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  • #21
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    We're cheap and easy.

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    • #22
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      I don't see an issue...the meet/greet area is in Fantasyland (yes the border) and will have a fantastical theme. I can stand at the "entrance" of Tomorrowland and look across the victorian style hub and see Tikis and a grass hut, the gates of a frontier fort, and a castle with mote...why would a large tea cup suddenly be a problem?

      I guess it is just not some people's cup of tea.

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      • #23
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        You're just the pot calling the kettle black.

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        • #24
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          Originally posted by Goofy Daddy View Post
          I can stand at the "entrance" of Tomorrowland and look across the victorian style hub and see Tikis and a grass hut, the gates of a frontier fort, and a castle with mote...why would a large tea cup suddenly be a problem?
          Tomorrowland is the exception and for a reason. The other lands are all contained safely behind their respective gates. Adventureland not quite as much as Fantasyland and Frontierland. But Tomorrowland stands wide open (as the future was, and is). It was a thematic choice to leave it wide open like that. But for the most part, you can't really see what's going on in the other lands until you get into them.

          And as the hub is a transitional area, seeing the gates and a brief little hint of the land is intentional, as a weenie, to draw you into that area. Some things, like the 140ft tall Matterhorn are kind of hard to hide. But Tink's meet and greet really does not go very well in the hub area. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for Tink to finally be in the park and will be lining up with the rest. I just think there are better places for it.

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          • #25
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            So, what if they rethemed Ariel's clamshell to a gigantic leaf or something? Than it still fits without looking wildly out of place(at least compared to a teapot).

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            • #26
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              We don't even know exactly how this is going to look. So I say we wait til it's actually built. LoL!

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              • #27
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                Originally posted by Luke Manning View Post
                We don't even know exactly how this is going to look. So I say we wait til it's actually built. LoL!
                Good point, this tea pot is being condemed and we dont even know its demensions. Will it really be so big that it is obvious from the hub or from TL? It is possible it will be, but we really don't know.

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                • #28
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                  My question was the how, WDI is currently responding that it will be a "Teapot". If you look at the various lands as "islands" each with their own plot of land. The teapot is on Tomorrowland's island, same as Ariel was only difference is it will be a giant teapot instead of a secluded Meet n Greet. At least that is the current plan.
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                  • #29
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                    It does sound a little strange, and they haven't had a whole lot of respect for what the hub should look like recently, so it does worry me a little, but all we can do is wait and see. It sounds like it won't necessarily be very permanent, so if it's done poorly, hopefully it won't be there too long.
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                    • #30
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                      Originally posted by techskip View Post
                      My question was the how, WDI is currently responding that it will be a "Teapot". If you look at the various lands as "islands" each with their own plot of land. The teapot is on Tomorrowland's island, same as Ariel was only difference is it will be a giant teapot instead of a secluded Meet n Greet. At least that is the current plan.
                      Ok, if you want to technically say that Ariel is in Tomorrowland, then that is your right. King Triton's Garden is there as well (or whatever that fountain area is called) and that isn't "tomorrowish" either. The way I've seen it over the years, Disneyland has moved many of their maps to however they see fit. Look at Frontierland and how it used to move all along the front of the river and then suddenly the canoes were in Critter Country?

                      But that isn't the point - the point is that this is going in a spot that is going to stick out in an odd way, according to how it is described. I'm trying to wait and pass judgement when the area opens (I know, take away my Gold membership and kick me off Micechat for such an idea). But yeah, there are better spots it could go if we want to take that route of thinking.

                      I like the suggestion of putting it in where the Hat shop currently is in Fantasyland - it's closer to Peter Pan, if that matters. I also think there is real estate that wouldn't cause traffic problems to put it up near the Princess Fantasy Faire. Over where the snack/souvenir cart is (across from Village Haus) at the base of the skyway station is another spot that could be utilized better. What would be neat is to create a maze-like pathway and as you walk into it, things begin to change and get larger so you feel smaller. Then, when you come upon Tink's Tea kettle, it won't seem so odd and out of place.
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                      • #31
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                        I wouldn't want the Mad Hatter to go, but the other locations would work. I don't think it's a bad location necessarily, if they do it right. I just agree that a giant Tea Kettle visible from the hub would not be good. To me the location could work though because she is so associated with the castle and fireworks that there is some logic to the location.
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                        • #32
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                          I'm not big on taking out any store, more or less just using space that is really not being utilized. That whole right side of the parade route is empty 3/4 of the day... yet they feel the need to uproot Ariel and toss in Tink... really doesn't make a lot of sense. Plus the added fact of not being able to meet a mermaid at the Magic Kingdom... I am all for a Tink meet n greet... just think there could be a better placement. The Ariel one is well hidden, very popular, and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Let's hope that somehow Tink can do the same.
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                          • #33
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                            The interesting element to this is whether it will be Tink all day or if they're going to swap her out. In short, I don't think her friends will be very popular initially since they're not well known yet. I can see problems if they switch them out from time to time since some people could spend all this time in line and then get some random character they've never heard of.

