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    Cars Land: Dates to save and AP Magic Mornings, Matterhorn height change, More... Discuss it here...

    DIRECT ARTICLE LINK: Final Laps - MiceAge.com
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    Great article. Thank you! Christmas in Cars Land and Buena Vista Street makes good sense in my mind, and I'm sure will be done quite tastefully.

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      Great Article Al - While I'm sad to see the height requirement go up on Matterhorn, I know I'll feel safer with my daughter having to be taller since she will have to sit alone. It wasn't one of her favorite attractions anyway.

      As for all the Christmas Decorations at DCA, I can't wait to see what they do!!

      The AP system for getting them into CarsLand early is genious!
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      • #4
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        Re: 42" height requirement for The Matterhorn

        As if I didn't have enough to dislike about the new ride vehicles.... This is a travesty.
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        • #5
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          This is probably just a nitpick, but I thought the Blue Sky Cellar was primarily for the CA Adventure, not necessarily for the entire resort.
          My top favorite Disneyland attractions:

          1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
          2. Pirates of the Caribbean
          3. Splash Mountain
          4. Mad Tea Party
          5. Peter Pan's Flight
          6. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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            The Luigi’s Flying Tires wasn't going to have music? That was a huge omission. I'm glad they decided to fix it before too late.

            It's funny how the CM's were asked to test the ride and felt they would be written up at the same time. This is very very strange. This is a failure of communication. Why would anyone be reprimanded for doing what they were asked to do? If they truly felt this way, wouldn't they prefer to be sit it out?

            No news on the cars ride. No hints? Hit or Bust?

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              I refuse to believe that beach balls are a permanent addition to Luigi's.

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                I don't know, I still see Carsland as being a bit of a bust, ultimately. The flying saucers' line will be insane. And it just seems that the show building for Radiator Springs Racers is extremely small. I just don't see much happrning in there, and the ride being quite short, in general.

                Similar to Journey to the Center of the Earth. I love that ride, but it's quite short. And I don't see RSR having the unique theming that Journey has to save it. It's short, but very cool. RSR seems to be short, and sorta cool. Yeah, we haven't seen the interior, but I've read descriptions, and going through a Cars-themed Test Track for 30 seconds won't make this ride a legendary E-ticket.

                I've always felt Lassiter's one flaw is his undying devotion to the Cars franchise. The two worst Pixar films, one by a long shot, are the source for an insanely expensive theme park land? I just don't see it.

                -Jason

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                  Originally posted by brenden View Post
                  I refuse to believe that beach balls are a permanent addition to Luigi's.
                  Well it shows they continue to experiment.. and there must be a reason to do so.

                  I like the idea of Magic Mornings for DCA.. should help the hotels a bunch and the idea of temporary AP mornings sounds like a great way to help diffuse crowds. Now lets just hope one of those days is a weekend so the moaning can be avoided

                  ---------- Post added 04-03-2012 at 02:13 PM ----------

                  Originally posted by Rastuso View Post
                  Similar to Journey to the Center of the Earth. I love that ride, but it's quite short. And I don't see RSR having the unique theming that Journey has to save it. It's short, but very cool. RSR seems to be short, and sorta cool. Yeah, we haven't seen the interior, but I've read descriptions, and going through a Cars-themed Test Track for 30 seconds won't make this ride a legendary E-ticket.
                  -Jason
                  No, we have seen the interior and its quite nice (tho it is all set in an evening setting). The scale, the characters, the scenes... all should be very well accepted.

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                    Originally posted by Rastuso View Post
                    I don't know, I still see Carsland as being a bit of a bust, ultimately. The flying saucers' line will be insane. And it just seems that the show building for Radiator Springs Racers is extremely small. I just don't see much happrning in there, and the ride being quite short, in general.

                    Similar to Journey to the Center of the Earth. I love that ride, but it's quite short. And I don't see RSR having the unique theming that Journey has to save it. It's short, but very cool. RSR seems to be short, and sorta cool. Yeah, we haven't seen the interior, but I've read descriptions, and going through a Cars-themed Test Track for 30 seconds won't make this ride a legendary E-ticket.

                    I've always felt Lassiter's one flaw is his undying devotion to the Cars franchise. The two worst Pixar films, one by a long shot, are the source for an insanely expensive theme park land? I just don't see it.

                    -Jason
                    Well said. There are a lot of people who don't see it. What remains to be seen is if the insane hype Disney will be heaping on this monument to marketeering helps it or hurts it.



                    Originally posted by brenden View Post
                    I refuse to believe that beach balls are a permanent addition to Luigi's.
                    Only until they add the jugglers.
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                    • #11
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                      If they can fit the beach balls - maybe done up as overinflated tires - into Luigi's, that will make it more dynamic and, likely, more fun. Of course, the balls will disappear the first time someone gets a ball to the face and complains about an 'injury'.

                      I was hoping that they'd really start decorating DCA for the holidays. I can imagine a big Christmas tree, decked out with neon decorations, in Carsland, and maybe Red wearing an XXXL Santa's hat. BVS should look very classy decked out in colored bulbs, with wreaths on the doors and garlands hung on the trees. I can't wait to see it all.

                      ---------- Post added 04-03-2012 at 11:27 AM ----------

                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                      Well said. There are a lot of people who don't see it. What remains to be seen is if the insane hype Disney will be heaping on this monument to marketeering helps it or hurts it.
                      While some discriminating ride connoisseurs (which many of us around here are) will find fault with RSR, or view it as lackluster, I'd bet a large sum of money that it will be a huge hit and continue to be very popular for a long time. It has to be a much better attraction than FNSV, and that still regularly has significant wait times. The queue will add to its appeal, as guest will be able to watch the cars race by (they will seem to be going faster than they really are) overhead or next to the queue. The story elements in the queue will also make it more fun.
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                        I'd kind of like for DCA to bring out Spectro Magic for the holidays this year. Would be a way for them to see if people in the area respond to a different nighttime parade than the old Electrical parade. There's plenty of night time hours in the wintertime for both the parade and World of Color to run comfortably.
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                          Beach balls = lame.
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                            Originally posted by BigThunder View Post
                            Beach balls = lame.
                            Why? In videos of the comparable, old flying saucers ride, they had beach balls bouncing around on the ride surface, and riders seemed to enjoy knocking them around.
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                              Originally posted by BiggestDisneyFan View Post
                              While some discriminating ride connoisseurs (which many of us around here are) will find fault with RSR, or view it as lackluster, I'd bet a large sum of money that it will be a huge hit and continue to be very popular for a long time. It has to be a much better attraction than FNSV, and that still regularly has significant wait times. The queue will add to its appeal, as guest will be able to watch the cars race by (they will seem to be going faster than they really are) overhead or next to the queue. The story elements in the queue will also make it more fun.

                              Nemo has a long line because of the painfully slow submarine loading, about half the hourly capacity of RSR. Plus, you get a long ride for your wait, not a 3 minute, ride that is mostly a "thrilling" 35 mph ride in a convertible through fake rocks.

                              If you are already pointing to the queue as a reason the ride will be a huge favorite, that doesn't bode well. Sure, it will have hoards this summer, but I then see it having less of a line that Tower and Screamin and Toy Story. And Toy Story is a Solid D-ticket ride.

                              I really think RSR is a plussed D-ticket with an E-ticket budget.

                              -Jason

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