Tiki Room Show
              Making the Tiki Room Entrance more noticable
              Bringing back the Electrical Parade
              Reopening the Submarine Voyage
              Soarin' Over California ride vehicle, movie, and music.
              Animation Lobby with the various scenes of the different animated movie along with the special lighting.
              Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks
              Christmas Fireworks show followed by "Snow"
              Haunted Mansion Holiday
              Talk to Stitch in Innoventions
              Gold Vehicles for the 50th
              Cast Members lining the street on July 17, 2005
              The Gold Mouse ears on July 17th 2005
              The new scenes to the Haunted Mansion
              Adding Captain Jack Sparrow and the score for the movie to a couple scenes in Pirates, and the larger "cannonball" splashes.
              Painting the facade of Small World to the original white and gold
              The removal of some of the Boardwalk Games.
              I agree with everything on this list and to add a few:

              The addition of the paranahs in the Jungle Cruise
              The new Haunted Mansion attic scene (love the disappearing heads )
              Buzz Lightyear
              Pirates Lair and the new life it brought to an otherwise dead area
              This year's Christmas Castle
              The general increase every year of Christmas decorations

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              • #8
                Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                Refurbished Tiki Room and lanai.
                Submarine Voyage return.
                small world facade paint restoration.
                Nice frilly grate inside Snow White's Wishing Well.
                Space Mountain white again.
                Space Mountain restoration.
                Casa DelZocalo facade.
                Tomorrowland Terrace stage top fix.
                Tomorrowland partial paint job.
                ASIMO demonstration.
                Talk with Crush.
                One Man's Dream (with Julie, sans Eisner).
                Jedi Academy.
                Fireworks spectaculars.

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                • #9
                  Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                  Frankly, these lists point to just how much Disney has been resting on its laurels since 1994.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                    Restored Tiki Room
                    Submarine Voyage returned, even with a Nemo addition
                    It's A Small World's awesome paint job
                    Hollywood Pictures Backlot placemaking
                    Turning Space Mountain white again
                    The awesome Space Mountain refurb
                    The awesome Jungle Cruise refurb
                    The awesome Mansion refurb
                    Buzz Lightyear replacing empty unused space in tomorrowland
                    Remember, Dreams Come True
                    The animation lobby

                    Notice that all of this was Ouimet (except the Animation Lobby)? Hear that Ed and Jay?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                      When did Casa Del Zocalo and the white & gold paint job for Small World come around? I can't recall when those changes happened.

                      -Projections on Small World for fireworks as an alternative to watching it from the hub.

                      Thanks for starting this thread! I feel there's way too much negative energy on micechat.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                        the Small World repaint happened after the Holiday overlay was removed in 2005. It was for the 50th.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                          If I might be a little more specific:

                          The 2nd lift on Space Mountain - gives me vertigo!
                          The piranha effect in Jungle Cruise (previously mentioned)
                          Certainly all of FNSV
                          Adding a locomotive and honoring Ward Kimball by naming it for him
                          Tom Morrow

                          Finally: Doing their best to keep the faith through a tough decade with the specter of down-sizing, out-sourcing, and silly corporate synergy looming over their every day.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                            I've thought of starting this type of thread, although in my mind I was only considering the post-Pressler era. I don't think I've seen the Autopia upgrade, MInc or ToT mentioned, but agree with most everything else. Can't think of any real duds except for Pooh, which preceeded CM Matt, and the rockin' SM thing that was temporary, so, no harm, no foul. Well, Bugs land leaves me lacking, but I've mainly thought in DL terms here.

                            So, for the most part, I'm seeing a lot of positive creativity in the last few years. Of course, some will never have the constitution to be able to differentiate between something done well and something that they don't personally like. In other words, a vegan might find it hard to acknowledge that a steak can taste great.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Things Imagineering has done right at the Disneyland Resort in the past ten years

                              Soaring! I actually dont love or hate this ride but i do no that it is the one and only few masterpieces that has come out of DCA

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