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Discussion in 'Disney's Hollywood Studios' started by Nick, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

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    Just a fun fact for those who might not know: Disney uses plastic aquarium plants to foliage many of their models. The tree of life model used thousands of such plucked leaves. :)
     
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    I'm still so curious where all the money for this project went. So much money spent for what we're getting. It just doesn't add up. And I can't believe there isn't a 2nd spinner ride in the land to balance it out. Other than that I think it will be cute. Just wish all the things that were cut would have stuck.
     
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    Yes, I think the Disney mom's crowd will like the land. It sure seemed like it was value engineered to death though. The original plans weren't a whole lot, but they were more immersive than this fairly bare bones version.
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    You say that the original plans were more, but there really wasn't much. The only big thing we can point to is Woody's Round-up, which likely would've only been a M&G anyway.

    The rockwork would've just been unnecessary imo without actual show scenes on the ride. Sometimes you've just gotta call a spade a spade - Slinky is nothing more than an exposed "junior launch coaster", as Mack describes it.
     
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    I said, "the original plans weren't a whole lot, but they were more immersive than this fairly bare bones version". I was calling a spade a spade in a nice way. :):lol:
     
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    I think Toy Story will benefit from being exposed. Guests won't really be able to overhype themselves before getting on the rides like they will for F&F.
     
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    I was wondering. I was beginning to think Andy was growin' dope.
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Mike and Sully replaced Star-Lord and Groot here:
     
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    Seems like Disney's trying to get people to start learning about who The Eternals are so that they actually might care about a movie.
     
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    So..would this mean that Disney's able to use The Eternals for WDW?
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Almost all of Phase 4 movies can be used by WDW. Black Widow is the only one who CAN'T be used (although they can't use Wanda, either). Doctor Strange, Shang-chi and Eternals can all be used.
     
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    Strange they're doing that -- and ending it -- so far out from the movie's release. Seems like doing it next spring might have been more effective, as that's when the film's marketing will probably begin, but what do I know!
     
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    This is the space where they normally market their new movies. There's nothing to market right now. I assume after Sept. 26, this will turn into a Maleficent 2 exhibit.
     
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    I get all that. It's filler. Timing just seems like they're probably not maximizing the return they might get if they were doing this later in the movie's production timeline.
     
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    This is a very small scale thing to make people just a little more aware of who The Eternals even are. It's very popular next year there's a M&G or something.
     

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