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Bstanley
04-23-2003, 09:40 AM
Rohde, who headed the Disney creative team on the Expedition Everest project, said the ride will be a "fast, freezing" adventure. Although the coaster's top speed will be a relatively modest 55 mph, he said, the thrills will come when riders "fall fast in the darkness and the cold."

Hmm, a combination of Space Mountain + Tower of Terror + Ice Station Cool?

Another Voice
04-23-2003, 12:22 PM
Don’t laugh too hard.

The rumors are saying the amount of “show” on this decorated roller coaster is going to depend 100% on finding a sponsor and how much they are willing to fork over.

MelissathePooh
04-23-2003, 12:26 PM
I can just see it now - a giant Yeti holding a bottle of coca-cola teaching the world to sing!

TripAway2Day
04-23-2003, 12:48 PM
Oh, I thought it was a high-speed adventure through the snow-capped mountain of Everest...

...presented by Cocaine.

txdznydude
04-23-2003, 12:49 PM
Yeti gets replaced by cola drinking polar bear! "Duck, he's going to throw an emtpy at us!" Oooo Thrilling!

KNWVIKING
04-23-2003, 01:04 PM
Official opening of Bashing season: April 23

mitros
04-23-2003, 01:08 PM
:( Personally, my wife and I wouldn't mind if pepsi would sponsor something and get their foot in the door somewhere in WDW. We don't care much for coke and always bring pepsi with us. Yea, I know it will never happen. But this is Disney, after all, and we can dream. :( :rolleyes:

txdznydude
04-23-2003, 03:58 PM
Dr Pepper! My one complaint with Walt Disney World... no Dr Pepper! I always smuggle some in. :)

All Aboard
04-23-2003, 05:00 PM
Personally, my wife and I wouldn't mind if pepsi would sponsor something and get their foot in the door somewhere in WDW. Pepsi used to have a stronghold on Frontierland. I recall them sponsoring the Mile Long Bar (maybe Pecos Bills), and the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. Something buried back in my consciense has the Pepsi and/or Fritos name on the Country Bear Jamboree. I believe I saw that somewhere in my park map collection. Or, have I just lost my mind?

SoonerKate
04-23-2003, 05:14 PM
Dr Pepper! My one complaint with Walt Disney World... no Dr Pepper! I always smuggle some in.

Ha! That's one of my boyfriend's main arguments against Disney World. I always argue back that our college doesn't sell Dr. Pepper anywhere on campus, and he has no problem going there!

I figure that one irrational reason deserves another. ;)

Something buried back in my consciense has the Pepsi and/or Fritos name on the Country Bear Jamboree. I believe I saw that somewhere in my park map collection. Or, have I just lost my mind?

There used to be a Frito stand in Disneyland when I was a little kid -- I remember always wanting frito chili pies from there. So maybe we're both crazy.

KNWVIKING
04-23-2003, 05:53 PM
Yeeck, You are crazy. Here's an idea. For the Grand Opening of M:S, open up a frito chili pie stand just outside the ride que.

Another Voice
04-23-2003, 05:57 PM
Pepsi was one of the long, long time Disney sponsors and used to sponsor more in the parks than Coca-Cola did.

But getting rid of Pepsi was one of the conditions that Coke set for their sponsorship of EPCOT Center. Disney management at the time figured that 'American Adventure' was more important than Casa de Fritos.

Planogirl
04-23-2003, 06:32 PM
OK, so we're stuck with Coke but why are the choices so limited? Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite is usually all there is and it definitely limits the number of overpriced drinks we buy.

EUROPA
04-23-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Planogirl
OK, so we're stuck with Coke but why are the choices so limited?

