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Discussion in 'Disney's Animal Kingdom' started by Nick, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Exactly.
     
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    kimlovesfl Rookie

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    What was this cheap thing? I didn't Disney had ANYTHING cheap to do.
     
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    UNIrd Premium Member

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    This sounds great. What's wrong with the parks adding ANYTHING in previously unused/backstage areas, even if it is just dining and retail options?
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Especially when it's much needed.

    Also, a run of the mill flat ride would ruin the authenticity of the area (plus there's not enough room in that area with the train tracks blocking them in).

    And I'd hate for them to waste the plot of land over by the LK theatre on a flat ride.
     
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    Disney's attendance goes up overall for the whole resort every year...I would wager just about anything this will have a very positive impact on attendance in 2017....considering what all DAK is getting I would guess a cars land type rise in attendance
     
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    Because it is just dining and retail options

    In a park that is in desperate need of more attractions
     
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    I agree but with extended hours and higher crowd levels they definitely needed additional food and bev
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    I think several people would argue against this. All figures come from 3rd parties, who are not unbiased.
     
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    well we can only go by the TEA reports as well as the annual and quarterly reports

    bottom line is they needed added dining options for a park that will be extending their hours
     
  10. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    I agree, they need added dining options. i'm saying i don't think disney's going to see a net attendance boost. hell, it didn't even happen when AK opened in 1998.
     
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    Example of Disney's offering less for more over 10 years:

    In 2004, Flame Tree Barbecue Ribs included
    A half ear of corn and baked beans

    In 2006
    A corn muffin and baked beans

    In 2012
    A small container of cole slaw and baked beans

    What's next? A celery stalk and mini pack of velveeta spread?

    It's aggravating.
     
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    They are on the way in about 2-3 years. Forever, I know. But a flat ride would fix nothing.
     
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    I just can't wait until all the walls come down at DAK, it ruins the park for me.
     
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    i look at this addition as something similar to Springfield.... Adding additional food and bev options to help with the expanding crowd levels.... obviously different in popularity but still the same principle
     
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    Next they'll change it to Barbecue Rib (not plural) :pound:
     
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    Good point..and truthfully we are getting an E-ticket(ish) soon...I just hate that Disney continues to make a big deal out of things that are not a big deal..you know they will have a grand opening press event for this where Springfield was an addition is a whirlwind of other things..
     
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    haha good point
    probaby with Joe Rohde leading the way
     
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    I think Joe is gone after Avatar...but that is a discussion for another topic
     
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    Disney hasn't made a big deal out of this at all and I doubt they will. They barely said a word when the new LK Theatre opened and they haven't even officially confirmed this area. I'm not even sure where WDWMagic got the concept art from.
     
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    And why should they? I was shocked when I saw the inside of the LK theater. It's the exact same ugly shack! Not even backrests for the seats added or some theming that reflects the outside.

    So will Avatar not have a plethora of restaurants and shops added to the Soarin clone and the boat ride?
    Africa already has a huge restaurant and a bar that servers more food and drinks per customer then 10 African families will see in a month and there are already plenty of shops. But I guess it's a nice area for after park rent outs or hard ticket events to take place in that square. And maybe the most boring train ride at a Disney park in the World will get a bit more exciting when it travels besides that shopping center.
     
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