Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Rumors and News
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-08-2001, 07:36 AM   #1
darla
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: clifton, nj
Posts: 28

From a little blurb on screamscape. Animal kingdom coaster projected date 2004. Lets hope so. Does anyone have anything of interest to say related to this topic. inkbounc
darla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2001, 12:00 PM   #2
wdwguide
Ex Guide Book Author
 
wdwguide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,177

That coaster is supposed to combine the previously planned Dragon Tower and Quest for the Unicorn attractions. If it will be built, it will be located adjacent to Camp Minnie-Mickey. The original location for the coaster is near the Pocahontas show, if I am not mistaken (it's hard interpreting blurry concept art sometimes).

While I hope they'll prove me wrong, I find it unlikely that they will build a whole Beatly Kingdom land as originally planned, although it would make lots of sense to get this project greenlighted ASAP. AK's attendance continues to drop, and the longer Disney waits to add to the park, the harder it will be to make up the money lost in the meantime.
__________________
The WDWGuide

GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wdwguide is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-09-2001, 10:47 AM   #3
DOPEY44
Earning My Ears
 
DOPEY44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Swarthmore, Pa.
Posts: 58

Thumbs down

A coaster in Animal Kingdom isn't a good idea. There are other projects more suitable for AK than that. No matter how you build it, a coaster will add unnecessary noise
that will upset the animals and birds, unless built inside a building.
DOPEY44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2001, 11:05 AM   #4
wdwguide
Ex Guide Book Author
 
wdwguide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,177

I doubt that the animals would be the slightest bit bothered by a roller coaster in that area. Chances are that you wouldn't even be able to hear it from the Oasis - steel coasters are typically pretty silent.
Tarzan Rocks, on the other hand, can clearly be heard in several of the animal habitats, with no visible effects.

Even if you were able to hear the coaster, I doubt that these animals would be significantly bothered by it, after seeing some 8 million noisy people pass by them each year.

Take Epcot for instance. Illuminations is definitely MUCH louder than a coaster, and they don't seem to be too bothered by it. The wild ones just gather around the side of the lagoon, and the captive ones don't really do anything.
__________________
The WDWGuide

GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wdwguide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2001, 03:36 PM   #5
Mousekateer55
DIS Veteran
 
Mousekateer55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 732

I think it would be very likely that Disney will build an indoor roller coaster, with the two currently running in the other two parks. It could be themed up like them too. If they do make one like that, it will be different in its own way though (especially the train model).
__________________
Minnesota Twins Magic # is: 27
Mousekateer55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2001, 04:22 PM   #6
MikePezz
1,000th happy haunt
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 104

In the press releases for the Hong Kong Disney Park, there was mention of a indoor roller coaster to be placed in 'Adventureland' where visitors would travel through the jungle at night. This could be easily transplanted into AK.
MikePezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2001, 01:50 PM   #7
JeffJewell
DIS Veteran
 
JeffJewell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Greenville, SC, USA
Posts: 793

The likelyhood...

...is that a new coaster in any existing Disney-funded park will be indoors.

Theming for indoor coasters like R'n'RC (basically neon and paint) is much cheaper than that for outdoor coasters like Big Thunder (had to build mountains for that one).

Unless, of course, they try to duck any real theming altogether by calling "roadside carnival" a "theme." Oh wait, they're already doing that...

I share wdwguide's doubt that Beastly Kingdom will ever be built as a "land."

Jeff
JeffJewell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.