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  • [Question] Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

    that was something I was def. looking foward to, it was gonna bring the whole boardwalk into perspective, who said they cancelled it??

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    Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

    Why? Because it costs a lot (my guess, @$1M)

    Yes, it definitely would be nice and it would have helped highlight the boardwalk aspect of the "new" PP. But it would be largely be cosmetic and I think it was thought that the effect could be pulled off by other effects.

    Who? If I remember correctly, Al mentioned it in one of his updates.

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    • #3
      Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

      they decided the budget for that would have been of more use for RSR. not canceled, just moved.


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        Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

        Originally posted by nish221 View Post
        Why? Because it costs a lot (my guess, @$1M)
        The Walt Disney Company makes around $43 billion a year from ALL their sales. And how could they not afford to pay $1 million? $1 million is like chump change for them
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          Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

          RocknGuitar, we don't know where the budget was moved, we just know that it was moved. Besides, nothing is ever cancelled, just put on hold indefinitely

          My guess is that World of Color's equipment won't just rise out of the water and fix itself. Maybe, just a slight chance, that when/if they drain the pier again in some odd years, they will could add the boardwalk.

          EDIT: Firebolt, there is a $1.1 billion budget. So if the boardwalk is one million then how many animations would that pay for in Little Mermaid or Radiator Springs Racers?

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            Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

            Originally posted by RocknGuitar View Post
            they decided the budget for that would have been of more use for RSR. not canceled, just moved.
            I believe it was moved to Mermaid. The cancellation of the Sci-Fi & Dine type place's budget was used to RSR.

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              Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

              Originally posted by firebolt413 View Post
              The Walt Disney Company makes around $43 billion a year from ALL their sales. And how could they not afford to pay $1 million? $1 million is like chump change for them
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                Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                What is RSR and how does a boardwalk have to do with this?

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                  Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                  Goover, RSR is Radiator Springs Racers and they all share the same budget.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                    Change in plans.

                    Get used to it.

                    Nothing is set in stone until the foundations are poured! :lol:

                    All that chattering about the announced refurb to DCA a year ago was just that... Chattering. Some of the heated threads around here were pretty funny actually.

                    And most were for not...

                    (kind of reminds me of the now infamous plasticware thread)

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                      Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                      Originally posted by firebolt413 View Post
                      The Walt Disney Company makes around $43 billion a year from ALL their sales. And how could they not afford to pay $1 million? $1 million is like chump change for them
                      Yeah, tell that to the few dozen employees they'd have to lay off to spend that money on construction. Sorry, your kids may not eat this year, we really wanted a boardwalk!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                        Just because it was cancelled, doesn't mean its cancelled forever. It'll get done in the future, just not during this phase.

                        Besides, how long did it take for the Haunted Mansion to get open from the time it the idea was conceived? It was delayed because of bigger things along the way (ex: World's Fair). It got built eventually, right?

                        So in this case:

                        The boardwalk is to the Haunted Mansion
                        as the '64 World's Fair is to DCA's other large projects.

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                          Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                          Originally posted by Uncle Bob View Post
                          Yeah, tell that to the few dozen employees they'd have to lay off to spend that money on construction. Sorry, your kids may not eat this year, we really wanted a boardwalk!
                          Okay, so the kids of construction workers and engineers won't eat then.

                          Give me a break, Disney should just build it, a million bucks is chump change for them.

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                            Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                            Originally posted by vfire View Post
                            Okay, so the kids of construction workers and engineers won't eat then.

                            Give me a break, Disney should just build it, a million bucks is chump change for them.
                            This is how Disney sees it, if they don't build the boardwalk, no average guest will know that a boardwalk should be there. Now in the attractions, people will know where to add things.

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                              Re: Why did they cancel the boardwalk around Mickey's Wheel??

                              Originally posted by Nautilus View Post
                              Just because it was cancelled, doesn't mean its cancelled forever. It'll get done in the future, just not during this phase.

                              Besides, how long did it take for the Haunted Mansion to get open from the time it the idea was conceived? It was delayed because of bigger things along the way (ex: World's Fair). It got built eventually, right?

                              So in this case:

                              The boardwalk is to the Haunted Mansion
                              as the '64 World's Fair is to DCA's other large projects.
                              Different times, and a different project altogether.

                              Building the Fun Wheel boardwalk would require the draining of Paradise Bay -- something I'm sure Disney will want to avoid for a very long time after World of Color debuts. The next time we'd probably see the possibility of getting the boardwalk built is when there's a major World of Color refurbishment that requires the Bay to be drained.

                              My guess is that a Fun Wheel boardwalk is something we won't ever see built.


                              Originally posted by vfire View Post
                              Okay, so the kids of construction workers and engineers won't eat then.

                              Give me a break, Disney should just build it, a million bucks is chump change for them.
                              How do you know the boardwalk would even cost a million dollars?

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