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    Re: Snow White attraction to close???

    Judging by what happened with Toad, I think it is safe to say that the attraction is definitely going to be removed.

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  • Twist1234
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    Originally posted by mikelieman View Post
    When do they take any suggestion seriously?
    If they get flooded with hate they do take it seriously. The best example is Journey into YOUR Imagination . Sure the current version is still one of the worst things to happen to EPCOT but damn it's a lot better then that version.

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    Originally posted by MickeysAttic View Post
    My husband and I live in florida and have gone to WDW on the average, at least 8 times a year for the last 20+ years...we have been able to do less and less rides in the last few years... because of the changes that WDW has done..my vertigo and his neck problems...we have always been sad to see the classic dark rides go.
    Now that we have 3 year old grandchildren we feel like we are in a race to see if they get old enough to enjoy the rides before they are gone forever. The decision to close the classic snow white dark ride because they are going to open the Dwarfs coaster is really upsetting to us, since it being a coaster means it is yet another ride that we will be sitting outside waiting, while our kids and grand children are inside riding it.
    We are actually starting a list of all the attractions at the WDW Parks that we can and can't do...lol. It used to be we only had Space Mountain on the Can't do list...now it is getting quite long and ready to add the Dwarfs Mine to it.
    When my nephew went to WDW the 1st time when he was 7 in the 70's he loved 2k leagues..he went to take his daughters when they were 6 & 7 and he had told them all about what he remembered on that ride and they were excited to see it.
    He was so sad when I told him there was no more 20,000 leagues.
    This is happening more and more at Disney..they keep closing the rides we can do with the grankids and opening new rides that we can't do with them...sort of reverting back to a situation that Walt was trying to avoid...I agree with TodAZ1 who posted...
    "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together." - Walt Disney. "Seems WDW has forgotten that last word."
    As far as a reason to keep both...Grand parents...build the new BUT don't remove the classic..at least we could take them on the old Snow white and then their parents could take them on the new coaster.
    I have to point out the ride isn't the original version and that FL in WDW always lacked the thrill ride element that DLR's FL had since 1959 but I can definitely see your point. When I brought my mother with me on M:S for the first and last time she had a panic attack (screwed up the entire night, we had to put off assisting Illuminations to the next day) and while we were on the bus back to the hotel the only thing I could think of was a big building with a nice calm and inspiring ride inside (if you still don't get it I'm talking about Horizons). So yes in that regard I agree I prefer dark rides to thrill rides (doesn't mean I hate them (as my avatar indicates), Disney s thrill rides always have that special touch).
    Originally posted by goofy donald View Post
    I see your point here Mickeys attic however at the same time they will also open a new experience in the little mermaid that you should be able to ride with your grand kids while removing this one. Also this is not the original classic attraction, that was removed long ago and replaced with a newer version (as said previously).
    Yeah I have to agree about the Little Mermaid but that's counter balanced by the closure of 20k many, many years ago (and lets not mention how painful it must have been for fans to see the thing stand empty for so long). Still it's true if you only consider FL in the recent past FL will gain dark rides, not lose them.

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  • mikelieman
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    When do they take any suggestion seriously?

    That aside. I blame this all on cable tv, the dilution of the tv market, and the subsequent loss of eyeballs watching on Sunday Night when they ran Davy Crockett and all the stuff now in the "Disney Vault", so that the actual appreciation of these stories and characters and settings was developed and reinforced, thereby creating and sustaining a market.

    Now it's all just Pink for Princesses, Green for Fairies, and no-one looks any closer than that anyway.

    Kids. Lawn, Mine. Off.

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  • Witches of Morva
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    ORWEN: Well, I wrote a letter to Disney World about this several months ago and they did reply but it was just one of those standard form letters they always send out--which tells me they didn't take my suggestion seriously.

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  • SpectroMan
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    Is everybody who's upset by this closure writing in to Disney or are we just wasting our breath complaining about it here? Official feedback may be the only hope left...

