Started by Owain, October 30, 2006, 05:02:35 PM
Quote from: "PATMAGIC"That may be, but times have moved on lately and technology improves there is plenty of ways to stop the water from soaking people in the winter and making sure they are soaked in the summer. One thing most other water rides in Europe seem to fail to realise (Valhalla imparticular :lol:) . Also operating and maintaining, dlrp seem to be able to handle autopia, and the storybookland area so I do not see why seasonal closure would be of any problem, if this had to happen. Of course as Baloo said ToT will need to be seen first to determine what does come next and if it is splash what it could possibly be based around.Also I doubt dlrp would create a critter country, it would work fine at the back of Frontierland in its own little area, no need for a new land, nor is there really any space, maybe just a mild retheme. Especially now the Critter Corral seems to be completely empty.Still water rides seem to be becoming ever so popular in Europe, especially as the weather gets hotter with the aid of global warming :wink: . Maybe someday soon it will be time for dlrp to move with the times with their very own fully soaking water attraction.
Quote from: "KittyVogt"I'm still determined to have Pooh Stick Mountain. But I also liked that old school Disney one. How about the muppets?I think the whole problem is that they they already have a generic ride in Frontierland, BTM. Frontierland, in my opinion, is already WAY too generic and not that Disney, it's probably the least Disney land in the park. It's not that I would be really annoyed with a generic ride, I would just be more happy with a cute one. After all, what would seperate it from BTM other than more water?
Quote from: "Alan"Hey, well I found that file I was talking about. Here is a photo of Frontierland at Disneyland Paris, with the plans for Splash Mountain laid over it. I'm not sure how official this is, but it seems to fit in, doesn't it?http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/6665 ... uwdmd6.jpg
Quote from: "KittyVogt"I'm still determined to have Pooh Stick Mountain. But I also liked that old school Disney one. How about the muppets?.
QuoteI think the whole problem is that they they already have a generic ride in Frontierland, BTM. Frontierland, in my opinion, is already WAY too generic and not that Disney, it's probably the least Disney land in the park.
Quote from: "Maarten"Did you understand the concept of Paris' Thunder Mesa storyline? Everything fits in perfectly and is a world on it own. Its a true gem of Imagineering. Frontierland is just as Disney as the rides and buildings that feature the Disney characters. I think you quite underestamate the Disneyland concept when you think that every piece of the park should be cartoonised. Disney is far more then that. Look at Tokyo DisneySea, Epcot or Disney's Animal Kingdom for example. Besides that, Disneyland Resort Paris is often critised by many European themepark fans for being too plastic, American and childish for their taste. I think that turning the least cartoonised land of them all into a new Woody-land won't win over many new fans. Especially when you take in consideration how many resistance there was when (plastic) Buzz kicked out our beloved Timekeeper. :wink: Sorry, thats was a bit offtopic.
Quote from: "Alan"Well, I think everyone's entitled to their own opinion. But in recent years, Disney has favoured using character/cartoon themes for their attractions, instead of characterless generic themes. So using characters in Frontierland isn't too far fetched.
QuoteAnd as for Pooh not fitting into Frontierland, in terms of perfect Imagineering, I guess not. But then, there are MANY examples where Imagineers have put two totally different themes next to each other. Attractions that have nothing in common, yet occupy the same space:- Cars Race Rally facing Crush's Coaster- Finding Nemo Musical next to Expedition Everest- Aladdin's Carpets next to the Tiki Room- Buzz Lightyear near to the Carousel of Progress- Haunted Mansion next to Splash Mountain- Finding Nemo Submarin Voyage next to Matterhorn Bobsleds- Ice Station Cool in Innoventions Plaza
QuoteTheming a ride with existing characters gives Disney a great opportunity to tie it in with merchandise, although I agree that part of the attraction of Frontierland is the continuous storyline of Thunder Mesa.
QuoteBut on the other hand, isn't it a sign on the wall for Disney that recent attractions like Space Mountain- de la Terre a la Lune, Expedition Everest, Soarin', Test Track, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Twiligh Zone Tower of Terror, Mission: Space... (and so on) are succesfull without having a character tie in.