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  • New scene in Autopia

    Don`t know if this has been posted already ;
    Permit #: BLD2016-05431 Address: 1313 S HARBOR BLVD 8800 (Autopia)
    Issued: 12/6/2016 Contractor:
    Census: 437 Phone #:
    Parcel #: 08219019 Type Of Work: Tenant Improvement
    Valuation: $1,500,000.00 Description: Disneyland - Tomorrowland - Autopia Show Set Installation - Tenant Improvement: Install (4) new themed props for camp ground scenes; (3) the steel post faux tree, (1) steel water tower with 4 concrete footings, ATV vehicle. with 2 footings. REF:SGN20

  • #2
    Hmm. I don't know what they are doing that costs 1.5 million dollars, so it seems like it's going to be a really big improvement. I would love seeing new show scenes in Autopia!
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    • #3
      I wonder if any of this stuff will be visible from the train. We were discussing that they should do some other improvements around the train while it's closed. This is one of the areas that could use some improvement. Either way it's cool that they're doing anything to improve Autopia.
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      • #4
        How would a few props add up to $1.5 million? Are they really that expensive?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by baroquehoedown View Post
          How would a few props add up to $1.5 million? Are they really that expensive?
          I would think subcontracting for all the construction, landscaping elements and such adds up pretty quick. Then add on top of that props (including a water tower?!) and final enhancements (electrical, flora). But I agree, $1.5 mil seems awfully high. Unlesss they're just inflating the number for...insurance purposes? Perhaps the permit is written or assigned differently depending on valued cost for the install. If their total cost exceeds their prediction, there might be a fine...? I have NO expertise in this field, I'm just shooting in the dark here.

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          • #6
            Nice! Great find.

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            • #7
              This is kind of cool to hear! I'm glad they are still planning on keeping Autopia.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by baroquehoedown View Post
                How would a few props add up to $1.5 million? Are they really that expensive?
                When you're talking about construction it's crazy how quickly it can add up. It really doesn't have to be a huge project to add up to that pretty quickly.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kablary View Post

                  I would think subcontracting for all the construction, landscaping elements and such adds up pretty quick. Then add on top of that props (including a water tower?!) and final enhancements (electrical, flora). But I agree, $1.5 mil seems awfully high. Unlesss they're just inflating the number for...insurance purposes? Perhaps the permit is written or assigned differently depending on valued cost for the install. If their total cost exceeds their prediction, there might be a fine...? I have NO expertise in this field, I'm just shooting in the dark here.
                  There wouldn't be any fines, but the City bases it's fees on the cost of construction, so if the estimates were wrong they might owe additional permit and plan check fees later on. Not really a big deal, it would probably only be a couple thousand more tops. The estimate is likely pretty close to the expected costs.
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                  • #10
                    Lol

                    1.5 million for some props...what a joke. No wonder tickets cost soo much


                    Though I would love it if those backstage area's are getting some love and the whole Train ride has some interesting story to tell you
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by baroquehoedown View Post
                      How would a few props add up to $1.5 million? Are they really that expensive?
                      Remember, they're actually building this stuff on top of the Submarine show building. I can imagine that construction for that isn't as simple as simply plopping some props on regular dirt.

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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          I sure wish they could make the cars not spew so much exhaust with that money, can't even pass by without coughing a bit. But hey, atleast you get to drive by tents.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by baroquehoedown View Post
                            How would a few props add up to $1.5 million? Are they really that expensive?
                            Thats exactly what I was thinking...if thats the case why not use those monies towards an attraction that doesnt suck

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                            • #15

                              Found this on Twitter. Anyone have any more pictures of what was added?

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                              • #16
                                The metal water tower sounds interesting. I wonder if this will be used by the Railroad since there currently isn't a water tower near Tomorrowland Station for it to take on water. There's a hose there that they can use to fill up, but a water tower would add much more theming. If this is a functional tower used for this purpose, then I totally think its worth the 1.5M.

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                                • #17
                                  With Hong Kong closing Autopia, Disney has a fleet of electric cars sitting around, makes so much sense to bring them here.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by DarthBrett78 View Post
                                    This is kind of cool to hear! I'm glad they are still planning on keeping Autopia.
                                    Me too. Autopia needs some more love, it gets beaten around too often. There's a lot of potential for that ride and it has an amazing history at Disneyland!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Rob F View Post
                                      The metal water tower sounds interesting. I wonder if this will be used by the Railroad since there currently isn't a water tower near Tomorrowland Station for it to take on water. There's a hose there that they can use to fill up, but a water tower would add much more theming. If this is a functional tower used for this purpose, then I totally think its worth the 1.5M.
                                      I don't think so, there's no need for the engines to take on water at Tomorrowland as they have plenty of capacity to only take on water at New Orleans Square every 2 or 3 trips. I imagine this water tower is just a set piece for Autopia.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by RPaul View Post
                                        Found this on Twitter. Anyone have any more pictures of what was added?

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                                        Honda, the sponsor, is on the cusp of releasing a low cost(for the aviation world it is, but still about $1,000,000) business jet. Me thinks they just want to add this out here as product advertisement
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