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    Hi,

    First post... Dont know if this is the right spot or not but figured Id jump in.

    I have been living a short distance from Disneyland my entire life. My dad used to clean up Disneyland in high school and would say hello to Walt as he rode his bike every morning. With my Dad being rooted with Disney from the start along with his attention to detail (haunted with that) he would always point out what made the park perfect in so far as design goes.

    Ill get to my point...

    After riding Poo, Buzz Light Year and Monsters Inc. I noticed one thing they all had in common... They all follow a basic path from "room" to "room". Monsters Inc is the worst offender. Its a subdevided warehouse psace that follows a ground level route.

    On the old rides like Haunted Mansion, Pirates Alice in wonderland, etc... Theres height fluctuation to the path your on. I think this adds a little detail that makes you feel like there was effort put into the ride. We can identify all the other details lost, but I think that this simple construction enhancement would add so much more to the rides.

    Agree?

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    Originally posted by jeeto View Post
    Agree?
    Agreed.

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      Welcome to Micechat!

      Honestly I don't have an opinion on this subject but wanted to welcome you!

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      • #4
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        Also agreed. Welcome to the site.

        Nice way to make a first post.

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          Originally posted by MasterGracey View Post
          Agreed.
          I agree with MasterGracey and the OP.

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            Sure but classics like Mr Toad, Pinnochio, now White all follow that kind of room to room as well. Perhaps a bit more creatively but it's still the same thing.

            I think there's room for many types of rides in the parks.

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            • #7
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              I like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland better than the other Fantasyland rides precisely because they whirl around more and don't seem to follow the standard room-to-room configuration found at seaside haunted-shack-type dark rides.

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              • #8
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                The problem with newer attractions is that they're dictated by what's popular and controlled by strict (and often times, cut) budgets.

                Little touches that get riders into the ride like the giant cage in Pinocchio, or the feeling of the train tracks on the floor in Mr Toad's Wild Ride, or the immersive caves and grottoes of Pirates of the Caribbean are lost because the point of adding a new ride is to bank on established properties' popularity. And it seems the thinking is that if the property is already popular, the effort and quality for the attraction isn't entirely necessary because all that matters are the DVD and plush sales at the exit shop.

                It's sad - and it seems that rumors of recent attractions like the Ratatouille, Little Mermaid, and Cars attractions at DCA aren't going to make the effort to change this way of thinking. None of these rides will use innovative ride system technologies in order to deliver the attraction's story appropriately, and all of them will just be banking on the success of the films so that the rides are a success.

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                • #9
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                  Thanks all!

                  Maybe it costs more but the elevation fluctuation is just a little detail I think they ought to think about when they create new rides. Trips your mind out a little taking you away from the elevation you were at when you entered the ride.

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                  • #10
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                    MasterGracey - agreed....

                    Maybe John Lasseter could help out with the quick buck idea. Who knows how it will all really pan out and if he will catch the details that make the experiences in past work so well.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New rides

                      Great first post. Welcome to Micechat!

                      I never really thought about this and you are absolutely right! One of the main reasons our pirates is way better than WDW's (oh oh. I think I opened a can of worms there...)

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                        Re: New rides

                        Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
                        Sure but classics like Mr Toad, Pinnochio, now White all follow that kind of room to room as well. Perhaps a bit more creatively but it's still the same thing.

                        I think there's room for many types of rides in the parks.

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                        Yet, even still, classics like Toad, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, and Alice all offer completely immersive experiences. Touches like the giant cage from Pinocchio, or the feeling of going over the train tracks in Toad, or the heat in Toad's hell, or the floating stars all around you in Peter Pan's Flight.... you just don't get those kinds of all-around immersive feelings in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh or Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters..

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