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  • goofy donald
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    I see your point here Mickeys attic however at the same time they will also open a new experience in the little mermaid that you should be able to ride with your grand kids while removing this one. Also this is not the original classic attraction, that was removed long ago and replaced with a newer version (as said previously).

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  • MickeysAttic
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    My husband and I live in florida and have gone to WDW on the average, at least 8 times a year for the last 20+ years...we have been able to do less and less rides in the last few years... because of the changes that WDW has done..my vertigo and his neck problems...we have always been sad to see the classic dark rides go.
    Now that we have 3 year old grandchildren we feel like we are in a race to see if they get old enough to enjoy the rides before they are gone forever. The decision to close the classic snow white dark ride because they are going to open the Dwarfs coaster is really upsetting to us, since it being a coaster means it is yet another ride that we will be sitting outside waiting, while our kids and grand children are inside riding it.
    We are actually starting a list of all the attractions at the WDW Parks that we can and can't do...lol. It used to be we only had Space Mountain on the Can't do list...now it is getting quite long and ready to add the Dwarfs Mine to it.
    When my nephew went to WDW the 1st time when he was 7 in the 70's he loved 2k leagues..he went to take his daughters when they were 6 & 7 and he had told them all about what he remembered on that ride and they were excited to see it.
    He was so sad when I told him there was no more 20,000 leagues.
    This is happening more and more at Disney..they keep closing the rides we can do with the grankids and opening new rides that we can't do with them...sort of reverting back to a situation that Walt was trying to avoid...I agree with TodAZ1 who posted...
    "We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together." - Walt Disney. "Seems WDW has forgotten that last word."
    As far as a reason to keep both...Grand parents...build the new BUT don't remove the classic..at least we could take them on the old Snow white and then their parents could take them on the new coaster.

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  • Witches of Morva
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    ORDDU: This web footed site is full of much unconfirmed information because sometimes the only alternative is to speculate. So if you're looking for confirmations, you may have to look elsewhere. Since don't like re-runs so you'll have to be content with what we already mentioned.

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  • goofy donald
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    Originally posted by Witches of Morva View Post
    ORDDU: We intend to wait and see, as well, before reaching any conclusions about the dwarf coaster. At the same time we're also expressing opinions based on 'what if's', along with we already know. We hope that there will be many show scenes but we were talking to some men in suits who were walking through Fantasyland about a year ago and they had also said there would only be one show scene for the dwarf coaster. Of course that doesn't mean plans can't change and we certainly expressed our desire for more scenes than just one.
    lol some men in suits............could you expand on that?? the last thing we need right now is more unconfirmed info .

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  • Witches of Morva
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    ORDDU: We intend to wait and see, as well, before reaching any conclusions about the dwarf coaster. At the same time we're also expressing opinions based on 'what if's', along with we already know. We hope that there will be many show scenes but we were talking to some men in suits who were walking through Fantasyland about a year ago and they had also said there would only be one show scene for the dwarf coaster. Of course that doesn't mean plans can't change and we certainly expressed our desire for more scenes than just one.

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  • goofy donald
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    Originally posted by Witches of Morva View Post
    ORDDU: From what art work we have seen there will be but one show scene of the dwarves inside a cave. Most of the ride takes place outdoors. Therefore some of us prefer the current dark ride over the coaster. Again, we don't see why we can't have both the coaster AND the dark ride. That would satisfy a broader spectrum of guests than to just have only one or the other.
    The only artwork that's come out specifically relating to the coaster is the one show scene and the ride vehicles, therefore implying that show scene will be involved however it says nothing about the remainder of the ride. it could go into another indoor section after exiting the mine, they could have show scenes partially covered outdoors, nobody knows what will also be included outside of this so its not right to make assumptions at this point. I still maintain my wait and see attitude and remain hopeful about this increasingly interesting future attraction.