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                            • #34
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                              All the reason having a larger area could be better. They could do it more like how they do Pooh & Friends in Critter Country - so you have other fairy friends to meet while you are in line for Tink. After the movie comes out, I imagine that some girls (kids?) would have a different favorite. When the book series came out, my daughter - who has been "Tink" in our house practically since birth - became a huge fan of Beck, the animal talent fairy. So, she might really like to meet Fawn when she sees the movie. (don't get me started on the whole "why did they change the characters they spent 3 years creating an audience for with the books argument...my daughter is 10 now and she is very unhappy about not having Beck in the movie...)
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                              • #35
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                                Although the front of the building this teapot is going to be attached to is in tommorowland, and despite what the maps say...due to theme I have never concidered the tritons garden or Ariel grotto as part of TL. At the most it is a "transitional area" but really, due to its theme and the fact that it faces the FL walkway, restroom, and Alice ride I have always concidered it FL. It is a case of Disney "anexing" some territory from one land to another, a long time ago.

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                                • #36
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                                  I guess I am totally out of the loop... what does Tink have to do with teapots? Am I correct to assume she lives in one in the new fairy movie?


                                  I see how Tink fits with the castle, she does after all sprinkle her pixie dust on it in the intro to Disney shows, but do agree that the meet and greet location would probably fit better with the theme behind the castle in Fantasyland. The abandoned skyway station would be an excellent location and put it to good use. I like your idea, tinkermonkey, of designing the queue line so that you feel like you have shrunk to Tink's size by the time you actually meet up with her.
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                                  • #37
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                                    I HATE HATE HATE that they made that motorboat spot, my favorite place to eat a sack lunch, into a cancer pit. I guess I will have to eat at the hungry bear instead, my second favorite place to kick back and rest. (love the bathrooms)
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                                    • #38
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                                      Originally posted by Leofoenget View Post
                                      I HATE HATE HATE that they made that motorboat spot, my favorite place to eat a sack lunch, into a cancer pit. I guess I will have to eat at the hungry bear instead, my second favorite place to kick back and rest. (love the bathrooms)
                                      I will keep my personal feelings towards this habit out of this comment and simply say that the decision was the "lesser of two evils" IMHO. I feel it is a better location then the Tomorrowland Train Station Exit. The lagoon was both peaceful and remote. But it's location was not formally being utilized as it had previously been expected to and it's remoteness was seen as an added benefit to those in TDA needing to transplant a smoking section.
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                                      • #39
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                                        Originally posted by techskip View Post
                                        I will keep my personal feelings towards this habit out of this comment and simply say that the decision was the "lesser of two evils" IMHO. I feel it is a better location then the Tomorrowland Train Station Exit. The lagoon was both peaceful and remote. But it's location was not formally being utilized as it had previously been expected to and it's remoteness was seen as an added benefit to those in TDA needing to transplant a smoking section.
                                        I guess if I were a smoker, I could see it as being a logical location. Not being a smoker, I do not like it because I will miss the central location to take a break. Hungry Bear is actually better because of the bathrooms, but it's at the other end of the park. Oh well.

                                        As an aside, on my next trip, I will be traveling with a smoker so I guess I will get to use it, hack hack hack
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                                        • #40
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                                          The real question becomes, if this is in fact a temporary solution then where would the permanent one be placed? And if this is in fact a permanent solution then how well can it be hidden? I was in Ariel's yesterday, and part of the "magic" is that the clam shell is below the rocks. From a distance all you see is a treeline and rocks which maintains the integrity of both Matterhorn and Tomorrowland. I suppose they could make a teapot rock formation, but anything large enough to walk in would likely be highly visible above the treeline.
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