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  • Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

    I usually post a new article each Friday. However, the news here at Walt Disney World—or, more accurately, here at the FORMER Walt Disney World—is so big that I had to post it immediately.
    Please discuss it here.
    Werner Weiss
    Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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    Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

    Originally posted by Werner Weiss View Post
    I usually post a new article each Friday. However, the news here at Walt Disney World—or, more accurately, here at the FORMER Walt Disney World—is so big that I had to post it immediately.
    Please discuss it here.
    To be honest I think they blew it by calling all the different parks by the same name.
    Does that mean you can now get in for only one price????
    OK I BLEW IT
    Good joke on us all Mr. W.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
    Last edited by LCSisme; 04-03-2012, 08:58 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

      LOL Who cares what day it is. It's ironically and metaphorically accurate, IMO.

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        Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

        Thank you for creating this. I found the photos to be very well done (not at all photoshop fakey). And of course not only is this a funny joke it is a REALLY good commentary on Disney's recent business practices!

        Outstanding!
        Kevin Crossman
        Disneyland and Disney California Adventure fan
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          Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

          Originally posted by kevdo View Post
          Thank you for creating this. I found the photos to be very well done (not at all photoshop fakey). And of course not only is this a funny joke it is a REALLY good commentary on Disney's recent business practices!

          Outstanding!
          The Disney Parks logo on the final two images required no Photoshop editing at all.
          Werner Weiss
          Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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            Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

            I hope that certain people see how ridiculous their plans are at their logical limits and stop their "Disney Parks"-ization of commodity goods and souvenirs.

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            • #7
              Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

              I was totally buying it!! I was like... "WHAAAAA...!!!". So good! made me laugh a lot!

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                Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                Love it. Just as fun will be booking a "Disney Cruise", and hoping for a good destination.
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                • #9
                  Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                  Great Place to Be.......on April 1st :bow:
                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                  • #10
                    Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                    grrrrrrrr! Had me going for a minute.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                      Werner Weiss = Evil Genius! :lol:

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                      • #12
                        Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                        Awesome article, well done. You forgot the new merchandise bags! Not only do they say "Disney Parks", but they have multiple castles on them, so you can never have to feel like you're having a unique experience again!

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                          Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                          I work graveyard, so it is easy to forget which day it is. Had you not included the April Fools line at the end of this article I would still be steaming. Well played.....

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                          • #14
                            Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                            Don't give 'em any ideas Werner! Happy April Fool's!

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                              Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                              Werner, now THAT'S funny! What's sad, however, is how much of this rings true. I think "One Park" is a big mistake....
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                                Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                                Originally posted by kevdo View Post
                                Thank you for creating this. I found the photos to be very well done (not at all photoshop fakey). And of course not only is this a funny joke it is a REALLY good commentary on Disney's recent business practices!

                                Outstanding!
                                I respectfully disagree. I thought the photoshoppery was subpar at best.
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                                  Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                                  Originally posted by BassBone View Post
                                  I respectfully disagree. I thought the photoshoppery was subpar at best.
                                  Ahh, but you missed the whole point! He didn't have to do ANY Photoshop Magic on any of the merchandise and clothing, or the paper plates, cups, napkins at all the restaurants, or the Popcorn Buckets, Pin Trader Folders...

                                  (Werner might have Shoppped one or two, but that would be because he didn't have the proper imagery needed on hand or easily available - Disney has slapped the Generic "Disney Parks" kludge name/logo on tons of different items - but they don't move nearly as well as the Park Specific items, and get sent to the Outlet Stores where they still don't sell...)

                                  The ONLY good thing about the generic paper goods is to have a backup stock on hand that they can send anywhere if there's a supply snag getting the properly themed goods for a certain park or area - and they don't want to use plain white or generic designs. Other than that, stop this nonsense.

                                  If they keep going with this "Disney Parks Initiative" :!$#%: they might as well do the name changes for real. Including the two Disney Parks in Anaheim, and the ones in France and Tokyo and Shanghai, and all the DVC resorts get the DPR title including the one in Hawaii...

                                  They already let the Brainiacs in Florida determine the projected attendance and the staffing levels necessary for Anaheim for the "One More Disney Day", and we can all look back and see how wonderfully that turned out. They shattered all time attendance levels, BUT...

                                  If not for the grace of all the Annual Passholders who realized what happened (the CM's were severely short-staffed and the park was over-stuffed before the Main Gate finally called a Hard Close) and made a supreme effort to NOT raise a stink about it to the CM's dealing with the crowds, it could have gotten very very ugly indeed.

                                  If they try something like that again -and this time they have all their ducks in a row - they could easily top that record again, and this time everyone (Cast and Guests alike) can have an unqualified blast while doing it.

                                  --<< Bruce >>--
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                                    :bow: You really had me going for a minute.
                                    James

                                    Once a Disney fan, always a Disney fan.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                                      Werner, while I appreciate a good joke just like anyone else, you let the cat out of the bag way too early with your disclaimers. (Hey, haven't we had this discussion before?) Let the joke stand on its own, and let people figger out gradually that they've been taken for a ride. And if they never figure it out, well, what can you do with dumb people???

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Apr. 1, 2012: Walt Disney World Renamed!

                                        Not only fun April Foolery, but brilliant satire to boot!
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