Started by lil-shawn, February 16, 2011, 08:59:05 AM
Quote from: "davewasbaloo"Agreed, anything that looks like a fun fair ride does not belong in a Disney park IMHO (I know, they built Paradise Pier at DCA and the stupid carnival area at DAK - fail)
Quote from: "dagobert"I'm happy that it didn't get built. First I don't like the design that much. It's just a bare coaster with two huge structures in the middle and it would look too massive for Discoveryland. SM should be the main building in the land.
QuoteOf course, this massive version of Leonardo da Vinci's astrolabe dates back to the bells-and-whistles version of Discoveryland that WDI originally wanted to build for the Parisian theme park. Back when EuroDisneyland guests were supposed to be able to board miniature versions of the Hyperion at a dirgible station high atop Discovery Mountain and then leisurely float over to Fantasyland."So what happened to that version of Discoveryland?," you ask. When the proposed construction costs of EDL slid north of $2 billion, the Imagineers were asked to pare back their plans for this theme park. Which is why Discoveryland's Orbitron lost most of its fountains, its double-decker load & unload area as well as its elaborate frame. And -- as for all those little Hyperions ... They went the way on the Hindenberg. As in: up in smoke.