Less hassle for Disney. You are a captive audience when your there. You’re going to buy a drink regardless so why even worry about carrying Caffeine Free Diet Cherry Lemmon Coke. I'm sure it's more profitable that way.

mitros
04-23-2003, 06:42 PM
:confused: I seem to recall they also had caffene free diet coke in a number of places at Disney, but now the only place I've seen it is at American adventure in world showcase. Anybody see it anyplace else? :confused:

pixiedust519
04-24-2003, 12:23 AM
I was once told by a CM that the reason the parks do not serve Dr. Pepper is because the entire state of Florida does not serve Dr. Pepper!! I guess it's just a regional thing and instead Florida serves alternate drinks such as Mr. Pibb. Can anyone else confirm this?

Alyssa :earsgirl:

Planogirl
04-24-2003, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by EUROPA
Less hassle for Disney. You are a captive audience when your there. You’re going to buy a drink regardless so why even worry about carrying Caffeine Free Diet Cherry Lemmon Coke. I'm sure it's more profitable that way.
Actually we don't. I don't dislike the water like so many other people do so I drink more of it. Good for me, bad for Disney.

I would appreciate something caffeine free too but it's a minor thing.

anotherboardnposter
04-24-2003, 01:05 AM
I can confirm the Mr. Pibb deal...

I was mixing up a "suicide" at a soda fountain in Orlando International, and I couldn't find ANY Dr. Pepper. They did have plenty of Mr. Pibb...

Mr. Pibb reminds me of that one "Simpsons" episode where Bart and Lisa are taken care of by Patty and Selma. One of them mentions Mr. Pibb as one of 2 drink options...since that's all they have.

O/T, but still...

Sincerely,

John "anotherboardnposter" Kilduff

SoonerKate
04-24-2003, 05:43 AM
I was once told by a CM that the reason the parks do not serve Dr. Pepper is because the entire state of Florida does not serve Dr. Pepper!!

What? That's ridiculous -- I've had DP plenty of times in Florida. I wouldn't have been able to get through my college program without it!

mitros
04-24-2003, 07:32 AM
:D Dr Pepper is most positively available here in Florida. It can be had at Pizza hut, Taco Bell, and a lot of convenience stores. It depends on where you are. :D

Bstanley
04-24-2003, 09:09 AM
Dr. Pepper is part of Seven Up, Inc. (which is owned by Schweppes)

That's why you can't get it in the parks.

EUROPA
04-24-2003, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by Bstanley
Dr. Pepper is part of Seven Up, Inc. (which is owned by Schweppes)

That's why you can't get it in the parks.


Errr..not excatly....if you want to read the Dr. Pepper saga check here....

http://omicron.felk.cvut.cz/FAQ/articles/a3839.html


14. Who owns Dr Pepper? I heard it was owned by
Coke/Pepsi/7-Up/etc.?

"Awoodbeach" (awoodbeach@aol.com) put it succinctly when he posted
this answer to alt.fan.dr-pepper on 10/24/97:

"Dr Pepper is owned by Dr Pepper / Seven Up Inc a subsidiary of the
Cadbury PLC trading on the NYSE [as CSG -- Chris F.]. Dr Pepper is
distributed throughout the country by a variety of some very dedicated
bottlers who without them, the Dr Pepper brand would not be where it
is today. Coke, Pepsi, and RC bottlers sell Dr Pepper; it all depends
on who owns the franchise in a specific geographic area. The
breakdown is about 30% Coke, 40% Pepsi, 20% and some who just sell Dr
Pepper......like our friends in Dublin."

KNWVIKING
04-24-2003, 12:14 PM
I never paid much attention to who owns DP, but our local ACME's and Shoprite's usually flip-flop each week the brand of soda- Coke or Pepsi- that will be on sale. DP is always included with the Coke products.

Bstanley
04-24-2003, 12:22 PM
One imagines that the Disney deal was done directly with Coke Corp - not with a local bottler.

I stand by my original statement. Only Coke products will be found in the parks until somebody else 'makes them an offer they can't refuse'.

EUROPA
04-24-2003, 12:49 PM
oh yeah..as far as DR. Pepper goes that is the North American Rights only...Coke owns the rights for the rest of the world.