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  • Witches of Morva
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    ORDDU: From what art work we have seen there will be but one show scene of the dwarves inside a cave. Most of the ride takes place outdoors. Therefore some of us prefer the current dark ride over the coaster. Again, we don't see why we can't have both the coaster AND the dark ride. That would satisfy a broader spectrum of guests than to just have only one or the other.

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  • Twist1234
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    Originally posted by goofy donald View Post
    well from the artwork representations, we know that it will be part dark ride part coaster, the question is how much is dark ride and how much is coaster. I hope there will be a good equal balance of both as this could be a one off or the new frontier for the classic dark ride depending on the execution.
    Exactly, plus it adds something that like it or not DL's FL as had for years, a thrill ride (the Matherhorn at DL, sure it doesn't have the same scale but it's something).

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  • goofy donald
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    Originally posted by Twist1234 View Post
    And what if its part coaster and part dark ride?
    well from the artwork representations, we know that it will be part dark ride part coaster, the question is how much is dark ride and how much is coaster. I hope there will be a good equal balance of both as this could be a one off or the new frontier for the classic dark ride depending on the execution.

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  • Twist1234
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    Originally posted by Witches of Morva View Post
    ORDDU: What may make sense to some makes no sense to others. Some of us would rather have the dark ride than the dwarf coaster since the dwarf coaster will most likely turn out to be much ado about nothing and less satisfying than the current dark ride.

    ORWEN: I actually don't mind the addition of the dwarf coaster. I just don't want the dark ride to go away. We ought to be able to have BOTH!
    And what if its part coaster and part dark ride?

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  • Witches of Morva
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    ORDDU: What may make sense to some makes no sense to others. Some of us would rather have the dark ride than the dwarf coaster since the dwarf coaster will most likely turn out to be much ado about nothing and less satisfying than the current dark ride.

    ORWEN: I actually don't mind the addition of the dwarf coaster. I just don't want the dark ride to go away. We ought to be able to have BOTH!

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  • Twist1234
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    Originally posted by Witches of Morva View Post
    ORDDU: Considering how many things Disney management has botched up in the recent past, it's rather difficult to have much faith in their current decisions.

    ORWEN: We do think the New Fantasyland will have some beautiful landscaping. But they need as many attractions as they can get--along with the character meetings and greetings. To take away even one attraction isn't very smart on their part.
    Like it was previously said: there will not be a M&G location in new FL and since they're building a new Snow White ride it makes sense to remove the old one to replace the old M&G location (Mickey's house).

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  • Witches of Morva
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    ORDDU: Considering how many things Disney management has botched up in the recent past, it's rather difficult to have much faith in their current decisions.

    ORWEN: We do think the New Fantasyland will have some beautiful landscaping. But they need as many attractions as they can get--along with the character meetings and greetings. To take away even one attraction isn't very smart on their part.

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  • StaceyDarlingg
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    While on my internship in Fantasyland in Spring 2010, they did a lot of talking about the Fantasyland expansion with us. And I'll admit I've been nervous ever since about what was getting taken away and what would be the face of the "new" Fantasyland. It makes me very sad to see such classics as Snow White hit the road.... and whose to say about what the new rides will be like. But I love our Fantasyland. It's my favorite portion of the entire Kingdom. It's classic and beautiful. It's where I can go to escape and feel like a kid again, and that is why I wanted to work there in the first place and I was lucky enough to get my dream location. I'm so attached to Fantasyland and like most of your I feel a little invaded on, maybe, having them pluck and pull apart the land, but I will say this much..... through all the changes and twists, Disneys never really let me down. It'll be hard not having things that I'm used to, but I'm sure I'll fall in love with the new stuff too Just gotta have faith!

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  • Twist1234
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    Originally posted by Bronco21 View Post
    Wait I thought I read somewhere that the Side shows (or whatever they are called) would be glorified meet and greets for Donald and other characters?
    Source?

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